Yellow Pages Championship Round

Brands Hatch, 7 Mar 1971

1 Vern Schuppan Palliser WDB4 [1] - Ford twin cam BRM
#11 Palliser Racing (see note 1)
20 17m 25.6s
85.39 mph
2 Bob Ellice Chevron B10 [F2.2] - Ford twin cam
#21 John DeuxBarry (see note 2)
3 Pat Longhurst (ex-F3) 1-litre Brabham BT18 - Ford Lucas
4 Jeremy Gambs (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford Kent Holbay
5 Colin Crang (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 20 - Ford Kent P&M
6 Clive Santo (FF) 1.6-litre Palliser WDF3 - Ford Kent BRM
7 Peter Slade (FF) 1.6-litre Hawke DL2A - Ford Kent
8 John Di Stefano (FF) 1.6-litre Titan - Ford
9 Buzz Buzaglo (FF) 1.6-litre Palliser WDF3 - Ford Kent
10 John Tait (FF) 1.6-litre Lola T200 - Ford Kent
11 Mike Stow Brabham BT28/35 [BT28-2] - Ford twin cam
#4 (see note 3)
R Robert Bruce-White (FF) 1.6-litre Dulon LD4C - Ford Kent
R Ray Allen Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Steel
7 Oil pressure
R Philip Guerola Brabham BT21A [8] - Ford twin cam Steele
#6 (see note 4)
2 Shock absorber
DNS John Gillmeister Brabham BT28 [21] - Ford twin cam
#8 (see note 5)
Did not start
DNA Graham Eden Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Hart
#5 (see note 6)
Did not arrive
DNA Peter Wardle Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA
#7 (see note 7)
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Oates Lotus 69 [71/69.1] - Ford BDA
#10 (see note 8)
Did not arrive
DNA John Day Hawke DL6A [1] - Ford twin cam
#15 (see note 9)
Did not arrive
DNA Bill Gubelmann March 71BM [2] - Ford twin cam Hart
#16 (see note 10)
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Hurst (ex-F3) 1-litre March 703 [4] - Ford
#19 (see note 11)
Did not arrive

