New Zealand Motor Racing
1957

Events:
For the 1957 NZ Grand Prix refer 4th New Zealand Grand Prix

6th Lady Wigram Trophy
5th Dunedin Road Race
9th NZ Championship Road Race
2nd Southland Road Race
2nd South Island Championship Road Race
JF Tutton Trophy

7th CWF Hamilton Trophy
 

 

6th Lady Wigram Trophy

Date: 25th January 1957
Venue: Wigram
Airfield

71 laps of 3.405 kms (241.77 kms)

Grid: (* denotes pole)

Ron Roycroft*                 Peter Whitehead                 Reg Parnell                Jack Brabham
                     Bob Gibbons                        Syd Jensen                Horace Gould
Frank Shuter                      Ross Jensen                       Tom Clark                 Allan Freeman
                       Pat Hoare                      Reg McCutcheon           Ronnie Moore
Alex Mackay                    John McMillan                   Bruce McLaren            George Palmer
                     Bill Crosbie                           Jim Boyd                      Wally Darrell
Bruce Wood                        Neil Stuart                      Arnold Stafford                  Ron Frost
                    Dave Caldwell

Result

Driver Nat Car / Engine Laps Time
1

Peter Whitehead

UK Ferrari 555/860 / Ferrari 3431cc 4cyl 71 1hr 50m 08s
2 Jack Brabham Aust Cooper T41 / Climax 1460cc 4cyl 71 1hr 51m 36s
3

Ron Roycroft

NZ Ferrari 375 / Ferrari 4493cc V12 70  
4 Ross Jensen NZ Ferrari 750 Monza / Ferrari 2999cc 4cyl 68  
5 Syd Jensen NZ Cooper T41 / Climax 1460cc 4cyl 68  
6

Bob Gibbons

NZ Jaguar D-type / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl 67  
8 Allan Freeman NZ Lago-Talbot 26C / Talbot 4485cc 6cyl    
Ret Horace Gould UK Maserati 250F / Maserati 2497cc 6cyl 51 Exhaustion
Ret

Reg Parnell

UK Ferrari 555/860 / Ferrari 3431cc 4cyl 8 Engine
  Frank Shuter NZ Maserati 8CM / Maserati 2992cc 8cyl s/c    
 

Tom Clark

NZ HWM / Alta 1960cc 4cyl s/c    
  Pat Hoare NZ Maserati 4CLT-48 / Maserati 1498cc 4cyl s/c    
  Reg McCutcheon NZ Normac Special / Chevrolet 3870cc 6cyl    
 

Ronnie Moore

NZ Cooper T39 / Climax 1098cc 4cyl    
  Alex Mackay Aust Cooper T39 / Climax 1098cc 4cyl    
  John McMillan NZ Alfa Romeo Tipo B / Alfa 2905cc 8cyl s/c    
  Bruce McLaren NZ Austin-Healey 100/4 / Austin 2660cc 4cyl    
 

George Palmer

NZ Cooper-Bristol Mk II / Bristol 1971cc 6cyl    
  Bill Crosbie NZ CJ-Sapphire / Armstrong-Siddeley 3435cc 6cyl    
  Jim Boyd NZ Buckler DD1 / Climax 1098cc 4cyl    
  Wally Darrell NZ ACE III / Ford 2622cc 6cyl    
  Bruce Wood NZ Staride 52 / JAP 497cc 1cyl    
  Neil Stuart NZ Stuart Special / Mercury 4013cc V8    
  Arnold Stafford NZ Cooper Mk IX / Norton 515cc 1cyl    
  Ron Frost NZ Cooper Mk IX / Norton 515cc 1cyl    
 

Dave Caldwell

NZ Alfa Romeo Tipo B / Alfa 2905cc 8cyl s/c    
DNA

Les Paterson

NZ Ransley / Riley 2443cc 6cyl s/c    

Fastest Lap: Peter Whitehead 1m 30.6s

 

 

5th Dunedin Road Race

Date: 2nd February 1957
Venue: Dunedin 'Wharf' Circuit

43 laps of 2.74kms (117.82kms)

Grid: (* denotes Pole)

Jack Brabham*               Ron Roycroft               Peter Whitehead
                    Horace Gould                 Reg Parnell                       Ross Jensen
  Syd Jensen                      Ron Frost                  Arnold Stafford
                     Bob Gibbons              George Palmer                    Alex Mackay
    Jim Boyd                       Tom Clark

