Yellow Pages Trophy Race

Brands Hatch, 27 Dec 1971

1 John Nicholson March 702 [6] - Ford BDA Piper
#19 (see note 1)
86.09 mph
2 Clive Santo Palliser WDF3/B4 - Ford BDA Hart
3 Cyd Williams Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden
#5 Graham Eden (see note 2)
4 Bob Evans (F3) 1.6-litre March 713M [8] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#69 McKechnie Racing (see note 3)
5 John Powell Chevron B18 [18.71.1] - Ford twin cam Hart
#12 (see note 4)
6 David Purley (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/71 [71.3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R71
7 Bob Salisbury Brabham BT30 [15] - Ford BDA
#37 F.R. Gerard (see note 5)
8 Stan Mathews (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [9] - Ford twin cam Holbay R71
#52 (see note 6)
9 Nick Cook Brabham BT35 [6] - Ford twin cam Racing Services
#26 (see note 7)
10 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [2] - Ford twin cam
#51 (see note 8)
20 1' penalty
11 Bev Bond (F3) 1.6-litre March 713M [10] - Ford twin cam Holbay R71
#62 (see note 9)
19 10" penalty
12 Del Bennett Huron Mk1A [1] - Ford twin cam
#3 Jack Smith (see note 10)
13 Mick Jones Merlyn Mk 14A [140/F3/68?] - Ford twin cam
#44 Kentish Times Newspapers Racing
14 Herb Moger (F3) 1.6-litre Chevron B15 [F3-69-8] - Ford twin cam
#54 (see note 11)
R Peter Wardle Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
R Roger Williamson (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 [1] - Ford twin cam Holbay R71
R Peter Hull (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [17] - Ford twin cam
#53 Motor Auctions Derby & London
(see note 12)
R Beric Ewin Lotus 48 [R1] - Ford twin cam
R Reg James (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [38] - Ford twin cam
DNA Mike Webber Royale - Ford twin cam
Did not arrive
DNA Vern Schuppan Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA BRM
Did not arrive
DNA Ray Allen Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#18 D.J.Bond
Did not arrive
DNA Tom Pryce (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 - Ford twin cam
#56 D.J.Bond
Did not arrive
DNA John Finch (F3) 1.6-litre Chevron B17 [17.70.08] - Ford twin cam
#55 (see note 13)
Did not arrive
DNA John Marston (F3) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 - Ford twin cam
Did not arrive
DNA Val Musetti (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 - Ford twin cam
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.

1 Clive Santo (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDF3/B4 - Ford BDA Hart
2 Roger Williamson (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 [1] - Ford twin cam Holbay R71
3 David Purley (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/71 [71.3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R71
4 John Nicholson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 702 [6] - Ford BDA Piper
5 Peter Wardle (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
6 Cyd Williams (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden
7 Mick Jones (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 14A [140/F3/68?] - Ford twin cam
8 Bob Salisbury (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [15] - Ford BDA
9 Beric Ewin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 48 [R1] - Ford twin cam
10 Nick Cook (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [6] - Ford twin cam Racing Services
11 John Powell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18 [18.71.1] - Ford twin cam Hart
12 Reg James (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [38] - Ford twin cam
13 Del Bennett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Huron Mk1A [1] - Ford twin cam
14 Peter Hull (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [17] - Ford twin cam
15 Bob Evans (F3) 1.6-litre March 713M [8] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
16 Herb Moger (F3) 1.6-litre Chevron B15 [F3-69-8] - Ford twin cam
17 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [2] - Ford twin cam
18 Stan Mathews (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [9] - Ford twin cam Holbay R71
19 Bev Bond (F3) 1.6-litre March 713M [10] - Ford twin cam Holbay R71 No time

