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Lady Wigram Trophy

Wigram, 21 Jan 1967

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jim Clark (Tasman) 2-litre Lotus 33 [R14] - Climax FWMV V8
#6 Team Lotus
44 63m 34.1s
95.52 mph
2 Richard Attwood (Tasman) 2.1-litre BRM P261 [2616] - P111 V8
#1 Owen Motor Racing Organisation
44 63m 51.0s
3 Denis Hulme Brabham BT22 [F1-1-64] - Repco 640 V8
#3 Jack Brabham Racing
43
4 Frank Gardner Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
#7 Alec Mildren (see note 1)
42
5 Kevin Bartlett Brabham BT11A [IC-3-64] - Climax FPF 4
#8 Alec Mildren
41
6 Roly Levis (NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT18 [AM168] - Ford twin cam
#12 Levis Racing Team
40
7 Jim Boyd Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] - Climax FPF 4
S H Jensen (see note 2)
40
8 Bill Stone (NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-9-63] - Ford twin cam
#24 Levis Racing Team (see note 3)
39
9 "Red" Dawson Brabham BT7A [IC-1-63] - Climax FPF 4
#5
39
10 Grahame Harvey (NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-12-63] - Ford twin cam
#16 (see note 4)
38
11 John Weston (NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT2 ["FJ-13-62"] - Ford twin cam
#36 (see note 5)
36
12 Graeme Lawrence (NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT18 [AM144] - Ford twin cam
#14 Lawrence Motors
36
13 Jack Brabham Brabham BT23A [1] - Repco 640 V8
#4 Jack Brabham Racing (see note 6)
34
14 Dennis Marwood Cooper T66 [F1-6-63] - Climax FPF 4
#18 Ecurie Rothmans
13 engine
15 Laurence Brownlie (NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-4-63] - Ford twin cam
#20 (see note 7)
gearbox
R Dene Hollier (NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-FM-24/25] - Ford twin cam
#19 Dene Hollier Ltd
18 ignition
R Jim Palmer Brabham BT22 [IC-1-66] - Climax FPF 4
#41 Jim Palmer Motor Racing
15 crankshaft
R Don Macdonald (NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT10 [IC-6-64] - Ford twin cam
#29 (see note 8)
8 overheating
R Jackie Stewart (Tasman) 2.1-litre BRM P261 [2614] - P111 V8
#2 Owen Motor Racing Organisation
5 accident
DNS Peter Yock (NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT6 [FJ-18-63] - Ford twin cam
#63 (see note 9)
Did not start
DNS Paul Bolton Brabham BT7A [IC-2-63] - Climax FPF 4
Did not start
DNA Ken Sager (NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-9-65] - Ford twin cam
#15 (see note 10)
Did not arrive
DNA Ian Arbuthnott (NZ 1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 20B [20-J-953] - Ford pushrod
#23
Did not arrive
DNA Kerry Grant Brabham BT11A [IC-2-64] - Climax FPF 4
#27
Did not arrive

