Yellow Pages Trophy Race

Brands Hatch, 27 Dec 1971

1 John Nicholson March 702 [6] - Ford BDA Piper
#19 (see note 1)
20 17m 17.0s
86.09 mph
2 Clive Santo Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA Hart
#25 (see note 2)
3 Cyd Williams Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden
#5 Graham Eden (see note 3)
4 Bob Evans (F3) 1.6-litre March 713M [8] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#69 McKechnie Racing (see note 4)
20 17m 41.0s
5 John Powell Chevron B18 [18.71.1] - Ford twin cam Hart
#12 (see note 5)
6 David Purley (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/71 [71.3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R71
7 Bob Salisbury Brabham BT30 [15] - Ford BDA
#37 F.R. Gerard (see note 6)
8 Stan Mathews (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [9] - Ford twin cam Holbay R71
#52 (see note 7)
9 Nick Cook Brabham BT35 [6] - Ford twin cam Racing Services
#26 (see note 8)
10 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [2] - Ford twin cam
#51 (see note 9)
20 1' penalty
11 Bev Bond (F3) 1.6-litre March 713M [10] - Ford twin cam Holbay R71
#62 (see note 10)
19 10" penalty
12 Del Bennett Huron Mk1A [1] - Ford twin cam
#3 Jack Smith (see note 11)
13 Mick Jones Merlyn Mk 14A [140/F3/68?] - Ford twin cam
#44 Kentish Times Newspapers Racing
14 Herb Moger (F3) 1.6-litre Chevron B15 [F3-69-8] - Ford twin cam
#54 (see note 12)
R Peter Wardle Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
#7 (see note 13)
R Roger Williamson (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 [1] - Ford twin cam Holbay R71
R Peter Hull (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [17] - Ford twin cam
#53 Motor Auctions Derby & London
(see note 14)
R Beric Ewin Lotus 48 [R2] - Ford twin cam
#45 (see note 15)
R Reg James (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [38] - Ford twin cam
DNA Mike Webber Royale - Ford twin cam
Did not arrive
DNA Vern Schuppan Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA BRM
Did not arrive
DNA Ray Allen Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#18 D.J.Bond
Did not arrive
DNA Tom Pryce (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 - Ford twin cam
#56 D.J.Bond
Did not arrive
DNA John Finch (F3) 1.6-litre Chevron B17 [17.70.08] - Ford twin cam
#55 (see note 16)
Did not arrive
DNA John Marston (F3) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 - Ford twin cam
Did not arrive
DNA Val Musetti (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 - Ford twin cam
Did not arrive

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

1 Clive Santo (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA Hart
2 Roger Williamson (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 [1] - Ford twin cam Holbay R71
3 David Purley (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/71 [71.3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R71
4 John Nicholson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 702 [6] - Ford BDA Piper
5 Peter Wardle (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
6 Cyd Williams (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden
7 Mick Jones (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 14A [140/F3/68?] - Ford twin cam
8 Bob Salisbury (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [15] - Ford BDA
9 Beric Ewin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 48 [R2] - Ford twin cam
10 Nick Cook (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [6] - Ford twin cam Racing Services
11 John Powell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18 [18.71.1] - Ford twin cam Hart
12 Reg James (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [38] - Ford twin cam
13 Del Bennett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Huron Mk1A [1] - Ford twin cam
14 Peter Hull (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [17] - Ford twin cam
15 Bob Evans (F3) 1.6-litre March 713M [8] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
16 Herb Moger (F3) 1.6-litre Chevron B15 [F3-69-8] - Ford twin cam
17 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [2] - Ford twin cam
18 Stan Mathews (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [9] - Ford twin cam Holbay R71
19 Bev Bond (F3) 1.6-litre March 713M [10] - Ford twin cam Holbay R71 no time

