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1974 Australian Touring Car Championship

1974 Australian Touring Car Championship
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The 1974 Australian Touring Car Championship was the 15th running of the Australian Touring Car Championship. It began at Symmons Plains on 4 March 1974 and ended at Adelaide International Raceway on 9 June after eight rounds. The championship was won by Peter Brock, driving for the Marlboro Holden Dealer Team in a Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 and a Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000.

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DriversEdit

The following drivers competed in the 1974 Australian Touring Car Championship.

Sponsor No Cars Driver
Marlboro Holden Dealer Team 1 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Colin Bond
Zupps Holden Dealer Team 2 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Dick Johnson
Phil Waters 4 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III Phil Waters
Allan Grice 4 Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 Allan Grice
McLeod Ford/2UW 5 Ford XB Falcon GT Hardtop John Goss
Fred Gibson 6 Ford XB Falcon GT Hardtop Fred Gibson
Bob Jane 7 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Bob Jane
Marlboro Holden Dealer Team 8 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000
Peter Brock
Rod McRae 9 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Rod McRae
Bob Forbes 10 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Bob Forbes
Gary Cooke 11 Mazda RX-3 Gary Cooke
Jim Hunter 12 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Jim Hunter
Bryan Byrt Ford 13 Ford Escort GT1600 Bob Holden
John English 14 Ford Escort GT1600 John English
John Stoopman 15 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 John Stoopman
Graeme Blanchard 16 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Graeme Blanchard
Ron Hodgson Motors 17 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Bob Morris
Shell 18 Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop Murray Carter
Gordon Dickson 19 Holden HQ Monaro GTS350 Gordon Dickson
Tony Niovanni 20 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Tony Niovanni
Kevin Kennedy 21 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Kevin Kennedy
Don Holland 24 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Don Holland
Graham Parsons 25 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Graham Parsons
Mel Mollison 26 Mazda RX-3 Mel Mollison
Richard Purtell 27 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Richard Purtell
Neil West 28 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Neil West
Ray Gulson 29 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV Ray Gulson
Bernie Haehnle 30 Mazda RX-3 Bernie Haehnle
Lawrie Nelson 32 Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T E49 Lawrie Nelson
Brut/Motorcraft/BP 33 Ford XB Falcon GT Hardtop Allan Moffat
Ken Loughan 34 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Ken Loughan
Russ McRae 35 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Russ McRae
Matthew Phillip 36 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Matthew Phillip
Alan Cant 37 Ford Escort GT1600 Alan Cant
Alan Taylor 38 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Alan Taylor
Tim Smith 39 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Tim Smith
Graham Ryan 41 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Graham Ryan
Robert Bride 42 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Robert Bride
John French 43 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV John French
George Garth 44 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 George Garth
Lyndon Arnel 45 Ford Escort GT1600 Lyndon Arnel
Keith Henry 49 Morris Cooper S Keith Henry
Brian Ovenden 50 Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T E49 Brian Ovenden
John Wharton 51 Mazda RX-3 John Wharton
Cam Richardson 52 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Cam Richardson
Barry Seton 55 Ford Escort GT1600 Barry Seton
Ron Dickson 58 Holden HQ Monaro GTS350 Ron Dickson
Geoff Wade 62 Ford Escort GT1600 Geoff Wade
Roger Bonhomme 63 Holden LC Torana GTR Roger Bonhomme
Tony Watts 64 Morris Cooper S Tony Watts
David Clement 66 Morris Cooper S David Clement
Geoff Perry 69 Mazda RX-3 Geoff Perry
Roger Mahoney 74 Ford Escort GT1600 Roger Mahoney
John Millyard 80 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 John Millyard
John Gifford 81 Morris Cooper S John Gifford
John Lewis 82 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 John Lewis
Milton Leslight 85 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Milton Leslight
Tom Heffernan 86 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Tom Heffernan
Keith Shaw 88 Honda Civic Keith Shaw
Dean Smith 90 Ford Escort GT1600 Dean Smith
Ray Harrison 91 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV Ray Harrison
Phil Brude 92 Morris Cooper S Phil Brude
Graeme Adams 94 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Graeme Adams
Peter LeFrancke 95 Toyota Corolla Peter LeFrancke
Dennis Martin 96 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Dennis Martin
Tony Farrell 99 Mazda RX-3 Tony Farrell
  Two litre class competitors

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Drivers ChampionshipEdit

Points were awarded 4-3-2-1 for the first four race positions, and then 9-6-4-3-2-1 for the top 6 of each class.

Pos Driver Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Pts
1 Peter Brock 1st(13) 1st(13) 3rd(6) 1st(13) 2nd(9) 1st(13) 1st(13) 80
2 Bob Morris 2nd(9) 4th(4) 2nd(9) 3rd(6) 2nd(9) 2nd(9) 46
3 Allan Moffat 2nd(9) 4th(4) 1st(13) 9th 1st(13) 39
4 Bob Holden 11th(4) 8th(9) 10th(9) 2nd(6) Ret (6) 34
5 Murray Carter 3rd(6) 2nd(9) 7th 4th(4) 4th(4) 3rd(6) 29
Ray Gulson (2) 1st(9) 8th(9) 11th(9) 29
7 Mel Mollison 9th(6) (2) 10th(4) (3) 6th(1) (4) (4) 24
8 Roger Mahoney 8th(9) (3) (3) 15
9 Barry Seton 10th(6) (1) (6) Ret 13
10 John French 9th(9) 9
Ray Harrison (3) 9th(6) 9
12 Tony Niovanni 5th(2) 5th(2) 4th(4) 8
13 Tim Smith 3rd(6) 6
Colin Bond 3rd(6) 6
Dick Johnson 3rd(6) 6
Don Holland 8th 4th(4) 5th(2) 6
John English (6) 6
Alan Cant (4) 5th(2) 6
19 Graham Parsons 4th(4) 12th 4
Rod McRae 6th(1) 6th(1) 5th(2) 4
Tony Watts (4) 4
Bernie Haehnle 3rd(4) 4
22 John Gifford (3) 3
Roger Bonhomme 4th(3) 3
Lyndon Arnel (3) 3
25 Bob Jane 5th(2) Ret 2
Jim Hunter 5th(2) 8th 2
Graeme Adams 7th 5th(2) 2
Bob Forbes 6th(1) 6th(1) 2
Geoff Wade (2) 2
Tom Heffernan (2) 2
31 Richard Purtell 6th(1) 1
Fred Gibson DNS 6th(1) 1
Graham Blanchard 7th 7th 6th(1) 1
Phil Brude (1) 1
Pos Driver Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
  Two litre class competitors
  • Round 5 consisted of two separate races, one for over 3 litre cars and one for under 3 litre cars.

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