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1970 Elfin 600D

Racing Past Presented by Shannons Insurance.

“Motor Racing Royalty in Australia are any Australian cars powered by Repco Brabham V8’s in my book” writes Australian motor racing historian Mark Bisset.

There is perhaps no sweeter sound than one of these engines at full song.

Car # 25
Engine: 2500cc Repco Brabham V8
Driver: Frank Arronis

There were only four single-seater road-racing cars built, three Elfin 600’s and the Rennmax/Bob Britton built Bob Jane Repco.

This particular car is Garrie Cooper’s 1970 works machine chassis ‘7012′.

Few racing car designs have won success in Formula Ford, F3, F2 and Australian National Formula 1- than the Elfin 600 variants 600, 600B, C, D and E.

If Cooper had built a Formula Vee 600 he literally would have had covered all Australian single-seater categories with variants of the one spaceframe chassis design!

The final Tasman 2.5 ANF1 year was 1970, Cooper built this car for his own use that season but didn’t take a Gold Star round win in it.

Leo Geoghegan won the coveted title in a 2 litre Waggott powered European F2/Formula B chassis Lotus 59 taking two wins, there is a certain amount of irony in that as Leo had raced the ex-Jim Clark Lotus 39 powered by various Repco engines since 1967.