1946 New South Wales Grand Prix

The 1946 New South Wales Grand Prix was a motor race staged at the Mount Panorama Circuit near Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia[1] on 7 October 1946.[2] It was contested as a handicap event with the first of the 22 cars starting 22 minutes and 2 seconds before the last two starters.[3]

Layout of the Mount Panorama Circuit (1938-1986)

The race was won by Alf Najar driving an MG TB Monoposto.[2]

Results edit

 
Race winner Alf Najar (MG TB) contesting the 1946 New South Wales Grand Prix
 
The fifth placed Mackellar Special of Jack Murray. The combination recorded the fastest race time.
 
The seventh placed Delahaye 135 driven by John Crouch.
 
The Hudson Eight Special of Frank Kleinig retired from the race but set fastest lap
Position[3] Driver[2][3] No.[3] Car[2] Entrant[4] Start[3] Laps[3]
1 Alf Najar 21 MG TB Monoposto A.S. Najar 7:00 25
2 Jack Nind 22 MG TB Special J.P. Nind 7:00 25
3 Alby Johnson 26 MG TC A.V. Johnson 3:00 25
4 Ted Gray 5 Alfa Romeo Ford E.W. Gray 14:30 25
5 Jack Murray 3 Mackellar Special[4]
(Bugatti Ford s/c)[2]
J.E. Murray 21:00 25
6 Walter Mathison 18 Jaguar SS100 W. Mathison 10:00 25
7 John Crouch 2 Delahaye 135 J.F. Crouch 22:02 25
NC Chas Whatmore 12 Ford V8 Special C.W. Whatmore 12:30 25
DNF Bill MacLachlan 23 MG TA Monoposto D.A. McLauchlan 7:00 24
NC Arthur Emerson 27 MG TA A. Emerson 1:00 23
DNF Bill Murray 9 Hudson Special W.B. Murray 13:36 23
DNF Alec Mildren 8 Ford V8 Special A.G. Mildren 13:36 19
DNF Hope Bartlett 10 MG TA s/c H. Bartlett 13:36 18
DNF Norman Tipping 17 Terraplane Six Special[5] N.G. Tipping 12:00 11
DNF Ron Ward 28 MG TA R.S. Ward 1:00 6
DNF Bill Conoulty 30 Austin 7 Comet s/c W. Conoulty 0:00 6
DNF Frank Kleinig 1 Hudson Eight Special[5] F. Kleinig 22:02 5
DNF Ron Edgerton 7 Lycoming Special R. Edgerton 14:30 4
DNF Norman Andrews 20 Willys Jeep Monoposto N.J.T. Andrews 9:00 4
DNF Belf Jones 15 Buick Special B.J. Jones 12:00 3
DNF Ron Ewing 4 Buick Special R.M. Ewing 19:00 1
DNF Bob Ledwidge 14 Terraplane Special R.E Ledwidge 12:00 0

Notes edit

  • Attendance: 27,000 (estimated)[1]
  • Race distance: 25 laps, 96.5 miles (155.4 km)[2]
  • Number of entries: 32[4]
  • Number of starters: 22[2]
  • Number of classified finishers: 7[3]
  • Whatmore finished outside race time limit[3]
  • Emerson was flagged off the course as the time limit had expired[3]
  • First driver to start: Bill Conoulty[3]
  • Last drivers to start: Frank Kleinig and John Crouch[3]
  • Fastest race time: Jack Murray (Bugatti Ford s/c), 1h 26m 24s[1]
  • Fastest lap: Frank Kleinig (Hudson Eight Special), 3m 20s[2]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c NSW Grand Prix won by Alf Najar, The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 8 October 1946, page 8, via trove.nla.gov.au Retrieved 27 April 2015
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h 1946, www.myautosite.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Bathurst Road Races, Australian Motor Sports, 15 November 1946, pages 28-31
  4. ^ a b c Souvenir Programme, Bathurst Road Races, Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, October 7 1946
  5. ^ a b Motor Grand Prix, National Advocate, Tuesday 8 October 1946, page 1, via trove.nla.gov.au Retrieved 27 April 2015

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