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The 1967 Surfers Paradise Four Hour was an endurance race for “Production Touring Cars”, held at the Surfers Paradise International Raceway in Queensland, Australia [1] on 9 April 1967.[2] The race, which was organised by the Queensland Racing Drivers Club, was the first Surfers Paradise Four Hour, superseding the Lowood Four Hour race [2] which had been run in 1964, 1965 and 1966.

Outright victory was awarded to the Alfa Romeo Giulia Super entered by Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd and driven by Kevin Bartlett and Doug Chivas.[1]

Class structureEdit

Entries were divided into four classes based on price: [1]

  • Class A : Up to $1800 [1]
  • Class B : $1801 to $2000 [1]
  • Class C : $2001 to $2400 [1]
  • Class D : Over $2401 to $4000 [1]


Position [1] Drivers [1] [2] No. [1] Car [1] [2] Entrant [1] Laps
Class A
1 G Scott, Bill Gates 13 Datsun Bluebird Glyn Scott Motors
2 Harry Cape, Ian Ferguson 12 Mitsubishi Colt Fastback HC Cape
3 M Byrne, T Hatton 11 Ford Cortina BP Toowong Service Station
? John Roxburgh, Doug Whiteford 10 Datsun Bluebird Datsun Racing Team
Class B
1 P Cray, D Holland 22 Morris Cooper G Stewart's Sports Car Centre
2 J Hughes, D Lucas 20 Morris Cooper Coorparoo Junction Service Station
3 J Thomson, B Romano 23 Ford Cortina Jeff Thompson
4 [2] P Harrison, B Arentz 21 Ford Cortina 220 PJ Harrison
Class C
1 Graham Littlemore, Peter Lefrancke 38 Morris Cooper S Janet McMenemy 131
2 Warren Gracie, Don James 36 Morris Cooper S PG Lefranke
3 Mal Brewster, Digby Cooke [3] 31 Morris Cooper S Marque Motors
? Joe Camilleri, Bob Moir 30 Morris Cooper S JP Camilleri
? Peter Brown, Bob Cook 32 Morris Cooper S Baulkham Hill Service Satation
? T Cavanagh, R Riley 33 Morris Cooper S Best-Auto-Rebores
? Mike McGregor, J Lacey 34 Morris Cooper S M McGregor
? J Leffler, L Carne 35 Morris Cooper S John Leffler
? C Warnes, P Hunt 37 Morris Cooper S CV Warnes
Class D
1 Kevin Bartlett, Doug Chivas 40 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd 134
2 Frank Matich, Harry Firth 41 Ford XR Fairmont V8 Automatic Ford Motor Company of Australia 131
3 Brian Lawler, H Gapps 42 Ford XR Falcon 500 Jubilee Motors Pty Ltd
4 [2] J Kinsley, P Finlay 43 Ford Cortina GT Nuford Motors Pty Ltd
5 [2] Lionel Williams, Fay-Marie Strudwick 44 Holden HR X2 Howsans Garage

Twenty two cars fronted for the race.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p K Shaw, 4 Hour shambles at Surfers, Australian Auto Sportsman, May 1967, pages 36 to 38
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Des White, Alfas sweep home, Racing Car News, May 1967, pages 28 & 29
  3. ^ Australian Auto Sportman lists the Marque Motors entry for M Brewster and M Schneider but Racing Car News states that “Digby Cooke slipped into the Marque Motors car with Mal Brester”

Further readingEdit

  • Fits rain tyres to beat storm, The Courier Mail, Monday, 10 April 1967, Page 18

Coordinates: 28°0′59″S 153°22′34″E / 28.01639°S 153.37611°E / -28.01639; 153.37611