1960 to 1968 Australian Touring Car Championship

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1960 to 1968 Australian Touring Car Championship
Next: 1969

Background

The first race was at the Gnoo Blas circuit in Orange, NSW and was won by David McKay (Jaguar 3.4). Bill Pitt, (Jaguar 3.4) won at Lowood, Queensland in 1961 and Bob Jane (Jaguar 3.8) was the winner at Longford, Tasmania in 1962. On Easter 1963 it was Mallala’s turn to hold the race and Bob Jane was again successful in his Jaguar, beating the Valiants of Ern Abbott and Clem Smith. This was the last win for the Jaguars, as various Ford models then became dominant: Ian Geoghegan (Cortina GT) in 1964 at Lakeside, Queensland; Norm Beechey (Mustang) in 1965 at Sandown, Victoria; Ian Geoghegan (Mustang) in 1966 at Bathurst and again in 1967 at Phillip Island and again in 1968 at Warwick Farm Raceway.

Championship Races

1960 Gnoo Blas

Date 01/02/1960

Length 6.03Km

Race 20 Laps


POS DRIVER CAR Laps
1 David McKay Jaguar Mk1 20
2 Bill Pitt Jaguar Mk1 20
3 Ron Hodgson Jaguar Mk1 20
4 Max Volkers Holden 48/215 19
5 Jan Harris Holden 48/215 ?
6 Ralph Sach Holden 48/215 ?
7 Ken Miller Holden 48/215 ?
8 Andy Selmes Holden 48/215 ?
9 Des West Holden 48/215 ?
10 Gerry Trevor-Jones Austin Lancer ?
Open
Under 2 Litre

1961 Lowood

Date 03/09/1961

Length 4.54Km

Race 25 Laps

POS DRIVER CAR
1 Bill Pitt Jaguar Mk1
2 Ian Geoghegan Jaguar Mk1
3 Ron Hodgson Jaguar Mk II
4 Bill Burns Jaguar Mk1
5 Bob Holden Holden FJ
6 Muir Daniel Austin A105
7 Cecil Reid Holden FJ
8 Ken Brigden Peugeot 403
9 Viv Eddy Morris 850
10 J.D.Sherman Ford Falcon XK
Open
Under 2 Litre

1962 Longford

Date 03/03/1962

Length 7.25Km

Race 15Laps

POS DRIVER CAR
1 Bob Jane Jaguar MkII
2 Bill Pitt Jaguar MkI
3 Bill Burns Jaguar MkI
4 Ken Bridgen Peugeot 403
5 Des West Holden FJ
6 Peter Manton Morris Cooper
7 ? ?
8 ? ?
9 ? ?
10 ? ?
Open
Under 2 Litre

1963 Mallala

Date: 15/04/1963

Length 3.38Km

Race 24 Laps

POS DRIVER CAR
1 Bob Jane Jaguar MkII
2 Ern Abbott Valiant
3 Alan Smith Valiant
4 Harry Firth Ford Cortina
5 Peter Manton Morris Cooper
6 Pat James Fiat 1500
7 George Reynolds Volkswagen
8 ? ?
9 ? ?
10 ? ?
Open
Under 2 Litre

1964 Lakeside

Date: 26/07/1964

Length: 2.41Km

Race: 50 Laps

POS DRIVER CAR
1 Ian Geoghegan Ford Cortina GT
2 Norm Beechey Holden S4
3 Bob Jane Jaguar MkII
4 Brian Foley Morris Cooper S
5 Peter Manton Morris Cooper S
6 Glyn Scott Ford Cortina GT
7 Brain Muir Holden S4
8 John French Morris Cooper S
9 Barry Seton Holden 48/215
10 Harry Firth Ford Cortina GT
Open
Under 2 Litre

1965 Sandown

Date: 11/04/1965

Length: 3.1Km

Race: 40 Laps

POS DRIVER CAR
1 Norm Beechey Ford Mustang
2 Ian Geoghegan Ford Cortina
3 Brian Muir Holden S4
4 Allan Moffat Ford Cortina
5 John Raeburn Ford Galaxie
6 Peter Manton Morris Cooper S
7 ? ?
8 ? ?
9 ? ?
10 ? ?
Open
Under 2 Litre

1966 Bathurst

Date: 10/04/1966

Length: 6.1Km

Race: 20 Laps

POS DRIVER CAR
1 Ian Geoghegan Ford Mustang
2 Norn Beechey Chev Nova
3 Kevin Bartlett Alfa Romeo GTA
4 John Harvey Morris Cooper S
5 Phil Barnes Morris Cooper S
6 John French Morris Cooper S
7 Bill Brown Volvo 122S
8 Bob Holden Morris Cooper S
9 Don Holland Morris Cooper S
10 A Paterson Ford Cortina GT
Open
Under 2 Litre

1967 Lakeside

Date 30/07/1967

Length: 2.41Km

Race 50 Laps

POS DRIVER CAR
1 Ian Geoghegan Ford Mustang
2 Brian Foley Cooper S
3 Peter Manton Cooper S
4 Kevin Bartlett Alfa Romeo GTA
5 Greg Cusank Ford Mustang
6 Jim McKeown Ford Lotus Cortina
7 Rod Coppins Ford Mustang
8 John French Cooper S
9 ? ?
10 ? ?
Open
Under 2 Litre

1968 Warwick Farm

Date 08/09/1968

Length: 3.62Km

Race 34 Laps

POS DRIVER CAR
1 Ian Geoghegan Ford Mustang
2 Darrel King Cooper S
3 Alan Hamilton Porsche 911S
4 Fred Gibson Ford Mustang
5 Ian Stewart Cooper S
6 J Millyard Cooper S
7 peter Manton Cooper S
8 Gordon Spence Cooper S
9 J Humphrey Cooper S
10 Brian Thompson Ford Mustang
Open
Under 2 Litre

References

  • Australian Touring Car Championship 25 Fabulous years (R&T Publishing) © 1986

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