Yellow Pages Championship Round
Oulton Park, 3 Jul 1971
|1||Vern Schuppan||Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam BRM
|2||Cyd Williams||Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Hart
#5 Graham Eden (see note 1)
|3||Tom Belsø||Brabham BT28/35 [BT28-8] - Ford BDA Steel
#34 (see note 2)
|4||Ed Reeves||Brabham BT35  - Ford BDA Wood
#2 (see note 3)
|5||John Nicholson||March 702 [S] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#19 (see note 4)
|6||Norman Cuthbert||Brabham BT29  - Ford BDA Smith
#9 (see note 5)
|R||Peter Wardle||Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Rowland
#7 (see note 6)
|UNK||Chris Oates||Lotus 69 [71/69.1] - Ford BDA Smith
#10 Alida-Else Racing Team (see note 7)
|UNK||Mike Mather||Chevron B17 - Ford twin cam
|UNK||Patrick Sumner||Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam Cosworth
#99 Tony Kitchener Racing (see note 8)
|UNK||John Buxton||Brabham BT21  - Ford twin cam
#31 (see note 9)
|UNK||John Day||Hawke DL6A  - Ford twin cam
#6 (see note 10)
|DNS||Ray Allen||Royale RP8  - Ford BDA Steel
#22 D.J. Bond Racing
|Did not start
|DNA||John Gillmeister||Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Stephen Choularton||Alexis Mk17A - Ford twin cam Vegantune
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||David Morgan||March 713S  - Ford twin cam
#24 (see note 11)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Nick Cook||Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam Racing Services
#26 (see note 12)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Jim Charnock||Brabham BT21A  - Ford twin cam
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.
|1||Vern Schuppan||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam BRM|
|2||Cyd Williams||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Hart|
|3||Ray Allen *||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP8  - Ford BDA Steel|
|* 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.
- Brabham BT28/35 [BT28-8] (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 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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  (John Buxton): Chassis number observed 1967 on a Lythgoe team F3 car used by Alan Rollinson and Dave Berry. In 1968 this car is sold to Goodwin Racing and is observed on the car of Cyd Williams, which is reported at Oulton Park 17 Mar 1968 as being "ex Lythgoe: Alan Rollinson/Dave Berry via Sports Motors". Retained by Goodwin early 1969. John Buxton is described by A/S report of F3 race at Mallory, 30 Jun 1969 as having a BT21 that is 'ex Cyd Williams'. The Goodwin team had two BT21s in 1968: the other car was Natalie Goodwin’s BT21-2 which subsequently passed to Tony Birchenough. So 49 was presumably the car used by Buxton in libre races and the occasional Atlantic race in 1971. Buxton has a BT21 until early 1972 and an ad in A/S 27 Jan 1972 describes it as 'ex Williams' as does a subsequent advert for a BT21 by Bob Howlings.
- 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.
- March 713S  (David Morgan): Shown on March build record as completed around tub AM71-2 then rebuilt on AM71-14 after 5 Mar 1971, reflecting an accident by James Hunt in F3. The works F3 car for Hunt early in 1971, with the chassis number given A/S 25 Mar 71 p35. Then passed to Dave Morgan for 1971 Atlantic races, described [MN 1 Jul 1971 p10] as "brand new" at Snetterton, 27 Jun 1971. Later converted back to F3 spec in 1972 for Mike Wilds until his new Ensign was ready. Retained by Wilds in 1973. Used in F4 in 1976 by Mark Pritchard.
- 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.
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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