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Warwick Farm "100"

Warwick Farm, 16 Feb 1964

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jack Brabham Brabham BT7A [IC-2-63] - Climax FPF 4
#2 Ecurie Vitesse
45 1hr 13m 45.1s
2 Bruce McLaren Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] - Climax FPF 4
#10 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing (see note 1)
45 1hr 13m 45.5s
3 Tim Mayer Cooper T70 [FL-2-64] - Climax FPF 4
#11 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing (see note 2)
45 1hr 13m 56.9s
4 Graham Hill Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4
#1 Scuderia Veloce (see note 3)
45 1hr 14m 09.1s
5 Denis Hulme Brabham BT4 [IC-2-62] - Climax FPF 4
#3 Ecurie Vitesse (see note 4)
45 1hr 14m 41.6s
6 Bib Stillwell Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4
#6 B.S. Stillwell (see note 5)
45 1hr 15m 05.6s
7 Tony Shelly Lola Mk4A [BRGP-44] - Climax FPF 4
#14 A. Shelley
45 1hr 15m10.3s
8 Lex Davison Cooper T62 ["CTA/BM/2"] - Climax FPF 4
#8 Ecurie Australie
45 1hr 15m 17.2s
9 Leo Geoghegan (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-11] - Ford
#20 Total Team
44
10 Jim Palmer Cooper T53 ["F2-13-58"] - Climax FPF 4
#12 J. Palmer
44
11 Greg Cusack (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-15-63] - Ford
#15 Scuderia Veloce (see note 6)
43
12 Rex Flowers (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 20B [20-J-953] - Ford pushrod
#22 R. Flowers
43
13 Frank Gardner (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-9-63] - Ford twin cam
#16 Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd
(see note 7)
43
R Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford
#21 Glyn Scott Motors
39 oil pressure
R John Youl Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4
#5 John Youl
39 crown wheel
R Charlie Smith (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [625] - Ford
#19 C.G. Smith
31 engine
R Frank Matich Brabham BT7A [IC-1-63] - Climax FPF 4
#4 Total Team
16 chassis
R Jack Hunnam (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [6316] - Ford
#18 Jack Hunnan Motors
10 engine
R Dave Walker (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford
#17 D. Walker (see note 8)
5 gearbox
R Arnold Glass (Tasman) 1.7-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-24] - Ford
#23 Capitol Motors
1 electrics

