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Guards F5000 Championship round

Brands Hatch, 7 Apr 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Peter Gethin McLaren M10A [M10A-1] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Church Farm Racing Team
40 1.03.00.6
100.94 mph
2 Keith Holland Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8
#63 Alan Fraser Racing
40 1.04.32.4
3 Willie Forbes Lola T142 [SL142/31] - Chevrolet V8
#9 William Forbes
38
4 Robs Lamplough (F5000) 4.7-litre Lotus 43 [2] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289ci V8
#69 Robert Lamplough
36
5 Doug Hardwick Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8
#77 Doug Hardwick
35
6 Chris Summers Lotus 24 [942] - Chevrolet V8
#88 Chris Summers
35
7 Andrea de Adamich Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#16 TS Research & Development Ltd
34
8 Horst Kroll Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Altona Racing Partnership
23 Fuel leak
9 Ulf Norinder Lola T142 [SL142/37] - Chevrolet V8
#17 Sportscars Switzerland
23
10 Mike Hailwood Lola T142 [SL142/40] - Chevrolet V8
#21 Paul Hawkins (Racing) Ltd
10 Engine
11 Jock Russell (F5000) 4.7-litre Lotus 43 [1] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289ci V8
#5 Jock Russell
8 Gearbox
12 David Hobbs Surtees TS5 [003] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#15 TS Research & Development Ltd
8 Rear upright
13 Bill Brack Lotus 42B [2] - Chevrolet V8
#85 Sportscars Unlimited
4 water leak
14 Mike Walker Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Alan McKechnie Racing
4 Overheating/Head gasket
15 Ian Mitchell (F1) 2-litre BRM P261 [2614] V8
#78 Team Charles Clark
0 Gear selectors
DNS Keith St John (F5000) 4.5-litre McLaren M2B [2] - Oldsmobile V8
#11 Ken Sheppard
Did not start
(exhaust pipe)
UNKE Robin Widdows Lola T142 [SL142/20] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Sidney Taylor
On entry list
UNKE Colin Crabbe BRM P57 [572] - Ford V8
#8 Antique Automobiles
On entry list
UNKE Kaye Griffiths (F5000) 4.7-litre Lola - Ford V8
#10 Kaye Griffiths
On entry list
UNKE Bev Bond (F5000) 4.7-litre Hepworth FF 4WD Special [1] - Oldsmobile Traco V8
#18 Team Green Shield Stamps
On entry list
UNKE Mike Panico (F5000) 4.7-litre Lotus 18 [910] - Chevrolet V8
#23 Mike Panico (see note 1)
On entry list
UNKR John Scott-Davies (F5000) 4.7-litre Cooper T66 [F1-2-63] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289ci V8
#24 John Scott-Davies (see note 2)
On entry list (reserve)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [M10A-1] - Chevrolet V8 1.30.8
2 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [003] - Chevrolet Traco V8 1.31.0
3 Mike Hailwood (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/40] - Chevrolet V8 1.31.2
4 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8
5 Andrea de Adamich (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 1.34.8
6 Mike Walker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet V8 1.35.0
7 Ulf Norinder (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/37] - Chevrolet V8 1.36.8
8 Robs Lamplough (F5000) 4.7-litre Lotus 43 [2] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289ci V8 1.36.8
9 Ian Mitchell (F1) 2-litre BRM P261 [2614] - BRM V8 1.40.4
10 Willie Forbes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/31] - Chevrolet V8 1.41.0
11 Doug Hardwick (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8 1.43.0
12 Chris Summers (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 24 [942] - Chevrolet V8
12 Jock Russell (F5000) 4.7-litre Lotus 43 [1] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289ci V8 1.45.8
13 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8 1.51.0
13 Keith St John * (F5000) 4.5-litre McLaren M2B [2] - Oldsmobile V8
14 Bill Brack (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 42B [2] - Chevrolet V8 DNP
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lotus 18 [910] (Mike Panico): Sold new to Chris Summers (Coventry, Warwickshire). Although shown in Lotus records as a F1/2 car, chassis 910 was used by Summers in Formula Junior in 1960. According to Duncan Rabagliati's records, Summers sold the car to Tom Norton who used it for hillclimbs during 1961 using a 1220cc Coventry Climax engine. From Norton it went to Adrian Andrews but he lost interest in the car and sold it in 1964 to Mike Treutlein. Treutlein fitted a 4.7-litre Chevrolet V8 engine driving through an inverted VW gearbox and used it in sprints at Duxford aerodrome. The next owners are recorded as Bill Grabham and Tom Faulkener but soon it was in the hands of Clive Bracey who used it in one race at Brands Hatch but found it unstable and sold it to Mike Panico (Shepton Mallet, Somerset). Panico entered it for a couple of F5000 races in 1969 but later converted it to use a supercharged Lotus twin cam engine and used it in libre racing and in hillclimbs in southwest England, entered by Moff Motors (Castle Cary, Somerset). After sitting in a barn for some years, it was bought by Barrie Carter and then passed via Mark Green to Colin Nursey who took it to Peter Denty for restoration in 2012.
  2. Cooper T66 [F1-2-63] (John Scott-Davies): New to Rob Walker and entered for Jo Bonnier in F1 in 1963, replacing an older ex-works T60. Retained for 1964 but soon replaced by a Brabham BT11 and used as a spare car with a BRM V8 engine, It's engine and gearbox were then transferred to Walker's ex-works Brabham BT7 and the car was sold to Bill Bradley and then on the John Axon. It was fitted with a 4727cc Ford Cobra V8 and raced in libre very successfully in 1965 and 1966, interrupted only by a heavy accident at Oulton Park in 1965. Sold to Jim Charnock (Liverpool) for 1967 and raced regularly in libre for another two seasons. To John Scott Davies briefly in early 1969 then to Mike Coombe and John Dean who shared it in F5000 and libre in 1969. Sold to Alan Mountain who entered it in libre and hillclimb events for John Lambert in 1971. The engine was transferred into a Leda F5000 chassis and the rest of the car was sold to collector John McCartney. Subsequently via Jim Gleave, Howden Ganley, Hugh Edgely, Peter Bloore, Rod Tolhurst and John Harper to Anthony Mayman in early 1986. Then to Sid Hoole in 1992 and fully restored. Raced in historic events by Hoole for over 20 years.

Sources

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.

1969-1976 UK results have been researched and collated by Chris Townsend based primarily on material in Autosport and Motoring News. Information has been added from the growing collection of entry lists from programs.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.