was formed by Australian Tom Hawkes who built the Tomahawk F Junior at the
end of 1960. In the winter of that year Hawkes formed Competition Cars of
Australia constructing the Ausper T2. For 1961 the T3 was built, it consisted
of a multi-tubular spaceframe with unequal length wishbones at the front
and lower wishbones and twin radius rods at the rear, the driveshaft acted
as a top link. Brakes were Alfin drums: 10 in front, 9 in rear whilst the
gearbox was an Ausper modified Renault.
In 1964 Anthony "Bubbles" Horsley (of Hesketh F1 fame) entered
and raced a T3 in a number of German and Italian F3 rounds without any great
success. It seems that the German encouraged F Junior cars to make up the
grids and it is quite likely that the T3 stayed in F Junior trim and wasn't
modified to F3 spec. In 1966 Patrick Allfrey took part in some early season
races but finished well off the leaders, by now the car would have been
to F3 specifications.