P3A-103-69

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Short History

The car was constructed to use the components that remained undamaged after Ian Fergussons Lotus 27 was rolled at Catalina Park.

In the 35th Australian Grand Prix (Nov 1970), Ian Fergusson in his Bowin P3A started the race 20th on the grid (qualifying lap time 1:34's) about 10.5s off the fastest qualifier Frank Matich in the McLaren. He finished the race in 11th position overall (41 laps completed).

In the 36th Australian Grand Prix (Nov 1971), Ian Fergusson had almost identical outcome as the previous Australian Grand Prix, started with the same no. 25 and finished 11th position overall the second year in a row!

In 1974 during the Van Huesen series Ian crashed the car at Oran Park in Robin Orlando corner and a fire severely damaged it.

The cars remains were subsequently used by a T.V. company in a crash and burn sequence for a soapy


Specification

  • Class -Formula 2
  • Chassis -Monocoque
  • Engine -Lotus 1598cc Twin Cam
  • Gearbox -Hewland Mk4 4 Speed

Owner History

Date Owner
20th Jul 1969
I. Fergusson
dd mm yyyy
owner
dd mm yyyy
owner

Race History

Date Race Track Driver No Result
7th Dec 1969
Sam Hordern Trophy (round 6)
Warwick Farm
Ian Fergusson
13
8th
22 Nov 1970
35th Australian Grand Prix
Warwick Farm
Ian Fergusson
25
11th
27th June 1971
Gold Star
Oran Park
Ian Fergusson
19
result
August 1971
Hillclimb
Mattara
Ian Fergusson
15
result
21st Nov 1971
36th Australian Grand Prix
Warwick Farm
Ian Fergusson
25
11
23rd Apr 1973
Lex Davison Trophy (5 laps)
Mount Panorama
Ian Fergusson
Won (12min 26.6 sec)
23 Jun 1974
Van Heusen F2
Oran Park
Ian Fergusson
DNF crash and fire

Gallery

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Oran Park Gold Star 27th June 1971 driver Ian Fergusson on the inside racing in the Bowin P3A (no. 19).

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