Spencer Martin

Spencer Martin is an Australian championship winning racing driver.wikipedia
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1967 Australian Drivers' Championship

1967Australian Drivers' Championship
Martin's short career was highlighted by two Australian Drivers' Championship victories, in 1966 and 1967, racing for Bob Jane Racing.
The championship was won by Spencer Martin driving a Repco Brabham BT11A-Coventry Climax.

Australian Drivers' Championship

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Martin's short career was highlighted by two Australian Drivers' Championship victories, in 1966 and 1967, racing for Bob Jane Racing.

David McKay (journalist)

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Beechey's entrant, David McKay offered Martin a drive with McKay's Scuderia Veloce team at the 1963 Armstrong 500 co-driving with Brian Muir.
That team, Scuderia Veloce, was the first Australian-based professional racing team, and in addition to furthering McKay's own racing career also furthered the careers of many young racing drivers including Spencer Martin, Brian Muir and Greg Cusack amongst others.

1966 Australian Drivers' Championship

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Martin's short career was highlighted by two Australian Drivers' Championship victories, in 1966 and 1967, racing for Bob Jane Racing.

1964 Armstrong 500

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He achieved a class victory in the 1964 Armstrong 500, sharing a Vauxhall Viva with Bill Brown.

Holden Dealer Team

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Martin retired at his peak after the 1967 season to begin a family, although he returned sporadically for Touring Car endurance races including the 1969 Datsun Three Hour in which he drove for the Holden Dealer Team.
A single Holden Monaro GTS350 was entered for Kevin Bartlett and Spencer Martin, the car retiring after suffering brake problems, crashing and catching fire.

1966 Tasman Series

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He left the team in mid 1966 after a top ten championship finish in the 1966 Tasman Series and found employment with Bob Jane's team.

Scuderia Veloce

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Beechey's entrant, David McKay offered Martin a drive with McKay's Scuderia Veloce team at the 1963 Armstrong 500 co-driving with Brian Muir.

1963 Armstrong 500

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Beechey's entrant, David McKay offered Martin a drive with McKay's Scuderia Veloce team at the 1963 Armstrong 500 co-driving with Brian Muir.

1965 Australian Drivers' Championship

1965Australian Drivers' Championship
Three drivers shared third place, Spencer Martin (Repco Brabham BT11A-Coventry Climax), Leo Geoghegan (Lotus 32-Ford) and John McDonald (Cooper T53-Coventry Climax and Cooper T70-Coventry Climax).

1979 Hardie-Ferodo 1000

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In 1979 Martin returned to Scuderia Veloce, racing a Volvo 242 GT touring car at the Bathurst 1000.

1969 Sandown Three Hour Datsun Trophy Race

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Martin retired at his peak after the 1967 season to begin a family, although he returned sporadically for Touring Car endurance races including the 1969 Datsun Three Hour in which he drove for the Holden Dealer Team.

1965 Australian Tourist Trophy

1965Australian Tourist Trophy
Ian Geoghegan, driving a Lotus 23, dominated the race with Greg Cusack (Lotus 23) placed second and Spencer Martin (Ferrari 250LM) third.

Bob Jane

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Martin's short career was highlighted by two Australian Drivers' Championship victories, in 1966 and 1967, racing for Bob Jane Racing. He left the team in mid 1966 after a top ten championship finish in the 1966 Tasman Series and found employment with Bob Jane's team.

1993 Tooheys 1000

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Martin made a return to Bathurst in 1993, co-driving with his son Matthew in a Bob Holden entered Toyota Corolla in the Tooheys 1000.

Mount Druitt

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After spectating at the Mount Druitt circuit in the late 1950s Martin entered his first motor race in 1960 in a self built car at Gnoo Blas circuit.

Gnoo Blas Motor Racing Circuit

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After spectating at the Mount Druitt circuit in the late 1950s Martin entered his first motor race in 1960 in a self built car at Gnoo Blas circuit.

Holden

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A mechanic by trade, Martin moved through the ranks through his contacts in the trade, racing a PRAD sports car and a very successful Holden touring car.

Brian Muir (racing driver)

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Beechey's entrant, David McKay offered Martin a drive with McKay's Scuderia Veloce team at the 1963 Armstrong 500 co-driving with Brian Muir.

Vauxhall Viva

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He achieved a class victory in the 1964 Armstrong 500, sharing a Vauxhall Viva with Bill Brown.

Tasman Series

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Martin became a part of Scuderia Veloce as a mechanic and driver, acting as lead mechanic when the team brought in international drivers for the Tasman Series.

Ferrari P

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He raced the team’s Repco Brabham BT11A as well as a Ferrari 250LM sports car, winning the 1965 Six Hour Le Mans with McKay in the Ferrari.

1965 Six Hour Le Mans

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He raced the team’s Repco Brabham BT11A as well as a Ferrari 250LM sports car, winning the 1965 Six Hour Le Mans with McKay in the Ferrari.