South Pacific Trophy

Longford, 7 Mar 1966

1 Jackie Stewart (Tasman) 1.9-litre BRM P261 [2614] - P60 V8
#3 Owen Organisation
27 62m 55.4s
2 Graham Hill (Tasman) 1.9-litre BRM P261 [2616] - P60 V8
#2 Owen Organisation
27 64m 01.6s
3 Jack Brabham Brabham BT19 [F1-1-65] - Repco 620 V8
#4 Ecurie Vitesse S.A.
27 64m 28.7s
4 Jim Palmer Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4
#11 Jim Palmer
27 64m 32.2s
5 Spencer Martin Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4
#7 Scuderia Veloce
27 64m 35.2s
6 Frank Gardner Brabham BT11A [IC-2-64] - Climax FPF 4
#14 Alec Mildren Racing P/L (Reserve Car)
7 Jim Clark Lotus 39 [R12] - Climax FPF 4
#1 Team Lotus
R John McDonald Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] - Climax FPF 4
#9 Bill Patterson Motors Pty Ltd
(see note 1)
T Frank Gardner (Tasman) Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Maserati
#14 Alec Mildren Racing P/L
(Only used in practice)
DNA Don O'Sullivan Cooper T53 - Climax FPF 4
#15 F.D. O'Sullivan (see note 2)
Did not arrive
  Don Fraser Cooper T53 [F1-2-61] - BRM s4
#6 Donald Gordon Fraser (see note 3)
On entry list

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Cooper T70 [FL-1-64] (John McDonald): 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 McLaren then 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 prior to the Internationals in February 1967, but he failed to qualify at Lakeside or at Warwick Farm. O'Sullivan then raced it in Western Australia, primarily at Caversham, in 1967. It was sold to Gordon Stephenson (Perth, WA) in February 1968 and he raced it eight times that season. In March 1969, he sold it to Ken Jones (Hamilton Hill, WA), and it passed from Jones to Ken Barnard (Sydney, NSW). Barnard sold it to Richard Berryman (Melbourne, Victoria) in 1974. Remained with Richard Berryman until 1985 when it passed to his son Adam Berryman (Melbourne, Victoria). 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 T53 (Don O'Sullivan): After Don O'Sullivan wrecked his Cooper T53 F1-5-61 at Warwick Farm in February 1966, he was back out just two weeks later in what appears to have been a completely different car. His new car was shaped like a 1961 T55 or T58, not a 1960 T53, and photographs of it appear to show features unique to the Cooper T58. After retiring on his debut in the car at the Sandown Park Cup, he took it back to Western Australia and raced it at Caversham later in 1966 and in early 1967. O'Sullivan then bought a Cooper T70, and this older car was raced by mechanic Jaime Gard later in 1967. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Cooper T53 [F1-2-61] (Don Fraser): Built for 1961 season. Yeoman Credit Racing (Reg Parnell Racing) 1961 for Roy Salvadori in F1. To Lex Davison (Australia) 1962 and crashed at Longford. Replaced by Jack Brabham's spare car 'F2-17-60'. F1-2-61 was sold damaged to Don Fraser (Australia) 1963, who rebuilt it with a 2.5-litre BRM engine and raced it from 1965 onwards. To Tony Osborne (Australia) 1976. To Don Thallon (Brisbane, Australia) May 1999 and used in historic racing. Raced by Thallon at Zandvoort in 2014 alongside Wulf Goetze's 'F1-1-61' and then returned to Australia.


Note that 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' published results.

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