Result

Driver Nat Car / Engine Laps Time
1

Reg Parnell

UK Ferrari 555/860 / Ferrari 3431cc 4cyl 43 1hr 8m 32.6s
2 Jack Brabham Aust Cooper T41 / Climax 1460cc 4cyl 43 1hr 8m 51.8s
3

Peter Whitehead

UK Ferrari 555/860 / Ferrari 3431cc 4cyl 42  
4 Ross Jensen NZ Ferrari 750 Monza / Ferrari 2999cc 4cyl 40  
5

George Palmer

NZ Cooper-Bristol Mk II / Bristol 1971cc 6cyl 39  
6

Bob Gibbons

NZ Jaguar D-type / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl 39  
7 Horace Gould UK Maserati 250F / Maserati 2497cc 6cyl 36  
8 Jim Boyd NZ Buckler DD1 / Climax 1098cc 4cyl 36  
Ret Arnold Stafford NZ Cooper Mk IX / Norton 515cc 1cyl   Tyre
 

Tom Clark

NZ HWM / Alta 1960cc 4cyl s/c 31  
  Alex Mackay Aust Cooper T39 / Climax 1098cc 4cyl 30  
Ret Ron Frost NZ Cooper Mk IX / Norton 515cc 1cyl 30 Engine
Ret Syd Jensen NZ Cooper T41 / Climax 1460cc 4cyl 19 Accident
Ret

Ron Roycroft

NZ Ferrari 375 / Ferrari 4493cc V12 15 Transmission
DNS Pat Hoare NZ Maserati 4CLT-48 / Maserati 1498cc 4cyl s/c   Oil Leak
DNS

Les Paterson

NZ Ransley / Riley 2443cc 6cyl s/c    
DNS Alex Stringer NZ Cooper T39 / Climax 1460cc 4cyl    
DNS Ted Avery NZ HWM / Cadillac 5420cc V8    
DNS Bruce McLaren NZ Austin-Healey 100/4 / Austin 2660cc 4cyl    

Fastest Lap: Reg Parnell 1m 32.4s.

 

 

9th NZ Championship Road Race
2nd Southland Road Race

Date: 16th February 1957
Venue: Ryal Bush

27 laps of 6.08kms (164.14kms)

Grid: (* denotes Pole)

Peter Whitehead                   Horace Gould*
                           Ross Jensen                      Reg Parnell
   Frank Shuter                        Ron Roycroft
                          Bob Gibbons                    Jack Brabham
     Pat Hoare                            Tom Clark
                          Alex Mackay                    George Palmer
    Bill Crosbie                          Ron Tucker

Result

Driver Nat Car / Engine Laps Time
1

Peter Whitehead

UK Ferrari 555/860 / Ferrari 3431cc 4cyl 27 160.17kph
2

Reg Parnell

UK Ferrari 555/860 / Ferrari 3431cc 4cyl 27 159.98kph
3 Horace Gould UK Maserati 250F / Maserati 2497cc 6cyl 27  
4

Ron Roycroft

NZ Ferrari 375 / Ferrari 4493cc V12    
5 Ross Jensen NZ Ferrari 750 Monza / Ferrari 2999cc 4cyl    
6

Tom Clark

NZ HWM / Alta 1960cc 4cyl s/c    
 

George Palmer

NZ Cooper-Bristol Mk II / Bristol 1971cc 6cyl    
  Bill Crosbie NZ CJ-Sapphire / Armstrong-Siddeley 3435cc 6cyl    
 

Ron Tucker

NZ Ransley-Riley / Riley 2443cc 6cyl s/c    
  Pat Hoare NZ Maserati 4CLT-48 / Maserati 1498cc 4cyl s/c    
Ret Jack Brabham Aust Cooper T41 / Climax 1460cc 4cyl 9  
Ret Alex Mackay Aust Cooper T39 / Climax 1098cc 4cyl    
Ret Frank Shuter NZ Maserati 8CM / Maserati 2992cc 8cyl s/c    
Ret

Bob Gibbons

NZ Jaguar D-type / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl    

Fastest Lap: Peter Whitehead 2m 11.6s

 

 

2nd South Island Championship Road Race
JF Tutton Trophy
7th CWF Hamilton Trophy

Date: 23rd February 1957
Venue: Mairehau

20 laps of 4.023kms (80.46kms)

Starting Order: (This was a scratch race with handicaps also given to calculate positions for the CWF Hamilton Trophy. The grid was lined up with McMillan, Clark and Shuter on the front row and the rest following in rows by handicap order).

