1959 6-Hour Le Mans Production Car Race

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The 1959 6-Hour Le Mans Production Car Race was staged on 1 June 1959 at the Caversham Race Circuit [1] in Western Australia, Australia. The race, which was organised by the WA Sporting Car Club,[1] was the fifth annual Six Hour Le Mans.[2]

The race was won by Clem Dwyer and Vin Smith, driving a Triumph TR3A.[3]

Results[edit]

Position [4] Drivers [4] No. Car [4] Entrant Cat. Pos. [4] Category [4] Class Pos. [4] Class [4] Laps [4]
1 Clem Dywer, Vin Smith Triumph TR3A Diesel Motors [4] 1 Sports Cars 176
2 Lionel Beattie MGA 2 Sports Cars 174
3 Merv Dudley, Doug Green MGA 3 Sports Cars 174
4 Jack Ayers Holden 48-215 Superior Cars [5] 1 Sedan Cars 1 1601-2500cc 172
5 Jim Harwood, Bill Downey Triumph TR3A 171
6 Darryl McGuinness Austin-Healey Reimann Motors [5] 171
7 Dave Sullivan Holden 48-215 2 Sedan Cars 171
8 Ray Barfield Triumph TR3 164
9 David Sadique Simca Aronde [6] 3 Sedan Cars 1 1101-1300cc 163
10 Ron Heath Jaguar XK120 159
11 Don Reimann, John Glasson Standard Ten Cadet Diesel Motors [4] 1 851-1100cc 155
12 Syd Negus Plymouth Sports 152
13 R Betteridge Morris Minor 150
14 Bob Annear, D Reiman Standard Ten Cadet Diesel Motors [4] 148
15 Brian Lemon Volkswagen 147
16 Lloyd Trezise Ford V8 (1938) 1 Over 2500cc 146
17 Mike Geneve, R Pelusey Skoda 143
18 L Johnson, J Wynhoff Renault Dauphine 1 Up to 850cc 138
19 Aub Melrose Austin-Healey 116
DNF H van Lannen Austin-Healey 131
DNF Stan Starcevich Holden 122
DNF Tony Carboni Austin-Healey 96
DNF Jim Ward Ford Zephyr 69
DNF Mal Chapman MGTF 15

Teams Award[edit]

Diesel Motors - Clem Dywer & Vin Smith (Triumph TR3A), Don Reimann & John Glasson (Standard Ten Cadet), Bob Annear & D Reiman (Standard Ten Cadet) [4]

Lambretta Trophy[edit]

David Sadique [4] (Simca Aronde)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Official Programme, The Annual 6-Hour Le Mans Production Car Race, Caversham Race Circuit, Monday, 1st June 1959, www.speedwayandroadracehistory.com, as archived at web.archive.org
  2. ^ Terry Walker, Around The Houses, 1980, pages 56–59
  3. ^ New Car Wins At Caversham, The West Australian, Tuesday, 2 June 1959, page 8
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Western Australian Race Results 1959, page 6, http://www.terrywalkersplace.com, as archived at web.archive.org
  5. ^ a b http://www.terrywalkersplace.com, Retrieved 31 May 2006
  6. ^ Wenworth Motors advertisement, The West Australian, Tuesday, 2 June 1959, page 25

Further reading[edit]

  • Jim Shepherd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, 1980, pages 150-151