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#1 Brent B

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 00:13

Hello, and a question from a new member.

Can anyone direct me to a listing of the Gold Star results for the Australian and New Zealand series for any/all of the years from 1969 to 1973? I can't claim to be writing a book, but I would like to compile as much of this data as possible. Part of the reason is that I would like to try to model some carsets for Grand Prix Legends based upon these series during the Tasman and 5 litre years, and part of the reason is that I am fascinated by the expolits of Matich, McRae and their contemporaries in single-seater racing in that part of the world.

I have snooped through tons of old threads here, and have pieced together some fragments from various threads, but not being familiar with the various formula--international & national--used in these countries at the time, it can get a bit confusing for someone from the other side of the world. So I hope you will forgive what may be some dumb questions.

I should add, as a preface, that my interest in this form of racing--particularly the F5000s--was piqued by reading Bruce Sergent's NZ Racing website, in particular, his pages which chronicle the Tasman Series. I've also spent many hours devouring the information on Bernd's excellent Tasman website.

Which has all left me longing for more.

Allen Brown has compiled a nice thread at ten-tenths about the 1971 Australian GS, but is there info available for other years?

When, specifically, did each country "go f5000"? I note that the Tasman Series had a number of f5000 participants in 1970, but according to the Lakeside Govenors' Trophy thread here, and the '71 GS thread at ten-tenths, the first f5000s only appeared in Australian Gold Star in 1971?
What were the leading drivers running prior to this?

Matich is quickly becoming somewhat a hero for me--based upon the race accounts of the era, he seemed fast. I know he had a big career in sports cars, but did he drive in the Gold Stars of the late 1960's and early 1970's? Niel Allen?

With respect to the New Zealand scene, who were the leading drivers? Did McRae, Lawrence and Oxton have any serious competition? Where were those races run, and how many races comprised that series?

More generally, I guess, would there be anywhere or anyone I could contact to find some photos of the cars which raced in the Gold Stars during these years? Particularly the more obscure ones which do not appear on Bruce Sergent's website or at Autopics.com?

On a related note, I've read great things about the "Official 50-race History of the AGP", and would love to find a copy. Unfortunately, googling turns up nothing suggesting that it is presently available. If anyone knows of a source for this tome, please do let me know.

I apologize for the questions, but they do stem from a legitimate interest, and I would love to compile this data for others, if they should ever need it.

Kindest Regards,

Brent Blackburn
rblackburn@cfl.rr.com

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#2 quintin cloud

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 06:38

I think this is one for Ray ;) Go for it kid :up: :smoking:

#3 Jimmy Piget

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 08:10

Below are the race winners of both AUS & NZ Gold Star rounds :

1969
• NZ (1st Roly Levis) — formula Tasman
1. Dunlop Trophy (NZ) Pukekohe (1968, Nov 9) Roly Levis (own Brabham / Ford-Cosworth F 2)
2. Bay Park (NZ) (1968, Nov 17) Roly Levis (own Brabham / Ford-Cosworth F 2)
3. Auckland Trophy (NZ) Pukekohe (1968, Dec 8) Roly Levis (own Brabham / Ford-Cosworth F 2)
4. New Zealand GP (NZ) Pukekohe (Jan 4) Chris Amon (Veloce Ferrari) — Tasman series
5. Levin International (NZ) (Jan 11) Chris Amon (Veloce Ferrari) — Tasman series
6. Lady Wigram Trophy (NZ) Wigram (Jan 18) Jochen Rindt (works Lotus / Ford-Cosworth) — Tasman series
7. Teretonga International (NZ) (Jan 26) Piers Courage (Frank Williams Brabham / Ford-Cosworth) — Tasman series
8. Timaru Trophy (NZ) Levels (Feb 1) Graeme Lawrence (own McLaren / Ford-Cosworth F 2)
• AUS (1st Kevin Bartlett) — formula Tasman
1. Examiner Trophy (AUS) Symmons Plains (Mar 3) Kevin Bartlett (Mildren Brabham / Alfa-Romeo)
2. Bathurst 100 (AUS) Mount Panorama (Apr 7) Jack Brabham (works Brabham / Repco)
3. Victorian Trophy (AUS) Sandown Park (Sep 14) John Harvey (Bob Jane Brabham / Repco)
4. Advertiser Trophy (AUS) Mallala (Oct 13) Garrie Cooper (works Elfin / Repco)
5. Surfers Paradise Trophy (AUS) Gardens (Oct 26) Kevin Bartlett (works Mildren / Alfa-Romeo)
6. Sam Horden Trophy (AUS) Warwick Farm (Dec 7) Kevin Bartlett (Mildren Brabham / Alfa-Romeo)

