1974 Repo 500K

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The 1974 Repo 500K was an endurance race for Group C Touring Cars. It was held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Victoria, Australia on 24 November 1974 over a distance of 106 laps equalling a race distance of 501 kilometres (311 mi). The race was the fifth round of the 1974 Australian Manufacturers' Championship.

The race was won by Holden Dealer Team driver Colin Bond driving a V8 Holden Torana. Bond lapped the field, finishing a lap ahead of the Ford XB Falcon of veteran Murray Carter. Brothers Rod McRae and Russ McRae finished three laps behind Bond in their Torana to take third.

Class structure[edit]

Cars competed in four classes:

  • Class A : Up 1300cc
  • Class B : 1301–2000cc
  • Class C : 2001 – 3000cc
  • Class D : Over 3000cc

Race results[edit]

Race results were as follows:

Position Drivers No. Car Class Laps
1 Colin Bond 2 Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 D 106
2 Murray Carter 18 Ford XB Falcon GT Hardtop D 105
3 Rod McRae
Russ McRae
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 D 105
4 Graeme Blanchard Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 D 103
5 Stuart Saker Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 D 101
6 Kevin Kennedy Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 D 99
7 Ray Gulson Alfa Romeo GTV B 99
8 Jim Murcott Alfa Romeo GTV B 99
9 Mel Mollison Mazda RX-3 B 98
10 Matt Phillip Holden Torana GTR C 96
11 Bill Evans Datsun 1200 Coupe A 94
12 Brian Ovenden Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T D 94
13 Stewart McLeod Datsun 240K C 93
14 Colin Campbell Ford Escort Twin Cam B 93
15 Ken Brian Honda Civic A 92
16 Gary Toepfer Toyota Corolla A 88
17 Graham Rowe Ford Escort Twin Cam B 87
18 Max McClure Mazda RX-3 B 84
19 Max McGinley Honda Civic A 82
20 Geoff Wade Ford Escort Twin Cam B 78
Other starters (listed in grid order)
DNF Allan Moffat 33 Ford XB Falcon GT Hardtop D
DNF Peter Brock 1 Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 D
DNF Peter Janson Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 D
DNF Cam Richardson Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 D
DNF John Stoopman Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 D
DNF Robert Bride Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 D
DNF Bernie McClure Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 D
Excl Nick Louis Mazda RX-3 C 95
Excl Tony Farrell Mazda RX-3 C 100
Dave Clement Morris Cooper S A
John Bundy Morris Cooper S A
Robin Dudfield Alfa Romeo

References[edit]

  • Australian Competition Yearbook, 1975
  • CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1974
  • Racing Car News, January 1975
  • The Australian Racing History of Ford, © 1989
  • The Official Racing History of Holden, © 1988