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 702 [6] (John Nicholson): Although given the number 702/6 by March, this was the development F2 car built using the very first Arch Motors frame. It raced just once in 1970 when Howden Ganley appeared in it at Mantorp Park in August. At the start of 1971, it was fitted with a Vegantune twin cam for Formula Atlantic, and was driven by David Morgan at the Mallory Park round in March, taking pole position and winning. He was second in the next race at Castle Combe, but then the car was advertised by March, and bought by John Nicholson, who used it for the rest of that season. Advertised by Nicholson (Ashford, Middlesex) in August 1972. Bought from Nicholson in October 1972 by Martin Steele (Faringdon, Oxfordshire) and used in sprints in 1973 and the first half of 1974. Sold in July 1974 to Peter Fisk (Cambridge) who raced it in speed events from 1974 to 1979. The car was fitted with a BDA engine, and Fisk sometimes shared with Robert Glass, also of Cambridge. Fisk advertised the car in October 1980 and sold it back to Steele in March 1981. Steele restored it and used it in UK historic racing in 1985 and 1986. Retained until sold in November 1998 to Mike Scott (Exeter, Devon) who drove it in FORCE events in 2003, and later appeared with it in Masters events in 2006. Sold in 2009 to Satoshi Onishi (Miharuno, Japan) and used by him in Japanese historic events.
  2. Palliser WDB4 (Clive Santo): A car built for Clive Santo using a new Atlantic-specification frame fabricated by Bert Ray. Santo had raced a Formula Ford WDF3 in early 1971, and exactly when the car was rebuilt to Formula Atlantic specification with the Ray frame is unclear. Raced by Santo with a Hart twin cam engine in early 1974, then changed to a Hart BDA later that season. Retained for early 1972, and Santo won the opening round of the Yellow Pages championship. He then acquired a Formula 5000 McLaren M10B and the subsequent history of the Palliser is unknown.
  3. Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] (Cyd Williams): New to Graham Eden and delivered just in time for the Oulton Park Formula Atlantic race on 21 March 1971, the second round of the British series. Eden retired from driving shortly after and recruited Cyd Williams to drive the car. Williams won seven championship rounds and finished second in the 1971 championship. Eden ordered Ensigns for 1972 but cancelled the order and bought March 722s instead. Williams continued to drive the Chevron until his 722 arrived and won three of the first six rounds of the 1972 series. The car was later displayed at the London Racing Car show, where it was bought by Canadian Bob Armstrong (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for the Canadian Formula B series in 1973. Armstrong appeared in the early rounds of the series but made little impact and wasn't seen after June. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. March 713M [8] (Bob Evans): New for James Hunt, replacing the 713S he had raced earlier in the season. The 713M was run as part of a newly constituted team run by Chris Marshall, based at his Sloan Marshall Garages in London and entered as Team Rose Bearings with Baty Group. Hunt won first time out, at Crystal Palace in June, and also at Brands Hatch in August, but the car was heavily damaged in a crash during practice at Snetterton in October. Repaired and used by Bob Evans in the Boxing Day meeting at Brands. Bought from the March factory by Anthony Binnington and raced in F3 through 1972. Then to Nick Crossley for one race early in 1973 before his new 733 was ready. To Peter Stahl (Ascot, Berkshire) and raced in the 1600cc class in hillclimbs in 1973. Stahl later went abroad on business and his wife sold the March to Geoff Deakin (Penrith, later Carlisle) who hillclimbed it between 1975 and 1977. It was in 742 bodywork by 1977, and Deakin called it a "742X". Deakin recalls selling the car to a fellow hillclimber who crashed it badly the following year, taking out one side of the monocoque. Photographs show that Deakin's car exactly matches the "742X" hillclimbed by Ken Ayers (Twyford, Berkshire) in 1978 and crashed by him at some point. After this accident, the car was rebuilt on another 1971 March tub, and run with 1975 bodywork until a second accident at Le Val des Terres in July 1979. The car was then rebuilt using a 1975 March monocoque and 76B bodywork, effectively ending its link to the original 713M.
  5. Chevron B18 [18.71.1] (John Powell): A new car built for Brian Redman after he wrecked the development B18 while testing in South Africa. Fitted with a 1.8-litre Cosworth FVC engine and raced by Redman in two races in South Africa in January 1971. This car returned to Bolton and became the works entry in F2 for Chris Craft during the 1971 F2 season. It was then sold to Canadian John Powell and rebuilt to Formula B specification. Powell raced it in the Brands Hatch Boxing Day meeting at the end of 1971 and then loaned it to Brian Robertson to race in the two Bogotá FB races in February and March 1972. Raced by Powell (Ottawa, Ontario) in the Canadian FB series in 1972, Sold to Paul Wheatley (Montréal, Quebec) and raced in the Canadian series in 1973. Wheatley appeared on a couple of early-1974 entry lists but the car was not seen again until he advertised it in April 1975.
