1966 Rothmans 12 Hour International Sports Car Race

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The 1966 Rothman’s 12-Hour was an international sports car race held at the Surfers Paradise International Motor Circuit in Queensland, Australia on 21 August 1966.[1] It was the first of four annual sports car endurance races held at the Queensland circuit between 1966 and 1969.

The race was won by Jackie Stewart and Andrew Buchanan driving a Ferrari 250LM.[2]

Classes[edit]

Cars competed in three classes: [1]

Results[edit]

Position [3] Drivers [4] No. [4] Car [3] Entrant [4] Laps [3]
1 Jackie Stewart, Andy Buchanan 3 Ferrari 250LM Scuderia Veloce 493
2 Peter Sutcliffe, Frank Matich 2 Ford GT40 Peter Sutcliffe (Racing) Ltd 492
3 [2] Kevin Bartlett, Doug Chivas 9 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd 471
4 [2] Alan Hamilton, Brian Reed 8 Porsche Spyder Porsche Distributors Pty Ltd 451
5 [2] Jackie Epstein, Paul Hawkins 4 Ferrari 250LM Epstein Enterprises Ltd 441
6 [2] Brian Foley, John French 13 Morris Cooper S British Motor Corporation (Australia) Pty Ltd 437
Sports Racing Over 2000cc
1 Jackie Stewart, Andrew Buchanan 3 Ferrari 250LM Scuderia Veloce 493
2 Peter Sutcliffe, Frank Matich 2 Ford GT40 Peter Sutcliffe (Racing) Ltd 492
3 Jackie Epstein, Paul Hawkins 4 Ferrari 250LM Epstein Enterprises Ltd 441
4 Bill Ford, Gerry Lister, Dave Seldon 6 Volvo 122S British & Continental Cars Pty Ltd 273
5 Ray Morris, Laurie Stewart 7 Ford XP Falcon V8 [5] Ray Morris Motors 216
6 Tony Osborne, Murray Carter, Ray Gibbs 5 Monaco Oldsmobile Argo Racing 96
7 David Piper, Richard Attwood 1 Ferrari 365 P2 [2] David Piper (Racing) Ltd 45
Sports Racing Under 2000cc
1 Kevin Bartlett, Doug Chivas 9 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd 471
2 Alan Hamilton, Brian Reed 8 Porsche Spyder Porsche Distributors Pty Ltd 451
3 Brian Foley, John French 13 Morris Cooper S British Motor Corporation (Australia) Pty Ltd 437
4 Frank Demuth, John Harvey 10 Lotus 23B RC Phillips Sports Car World Pty Ltd 408
5 Ken Stacey, Bruce McIntyre, Malcolm Henderson 16 Morris Cooper S Marque Motors 402
6 Malcolm Bailey, John Hicks 17 Prince Skyline GT MS Bailey 389
7 Charlie Smith, Barry Seton 15 Morris Sports CG Smith 311
8 Don Gorringe, Richard Crawford 11 Lola Donald Gorringe 54
9 Dick Thurston, Tom Roddy, Hugh Bryson 14 Nota Clubman Pitstop Car Sales 48
Improved Production Over 2000cc
1 Ron Thorpe, Tom Sulman 18 AC Cobra Ron Thorpe's Bargain Barn Pty Ltd 420
2 Brian Lawler, Harry Gapps 21 Daimler SP250 Brian Lawler 372
3 Ross Bond, Digby Cooke, Bill Stanley 19 Austin-Healey 3000 BP Castlecove Service Station 358
Improved Production Under 2000cc
1 David McKay, Bill Brown 22 Volvo P1800S Scuderia Veloce 427
2 John Roxburgh, Doug Whiteford, Edward Colwell 31 Datsun Fairlady 1600 Datsun Australia 424
3 Richard Booty, Bill Jamieson 28 Austin-Healey Sprite R Booty 397
4 Noel Riley, Fred Gibson 34 Honda S600 Campbell Scott Pty Ltd 397
5 Errol Sakzewski, Henk Woelders, Geoff Sekzewski 23 Porsche Carrera DG Sekzewski 386
6 Austin-Healey Sprite 376
7 Austin-Healey Sprite 330
8 Austin-Healey Sprite 195
9 Austin-Healey Sprite 195
10 Colin Weat, Ron Kearns 24 MGA Twin Cam MG Car Club (NSW) 142
11 Max Stewart, Bob Young 33 Triumph Spitfire SII Max Stewart Motors 69
Series Production Over 2000cc
1 Bryan Thomson, Glyn Scott 35 Jaguar E-Type Shepparton Truck Sales 418
Series Production Under 2000cc
1 Jim Quinn, Paul Mander 37 Lotus Elan S2 HQ Performance Motors (Canberra) 418
2 Bob Holden, John Underwood, John Collins 39 MGB Everybody's Magazine 406
3 Colin Bond, Barry Ferguson, Arthur Treloar 43 Isuzu Bellett GT Griffon Motors 402
4 Barry Tapsall, Bill Gates 45 Datsun SSS Barry Tapsall 399
5 Johnny Maroulis, Ian Ferguson 38 Lotus Elan Cominos Pharmacy 375
6 Albert Sedaitis, Peter Brown, Grahame Wood 42 Morgan +4 SS Ecurie Canberra 372
7 John Leffler, Les Carne 41 Austin-Healey Sprite John Leffler 229
8 Noel Riley, Leo Stanton, Jim Palmer 44 Honda S600 Stanton Motors Ltd 227

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Official Programme, Speed Week, Surfers Paradise, August 12th to 22nd 1966
  2. ^ a b c d e f Des White, Rothmans 12 Hour spectacular, Racing Car News, October 1966, Pages 32 & 33
  3. ^ a b c Ferrari after protests – 12 Hour Sports Car Race At Surfers, Australian Motor Racing & Sporting Guide, (12th Edition for 1967)
  4. ^ a b c Rothman’s 12-Hour – Entry List, Official Programme, Speed Week, Surfers Paradise, August 12th to 22nd 1966
  5. ^ James Cockington, Sun, surf and sports cars, Motor Racing Australia No 108, February / March 2009, pages 78 to 82

Further reading[edit]

  • 2 drive 976m. In big race, The Courier Mail, Monday, 22 August 1966
  • Barry Cooke, The longest day, Modern Motor, October 1966, pages 16 to 19
  • Scoreboard, Australian Motor Racing Annual, 1967, page 47
  • Ford or Ferrari? - 12 hours at Surfers, Australian Motor Manual, November 1966, pages 42 to 45

External links[edit]

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