St Jovite Grand Prix

Mont-Tremblant, 17 Sep 1967

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Fred Ashplant (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 - Ford twin cam
#27 (see note 1)
40 1h 15m 49.6s
91.80mph
$1240
2 Mike Cronin (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 22 - Ford twin cam
#8
40 1h 16m 14.9s
$740
3 Roger Barr (FB) 1.6-litre Crosslé 12F [C12F/67/32] - Ford twin cam
#61
40 1h 17m 15.0s
$540
4 Peter W. Broeker (FB) 1.6-litre Stebro Mk 4 - Ford twin cam
#21
39 1h 16m 02.2s
$439
5 Chuck Dietrich (FB) 1.6-litre McLaren M4B [200-10B] - Ford twin cam
#31 (see note 2)
38 1h 16m 36.8s
$338
6 Roy Grange (FB) 1.6-litre LeGrand Mk 3B - Ford twin cam
#26
38 1h 16m 50.9s
$288
7 Oliver Grant (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT18 - Ford twin cam
#24
38 1h 17m 38.5s
$238
8 Charlie Adams (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT6 - Ford twin cam
#64 (see note 3)
37 1h 16m 38.5s
$212
9 Fritz Hochreuter (FB) 1.6-litre Gold Star - Ford twin cam
#110
35 1h 17m 35.4s
$185
10 Guy Wooley (FA) 1.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' - Climax FPF 4
#1 (see note 4)
35 1h 18m 02.8s
$160
11 Ronald Stanwicks (FC) 1.1-litre Cooper FJ Mk 3A 'T67' - Ford
#6 (see note 5)
34 1h 16m 23.5s
$134
12 Pierre Phillips (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT18 [F2-48-66] - Ford twin cam
#74 (see note 6)
34 1h 17m 13.3s
$134
13 Lou Sell (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21A [4] - Ford twin cam
#15 (see note 7)
32 1h 16m 42.9s
$132
14 Hugh Johnson (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 27/32 - Ford twin cam
#11
32 1h 17m 16.2s
$132
15 Karl Knapp (FB) 1.6-litre LeGrand
#71
32 did not finish $132
16 Joe Grimaldi (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT21 - Ford
#72
16 did not finish $66
17 Peter Gethin (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21A - Ford twin cam
#73 (see note 8)
16 did not finish $66
18 Gus Hutchison (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam BRM
#52
15 did not finish $65
19 John Hood (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT18 - Ford twin cam
#39
14 did not finish $64
20 Mike Hiss (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 - Ford twin cam
#94 (see note 9)
13 did not finish $63
21 Harry Hester (FB) 1.6-litre LeGrand Mk 3B - Ford twin cam
#5
12 did not finish $62
22 Al Pease (F1) 2.7-litre Eagle T1F [101] - Climax FPF 4
#69
10 did not finish $60
23 Fred Hummel (FB) 1.6-litre LeGrand
#46
3 did not finish $53
DNS Jack Eiteljorg (FA) 2.7-litre Brabham BT11 [F1-6-64] - Climax FPF 4
Did not start
DNS Thomas C. Jones (FA) 1.5-litre Cooper T83 - Climax FWMV V8
Did not start
DNS Brian McDonald (FC) Lotus 18
Did not start
DNS Wayne T Mitchell (FC) 1.1-litre Lotus 22 - Ford
Did not start
DNS Chuck Trowbridge Lotus 24 [941] - Ford V8
Did not start
DNS Hoppy Hopkins (FA) Lotus - Climax FPF 4
Did not start
DNS Harold Krech (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam BRM
Did not start
DNS Syd Demovsky (FB) 1.6-litre Ausca Mk 7B - Ford twin cam
Did not start