  6. Brabham BT30 [15] (Bob Salisbury): Sold new 1970 to Bob Gerard and used in European F2 by Henri Pescarolo and Peter Gaydon. Retained 1971, and run in the early part of the season in F2 for Brian Hart. However, financial constraints forced Gerard to cut back and he then ran the car in Atlantic for his mechanic, Bob Salisbury. Replaced as the team's main car by a BT35 late in the 1971 season but retained and continued to appear on occasion. Sold to Martin Webb (Solihull, West Midlands) in 1972 for Libre races. Raced extensively in 1972, but then not seen at all in 1973. Advertised by Webb in March 1974 and then presumably the "ex-Pescarolo" BT30 advertised by Bobby Howlings in 1975 and 1976. Sold to David Ward in early 1977 and fitted with a Hart BDA for libre racing, sharing with Stan Billington. Then to novice racer John Travis (Tarleton, Lancashire) who raced it in libre in 1978 and 1979, like Ward calling it a BT35. Traded back to Bobby Howlings for a March 742 for 1980. By early 1985, this ex-Travis, ex-Howlings car was with Marcus King and raced in in HSCC events, but by that time its identity was not known. It was then believed to have been recently owned by Graham Galliers, and Galliers had advertised a BT30 from a Shrewsbury number in September 1982. Subsequent history unknown but a car with this chassis number restored by Bob Salisbury in 2003 for owner Richard Kendle. This car with David Brown (Ashford, Kent) by 2007.
  7. Brabham BT28 [9] (Stan Mathews): New to Sverrir Thoroddsson (Iceland) and raced in F3 across Europe in 1969, starting at Mallory Park at the end of June. Like many BT29, this car was retained for 1970 but Thoroddsson did not reappear until late July. Entered by the Jim Russell Racing Driver School in 1970. To Texan Sandy Shephard for 1600cc F3 in Britain in 1971 and then to Stan Mathews (Wicken, Wolverton, Bucks) late in the season. To Mo Harness for F3 in 1972. Last seen when advertised from Bishopston, Wales, during 1974.
  8. Brabham BT35 [6] (Nick Cook): New to Nick Cook and used in the British Formula Atlantic series in 1971. Retained for early 1972, but Cook does not appear in the UK after the end of April and this is probably the car taken to the USA to use in the SCCA series in 1972. Used by Rob Turnbull in British hillclimbs in 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976. Sold to Andrew Fraser (Newton Abbot, Devon), and shared by him and Tim Painter in Sprints in 1977. Retained by Fraser for 1978 and 1979, and appeared at Wiscombe Park events in 1980 and 1982. Then via David McLaughlin to Keith Norman about 1984 and used by him in HSCC events in the 1980s and 1990s. To Rob Haze (Netherlands) between 1992 and 1995, and then back to Norman again for Historic F2 in 1999. To John Dunham (Basingstoke, Hampshire) April 2001, then to Ben Tyler 2003, then Peter Shaw 2004, then Dr John Monson 2007.
  9. Brabham BT35 [2] (Tony Brise): New to Colin Vandervell for 1971 and used in both British and European F3 that season, appearing at a remarkable 31 races by the end of October. Vandervell entered and practised the car for the Atlantic race at Brands Hatch on 12 September, but ran in the F3 race the same day instead. Tom Belsø then raced it in a F3 race at Lydden in November, after which Tony Brise raced it three times at Brands, including in the joint Atlantic/F3 race on Boxing Day. It was sold to Jean-Bernard Mermod for 1972, and raced in Swiss events, using a Novamotor engine in the 1600cc class. Retained by Mermod for 1973, when it was seen in a few German and Swiss events.
  10. March 713M [10] (Bev Bond): New to Bev Bond (Fareham, Hampshire) in August 1971 for British F3, after he lost his seat in the works Ensign. Unknown in 1972. To Glenn Hyatt of Low Cost Racing for 1973 and raced in Formula 4. History then unknown until raced by Nigel Fright (Frythe, Kent) in Historic F3 in 1988. Later owned by Bob Sellix in the 1990s. Bought from him by Jim Parsons and used in the Classic F3 Championship until sold to Maurice Levy in 2002 or 2003. Raced by his son Chris Levy, in 2003, winning the championship, and in 2004. Sold to Frans Kinkel (Utrecht, Netherlands) and used in the HMR Championship in Germany from 2005 to 2013. It was not raced again and was advertised on motorsportsmarket.com in 2015, showing as sold by early 2016.
  11. Huron Mk1A [1] (Del Bennett): The single car built by Huron in 1971 for Formula Atlantic and run for Del Bennett. The car was unusual in that it seems to have started with a BDA engine, and worked back to a t/c when the BDA installation proved troublesome. Huron went into liquidation at the end of 1971, but was purchased by Mike Chambers and Geoff Daly. Bennett's car was amongst the assets and run for him again in 1972. Probably the car run by Felstead Racing for Colin Selvage in early 1973.
