New Zealand Motor Racing
1958

Events:
For the 1958 NZ Grand Prix refer 5th New Zealand Grand Prix

1st Levin International
7th Lady
Wigram Trophy
6th Dunedin Road Race
1st
Teretonga International
Ardmore 50
 

 

1st Levin International

Date: 18th January 1958
Venue: Levin

10 laps of 1.77 kms (17.7 kms)

Result

Driver Nat Car / Engine Laps Time
1 Jack Brabham Aust Cooper T43 / Climax 2249cc 4cyl 10 9m 7.2s
2 Archie Scott-Brown UK Lister 57/1 / Jaguar 3781cc 6cyl 10  
3 Bruce McLaren NZ Cooper T43 / Climax 1750cc 4cyl 10  
4 Ross Jensen NZ Maserati 250F / Maserati 2497cc 6cyl 10  
5 Ron Roycroft NZ Ferrari 375 / Ferrari 4493cc V12 10  
6

Syd Jensen

NZ Cooper Mk X / Norton 515cc 1cyl 10  
  Roy Salvadori UK Connaught B / Alta 2470cc 4cyl    
  Stuart Lewis-Evans UK Connaught B / Alta 2470cc 4cyl    
  Dick Gibson UK Cooper T43 / Climax 1496cc 4cyl    
  Arnold Glass Aust Ferrari Super Squalo 555 / Ferrari 3431cc 4cyl    
Ret Merv Neil NZ Cooper T39 / Climax 1498cc 4cyl   Accident
DNS Ron Frost NZ Cooper T41 / Climax 1498cc 4cyl   Accident

Fastest Lap: Archie Scott-Brown 52.8s (Record).

 

 

7th Lady Wigram Trophy

Date: 25th January 1958
Venue: Wigram
Airfield

71 laps of 3.405 kms (241.77 kms)

Grid: (* denotes pole)

Archie Scott-Brown*           Stuart Lewis-Evans            Ross Jensen              Bruce McLaren
                          Ron Roycroft                       Frank Cantwell               Pat Hoare

The remaining grid positions are unknown. Jack Brabham was unable to practice and as a result started from the rear of the grid.

Result

Driver Nat Car / Engine Laps Time
1 Archie Scott-Brown UK Lister 57/1 / Jaguar 3781cc 6cyl 71 1hr 47m 33.4s
2 Ross Jensen NZ Maserati 250F / Maserati 2497cc 6cyl 71 1hr 48m 18.5s
3 Stuart Lewis-Evans UK Connaught B / Alta 2470cc 4cyl 71 1hr 49m 11.7s
4 Pat Hoare NZ Ferrari 625 / Ferrari 2996cc 4cyl 69  
5 Merv Mayo NZ Cooper T41 / Climax 1498cc 4cyl 67  
6 Arnold Glass Aust Ferrari Super Squalo 555 / Ferrari 3431cc 4cyl 66  
7 Duncan Rutherford NZ Lycoming Special / Lycoming 4733cc 4cyl    
8 Ron Roycroft NZ Ferrari 375 / Ferrari 4493cc V12    
9 Gavin Quirk NZ Maserati 250F / Maserati 2497cc 6cyl    
10 Ralph Watson NZ Lycoming Special / Lycoming 4733cc 4cyl    
  Bob Gibbons NZ Jaguar D-type / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl    
Ret Bruce McLaren NZ Cooper T43 / Climax 1750cc 4cyl 66 Gearbox
Ret Jack Brabham Aust Cooper T43 / Climax 2249cc 4cyl 29 Gearbox
Ret Roy Salvadori UK Connaught B / Alta 2470cc 4cyl    
Ret Frank Cantwell NZ Tojeiro 3/56 / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl   Tyre
  Dick Gibson UK Cooper T43 / Climax 1496cc 4cyl    
  Ken Harris NZ Ferrari 750 Monza / Ferrari 2999cc 4cyl    
  Merv Neil NZ Cooper T39 / Climax 1498cc 4cyl    
  Frank Shuter NZ Maserati 8CLT-50 / Maserati 2984cc 8cyl s/c    
  Ernie Sprague NZ Maserati 4CLT-48 / Maserati 1498cc 4cyl s/c    
  Graham Pierce NZ Austin-Healey 100S / Austin 2660cc 4cyl    
  Arthur Kennard NZ Healey-Corvette / Chevrolet 4342cc V8    
  Ian Mackellar NZ Cooper T39 / Climax 1098cc 4cyl    
  Geoff Mardon NZ RA Vanguard / Vanguard 2088cc 4cyl s/c    
  Bruce Wood NZ Staride 52 / JAP 497cc 1cyl    
  Wally Darrell NZ ACE III / Ford 2584cc 6cyl    

Fastest Lap: Archie Scott-Brown 1m 27.5s (Record)

 

 

6th Dunedin Road Race

Date: 1st February 1958
Venue: Dunedin 'Wharf' Circuit

36 laps of 2.277kms (82kms)

Grid: (* denotes Pole)

 Dick Gibson*                 Ross Jensen                 Ron Roycroft
                  Bruce McLaren                   Merv Neil                       Syd Jensen
Frank Cantwell                   Ron Frost              Archie Scott-Brown
                     Johnny Buza                 Geoff Mardon                 Ernie Sprague
   Pat Hoare                     Ian Mackellar                    R G Levick
                   Jack Malcolm                 Vic Blackburn

Result

Driver Nat Car / Engine Laps Time
1 Ross Jensen NZ Maserati 250F / Maserati 2497cc 6cyl 36 43m 34.2s
2 Bruce McLaren NZ Cooper T43 / Climax 1750cc 4cyl 36 43m 47.0s
3

