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Flughafenrennen München-Neubiberg

Neubiberg, 26 Oct 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Peter Westbury Brabham BT30 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#74 FIRST Racing (see note 1)
10
2 Dieter Quester BMW F269 [F2 69-2] - M12
#73 Bayerische Motoren Werke
10
3 Xavier Perrot Brabham BT23C [17] - Cosworth FVA
#76 Squadra Tartaruga (see note 2)
10
4 Brian Cullen Brabham BT23C [11] - Cosworth FVA
#75 Brian Cullen (see note 3)
10
5 Gerhard Krammer Brabham BT18 [F2-15-66] - Alfa Romeo GTA
#84 Gerhard Krammer
9
6 Kurt Buess Brabham BT18 [BT16 F2-33-65] - Ford twin cam
#77 Kurt Buess (see note 4)
8
7 Helmut Vetter Lotus 61 - Ford twin cam
#79 Helmut Vetter
8
8 Bernd Terbeck Brabham BT23C [8] - Cosworth FVA
#80 Montan Racing Team (see note 5)
8
9 Wolfgang Stumpf (libre) 2-litre Lotus 35 [35-F-15] - BMW M10 Nerus
#85 Wolfgang Stumpf (see note 6)
1 retired
10 Roland Binder Tecno 68/F2 [T00 286] - Cosworth FVA
#78 Roland Binder (see note 7)
1 retired
DNS Franz Albert (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT20 [F1-2-66] - Repco 620 V8
#83 Franz Albert
Did not start

