1960 Australian GT Championship

1960 Australian GT Championship
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The 1960 Australian GT Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing title for drivers of cars complying with Appendix K Gran Turismo regulations.[1] The title, which was the inaugural Australian GT Championship,[1] was contested over a single 50-mile race held at the Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, New South Wales on 2 October 1960.[2]

The championship was won by Leo Geoghegan driving a Lotus Elite.

ResultsEdit

 
Leo Geoghegan won the championship driving a Lotus Elite, similar to the example pictured above
Position
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Driver [3][4] No.[3] Car [3][4] Entrant [3] Class [3] Laps [3][4]
1 Leo Geoghegan 3 Lotus Elite Geoghegan Motors Liverpool [6] 1101–1300cc 13
2 Gavin Youl 38 Porsche Super 90 GB Youl 1301 -1600cc 13
3 Ian Geoghegan 1 Holden Geoghegan Motors Liverpool [6] 2001–2600cc 13
4 Tony Basile 6 Porsche S Sakzewski 1301 -1600cc 13
5 Ron Marshall 23 AC Ace Bristol RE Marshall 1601–2000cc 13
6 John Suttor 120 Jaguar XK140 J Suttor Over 2600cc 12
7 Keith Malcolm 153 Skoden Bass Hill Service Station 2001–2600cc 12
8 Harry Cape 130 MGA H Cape 1301 -1600cc 12
9 Peter Manton 41 Austin Lancer Monaro Motors 1601–2000cc 12
10 Frank Hann 7 Jaguar Mark V GMC FJ Hann Over 2600cc ?
11 Ken Brigden 63 Peugeot KA Brigden 1601–2000cc ?
12 Brian Foley [6] 11 Kinsley Sprite Kinsley Motors Pty. Ltd. [6] 751–1100cc ?
13 H Van Schaik 15 Simca H Van Schaik 1101–1300cc ?
14 B Pflock [6] 18 Austin A30 B Pflock [6] 751–1100cc ?
15 R Bulloch 58 Triumph Herald R Bulloch 751–1100cc ?
16 Ted Ansell [6] 40 NSU Prinz 30 T Ansell 0–750cc ?
DNF C Adams 49 Austin-Healey Sprite S Brown 751–1100cc ?
DNF A Bridge 110 Peugeot AW Bridge 1301 -1600cc ?
DNF J Malcolm 41 Austin Lancer Dents Auto Service 1601–2000cc ?
DNF John Bisset [6] 88 Buckle J Bisset 2001–2600cc ?
DNF C Kane 87 Buckle C Kane 2001–2600cc ?
DNF Barry Gurdon [6] 20 Austin A90 s/c [6] Gurdon Motors P/L [6] Over 2600cc ?
DNF Lang Longmore 19 Ford Zephyr LJ Longmore 2001–2600cc 9
DNF R Rees 98 Ford Zephyr RW Rees Over 2600cc ?
DNF Warren Blomfield 116 JWF Holden W Blomfield 2001–2600cc ?
DNF Reg Smith 62 Porsche R Smith 1301 -1600cc 2
DNF Alan Ling 99 Holden FE AH Ling 2001–2600cc 2
DNF Bill Buckle 90 Buckle WF Buckle 2601–3500cc 2
DNF John Caines 22 Ausca Caines Car Sales Pty. Ltd. [6] 2001–2600cc 2
DNF Wally Mitchell 16 Lotus Repco Holden W Mitchell 2001–2600cc 1
DNS K Lindsay 39 Holden Ken Lindsay Motors 2001–2600cc -
DNS J Caines 52 Holden Caines Car Sales P/L [6] 2001–2600cc -
DNS Ron Hodgson [6] 69 Buckle Strathfield Motors P/L [6] 2601–3500cc -
DNS Barry Topen [6] 104 Buckle BD Topen 2601–3500cc -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b CAMS Manual of Motor Sport 1961, page 53
  2. ^ Jim Shepherd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, 1980, page 184
  3. ^ a b c d e f g John Medley, Bathurst: Cradle of Australian Motor Sport, 1997
  4. ^ a b c d Australian Motor Sport, November 1960, pages 479, 481 & 538
  5. ^ The results section of "Bathurst: Cradle of Australian Motor Sport" lists 34 entries of which four are shown as non-starters and 16 as finishers
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Official Programme, Bathurst International, Mt. Panorama, Bathurst, Sat. 1st, Sun. 2nd October 1960

Further readingEdit

  • The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday, 3 October 1960, pages 1, 5 & 8