1970 Rothmans 12 Hour

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The 1970 Rothmans 12 Hour was an endurance motor race for Group E Series Production Touring Cars. The event was held at the Surfers Paradise International Raceway in Queensland, Australia on 4 January 1970 with the field divided into four classes determined by the retail price of the vehicle.

The race was won by Colin Bond and Tony Roberts driving a Class D Holden Monaro HT GTS350 for the Harry Firth run Holden Dealer Team. The pair, who four months earlier had won the 1969 Hardie-Ferodo 500 at Bathurst, covered 435 laps of the 3.219 km (2.000 mi) circuit for a distance of 1,400.265 km (870 mi).

Results[edit]

The winning Holden Monaro (pictured at Lakeside in July 1970)
Position Drivers No. Car Entrant Laps
Class A
1 Wally Scott, Eric Olsen 43 Toyota Corolla WJ Scott 398
2 Peter Lefrancke, Blair Salter Toyota Corolla AMI Racing Team 392
3 Lionel Cordingley, Frank Leggatt, Brian Scoffell Morris Mini K LW Cordingley 373
4 Barry Tapsall, Bill Evans Datsun 1000 Datsun Racing Team 329
5 G Geshopulos, D Fraser Hillman GT George Geshopulos 152
DISQ Punch, Simpson Datsun 1000 Datsun Racing Team
Class B
1 Dave Morrow, Bob Wootton Datsun 1600 DJ Morrow 413
2 Frank Coad, Jon Leighton Datsun 1600 Datsun Racing Team 408
3 John Roxburgh, Graham Cosworth 31 Datsun 1600 Datsun Racing Team 402
4 Bill Beverley, Tony Basile Mazda 1200 Coupe Bill Beverley Motors 384
5 B Jemison, D Booty Datsun 1600 Windmill Star Service Station 382
Class C
1 Don Holland, Bob Skelton Morris Cooper S Miniland 426
2 Joe Camilleri, John Humphrey Morris Cooper S Grand Prix Auto Service 422
3 Trevor Meehan, T Strickland Morris Cooper S Trevor Meehan 418
4 Ron Kearns, Bob Forbes Fiat 125 Zanardo & Rodriguez Sales and Service 415
5 Terry Friar, Bill Lubke Mazda R100 Terry Friar 389
6 Mick McGregor, Bob Gibson Morris Cooper S Keith Beaney 380
7 Roy Rogers, B O'Brien, F Hunt Mazda R100 Roy Rogers 371
 ? George Giesberts, C Wenzel 19 Holden Torana LC GTR
 ? Jenny Parker, Rod Arthur Morris Cooper S
DNF Cronan, Cortese Holden Kingswood V8
Class D
1 Colin Bond, Tony Roberts 5 Holden Monaro GTS 350 Holden Dealer Team 435
2 Bill Gates, Jim Bertram 1 Ford Falcon GTHO McCluskey Ford Pty Ltd 434
3 Barry Arentz, Brian Michelmore 4 Ford Falcon GTHO Central Auto Sales and Service 429
4 Paul Zacka, Graham Perry 6 Holden Monaro GTS 350 New Formula Motors 409
5 Pat Peck, Doug Macarthur 3 Ford Falcon GTHO D & P Traders Pty Ltd 405
6 Keith Williams, Max Volkers 7 Holden Monaro GTS 350 Lockhart Motors 403
7 Glynn Scott, Roy Griffiths 2 Ford Falcon GTHO McCluskey Ford Pty Ltd 398
DISQ Bill Tuckey, Sib Petralia 8 Holden Monaro GTS 350 Boyded

References[edit]

  • A History of Australian Motor Sport, © 1980
  • Modern Motor, March 1970
  • Racing Car News, February 1970
  • The Australian Racing History of Ford, © 1989
  • The Courier Mail, Monday, 5 January 1970
  • The Official Racing History of Holden, © 1988

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