All cars are 3-litre FA unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Peter Gethin (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21A - Ford twin cam 1m 47.6s
2 Al Pease (F1) 2.7-litre Eagle T1F [101] - Climax FPF 4 1m 48.0s
3 Chuck Dietrich (FB) 1.6-litre McLaren M4B [200-10B] - Ford twin cam 1m 48.5s
4 Lou Sell (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21A [4] - Ford twin cam 1m 49.0s
5 Fred Ashplant (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 - Ford twin cam 1m 49.0s
6 Gus Hutchison (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam BRM 1m 49.1s
7 Peter W. Broeker (FB) 1.6-litre Stebro Mk 4 - Ford twin cam 1m 53.0s
8 Mike Cronin (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 22 - Ford twin cam 1m 53.5s
9 Harry Hester (FB) 1.6-litre LeGrand Mk 3B - Ford twin cam 1m 55.0s
10 Harold Krech * (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam BRM 1m 55.4s
11 Roy Grange (FB) 1.6-litre LeGrand Mk 3B - Ford twin cam 1m 57.1s
12 Thomas C. Jones * (FA) 1.5-litre Cooper T83 - Climax FWMV V8 1m 57.3s
13 Karl Knapp (FB) 1.6-litre LeGrand 1m 47.4s
14 John Hood (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT18 - Ford twin cam 1m 58.7s
15 Oliver Grant (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT18 - Ford twin cam 2m 00.5s
16 Ronald Stanwicks (FC) 1.1-litre Cooper FJ Mk 3A 'T67' - Ford 2m 01.0s
17 Fred Hummel (FB) 1.6-litre LeGrand 2m 03.0s
18 Joe Grimaldi (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT21 - Ford 2m 03.0s
19 Wayne T Mitchell * (FC) 1.1-litre Lotus 22 - Ford 2m 03.2s
20 Hugh Johnson (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 27/32 - Ford twin cam 2m 05.3s
21 Roger Barr (FB) 1.6-litre Crosslé 12F [C12F/67/32] - Ford twin cam 2m 05.7s
22 Jack Eiteljorg * (FA) 2.7-litre Brabham BT11 [F1-6-64] - Climax FPF 4 2m 11.5s
23 Fritz Hochreuter (FB) 1.6-litre Gold Star - Ford twin cam 2m 11.6s
24 Brian McDonald * (FC) Lotus 18 2m 17.7s
25 Chuck Trowbridge * (FA) 3-litre Lotus 24 [941] - Ford V8 2m 18.0s
26 Charlie Adams (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT6 - Ford twin cam 2m 24.7s
27 Mike Hiss (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 - Ford twin cam no time
28 Syd Demovsky * (FB) 1.6-litre Ausca Mk 7B - Ford twin cam no time
29 Hoppy Hopkins * (FA) Lotus - Climax FPF 4 no time
30 Guy Wooley (FA) 1.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' - Climax FPF 4 no time
31 Pierre Phillips (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT18 [F2-48-66] - Ford twin cam no time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT21 (Fred Ashplant): Raced by Fred Ashplant (Franklin Lakes, NJ) and first seen at Lime Rock in early July where Racing Magazine called it "his new Brabham FB". Won the SCCA National at Bridgehampton two weeks later and the Pro race at Mont-Tremblant in September. Finished third in the NEDiv FB title. Retained for 1968 but used much less that season. In 1969, Ashplant ordered a Brabham BT29 and sold the BT21A to Pete LoBianco (York, PA). However, the BT21A was in Fred Opert's stock during the summer of 1969 and as the car had last been raced as #47, it seems likely that this was the #47 FB Brabham that Opert raced a couple of times before his BT29 arrived.
  2. McLaren M4B [200-10B] (Chuck Dietrich): New to Robert Amey in June 1967 to be driven by Chuck Dietrich (Sandusky, OH) in Formula B, winning the FB class in six Central Division SCCA Nationals and also finishing firth in the Pro race at Mont-Tremblant. Dietrich bought a pair of new M4Bs for 1968 and his 1967 car was sold to Henry H. Hester (La Jolla, CA). Hester ran it in SCCA Nationals through 1968 and then sold it to Dow J. Byers II (San Diego, CA) who used it through 1969 and into early 1970. Probably the car of Clifton Wells (Lynwood, CA) at Riverside in April 1972. Believed to have gone to Chuck Hayes at some point but history then unknown until owned by Ed Donnelly (Los Angeles, CA) in 1987. Then via Jim Miller and Rob Merrel (both now deceased) to Jim Brown (San Diego, CA) in 1991 who commissioned a complete restoration including a new tub built by Marc Bahner. In 2004, Brown sold the car to Brian Andrews (San Francisco, CA) who raced it in CSRG events in 2005 and 2006. Sold by Andrews via Fantasy Junction (Emeryville, CA) to Bill Hodder (Nagambie, Victoria, Australia) in 2011.
  3. Brabham BT6 (Charlie Adams): Charlie Adams (Manhattan Beach, CA) campaigned a Brabham Formula B car from late 1965 through to early 1968 when he replaced it with a new BT21C and it is assumed that he ran the same car throughout that period. A report on the May 1968 CDR Pro race in Finish Line identified it as a Brabham BT6 and Adams described it as a 1963 Brabham when he advertised it in CP&A in April 1968.
