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Australian Gold Star Race

Mallala, 13 Oct 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Garrie Cooper Elfin 600C [6908] - Repco V8
#2 Elfin Sports Cars
61:27.6
2 Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco V8
#7 Geoghegan Racing Division
62:20.4
3 Max Stewart (ANF2) 1.6-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V
#6 Alec Mildren Racing
45
4 Kevin Bartlett (Tasman) 1.9-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Waggott TC4V
#1 Alec Mildren Racing
45
5 Jack Bono (ANF2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam
#49 Graham Collier (see note 1)
44
6 John Ampt (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6756] - Ford twin cam
#28 John Ampt
42
7 Ray Lewis (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [628] - Ford
#63 Ray Lewis
42
R Henk Woelders (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6806] - Ford twin cam
#11 Bill Patterson Motors
41 engine
R Niel Allen (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA
#3 Niel Allen Racing (see note 2)
40 engine
R Clive Millis (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rennmax BN2 - Ford
#50 Clive Millis Motors
35
R Alfredo Costanzo (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/1] - Cosworth FVA
#8 Argo Racing (see note 3)
30
R Jimmy W Orr (ANF3) Austin Special
#84 Jimmy Orr
20
R John Harvey Brabham BT23E [1] - Repco 830 V8
#4 Bob Jane Racing (see note 4)
15 engine
R Johnnie Walker (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6907] - Ford twin cam
#25 Gilbert Motor Bodies
3 lost wheel

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Kevin Bartlett (Tasman) 1.9-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Waggott TC4V 1m 10.1s
2 Garrie Cooper (Tasman) 2.5-litre Elfin 600C [6908] - Repco V8 1m 10.2s
3 Niel Allen (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA 1m 10.6s
4 John Harvey (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23E [1] - Repco 830 V8 1m 10.7s
5 Max Stewart (ANF2) 1.6-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V 1m 11.1s
6 Alfredo Costanzo (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/1] - Cosworth FVA 1m 12.2s
7 Leo Geoghegan (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco V8 1m 12.3s
8 Henk Woelders (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6806] - Ford twin cam 1m 13.2s
9 Jack Bono (ANF2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam 1m 20.2s
10 Ray Lewis (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [628] - Ford 1m 21.6s
11 Jimmy W Orr (ANF3) Austin Special 1m 29.9s
12 John Ampt (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6756] - Ford twin cam 1m 30.7s
13 Clive Millis (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Rennmax BN2 - Ford 1m 32.0s
14 Johnnie Walker (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6907] - Ford twin cam NTT

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] (Jack Bono): Sold via Brabham's Australian agent Alec Mildren Pty Ltd to David Walker, and raced by Walker in 1963, 1964 and early 1965. Raced by Ralph Sach in 1965 then a Mildren entry with a 1500cc Ford twin cam for Frank Gardner and Kevin Bartlett during the 1965/66 season. To Competition Cars (Aust) for Mike Champion in the 1966 and 1967 Gold Star seasons, then to Brian Page for 1968. Entered by Graham Collier for Jack Bono in 1969. Through Australian owners Chris Farrell 1971, James Crawford 1973, Greg Kinlin 1977 and Graham Healey 1984 to Bryan Miller 1984 who restored it to Alec Mildren late 1965 spec with Ford twin-cam and raced extensively. To Colin Haste (Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia) 1998 and raced extensively in Australian Formula Junior Association events.
  2. McLaren M4A [M4A/2] (Niel Allen): Entered by John Coombes for Piers Courage in F2 in 1967. Crashed at Brands Hatch in August 1967 and believed to have been rebuilt on a new tub before its next race at Albi four weeks later, but Autosport makes no mention of a rebuild nor of it being a new car. Raced by Piers Courage in the 1968 Tasman series. Sold to Niel Allen and raced in Australian events in 1968 until Allen crashed heavily at Lakeside in July, reportedly requiring another new tub to be fabricated. Raced again by Allen in 1969, then to Pat Burke for drivers Len Goodwin 1970-71 and Warwick Brown 1971. Sold by Burke and Peter Malloy to Erol Richardson but bought back by Pat Burke around 1982. Restored by Molloy for Burke and retained until sold to John Hugenholtz. To David Coplowe (England) by 1994. Raced in the HSCC Historic Formula Racing Car Championship in 1995. Still being raced by Coplowe in 2010 but not seen since. Reported to have been sold by Coplowe around 2012 but new owner unknown.
  3. McLaren M4A [M4A/1] (Alfredo Costanzo): Entered by Bruce McLaren Motor Racing for Bruce McLaren in F2 in 1967. Sold to Jim Palmer (NZ) 1968, then to Tony Osborne's Argo Racing in Australia July 1968, driven by Peter Macrow in 1968 and then Alfredo Costanzo from 1968 to 1971. To Ken Hastings mid-1971, who swapped the FVA for a Ford twin-cam for 1972, and the to John Sheppard August 1973. Fitted with a 1300cc Toyota Corolla engine by Geoff Kennett 1974. Later Tony Armstrong (Victoria, Australia) in November 1982 and rebuilt around 1985. At Christie's Melbourne auction 1990 where it was sold to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA). It emained in Valdez' collection for many years, until sold to a UK consortium in 2017.
  4. Brabham BT23E [1] (John Harvey): Built for Jack Brabham to use in the 1968 Tasman series and fitted with a 2.5-litre Repco V8. Sold to Bob Jane Racing but crashed by John Harvey in practice at Bathurst in April. Crashed again by Allan Moffat in practice at Sandown Park in September. For Harvey again in the 1969 Australian Gold Star, the 1970 Tasman series (Warwick Farm and Sandown Park only) and for the first race of the 1970 Australian Gold Star (won at Symmons Plains March 1970). Then sold to Bob 'Woody' Curran and fitted with a Ford twin cam for ANF2 racing in Tasmania from 1971 to 1977. From Curran to David Madrers in the early 1980s and started restoration before selling to Bill Marshall in 1983 who completed the restoration and used it in historic racing in Australia. Then sold via Ray Delaney (Melbourne, Australia) to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA) in late 1990, and remained in his collection for many years, until sold to a UK consortium in 2017.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

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