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

1 Vern Schuppan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 [1] - Ford twin cam BRM
2 John Gillmeister * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [21] - Ford twin cam
3 Bob Ellice (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B10 [F2.2] - Ford twin cam
4 Pat Longhurst (ex-F3) 1-litre Brabham BT18 - Ford Lucas
5 Ray Allen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Steel
6 Philip Guerola (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21A [8] - Ford twin cam Steele
7 Mike Stow (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28/35 [BT28-2] - Ford twin cam
8 Jeremy Gambs (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford Kent Holbay
9 Clive Santo (FF) 1.6-litre Palliser WDF3 - Ford Kent BRM
10 Colin Crang (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 20 - Ford Kent P&M
11 Peter Slade (FF) 1.6-litre Hawke DL2A - Ford Kent
12 Robert Bruce-White (FF) 1.6-litre Dulon LD4C - Ford Kent
13 Buzz Buzaglo (FF) 1.6-litre Palliser WDF3 - Ford Kent
14 John Tait (FF) 1.6-litre Lola T200 - Ford Kent
15 John Di Stefano (FF) 1.6-litre Titan - Ford
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Palliser WDB4 [1] (Vern Schuppan): New for Vern Schuppan to drive as the Palliser Racing entry in the British Formula Atlantic series in early 1971. Taken out to Singapore in April 1971 and sold there to Hengkie Iriawan, who raced it in Southeast Asian events in 1971 and early 1972, still fitted with its BRM Ford twin cam engine. Iriawan died on 23 April 1972 in a go-kart crash at Ipoh in Malaysia, and the Palliser was sold to Jan Bussell (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), who raced it in 1972, 1973 and 1974. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Chevron B10 [F2.2] (Bob Ellice): The second Chevron B10 was completed in July 1968 and raced by Bennett himself at a libre race before being sold to Mike MacDowel and Bob Jennings in August for hillclimbs. They ran it until the end of the season but then bought a new Brabham BT30X and the Chevron was sold to Graham Eden who first used an oversized Ford twin-cam and then returned the car to FVA specification. It was upgraded to B17 specification for 1970 and at the end of that season passed to Bill Creasey and then on to Bob Ellice for the 1971 season. Ellice ran it in the new Formula Atlantic series with a twin-cam engine, entered by John Deuxberry. Then to the US and used in FB by Mike Hickey (Portland, OR) from May 1972. To Richard Shepard (San Francisco, CA) January 1974 and converted to FC with an 1100cc Holbay-Cosworth engine. Later sold to Monte Shelton (Portland, OR), then from Shelton to Tom Black (Portland, OR) who acquired a new body and other parts from Ed Swart (all this around 1990) and sold it all to Gerry Kingen (Seattle, WA) in 1991. Restored for Kingen by Mike Gent for display in one of Kingen's restaurants. Sold by him to Ernie Spada Jr (Lake Oswego, OR) some time in the mid to late 1990s and restored again by Gent to running Formula B specification. To Jim Catchot (Rancho Murieta, CA) January 2014.
  3. Brabham BT28/35 [BT28-2] (Mike Stow): Delivered March 1969 to Clarke Mordaunt racing team for Mike Beuttler in UK F3 in 1969. To Jim Edwards for UK F3 in 1970. To Mike Stow for Formula Atlantic in 1971 when it was said to have been updated to BT29/35 specification. Sold to Dick Barker at the beginning of 1972 when it was said to have been 'brought up to FB BT29 specification last year'. However, Motoring News identified Barker's car as chassis number BT28-20 twice early in 1972 instead of BT28-2. BT28-20 was a different ex-Stow car with a clear history up to this point, implying MN's reporter made a mistake. Barker's car was heavily damaged at Crystal Palace at the end of May 1972 and was not seen again. Barker advertised a 'BT29/35' in April 1973 but the identity of that car is unknown.
  4. Brabham BT21A [8] (Philip Guerola): Sold to Robert Lamplough (London) 1967, with Lotus Ford t/c and used by him and Mike Walker in Formula 2. First appeared at the Brands Hatch F2 in August 1967 but Walker did not quaify. Raced by Lamplough at Vallellunga, and then ballasted to F1 weight for the non-championship Spanish GP in NOvember. After efforts to sell it to the US as a Formula B car were unsuccessful, it went to Bill Dryden and was entered for him by Ecurie Ecosse in libre and hillclimbs in 1968. Unknown in 1969 but throught to be the BT21A with Lucas twin cam advertised by Paul Hawkins Racing (Slough) and then by Jackie Epstein (Dorking) during 1969. It reappeared in 1970 with Phil Guerola (Bickley, Kent) for libre racing and then used by him in the new Formula Atlantic in 1971. The car was wrecked in a libre and GT race at Castle Combe in August 1971 when Guerola crashed into a Healey 3000 "which had spun to a halt in the middle of the track on the exit of Camp". Guerola was helped from the car just before a Formula Ford Dulon spun into the Brabham. Guerola acquired a Brabham BT21B for 1972, so it would appear that the BT21A was not repairable.