1970
• NZ (1st Graham McRae) — formula 5000
1. Pukekohe (NZ) (1969, Sep 21) Dennis Marwood (Rorstan Eisert / Chevrolet-Bartz)
2. Bay Park (NZ) (1969, Oct 4) Graeme Lawrence (own Ferrari 2500)
3. Bay Motors Trophy (NZ) Bay Park (1969, Nov 16) Graham McRae (own McLaren / Chevrolet-Traco)
4. Pukekohe (NZ) (1969, Dec 8) Graham McRae (own McLaren / Chevrolet-Traco)
5. Bay Park (NZ) (1969, Dec 28) Ron Grable (Don Williams McLaren / Chevrolet-Traco)
6. Levin International (NZ) (Jan 4) Graeme Lawrence (own Ferrari 2500) — Tasman series
7. New Zealand GP (NZ) Pukekohe (Jan 10) Frank Matich (own McLaren / Chevrolet-Matich) — Tasman series
8. Lady Wigram Trophy (NZ) Wigram (Jan 17) Frank Matich (own McLaren / Chevrolet-Matich) — Tasman series
9. Teretonga International (NZ) (Jan 24) Graham McRae (own McLaren / Chevrolet-Traco) — Tasman series
10. Timaru (NZ) Levels (Jan 31) Graham McRae (own McLaren / Chevrolet-Traco)
11. Ruapuna (NZ) (Mar 15) Graeme Lawrence (own Ferrari 2500)
• AUS (1st Leo Geoghegan) — formula Tasman
1. Examiner Trophy (AUS) Symmons Plains (Mar 2) John Harvey (Bob Jane Brabham / Repco)
2. Governor’s Trophy (AUS) Lakeside (Apr 26) Max Stewart (works Mildren / Waggott)
3. Diamond Trophy (AUS) Oran Park (Jun 28) Max Stewart (works Mildren / Waggott)
4. Sam Horden Trophy (AUS) Warwick Farm (Sep 6) Leo Geoghegan (own Lotus / Waggott)
5. Victorian Trophy (AUS) Sandown Park (Sep 13) John Harvey (Bob Jane Brabham / Repco)
6. Advertiser Trophy (AUS) Mallala (Oct 12) Leo Geoghegan (own Lotus / Waggott)

1971
• NZ (1st Graeme Lawrence) — formula 5000
1. Pukekohe (NZ) (1970, Oct 4) Geoff Mardon (works Begg / Chevrolet-Taylor)
2. Pukekohe (NZ) (1970, Nov 15) Graeme Lawrence (own Ferrari 2500)
3. Levin (NZ) (1970, Nov 28) Graeme Lawrence (own Ferrari 2500)
4. Bay Park (NZ) (1970, Dec 28) Graham McRae (own McLaren / Chevrolet-Traco)
5. Levin International(NZ) (Jan 22) Graham McRae (own McLaren / Chevrolet-Morand) — Tasman series
6. New Zealand GP (NZ) Pukekohe (Jan 9) Niel Allen (own McLaren / Chevrolet-Bartz) — Tasman series
7. Lady Wigram Trophy (NZ) Wigram (Jan 16) Graham McRae (own McLaren / Chevrolet-Morand) — Tasman series
8. Teretonga International (NZ) (Jan 24) Niel Allen (own McLaren / Chevrolet-Bartz) — Tasman series
9. Timaru (NZ) Levels (Jan 30) Frank Radisich (HCM McLaren / Chevrolet-Traco)
• AUS (1st Max Stewart) — formula 5000
1. Governor Trophy (AUS) Lakeside (Jun 6) Kevin Bartlett (own McLaren / Chevrolet-Bartz)
2. Diamond Trophy (AUS) Oran Park (Jun 27) Max Stewart (works Mildren / Waggott 2500)
3. Glyn Scott Trophy (AUS) Surfers Paradise Gardens (Aug 29) Frank Matich (own McLaren / Chevrolet-Matich)
4. Victorian Trophy (AUS) Sandown Park (Sep 12) Kevin Bartlett (own McLaren / Chevrolet-Bartz)
5. Examiner Trophy (AUS) Symmons Plains (Sep 26) Tony Stewart (Paul England Elfin / Ford-Lotus 1600)
6. Mallala (AUS) (Oct 11) John McCormack (works Elfin / Holden-Repco)
7. Australian GP (AUS) Warwick Farm (Nov 21) Frank Matich (own McLaren / Holden-Repco)

