Yellow Pages Championship Round
Brands Hatch, 30 May 1971
|1||Ray Allen||Royale RP8  - Ford BDA Steel
#18 D.J. Bond Racing
|2||Cyd Williams||Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Hart
#5 Graham Eden (see note 1)
|3||Vern Schuppan||Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam BRM
|4||David Morgan||March 703 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
|5||Chris Oates||Lotus 69 [71/69.1] - Ford BDA Smith
#10 Alida-Else Racing Team (see note 2)
|6||John Nicholson||March 702 [S] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#19 (see note 3)
|7||Clive Santo||Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam Hart
|8||Tom Belsø||Brabham BT28  - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#34 (see note 4)
|9||Norman Cuthbert||Brabham BT29  - Ford BDA Smith
#9 (see note 5)
|10||Ed Reeves||Brabham BT35  - Ford BDA Wood
#2 (see note 6)
|11||Patrick Sumner||Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam Kitchener
#99 Tony Kitchiner Racing (see note 7)
|12||Jonny Dimsdale||Brabham BT21  - Ford twin cam
#55 (see note 8)
|13||Mike Stow||Brabham BT28/35 [BT28-2] - Ford twin cam
#4 (see note 9)
|14||Nick Cook||Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam Racing Services
#26 (see note 10)
|NC||Peter Wardle||Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Rowland
#7 (see note 11)
|R||Bob Ellice||Chevron B10 [F2.2] - Ford twin cam
#21 John Deuxberry (see note 12)
|R||John Gillmeister||Palliser WDF3 - Ford twin cam Cosworth
|11||Anti roll bar|| |
|R||Philip Guerola||Brabham BT21A  - Ford twin cam Rowland
#15 (see note 13)
|DNS||Ronnie Mackay||Brabham BT30  - Ford twin cam
#44 William Dunnet & Co.
|Did not start|
|DNA||Del Bennett||Huron Mk1A  - Ford BDA Piper
#3 (see note 14)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||John Day||Hawke DL6A  - Ford twin cam BRM
#6 Chris Tennant (see note 15)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Stephen Choularton||Alexis Mk17A - Ford twin cam Cosworth
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Beric Ewin||(unknown) Lotus 48 [R1]
#69 W.R.A. Engineering
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.
|1||David Morgan||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 703 - Ford twin cam Vegantune||0.56.8|
|2||Cyd Williams||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Hart||0.57.4|
|3||Clive Santo||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam Hart||0.58.2|
|4||Bob Ellice||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B10 [F2.2] - Ford twin cam||0.58.6|
|5||Tom Belsø||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28  - Ford twin cam Vegantune||0.59.2|
|6||Vern Schuppan||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam BRM||0.59.4|
|7||Chris Oates||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.1] - Ford BDA Smith||0.59.6|
|8||John Nicholson||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 702 [S] - Ford twin cam Vegantune||0.59.6|
|9||Peter Wardle||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Rowland||1.00.0|
|10||Ed Reeves||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35  - Ford BDA Wood||1.00.0|
|11||Norman Cuthbert||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29  - Ford BDA Smith||1.00.4|
|12||John Gillmeister||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDF3 - Ford twin cam Cosworth||1.01.8|
|13||Ronnie Mackay *||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Ford twin cam||1.02.2|
|14||Nick Cook||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam Racing Services||1.04.0|
|15||Ray Allen||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP8  - Ford BDA Steel||1.04.0|
|16||Philip Guerola||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21A  - Ford twin cam Rowland||1.04.2|
|17||Jonny Dimsdale||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21  - Ford twin cam||1.04.2|
|18||Patrick Sumner||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam Kitchener||1.05.0|
|19||Mike Stow||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28/35 [BT28-2] - Ford twin cam||1.05.4|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] (Cyd Williams): Described in MN 25 Mar 1971 p14 report of Oulton Park race, 21 Mar 1971 as 'delivered that morning' for Graham Eden. Eden retired from driving shortly after and got Cyd Williams to drive the car. Retained by Eden for 1972, driven by again Williams until the team's 1972 cars were ready [intended to be Ensigns for Williams and Chris Oates, but cancelled order and replaced by March 722s]. Chassis number observed by Adam Ferrington on Williams's car at Oulton Park, 18 Mar 1972. Sold to Bob Armstrong for the Canadian series in 1973. CMB 1973 season preview says Armstrong's car is ex Eden, bought at the London Racing car show.
