1969 Rothmans 12 Hour Classic

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The 1969 Rothmans 12 Hour Classic was an endurance motor race for production cars[1] held at the Surfers Paradise International Raceway in Queensland, Australia on 5 January 1969.[2] It was the first of two such races to be held at the circuit.[3]

Classes[edit]

Cars competed in five classes based on the retail price of the vehicle in Australian Dollars.[1]

Results[edit]

Position[2][4] Drivers No. Car Entrant Laps
1 Bill Gates, Jim Bertram 16 Ford XT Falcon GT McCluskey Ford 427
2 Garry Hodge, John Leffler 42 Morris Cooper S Denis Geary Motors 426
3 Kevin Bartlett, John French 1 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV A Mildren Pty Ltd 424
4 John Smailes, John Millyard Morris Cooper S Martinz Place 421
5 Glynn Scott, Keith Williams 25 Holden HK Monaro GTS327 Glyn Scott Motors 420
6 John Roxburgh, Doug Whiteford Datsun 1600 Datsun Racing Team 415
Class A : Up to $1850
1 B Tapsall, R Sorensen, R Gibson Datsun 1000 Datsun Racing Team 404
2 W Scott, E Olsen Toyota Corolla W Scott 392
3 W Evans, J Cosworth Datsun 1000 Datsun Racing Team 383
4 T Floyd, P Wherrett, A Vincent Toyota Corolla MTR Services 368
? Noel Riley, Ken Brian Honda Scamp 334
Class B : $1851 to $2250
1 John Roxburgh, Doug Whiteford Datsun 1600 Datsun Racing Team 415
2 W Coad, F Sutherland Datsun 1600 Datsun Racing Team 411
3 P Lefrancke, R Skelton, B Reed 57 Toyota Corolla SL Farsley Motors 404
4 A Whitchurch, T Gilltrap Datsun 1600 Coolangatta Tweed Heads MC 403
? Datsun 1600
? Datsun 1600
? Hillman Gazelle
? Edgerton Renault 10
DISQ Wooton, Morrow Datsun 1600 McInnes Auto Conversions
Class C : $2251 to $3000
1 Garry Hodge, John Leffler 42 Morris Cooper S Denis Geary Motors 426
2 John Smailes, John Millyard Morris Cooper S Martinz Place 421
3 T Basile, F Leggatt Fiat 125 Tony Basile Motors 414
4 J Eiffeltower, D O'Keefe Hillman Hunter GT Eiffeltower Motors 413
? Cooke, Brewster, Hindmarsh 41 Morris Cooper S
? Gracie Morris Cooper S
? Haylen Morris Cooper S
? Ian Kenny, Hans Marquard Morris Cooper S
? Joe Camilleri, John Humphrey Morris Cooper S
DISQ Hillman Hunter GT
Class D : $3001 to $4500
1 Bill Gates, John Bertram 16 Ford XT Falcon GT McCluskey Ford 427
2 Glyn Scott, Keith Williams 25 Holden HK Monaro GTS327 Glyn Scott Motors 420
3 R Jones, R Forbes, D West Fiat 124S Coupe Nanda Marconi Products 413
4 G Trebilcock, N Trebilcock, H Woelders BMW 1600 G Trebilcock 411
5 Lionel Ayers, Max Volkers Ford XT Falcon GT
6 Seldon Volvo 144 355
DNF Bruce McPhee, Doug Chivas 13 Holden HK Monaro GTS327
DNF Denis Geary, Bill Brown Holden HK Monaro GTS327
DNF Paul Zacka, Graham Perry Holden HK Monaro GTS327
DNF Holden HK Monaro GTS327
Class E : Over $4500
1 Kevin Bartlett, John French 1 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV A Mildren Pty Ltd 424
2 R Gulson, P Brown 2 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Canberra Speed Shop 408
3 Ivan Tighe, B Schuster Citroen DS21 Glyn Scott Motors 349

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 45 In Road Race, The Courier Mail, Thursday, Jan 2, 1969 page 9
  2. ^ a b Sweet Smell of Success, Racing Car News, February 1969, pages 30-33
  3. ^ Paradise Lost, Australian Muscle Car, Issue 41, pages 88-98
  4. ^ Jim Shepherd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, 1980, page 147

Further reading[edit]

  • The Australian racing history of Ford, 1989
  • Family Sedan Battle, The Courier Mail, Monday, 6 January 1969, page 1
  • Gates’ 3 lap win in 12-Hr, The Courier Mail, Monday, 6 January 1969, page 9
  • Stewart Wilson, The official racing history of Holden, 1988, pages 61 & 331
  • Ford Scores at Surfer’s 12 Hour, Australian Motor Manual, March 1969, page 27

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