Matich A50 Repco Holden. In the mids Tasman Series in Australia and New Zealand, Matich was consistently the best of the local drivers, challenging and sometimes beating grand prix racing’s finest. Frank Matich, one of Australia’s finest drivers and engineers, has died in Sydney, aged Lotus 19 Climax cutaway, technical specifications as per text Thatcher. After establishing Pirelli as a major brand in Australia, the Matich motorcycle racing team saw its final year of operation in A summary of some of his motor racing achievements is given in the table below: He won the race the year before at Longford in the 19B but for the field had greater depth.

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Matich leads Jim Clark through the kink at Lakeside in Read unlimited news Full access to all Autosport Plus premium content Enjoy a faster, ad-free experience You are currently enjoying the free version of Autosport. Subscribe to Autosport Plus.

Retrieved from ” https: Damage to the car was to its front, especially the left front. Moss, not involved in the commercial aspects of the deal at all, righted the wrongs with a financial adjustment in favour of the Sydneysider.

The accident was the catalyst for Total to end the relationship with Matich. In the mids Tasman Series in Australia and New Zealand, Matich was consistently the best of the local drivers, challenging and sometimes beating grand prix racing’s finest. In fact the latter is what occurred, Pete Geoghegan won the race in a Lotus 23 after the retirement of others.

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Frank Matich | Racing career profile | Driver Database

But it was car racing which laid the foundation for Matich to become revered as one of the most accomplished constructors and racers Australia has produced. Photos The best photography from around the world. Matich A53 Repco Holden.


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. Riders ‘insane’ to pay for seats – Redding MotoGP.

Matich was doing domestically what Jack Brabham did on the biggest stage of them all in grand prix racing by winning in cars of his own manufacture. Renault NEC series closes doors for The two-litre Formula Renault Northern European Cup will cease after 13 seasons, with its promoter blaming “ill-conceived FIA plans for the future of racig racing” for the series’ demise Other.

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Frank Matich above blasting his very highly developed Lotus around the Mounts working wharves, such a distinctive background! Jake Boxall-Legge The one-second F1 tech gain that made a car slower. Bruce Richardson confirms the chassis was acquired from Lotus, and therefore is not one of the unaccounted for Lotus 19 chassis- there are about four of these chassis on the TNF list.

Elfin Traco- Oldsmobile. The 19B donated its gearbox and some other minor components to the Elfin build. Matich was predeceased by his wife Joan and is survived by his four children Kris, Kim, Katrina and Lee.

His Repco V8-powered M10B won down under and then proved more than a match for the best cars in the USA when he ventured back there in Autosport Video Discover the best motorsport videos on the racung.


Winner of the New Zealand Grand Prix Sportscar racing was popular in Australia rcaing Matich turned his mind to that, but dissatisfied with racing second-hand cars – he said he was unable to afford to buy new models – he set down to build his own.

Vergne stays with G-Drive for endurance races Other. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Chapman detailed the car with Len Terry also playing a role in its design.

Obituary: Frank Matich 1935-2015

Despite his racing talent, Kris Matich summed up the preferences of his dad by saying he was an maticb first and a driver second. So obvious was the speed he showed that he was offered F1 seats by three team owners; Brabham in the seat that went to Denny HulmeRob Walker and Colin Chapman. Remember me Forgot Password.

His mantra was that if you tried 10 improvements and just two worked then he was two in front of the mztich had tried nothing.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Subscribe to our daily newsletter, the best way to get your news first, fast, and free! His battles in the Tasman Series were legendary where he could hold his own against the likes of Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Bruce McLaren et al, all of them rrank the very best the F1 world could offer.