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Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.21

2012 Tasman Revival

As we barrel ever closer to the holiday season, we have an early Christmas treat from Ed Holly in the form of his Summer M & O newsletter, now available for download from the club website.

It’s another bumper edition; packed to the brim with all the news, gossip and adventures of ’60s racing cars and their drivers. This edition features an absolutely massive recap of the 2012 Tasman Revival, checks in at Barbagello, Sandown and Motorclassica, and catches up with all the pit gossip and more in the world of 1960s racing cars.

It’s packed with stories both fun and informative and plenty of stunning photos, and is well worth a read. Download it by clicking the handy link below, or right clicking and selecting ‘Save As’, and enjoy!

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.21 [PDF]

Thanks to Ed Holly for putting it together, and to the many contributors that create such a great read!

Photo by Steve Koen

Previous 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newletters:

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.20

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.19

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.18

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.17

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.16

Tasman Revival Winners

Tasman Revival Winners

Tasman Revival Trophy Races – Sunday 25th November 2012

Event 34 – Regularity

The Ian Forsyth Trophy for Regularity

First Place – Graham Henshaw

The Peter Finlay Trophy for Regularity.

First Place – Jim Rooke

The Peninsula Sports Car Services Trophy for Regularity.

First Place – Duncan Craft


Event 35 – Vintage & PVT (JKL & invited others)

The Frank Gardner Trophy for Group L Sports Cars

First Place – Peter Lubrano

Second Place – Geoff Piggott

Third place – Masayoshi Oka

The Alec Mildren Trophy for Group L Racing Cars

First Place – Grant Craft

Second place – Dick Willis

Third Place – James Elphick

The RACA Trophy for Group Sa Sports Cars

First Place – Brian Duffy

Second Place – Andrew Gibson

Third place – Rick Marks

The Longford Trophy for Group L Sports Handicap

First Place – Paul Armstrong

The Dick Cobden Trophy for Group L Racing Handicap

First Place – Dick Willis

The Tom Sulman Trophy for Groups J&K Pointscore

First Place – Graeme Raper


Event 36 – The John Gale Planning Group Event for Q&R Racing

The Ron Tauranac Trophy for Group Q Racing Cars –

First Place – Chris Farrell

Second place – Doug Macarthur

Third place – John Gale

The Group R Racing Trophy Race

First Place – Guido Belgiorno-Nettis

Second Place – Sean Whelan

Third Place – Vivian King


Event 37 – The Exclusive Body Werks Event for Group S and T Sports Cars

The Bill Brown Trophy for Group Sc Sports Cars –

First Place – Geoff Morgan

Second Place – Stan Adler

Third Place – Andrew Purvis

The RACA Trophy for Group Sb Sports Cars –

First Place – Laurie Burton

Second Place – Wayne Seabrook

Third Place – Laurie Sellers

The Group T Trophy Race

First Place – Pete McNamara


Event 38 – Formula Ford

The John Leffler Shield for Historic Formula Fords

First Place – Tom Tweedie

Second Place – Nick Bennett

Third Place – David Holland


Event 40 – The Shannons Insurance Tasman Revival Feature Event

The Tasman Trophy Race

First Place – Damon Hancock

Second Place – Richard Carter

Third Place – Ray Stubber

The Jack Brabham Trophy for Group M Racing Cars.

First Place – Adam Berryman

Second Place – Ed Holly

Third Place – Peter Studer

The Leo Geoghegan Trophy for Group O Racing Cars. 

