1963 Six Hour Le Mans

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The winning Lotus Super 7, pictured in 2012

The 1963 Six Hour Le Mans was an endurance race for Sports Cars, Appendix J Touring Cars & Appendix K Grand Touring Cars. The race was held at the Caversham Airfield circuit in Western Australia on 3 June 1963 with the winning car covering 194 laps (427 miles, 688 km).

Results of the event are given below.

Position Drivers No. Car Class Class Pos. Laps
1 Jeff Dunkerton 26 Lotus Super 7 Sports Cars 1101 to 1600cc 1 194
2 Mike Tighe 47 Fiat 1500 Touring Cars 1301 to 1600cc 1 186
3 Mike Hurst, Dick Ward 27 Austin-Healey Sprite Sports Cars 751 to 1100cc 1 180
4 Bruce Harding 84 Holden Touring Cars 2001 to 2600cc 1 178
5 David Thomas, Ian Durrant 110 Morris Cooper Touring Cars 751 to 1000cc 1 178
6 Owen Stringer, Bill Humble 62 Morris Cooper 178
7 Jack Wynhoff, Don Baker 106 Renault R8 Grand Touring 751 to 1000cc 1 174
8 Bill Inwood 44 Simca Montlhery Grand Touring 1001 to 1300cc 1 172
9 Roy Bolton 111 Vauxhall VX4/90 171
10 Dave Sullivan 40 Studebaker Lark Touring Cars Over 2600cc 1 169
11 B McKay 76 Peugeot 168
12 Bill Downey, Stuart Campbell 79 Hillman Minx 167
13 Lionel Beattie, Jack Ayres 0.9 Repco-Holden Sports Cars 2001 to 3000cc 1 166
14 Terry Cunliffe, Warren Matthews 54 Simca Touring Cars 1001 to 1300cc 1 163
15 Max Butt, Lloyd Trezise 109 Ford Anglia 162
16 Eddie Williams, Brian Lemon 49 Volkswagen 155
17 George Wakelin, Dave Williams 42 Holden Grand Touring 2001 to 2600cc 1 155
18 John Wileyman, P Teede 107 Simca Aronde 153
19 Wally Knox, Alois Visich 72 Holden 150
20 Tom Rice, Dick Ward 36 Austin-Healey Sprite 148
21 David Sadique, Warren Matthews 100 Skoda Felicia 147
22 Bob Biltoft, Rod Mitchell 46 Peugeot Holden 144
23 Wally Higgs, Vin Smith 102 Austin Freeway 138
24 Dick Roberts, Bob Avery 70 Holden GT 132
25 Tim Bailey, Graham Purchas 51 Renault 750 Grand Touring Up to 750cc 1 130
26 Rod Donovan 52 Holden 106
27 Syd Negus 25 Plymouth Sports Sports Cars Over 3000cc 1 65
28 Harley Pederick, Stan Starcevich 64 Holden 31
29 Dick Roberts, Bob Avery 104 Chrysler Valiant 29
DNF Murray Thomas 103 Simca Aronde 133
DNF Rod Cutting, Bruce Abbott 101 Holden 51
DNF John Glasson 61 Datsun 38
DNF Vic Watson, John Collins 65 Ford Custom 272 44
DNF L Matthews, Guiseppi Fazio 106 Holden 16

References[edit]

  • A History of Australian Motor Sport (1980)
  • Around The Houses (1980)
  • The West Australian, Tuesday, 11 June 1963
  • The West Australian, Tuesday, 4 June 1963
  • www.terrywalkersplace.com