MCD/Southern Organs Formula Atlantic Race
Snetterton, 10 Aug 1975
|1||Tony Brise||Modus M3 - Ford BDA Nicholson
#3 Team Modus
|2||Ted Wentz||Lola T360 [HU7] - Ford BDA Swindon
#10 Wella International Hair Care
|3||Richard Morgan||Wheatcroft R18  - Ford BDA Nicholson
#18 Donington Park Collection/Wheatcroft Racing
|4||Brett Riley||Chevron B29 [29-75-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson
|5||Val Musetti||March 74B  - Ford BDA Wood
#14 Bernigra Ice Cream (London)
|6||Philip Sharp||Lyncar 005  - Ford BDA Nicholson
|7||Nick May||Lola T360 [HU5] - Ford BDA
#15 Dave Price Racing
|8||Derek Cook||Chevron B29 [29-75-29] - Ford BDA
#17 George Cooper Lubricants Ltd.
|R||Ronald Remeeus||Chevron B27 [27-74-09] - Ford BDA Cook
#57 Ashtune Race Hire (see note 1)
|R||Bob Muir||Birrana 273 [273-009] - Ford BDA Swindon
#25 Bob & Marj Brown
|DNS||Alo Lawler||Chevron B29 [29-75-06] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#24 L&B Excavations Ltd
|Did not start
|DNA||Matt Spitzley||Chevron B29 [29-75-25] - Ford BDA Hart
#11 Rapid Movements Ted Moore (see note 2)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Alan Crocker||March 74B  - Ford BDA
#43 Esposito Bros (see note 3)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Mike Franey||Chevron B27 [27-74-16] - Ford BDA
#30 Samatco Ltd (see note 4)
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.
|1||Richard Morgan||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Wheatcroft R18  - Ford BDA Nicholson||1.03.0|
|2||Tony Brise||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Modus M3 - Ford BDA Nicholson||1.03.2|
|3||Ted Wentz||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU7] - Ford BDA Swindon||1.03.2|
|4||Val Musetti||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B  - Ford BDA Wood||1.04.0|
|5||Bob Muir||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Birrana 273 [273-009] - Ford BDA Swindon||1.04.0|
|6||Nick May||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU5] - Ford BDA|
|7||Alo Lawler *||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-06] - Ford BDA Nicholson|
|8||Brett Riley||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson|
|9||Philip Sharp||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lyncar 005  - Ford BDA Nicholson|
|10||Derek Cook||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-29] - Ford BDA|
|11||Ronald Remeeus||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-09] - Ford BDA Cook|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Chevron B27 [27-74-09] (Ronald Remeeus): Sold to Team Harper for Dieter Quester. Also driven by Tom Pryce and badly damaged at Enna; returned to works and rebuilt for Jim Crawford to use at Nogaro late in 1974. Driven by David Purley at Boxing Day 74, Brands Hatch libre race. Probably sold to Doug Thompson ["late season F2 car" used Scottish hillclimb championship is for sale Autosport 8 Jan 1976]. Probably the ex Pryce B27 for sale in Autosport 7 Aug 1980 p72 by AMCO Racing. T. French (UK) 1987; V. Wheeler (UK) 1993.
- Chevron B29 [29-75-25] (Matt Spitzley): Chassis number noted on Matt Spitzley's Rapid Movements car by Adam Ferrington at John Player Atlantic round at Oulton Park, May 26, 1975. [Contradicts Chevron build record, which shows B29.75.18 as consigned to Rapid Movements, and 25 as blank.] This suggests that 25 may be a replacement chassis built up after a testing accident. Spitzley replaced by Gunnar Nilsson towards the end of the 1975 season. Sold to John Gibb in South Africa for the 1976 Atlantic series there. [A/S 22 Jan 76 p5]. In 1976 initially entered by Gibbs’s sponsors for Trevor van Rooyen, but does not appear. Since there are no other available B29s in South Africa later in 1977 [29.75.15 being owned by Trochanni] this was probably the car of Rhodesian driver Geoff Frizell.
- March 74B  (Alan Crocker): Shown on what is probably an incomplete copy of the March 74B build records made by Gordon Spice Racing as “Planer, White, 2-Nov-73”. Planer was the holding company for the Wella brand, the hair products manufacturer, and the car was presented as a special prize, with Wella sponsorship, to Ted Wentz for winning the 1973 Wella Formula Ford championship. Wentz’s car is later described by MN as ‘the first customer 74B’. Used by Wentz throughout 1974. Sold to Alan Crocker for the British Formula Atlantic series in 1975 and 76. Chassis number observed on Alan Crocker’s car by Dave McKinney at Baypark, 2 Jan 1977, described in NZMA as ex Wentz, and similarly in MN, 10 Feb 77. Sold to Ken Smith and rented by him to Ken Sager. To Robbie Booth for 1979. Entered by Robbie Hislop in some races for the 1981-82 Gold Star series but did not appear. Sold to Tony Batchelor who used the car in the 1982 – 83 international series.
- Chevron B27 [27-74-16] (Mike Franey): Sold to Peter Williams, June 1974. Motoring News report for John Player Atlantic round at Brands Hatch 14 Sep 1975 describes Mike Franey's Samatco Racing car as 'ex Williams'. John Scannell’s B27 in 1976 Indyatlantic races is described as 'ex Franey'. Interesingly, this car is entered at Brands Hatch 3 Oct 1976 by 'J. Sumner', suggesting that this car is also that used in the Indyatlantic series by Jeremy Sumner, and once by Mike Wilds. The car always appears as #27 and Sumner and Scannell are never entered together. Martin Murphy has an 'ex Williams' B27 at a Thruxton Formula Libre race (MN 31 Mar 1977 p6]. Owned by hill-climber Phil Sharp in 1984.
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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