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The 1974 Repo 500K was an endurance race for Group C Touring Cars. It was held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Victoria, Australia on 24 November 1974 over a distance of 106 laps equaling 501 km.

Cars competed in four classes:

  • Class A : Up 1300cc
  • Class B : 1301 - 2000cc
  • Class C : 2001 - 3000cc
  • Class D : Over 3000cc

Race results were as follows:

Position Drivers No. Car Class Laps
1 Colin Bond 2 Holden Torana SLR 5000 L34 D 106
2 Murray Carter 18 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop D 105
3 Rod McRae, Russ McRae Holden Torana SLR 5000 L34 D 105
4 Graeme Blanchard Holden Torana GTR XU-1 D 103
5 Stuart Saker Holden Torana GTR XU-1 D 101
6 Kevin Kennedy Holden Torana GTR XU-1 D 99
7 Ray Gulson Alfa Romeo GTV B 99
8 Jim Murcott Alfa Romeo GTV B 99
9 Mel Mollison Mazda RX-3 B 98
10 Matt Phillip Holden Torana GTR C 96
11 Bill Evans Datsun 1200 Coupe A 94
12 Brian Ovenden Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T D 94
13 Stewart McLeod Datsun 240K C 93
14 Colin Campbell Ford Escort Twin Cam B 93
15 Ken Brian Honda Civic A 92
16 Gary Toepfer Toyota Corolla A 88
17 Graham Rowe Ford Escort Twin Cam B 87
18 Max McClure Mazda RX-3 B 84
19 Max McGinley Honda Civic A 82
20 Geoff Wade Ford Escort Twin Cam B 78
Other Starters (listed in grid order)
DNF Allan Moffat 33 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop D
DNF Peter Brock 1 Holden Torana SLR5000 L34 D
DNF Peter Janson Holden Torana SLR5000 L34 D
DNF Cam Richardson Holden Torana GTR XU-1 D
DNF John Stoopman Holden Torana GTR XU-1 D
DNF Robert Bride Holden Torana GTR XU-1 D
DNF Bernie McClure Holden Torana SLR5000 L34 D
Excl Nick Louis Mazda RX-3 C 95
Excl Tony Farrell Mazda RX-3 C 100
Dave Clement Morris Cooper S A
John Bundy Morris Cooper S A
Robin Dudfield Alfa Romeo

References:

  • Australian Competition Yearbook, 1975
  • CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1974
  • Racing Car News, January 1975
  • The Australian Racing History of Ford, © 1989
  • The Official Racing History of Holden, © 1988
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