Category Archives: 70’s

Horsham Drivers Win at Border

Horsham Drivers Win at Border
Wimera Mail-Times, December 28, 1973

Rex Koenig collected three firsts and two seconds competing for Horsham Motor Sports Club at Bordertown.

Club members competed in seven Standard Sportsman’s races at the Bordertown meeting on Sunday.

Other results: Neville Eltze, two firsts, a second and two thirds; Ron Frew, a second and a third; Graham Muller, a second and two thirds; Kevin Baker, a third; 15-lap feature race, Ron Frew 1, Graham Muller 2, Kevin Muller 3.

Nevile Eltze also collected a first and a third at a Portland meeting on Saturdaty night.

SOURCE: The Mail-Times December 28, 1973

Speedway Success

Wimmera Mail Times - 21st December 1973
Wimmera Mail Times – 21st December 1973

Horsham speedway drivers had a successful weekend competing at Portland, Warrnambool and Hamilton tracks.

Marion Kowarzike, competing in her first races for the season, won the only ladies’ race on Saturday night at Warrnambool and gained two thirds at Hamilton on Sunday.

Col Keam, in his first Standard Saloon car race, gained a first, a second and two thirds at Portland on Saturday night and finished third in the Standard Sportsman Aggregate for the night. He also had a first, two seconds and a third at the Hamilton raceway.

Keith Baker, in his new car, competing at Portland for the first time, gained a thirds and was sixth in the aggregate.

Ron Frew, in his Standard Sportsman, gained two first and a third at Hamilton despite tough competitions from local drivers. Gary Frew also managed to gain a third placing.

Ray Harris, competing in the A Grade Standard Saloon event at Hamilton was first.

SOURCE: The Mail-Times December 21, 1973

Home Built For Speed

HOME BUILT: Neville Eltze is pictured with his Standard Sportsman, 'Red Chariot'Wimmera Mail-Times. PHOTO: Wimmera Mail-Times
HOME BUILT: Neville Eltze is pictured with his Standard Sportsman, ‘Red Chariot’Elzte built the car, with standard motor, gearbox and differential in less than a week. It is valued at about $1000. PHOTO: Wimmera Mail-Times

Racing car driver Neville Eltze, of Horsham, has emerged as one of the WImmera’s top speedway drivers. Elzte, 24, is now in his fourth racing season.

He has become a major prize winner at all Wimmera speedway meetings, driving his home-built Standard Sportsman, ‘Red Chariot’. He won an aggregate trophy at the Hamilton track last year for the best performance during the season.

Elzte is in the racing game for the thrill of winning.

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Horsham Car Team Wins Places

Wimmera Mail Times - 26th October 1973
Wimmera Mail Times – October 26, 1973

Four Horsham drivers gained places in the opening speedway meeting for 1973-74 at Stawell’s Burong Basin. The Horsham team competing gave opponents a loud warning of what they can expect for the coming season.

Wes and Melvyn Bell were the unluckiest members of the Horsham Team. They failed to gain a place in the modified section of the Standard Saloon class after scrutineers examined their car and found an incorrect carburettor.

Peter Spokes also failed to gain a place. Graham Muller, a new Horsham member, took two-thirds. Neville Eltze collected four placings in the Standard Sportsman class. He won two-first and two-seconds.

Ron Frew competed in the same class to give his car its first outing and collected a first second and third. Rex Koenig, in his ever reliable Dodge, was also placed first, second and third in races

Gary Frew and Keith Baker failed to gain places in their events.

SOURCE: The Mail-Times October 26, 1973

Rally Cross on Feb. 25?

Wimmera Mail-Times February 7th, 1973
Wimmera Mail-Times, February 7th, 1973

Horsham Motor Sports Club is aiming at February 25 as the date for the Wlmmera’s first combined sprint and rally cross meeting.

Committee members inspeeted their track at Dooen before a meeting last night. Heavy rain forced the club to postpone a meeting earlier this month.

Club secretary Mr Eric Davison, of Rupanyup, said before last night’s meeting and Inspection that club members were hoping to run the meeting on February 25.

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