New Zealand Motor Racing
1951

Events:
3rd NZ Championship Road Race
1st CWF Hamilton Trophy
2nd Ohakea Trophy
1st Lady Wigram Trophy


Ron Roycroft (Jaguar XK-120)

3rd NZ Championship Road Race
1st CWF Hamilton Trophy

Date: 3rd February 1951
Venue: Mairehau

40 laps of 4kms (160kms)

Starting Order: (Handicap Race)      Blackburn started and the rest followed at indicated times behind him.

Bob Blackburn              0m
Don Ransley                  6m 30s
Duncan Rutherford        8m 45s
Des Wild                      10m 30s
David Owen                 11m 30s
Fred Zambucka           11m 45s
Keith Roper                  13m 15s
Jack Tucker                  13m 30s
Ronnie Moore              16m 30s
Fred Sharman              16m 30s
Pat Hoare                     17m 30s
John Peek                    18m
Jack Tutton                   18m 30s
Ron Roycroft                 20m
Frank Shuter                 21m 30s
Hec Green                    21m 45s
John McMillan              22m 30s
Halsey Logan               23m
George Smith              25m 30s
Hec McLean                25m 30s
Les Moore                   27m 30s

Being a handicap race, the outright winner of the race is the first car to cross the line having completed the specified distance. The cars crossed the line in the following order :-

Result

Driver Nat Car / Engine Laps Time
1 Bob Blackburn NZ Austin 7 Special / Austin 747cc 4cyl 40 1hr 58m 03s
2 Ron Roycroft NZ Jaguar XK-120 / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl 40 1hr 58m 57s
3 Jack Tucker NZ V8 Special / Ford 3622cc V8 s/c 40 2hr 01m 54s
4 Jack Tutton NZ Jaguar C-type / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl 40 2hr 02m 51s
5 Duncan Rutherford NZ Willys Special / Willys 2199cc 4cyl 40 2hr 04m 14s
6 Frank Shuter NZ V8 Special / Ford 3992cc V8 40 2hr 04m 55s
7 John Peek Aust MG Q-Type / MG 746cc 4cyl s/c 40 2hr 14m 40s
8 John McMillan NZ McMillan Special / Ford 2300cc 4cyl 40  
NC Halsey Logan NZ Logan Special / Mercury 4024cc V8    
Ret Don Ransley NZ Riley / Riley 1098cc 4cyl 34 Accident
Ret Les Moore NZ Alfa Romeo Tipo B / Alfa 2905cc 8cyl s/c 32 Accident
Ret George Smith NZ GeeCeeEss / Ford 3930cc V8 28 Engine
Ret Hec McLean NZ Cooper Mk II / JAP 1098cc V2 20 Broken Chain
Ret Pat Hoare NZ RA Vauxhall / Vauxhall 1442cc 4cyl s/c 18  
Ret Des Wild NZ Allard L-Type / Ford 3622cc V8 16 Overheating
Ret Fred Sharman NZ V8 Special / Ford 3622cc V8    
Ret Keith Roper NZ MG TA / MG 1292cc 4cyl s/c 8  
Ret Hec Green NZ Wolseley Special / Wolseley 1604cc 6cyl 3 Brakes
DNS David Owen NZ RA III / Fiat 1090cc 4cyl    
DNS Fred Zambucka NZ DeSoto Special / DeSoto 4099cc 6cyl    
DNS Ronnie Moore NZ Alfa Romeo 8C / Alfa 2336cc 8cyl s/c    

Fastest Lap: Les Moore 2m 11.0s (Record).

Fastest Scratch Times:

1st       Ron Roycroft                  1hr 38m 57s
2nd      Frank Shuter                  1hr 43m 25s
3rd      Jack Tutton                     1hr 44m 21s
4th      Jack Tucker                    1hr 48m 24s
5th      Duncan Rutherford         1hr 55m 29s
6th      John Peek                       1hr 56m 40s
7th       Bob Blackburn               1hr 58m 03s
8th      John McMillan


Ken Tubman (MG KG / MG)
 

 

2nd Ohakea Trophy

Date: 3rd March 1951
Venue: Ohakea Airfield

35 laps of 3.22 kms (112.65kms)

Starting Order: (Handicap Race)      Cottrell was scheduled to start and the rest following at the indicated times behind him.

Olly Cottrell                   0m *
Bob Blackburn             1m 00s
Bill Cope                      3m 00s *
Peter Harrison             6m 00s
Fred Proctor                6m 00s
Ewen Faulkner            9m 00s
Harry Chatteris            9m 10s *
Fordy Farland              9m 10s
Fred Zambucka         10m 00s
David Owen               10m 00s *
Morrie Proctor           10m 00s
Ron Roycroft              11m 40s
Jack Tutton                11m 40s
John McMillan           12m 40s
Halsey Logan            13m 00s
Hec Green                 13m 00s
Les Moore                 14m 00s *
George Smith           14m 00s
Ken Tubman             14m 00s
Tom Sulman             14m 00s
Rob Shand               14m 00s
Hec McLean            14m 00s

* Did not start


Tom Sulman (Maserati)

Being a handicap race, the outright winner of the race is the first car to cross the line having completed the specified distance. The cars crossed the line in the following order :-

