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Paul Hawkins Race car driver 58 to 69 (Australian)

Did Paul Hawkins 'Hawkeye' partner with Syd Fisher in the 1967 Gallaher 500 Mile race (Bathurst 1000) in Australia with an Alfa 1600 GTV or was it a 1750 GTV?

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Steve,

As per Bill Tuckey’s “Australia’s Greatest Motor Race” book, it was a 1600 GTV. Number 62e.

Can’t see any 1750’s listed for 1967, they were 68’ onwards.

There is a pic of it there, not a great one, let me know if you want me to put it up.

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'74 2000 GTV - Robinia Metallizzato, '73 1.3 Giulia Super - Giallo Prototipo, '68 1750 S1 Berlina - Verde Oliva Metallizzato
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Hi Paul,
Thank you.
I got the book titled 'Hawkeye' by Ivan McLeod and on page 172 it lists a 1750 for Bathurst.
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Here is the pic...

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"Paul Hawkins in the MW Motors GTV Alfa, here leading Ian Geoghegan's Falcon up the mountain
in one of the classic photo-positions, actually led outright for a while, as did the Geoghegan car,
until luck beat both"


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Wasn’t he the guy who (later on, in his privateer Porsche) beat the works Porsche guys around the Nurburgring by so much they just dismissed it as fiction?
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I picked up his book recently and read it once I was just amazed. https://www.bookdepository.com/Hawke...SABEgJAi_D_BwE. You will be amazed at the number of races he entered and the number of different cars he raced.
The story is more like this; he campaigned a Porsche 904 (as a private entry) at Nurburgring 1000km in 1965 and was a DNF(after 6 laps). In 1966 he campaigned a Porsche 906 Carrera and came 4th highest placed Porsche as part of the factory team. In 1967 he campaigned a Porsche 910/6 and was leading until the last lap but came 2nd 0.2 of a second behind first placed of Schütz's 910/8 both part of the factory team. In 1968 he campaigned a GT40 and came 3rd behind the winning factory 907 and second place 908 Porsche. Fourth was another Porsche 907 and fifth was Galli / Giunti in a Alfa Romeo T33/2.

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Here is the pic...

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"Paul Hawkins in the MW Motors GTV Alfa, here leading Ian Geoghegan's Falcon up the mountain
in one of the classic photo-positions, actually led outright for a while, as did the Geoghegan car,
until luck beat both"


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Which edition of the book is the photo?
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Steve,

It has a copyright date of 1981, so only has the results/rundowns of the races up to 1980.

Pic is on page 126.

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'74 2000 GTV - Robinia Metallizzato, '73 1.3 Giulia Super - Giallo Prototipo, '68 1750 S1 Berlina - Verde Oliva Metallizzato
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Hi, Syd Fisher told me told me their 1600GTV was in the lead when the bigger cars pitted. However, somewhere along Conrod Straight passing other traffic, they got a stone through the radiator which caused a coolant leak. Of course it was only after going past the pits & heading back up the mountain that the problem became apparent. By the time it got back to the pits it was all over.....
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