Syd Jensen

NZ Cooper Mk X / Norton 515cc 1cyl    
4 Pat Hoare NZ Ferrari 625 / Ferrari 2996cc 4cyl    
5 Dick Gibson UK Cooper T43 / Climax 1496cc 4cyl    
6 Ian Mackellar NZ Cooper T39 / Climax 1098cc 4cyl    
7 R G Levick NZ Cooper / Norton 515cc 1cyl    
8 Ernie Sprague NZ Maserati 4CLT-48 / Maserati 1498cc 4cyl s/c    
9 Jack Malcolm NZ Cooper-Bristol Mk II / Bristol 1971cc 6cyl    
10

Vic Blackburn

NZ Citroen Special / Citroen 1991cc 4cyl    
Ret Geoff Mardon NZ RA Vanguard / Vanguard 2088cc 4cyl s/c 30 Lost Wheel
Ret Ron Frost NZ Cooper T41 / Climax 1498cc 4cyl 19 Clutch
Ret Archie Scott-Brown UK Lister 57/1 / Jaguar 3781cc 6cyl 7 Differential
Ret Frank Cantwell NZ Tojeiro 3/56 / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl 5 deDion Tube
Ret

Ron Roycroft

NZ Ferrari 375 / Ferrari 4493cc V12 2 Gearbox
Ret Merv Neil NZ Cooper T43 / Climax 1960cc 4cyl 1 Transmission
DNS Johnny Buza NZ HWM / Alta 1960cc 4cyl s/c    

Fastest Lap: Ross Jensen / Bruce McLaren 1m 15.4s.

 

 

1st Teretonga International

Date: 8th February 1958
Venue: Teretonga Park

40 laps of 2.414kms (96.55kms)

Grid: (* denotes Pole)

Ross Jensen*               Bruce McLaren                Jack Brabham
                   Ron Roycroft                 Archie Scott-Brown              Bruce Wood
   Merv Neil                       Ron Frost                         Syd Jensen
                  Ernie Sprague                    Dick Gibson                   Frank Cantwell
  Pat Hoare                     Ian Mackellar                      Doc Langley
                  Ken McMillan                       Bill Gerrard

Result

Driver Nat Car / Engine Laps Time
1 Ross Jensen NZ Maserati 250F / Maserati 2497cc 6cyl 40 49m 19.1s
2 Bruce McLaren NZ Cooper T43 / Climax 1750cc 4cyl 40 49m 36.1s
3 Jack Brabham Aust Cooper T43 / Climax 1960cc 4cyl 39  
4 Merv Neil NZ Cooper T39 / Climax 1498cc 4cyl 38  
5

Ron Roycroft

NZ Ferrari 375 / Ferrari 4493cc V12    
6 Archie Scott-Brown UK Lister 57/1 / Jaguar 3781cc 6cyl    
7 Ernie Sprague NZ Maserati 4CLT-48 / Maserati 1498cc 4cyl s/c    
  Pat Hoare NZ Ferrari 625 / Ferrari 2996cc 4cyl    
 

Syd Jensen

NZ Cooper Mk X / Norton 515cc 1cyl    
  Dick Gibson UK Cooper T43 / Climax 1496cc 4cyl    
 

Doc Langley

NZ Austin-Healey 100 / Austin 2660cc 4cyl    
 

Ken McMillan

NZ Austin-Healey 100 / Austin 2660cc 4cyl    
 

Bill Gerrard

NZ Gerrard 90 / Austin 3459cc 6cyl    
  Ian Mackellar NZ Cooper T39 / Climax 1098cc 4cyl    
  Bruce Wood NZ Staride 52 / JAP 497cc 1cyl    
Ret Frank Cantwell NZ Tojeiro 3/56 / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl 32 Accident
Ret Ron Frost NZ Cooper T41 / Climax 1498cc 4cyl 28 Spun
DNS Johnny Buza NZ HWM / Alta 1960cc 4cyl s/c    
DNS Reg McCutcheon NZ Normac Special / Chevrolet 3870cc 6cyl    
DNS R G Levick NZ Cooper / Norton 515cc 1cyl    

Fastest Lap: Bruce McLaren 1m 14.8s

 

 

Ardmore 50

Date: 1st March 1958
Venue: Ardmore Airfield

Grid: (* denotes Pole)

Bruce McLaren*            Ross Jensen               Ron Roycroft                  Merv Neill
                       Ken Harris                    Ron Frost                    Gavin Quirk              Johnny Mansel
   Tony Shelly                Roly Crowther              Bob Gibbons

Result

Driver Nat Car / Engine Laps Time
1 Ross Jensen NZ Maserati 250F / Maserati 2497cc 6cyl    
2

Ron Roycroft

NZ Ferrari 375 / Ferrari 4493cc V12    
3 Bob Gibbons NZ Lycoming Special / Lycoming 4733cc 4cyl    
4 Merv Neil NZ Cooper T39 / Climax 1498cc 4cyl    
5 Bruce McLaren NZ Cooper T43 / Climax 1750cc 4cyl    
6 Gavin Quirk NZ Maserati 250F / Maserati 2497cc 6cyl    
Ret Ken Harris NZ Ferrari 750 Monza / Ferrari 2999cc 4cyl    
  Ron Frost NZ Cooper T41 / Climax 1498cc 4cyl    
  Johnny Mansel NZ Alfa-Romeo Tipo B / Alfa 2905cc 8cyl s/c    
 

Tony Shelly

NZ Jaguar D-type / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl    
 

Roly Crowther

NZ Lotus 11 / Climax 1098cc 4cyl    

Fastest Lap: Ross Jensen 1m 27.1s (Record)

 

1957                    1959

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