1965 International 6 Hour Touring Car Race

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The 1965 International 6 Hour Touring Car Race was a six hour endurance race for touring cars held at the Sandown Park circuit in Victoria, Australia on 21 November 1965.[1] The race, which was open to cars classified in Group 1 of international Appendix J,[2] was the second in a sequence of races which would evolve into the Sandown 500. The race was won by Frank Gardner and Kevin Bartlett driving an Alfa Romeo TI Super entered by Alec Mildren Racing.[3]

Classes[edit]

Cars competed in five classes according to engine capacity. [1]

  • Class A : Over 3000cc [1]
  • Class B : 2001-3000cc [1]
  • Class C : 1501-2000cc [1]
  • Class D : 1101-1500cc [1]
  • Class E : Up to 1100cc [1]

Results[edit]

Position [3] Drivers [3] [1] No. [1] Car [1] Entrant [1] Class [1] Class Position [3] Laps [3]
1 Frank Gardner, Kevin Bartlett 26 Alfa Romeo TI Super Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd C 1 231
2 Steve Holland, Albert Poon 31 Ford Cortina Lotus Steve Holland C 2 227
3 Bob Holden, Ron Haylen 48 Morris Cooper S Killara Motor Garage D 1 217
4 John Newmarch, Dennis Dix 23 Prince Skyline GT McDonald Motors Pty Ltd C 3 217
5 William Stanley, Digby Cooke 50 Morris Cooper S Marque Motors D 2 216
6 Max Volkers, Barry Broomhall 27 Ford Cortina Lotus Max Volkers C 4 216
7 Rod Murphy, Terry Murphy 45 Isuzu Bellett Aid Motors Pty Ltd D 3 216
8 Brian Sampson, William Buckle 43 Toyota Corona Australian Motor Industries Ltd D 4 213
9 Fred Sutherland, Alan Mottram 2 Studebaker Lark C&G Motors Pty Ltd A 1 213
10 Bob Jane, George Reynolds 29 Ford Cortina Lotus Ford Motor Company of Australia C 5 212
11 Peter Brown, Ray Gulson 42 Ford Cortina GT500 Canberra Speed Shop D 5 210
12 John Roxburgh, Doug Whiteford 12 Holden HD Manual John Roxburgh Motors B 1 209
13 Ron King, Alan King 62 Morris Cooper S Elko Motors Pty Ltd E 1 209
14 Geoff Russell, Syd Fisher 24 Peugeot 404 PJ Regan Motors Pty Ltd C 6 207
15 Warren Weldon, Bill Slattery 3 Studebaker Lark Needham Motors Pty Ltd A 2 207
16 Bill Burns, B Lawler 7 Jaguar 3.8 Automatic Bill Burns A 3 207
17 Ron Stelmack, Barry Coutts 14 Fiat 2300 High Crest Motors Pty Ltd B 2 206
18 John Peebles, Ross Edwards 4 Ford Mustang Automatic Auto-Marine Land / Peter Wright Motors A 4 205
19 Bob Brown, Gavin Bailieu 61 Morris Cooper S BJ Auto Services Pty Ltd E 2 202
20 David Fraser, Brian McGrath 54 Renault R8 Gordini Renno Motors D 6 202
21 Ewan Fraser, B Hindhaugh 63 Morris Cooper S Head Brothers E 3 197
22 Brian Reed, Max Stewart 21 Triumph 2000 Australian Motor Industries Ltd C 7 195
23 Les Palmer, Terry Morris 11 Holden HD Automatic Kelly Brothers Motors B 3 195
24 Don Preece, Dick Thurston 6 Jaguar 3.4 Mk1 Hyperform Auto Services A 5 195
25 Pat Crea, Ron Grose 46 Isuzu Bellett Aid Motors Pty Ltd D 7 193
26 Garry Shoesmith, Anthony Robards 64 Vauxhall Viva Gerry Shoesmith E 4 193
27 Dianne Leighton, Kaye Whiteford 65 Vauxhall Viva Winter & Taylor (Geelong) Pty Ltd E 5 182
28 Mal Bailey, J Hicks 22 Prince Skyline GT Malcolm Bailey C 8 181
29 Max Patterson, Ian Forde 66 Morris 850 MJ Patterson E 6 178
DNF Allan Moffat, Jim Palmer 28 Ford Cortina Lotus Allan Moffat C - 224 [3]
DNF Kevin Burns, Frank Porter 44 Isuzu Bellett Aid Motors Pty Ltd D - ?
DNF Jim Russell, Clarrie Head 52 Morris Cooper S Head Brothers D - ?
DNF Hugh Bryson, J Crawford 5 Jaguar 3.8 Mk2 Bryson Industries Ltd A - ?
DNF Roberto Bussinello, Ralph Sachs 25 Alfa Romeo GTA Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd C - 99 [4]
DNF John Connelly, Gerry Merrett 53 Renault R8 Gordini L Park Tyre Service Pty Ltd D - ?
DNF Spencer Martin, William Brown 55 Renault R8 Gordini Renault Australia D - ?
DNF Brian Foley, Peter Manton 47 Morris Cooper S Brian Foley Motors D - ?
DNF Harry Firth, (Barry Seton) 41 Ford Cortina GT500 Ford Motor Company of Australia C - 0
DNF Charlie Smith, (L Stewart) 49 Morris Cooper S C Smith D - 0

39 cars started the race [3] and 29 finished.[4] Names of drivers who were entered in the car but did not drive during the race are shown within brackets.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Official Programme, Sandown, Sunday, November 21, 1965
  2. ^ Favorite for six-hour race, www.ebay.com As archived at www.webcitation.org on 1 April 2014
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Adrian Ryan, Sandown International Six-Hour - Mildren's Alfa makes it two in a row, Racing Car News, January 1966, pages 32 to 34
  4. ^ a b Alfa Romeo takes six-hour race, The Melbourne Age, Monday, Nov 22, 1965
  5. ^ a b c Alfa wins again in Sandown six hour race, Australian Motor Racing and Sporting Guide, 12th Edition for 1967, pages 74 to 76

Further reading[edit]

  • Alfa wins through again at dull Six hours at Sandown, Australian Motor Manual, February 1966, pages 48 & 49
  • David McKay, Six Long, Long Hours at Sandown!, Modern Motor, February 1966, pages 73 to 75
  • Romsey Quints, Six Hour (Al)fandango, Wheels (magazine), February 1966, pages 48 to 51
Preceded by
1964 Sandown 6 Hour International
International 6 Hour Touring Car Race
1965
Succeeded by
1966-67 Not Held
1968 Datsun 3 Hour Trophy