Scribante Summer Trophy
Aldo Scribante, 19 Mar 1977
|1||Nols Nieman||March 77B  - Ford BDA
#5 Benson & Hedges / Alex Blignault
|2||Roy Klomfass||March 77B  - Ford BDA Swindon
#2 Team Gunston
|3||Bobby Scott||March 77B  - Ford BDA
#21 Sportsman Lager [Andrew Thompson]
|4||John Gibb||March 77B  - Ford BDA Swindon
#8 Uniewinkels [Martin Flint/Roger Taylor]
|5||Dave Charlton||March 76B  - Ford BDA Swindon
#3 Lucky Strike Racing-Scribante
(see note 1)
|6||Tony Martin||Chevron B39 [39-77-02] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#4 South Coast Motors (see note 2)
|R||Len Booysen||March 76B  - Ford BDA
#9 Golden-Flo Racing with Kenitex
(see note 3)
|1||Gear linkage, spun|
|R||Basil van Rooyen||Chevron B34 [34-76-08] - Ford BDA Swindon
#7 (see note 4)
|DNA||Ian Scheckter||March 77B - Ford BDA Nicholson
#1 Lexington Racing
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Mike Domingo||March 76B ['1A'] - Ford BDA
#6 Team Domingo (see note 5)
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.
|1||Tony Martin||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B39 [39-77-02] - Ford BDA Nicholson||0.59.81|
|2||Nols Nieman||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B  - Ford BDA||0.59.89|
|3||Len Booysen||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B  - Ford BDA||0.59.98|
|4||Basil van Rooyen||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B34 [34-76-08] - Ford BDA Swindon||1.00.17|
|5||Bobby Scott||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B  - Ford BDA||1.00.26|
|6||John Gibb||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B  - Ford BDA Swindon||1.00.53|
|7||Roy Klomfass||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B  - Ford BDA Swindon||1.01.27|
|8||Dave Charlton||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B  - Ford BDA Swindon||1.00.68|
Notes on the cars:
- March 76B  (Dave Charlton): Sold to Dave Charlton in South Africa in mid 1976 to replace his Modus M3, debuting at the Rand Winter Trophy, 7 Aug 1976. Retained by Charlton in 1977, then sold mid-1978 to Nols Nieman as a spare car. To Alex Blignaut's team in 1979/80 and later to the Domingo team in exchange for ther 76B/1A.
- Chevron B39 [39-77-02] (Tony Martin): New to Tony Martin (Durban, South Africa) and raced in the 1977 South African series. Retained for 1978 as a spare car to Martin's new B45, and and upgraded to B45 specification. Sold for 1979 to Paul England for Peter Larner to race in the early 1979 Australian Internationals. Larry Perkins took over the drive later in 1979, and also drove the car in the Aurora AFX Formula Pacific Championship in New Zealand in early 1980 and the Australian National Panasonic Formula Pacific series in 1981. Some time about 1985 or 1986, the car was sold to Norm Carr (Victoria) who raced it once or twice before damaging one corner at Calder. When Carr acquired it the chassis plate was missing so he had a new one issued by Roger Andreason at Chevron which read "39-77-B-02". It was still owned by Carr in 2003.
- March 76B  (Len Booysen): New to Ian Scheckter for South African Formula Atlantic in 1976. Sold to Len Booysen for the 1977 season, then loaned by Booysen to Dave Charlton then to DAW for Bernard Tilanus to drive in 1978. To Soon Weeks for 1979 but not seen that season. Fitted with a Mazda engine and sold to DAW for 1980, then to Vernon Bricknell at end of that season. Raced by Bricknell in 1981. Sold to to Pretoria Brick for Wayne Taylor and Roy Carr in 1982. To Alan Dunlop for 1983.
- Chevron B34 [34-76-08] (Basil van Rooyen): New to Basil van Rooyen for the South African Formula Atlantic series, sponsored by Wrangler Jeans. Van Rooyen significantly modified the car during the season, with a March nose and side radiators. Retained for 1977, again with Wrangler Jeans sponsorship. Van Rooyen recalls that he sold the car to Tony Martin, and it was at some point during this time that the car was raced by Desiré Wilson in the first few races of the 1978 series. It was raced by Tony Martin at some races in 1979 as an alternative to his unsatisfactory B45, but Bernard Tilanus recalls that "the tub was damaged when Tony fell asleep and went off the road writing the trailer and car off". Tilanus explained that Martin bought a replacement tub from Chevron and built a standard B34. This car "was sold to Rolly Nofke, then to Keith Horwood". Tilanus then bought the car and sold it to Mike Fergusson, but the restoration was still incomplete when Fergusson died. It was then bought by Colin Frost, who took it to Andrew Thompson to complete the restoration.
- March 76B ['1A'] (Mike Domingo): A car built up by Mike Domingo at the start of 1977 using a monocoque that Ian Scheckter had damaged when testing 76B/1 after the race at Aldo Scribante in March 1976. The Domingo's car is usually referred to as "76B/1 (A)" as it built around the first tub from 76B/1. It was raced by Mike Domingo through 1977, 1978 and 1979. In late 1979 it was converted to use a Mazda engine, and was raced by him in this form in 1980 and early 1981. It was then sold to Ivano Moavero and raced by him in 1981. Then in 1982, Moavero bought the ex-Duxbury 77B, and sold the 76B to Michele ('Mike') Peters and raced by him through to July 1985. Peters then sold it to Terry Moss, to replace the 77B that Moss had wrecked.
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 South African race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News plus information supplied by a wide range of contributors.
Individual sources for this event
Motoring News 24 Mar 1977 p21, Rand Daily Mail and Motor Sport Annual of South Africa 1978.