BUCKLE COUPE RACING HISTORY
Circuit & Road Racing
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, Undera, Fisherman's Bend, 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.
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.
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,
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
Kevin Walters, Bruce Taylor
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.
John Bissett, John & Samantha Caffin, John Ashwell
PHILLIP ISLAND Vic.
John Bissett, John & Peter Caffin, Les and Phillip Wright.
WAKEFIELD PARK NSW
Les Wright, John Ashwell
Bill Buckle, Peter Williamson
FISHERMAN'S BEND Vic.
MORGAN PARK Qland.
In the early days we raced for a trophy and 6 pound price money if you were lucky
There is another 200 more racing photos in the gallery section.. 8 pages of them
Some of the outstanding results were:
Catalina class lap record holder as at October 1962
Bathurst 138 mph down Conrod Straight.
Castlereagh Drag Strip 13.9 sec for 1/4 mile.
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.
As at May 1963 he held the class record 1.08.3 at Catalina,
quicker than the John French Centaur Waggot.
Sandown Park 1962 Tony passed 8 cars on the last lap to win the race.
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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