Studebaker Car Club Of New South Wales

 

 

Studebaker Heritage

 


Racing STUDEBAKER's

In Australia.

 

 

Studebakers competed in endurance races at Phillip Island (Vic), and Bathurst (NSW).

 

1961 - Armstrong 500, Phillip Island, Victoria, 19th November.

David McKay / Brian Foley, Studebaker Lark, Class A 1st, 2nd outright, on 166 laps.

Fred Sutherland / Bill Graetz, Studebaker Lark, Class A, 4th outright on 165 laps.

 

1962 - Bathurst 6 Hour, NSW, 30th September.

Don Algie / Kingsley Hibbard, Studebaker Lark, Class D 1st, 2nd outright, on 99 laps.

J. Wright / F. Hann, Studebaker Lark, Class D 6th, on 95 laps.

Bill Slattery / J. Burge, Studebaker Lark, Class D 7th, on 92 laps.

Studebaker won the team prize.

The J. Wright / F. Hann Lark shared fastest saloon speed on Conrod at 114.65 m.p.h. (184.5 k/h).

Click >here< to see extracts from the race day program.

 

1962 - Armstrong 500, Phillip Island, Victoria, 22nd October.

Fred Sutherland / Bill Graetz, Studebaker Lark, Class A 1st, 2nd outright, on 167 laps.

Don Algie / Kingsley Hibbard, Studebaker Lark, Class A 8th 32nd outright, on 127 laps.

 

1963 - Armstrong 500, Mount Panorama, Bathurst, 6th October.

Bert Needham / Warren Weldon, Studebaker Lark, Class D 4th, 27 outright, on 115 laps.

Jim Wright / Ian Ferguson, Studebaker Lark, DNF.

 

1964 - Armstrong 500, Mount Panorama, Bathurst, 4th October.

Bert Needham Jr / Warren Weldon, Studebaker, Class D 1st, 4th outright, on 128 laps.

See below for more info and photo on this vehicle.

Fred Sutherland / Alan Mottram, Studebaker, Class D 2nd, 8th outright, on 126 laps.

 

1965 - Armstrong 500, Mount Panorama, Bathurst, 3rd October.

Fred Sutherland / Alan Mottram, Studebaker Lark, Class D 6th, 13th outright, on 120 laps.

Warren Weldon / Bill Slattery, Studebaker Lark, Class D 8th, 27th outright, on 112 laps.

 

1966 - Gallaher 500, Mount Panorama, Bathurst, 2nd October.

Warren Weldon / Bill Slattery, Studebaker Lark, Class D 6th, 38th outright, on 88 laps.

 

1967 - Gallaher 500, Mount Panorama, Bathurst, 1st October.

Warren Weldon / John Hall, Studebaker Lark, Class D 3rd, 11th outright, on 124 laps.

 

1968 - Hardie-Ferodo 500, Mount Panorama, Bathurst 6th October.

Warren Weldon / John Hall, Studebaker Lark, Class D 8th, 13th outright, on 123 laps.

 


 

Studebakers on the mountain at Mt Panorama, Bathurst, NSW.

 

This group of photo's belong to Bruce Neasmith who purchased them from official motoring photographer

 Lance Rutting in 1991, who in turn gave Bruce permission to use them as he sees fit.

 

Bruce has kindly allowed us to present them here for all Studebaker enthusiasts to enjoy.

Many thanks Bruce.

 

 

Studebakers also competed at Catalina Park Raceway, Katoomba, NSW.

This image was found on ClassicRally.com.au

 

"Bert Needham opposite-locks his Studebaker Lark in front of Bosworth's FX at Catalina Park"

 

from p99, The Book of Australian MOTOR RACING, W P Tuckey, circa 1964.

Thanks to Jack DeVries for sharing.

 

This page last reviewed 19th April 2017.


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