Cape South Easter Trophy

Killarney, 7 Jan 1978

1 Ian Scheckter March 78B - Ford BDD Nicholson
#1 Lexington Racing Team
40 1h 09m 33.0s
2 Dave Charlton March 76B [19] - Ford BDD
#6 Dave Charlton (see note 1)
40 1h 09m 41.5s
3 Nols Nieman March 77B [18] - Ford BDD
#4 Benson and Hedges / BP Racing [Alex Blignaut]

4 Tony Martin Chevron B45 [45-78-01] - Ford BDD Swindon
#3 Lucky Strike Racing (see note 2)

5 Roy Klomfass March 77B [11] - Ford BDD
#2 Team Uniewinkels [Martin Flint/Roger Taylor]

6 Len Booysen Kauhsen-Jabouille 2J [7702?] - Ford BDD Richardson

R Dorino Trochanni Chevron B29 [29.75.15] - Ford BDD
#20 Team Domingo
R Trevor van Rooyen March 77B [8] - Ford BDD
#7 Team Gunston / E. Pinto
Collision with Martin
R Desiré Wilson Chevron B34 [34-76-08] - Ford BDD Swindon
#13 Laddiers. Fashion Shops (see note 3)
4 Engine
UNK Bobby Scott March 77B [17] - Ford BDD
#21 Sportsman Lager [Andrew Thompson]

DNS Keith Zeeman Wheatcroft R18 [002] - Ford BDD
#14 Alex Blignaut Racing
Did not start
DNA Derek Bell Kauhsen-Jabouille 2J - Ford BDD Richardson
Did not arrive
  Mike Domingo March 76B ['1A'] - Ford BDD
#9 Team Domingo
On entry list
  Yunus Domingo Chevron B25 - Ford BDA
#11 Team Domingo
On entry list
  Steve Kimber Chevron B34 [34-76-02] - Ford BDD Nicholson
#16 South Coast Motors (see note 4)
On entry list

All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Ian Scheckter
2Dave Charlton
3Nols Nieman
4Tony Martin
5Roy Klomfass
6Len Booysen
7Bobby Scott
8Dorino Trochanni
9Trevor van Rooyen
10Desiré Wilson
1 Ian Scheckter (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B - Ford BDD Nicholson 1.10.1
2 Tony Martin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B45 [45-78-01] - Ford BDD Swindon 1.10.3
3 Roy Klomfass (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [11] - Ford BDD 1.10.6
4 Bobby Scott (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [17] - Ford BDD 1.10.8
5 Trevor van Rooyen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [8] - Ford BDD 1.10.9
8 Desiré Wilson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B34 [34-76-08] - Ford BDD Swindon

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 76B [19] (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.
  2. Chevron B45 [45-78-01] (Tony Martin): New to Tony Martin and used in the South African Formula Atlantic series in 1978, initially wearing Chevron B39 bodywork. Retained for 1979, but Martin also had an older Chevron B34 which was used at several races. The B45 was then fitted with a 3-litre Ford V6 engine for the new Formula South Africa that started in July 1979. The car was retained for 1980, but destroyed in a garage fire.
  3. Chevron B34 [34-76-08] (Desiré Wilson): 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.
  4. Chevron B34 [34-76-02] (Steve Kimber): New to Tony Martin for the 1976 South African Formula Atlantic championship, entered by Team Bic/South Coast Motors. Retained by Martin for 1977 as a spare car to his new B39 and raced only once that season, as a South Coast Motors entry for Evan Boddy at Kyalami in October. Raced by Boddy during 1978, entered again by South Coast Motors Racing. Raced again by Boddy in 1979, again entered by South Coast Motors.


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.

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Individual sources for this event

Entry list from programme kindly provided by Richard Coe.