Shake, Rattle and Roll…

Posted: July 30, 2019 in Fotos, Touring Cars
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Touring Car and Sportscar tustle at Longford in 1965…

Don Gorringe, John Goss, Bob Curran and Greg Ellis blast over the River Esk- they have just completed the fast left-hander onto Long Bridge.

These blokes are all Tasmanian’s- I think it’s probably one of the locals only races, Gossy learned his trade pretty well down south- the only fella to win the Australian GP and Bathurst 1000 race double of course.

Goss is in an Appendix J Holden FJ, in front Gorringe is aboard a Jaguar XK150- which is clearly the successful businessman’s ‘daily driver’ given the rego plate affixed to the front bumper. Bob Curran’s Triumph TR4 was a machine he raced through to 1970 at least and the last car is Ellis’ MGA, it too appears as though he raced it for quite a bit.

Do any of these cars still exist? Who won the race?

Love this David Keep photo, it’s very much a ‘feel the noise’ shot…

Credit… Keep

  1. with very few XK150’s having been broken up it will have survived just not sure of chassis number

  2. Grant Twining says:

    Greg Ellis still owns the MGA, and drives it reguarly.

  3. Rob says:


    I have had a look into your question “who won the race?” The Racing Car News report indicates that there were two events at the meeting that combined Sports Cars and Touring Cars, both being handicap races for Tasmanians only. The only mention of any the four competitors pictured is Curran, who is shown as finishing third in the six lapper. Of Curran it is recorded that “his driving of the very fast TR4 was something to see”. That race was won by Alan Ling in a Lotus Super 7 and the five lapper by John Zeigler in a Holden.

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