Ron Roycroft            Scratch*
John McMillan          1m 00s
Tom Clark                1m 00s
Frank Shuter            1m 00s
Syd Jensen              1m 20s
Allan Freeman         1m 40s
Ralph Watson          2m 00s
George Palmer       2m 00s
Bob Gibbons           2m 00s
Ron Frost                 2m 20s
Arnold Stafford        2m 20s
Ernie Sprague         2m 20s
Dick Campbell         2m 20s
Pat Hoare                 2m 40s
Ross Jensen            3m 20s
Jack Tutton               4m  20s
Vic Blackburn           5m 00s
Ian Mackellar              5m 00s
Bruce McLaren        5m 40s*
Barry Brown             7m 00s
Arthur Kennard        7m 00s
Ron Rutherford        7m 20s
Wally Darrell            7m 20s
Ron Symonds          8m 20s
J Mathewson            9m 00s
Bruce Monk              9m 00s
Bob Blackburn       10m 00s
June Monk              10m 00s

* Did Not Arrive

Scratch Results: (JF Tutton Trophy)

Result

Driver Nat Car / Engine Laps Time
1

Tom Clark

NZ Ferrari 555/860 / Ferrari 3431cc 4cyl 20 41m 19.2s
2 Syd Jensen NZ Cooper T41 / Climax 1460cc 4cyl 20 41m 56.8s
3 John McMillan NZ Ferrari 555/860 / Ferrari 3431cc 4cyl 20 44m 20.0s
4 Frank Shuter NZ Maserati 8CM / Maserati 2992cc 8cyl s/c 20 44m 27.2s
5 Ross Jensen NZ Ferrari 750 Monza / Ferrari 2999cc 4cyl 20 44m 39.6s
6 Allan Freeman NZ Lago-Talbot 26C / Talbot 4485cc 6cyl 20 45m 17.2s
7 Ian Mackellar NZ Cooper T39 / Climax 1098cc 4cyl 20  
8 Ernie Sprague NZ Alfa Romeo Tipo B / Alfa 2905cc 8cyl s/c 20  
9 Ron Frost NZ Cooper Mk IX / Norton 515cc 1cyl 20  
10 Ralph Watson NZ Lycoming Special / Lycoming 4733cc 4cyl 20  
11 Arthur Kennard NZ Austin-Healey 100/4 / Austin 2660cc 4cyl 20  
12 June Monk NZ Triumph TR2 / Triumph 1991cc 4cyl 20  
13 Bob Blackburn NZ Mistral / Ford 1172cc 4cyl 20  
 

George Palmer

NZ Cooper-Bristol Mk II / Bristol 1971cc 6cyl    
 

Bob Gibbons

NZ Jaguar D-type / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl    
  Arnold Stafford NZ Cooper Mk IX / Norton 515cc 1cyl    
  Dick Campbell NZ Cooper Mk VIII / Norton 498cc 1cyl    
  Pat Hoare NZ Maserati 4CLT-48 / Maserati 1498cc 4cyl s/c    
  Jack Tutton NZ Jaguar C-type / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl    
  Barry Brown NZ Vauxhall Special / Vauxhall 1462cc 4cyl    
  Ron Rutherford NZ RA Vauxhall / Vauxhall 1462 4cyl s/c    
  Wally Darrell NZ ACE III / Ford 2622cc 6cyl    
  Ron Symons NZ Austin Special / Austin 747cc 4cyl s/c    
  J Mathewson NZ MG TF / MG 1500cc 4cyl s/c    
  Bruce Monk NZ JBM / Ford 1172cc 4cyl    
  Vic Blackburn NZ Citroen Special / Citroen 1911cc 4cyl    
DNA

Ron Roycroft

NZ Ferrari 375 / Ferrari 4493cc V12    
DNA Bruce McLaren NZ Austin-Healey 100/4 / Austin 2660cc 4cyl    

Fastest Lap: Tom Clark 2m 1.0s

Handicap Results: (7th CWF Hamilton Trophy)

1. Tom Clark
2. Syd Jensen
3. Ian Mackellar
4. June Monk
5. Arthur Kennard
6. Ernie Sprague

 

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