By submitting above you agree to the Speedcafe. Shelly was passed by Palmer with 3 laps to go with Matich left out on the circuit with an inoperative throttle, and John Youl also passing Shelly. Contact us to advertise with Autosport. Almost immediately he became the quickest local openwheeler driver- and one who gave nothing away to the visiting Internationals either. Frank Matich above blasting his very highly developed Lotus around the Mounts working wharves, such a distinctive background! Not the Australian Tourist Trophy but the 19B late in its life in early after a change of Total livery, from light blue to white, here, again at Homestead Corner, Warwick Farm Ellacott.

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OBITUARY: Frank Matich 1935-2015

Shelly was passed by Palmer with 3 laps to go with Matich left out on the circuit with an inoperative throttle, and John Youl also passing Shelly. In the following years he raced whenever he could afford to do so, always taking as much interest in the development of his cars as he did in driving him.

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Palmer, later multiple NZ Gold Star winner and ex-F1 driver Shelly had virtually identical results in the four NZ Tasman races, and finished all of them which is admirable at a time the 2. Riders ‘insane’ to pay for seats – Redding Former MotoGP rider Scott Redding says it is “insane” that some maich his grand prix racing peers pay as much as they do for their seats MotoGP.

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When Frank Matich was looking for a replacement franl his oh-so-successful Lotus 15 Climax it was immediately obvious to him that the car to have was a 19 given the success of Moss, Ireland, Gurney and others in the cars on both sides of the Atlantic.

He continued as Australian agent for Goodyear racing tyres and Bell framk, while the engineering business he had established to build his cars diversified into areas such as composite construction and solar energy. New issue out every week. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Matich A51 Repco Holden [7]. Autosport International Our 4-day live event for motorsport fans Motorsport Jobs Browse the latest job vacancies Motormarket. There was also a family to be considered; by the time he was 30, Matich had married to Joan and was the father of three and eventually, four. Youl was 4 th in the first 3 NZ rounds and then travelled back to Australia before Teretonga to prepare for the first Australian round at Sandown where he finished 3 rd.

Frank Matich – Wikipedia

By Wolfgang Klopfer Retrieved from books. Notify me of new comments via email. Autosport Awards Motorsport’s most prestigious awards. But the Lotus shared the Matich transporter with the Brabham on the journey north to fettle the car in preparation for the ATT in November. The cars weight was quoted at pounds less driver but with 8 gallons of fuel.


Frank Matich

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: F1 Racing How Alonso pulverised Vandoorne. By submitting above you agree to the Speedcafe. Matich had enjoyed a close friendship with Bruce McLaren and sourced a series of McLaren M10s, and his small team developed them, in league with the factory, into winners. Various sources suggest not Bell or Miller that racnig car may have been damaged further after the accident for insurance purposes.

Moss, not involved in the commercial aspects of the deal at all, righted the wrongs with a financial adjustment frnk favour of the Sydneysider. By Gordon Lomas Tuesday 12th May, – 2: He won the race the year before at Longford in the 19B but for maticb field had greater depth.

In cars of his own design, Matich won the non-championship Australian and New Zealand Grands Prix, and finally triumphed in the Fank Drivers’ Championship in In the championship race, Palmer started well and lead Shelly, Matich- off the back of the grid, quickly passing the smaller engined cars and Youl but Shelly soon led, and Matich grabbed 3 rd as Youl spun.