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 702 [6] (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.
  2. Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] (Cyd Williams): New to Graham Eden and delivered just in time for the Oulton Park Formula Atlantic race on 21 March 1972, the second round of the British series. Eden retired from driving shortly after and recruited Cyd Williams to drive the car. Williams won seven championship rounds and finished second in the championship. Eden order Ensigns for 1972 but cancelled the order and bought March 722s, Williams continued to drive the Chrevron until his 722 arrived and won three of the first six rounds of the series. The car was later displayed at the London Racing Car show, where it was bought by Canadian Bob Armstrong (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for the Canadian Formula B series in 1973. Armstrong appeared in the early rounds of the series but made little impact and wasn't seen after June. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. March 713M [8] (Bob Evans): New for James Hunt, replacing the 713S he had raced earlier in the season. The 713M was run as part of a newly constituted team run by Chris Marshall, based at his Sloan Marshall Garages in London and entered as Team Rose Bearings with Baty Group. Hunt won first time out, at Crystal Palace in June, and also at Brands Hatch in August, but the car was heavily damaged in a crash during practice at Snetterton in October. Repaired and used by Bob Evans in the Boxing Day meeting at Brands. Bought from the March factory by Anthony Binnington and raced in F3 through 1972. Then to Nick Crossley for one race early in 1973 before his new 733 was ready. To Peter Stahl (Ascot, Berkshire) and raced in the 1600cc class in hillclimbs in 1973. Stahl later went abroad on business and his wife sold the March to Geoff Deakin (Penrith, later Carlisle) who hillclimbed it between 1975 and 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. Chevron B18 [18.71.1] (John Powell): A new car built for Brian Redman after he wrecked the development B18 while testing in South Africa. Fitted with a 1.8-litre Cosworth FVC engine and raced by Redman in two races in South Africa in January 1971. This car returned to Bolton and became the works entry in F2 for Chris Craft during the 1971 F2 season. It was then sold to Canadian John Powell and rebuilt to Formula B specification. Powell raced it in the Brands Hatch Boxing Day meeting at the end of 1971 and then loaned it to Brian Robertson to race in the two Bogotá FB races in February and March 1972. Raced by Powell (Ottawa, Ontario) in the Canadian FB series in 1972, Sold to Paul Wheatley (Montréal, Quebec) and raced in the Canadian series in 1973. Appeared on a couple of early-1974 entry lists but not seen again.
  5. Brabham BT30 [15] (Bob Salisbury): Sold new 1970 to Bob Gerard and used in European F2 by Henri Pescarolo and Peter Gaydon. Retained 1971, and run in the early part of the season in F2 for Brian Hart. However, financial constraints forced Gerard to cut back and he then ran the car in Atlantic for his mechanic, Bob Salisbury. Replaced as the team's main car by a BT35 late in the 1971 season but retained and continued to appear on occasion. Sold to Martin Webb (Solihull, West Midlands) in 1972 for Libre races. Advertised by Webb in March 1974 and then presumably the "ex-Pescarolo" BT30 advertised by Bobby Howlings in 1975 and 1976. Sold to David Ward in early 1977 and fitted with a Hart BDA for libre racing, sharing with Stan Billington. Then to novice racer John Travis (Tarleton, Lancashire) who raced it in libre in 1978 and 1979, like Ward calling it a BT35. Traded back to Bobby Howlings for a March 742 for 1980. By early 1985, this ex-Travis, ex-Howlings car was with Marcus King and raced in in HSCC events, but by that time its identity was not known. It was then believed to have been recently owned by Graham Galliers. Subsequent history unknown but a car with this chassis number restored by Bob Salisbury in 2003 for owner Richard Kendle. This car with David Brown (Ashford, Kent) by 2007.