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Frank Matich (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT7A [IC-1-63] - Climax FPF 4 1m 37.0s 1m 37.0s
2 Denis Hulme (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-2-62] - Climax FPF 4 1m 37.5s 1m 37.2s
3 Jack Brabham (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT7A [IC-2-63] - Climax FPF 4 1m 38.7s 1m 37.2s
4 Graham Hill (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] - Climax FPF 4 1m 38.1s 1m 37.7s
5 Bruce McLaren (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] - Climax FPF 4 1m 37.9s 1m 37.7s
6 Tim Mayer (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T70 [FL-2-64] - Climax FPF 4 1m 38.3s 1m 37.9s
7 John Youl (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T55 [F1-10-61] - Climax FPF 4 1m 40.7s 1m 38.1s
8 Lex Davison (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T62 ["CTA/BM/2"] - Climax FPF 4 1m 39.4s 1m 38.8s
9 Leo Geoghegan (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-11] - Ford 1m 38.9s 1m 39.5s
10 Bib Stillwell (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4 1m 39.3s 1m 38.9s
11 Frank Gardner (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-9-63] - Ford twin cam 1m 39.7s 1m 41.2s
12 Jim Palmer (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cooper T53 ["F2-13-58"] - Climax FPF 4 1m 40.7s 1m 39.9s
13 Greg Cusack (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-15-63] - Ford 1m 42.7s 1m 40.0s
14 Tony Shelly (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lola Mk4A [BRGP-44] - Climax FPF 4 1m 41.3s 1m 40.0s
15 Glyn Scott (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford 1m 41.0s -
16 Dave Walker (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford 1m 44.9s 1m 42.0s
17 Jack Hunnam (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [6316] - Ford 1m 46.6s 1m 42.8s
18 Charlie Smith (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [625] - Ford 1m 43.5s 1m 42.8s
19 Arnold Glass (Tasman) 1.7-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-24] - Ford 1m 44.1s 1m 43.1s
20 Rex Flowers (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 20B [20-J-953] - Ford pushrod 1m 43.4s 1m 43.3s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] (Bruce McLaren): New for Tim Mayer to drive as a Bruce McLaren Motor Racing entry in the 1964 Tasman Cup. Mayer finished second at Levin and Teretonga, and third at Pukekohe. For Warwick Farm, he swapped cars with team leader Bruce McLaren and McLarne took FL-1-64 to second place at Warwick Farm and at Longford, winning the Tasman Championship by six points from his great rival Jack Brabham, Retained for the 1965 Tasman Cup to be driven by Phil Hill but raced by McLaren at Pukekohe after he damged his new T79 in the Heat. Hill toook three podium finishes in this car. Sold to Bill Patterson and entered for John McDonald in Australian Gold Star events in 1965, in the 1966 Tasman series and in Gold Star again in 1966. Sold to Don O'Sullivan in 1967 and raced in event in Western Australia, primarily at Caversham, by O'Sullivan in 1967 and by Gordon Stephenson in 1968. Sold to Ken Jones in 1969, then Ken Barnard in 1970 and then Richard Berryman in 1974. Remained with Richard Berryman until 1985 when it passed to his son Adam Berryman (Melbourne, Australia). An extensive restoration began in 2001 which was finally completed in early 2010. Raced by Adam in the NZ Motor Racing Festival in January 2010, at Winton in August 2010, and at Phillip Island and the Australian Grand Prix historic demonstration in 2011. Now numbered FL/2/64.
  2. Cooper T70 [FL-2-64] (Tim Mayer): New for Bruce McLaren to drive as a Bruce McLaren Motor Racing entry in the 1964 Tasman Cup. Bruce won at Pukekohe, Wigram and Teretonga Park in New Zealand but for the Warwick Farm race, he swapped cars with teammate Tim Mayer. Mayer was third at Warwick Farm and retired from the next race at Lakeside. During practice for the final round, at Longford, Mayer spun and his car hit a tree, killing him instantly. The car was destroyed in the accident.
  3. Brabham BT4 [IC-1-62] (Graham Hill): New for Jack Brabham to drive at the November 1962 Australian GP. Used by Brabham in the New Zealand Internationals in January 1963, winning at Levin, then sold to Dave McKay's Scuderia Veloce for the Australian International races the following month. Raced by Graham Hill for McKay in the 1964 Tasman series, winning the Longford race in March. To Len Southward's Lesco Racing Team for Kerry Grant to drive during the 1964/65 season, and for Neil Whittaker in 1965/66. Sold to John McCormack (Glenelg, South Australia) and raced on through the next three seasons. From McCormack to John Blanden (Adelaide, South Australia) in 1978 and extensively rebuilt. To Ken Messenger (Adelaide) March 1982, then to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA) in 1986, and remained in his collection for many years, until sold to a UK consortium in 2017.
  4. Brabham BT4 [IC-2-62] (Denis Hulme): New for Jack Brabham to drive in the Australian Internationals in February 1963. Then left with Repco over the Australian winter and used by Denny Hulme in the 1964 Tasman series. Sold to veteran Australian Lex Davison for the 1964 Australian Gold Star but heavily damaged in the accident that took Davison's life at Sandown Park early 1965. Sold with all Davison's equipment to Wally Mitchell and some parts used in the RM1 sports car in which Mitchell was later killed. The frame of the Brabham was not used in the RM1 and this was sold to Fred Wheelhouse and rebuilt as a complete car. Owned by David Sternberg in Tasmania in 1968 and probably the car owned by David Powell in Tasmania in 1969. Then unknown until reported to be owned by Austin Miller (Launceston, Tasmania) in 1983. Still with Miller in 1995 but by 2000 it had moved to the UK and was owned by John Coombs, who sold it to Frank Sytner. Raced by Sytner from 2001 to 2008 and then sold to David Jacobs (Boulder, CO) and raced in the US until sold to Terry Rush in New Zealand in February 2011.
  5. Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] (Bib Stillwell): New to Bib Stillwell for the Australian Internationals in February 1963. Used by Stillwell to win the 1963 Australian Gold Star and then, having acquired the 2.7-litre engine from Jack Brabham's BT4, he won the Gold Star again in 1964. Sold to Bill Thomasen in New Zealand and used in NZ Gold Star in 1964/65 before it was sold to Ecurie Palm Court who ran it for Ian Green and John Riley in late-season 1964/65 races and in Australian Gold Star races in August 1965. To Robbie Francevic in time for the 1965/66 NZ season and then quickly sold again, this time to Syd Jensen. Jenson leased it to Jim Boyd for the 1967 Internationals and then sold it to Bryan Faloon in March 1967. Raced and crashed many times by Faloon before he joined the Rorstan team for 1969/70 and the BT4 was finally retired. Sold by Faloon's estate to David Manton in 1981, then to Richard Hook (Auckland, NZ), who restored the car to its original Tasman specification and used it in historic racing in 1990. Then through four other historic racers until bought by the Minshaw family in 2005. Raced by Jason Minshaw from 2005 onwards.
  6. Brabham BT6 [FJ-15-63] (Greg Cusack): Sold to Greg Cusack for Australian Formula Junior in 1963, probably via Brabham's new Australian agent Alec Mildren Pty Ltd. Fitted with a 1500cc Ford engine for Australian national racing in 1964 then sold to Kurt Keller near the end of the year. Next seen early 1966,raced by Paul Bolton. Reappeared again in mid-1967 now back in 1100cc form for ANF2 and raced by Henk Woelders. Sold to Jon Davison, son of the late Lex Davison, for 1969 and raced by him for two more seasons. According to John Blanden's 'Historic Racing Cars in Australia, it was sold in 1970 to Harry and Val Forde and retained by them until 1999 when it was sold to Peter Johnson (Sydney). Raced by Johnson in historic FJ racing in Australia. Sold in 2010 to Tony Simmons (Sydney) and taken to the UK in 2011 for HSCC events and the Goodwood Revival.
  7. Brabham BT6 [FJ-9-63] (Frank Gardner): Brabham Racing Organisation for Denny Hulme in Formula Junior in 1963. To Alec Mildren Racing, fitted with a 1500cc Ford twin cam engine and raced in Australian national racing by Frank Gardner in 1964. To Roly Levis in November 1964 for New Zealand racing in 1965 and 1966. Entered by Levis for Bill Stone in 1966/67 then sold to Stone who raced it again in 1967/68. Sold to Gerald 'Jiggs' Alexander in September 1968 and raced in the 1968/69 and 1969/70 seasons, after which Alexander stripped the car with the intention of restoring it. However, it remained in this state until 1999 when it was sold to Ian McDonald (Australia) who restored the car and ran it in Australian historic racing from 2001 onwards. Sold to Ed Holly (Sydney, Australia) in July 2006 and raced in the Tasman Revival series from 2006/07 to 2012/13.
  8. Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] (Dave Walker): 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.

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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