Result

Driver Nat Car / Engine Laps Time
1 George Smith NZ GeeCeeEss / Mercury 4078cc V8 35  
2 Ron Roycroft NZ Jaguar XK-120 / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl    
3 Morrie Proctor NZ Riley 9 Special / Riley 1087cc 4cyl    
4 Tom Sulman Aust Maserati 4CM / Maserati 1496cc 4cyl s/c    
5 Ewen Faulkner NZ Ford-Morris / Ford 3622cc V8    
6 Bob Blackburn NZ Austin 7 Special / Austin 747cc 4cyl    
7 Halsey Logan NZ Logan Special / Mercury 3919cc V8    
Ret Fred Proctor NZ Riley Special / Riley 1087cc 4cyl    
Ret Peter Harrison NZ Brown Special / Ford 1172cc 4cyl    
Ret Jack Tutton NZ Jaguar C-type / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl    
Ret John McMillan NZ McMillan Special / Ford 2300cc 4cyl    
Ret Hec McLean NZ Cooper Mk II / JAP 1098cc V2    
Ret Ken Tubman Aust MG K3 Magnette / MG 1086cc 6cyl s/c    
Ret Fordy Farland NZ Singer-Buick / Buick 4076cc 8cyl    
Ret Hec Green NZ Wolseley Special / Wolseley 1604cc 6cyl    
Ret Fred Zambucka NZ DeSoto Special / DeSoto 4099cc 6cyl    
Ret Rob Shand NZ Railton / Hudson 4168cc 8cyl    
DNS Harry Chatteris NZ Austin 7 / Austin 747cc 4cyl s/c    
DNS Bill Cope NZ Austin 7 Ulster / Austin 747cc 4cyl s/c    
DNS Olly Cottrell NZ Cotti Special / Ansaldo 1991cc 6cyl    
DNA David Owen NZ RA III / Fiat 1090cc 4cyl    
DNA Les Moore NZ Alfa Romeo Tipo B / Alfa 2905cc 8cyl s/c    

Fastest Lap: Tom Sulman 1m 36s

Scratch Results:

1. George Smith  1hr 03m 15s
2. Tom Sulman
3. Ron Roycroft
4. Halsey Logan
5. Ewen Faulkner
6. Morrie Proctor
7. Bob Blackburn


Ewen Faulkner (Ford-Morris / Ford V8)

 

1st Lady Wigram Trophy

Date: 31st March 1951
Venue: Wigram
Airfield

48 laps of 2.116 miles or 3.403 kms (101.568 miles or 163.344kms)

Grid: (* denotes pole)

George Smith*                   Ron Roycroft                    Frank Shuter
                       Les Moore                          John Nind
Don Ransley                      Tom Sulman                      Des Wild
                     Ken Tubman                       Jack Brewer
John McMillan                    Halsey Logan                  Ron Symons
                    Bob Blackburn                     Del Drewery
Jack Tucker                        Jack Tutton                     Fred Sharman
                       Pat Hoare


Nind, Roycroft and Smith

Result

Driver Nat Car / Engine Laps Time
1 Les Moore NZ Alfa Romeo Tipo B / Alfa 2905cc 8cyl s/c 48 1hr 27m 41s
2 Ron Roycroft NZ Jaguar XK-120 / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl 48 1hr 31m 11s
3 Frank Shuter NZ V8 Special / Ford 4024cc V8 48 1hr 32m 15s
4 John McMillan NZ McMillan Special / Ford 2300cc 4cyl 48 1hr 40m 47s
5 Del Drewery NZ Singer Special / Singer 972cc 4cyl 48 1hr 43m 16s
6 Pat Hoare NZ RA Vauxhall / Vauxhall 1442cc 4cyl s/c 48 1hr 46m 26s
7 Jack Brewer NZ Wolseley Special / Wolseley 1604cc 6cyl 48 1hr 47m 12s
8 Bob Blackburn NZ Austin 7 Special / Austin 747cc 4cyl    
  Jack Tucker NZ V8 Special / Ford 3622cc V8 s/c    
  Jack Tutton NZ Jaguar C-type / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl    
  Fred Sharman NZ V8 Special / Ford 3622cc V8 s/c    
  Don Ransley NZ Alfa Romeo 8C / Alfa 2300cc 8cyl s/c    
Ret Des Wild NZ RA III / Fiat 1098cc 4cyl 39 Engine
Ret George Smith NZ GeeCeeEss / Mercury 4024cc V8 37 Engine
Ret Ron Symons NZ Cooper Mk II / JAP 1098cc V2 30 Gearbox
Ret Tom Sulman Aust Maserati 4CM / Maserati 1496cc 4cyl s/c 9 Engine
Ret Halsey Logan NZ Logan Special / Mercury 4024cc V8 7 Accident
Ret Ken Tubman Aust MG K3 Magnette / MG 1086cc 6cyl s/c 7 Engine
Ret John Nind Aust Cooper Mk III / JAP 1098cc V2 0 Accident
DNS Hec Green NZ RA Vanguard / Vanguard 2088cc 4cyl s/c   Engine
DNS Arthur Moffatt NZ Austin 7 Special / Austin 747cc 4cyl s/c    
DNS Fred Zambucka NZ DeSoto Special / DeSoto 4099cc 6cyl    
DNS Ron Jeal NZ MG J2 Special / MG 847cc 4cyl    
DNA Dave Habgood NZ Cragar-Ford / Ford 3439cc 4cyl    

Fastest Lap: George Smith and Les Moore 1m 42.0s


Roycroft ahead of Drewery

 

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