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Helmet of Rod Coppins

Flag of New Zealand Rod Coppins

nationality New Zealander died June 21, 1983

Racing highlights

19801stBenson & Hedges 500
19791stBenson & Hedges Saloon Car Classic
19752ndBenson & Hedges 1000 KM Race
19742ndBank of New South Wales NZ Saloon Car Championship 0-6000cc
19743rdHardie-Ferodo 1000
19731stNZ Saloon Car Championship - Unlimited class
19731stBenson & Hedges 500 Mile Race
19721stBenson & Hedges 500 Mile Race
19712ndBank of New South Wales NZ 0-5500c Saloon Car Championship
19701stNZ Saloon Car Championship 0-5500cc
19683rdNZ Saloon Car Championship - Unlimited class
19651stWills Six Hour Saloon Car Race

Racing career summary

Races entered62
Wins9
Podiums19
Pole positions1
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage14.5%
Podium percentage30.6%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1981Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1980Racing1 race1 win1 podium? pole position? fastest race laps
1979Racing1 race1 win1 podium? pole position? fastest race laps
1977Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1976Racing1 race0 wins? podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1975Racing3 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1974Racing16 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1973Racing1 race1 win1 podium? pole position? fastest race laps
1972Racing12 races2 wins4 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1971Racing9 races? wins2 podiums? pole position? fastest race laps
1970Racing5 races2 wins5 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1969Racing? races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1968Racing3 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1967Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1965Racing4 races2 wins2 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1963Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1962Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Rod Coppins

1981 James Hardie 1000

PositionPointsTeam
0Neil Cunningham
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Holden VC CommodoreHolden 5.0

1981 Benson & Hedges 500

PositionPointsTeam
4th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Holden Commodore

1980 Benson & Hedges 500

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Holden Commodore VB

1979 Benson & Hedges Saloon Car Classic

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
VW Golf GTi

1977 Hardie-Ferodo 1000

PositionPointsTeam
0Melford Motors
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford XB Falcon GTFord 5.8

1977 Benson & Hedges 1000 KM Race

PositionPointsTeam
4th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chrysler Charger

1976 Benson & Hedges 1000 KM Race

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10?0?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chrysler Charger

1975 Hardie-Ferodo 1000

PositionPointsTeam
8th0R. Coppins
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34Holden 5.0

1974-75 Bank of New South Wales NZ Saloon Car Championship 0-6000cc

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1975 Benson & Hedges 1000 KM Race

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chrysler Charger

1973-74 Bank of New South Wales NZ Saloon Car Championship 0-6000cc

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Coppins & Coley Motors Ltd
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac Firebird

1973-74 Castrol GTX Production Car Championship - Class 4501 - 6000cc

PositionPointsTeam
0NZ Freighters Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chrysler Charger

1974 Hardie-Ferodo 1000

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0R. Coppins
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34Holden 5.0

1974 Benson & Hedges 500 Mile Race

PositionPointsTeam
4th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chrysler Charger

1972-73 Castrol GTX Production Car Championship Group 1

PositionPointsTeam
0J C Hutton NZ Ltd
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Valiant Charger E49

1972-73 NZ Saloon Car Championship - Unlimited class

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac Firebird

1973 Benson & Hedges 500 Mile Race

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chrysler Charger

1971-72 Bank of New South Wales 0-6000cc NZ Saloon Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Winfield Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
613??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro
Pontiac Firebird

1971-72 Castrol GTX Production Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Ward & Coppins Ltd
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chrysler Charger

1972 Benson & Hedges 500 Mile Race

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chrysler ChargerDunlop

1970-71 Bank of New South Wales NZ 0-5500c Saloon Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9?2??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1969-70 NZ Saloon Car Championship 0-5500cc

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Cambridge Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5251?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro
Holden Monaro

1968-69 NZ Saloon Car Championship - Unlimited class

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1968 Australian Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Mustang

1967-68 NZ Saloon Car Championship - Unlimited class

PositionPointsTeam
3rd34
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Mustang

1967 Australian Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Mustang

1966-67 NZ Saloon Car Championship - Unlimited class

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Anglia

1964-65 NZ Saloon Car Championship - Unlimited class

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
311??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Zephyr

1965 Wills Six Hour Saloon Car Race

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar 3.8

1963 11th New Zealand Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tec Mec 1 (Chevrolet 4600cc V8)

1963 Wills Six Hour Saloon Car Race

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10?0?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Zodiac

1962 10th New Zealand Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tec Mec 1 (Chevrolet 4600cc V8)
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