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Page 1:  Hill Climbs-Lap Dashes-Speed Trials etc.
Page 2:  Circuit & Road Racing.
Page 3:  Driver's History photos.
Page 4:  Race programme entry list.
Page 5:  Magazine Snippets.
Page 6:  Oops of racing
 

 

It was during 1958 we first saw a Buckle Coupe hit the motor racing scene.
Bill Buckle in the grey & white Buckle hit the NSW and Victorian hill climb scene and held the
class record at most of them.

Buckles raced in hill climb events at Templestowe, Bathurst,
Lithgow, Silverdale, Bumble Hill, Wollongong, Foleys Hill, Hepburn Springs, Rob Roy, Amaroo
Park, Lakeview, Inverell, Dapto, Nowra, Kiama, Newcastle, Tamworth, Inverell.

Also competed at Lakeview, Mangalore, Camperdown and Castlereagh Drag Strips,
Geelong and Albert Park Speed Trials,

Amaroo Park dirt circuit, Tamworth Gymkhana, Liverpool Speedway Lap Dash.
 
16 out of the 20 Buckles built, competed in motor sport.

Participating driver's at these venues were

Bill Buckle, Leo Tutt, Peter Brown, Bob Rollinghoff, Norm McDonald, Bob Boston, Danny Lloyd
John Russell, Bill Cole, Barry Read, Peter Williamson, Bob Williamson, Bob Booth, Ron Wardrop,
John Bissett, Brian Lawler, Dick Newell, Clive Kane, Geoff Keene, John, Peter & Samantha Caffin, Brett
Sowerby, Betty Lawler, Brian Drissan, Norm Crowfoot, Bob Lumby, Tony Dalton, Ted Annand,
John Wray

Some of the outstanding results were

Bill Buckle
Hill Climb GT and Sports car class records in 1958
Wollongong 31.00 sec. Foley's Hill 29.03 sec. Silverdale 42.62 sec.
Templestowe 62.08 sec. Hepburn Springs 34.7 sec. Rob Roy 29.42 sec.
Nowra FTD 34.53 sec. 

Bill Cole
TSCC Gymkhana Champion 1961,62,63

Leo Tutt
Bathurst Hill Climb GT Class Win, by 300ths of a second in 1959

John Bissett and Clive Kane
Bathurst Hill Climb: equalled their fastest time. Dead heat.

Dick Newell
Castlereagh Drags: 14.855 for the standing 1/4 mile. 14/7/63

John Taylor
Castlereagh Drags: 14.44 for the standing 1/4 mile. 1965

Mick Crampton
Castlereagh Drags: 13.90 for the standing 1/4 mile. 1963

Bruce Taylor
Silverdale Hill Climb: Bruce was the first driver to break
40 seconds in a closed car and joined the "UNDER 40s CLUB"

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some of our young ladies raced Buckles.
 
 
 
 
 
Entrants list of competitors in speed trials,hill climbs ect.
 
GEELONG Speed Trials.
93-882    1991    #63    Samantha Caffin
93-882    1992    #63    Samantha Caffin
93-882    1993    #89    Samantha Caffin
93-882    1994  #163    John Caffin
93-882    1996    #63    Samantha Caffin
93-882    199? #131    John Caffin
 
ALBERT PARK Speed Trials
93-882    1993    #63    John Caffin
 
CASTLEREAGH DRAG STRIP
93-  ?      >1963   Bill Buckle  CAMS record holder GT class 2601-3500cc
93-887    1965   Betty Lawler
 
AMAROO HILL CLIMB.
93-894    March 1963  #23  Ron Wardrop
 
TEMPLESTOWE HILL CLIMB
93-900    1960    #68   Bill Buckle
 
HEPBURN SPRINGS  
93-900    1960  #8   Bill Buckle
 
 
 
 
 

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