1960 Armstrong 500

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Falcon XC Cobra
Bathurst 1960
Torana L34

Number of Laps: 167


Total Race Time: 8:19:99.1
Fastest Lap: Youl/Youl, 2:41 (108 km/h), on laps 15, 45 and 62
Classes: Class A - Up to 750cc; Class B - 751-1300cc; Class C - 1301-2000cc; Class D - 2001-3500cc; Class E - Over 3500cc
Arguably the greatest race in the world, and more especially Australia, the 1000 kilometre race for production sedans has for many years taken place at the Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales. But the event actually started out as a 500 mile event at Victoria's Phillip Island circuit when, in 1960, a field of 47 cars of varying performance, size, engine capacity and price would compete for total prizemoney of $11,710.

Some of these drivers were to become household names of motor sport, although they were driving some very unlikely cars! Harry Firth drove a Singer Gazelle, Brian Foley and Peter Manton drove Wolseley 1500's, David McKay and Greg Cusack drove Volkswagens, the Geoghegan brothers drove a Renault Dauphine, while John French, Norm Beechey and Jim McKeown shared a Standard Vanguard.

Then there was Lex Davison and Bevan Gibson in NSU's, and Murray Carter in a Ford Customline. But that year the winners would be John Roxburgh and Frank Coad driving a Vauxhall Cresta. So successful was the event that plans were quickly put into place to hold it again the following year.
Please Note: You can sort this listing by simply clicking on the column heading
DRIVER / CO DRIVER(S)
1
Frank Coad / John Roxburgh
Vauxhall Cresta
D
167
2
Geoff Russell / David Anderson / Tony Loxton
Peugeot 403
C
167
3
Doug Stewart / David Anderson / Bill Murray
Simca Aronde
B
162
4
Peter Manton / Barry Topen
Morris Major
C
162
5
George Spanos / Leo Taylor
Austin Lancer
C
161
6
Jack Nougher / Lionel Marsh
Simca Aronde
B
160
7
Jack French / Norm Beechey
Vanguard
D
160
8
Bob Holden / Ken Brigden
Peugeot 403
C
160
9
Brian Muir / Jim Smith
Morris Major
C
160
10
Bob Brown / Michael Lempriere
Simca Aronde
B
160
11
Rod Murphy / John Calloway
Morris Major
C
159
12
Harry Firth / John Reaburn
Singer Gazelle
C
159
13
Jack Maurer / Ern Abbott
Triumph Herald
B
158
14
Ken Orman / Max McPherson
Volkswagen
B
158
15
Bob Jane / Lou Molina
Ford Falcon XK
D
158
16
David McKay / Greg Cusack
Volkswagen
B
158
17
Arthur Wylie / Ken Wylie
Volkswagen
B
158
18
Ron Lilley / Jim Gullan
Peugeot 403
C
157
19
Bill Nalder / John Amp
Ford Anglia
B
156
20
Brian Foley / Alan Edney
Austin Lancer
C
155
21
Ray Gibbs / Murray Carter
Ford Customline
E
154
22
Jim Leighton / Alan Ling
Renault Dauphine
B
154
23
Lex Davison / Doug Whiteford
NSU Prinz
A
153
24
Des West / Ian Geoghegan
Renault Dauphine
B
152
25
Bill Pitt / Leo Geoghegan
Renault Dauphine
B
151
26
Bruce Walton / Paul England
NSU Prinz
A
150
27
Hoot Gibson / Jim Gorman
NSU Prinz
A
148
28
Bill March / John Connolly
Renault 750
A
145
29
Wal Gillespie / Lou Sinclair
Fiat 600
A
138
30
Kevin Lott / G. Petty
Lloyd Alexander
A
135
31
Brian Pyers / Frank Elkins
Fiat 600
A
135
32
R. Slaney / G. White
Lloyd Alexander
A
134
33
G. Levingston / Peter Candy
Lloyd Alexander
A
132
34
Les Park / J. Fleming
Renault 750
A
0
DNF
Eddie Perkins / George Reynolds
Volkswagen
B
DNF
DNF
Rex Emmett / Am Hawkins
Renault 750
A
DNF
DNF
Bill Graetz / Fred Sutherland
Humber Super Snipe
D
DNF
DNF
Tony Thieler / Frank Kilfoyle
Lloyd Alexander
A
DNF
DNF
Bill Clemens / Don Dunoon
Hillman Minx
C
DNF
DNF
Graham Hoinville / Austin Miller
Triumph Herald
B
DNF
DNF
Gavin Youl / John Youl
Mercedes-Benz 220SE
D
DNF
DNF
Ray Christie / George Hughes
Simca Aronde
B
DNF
DNF
Barry Gurdon / Clyde Clyde
Austin Lancer
B
DNF
DNF
Ron Phillips / Ern Seeliger
Ford Falcon XK
D
DNF
DNF
Jack Murray / W. Murison
Simca Aronde
B
DNF
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