1972
• NZ (1st David Oxton) — formula 5000
1. Pukekohe (NZ) (1972, Oct 3) David Oxton (works Begg / Chevrolet-Stanton)
2. Pukekohe (NZ) (1972, Nov 14) David Oxton (works Begg / Chevrolet-Stanton)
3. Levin (NZ) (1972, Dec 19) Graeme Lawrence (own Brabham / Ford-Cosworth F 2)
4. Bay Park (NZ) (1972, Dec 28) Frank Radisich (HCM McLaren / Holden-Repco)
5. New Zealand GP (NZ) Pukekohe (Jan 9) Frank Gardner (works Lola / Chevrolet-Smith) — Tasman series
6. Levin International (NZ) (Jan 15) Graham McRae (works McRae-Leda / Chevrolet-Morand) — Tasman series
7. Lady Wigram Trophy (NZ) Wigram (Jan 22) Graham McRae (works McRae-Leda / Chevrolet-Morand) — Tasman series
8. Teretonga International (NZ) (Jan 29) Kevin Bartlett (own McLaren / Chevrolet-Bartz) — Tasman series
9. Timaru (NZ) Levels (Feb 6) David Oxton (works Begg / Chevrolet-Stanton)
• AUS (1st Frank Matich) — formula 5000
1. Victorian Trophy (AUS) Sandown Park (Apr 16) Frank Matich (works Matich / Holden-Repco)
2. Oran Park (AUS) (Jun 25) Frank Matich (works Matich / Holden-Repco)
3. Glyn Scott Trophy (AUS) Surfers Paradise Gardens (Aug 27) Frank Matich (works Matich / Holden-Repco)
4. Examiner Trophy (AUS) Symmons Plains (Sep 24) John McCormack (works Elfin / Holden-Repco)
5. Adelaide (AUS) Raceway (Oct 8) Kevin Bartlett (own Lola / Chevrolet-Bartz)
6. Sam Hordern Trophy (AUS) Warwick Farm (Nov 5) Frank Matich (works Matich / Holden-Repco)

1973
• NZ (1st David Oxton) — formula 5000
1. Pukekohe (NZ) (Oct 8) Dexter Dunlop (works McRae / Chevrolet-Morand)
2. Pukekohe (NZ) (Nov 12) David Oxton (works Begg / Chevrolet-Morand)
3. Ruapuna (NZ) (Nov 19) David Oxton (works Begg / Chevrolet-Morand)
4. Timaru (NZ) Levels (Nov 26) Gary Pedersen (works Begg / Chevrolet-Stanton)
5. Bay Park (NZ) (Dec 31) David Oxton (works Begg / Chevrolet-Morand)
6. New Zealand GP (NZ) Pukekohe (Jan 6) John McCormack (works Elfin / Holden-Repco) — Tasman series
7. Levin International (NZ) (Jan 13) Graham McRae (works McRae-Leda / Chevrolet-Morand) — Tasman series
8. Lady Wigram Trophy (NZ) Wigram (Jan 20) Graham McRae (works McRae-Leda / Chevrolet-Morand) — Tasman series
9. Teretonga International (NZ) (Jan 28) Alan Rollinson (Alan McKechnie McRae / Chevrolet-Bartz) — Tasman series
• AUS (1st John McCormack) — formula 5000
1. Glyn Scott Trophy (AUS) Surfers Paradise Gardens (Sep 2) John McCormack (works Elfin / Holden-Repco)
2. Adelaide (AUS) Raceway (Oct 7) John McCormack (works Elfin / Holden-Repco)
3. Phillip Island (AUS) (Oct 14) Johnnie Walker (own Lola / Chevrolet)
4. Australian GP (AUS) Sandown Park (Nov 4) Graham McRae (works McRae-Leda / Chevrolet-Parnell)
5. Phillip Island (AUS) (Nov 25) Johnnie Walker (own Lola / Chevrolet)