- Lotus 69 [71/69.1] (Chris Oates): Number given in Lotus build record for the car sold to Chris Oates, for Atlantic races in 1971 (an unusual number since it does not include a formula code, and this is not the same car as 71/69.1.FB which was sold in North America). The car of Bernard Hunter in libre and occasional Atlantic races in 1972 is described as 'ex Oates'. Subsequently used in libre races by John Barr.
- March 702 [S] (John Nicholson): Described in race reports of its UK debut in the hands of Dave Morgan as 'ex Ganley, Mantorp', being the works development 702 raced only in Sweden by Howden Ganley in 1970 (AS 1 Apr 1971 p34). Sold to John Nicholson who used it for the rest of the 1971 season. Probably the car used in sprints by Martin Steele in 1974.
- Brabham BT28  (Tom Belsø): Chassis number given by MN 16 Mar 1972 report of European F2 round at Mallory Park for the car of Tom Belsø and presumed to be the car run by him in British Atlantic rounds from mid season 1971. [F1R refers to this car as BT28-35, but that mistakes the updated specification of the car for a chassis number.] The car was described in entry lists as a BT28/35 as early as July 1971. FS A/S 14 Sep 1972 p56 'Winning F/Atlantic ex Tom Belsø not run since rebuild Annette Morgan Studios, c/o John Benefield' probably sold to Fuller [Guyana]. Originally BT28-8 was an F3 car: on the basis of the appearance dates of other known combinations of owner/number, and the fact that Belsø brought the car to the UK from his native Denmark in 1971 — initially in F3 spec — it is likely to have been the 1969/70 car of Jörgen Ellekaer.
- Brabham BT29  (Norman Cuthbert): Advised by Ted Walker as sold to Steve Matchett in 1970 as one of two cars, but neither raced in that season. Sold 1971 to Norman Cuthbert [MN 20 Jan 1972 p5 season review says 'ex Matchett'] and used throughout the Atlantic series. Sold to John Sabourin in 1972 and used in Atlantic until mid-season. [AS 13 Apr 1972 p3 'ex Cuthbert'] Appears at Brands Hatch Christmas meeting. [A/S 4 Jan 1973 p30] For sale by Sabourin early in 1973. [AS 25 Jan 1973 p51] but used in libre races later in the season.
- Brabham BT35  (Ed Reeves): Chassis number given for Ed Reeves's car in Autosport report of Arco Trophy race at Castle Combe, April 12, 1971, where the car debuts [AS 15 Apr 1971 p20]. Later run by Reeves for Dave Morgan, and retained into 1972 when it wins the Euro F2 round at Mallory Park, and Reeves uses it in Atlantic races. Sold to John Millard in Australia in 1973.
- Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] (Patrick Sumner): Appears Brands Hatch, May 2, 1971 for Patrick Sumner, where it was described in press reports as ex René Pierre Alié. This means it is the car originally built in 1970 as a K2B for Alié in the French F3 series. Raced until early 1973 when Sumner broke his wrist in a practice accident at Mallory Park and not rebuilt for some time. Patrick Sumner still owns the car, and reports that it was indeed the Alié car, and never carried a chassis number, so the 'Alie' tag is to distinguish this chassis from the one originally built for Albert Badan for the French F3 series, and subsequently run in hillclimbs and Formula Libre.
- Brabham BT21  (Jonny Dimsdale): Johnny Dimsdale's 1971 car is described in the race report of Brands Hatch 4 Jul 1971 as 'ex Lambert'; also called 'ex Lambert BT21C' MN 1 Jul 1971 p10. This suggests that the car was the Chris Lambert BT21, built with an FVA engine and used in F2 races in 1967, but not numbered in the BT21C series of 1967/68, but as chassis 30 in the F3 run. The car was badly damaged in a trailer accident in 1968, and had at that point been replaced as Lambert’s F2 car by a BT23C. After Lambert's death, the car seems to pass to Dr Joseph Ehrlich who planned to run it in Formula Libre for Bev Bond/George Dixon [MN 10 Apr 1969 p17; FS A/S 9/69 with FVA in it]. Possibly not sold, and maybe the car run for Roger Keele in F3 later in 1969 by Ehrlich.