  4. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' (Guy Wooley): Guy G. Wooley (Lake Zurich, IL) raced a 1.5-litre Cooper-Climax in Formula A events in 1967. At the end of the season he advertised the car, noting that it was a 1960 model. Although T53s were produced in 1960, it seems much more likely to have been a T51 customer model. Nothing more known.
  5. Cooper FJ Mk 3A 'T67' (Ronald Stanwicks): Ronald Stanwicks of Newington, CT, appeared in SCCA events in the late 1960s in a Cooper. The Danvile Bee, Monday of 2 May 1966, quoted on the excellent virhistory.com website, identified this as a "Cooper 67" and it is assumed that Stanwicks used this same ex-Formula Junior car in both FC and FB over the next three seasons.
  6. Brabham BT18 [F2-48-66] (Pierre Phillips): The early history of this car is unknown but its chassis number, recorded in paperwork still owned by Ron Brown, suggests it would have been built very late in 1966, probably after the end of the regular SCCA season. Its first known race was at Mont-Tremblant 17 Sep 1967 where it was driven by well-known west coast racing car dealer Pierre Phillips (Portland, OR). In the summer of 1968, Ron Brown (Portland, OR) bought a Brabham BT18 from Phillips and is sure this would have been his Mont-Tremblant car. Brown shared the drive with Gerry Bruihl (Sausalito, CA) in 1968 and 1969 and ran the car from Bruihl's Competition Motors, a sports car repair shop in NW Portland. In 1970, Brown shared the drive with Russ Harness (also Portland, OR) but then sold the Brabham to John Ransom (also Portland, OR) who Ron believes sold it to someone in Vancouver.
  7. Brabham BT21A [4] (Lou Sell): Sold new to Lou Sell (Fullerton, CA) and first seen in the Pro Formula B race at War Bonnet in late May where Sell qualified on pole and finished second. Then raced in SCCA Regionals and occasional Nationals in California, and in the pro races at Mont-Tremblant and Lake Tahoe at the end of the season. Sold to Sell's backer Dick Smothers (Woodland Hills, CA) for 1968, although Sell also raced it in one SoPac National early that year. To Fred Opert late 1968 in part-exchange for a new Chevron and from him on to Ken Duclos (Boxboro, MA) for 1969. Duclos believes he returned it to Opert at the end of 1969 when he acquired his new BT29 and it next turns up in 1971 with John Sorbello (Lafayette, MA) who widened the cockpit section into a two-seater and added a Chevron B16 body. Later to John Kauffman thought he had bought a Chevron and then to Joe Maria (White Plains, NY) in the early 1990s. It was restored by David Irwin to BT21A spec and was still with Maria in 2007. To Bob Lima (Meadowbrook, PA) by October 2009 and later repainted in Sell's colours.
  8. Brabham BT21A (Peter Gethin): Fred Opert was the main dealer for Brabham on the east coast of the US and imported around seven Formula B BT21As for 1967. Opert himself raced a 'BT21' at War Bonnet in June 1967 but it is not clear whether that was a FB car or a FC. For now, it is assumed to be the first appearance of the Opert team's in-house Formula B BT21A. Joe Grimaldi (Midland Park, NJ) worked for Opert at this time and raced a Brabham BT21A in Formula B events in 1967, scoring 18 pts in NEDiv. In January 1968, Fred Opert advertised the blue-and-yellow "ex-Joe Grimaldi" Brabham BT21A noting that it had only raced eight times and was the car that Peter Gethin drove at the St Jovite Pro FB race where he took pole position. Grimaldi also appeared in Pro Formula events in 1967 but in a Formula C Brabham BT21. It is assumed that Grimaldi was driving Opert's in-house car. Subsequent history unknown.
  9. Brabham BT21 (Mike Hiss): Raced by Mike Hiss (Laurel, MD) in Pro Formula B and in NEDiv events in 1967. One of the first BT21As to appears, finishing fifth at the Virginia International Raceway National at the end of April. Finished third in each of the Bridgehampton and War Bonnet Pro races and was one of the favourites for the NEDiv title but "demolished" the car in practice for the Bridgehampton National in July. Returned two months later for the last two Pro races, finished third at Lake Tahoe. Retained for 1968, finshing third at Palm Beach in February and then winning at Marlboro in March. Second in Bridgehampton Nationalk and won a Regional at Marlboro but less successful in the Pro series. Last seen when crashed at Lime Rock in September 1968 following a suspension failure. Hiss had by that time moved up to Formula A with a Lola T140 and it is not known whether the Brabham was rebuilt.

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.

US information has been taken from SCCA results sheets with additional information from Autoweek race reports and from some entry lists. Thanks to David McKinney and Wolfgang Klopfer for providing these. Identifying the classes and model of some entries has proved very difficult so all new information would be welcomed.

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