  6. Brabham BT28 [9] (Stan Mathews): New to Sverrir Thoroddsson (Iceland) and raced in F3 across Europe in 1969, starting at Mallory Park at the end of June. Like many BT29, this car was retained for 1970 but Thoroddsson did not reappear until late July. Entered by the Jim Russell Racing Driver School in 1970. To Texan Sandy Shephard for 1600cc F3 in Britain in 1971 and then to Stan Mathews (Wicken, Wolverton, Bucks) late in the season. To Mo Harness for F3 in 1972. Last seen when advertised from Bishopston, Wales, during 1974.
  7. Brabham BT35 [6] (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.
  8. Brabham BT35 [2] (Tony Brise): Colin Vandervell's 1971 F3 car, entered and practised for the Atlantic race at Brands Hatch September 12, 1971 but ran in F3 race the same day. [Chassis no given AS 25 Mar 1971 p35] Later used at end of season by Tony Brise, including in the joint Atlantic/F3 race at Brands Hatch on Boxing Day 1971.
  9. March 713M [10] (Bev Bond): New to Bev Bond (Fareham, Hampshire) in August 1971 for British F3, after he lost his seat in the works Ensign. Unknown in 1972. To Glenn Hyatt of Low Cost Racing for 1973 and raced in Formula 4. History then unknown until owned by Bob Sellix in the 1990s. Bought from him by Jim Parsons and used in the Classic F3 Championship until sold to Maurice Levy in 2002 or 2003. Raced by his son Chris Levy, in 2003, winning the championship, and in 2004. Sold to Frans Kinkel (Utrecht, Netherlands) and used in the HMR Championship in Germany from 2005 to 2013.
  10. Huron Mk1A [1] (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.
  11. Chevron B15 [F3-69-8] (Herb Moger): New to Brendan McInerney's Race Cars International and raced by McInerney in British F3 in 1969 using Holbay engines. Retained by McInerney for 1970 and raced in European F3 until May when he moved to a Brabham BT28 and then to the team's own Nemo F3 car. The Chevron was used again in November, and then hired to Luiz Pereira Bueno for the Brazilian races in January 1971. Not seen for the main 1971 season but sold to Herb Moger (London) and reappeared at the Boxing Day Brands Hatch meeting. Raced by Moger in British F3 in 1972 as a 'B17'. Moger then moved into Formula 4 for 1973, fitting the B15/17 with a 1-litre Ford Cosworth engine again. Reappeared in F4 in early 1973. Advertised by Moger in May 1973. Last seen when advertised by F4 promotors Low Cost Racing in July 1973.
  12. Brabham BT28 [17] (Peter Hull): To Frank Williams Racing Cars and entered for John Kendall in mostly British F3 in 1969. Retained for 1970 until August when Kendall moved the car to Paul Watson Racing Organisation where it was driven by Richard Scott. To Peter Hull for 1971 who advertised it as a BT28 with BT30 chassis. To Bob Shellard for hillclimbs in 1972, then to Phil Kidsley & Paul Squires who ran it in sprint and hillclimbs until at least 1989, using a Cosworth MAE at first but later with a supercharged 1100cc Ford BDA. Said to be with Tommy Reid in 2006.
  13. Chevron B17 [17.70.08] (John Finch): New to Ken Sedgley and raced in British F3 and libre racing in 1970, using Holbay engines. Retained for 1971 and converted to the new 1600cc F3, again with Holbay engines, but rarely seen. Sold to John Finch (Chesterfield) in July 1971 and used in F3 for the rest of the season. Updated to B17c specification and retained by Finch for 1972, now sharing with Graham Lynch, but did not actually race very often. Converted to Formula Atlantic specification for 1973 but used with more success in Formule Libre. Reappeared in 1974 when raced by Alan Thomson in Scottish and northern English sprints and hillclimbs, winning the Scottish hillclimb championship in 1976. To Russell Paterson for 1977 but wrecked. Later via dealer Bobby Howlings (Alderley Edge, Cheshire) to "M Wakefield-Brand" in 1978, then to David Pullen (Guildford, Surrey) in 1991. Raced by Pullen in HSCC Classic Racing Car Championship events in 2004. Driven by Alexander Sims for an Autosport test in February 2011. The "ex-Pullen" B17 acquired via John Pearson by Jim Blockley (Stroud, Gloucestershire) in 2015.


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' original 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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