Main sources :
NEIL NICOLL : A Record of Tasman Formula racing (St. Leonard Press, 1999)
PAUL SHELDON & DUNCAN RABAGLIATI : Formula 5000 and formula Tasman fact books (St. Leonard Press, 1994)
(as usual in the formula one register publications, full results ans entry lists are included race by race)

Additional sources :
GEORGE BEGG : A Classic World & when the engine roars (Begg & Allen, 1999)
RAY BELL et al. : The Official 50-Race history of the Australian Grand Prix (R and T, 1986)
BARRY GREEN : The Alec Mildren story (B. Green, 1999)
BARRY GREEN : Longford fast back track (B. Green, 2000)
JOHN MEDLEY : Bathurst (Turton & Armstrong, 1997)
GRAHAM VERCOE : The Golden Era of New Zealand motor racing (Reed, 1992)

#4 David McKinney

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 09:15

Your NZ list includes many races each year which were not Gold Star rounds

#5 Allen Brown

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 12:52

Originally posted by David McKinney
Your NZ list includes many races each year which were not Gold Star rounds

Your Aussie list may too - e.g. Aus GP 1971 was not a round.

Allen

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 12:54

Brent

Greg Nye and I are starting to compile the 1972 and 1973 Aus Gold Star results and will later get to NZ Gold Star (with David's help of course). If you would like to join in, you know where to find us.

Allen

#7 Ray Bell

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 13:19

Where to start?

1972 & 73 Australian Gold Star results... I guess down to sixth place is okay? RCN's results do go further than that, at least for some of the races.

There's a good article in the same magazine's July 1971 issue setting out the situation with regard to the F5000 category in Australia.

When you analyse things, it's clear to see that the CAMS were mindful of the lack of F5000 cars in the country in that first year they ran in the Tasman. Hence the Gold Star was for the 2.5 cars and the AGP was more attached to the Tasman races (including many early arrivals) and had to be separated from the Gold Star.

Matich didn't contest the Gold Star from mid-1965, having crashed his Lotus 19B and sustained some burns, but mostly because the team was disbanded when he crashed. There were issues involved, the Total Oil company having been sold off being the main one.

He then concentrated on V8 sports cars, probably with a view to going seriously Can-Am, though it never worked out that way.

The introduction of F5000 was his means of return to the open wheeler ranks... he was first out of the garage with one, he had plenty of experience with cars of that power, he was more than just ready to go.

Niel Allen, on the other hand, had bought the ex-Mildren BT23 Climax 2.5 and ran it a time or three, but mostly he contended in Gold Star races in the ex-Piers Courage McLaren M4a.

He bundled this up at Lakeside in July 1968, just after buying it (I think it was about his third outing...) and was out for a while, but after being first Australian home in the 1969 AGP he was there solidly through the balance of the year.

He also became an early convert to F5000.

There is certainly a copy of the AGP book available, but I don't think you should be allowed to buy it. After all, the questions you've come up with the little information you've already gleaned around here, it's unlikely the forum could sustain the questions that arise from that book.

All the same, if everyone else is okay with the idea, and if fines continues to refuse to take the book that's been on offer to him for over a years, you can negotiate a deal for it.

There was some 12,000 of these printed, they shouldn't be all that hard to find... so if fines does want this one, another one will turn up somewhere. They were remaindered for $6 each at one stage, but the current rate is about $120 AU.

I might add I also think it's disgusting that ten-tenths won't allow me to participate in their forum... you might mention that to them some time.

#8 Jimmy Piget

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 15:25

David : which NZ races weren't part of the Gold star, please ?

Ray : About Ten tenth, I remember not being allowed too when I had an AOL access to the web. Is it the same problem you suffer of ? I must say I had not understood the technical reason why AOL & some others were banned...

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 16:06

I must say, that was fast! Thanks, everyone, for the replies. And the information, which definitely helps.

