1967 Tasman Series

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1967 Tasman Series
Champion
United Kingdom Jim Clark
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The 1967 Tasman Series was a motor racing competition open to racing cars complying with the Tasman Formula.[1] It was contested over six races in New Zealand and Australia between 7 January and 6 March 1967.[2] The series, which was the fourth annual Tasman Series, was won by Jim Clark driving a Lotus 33.[2]

Races[edit]

Jim Clark won the 1967 Tasman Series driving a Lotus 33, similar to the example shown above

The series was contested over six races with two additional races at Levin and Teretonga not counting for points.[3]

Round Name Circuit Date Winning driver Car Entrant Report
New
Zealand
1 New Zealand Grand Prix Pukekohe 7 January United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM P261 Owen Racing Organisation Report
Levin International Levin 14 January United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus 33 Coventry Climax Team Lotus (Overseas) Ltd Report
2 Lady Wigram Trophy Wigram 21 January United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus 33 Coventry Climax Team Lotus (Overseas) Ltd Report
Teretonga International Teretonga 28 January United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus 33 Coventry Climax Team Lotus (Overseas) Ltd Report
Australia 3 Craven Filter Lakeside International 99 [4] Lakeside 12 February United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus 33 Coventry Climax Team Lotus (Overseas) Ltd Report
4 Australian Grand Prix Warwick Farm 19 February United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM P261 Owen Racing Organisation Report
5 Sandown International Sandown 26 February United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus 33 Coventry Climax Team Lotus (Overseas) Ltd Report
6 South Pacific Trophy Longford 6 March Australia Jack Brabham Repco Brabham BT23A Ecurie Vitesse Report

Points system[edit]

Points were awarded at each race as shown in the following table:

Position [5] 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points [5] 9 6 4 3 2 1

All points scored were counted.[3]

Series standings[edit]

Pos Driver [3] [6] Car [2] [7] Entrant [2] Puk Wig Lak War San Lon Pts [3]
1 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus 33 Coventry Climax Team Lotus (Overseas) Ltd [8] 2 1 1 2 1 2 45
2 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM P261 Owen Racing Organisation [8] 1 Ret Ret 1 Ret Ret 18
= Australia Jack Brabham Repco Brabham BT22
Repco Brabham BT23A
Ecurie Vitesse [8] Ret 13 2 4 NC 1 18
= Australia Frank Gardner Repco Brabham BT16 Coventry Climax Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd [8] DNS 4 3 3 3 4 18
5 United Kingdom Richard Attwood BRM P261 Owen Racing Organisation 3 2 10
6 Australia Kevin Bartlett Repco Brabham BT11A Coventry Climax Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd [8] Ret 5 5 6 5 5 9
7 Australia Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 Coventry Climax Geoghegan Racing Division [8] Ret 5 2 DNS 8
8 New Zealand Denny Hulme Repco Brabham BT7A Coventry Climax
Repco Brabham BT22
L Stanton
Ecurie Vitesse [8]
Ret 3 4 Ret Ret Ret 7
= United Kingdom Chris Irwin BRM P261 Owen Racing Organisation [8] Ret 4 3 7
10 New Zealand Jim Palmer Repco Brabham BT22 Coventry Climax Jim Palmer Motor Racing 4 Ret 3
= Australia John Harvey Repco Brabham BT14 Ford RC Phillips Sports Car World Pty Ltd [8] 6 DNS 6 6 3
12 New Zealand Graeme Lawrence Repco Brabham BT14 Ford Lawrence Motors 5 12 2
13 New Zealand Dene Hollier Lotus 27 Ford Dene Hollier Ltd 6 Ret 1
= New Zealand Roly Levis Repco Brabham BT14 Ford Levis Racing Team 9 6 1
New Zealand Jim Boyd Repco Brabham BT4 Coventry Climax SH Jensen 7 7 0
New Zealand Bill Stone Repco Brabham BT6 Ford Levis Racing Team 8 8 0
New Zealand Ken Sager Repco Brabham BT16 Ford JH Sager 10 0
New Zealand Laurence Brownlie Repco Brabham BT6 Ford 11 DNS 0
New Zealand John Weston Repco Brabham BT2 Ford 12 11 0
New Zealand Don MacDonald Repco Brabham BT10 Ford 13 Ret 0
New Zealand Grahame Harvey Repco Brabham BT6 Ford Ret 10 0
New Zealand Ken Smith Lotus 22 Ford Ret 0
New Zealand Pat McLoughlin Cooper T53 Coventry Climax Ret 0
New Zealand Dennis Marwood Cooper T66 Coventry Climax Ecurie Rothmans Ret Ret 0
New Zealand Bill Thomasen DNS 0
New Zealand Red Dawson Repco Brabham BT7A Coventry Climax DNS 9 0
New Zealand Kerry Grant Repco Brabham BT11A Coventry Climax Grant & Liddle DNS 0
New Zealand Peter Yock Repco Brabham BT6 Ford DNQ 0
Australia Paul Bolton Repco Brabham BT7A Coventry Climax Stanton Motors [8] DNQ Ret DNS 0
Australia Glyn Scott Lotus 27 Ford Glyn Scott Motors [8] 7 7 8 0
Australia Mel McEwin Elfin Mono Ford M McEwin [8] 8 Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Piers Courage BRM P261 Owen Racing Organisation Ret 0
Australia Spencer Martin Repco Brabham BT11A Coventry Climax Bob Jane Racing Team [8] Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Australia Greg Cusack Lotus 32B Coventry Climax Castrol Team [8] Ret 0
Australia Ian Cook Elfin Mono MkIIB Ford I Cook [9] Ret Ret 7 0
Australia Mike Champion Repco Brabham BT2 Ford Competition Cars Australia [8] 8 0
United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus 48 Ford Cosworth FVA Team Lotus (Overseas) Ltd [8] Ret 0
Australia Peter Macrow Cheetah Mk3 Ford RP Creed [9] NC 0
Australia Jack Hunnam Elfin Mono MkIID Ford Jack Hunnam Motors [8] Ret 0
Pos Driver Car Entrant Puk Wig Lak War San Lon Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Programme, Tasman Championship - International Meeting, Sandown, Sunday, February 26, page 29
  2. ^ a b c d Tasman Cup 1967, www.oldracingcars.com Retrieved on 24 March 2015
  3. ^ a b c d Tasman Series 1967, www.sergent.com.au Retrieved on 24 March 2015
  4. ^ Official Programme, Craven Filter Lakeside International 99 , February 12, 1967, front cover
  5. ^ a b Official Programme, Tasman Championship - International Meeting, Sandown, Sunday, February 26, page 14
  6. ^ Names of drivers who did not score points in the series have been obtained from race results pages linked from Tasman Cup 1967, www.oldracingcars.com
  7. ^ As all Brabham cars listed in the official programmes for the Warwick Farm and Sandown races were entered as Repco Brabhams, the latter term has been used throughout this article
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Official Programme, 32nd Australian Grand Prix, Warwick Farm, Sunday, February 19, 1967, page 37
  9. ^ a b Official Programme, Tasman Championship - International Meeting, Sandown, Sunday, February 26, page 51

Further reading[edit]

  • 1967, The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix, 1986, pages 320 to 326
  • In The Mirrors, Australian Motor Racing Annual 1967, pages 6 to 13 & 57 to 62
  • Jim Shepherd, A History of Australian Motor Racing, 1980, pages 40 to 41

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