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RACING HISTORY

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, Cobb Morris

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
93-891    May  1960   Geoff Keene
93-883    1963   Bill Buckle  CAMS record holder GT class 2601-3500cc
93-894    July  1963  Ron Wardrop
93-887    1965   Betty Lawler
93-887    1965   Brian Lawler
93-893    1965   Bob Williamson
 
SILVERDALE HILL CLIMB
93-885   1959  Clive Kane
93-900   1959  Bill Buckle
93-900   May  1960  John Bissett
93-897   May  1960  Dick Newell
93-889   May  1960 Keith Walshe
93-888   Oct.  1961  Brett Sowerby
93-897   1961  Dick Newell
93-885   July  1963 Jack Allen/Dick Newell
93-883   March 1966 Bruce Taylor (under 40s club)
 
LITHGOW HILL CLIMB
93-893    Nov. 1962  Bob Rollinghoff
93-???   Nov.  1962 T.Dooley ? / I Connoly ? STCC
93-888    1962  Brett Sowerby
93-894    April  1963 Ron Wardrop
93-887    April  1963 Brian Lawler
93-892   1965  Bob Boston
93-894   1965  Danny Lloyd
93-887   1965  Brian Lawler
93-893   1965  Bob Williamson
93-883   1967  Bob Williamson
 

 
NOWRA HILL CLIMB
93-883   1961  Bill Buckle
93-882   1961  Peter Williamson
 
TAMWORTH HILL CLIMB
93-888   May  1960  Clive Kane
93-896   Oct.  1962  Bill Cole
 
AMAROO HILL CLIMB.
93-894    March 1963  #23  Ron Wardrop
93-893    1964  Bob Williamson
93-899    1964  #99 Kevin Walters
 
AMAROO DIRT CIRCUIT
93-894     1963   Ron Wardrop
93-894     1965   Danny Lloyd
93-893     1965   Bob Williamson
93-892     1965   Bob Boston
93-887     1965   Brian Lawler
93-888     1970   Bob Lumby
 
TEMPLESTOWE HILL CLIMB
93-900    Sept. 1959   Bill Buckle
93-900    1960    #68   Bill Buckle
 
HUNTLEY HILL CLIMB
93-883   Aug.  1961  Bill Buckle
93-882   Aug.  1961  Peter Williamson
 
LAKEVIEW HILL CLIMB
93-893  1963   Peter Brown
 
ROB ROY HILL CLIMB
93-889   1973   John Russell
 
LIVERPOOL SPEEDWAY LAP DASH
93-888  1970  Bob Lumby
 
HEPBURN SPRINGS  
93-900    1960  #8   Bill Buckle
 
 
 
 
 
 
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