BUCKLE COUPE RACING
& Road Racing
Then onto the big time motor racing
Bathurst, Gnoo Blas, Towac, Warwick Farm, Catalina,
Oran Park, Amaroo Park,
Hume Weir, Sandown Park,
Phillip Island, Eastern Creek, Winton, Lakeside,
Wakefield Park, Morgan Park, Winton, Undera,
Fisherman's Bend and Tarrawingee.
First you had to obtain a CAMS racing
licence to race on the track.
Above is Bill Buckle's licence
Below is the list
of drivers and tracks that Buckle Coupes raced
Bill Buckle, John Bissett, Brian Lawler, Bob
Williamson, Mick Crampton, Clive Kane, Dick Newell,
Walters, Bruce Taylor, John Ashwell.
Brian Lawler, Peter Williamson, Dick Newell, Bob Booth, Ron
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.
Williamson, Warwick Holyoake, John Tight, Les and Phillip
Kevin Walters, Bob Williamson, Mick Crampton, Bob Booth,
Wardrop, Bruce Taylor, Warwick Holyoake, Brian Lawler, John
Errol Michell, Brett Sowerby, Ted
Kevin Walters, Bruce
Tony Dalton, John
SANDOWN PARK Vic.
Tony Dalton, John
HUME WEIR Vic.
Tony Dalton, Bruce Taylor, Dick
Newell, John Bissett,
Brian Lawler, Bob
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
FISHERMAN'S BEND Vic.
MORGAN PARK Qland.
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
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
Won the first sedan/GT race at Oran Park
Held two class lap records at Oran Park June
Won the GT Championship at Catalina and class lap record in
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
These days there are more
brands of cars racing in the historic class than in the old
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.
Wright class lap record 1986
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.