1964 Sandown 6 Hour International

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The 1964 Sandown 6 Hour International was an endurance race for saloon cars complying with FIA Group 1 regulations.[1] The event was held at the Sandown Park circuit in Victoria, Australia on 29 November 1964 [2] and was the genesis of what is now known as the Sandown 500. The race was won by Roberto Bussinello and Ralph Sachs, driving an Alfa Romeo Giulia TI Super.

Classes[edit]

Entries competed in seven classes as follows:[2]

  • Class A : Over 3000cc [2]
  • Class B : 2501-3000cc [2]
  • Class C : 2001-2500cc [2]
  • Class D : 1601-2000cc [2]
  • Class E : 1301-1600cc [2]
  • Class F : 900-1300cc [2]
  • Class G : Open (ineligible for outright awards) [2]

Class G was for entries which were modified to FIA Group 2 specifications.[1]

Results[edit]

Position [1] Drivers [1] No. Car [1] Entrant [2] Class [2] Laps [1]
1 Roberto Bussinello, Ralph Sachs 50 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI Super Alec Mildren Racing E 230
2 Peter Manton, Brian Foley 62 Morris Cooper S BMC (UK) F 223
3 Geoff Russell, John Raeburn 51 Ford Cortina GT Ford Motor Co F 223
4 Allan Moffat, Jon Leighton 2 Ford Cortina Lotus Allan Moffat G 220
5 I Cooke, Bruce Hindhaugh 66 Morris Cooper S Scuderia Birchwood F 211
6 Paddy Hopkirk, John Fitzpatrick (racing driver) 60 Morris Cooper S BMC (UK) F 204
7 Bill Burns, Brian Lawler 32 Fiat 2300 Bill Burns Hire Cars C 202
8 C Giltrap, Ivan Segedin 41 Volvo 122S British & Continental Cars Pty Ltd D 201
9 Brian Muir, Bill Brown Datsun Bluebird SS Nissan Motor Distributors F 201
10 Spencer Martin, Ron Clarke Datsun Bluebird SS Nissan Motor Distributors F 201
11 Bruce McPhee, Fred Morgan Holden EH Special S4 Muirs Motors B 201
12 Bob Jane, George Reynolds 51 Ford Cortina Lotus Ford Motor Co E 200
13 Ann Bennett, John Colwell Toyota Crown Tanus Motors D 200
14 P Owen, Kevin Bartlett [3] Mercedes-Benz 220SE Peter Owen Pty Ltd C 198
15 Ian McDonald,[4] Syd Fisher [4] Peugeot 404 PJ Regan Motors D 197
16 L Stewart, B Rossiter 63 Morris Cooper S Flat Rentals Pty Ltd F 197
17 Alan Mottram, Fred Sutherland 10 Studebaker Lark Canada Cycle & Motor Co A 196
18 J Eiffeltow,[2][4] C Smith Chrysler Valiant Eiffel Tower Motors A 195
19 A Osborne, K Burns Ford Zephyr Mk III AJR Osbourne B 192
20 Paul England, D Stewart Volkswagen 1500S VW Distribution D 190
21 Dick Thurston,[4] Brian Sampson 45 Triumph 2000 Pitstop Motor Imps D 189
22 B Topen, D Cooke Fiat 2300 MJ Pryor C 187
23 Rodger Ward,[1] Warren Weldon 11 Studebaker Lark Needham Motors A 187
24 Bob Holden, B Ferguson Volkswagen 1500S VW Distribution F 182
25 D Leighton, Kaye Whiteford 67 Morris 1100 Dianne Leighton F 179
26 H Gibson, H Gibson Jr. 68 Triumph Herald Hoot Gibson Senior F 176
27 Anthony Cooper, Joe Hills 52 Ford Cortina GT Beautihome (Aust.) D 171
28 Frank Matich, Rod Blair 14 Jaguar 3.8 Litre Rod Balir Insurances A 157
DNF D Whiteford, G Hopkins [2][5] Peugeot 404 [2] C & G Distributors [2] D 196 [2]
DNF Timo Makinen, Rauno Aaltonen 61 Morris Cooper S BMC (UK) F
DNF Jackie Stewart, Jim Palmer 50 Ford Cortina Lotus D
DNF Lex Davison, Gawaine Baillie 1 Ford Galaxie G
DNF Frank Coad, John Roxburgh 21 Vauxhall Velox B
DNF [4] Rex Emmett [4] Renault R8 [4] D 15 [4]
DNF [4] Alan Hamilton [4] Peugeot 404 [2] D 6 [4]

There were 37 starters in the race [4] and 28 cars were classified as finishers.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Peter Bakalor, Alfa Triumphant, Modern Motor, February 1965, pages 34 to 37 & 96 to 97. Report includes a Results section listing the 28 classified finishers with driver surnames, car and number of laps completed.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q 'Adrian Ryan & Max Stahl, Sandown was super!, Racing Car News, January 1965, pages 16 to 19. Includes Results listing for all finishers with Class details.
  3. ^ Australian Muscle Car, Issue 36, page 33
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l 6 Hours at Sandown, Australian Motor Sports, January 1965, pages 50 to 53
  5. ^ The Racing Car News report lists Whiteford & Hopkins as placing fourth in Class D but the entry is not included in the 28 classified finishers in the Modern Motor report

Further reading[edit]

  • Trevor Davis, Italy Successful in Six-Hour Saloon Car Race, The Age, Monday, 30 November 1964
  • Official Programme, Sandown, Sunday, November 21, 1965

External links[edit]

Preceded by
None
Sandown 6 Hour International
1964
Succeeded by
1965 International 6 Hour Touring Car Race