So it looks as though the Australian Gold Star was contested during the calendar year, while the NZ series spanned calendar years. So for NZ GS, is it proper to refer to the champion of, say, the 1969-70 series as the 1969 champion, or the 1970 champion? And where did McRae come from all of a sudden? From the Tasman websites, I gathered that Jim Palmer was the dominant NZ driver of the 1960's, then Levis, and then by 1971 McRae is dominating the Tasman series, or if not dominating, certainly very successful. Yet, I can't find much of a record for him prior to 1969.

Ray: as far as ten-tenths, I hope you were kidding, as from your many contributions on the web, I take it you are a veritable fountain of information. If it is a registration issue, I believe a number of these forums will not allow registration of email addresses from places like AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc. I'm not sure why, but I originally tried registering at ten-tenths with a yahoo address, and was rather abruptly informed that ten-tenths had "banned" my email address. 'And they don't even KNOW me!', I thought...eventually, I figured out that they don't like Yahoo addresses.
If you change your mind about the 50 Year History...well, I'm sincerely interested in purchasing a copy.

Thank you, Jimmy, and Allen, and Ray, for your input here and many other places. I've really enjoyed reading through the threads here!

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 16:19

McRae built his own 1.5 litre car in the mid sixties and came to prominence in that...

I think there's a thread around here that goes into more detail than I can remember about him... try search and see what turns up. Certainly it seems that the coming of F5000 suited him and he had the sponsorship to get good enough equipment to make it all work.

As for ten-tenths, no, it's not a matter of e.mail address, I was banned after about two years there. Somehow I upset the pommie sensibilities along the way, and I had a bunch of people criticising me for making anti-homosexual statements when I was once (in jest) accused of being 'gay'... and there was a woman there who was intent on making trouble over the size of photos I posted.

I think my fate was sealed when I pointed out one day that she posted a photo herself that was bigger than the guidelines they brought in as a result of her demands.

Check with fines about the book... but don't worry, in time I can find another, I'm sure. And no, you're not getting the one with Arthur Waite's autograph in it.

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 17:04

Jimmy
I'll have a more detailed look when I get home
But, simply, by this period the international (Tasman Championship) races did not usually carried Gold Star points

Brent
Sorry, the correct expression of, eg, your example, is 1969/70
If you can't handle that, then 1970 would be better than 1969, as it would reflect the year in which the championship was won. It would also be the year in which all that season's international races were run

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 17:27

Originally posted by Brent B
And where did McRae come from all of a sudden?

As Ray says, he blitzed the NZ National Formula (1600cc t/c) series in his McRae Twincam in 1969, after a very patchy career which had begun as long ago as 1961. Then went to Europe and raced a year-old Brabham in F2, so was ideally placed to take back a McLaren F5000 for the first Tasman Series under the new regs

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 18:26

Originally posted by David McKinney

As Ray says, he blitzed the NZ National Formula (1600cc t/c) series in his McRae Twincam in 1969, after a very patchy career which had begun as long ago as 1961. Then went to Europe and raced a year-old Brabham in F2, so was ideally placed to take back a McLaren F5000 for the first Tasman Series under the new regs


NZ National Formula: 1500cc up to and including the 1968/69 season
1600cc for the final 1969/70 season

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 19:32

Quite right!
Slip of the finger....

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 19:54

Originally posted by Ray Bell
I might add I also think it's disgusting that ten-tenths won't allow me to participate in their forum... you might mention that to them some time.

Ray

We'd love to have you on that thread! I'll contact Craig and see if he's changed his mind (or even remembers why he banned you!).

We'll get you back. You're far too valuable.