- Brabham BT28/35 [BT28-2] (Mike Stow): Delivered March 1969 to Clarke Mordaunt racing team for Mike Beuttler in UK F3 in 1969. To Jim Edwards for UK F3 in 1970. To Mike Stow for Formula Atlantic in 1971 when it was said to have been updated to BT29/35 specification. Sold to Dick Barker at the beginning of 1972 when it was said to have been “brought up to FB BT29 specification last year”. However, Motoring News identified Barker’s car as chassis number BT28-20 twice early in 1972 instead of BT28-2. BT28-20 was a different ex-Stow car with a clear history up to this point, implying MN's reporter made a mistake. Barker’s car was heavily damaged at Crystal Palace at the end of May 1972 and was not seen again. Barker advertised a “BT29/35” in Apr 1973 but the identity of that car is unknown.
- Brabham BT35  (Nick Cook): Chassis number given for Nick Cook's car in Autosport report of Arco Trophy race at Castle Combe, April 12, 1971, where the car debuts [AS 15 Apr 1971 p20]. Chassis number observed by Adam Ferrington on Cook's car at Oulton Park, 18 Mar 1972. Does not appear in the UK after the end of April and probably the car taken by Cook to the USA to use in the SCCA series. Used by Rob Turnbull in hillclimbs in 1974 and then sold to Andrew Fraser in 1975.
- Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] (Peter Wardle): History given for car when on sale on www.race-cars.com says that this Lotus 59 chassis remained unraced in 1970 [the number 38 suggests it to be a mid-late season build in 1969]. According to Lotus records this chassis was sold to Peter Wardle at the start of 1971 and run by him in Formula Atlantic. Retained by Wardle in 1972, then sold to Gary Ainscough in South Africa.
- Chevron B10 [F2.2] (Bob Ellice): The second Chevron B10 was completed in July 1968 and raced by Bennett himself at a libre race before being sold to Mike MacDowel and Bob Jennings in August for hilllclimbs. They ran it until the end of the season but then bought a new Brabham BT30X and the Chevron was sold to Graham Eden who first used an oversized Ford twin-cam and then returned the car to FVA specification. It was upgraded to B17 specification for 1970 and at the end of that season passed to Bill Creasey and then on to Bob Ellice for the 1971 season. Ellice ran it in the new Formula Atlantic series with a twin-cam engine, entered by John Deuxberry.
- Brabham BT21A  (Philip Guerola): Sold to Robert Lamplough 1967, with Lotus Ford t/c and used by him and Mike Walker. The car used by Bill Dryden in 1968/69, entered by Ecurie Ecosse, is described as ex Lamplough in press reports when it appears in Libre races. 1970 sold to Phil Guerola and used in Atlantic in 1971/72. On its first appearance in Atlantic the car is noted as "ex Ec. Ecosse" both by RAP in a programme note and AS 11 Mar 1971 pp32-33.
- Huron Mk1A  (Del Bennett): The single car built by Huron in 1971 for Formula Atlantic and run for Del Bennett. The car was unusual in that it seems to have started with a BDA engine, and worked back to a t/c when the BDA installation proved troublesome. Huron went into liquidation at the end of 1971, but was purchased by Mike Chambers and Geoff Daly. Bennett's car was amongst the assets and run for him again in 1972. Probably the car run by Felstead Racing for Colin Selvage in early 1973.
- Hawke DL6A  (John Day): The entry list for the first Atlantic race at Brands includes John Day in a Hawke DL6A-BDA, but the car does not seem to appear before Oulton Park, 3 Jul 1971. Three DL6As are known to exist, chassis 2 and 3 in North America with some traceable histories in 1971. Because of the entry in March, and the absence of chassis 1, this is assumed to have been the first of David Lazenby's few Atlantic cars. The car seems to have been sold to Ted Dzierzek early in 1973 and used in Scottish hillclimbs and libre races.
The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' orginal results.
The British race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News reports in the UK plus the information supplied by a wide range of contributors on the Atlas F1 and 10 Tenths forums.
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