  12. Chevron B15 [F3-69-8] (Herb Moger): New to Brendan McInerney's Race Cars International and raced by McInerney in British F3 in 1969 using Holbay engines. Retained by McInerney for 1970 and raced in European F3 until May when he moved to a Brabham BT28 and then to the team's own Nemo F3 car. The Chevron was used again in November, and then hired to Luiz Pereira Bueno for the Brazilian races in January 1971. Not seen for the main 1971 season but sold to Herb Moger (London) and reappeared at the Boxing Day Brands Hatch meeting. Raced by Moger in British F3 in 1972 as a 'B17'. Moger then moved into Formula 4 for 1973, fitting the B15/17 with a 1-litre Ford Cosworth engine again. Reappeared in F4 in early 1973. Advertised by Moger in May 1973. Last seen when advertised by F4 promotors Low Cost Racing in July 1973.
  13. Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] (Peter Wardle): New to Peter Wardle (Wimbledon, London) for European Formula Ford in 1970. Rebuilt to Formula Atlantic specification for 1971, and raced by Wardle in the British series that season, winning one round at Oulton Park in August. Retained by Wardle for 1972. Sold to Garry Ainscough (Bulawayo, Rhodesia) for 1973, and fitted with a 1800cc Cosworth FVC engine for the F2 class of the South African national championship. Retained for 1974 and 1975, after which it was sold to Richard Baker (Johannesburg, South Africa), and raced by him with the HRCR in South Africa. It was restored in 1999, and sold to England in 2000, where it has been used in historic racing. From 2011 to 2016, it was raced by David Hampton (South Leverton, Nottinghamshire) fitted with a 2-litre Cosworth BDG engine.
  14. Brabham BT28 [17] (Peter Hull): To Frank Williams Racing Cars and entered for John Kendall in mostly British F3 in 1969. Retained for 1970 until August when Kendall moved the car to Paul Watson Racing Organisation where it was driven by Richard Scott. To Peter Hull for 1971 who advertised it as a BT28 with BT30 chassis. To Bob Shellard for hillclimbs in 1972, then to Phil Kidsley & Paul Squires who ran it in sprint and hillclimbs until at least 1989, using a Cosworth MAE at first but later with a supercharged 1100cc Ford BDA. Said to be with Tommy Reid in 2006. In 2016, Mark Pangborn was racing a BT28 that was said to be ex-Kendall and ex-Squires/Kidsley.
  15. Lotus 48 [R2] (Beric Ewin): Graham Hill's regular Team Lotus entry in Formula 2 in 1967, raced by him in 16 of that season's races. Retained for 1968, when it was entered by Gold Leaf Team Lotus for Hill in a further eight F2 races. Sold to Gerry Kinnane's Team Ireland for 1969, and raced by John Pollock in the Thruxton F2 race in April and then in Irish 1600cc racing. Sold to Kevin Murphy in 1970 for Frank Keane to drive in Irish libre racing, primarily at Mondello Park, and in hillclimbs. Traded to Bobby Howlings for a Brabham BT30 in September 1970, and advertised by him the following month. Then evidently to Beric Ewin (Finchley, London) and fitted with a Ford twin cam engine for the new Formula Atlantic category in 1971 and 1972. Then unknown until acquired by a private collector in the late 1970s.
  16. Chevron B17 [17.70.08] (John Finch): New to Ken Sedgley and raced in British F3 and libre racing in 1970, using Holbay engines. Retained for 1971 and converted to the new 1600cc F3, again with Holbay engines, but rarely seen. Sold to John Finch (Chesterfield) in July 1971 and used in F3 for the rest of the season. Updated to B17c specification and retained by Finch for 1972, now sharing with Graham Lynch, but did not actually race very often. Converted to Formula Atlantic specification for 1973 but used with more success in Formule Libre. Sold to Alan Thomson (Edinburgh, Scotland) in early 1974, still with its Holbay twin cam engine, and used in Scottish and northern English sprints and hillclimbs, winning the Scottish Hillclimb championship in 1975 and 1976. It was then sold to Russell Paterson (Glasgow, Scotland) for hillclimbs and sprints in Scotland in 1977 and then in libre races at Croft and Ingliston in 1978. It is reported to have been wrecked at some point. Later via dealer Bobby Howlings (Alderley Edge, Cheshire) to "M Wakefield-Brand" in 1978, then to David Pullen (Guildford, Surrey) in 1991. Raced by Pullen in HSCC Classic Racing Car Championship events in 2004. The car was made available by Pullen for a test by Alexander Sims in Autosport in February 2011. Later owner Jonathan Sharp reports that Pullen "sold the car to a lady for somebody to drive it at which time it was in a very poor state". Its next owner was John Pearson who "did one race at Brands Hatch before deciding single seaters weren't for him", and he sold it to Jim Blockley (Stroud, Gloucestershire) in 2015. Raced by Blockley in HSCC racing until sold by him to Jonathan Sharp (Alderley Edge, Cheshire) in September 2021 to use in the HSCC Historic F3 series plus selected events in Europe.


Note that 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' published results.

The British race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News reports in the UK plus the information supplied by a wide range of contributors.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.