Allen

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 21:09

Maximum points to first NZ licence-holder in each round as follows:

1968/69
1. Dunlop Trophy Pukekohe 9/11/68: Roly Levis (Brabham BT23C)
2. Bay Park 17/11/68: Roly Levis (Brabham BT23C)
3. New Zealand GP Pukekohe 4/1/69: Graeme Lawrence (McLaren M4A)
4. Rothmans Levin International 11/1/69: Graeme Lawrence (McLaren M4A)
5. Lady Wigram Trophy race Wigram 18/1/69: Roly Levis (Brabham BT23C)
6. Rothmans Teretonga International 26/1/68: Roly Levis (Brabham BT23C)
7. Timaru Trophy Timaru 1/2/69: Graeme Lawrence (McLaren M4A)
•CHAMPION: Levis

1969/70
1. Pukekohe 21/9/69: Dennis Marwood (Eisert-Chevrolet)
2. Bay Park 4/10/69: Graeme Lawrence (Ferrari Dino 246)
3. Bay Motors Trophy Bay Park 16/11/69: Graham McRae (McLaren-Chevrolet M10A)
4. Pukekohe 8/12/69: Graham McRae (McLaren-Chevrolet M10A)
5. Levin Gold Star 1/1/70: Graham McRae (McLaren-Chevrolet M10A)
6. Lady Wigram Trophy 17/1/70: Bryan Faloon (Rorstan-Climax)
7. Teretonga International 24/1/70: Graham McRae (McLaren-Chevrolet M10A)
8. Timaru 31/1/70: Graham McRae (Begg-Chevrolet FM2)
9. Ruapuna Park 15/3/70: Graeme Lawrence (Ferrari Dino 246)
*CHAMPION: McRae

1970/71
1. Pukekohe 4/10/70: Geoff Mardon (Begg-Chevrolet FM2)
2. Pukekohe 15/11/70: Graeme Lawrence (own Ferrari 2500)
3. Levin 28/11/70: Graeme Lawrence (Ferrari Dino 246)
4. Teretonga International 24/1/70: David Oxton (March-DFV 701)
5. Timaru Trophy 30/1/71: Frank Radisich (McLaren-Chevrolet M10A)
*CHAMPION: Lawrence

1971/72
1. Pukekohe 3/10/71: David Oxton (Begg-Chevrolet FM4)
2. Pukekohe 14/11/71: David Oxton (Begg-Chevrolet FM4)
3. Levin 19/12/71: Graeme Lawrence (Brabham BT29)
4. Bay Park 28/12/71: Frank Radisich (McLaren-Holden M10B)
5. Timaru Trophy 6/2/72: David Oxton (Begg-Chevrolet FM4)
*CHAMPION: Oxton

1972/73
1. Pukekohe 8/10/72: Dexter Dunlop (McRae-Chevrolet GM1)
2. Pukekohe 12/11/72: David Oxton (Begg-Chevrolet FM5)
3. Ruapuna Park 19/11/72: David Oxton (Begg-Chevrolet FM5)
4. Timaru 26/11/72: Garry Pedersen (Begg-Chevrolet FM4)
5. Bay Park 31/12/72: David Oxton (Begg-Chevrolet FM5) and Garry Pedersen (Begg-Chevrolet FM4)
*CHAMPION: Oxton

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Posted 28 November 2003 - 20:47

David

While you're in full flow, could I possibly ask you to list the rounds for the next three seasons? Just dates and circuits will do.

Many thanks

Allen

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Posted 29 November 2003 - 07:43

No problem
My earlier data came from a combination of sources; those below are lifted straight from Vercoe
I’ve added winners - because if I don’t, someone will ask for them, and I’ll have to do it all again ):
I’ve also added 1976/77 for the same reason - races were open to F5000 and F/Pacific
Sorry, not all dates are available at this point

1973/74
1. Pukekohe 4/10/73: David Oxton (Begg-Chevrolet FM5)
2. Pukekohe 11/10/73: Graham McRae (McRae-Chevrolet GM2)
3. Ruapuna Park 18/10/73: David Oxton (Begg-Chevrolet FM5)
4. Timaru Trophy 25/10/73: David Oxton (Begg-Chevrolet FM5)
5. Manfeild International 9/12/73: Allan McCully (Begg-Chevrolet FM5)
6. Bay Park 30/12/73: Reg Cook (Lola-Chevrolet T300)
7. Levin Gold Star 5/1/74: David Oxton (Begg-Chevrolet FM5)
•CHAMPION: Oxton