First Place – Damon Hancock

Second Place – Richard Carter

Third Place – Ray Stubber


Event 41 – Production Touring Cars (Group N)

The Ian Geoghegan Trophy for Group Nb Touring Cars

First Place – John Bryant

Second Place – David Moran

The Brian Foley Trophy for Group Nc Touring Cars

First Place – Andrew Whiteside

Second Place – Laurie Donaher


Event 42 – The Credit Suisse Formula Junior and Formula 3 International Challenge

First Place – Jeff Brown

Second Place – Tony Simmons

Third Place – John Dowson

The Formula Junior Trophy Race – Front Engine

First Place – Jan Biekens

Second Place – Max Lane

Third Place – Peter Larner

The Formula Junior Trophy Race

Rear Engine – Drum Brakes

First Place – Bill Hemming

Second Place – Robert Buckley

Third Place – Jim Barclay

The Formula Junior Trophy Race

Rear Engine – Disc Brakes

First Place – Tony Simmons

Second Place – Roger Ealand

Third Place – John Dowson

The Formula 3 Trophy Race

First Place – Jeff Brown


Event 43 – The Penrite Oils Sports Racing Cars Events (M, O Q & R Sports cars)

The Repco Matich Trophy for Group M Sports Cars

First Place – Stewart Mahony

Second Place – Peter Maclaughlin

Third Place – Philip Venables

The Spencer Martin Trophy for Group O Sports Cars

First Place – Howard Blight

Second Place – David Jacobs

Third Place – Brad Morrin

The Bib Stillwell Trophy for Group Q Sports Cars

First Place – Duncan Mackellar

Second Place – Ian Ross

Third Place – Andrew Sefton

Trophy Race for Group R Sports Cars

First place – Jamie Larner

Second place – Mark Hales

Third Place – Kev Gray


Event 44 – Formula 5000 Racing Cars

The Kevin Bartlett Trophy for Formula 5000 Racing Cars.

First place – Andrew Robson

Second place – Paul Zazryn

Third Place – Chris Lambden


Event 45 – Formula Vee Racing Cars

The Bernie Haehnle Trophy for Formula V Racing Cars

First place – David Cutts

Second place – Daniel Bando

Third place – Leigh Hemmings

Video: On Board with Mark Lowings in Formula Ford for the Leffler Trophy at the Tasman Revival

On-board Formula Ford

Hop on board with Mark Lowings for a brilliant dice with Tom Tweedie in this video from Sunday’s Formula Ford feature race at the 2012 Tasman Revival.

If you have video from the Tasman Revival which you would like to share on the website, just send a quick email to and let us know!

Photo Gallery: Tom Taylor

The 2012 Tasman Revival by Tom Taylor

This gallery from the Tasman Revival, by Tom Taylor, is all about the little things.

It gets up close and personal to study the details of the magic machines that competed over the weekend and find the luscious lines, compelling curves and alluring angles that make these cars such a delight to behold.

Hit this link for the full gallery!

Tasman Revival Wrap-Up and Photo Galleries

Tasman Revival 2012

We’re back once again from an absolutely immense and unquestionably tremendous weekend of historic motorsport, and have had a week to catch up with every day life and put together a neat collection of awesome coverage of the Tasman Revival. So let’s take a look at how it all played out.

Sydney Motorsport Park greeted us with open arms on Wednesday, as an incredibly diverse and storied collection of historic racing and sports cars began arriving at the track from around the world. Containers were unpacked, trailers unloaded, road-registerable racers rolled in and people got down to the details of preparing for four full days of racing historic cars.

Tasman Revival 2012

Sydney Motorsport Park’s upgraded facilities were a joy to settle into for the weekend for all involved, and the Garage Cafe, corporate boxes and media centre only got more wonderful as the weather began to heat up over the course of the event.

The historic action got under way for private practice on Thursday, and had the track singing until early on Sunday evening. The tight but fair and considerate racing was a joy to spectate and with cars mostly pointed in the right direction on the black stuff, the events rolled on remarkably smoothly.

Tasman Revival 2012

The feature Tasman Revival event was a sight to behold on Sunday, with the massive grid filling the main straight of Sydney Motorsport Park with a particularly alluring sparkle in the sunshine. Wonderful performances of the Australian and New Zealand national anthems were an inspiring way to kick off the race, which, after a bit of delay, fulfilled its promise in an exciting and beautifully-driven manner.

