New Zealand Motor Racing
1950

Events:
2nd NZ Championship Road Race
  (Because it was held at Wigram, this event is often referred to as the 2nd Lady Wigram Trophy event.
                                                                           This is incorrect as the Lady Wigram Trophy was not presented until 1951, after the organisers of the
                                                                           1949 and 1950 events moved to Mairehau and a new club was formed to continue events at Wigram.)

1st NZ Grand Prix
1st Ohakea Trophy


Pat Hoare (RA II / Vauxhall)

2nd NZ Championship Road Race

Date: 25th February 1950
Venue: Wigram Airfield

50 laps of 2.116 miles or 3.403 kms (105.8 miles or 170.15kms)

Grid: (* denotes pole)              The grid for this event has been reported in a number of different combinations. It is therefore unclear as to the
                                                    exact layout of the grid. Photographic evidence clearly shows Green on pole on the left side of the track, with
                                                    Roycroft beside him and Coglan on the right. The nose of Ransley's car can then been seen coming from behind
                                                    Coglan. Whether he was on the second or third row is debatable.


Green (13), Roycroft (1) and Coglan (16). Nose of Ransley's car.

(Possible Layout)

                                    Hec Green*                     Ron Roycroft                  Garry Coglan
          Halsey Logan                        Hec McLean                  David Owen                   John McMillan
                                Fred Zambucka                      Bill Cope                     Don Ransley
              Pat Hoare                            Sybil Lupp                  Morrie Proctor


Hec McLean (Invicta S / Meadows)

Result

Driver Nat Car / Engine Laps Time
1 Hec Green NZ Wolseley Special / Wolseley 1604cc 6cyl 50 1hr 30m 57s
2 Sybil Lupp NZ MG TC / MG 1250cc 4cyl s/c 50 1hr 32m 43s
3 Halsey Logan NZ Logan Special / Singer 972cc 4cyl 50 1hr 40m 53s
4 Fred Zambucka NZ DeSoto Special / DeSoto 4099cc 6cyl 50 1hr 41m 39s
5 David Owen NZ RA III / Fiat 1090cc 4cyl 50 1hr 42m 26s
DSQ Pat Hoare NZ RA II / Vauxhall 1442cc 4cyl 46 Push Start
6 Garry Coglan Aust MG TC Special / MG 1250cc 4cyl s/c 46 Engine
7 Hec McLean NZ Invicta S / Meadows 4467cc 6cyl 41 Engine
8 John McMillan NZ Jackson Special / Ford 3919cc V8 39 Engine
9 Morrie Proctor NZ Riley 9 / Riley 1089cc 4cyl 38 Engine
10 Bill Cope NZ Austin 7 Ulster / Austin 747cc 4cyl s/c 6 Radiator
11 Don Ransley NZ Ransley-Riley / Riley 1826cc 6cyl 6 Gudgeon Pin
12 Ron Roycroft NZ Austin 7 / Austin 747cc 4cyl s/c 0 Engine
DNS Jack Tutton NZ Allard L-Type / Ford 3622cc V8    
DNA Fordy Farland NZ Singer-Buick / Buick 4065cc 8cyl    
DNA Peter Harrison NZ MG Tiger / MG 2468cc 6cyl    

Winner's Race Average 69.79 mph
Fastest Lap Garry Coglan 1m 40.0s (Record).

Handicap Results:

1 Sybil Lupp
2 Hec Green
3 Garry Coglan
4 Halsey Logan
5 David Owen


Kennedy (Austin 7 Special)

 

1st NZ Grand Prix
1st Ohakea Trophy

Date: 18th March 1950
Venue: Ohakea Airfield

30 laps of 5.8 kms (174kms)

Grid: (* denotes pole)

Garry Coglan*            George Smith          Hec Green            John McMillan          Hec McLean                  Bill Lee
                   Don Ransley             Halsey Logan         Ewen Faulkner        Gordon Brown       Fred Zambucka          Fordy Farland
Laurie Powell             Bryce Clinkard         Pat Hoare                Ken Hemus           Morrie Proctor              Bill Cope              Jack Kennedy


Bill Lee (Cooper Mk II / JAP)

Result

Driver Nat Car / Engine Laps Time
1 John McMillan NZ Jackson Special / Ford 3919cc V8 30 1hr 41m 40s
2 Hec Green NZ Wolseley Special / Wolseley 1604cc 6cyl 30 1hr 41m 41s
3 Fordy Farland NZ Singer-Buick / Buick 4074cc 8cyl 30 1hr 44m 25s
4 Bill Lee NZ Cooper Mk II / JAP 497cc 1cyl 30 1hr 45m 04s
5 Halsey Logan NZ Logan Special / Singer 972cc 4cyl 29  
6 Pat Hoare NZ RA II / Vauxhall 1442cc 4cyl 27  
7 Jack Kennedy NZ Austin 7 Special / Austin 747cc 4cyl s/c 24  
8 Bill Cope NZ Austin 7 Ulster / Austin 747cc 4cyl s/c 24  
Ret George Smith NZ V8-Chevrolet / Ford 3622cc V8 27 Engine
Ret Hec McLean NZ Invicta S / Meadows 4467cc 6cyl 23 Fuel Supply
Ret Ewen Faulkner NZ Ford-Morris / Ford 3622cc V8 15 Battery
Ret Laurie Powell NZ V8 Special / Ford 3622cc V8 14 Engine
Ret Gordon Brown NZ Brown Special / Ford 1172cc 4cyl 13 Axle
Ret Morrie Proctor NZ Riley 9 / Riley 1098cc 4cyl 8 Engine
Ret Don Ransley NZ Ransley-Riley / Riley 1826cc 6cyl 8 Engine
Ret Fred Zambucka NZ DeSoto Special / DeSoto 4099cc 6cyl 6 Engine
Ret Bryce Clinkard NZ Ansaldo Special / Ansaldo 1991cc 6cyl 5 Engine
Ret Ken Hemus NZ Bugatti Type 35A / Bugatti 1991cc 8cyl 3 Gearbox
DNS Garry Coglan Aust MG TC Special / MG 1250cc 4cyl s/c   Engine
DNA Ron Roycroft NZ Austin 7 / Austin 747cc 4cyl s/c    
DNA Jack Tutton NZ Allard L-Type / Ford 3622cc V8    
DNA Peter Harrison NZ MG Tiger / MG 2468cc 6cyl    

Fastest Lap: Laurie Powell 3m 10s


Don Ransley (Ransley-Riley)


George Smith (V8-Chevrolet / Ford)

 

1949                    1951

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