KADITCHA KUPP - 2015

The Kaditcha Kupp was a sports racing car series run over 6 events in 2015.

The calendar of events for 2015 was:
 
14 Mar Bill Pitt Trophy LP Winner - Phil Holzberger Radical SR8
11 April Lowood T.T QR Winner - Josh Townsend LSR
27 June Geary's Game LP Winner - Phil Holzberger Radical SR8
29 Aug Vitesse Hyeres QR Winner - Alex Kenny Chiron LMP3
19 Sept Glyn Scott Gprix LP Winner - Alex Kenny Chiron LMP3
7 Nov Montlhery 660 QR Winner - Alex Kenny Chiron LMP3

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ROUNDS:

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         Kaditcha Kupp -  Top 10  - after 6 Rounds
  Name Points
  Alex Kenny 56
  Phil Holzberger 39
  Neville McKay 31
  Stuart Paterson 29
  Bruce Chamberlain 25
  Karl Johnson 25
  Dave Barram 18
  Josh Townsend 10
  Simon Cilento 9
  Grant Watson 9


2015 Kaditcha Kupp Winner  - Alex Kenny

Round 1 - Bill Pitt Trophy

Queenslander Bill Pitt is one of Australia’s true motor racing legends.  He won, along with co-drivers Geordie Anderson and Charlie Swinburne, Australia’s first 24 Hour car race at Mt Druitt in Jan 1954 in a Jaguar XK 120 FHC. He finished 11th in the 1954 Australian G.P. at Southport driving an Anderson Jaguar which was an XK 120 modified as an open-wheeler. A punctured tyre miles from the pits (it was a 9.2 km circuit) cost Bill 15 minutes and dropped him from a certain 3rd place and possible 2nd place finish behind winner Lex Davison in his HWM Jaguar. A Jaguar D-Type followed in 1956.  Bill finished 4th in the 1956 Australian T.T. at Albert Park and 2nd in the D-Type in the 1959 Australian T.T. at Lowood. Bill often competed in the D-Type in CAMS Gold Star events to have some serious competition. Unfortunately because the D-Type was a sports car and not an open-wheeler he was not awarded any championship points no matter how well he did.  Bill came 2nd in the inaugural Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC) at Gnoo Blas in 1960 driving a Jaguar 3.4 sedan. He won the ATCC at Lowood in 1961 in the same car and was 2nd again in the ATCC  at Longford in 1962 in the 3.4 Jaguar. That’s a 100% finish rate, 33% win rate and 67% second place rate.
 

Round 2 - Lowood T.T

The Lowood  motor racing circuit utilised the main runway and taxiways of the WW2  RAAF base at nearby Lowood (70 kms west of Brisbane and not far from the present RAAF base at Amberley). Several race meetings were held in the late 40’s and early 50’s on the 4.5 km track but from 1956 till its closure in 1966 it was one of Queensland’s major motor racing venues staging the Australian Grand Prix in 1960, the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1961 and the Australian T.T. in 1959 and 1963 for sports racing cars. Three 4-Hour touring car races were held in 1964,’65 & ’66. 
 

Round 3 - Geary's Game
 
Kaditch Kupp Winner 2015
 
Round 4 - Vitesse Hyeres

Jack Brabham’s first race in Europe was the 12 Hour Sports Car race  held at Hyeres (pronounced ee-air) in the south of France on 29 May 1955. Driving an Aston Martin DB3S with Tom Sulman, they finished 4th in a stirling display by the Kangaroo Stable of 3 Aston Martins finishing 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
 

Round 5 - Glyn Scott Gprix

Glyn Scott was Queensland’s leading open-wheeler and sports car racer in the 1960’s. Starting with Repco Holden open wheel specials, a progression of open-wheelers, Cooper_Climax, Lotus 20, Lotus 27, Bowin P3 FVA, and Elfin 600 Waggott followed, complemented by Lotus 15 and Lotus 23B sports cars.  Zenith blue cars with # 20 were Glyn’s hallmark signature. Glyn contested 3 “Surfers Paradise 12 Hour” sports car races, finishing 10th in 1966 in an E-Type Jaguar with Bryan Thomson, 3rd in 1967 in a Porsche 906 Spyder with Alan Hamilton followed by a retirement when leading in a Matich SR3-Repco V8 with Frank Matich in 1968. The Zenith blue Lotus 23B #20 defined Glyn’s sports car racing career.
 

Round 6 - Montlhery 660

Jack Brabham’s last race in Europe was the “PARIS  1000 KMS” at Montlhery in France on 18 Oct 1970.  Driving a Matra 660 V12 sports racing prototype with Francois Cevert  they drove to a decisive win, a fitting finale to close Jack’s outstanding career.

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