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Then onto the big time motor racing circuits.

Bathurst, Gnoo Blas, Towac, Warwick Farm, Catalina, Oran Park, Amaroo Park,
Hume Weir, Sandown Park, Phillip Island, Eastern Creek, Winton, Lakeside, Calder,
Wakefield Park, Morgan Park, Winton, Undera, Fisherman's Bend and Tarrawingee,
Mallala

 

First you had to obtain a CAMS racing licence to race on the track.
Above is Bill Buckle's licence #189

 

Below is the list of drivers and tracks that Buckle Coupes raced at.

BATHURST  NSW
Bill Buckle, John Bissett, Brian Lawler, Bob Williamson, Mick Crampton, Clive Kane, Dick Newell,
Kevin Walters, Bruce Taylor, John Ashwell.

WARWICK FARM  NSW
Bill Buckle, Brian Lawler, Peter Williamson, Dick Newell, Bob Booth, Ron Wardrop,
Kevin Walters, Bob Williamson, Clive Kane, John Bissett, Mick Crampton, Bruce Taylor, Brett Sowerby,
Beverly Brown, Don Graham, Ted Annand, Penny Dyson, Lorraine Hill.

CATALINA  NSW
Bill Buckle, Mick Crampton, Dick Newell, Peter Williamson, Brett Sowerby,
Brian Lawler, Kevin Walters, Bruce Taylor.

GNOO BLAS  NSW
Bill Buckle, Sir Jack Brabham, Peter Williamson, Mick Crampton.

AMAROO PARK  NSW
Bob Williamson, Warwick Holyoake, John Tight, Les and Phillip Wright,
John Cummins

ORAN PARK  NSW
Dick Newell, Kevin Walters, Bob Williamson, Mick Crampton, Bob Booth,
Ron Wardrop, Bruce Taylor, Warwick Holyoake, Brian Lawler, John Tight,
Errol Michell, Brett Sowerby, Ted Annand

TOWAC  NSW
Kevin Walters, Bruce Taylor

TARRAWINGEE  Vic.
Tony Dalton, John Bissett.

SANDOWN PARK  Vic.
Tony Dalton, John Caffin, Stephen Ashwell

HUME WEIR  Vic.
Tony Dalton, Bruce Taylor, Dick Newell, John Bissett,
Brian Lawler, Bob Williamson

EASTERN CREEK  NSW
John Caffin, Ian Cummins, Les and Phillip Wright, John Ashwell.

WINTON  Vic.
John Bissett, John & Samantha Caffin, John Ashwell

CALDER  Vic.
Bruce Taylor

PHILLIP ISLAND  Vic.
John Bissett, John & Peter Caffin, Les and Phillip Wright.

WAKEFIELD PARK  NSW
Les Wright, John Ashwell

LAKESIDE  Q/land
Les Wright

UNDERA  Vic.
John Bissett

FISHERMAN'S BEND  Vic.
Bill Buckle

MALLALA SA.
John Ashwell

MORGAN PARK  Qland.
John Ashwell

 

 

 

 

 

There is another 200 more racing photos in the gallery section.. 8 pages of them

 

Some of the outstanding results were:

Bill Buckle
Catalina class lap record holder as at October 1962

Mick Crampton
Bathurst  138 mph down Conrod Straight.
Castlereagh Drag Strip  13.9 sec for 1/4 mile.

Dick Newell
Class record holder Flying 1/8 mile 132.35mph Bathurst April 1963
First sportscar to break the 2 minute lap at Warwick Farm.
Won the first sedan/GT race at Oran Park first meeting.
Held two class lap records at Oran Park June 1963.
Won the GT Championship at Catalina and class lap record in 1963.

Tony Dalton
Sandown Park 1962  Tony passed 8 cars on the last lap to win the race

Bruce Taylor
Oran Park 2500-3000cc lap record 54.0 as at 1/5/66

 

 

 

Brian Lawler leads Dick Newell at Warwick Farm 1962

 

HISTORIC MOTOR RACING

These days there are more brands of cars racing in the historic class than in the old days.

Below are photos of the Buckle Coupes taken part in Historic racing since 1975.

 

 

 

 


Historic racing outstanding results.

Lakeside: Les Wright    class lap record 1992  1m.01sec.
Lakeside: Les Wright    class lap record 1986  1m.05sec.

 

Logo's below are some of clubs who organise historic race meetings.

 

We also had some guest race drivers by invitation over the years such as
Sir Jack Brabham, Lorraine Hill, John Cummins OBE, Norm Crowfoot.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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