Retrieved from ” https: Matich leads Jim Clark through the kink at Lakeside in Matich made his mark in Jaguar C and D Types, Elfins, Brabham Climaxes before designing and developing his own cars, which was his true passion. Remember me Forgot Password. Motorsport Jobs Browse the latest job vacancies. Brabhams, Warwick Farm, Sydney December … primotipo

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To create the track they had to tar-seal a section over a railway line and then remove it after the weekends racing to allow the trains to operate the following morning! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This process of continuous development of bits for all of his cars, factory built or otherwise, was sustained right to the end of his career in early The contributions of Ray Bell and Bryan Miller are specifically acknowledged. Autosport Video Discover the best motorsport videos on the web.

Despite his racing talent, Kris Matich summed up the preferences of his dad by saying he was an matidh first and a driver second.

OBITUARY: Frank Matich 1935-2015

His greatest escape came in when the throttle stuck open in his Lotus at a meeting at Lakeside before crashing through barriers and suffering burns.


Matich had been shafted by UDT Laystall, far from maatich first time we poor Colonials had been short-sheeted by less than honest operators who relied upon miles of Ocean to racinv away with sins of omission or commission! Plenty of Brabham bits inclusive of wheels fitted to this car Fistonic. His five-litre, Repco-engined SR4 was fast, but not in the same league as McLaren’s seven-litre cars, and he returned home somewhat vanquished.

By the mids he had become the country’s pre-eminent racing driver and was fighting with the likes of Clark, Brabham and Graham Hill in the annual Tasman Series.

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Grosjean proud of comeback against Magnussen Romain Grosjean is proud of his comeback against Haas Formula 1 team-mate Kevin Magnussen in and believes he did a “great job” to recover the way he did F1.

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Why there’s no downtime for F1 Bottas on a great year for his team but a challenging one for him. Views Read Edit View history. Another rich chapter in the history of Australian motor racing closes although the memories of Matich, his creations and his efforts will live forever. Charles Bradley The F1 test driver turned wild jaguar lifesaver.


The cars weight was quoted at pounds less driver but with 8 gallons of fuel. Matich A53 Repco Holden.

Frank Matich | Racing career profile | Driver Database

Sportscar racing was popular in Australia and 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. Get even katich of the motorsport you love with Autosport Plus. Subscribe to our daily newsletter, the best way to get your news first, fast, and free!

Autosport Awards Motorsport’s most prestigious awards. Eventually Matich hooked up with Pirelli which undertook a full development program with Alan Hales and Neil Chivas at Amaroo Park through his Sydney operation, which led to an assault on the Castrol 6 Hour race. Matich A51 Repco Holden [7]. Autosport International Our 4-day live event for motorsport fans. The story goes something fraank this. Subscribe to Autosport Plus. He took the lead on the next lap whilst Youl closed ffank Palmer.

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