1974 Australian Touring Car Championship

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1974 Australian Touring Car Championship
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The 1974 Australian Touring Car Championship was the 15th running of the Australian Touring Car Championship. It began at Symmons Plains on 4 March 1974 and ended at Adelaide International Raceway on 9 June after eight rounds. The championship was won by Peter Brock, driving for the Marlboro Holden Dealer Team in a Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 and a Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000.

Drivers[edit]

The following drivers competed in the 1974 Australian Touring Car Championship.

Manufacturer Car model No[1] Driver
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 1 Australia Colin Bond
Holden Torana LH SL/R 5000 4 Australia Allan Grice
Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III 4 Australia Phil Waters
Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop 5 Australia John Goss
Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop 6 Australia Fred Gibson
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 7 Australia Bob Jane
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1
Torana LH SL/R 5000
8 Australia Peter Brock
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 10 Australia Bob Forbes
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 12 Australia Jim Hunter
Ford Escort GT1600 13 Australia Bob Holden
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 16 Australia Graeme Blanchard
Ford Falcon XA GT Hardtop 18 Australia Murray Carter
Mazda RX-3 26 Australia Mel Mollison
Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 29 Australia Ray Gulson
Ford Falcon XA GT Hardtop
Falcon XB GT Hardtop
33 Canada Allan Moffat
Ford Escort GT1600 37 Australia Alan Cant
Ford Escort GT1600 55 Australia Barry Seton
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 94 Australia Graeme Adams
Ford Escort GT1600 Australia Lyndon Arnell
Holden Torana LC GTR 63 Australia Roger Bonhomme
Morris Cooper S 92 Australia Phil Brude
Morris Cooper S 66 Australia David Clement
Mazda RX-3 11 Australia Gary Cooke
Holden Monaro HQ GTS 350 58 Australia Ron Dickson
Ford Escort GT1600 14 Australia John English
Mazda RX-3 99 Australia Tony Farrell
Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 43 Australia John French
Morris Cooper S 81 Australia John Gifford
Mazda RX-3 30 Australia Bernie Haehnle
Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 91 Australia Ray Harrison
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 86 Australia Tom Heffernan
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 24 Australia Don Holland
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 2 Australia Dick Johnson
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 82 Australia John Lewis
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 9 Australia Rod McRae
Ford Escort GT1600 74 Australia Roger Mahoney
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 96 Australia Dennis Martin
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 80 Australia John Millyard
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 17 Australia Bob Morris
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 20 Australia Tony Niovanni
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 25 Australia Graham Parsons
Mazda RX-3 69 Australia Geoff Perry
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 27 Australia Richard Purtell
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 52 Australia Cam Richardson
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 39 Australia Tim Smith
Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 15 Australia John Stoopman
Ford Escort GT1600 62 Australia Geoff Wade
Morris Cooper S 64 Australia Tony Watts
Mazda RX-3 51 Australia John Wharton
  Two litre class competitors

Calendar[edit]

The 1974 Australian Touring Car Championship consisted of seven rounds.[2]

Rd. Circuit City / State Date Winner Team Report
1 Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania 4 March Peter Brock Holden Dealer Team
2 Calder Park Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 17 March Peter Brock Holden Dealer Team
3 Sandown International Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 7 April Allan Moffat Allan Moffat Racing
4 Amaroo Park Sydney, New South Wales 14 April Peter Brock Holden Dealer Team
5 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 28 April Ray Gulson Canberra Speed Shop
Allan Moffat Allan Moffat Racing
6 Surfers Paradise International Raceway Surfers Paradise, Queensland 19 May Peter Brock Holden Dealer Team
7 Adelaide International Raceway Adelaide, South Australia 9 June Peter Brock Holden Dealer Team

Drivers Championship[edit]

Points were awarded 4-3-2-1 for the first four race positions, and then 9-6-4-3-2-1 for the top 6 of each class.

Pos Driver Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Pts
1 Peter Brock 1st(13) 1st(13) 3rd(6) 1st(13) 2nd(9) 1st(13) 1st(13) 80
2 Bob Morris 2nd(9) 4th(4) 2nd(9) 3rd(6) 2nd(9) 2nd(9) 46
3 Allan Moffat 2nd(9) 4th(4) 1st(13) 9th 1st(13) 39
4 Bob Holden 11th(4) 8th(9) 10th(9) 2nd(6) Ret (6) 34
5 Murray Carter 3rd(6) 2nd(9) 7th 4th(4) 4th(4) 3rd(6) 29
Ray Gulson (2) 1st(9) 8th(9) 11th(9) 29
7 Mel Mollison 9th(6) (2) 10th(4) (3) 6th(1) (4) (4) 24
8 Roger Mahoney 8th(9) (3) (3) 15
9 Barry Seton 10th(6) (1) (6) Ret 13
10 John French 9th(9) 9
Ray Harrison (3) 9th(6) 9
12 Tony Niovanni 5th(2) 5th(2) 4th(4) 8
13 Tim Smith 3rd(6) 6
Colin Bond 3rd(6) 6
Dick Johnson 3rd(6) 6
Don Holland 8th 4th(4) 5th(2) 6
John English (6) 6
Alan Cant (4) 5th(2) 6
19 Graham Parsons 4th(4) 12th 4
Rod McRae 6th(1) 6th(1) 5th(2) 4
Tony Watts (4) 4
Bernie Haehnle 3rd(4) 4
22 John Gifford (3) 3
Roger Bonhomme 4th(3) 3
Lyndon Arnel (3) 3
25 Bob Jane 5th(2) Ret 2
Jim Hunter 5th(2) 8th 2
Graeme Adams 7th 5th(2) 2
Bob Forbes 6th(1) 6th(1) 2
Geoff Wade (2) 2
Tom Heffernan (2) 2
31 Richard Purtell 6th(1) 1
Fred Gibson DNS 6th(1) 1
Graham Blanchard 7th 7th 6th(1) 1
Phil Brude (1) 1
Pos Driver Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 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)
  Two litre class competitors
  • Round 5 consisted of two separate races, one for over 3 litre cars and one for under 3 litre cars.

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