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Dieter Quester (F2) 1.6-litre BMW F269 [F2 69-2] - BMW M12
2 Peter Westbury (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [3] - Cosworth FVA
3 Brian Cullen (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [11] - Cosworth FVA
4 Roland Binder (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 286] - Cosworth FVA
5 Xavier Perrot (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [17] - Cosworth FVA
6 Gerhard Krammer (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT18 [F2-15-66] - Alfa Romeo GTA
7 Wolfgang Stumpf (libre) 2-litre Lotus 35 [35-F-15] - BMW M10 Nerus
8 Kurt Buess (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT18 [BT16 F2-33-65] - Ford twin cam
9 Helmut Vetter (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford twin cam
10 Bernd Terbeck (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [8] - Cosworth FVA
11 Franz Albert * (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT20 [F1-2-66] - Repco 620 V8
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT30 [3] (Peter Westbury): New to Peter Westbury and used for a full season of European F2 in 1969, winning at Neubiberg in October. Sold to John Wingfield and used in libre and in selected F2 events in 1970 and 1971. Then to Jim Charnock (Liverpool) and used extensively in Formule Libre through to the end of 1975 but then unknown until advertised by Brian Classic in 1984. Sold to Chris Mann (UK) 1985 and then sold via Frank Sytner to Ray Delaney (Melbourne, Australia) in 1987. Raced by Delaney in east coast Australian historic events the next six years at Calder Raceway (Vic), Sandown Park (Vic), Oran Park (NSW), Amaroo Park (NSW), Winton Raceway (Vic) and the support races at the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide (SA) in 1988 and 1989. Sold to Dick James in 1993. To Mike Carmody 2003 and sold by him to Tom Lee October (Puyallup, WA) 2005. Restored for 2007 to its original livery.
  2. Brabham BT23C [17] (Xavier Perrot): New to Jorge Cupeiro to be used in the F2 Argentine Temporada in December 1968. Sold to Xavier Perrot (Zürich, Switzerland) for 1969 and raced in the Swiss championship and in selected F2 races as a Squadra Tartaruga entry. To Kurt Buess (Gelterkinden) for 1970 and raced in hillclimbs in Switerland and France. Note that this is not the car bearing the identity 'BT23C/17' that was imported into New Zealand by Baron Robertson in 1970. Buess was last seen racing this car at Neubiberg 25 Oct 1970. Subsequent history unknown but quite possibly the "BT23C" raced by Heinz Schulthess (Corcelles) at the Gurnigel hill climb in Switzerland in September 1971.
  3. Brabham BT23C [11] (Brian Cullen): New to Winkelmann Racing for Alan Rees to race in F2 in 1968 but also raced by Gerhard Mitter at Hockenheim in October. To Bill Ivey for 1969 and entered for him in F2 races by Paul Watson Racing Organisation (PWRO). To Brian Cullen (Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland) in August 1969 and he raced it in a F5000 race and in libre in 1969, in European F2 events in 1970, and at Bogotá in early 1971. Entered by Irish Racing Team for Lingard Goulding at Mondello Park in July 1971 and then maybe the BT23C raced by Ted Shanahan (Dublin) over the next two months and also possibly the BT23C raced by Roy Courtney (Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) in local clubmans/club specials racing in 1972. To Harold McGarrity (Belfast) for 1973 and raced in Formula Ireland with a 1.6-litre Holbay engine. To Paddy Heron for 1974 and raced in clubmans and in Formula Atlantic. For sale from Glengormley in 1975 and entered by Belfast car dealer Noel Crymble for Chris Stanfield to race at Kirkistown a couple of times until the Holbay pushrod engine blew up. Next seen when bought from Ireland by Mark Raymont who still had it in the late 1980s with a Holbay engine and Hewland Mk 8 gearbox. Sold to Steve Worrad of Maverick Motorsport around 2002 and restored by him. For sale by Maverick in 2004 and sold the following year via the Bonhams auction at RAF Hendon to Joe Willenpart (Scheibbs, Austria).
  4. Brabham BT18 [BT16 F2-33-65] (Kurt Buess): New to Walter Habegger (Oberönz, Switzerland) in March 1966, fitted with a 1600cc Lotus-Ford twin cam and entered by Midland Racing Team for Habegger in Swiss national events. To Bruno Frey (Horw, Switzerland) for 1967 and raced in Swiss events plus selected Formula 2 races, still as part of Midland Racing Team. To Paul Blum (Frick, Switzerland) for 1968, and again used in Swiss national events and run for him by Midland Racing Team. To Kurt Buess (Gelterkinden, Switzerland) for 1969 and 1970, then to Georges Hedinger for 1971. The car went to Fritz Messerli for 1972 but was stored until sold to Raphael Weber in 2006. Weber sold it in June 2011 to Gerald Ludwig (Krefeld, Germany), who restored it to original condition. Run for the first time at the Brabham revival meeting at Reims, France, in September 2016.
  5. Brabham BT23C [8] (Bernd Terbeck): New to Kurt Ahrens (Braunschweig, Germany) and raced by him in F2 in 1968 under the Caltex Racing banner. Sold to Bernd Terbeck (Hiltrup, Germany) and run as part of the Montan Racing Team in F2 in 1969 and 1970. Then unknown in 1971 and 1972. Former Mini racer Graham Cooper (Sedgley, Worcestershire) raced his "newly acquired Brabham BT23C" in a sprint at Curborough in March 1973. This car was sold by Cooper to Richard Churchley (Hampton-in-Arden, Warwickshire) and run by him in sprints in 1975 with a Ford twin cam and then in 1976 with a 1600cc Hart BDA. From Churchley to Bill Morris who wanted the engine for his Ensign and sold the rest of the car to Robin Darlington in early 1977. Then to Les Aylott (Oakham, Rutland) and David Knowles, fitted with Aylott's turbcharged 1600cc BDA engine by by June 1977, and raced in 1977 and 1978. Advertised from Oakham in April 1981. Then unknown until raced by Peter Rogers (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) in the HSCC Bradburn & Wedge Pre-71 series in 1984 with a BDA engine. (Possibly the car raced by Jon Bradburn in late 1983.) Raced by Rogers until 1987. Sold by Rogers' father Sir John Rogers to David Brown (Ashford, Kent) in 1999 and raced by him in the HSCC Classic Racing Cars Championship. Raced regularly by David Brown (Ashford, Kent) in HSCC events until sold to Graham Adelman (Free Union, VA) in 2014.
  6. Lotus 35 [35-F-15] (Wolfgang Stumpf): For 1966, Willie Forbes (Aberdeen, Scotland) bought a new Lotus 35 and fitted the Nerus-built 2-litre BMW engine from his Elva Mk 7. Forbes competed in libre racing in the bright yellow Lotus over the next three seasons, mainly at Ingliston but also appearing at Croft, Rufforth and as far south as Mallory Park. For 1969, Forbes bought a brand new Lola T142 for F5000 and the Lotus-BMW was sold to Austrian saloon car racer Wolfgang Stumpf. Stumpf appeared in it at the Gaisberg hillclimb in September 1969 and at the Neubiberg F2/libre races in Germany in October 1969 and October 1970. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. Tecno 68/F2 [T00 286] (Roland Binder): Bought by Charles Vögele for Silvio Moser (Lugano, Switzerland) to race in European F2 and Swiss Championship events in 1968. Also taken to the Argentine Temporada at the end that year. Sold to Roland Binder (Esslingen, Germany) and used in F2 in 1969, 1970 and 1971. According to later owner Oliver Heschl- Gillespie, the Tecno went to Bernd Burger (Rüsselsheim, Germany) and was converted to a Group 7 sports car using a KMW body as the "Burger P3", still with its 1600cc Cosworth FVA. Burger raced it in German national racing 1973 and 1974 after which the rolling chassis was sold to Karl Langjahr (Darmstadt, Germany) who fitted a Porsche engine and raced it in Interserie and national events as a Tecno-Porsche until 1980. Then to Bernd Becker (Idar-Oberstein, Germany) who only wanted the engine. The car continued via Kurt Henn (Idar-Oberstein, Germany) to Christina Berthold (Nürnberg, Germany) who raced it briefly with a new Porsche engine at which point it was sold to the Rosso Bianco Collection (Aschaffenburg, Germany). Sold by the museum in 1999, it passed via an Viennese Porsche dealer to Olivier Heschl-Gillespie (Vienna, Austria) who had it restored by Karl Langjahr to its 1974 specification.

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.

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Individual sources for this event

Autosport (30 Oct 1969 pp18-19), Motoring News 30 Oct 1969 pp8-9. Autosport pressed Eddie Guba into service to report on the Neubiberg race but he didn't quote chassis numbers, just previous owners of some of the Brabhams. Guba reports that Krammer's Brabham-Alfa was a old BT9 but it seems far more likely that it was the newer BT18 with which he had recently clinched the Austrian hill climb championship. Mike Doogson (M.G.D.) reported for MN and correctly called Krammer's "his hillclimbing Brabham BT18-Alfa (F2-15-66)". He was less sure about Kurt Buess's Brabham twin-cam which he said was unnumbered but looked like a BT10; Guba hdn't attempted any chassis or model identification on this car. "The Dood" called Wolfgang Stumpf's Lotus 35 as 35-F-15, noting that it had a 2-valve BMW engine.