Brian Sampson (racing driver)

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Brian Sampson (born 17 June 1935) is an Australian retired racing driver.

Sampson had a long career throughout the 1960s and 1970s, which he still continues as a hobby. Sampson was a mainstay of the Australian Motor Industries-Toyota Team at the Bathurst 500 from 1965 to 1970, winning Class A in 1969 in a Corolla.

Well noted as a collector and racer of Cheetah racing cars, he is best remembered as Peter Brock's co-driver to win the 1975 Bathurst 1000. He also won the 1977 Rothmans 500 co-driving with Warren Cullen.

Career Results[edit]

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1987 Australia Everlast Automotive Services Holden VL Commodore SS Group A MNZ JAR DIJ NUR SPA BNO SIL BAT
14
CLD WEL FJI NC 0

Complete Phillip Island/Bathurst 500/1000 results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1961 Australia Monash Service Station Australia Jim Gullan
Australia John Connolly
Renault Gordini D 157 9th 1st
1962 Australia Rex Emmett Australia Rex Emmett
Australia John Connolly
Renault Gordini C 162 6th 1st
1965 Australia Australian Motor Industries Australia Lew Marshall Toyota Corona B 116 23rd 4th
1966 Australia Australian Motor Industries Australia Ern Abbott Toyota Corona B 116 27th 7th
1967 Australia AMI Toyota Australia Barry Ferguson Toyota Corolla B 117 DSQ DSQ
1968 Australia AMI Racing Team Australia Barry Ferguson Toyota Corolla A 113 30th 2nd
1969 Australia AMI Toyota Australia Bob Morris Toyota Corolla A 112 29th 1st
1970 Australia AMI Racing Team Australia Dick Thurston Toyota Corolla A 113 27th 4th
1971 Australia AMI Racing Team Toyota Corolla 1200 A 102 DNF DNF
1974 Australia Holden Dealer Team Australia Peter Brock Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 3001 – 6000cc 118 DNF DNF
1975 Australia Gown - Hindhaugh Australia Peter Brock Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 D 163 1st 1st
1977 Australia Pioneer Electronics Australia Warren Cullen Holden LX Torana SS A9X Hatchback 3001cc – 6000cc 39 DNF DNF
1979 Australia Re-Car Racing Australia Alan Browne Holden LX Torana SS A9X 4-Door A 133 17th 10th
1980 Australia Re-Car Consolidated Industries Australia Alan Browne Holden VC Commodore 3001-6000cc 158 4th 4th
1982 Australia Everlast Battery Service Australia Bill O'Brien Ford XD Falcon A 134 20th 13th
1983 Australia Everlast Battery Service Australia Bill O'Brien Ford XD Falcon A 136 19th 17th
1985 Australia Melbourne Clutch & Brake Service Australia Garry Waldon Mitsubishi Starion Turbo B 117 DNF DNF
1987 Australia Everlast Automotive Services Australia Bill O'Brien Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 1 146 14th 9th
1988 Australia Everlast Battery Service Australia Bill O'Brien
Australia Ray Lintott
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV A 66 DNF
(DND)
DNF
(DND)
1990 Australia Everlast Battery Service Australia Bill O'Brien Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 1 153 8th 8th

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
John Goss
Kevin Bartlett
Winner of the Bathurst 1000
1975
(with Peter Brock)
Succeeded by
Bob Morris
John Fitzpatrick