South Pacific Trophy
Longford, 5 Mar 1967
|1||Jack Brabham||Brabham BT23A  - Repco 640 V8
(see note 1)
|28||1h 03m 25.6s
|2||Jim Clark||(Tasman) 2-litre Lotus 33 [R14] - Climax FWMV V8
||28||1h 04m 20.4s
|3||Chris Irwin||(Tasman) 2.1-litre BRM P261  - P111 V8
||28||1h 05m 03.4s
|4||Frank Gardner||Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
(see note 2)
|28||1h 05m 32.7s
|5||Kevin Bartlett||Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4
|6||John Harvey||(Tasman) 1.86-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-1-65(I)] - Ford
|R||Jackie Stewart||(Tasman) 2.1-litre BRM P261  - P111 V8
|R||Denis Hulme||Brabham BT22 [F1-1-64] - Repco 640 V8
|R||Spencer Martin||Brabham BT11A [IC-4-64] - Climax FPF 4
|DNS||Leo Geoghegan||Lotus 39 [R12] - Climax FPF 4
||Did not start
All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.
|Qualifying information not available|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT23A  (Jack Brabham): Built for Jack Brabham to use in the 1967 Tasman series and fitted with a 2.5-litre Repco 640 V8. Brabham won the last race of the series at Longford in March. The car was then sold to David McKay's Scuderia Veloce and entered for driver Greg Cusack in the 1967 Australian Gold Star. Cusack finished second in the series having won the Gold Star round at Symmons Plains in November, and two weeks later also took the Australian Hill Climb Championship in the car. Cusack then raced the BT23A in the Australian rounds of the 1968 Tasman series but was injured when he crashed at Longford in March, and decided to retire. Although extensively damaged, the car was repaired and Phil West took over the drive for the 1968 Gold Star, starting with victory at Bathurst on Easter Monday. The Brabham was then sold to Brian Page, who used it in Gold Star and regional events during 1969. After being missig for a couple of seasons, the Brabham was mentioned again in 1972 when Monarch-Ford racer Alan Stewart was said to have it for ANF2. At some point the car was crashed, and the rear of the chassis was replaced. Acquired by Peter Simms (Kurrajong, NSW Australia) in January 1980, restored and raced for the first time at Amaroo in August 1984. Raced in Australian historics by Simms for many years.
- Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] (Frank Gardner): John Coombs entered this Brabham BT16 for Graham Hill in 1965, fitted with a BRM P71 engine. Hill continued to race it in the early part of 1966 after which it was then refitted with a 2.5-litre Climax FPF and taken to Australia by Frank Gardner to be used in Tasman racing. Gardner won first time out at a Gold Star race at Warwick Farm in December 1966 and then raced it in the 1967 Tasman series as part of Alec Mildren's team. After the series it was acquired by Niel Allen who planned to race it himself but instead entered it for Fred Gibson in 1967 and again in early 1968 before it was sold to Col Green in mid-1968. Retained by Green for three seasons and then sold in mid-1971 to Neil Rear (Perth, Western Australia), who raced it at Waneroo Park in 1972. In 1973, it was fitted with a Cosworth 1600 engine and at the end of that season, Rear sold it to Colin Hall, who planned to fit a Lotus twin cam, but continued to drive his Macon instead. Rear raced the car again in early 1974, before clouting the barrier in a race at Wanneroo in April 1974. The Brabham passed through various owners until acquired by photographer Julian Cowan. Sold via Bonhams to Rob McMillan (Sydney, NSW, Australia) and rebuilt on a replica chassis for historic racing, the original chassis being cut up and scrapped.
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