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] (Frank Gardner): John Coombes 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 to Neil Rear (Perth, Western Australia) and raced by him 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. The Brabham passed through various owners until acquired by photographer Julian Cowan. Sold via Bonhams to Rob McMillan (Sydney, Australia) and rebuilt on a replica chassis for historic racing, the original chassis being cut up and scrapped.
  2. Brabham BT4 [IC-3-62] (Jim Boyd): 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.
  3. Brabham BT6 [FJ-9-63] (Bill Stone): 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.
  4. Brabham BT6 [FJ-12-63] (Grahame Harvey): Denis O'Sullivan in Formula Junior in 1963. Retained for Formula 3 in 1964, now entered by Baldyne Engineering. Appears to have moved to Motor Racing Stables after O'Sullivan acquired at F2 Brabham BT10 around August 1964 and was raced by John Tomlinson at Brands Hatch 13 Sep 1964. Sold to Ken Sager and fitted with a 1500cc Ford engine for New Zealand racing in 1965 and 1966. During its time in New Zealand, it was often referred to as a 1964 car, implying a BT9. Sold to Grahame Harvey mid-1966 and retained for 1967. Then to Tim Bailey and fitted with a 1500cc Fiat engine for 1968. To Brian Pellow for 1969, still with the Fiat. Retained by Pellow for 1970, but now with a 1600cc Ford. This car was sold to Frank Gilbert (Auckland) and raced as a Formula Ford for two seasons. Graham Vercoe's book 'Historic Racing cars of New Zealand' claims that the car was a BT9, and that a replica frame was built by Pellow and that it was the replica frame that became the Formula Ford. Writing in 1991, he said that the original 'BT9' frame was owned by John Wigston.
  5. Brabham BT2 ["FJ-13-62"] (John Weston): Believed to be the "interim" car raced by Denis Hulme at the Boxing Day Brands Hatch 1962. Probably FJ-1-63 but given by recent owners as 'FJ-13-62'. Raced by Roy James in Formula Junior 1963 then to Mike Lawlor 1964 and entered for John Miles in Formula 3. Entered by Speedwell Engineering for Miles in a couple of early 1965 races. To Ray Thackwell (New Zealand) and fitted with a 1500cc Ford twin cam for New Zealand racing in the 1965/66 season. To John Weston for 1966/67 and then to Graham McRae for 1967/68. McRae used the engine and gearbox in his late-1968 McRae twin cam, and may also have used the suspension and uprights. According to David McKinney, the BT2 was rebuilt by Jack Oakley, who fitted with a Ford pushrod engine and VW gearbox. Whether this car was raced by Oakley in 1969 remains unclear, as Oakley also acquired the McRae. The car was acquired by the Southward Museum around 1979 and was restored by John Rapley (Paraparumu) in 1987. The restored car used a new frame built by Peter Bruin, and the original frame remained with Rapley. Used by Rapley in historic events, starting at Manfeild in November 1987 where it was fitted with a 1500cc Ford pushrod engine. Remained in Rapley's hands until 2017, when the car was stolen. It was recovered in September 2018, but in the meantime the original frame had been passed back to the Southward Museum, who were building another car from it. How these two cars will coexist remains uncertain.
  6. Brabham BT23A [1] (Jack Brabham): Built for Jack Brabham to use in the 1967 Tasman series and fitted with a 2.5-litre Repco V8. Won at Longford in March. Sold to David McKay's Scuderia Veloce and entered for Greg Cusack to drive in the 1967 Australian Gold Star and the 1968 Tasman, but Cusack was injured when he crashed at Longford in March 1968, and decided to retire. The car was extensively damaged, but was repaired and Phil West took over the drive for the 1968 Gold Star, starting with victory at Bathurst on Easter Monday. Then sold to Brian Page and used in Gold Star and regional events. Mentioned again in 1972 when Monarch-Ford racer Alan Stewart was said to have it for ANF2. Crashed at some point and the rear of the chassis 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.
  7. Brabham BT6 [FJ-4-63] (Laurence Brownlie): Rodney Banting Formula Junior 1963. Then observed by Formula 1 Register member John Thompson to be the car entered by Janspeed Engineering for Clive Baker (Torquay) in Formula 3 in 1964. Sold to Graeme Lawrence and fitted with a 1500cc Ford twin cam for New Zealand racing in 1965 and 1966. To Laurence Brownlie for 1967, then Tony Batchelor for 1968, then hillclimbed Roy Lyme in 1969. According to Graham Vercoe, this car was crashed badly by Lyme at Pukekohe and rebuilt by Warner Collins. It then went to William Smith and was raced as a BT15 in 1970, then Eric Anderson in 1971, then Bernard Milray as a Formula Ford in 1976; and was bought by Wayne Rogers in 1982. Rogers restored it to Formula Junior specification and ran it at Pukekohe in December 1983. It was bought by Paul Higgins in 1988 who retained it until March 2001, when he sold it to Rob Hands in Australia. Bought by Peter Strauss (Armadale, Australia) in June 2002 and driven for the first time in a FJ race at Philip Island in in February 2004. Strauss has raced the car in Australian Formula Junior Association events since then.
  8. Brabham BT10 [IC-6-64] (Don Macdonald): Having driven a late-season Brabham BT6 for Scuderia Veloce in 1964, Greg Cusack bought a new Brabham BT10 which carried the non-standard plate 'IC-6-64' and fitted it with a 1500cc Ford twin cam engine for ANF1½ in 1965. The car probably came via Brabham's Australian agent Alec Mildren Pty Ltd. Cusack retained this for the first few months of 1966 and then sold it to Don Macdonald for racing in New Zealand in 1967 and 1968. It then went to Wayne Murdoch for the 1968/69 season and he returned with the car for the 1970 Internationals but it was then described as a BT18. It was later converted for Formula Ford. Unknown until acquired by Richard Armstrong (New Zealand) as a rolling chassis in 1977, who planned to turn it into ahillclimb car with a Lotus-Ford twin-cam engine, but other commitments put paid to those plans. The car has remained in storage with Richard ever since, and, in 2017, his intention was to restore it to NZ National Formula specification.
  9. Brabham BT6 [FJ-18-63] (Peter Yock): A very late-1963 car for Andy Buchanen to race in Australian 1500cc racing with a Ford twin cam engine. Retained for 1965 then to Bill Caldwell for 1966 then to Peter Yock for 1967. Yock is known to have returned the car to England for repairs but its history after is still being researched.
  10. Brabham BT16 [F2-9-65] (Ken Sager): Silvio Moser's F2 car in 1965, entered by Martinelli-Sonvico Racing. Used briefly as a second car early 1966 then apparently to Ken Sager in New Zealand for 1966 and later to Dave Oxton 1967, Graham Watson 1969, Brian Faloon 1970 and Warren Elleray in 1971.

Sources

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Individual sources for this event

There were two heats for this race: one for 1500cc cars (plus one 2500cc car) and one for the other entries.