1974/75
1. Ruapuna Park -/9/74: Neil Doyle (Surtees-Chevrolet TS9B)
2. Levin -/-/74: Graeme Lawrence (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
3. Pukekohe -/-/74: Graeme Lawrence (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
4. Manfeild -/-/74: Graeme Lawrence (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
5. Pukekohe 17/11/74: Jim Murdoch (Begg-Chevrolet 018)
6. Timaru -/-/74: Graeme Lawrence (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
7. Manfeild 15/12/74: Graeme Lawrence (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
8. Bay Park 29/12/74: Graeme Lawrence (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
•CHAMPION: Lawrence

1975/76
1. Teretonga Park -/-/75: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
2. Ruapuna Park -/-/75: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
3. Timaru -/-/75: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
4. Pukekohe -/-/75: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
5. Levin 6/12/75: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
6. Manfeild 14/12/75: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
7. Bay Park 12/12/75: Graeme Lawrence (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
•CHAMPION: Smith

1976/77
1. Manfeild -/10/76: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
2. Ruapuna Park 21/11/76: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
3. Timaru 28/11/76: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
•CHAMPION: Dave McMillan (Ralt RT1)
points weighted in favour of F/Pacific cars

#19 Allen Brown

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Posted 29 November 2003 - 09:49

Thanks for this. I'd managed to put together something similar from Vercoe but I was hoping you'd have additional sources that might sort out some of those dates.

A problem for another day, I think.

Thanks

Allen

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Posted 29 November 2003 - 09:56

I'm sure I'll have the dates somewhere
As you say, another day :lol:

#21 Vicuna

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Posted 29 November 2003 - 20:07

Originally posted by David McKinney [/B]


DFT?

#22 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 03:23

Originally posted by David McKinney
I'm sure I'll have the dates somewhere
As you say, another day :lol:




I'll save you the trouble David.


1973/74
1. Pukekohe 4/10/73: David Oxton (Begg-Chevrolet FM5)
2. Pukekohe 11/10/73: Graham McRae (McRae-Chevrolet GM2)
3. Ruapuna Park 18/10/73: David Oxton (Begg-Chevrolet FM5)
4. Timaru Trophy 25/10/73: David Oxton (Begg-Chevrolet FM5)
5. Manfeild International 9/12/73: Allan McCully (Begg-Chevrolet FM5)
6. Bay Park 30/12/73: Reg Cook (Lola-Chevrolet T300)
7. Levin Gold Star 5/1/74: David Oxton (Begg-Chevrolet FM5)
•CHAMPION: Oxton

1974/75
1. Ruapuna Park 29/9/74: Neil Doyle (Surtees-Chevrolet TS9B)
2. Levin 6/10/74: Graeme Lawrence (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
3. Pukekohe 13/10/74: Graeme Lawrence (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
4. Manfeild 20/10/74: Graeme Lawrence (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
5. Pukekohe 17/11/74: Jim Murdoch (Begg-Chevrolet 018)
6. Timaru 1/12/74: Graeme Lawrence (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
7. Manfeild 15/12/74: Graeme Lawrence (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
8. Bay Park 29/12/74: Graeme Lawrence (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
•CHAMPION: Lawrence

1975/76
1. Teretonga Park 12/10/75: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
2. Ruapuna Park 19/10/75: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
3. Timaru 26/10/75: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
4. Pukekohe 16/11/75: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
5. Levin 6/12/75: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
6. Manfeild 14/12/75: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
7. Bay Park 12/12/75: Graeme Lawrence (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
•CHAMPION: Smith

1976/77
1. Manfeild 31/10/76: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
2. Ruapuna Park 21/11/76: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
3. Timaru 28/11/76: Ken Smith (Lola-Chevrolet T332)
•CHAMPION: Dave McMillan (Ralt RT1)
points weighted in favour of F/Pacific cars

#23 Allen Brown

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 08:17

Milan

That's fabulous. What are your sources for this?

Allen

#24 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 10:18

Originally posted by Allen Brown
Milan

That's fabulous. What are your sources for this?

Allen



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#25 Brent B

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 10:32

This may be old hat, but I just found these and thought I'd share--oldracephotos.com has a number of Gold Star pictures from the 1970-71-72 races at Symmons Plains.

http://www.oldraceph...ils.asp?id=2979

There is an advanced search feature that is quite handy.

Can anyone help with further results from the 1970-71 Gold Star races, or photos, from either the Australia or New Zealand races in those years?