Tasman Revival 2012

The Formula 5000s were, as always, as spectacular to watch as they are wonderful to listen to, and the brave drivers who flung them around the track put on a tremendous display.

As did the entirety of drivers who took to the track over the weekend in all historic classes. Sports cars, racing cars and vintage cars all weree immaculately prepared, raced to match and made an irreplaceable contribution to this very special event. We thank you all for getting involved, and especially for braving the particularly fierce sun over the weekend!

Tasman Revival 2012

We’d also like to thank you all for making the pits, paddock and dummy grids a magical place to explore; full of stunning machines, good friends and all the tinkering and socialising that goes along with them.

Most importantly, we, and I’m sure everyone involved in the event, would like to extend our most immense and heartfelt ‘THANK YOU!’ to all of the organisers, entrants, spectators and especially the volunteers who dedicate such energy and passion to making these events possible. We are extremely grateful for your tireless and selfless support of historic racing and the HSRCA.

Tasman Revival 2012

As we so often say, it’s the good friends, great people and camaraderie that make these events so wonderful. We’d like to thank everyone for coming along and getting involved. We may put together the framework, but it’s all of you who make the event!

We’ve had an absolute smorgasbord of photo galleries come through this week, and you can check ’em all out below or on the HSRCA gallery page here. Thanks to all of the photographers who were so diligent in their coverage and quick to share it with everyone here! Make sure to check out their individual news posts, which have directions and contact details for their official websites and full galleries.

Photo Gallery: Jeremy Braithwaite

Photo Gallery: Christopher Dobie of Southern Drive

Photo Gallery: Matt Hart

Photo Gallery: Roderick Mackenzie

Photo Gallery: Brent Murray of At Speed Images

Photo Gallery: Seth Reinhardt of the HSRCA

Photo Gallery: Rob Scheeren

Photo Gallery: Peter Schell

Photo Gallery: Richard Taylor

We love to promote the work of our many talented mates, so if you have photos, video, or stories from the weekend and would like to share them on the club website, send an email to, or drop by the club Facebook page and say hi.

Up next? A relaxing holiday season! Then it’s all on again for 2013 at Wakefield Park in February. And we can’t wait to catch up with everyone there!

Tasman Revival 2012

Photo Gallery: Matt Hart

Tasman Revival by Matt Hart

Our latest gallery from the Tasman Revival, by Matt Hart, captures the feel and atmosphere of the event masterfully.

Hit this link for the full gallery!

Photo Gallery: Jeremy Braithwaite

Tasman Revival by Jeremy Braithwaite

One of the fun moments of Sunday at the Tasman Revival is the drivers’ parade, which brings together a group of Australia’s motor racing icons for a few laps of honour around Sydney Motorsport Park.

Hit this link for the full gallery!

Photo Gallery: Seth Reinhardt of the HSRCA

Tasman Revival by Seth Reinhardt

Historic racing, for me, is about people, friendships and camaraderie.

When we get together around a group of beautiful old racers, we create a wonderful energy and atmosphere, and when I pick up my camera to cover an event, that’s what I try to capture.

This gallery, then, takes an extended wander around the 2012 Tasman Revival and looks for the many moments that made it special.

Hit this link for the full gallery!

Photo Gallery: Rob Scheeren

Tasman Revival by Rob Scheeren

A huge field of historic sports and racing cars makes up the Tasman Revival; each as special, storied and wonderful as the next. This gallery from Rob Scheeren takes an in-depth look at the wonderful Porsches and the Porsche community that made Sydney Motorsport Park their home over the weekend.

Hit this link to the full gallery!

Photo Gallery: Richard Taylor

Tasman Revival by Richard Taylor

This excellent photo gallery from Richard Taylor heads out to the track to check out the historic motorsport action at the Tasman Revival, and features some stunning portraits of drivers.

Hit this link for the full gallery!