  5. Brabham BT28 [21] (John Gillmeister): New for Andy Sutcliffe for F3 late 1969 but crashed heavily at Brands Hatch in mid-October. To John Gillmeister for 1970 but his season stopped in July and the car was raced only once more in F3, by Roger Hurst (Folkestone, Kent). Converted to Formula Atlantic by Lenham Hurst Racing Organisation for Gillmeister for 1971 but replaced after a few races by a Palliser, and ended up at MRE. Bought by Fl Lt Des White (Bristol) and fitted with the Ford twin cam and Hewland FT200 from Mike Stow's BT28/BT35 after Stow acquired a BDA. Used by White in Bristol MC events at Colerne and Hullavington but not actually raced. Sold to Derrick Robinson (Radstock, Somerset) late 1973 and advertised by him in May 1974 as a rolling chassis with new FT200, commenting that it had only raced once. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] (Graham Eden): 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.
  7. Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] (Peter Wardle): History given for car when on sale on www.race-cars.com says that this Lotus 59 chassis remained unraced in 1970 [the number 38 suggests it to be a mid-late season build in 1969]. According to Lotus records this chassis was sold to Peter Wardle at the start of 1971 and run by him in Formula Atlantic. Retained by Wardle in 1972, then sold to Gary Ainscough in South Africa.
  8. Lotus 69 [71/69.1] (Chris Oates): Number given in Lotus build record for the car sold to Chris Oates (Kimberley, Notts) for 1971 (an unusual number since it does not include a formula code, and this is not the same car as 71/69.1.FB which was sold in North America). Entered by Alida Else Racing Team for Oates in Formula Atlantic and libre racing in 1971. To Bernard Hunter (Edinburgh, Scotland) for libre and sprints in Scotland in 1972. To John Barr (Edinburgh, Scotland) and used in libre, sprints and hillclimbs in 1973 and 1974. To Bob Rollo (Prestonpans, Scotland) for libre racing in 1975 and 1976.
  9. Hawke DL6A [1] (John Day): The entry list for the first Atlantic race at Brands includes John Day in a Hawke DL6A-BDA, but the car does not seem to appear before Oulton Park, 3 Jul 1971. Three DL6As are known to exist, chassis 2 and 3 in North America with some traceable histories in 1971. Because of the entry in March, and the absence of chassis 1, this is assumed to have been the first of David Lazenby's few Atlantic cars. The car seems to have been sold to Ted Dzierzek early in 1973 and used in Scottish hillclimbs and libre races.
  10. March 71BM [2] (Bill Gubelmann): New for Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) and used in British Formula Atlantic at the start of the season, winning at Oulton Park 21 March, and then in the SCCA Pro Formula B series. The car was often described as a 712M but it seems more likely that he used the same 712BM all season. Also raced with a BDA in the Formula A race at Lime Rock in Sep and in one round of the Canadian series. Sold via Joe Grimaldi's The Race Shop to Frank Del Vecchio (Trumbull, CT) and used in NEDiv FB and in a couple of rounds of the Pro series. Sold back via Joe Grimaldi at the end of 1972; Frank thinks it went to a Canadian, and it is very likely to have been the car driven by Ken Huband, Norm Joy and David Westgate in 1973 and 1974. Sold to Mauro Lanaro (Montréal, Quebec) to replace the 71BM he lost in a transporter fire in 1974. Significantly modified in 1976 as the Lanaro Special with triangular sidepods, a different nose, and with its Cosworth BDA engine laid on its side. This car went through many evolutions, and was still being raced by Lanaro right up to 1995 when it was used in a vintage event. Lanaro eventually rebuilt to original 71BM specification about 1999. In late 2018, it was part of a package of cars bought from Lanaro by David Clubine (Brantford, ON), and was sold to a collector in Ontario.
  11. March 703 [4] (Roger Hurst): New to Ed Reeves for F3 in 1970, and delivered in March 1970 with a Holbay engine and blue bodywork. Raced extensively by Reeves in British F3, and also appeared in some European races. To Roger Hurst (Folkestone, Kent) of Lenham Hurst Racing Organisation for 1971, and fitted with a Rowland twin cam for the new 1600cc F3. Sold to 19-year-old Formula Ford driver Richard Croucher (Kent) in October 1971, and intended to be used in F3 with a Piper engine in 1972. Only entered at a few races in 1972 for Croucher as the Lenham LM1. Converted to Formula Ford 2000 specification by Hurst in 1974 or 1975, and presumably the car entered by Brian Davis in 1975. Later to Tim Campbell 1977/78 but unraced by him. Subsequent history unknown.


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.