P6F-137-75

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Short History

P6F-137-75 has a short history in the terms of owners.Originally owned by Michael McAlister around the Goulburn region,it was sold to Christopher Campbell in Wishart QLD, who owned it for quite a while before selling it to Laurence Burford. Damien Spinks purchased the car in 2005 and has started racing it in historic events in NSW. As far as results history,more is yet to be known.John Leffler has driven the vehicle in a demonstration lap at Wakefield Park prior to the purchase off Laurence Burford,but that is all that is known. Updates on history will follow.

History update by Chris Campbell: When I purchased the car from Mike McAlister in 1983, the rising rate suspension had been replaced with traditional outboard coil over shocks, which worked well. Apparently the rising rate was difficult to set up. Car came with a spare of the one piece fiberglass body, loose rising rate fittings, ratios and a spare engine block. Rear anti-sway bar and mounts are not original and were fabricated based on the log book photo rear view and looking at other P6F's in the pits. Drop links were original. Hewland gearbox had a Mk9 rear cover but it was apparently a Mk8. Engine was built by Steve Knott in Sydney and had a 5 port Cosworth oil pump (instead of usual 4 port).

Original body colour was blue. Painted white in 1983, then orange in 1985. Later, in 1990 was painted day-glow orange. The car was stripped down numerous times, floor replaced, as well as rose joints and bolts and fittings. Like many P6 owners, finally decided to re-route coolant outside the chassis as it was taking its toll on the frame. We moved roll-hoop support brace mounting back to the rear cross member, instead of the edge of the engine block.

There were a few P6's racing at the time, but mine seemed to be the only one that retained the one piece body. Others had the nose separate or different narrower custom nose. The custom rear engine cover was made by Terry Kay who also raced a P6F in Qld in the 80's & 90's.

The engine cover and day glow orange paint work were meant to give the car a more contemporary look, without changing John Joyce's original design(see Lakeside pictures below). I was racing against the current model Van Diemans and Reynards at the time.

I raced only in Queensland at Surfers Paradise (until track closed in 1986)& Lakeside in State Formula Ford championship, club events and any local rounds of the National series. Peter Herlihy (mechanic/engineer for P6F-137-75) had the drive at Mt Cotton Hill Climb. The car was entered for the Formula Ford support race at Adelaide Grand Prix in 1986 but never made it.

Specification

  • Class - Formula Ford
  • Chassis - Spaceframe
  • Engine - Ford 1600cc crossflow
  • Gearbox - Hewland MK9 4 speed

Owner History

Date Owner
10th Jun 1976
Michael F McAlister
30th May 1983
Christopher Campbell
Jan 2003
Laurence Burford
26th May 2005
Damien Spinks

Race History

Date Race Track Driver Result
9th Oct 1977
Amaroo Park
M McAlister
27th Nov 1977
Amaroo Park
M McAlister
4th Feb 1978
Sandown Raceway
M McAlister
25th Feb 1978
Oran Park
M McAlister
25th Mar 1978
Oran Park
M McAlister
26th Mar 1978
Oran Park
M McAlister
Crashed
21st May 1978
Sandown Raceway
M McAlister
9th Dec 1978
Sandown Raceway
M McAlister
Crashed
3rd Feb 1979
Sandown Raceway
M McAlister
24th Feb 1979
Oran Park
M McAlister
22nd Apr 1979
Amaroo Park
M McAlister
19th May 1979
Surfers Paradise
M McAlister
25th Aug 1984
Surfers Paradise
C Campbell
3rd Nov 1984
Surfers Paradise
C Campbell
Crashed
3rd Feb 1985
Surfers Paradise
C Campbell
23rd Mar 1985
Lakeside
C Campbell
18th May 1985
Surfers Paradise
C Campbell
22nd Jun 1985
Lakeside
C Campbell
20th Jul 1985
Lakeside
C Campbell
26th Aug 1985
Surfers Paradise
C Campbell
Crashed
26th Oct 1985
Surfers Paradise
C Campbell
1st Dec 1985
Lakeside
C Campbell
2nd Mar 1986
Lakeside
C Campbell
23rd Mar 1986
Mt Cotton
P Herlihy
17th May 1986
Surfers Paradise
C Campbell
18th Jul 1987
Lakeside
C Campbell
6th Dec 1987
Lakeside
C Campbell
4th Dec 1988
Lakeside
C Campbell
26th Feb 1989
Lakeside
C Campbell
25th Jun 1994
Lakeside
C Campbell
27th Nov 1994
Lakeside
C Campbell
19th Feb 1995
Lakeside
C Campbell
28th May 1995
Lakeside
C Campbell
24th Jun 1995
Lakeside
C Campbell
26th Nov 1995
Lakeside
C Campbell
10th Jun 2006
Oran Park
D Spinks
9th Sep 2006
Wakefield park
D Spinks

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