Forty years ago this February, Warwick Brown became the first Australian to win the Tasman Series. Patron and team owner Pat Burke was behind this effort, and will present many previously unseen photos at our social meeting on Wednesday the 18th of March.
The Tasman Series was comprised of eight races held in New Zealand and Australia, frequented by the Formula 1 elite of the era. Many locals like KB, Frank Matich, Max Stewart and John McCormack had tried to crack the series, but not succeeded.
New Zealanders Graham McRae, Graeme Lawrence and Chris Amon, however, had suceeded.
It took the talents of Warwick Brown, Peter Molloy, John Wright (later a Formula 5000 driver himself), Phil Harris and a couple gofers to get the job done, and even then it came down to a three way battle at the last race at Sandown to decide a winner. The drama went right down to the last lap!
Patron and team owner Pat Burke was behind this effort, and will present many previously unseen photos at our social meeting on Wednesday the 18th of March. All going well, the whole team will be along as well.
So join us at Denistone Sports Club at 59 Chatham Road, West Ryde, for a wonderful evening of historic motorsport tales, along with dinner and a drink beforehand.
There will be brief HSRCA business at 7:30PM and we’ll kick off at 8PM.