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Yellow Pages Championship Round

Brands Hatch, 2 May 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Cyd Williams Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Steel
#22 D.J. Bond Racing
20 0.16.44.8
88.85 mph
£72
2 David Morgan March 71A [712M-1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#24 (see note 1)
20 0.16.53.0
£48
3 Ed Reeves Brabham BT35 [8] - Ford BDA Wood
#2 (see note 2)
20 0.16.56.4
£32
4 Graham Eden Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Hart
#5 (see note 3)
20 0.17.26.2
£24
5 Clive Santo Palliser WDA4 - Ford twin cam Hart
#67
20 0.17.27.5
£16
6 Chris Oates Lotus 69 [71/69.1] - Ford BDA Smith
#10 Alida Else Racing Team (see note 4)
20 0.17.35.7
£8
7 Peter Wardle Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Rowland
#7 (see note 5)
20 Including 1' penalty  
8 John Nicholson March 702 [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#19 (see note 6)
19 0.16.54.7
 
9 Bob Ellice Chevron B10/B17 [F2.2] - Ford twin cam Hart
#21 John Deuxberry (see note 7)
19 0.16.57.5
 
10 Patrick Sumner Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam Kitchiner
#99 Tony Kitchiner Racing (see note 8)
19 0.17.02.8
 
R Vern Schuppan Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam BRM
#11
12 Handling  
R Allan Taylor Alexis Mk17A - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#17
4 Suspension  
DNS Norman Cuthbert Brabham BT29 [19] - Ford twin cam
#9 (see note 9)
Did not start
(Not known)
DNS Jonny Dimsdale Brabham BT21 [30] - Ford twin cam
#55 Jim Hardman Racing Services
(see note 10)
Did not start
(Cam follower)
DNS Mike Stow Brabham BT28/35 [BT28-2] - Ford twin cam
#4 (see note 11)
Did not start
DNS Del Bennett Huron Mk1A [1] - Ford BDA Piper
#3 (see note 12)
Did not start
(Accident)
DNA Stephen Choularton Alexis Mk17A - Ford twin cam Cosworth
#12
Did not arrive
DNA Philip Guerola Brabham BT21A [8] - Ford twin cam
#54 (see note 13)
Did not arrive
DNA Keith Norman Tecno 68/F3 - Ford twin cam
#68
Did not arrive
DNA Beric Ewin Lotus 48 [R2] - Ford twin cam
#69 W.R.A. Engineering (see note 14)
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Cyd Williams (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Steel 0.49.6
2 Vern Schuppan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam BRM 0.50.3
3 Peter Wardle (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Rowland 0.50.4
4 Ed Reeves (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [8] - Ford BDA Wood 0.50.4
5 David Morgan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 71A [712M-1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
6 Graham Eden (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Hart
7 Chris Oates (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.1] - Ford BDA Smith
8 John Nicholson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 702 [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
9 Norman Cuthbert * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [19] - Ford twin cam
10 Jonny Dimsdale * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 [30] - Ford twin cam
11 Patrick Sumner (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam Kitchiner 0.53.3
12 Mike Stow * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28/35 [BT28-2] - Ford twin cam
13 Del Bennett * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Huron Mk1A [1] - Ford BDA Piper
14 Allan Taylor (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Alexis Mk17A - Ford twin cam Vegantune
15 Bob Ellice (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B10/B17 [F2.2] - Ford twin cam Hart
16 Clive Santo (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDA4 - Ford twin cam Hart
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 71A [712M-1] (David Morgan): The prototype monocoque Formula 2 March 712M was completed in October 1970, and was extensively tested at Silverstone in the hands of Ronnie Peterson, Howden Ganley, Carlos Pace, Mike Beuttler, Colin Vandervell and others. It was also tested in mid-November by Simon Taylor, editor of Autosport, for a feature article. Once its test duties were complete, it was converted to Formula Atlantic and driven by David Morgan in a race at Brands Hatch in May. It was then returned to F2 spec and sold to Scuderia Ala d'Oro in June 1971, and raced by a variety of Italians in F2. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Brabham BT35 [8] (Ed Reeves): New to Ed Reeves for British Formula Atlantic in 1971, using Wood BDA engines. Also raced by David Morgan at a couple of late season races. Retained by Reeves for Morgan to drive in 1972, and fitted with an 1860cc Wood BDA for the F2 race at Mallory Park in March 1972 which, remarkably, Morgan won. Reeves then bought a new BT38 for Morgan, and the BT35 was sold via Alan Jones to John and Chrystal Millard in Australia, who fitted a Ford twin cam for the ANF2 category, but it was four years before the car ran again. Raced by John Millard until February 1978 when an accident at Sandown Park damaged the chassis. Bought by Denis Lupton in September 1978 still in damaged state and repaired but still not assembled until bought by Bryan Miller (Kiama, NSW) in 1999. Retained by Miller until May 2014 when bought by John Hughes and shipped back to England.
  3. 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.
  4. Lotus 69 [71/69.1] (Chris Oates): Number given in Lotus build record for the car sold to Chris Oates, for Atlantic races in 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). The car of Bernard Hunter in libre and occasional Atlantic races in 1972 is described as 'ex Oates'. Subsequently used in libre races by John Barr.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. Next seen when used by Martin Steele (Faringdon, Oxfordshire) in sprints in 1973 and 1974. Then sold on and becomes confused with the similar adventures of 702/1. Bought back by Steele in 1981, restored and used in UK historic racing in 1985 and 1986. History then unknown until Mike Scott (Exeter, Devon) was reportedly driving 702/6 in FORCE events in 2003, and he later appeared in Masters events in 2006. Sold in 2009 to Satoshi Onishi (Miharuno, Japan) and used by him in Japanese historic events.
  7. Chevron B10/B17 [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.
  8. Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] (Patrick Sumner): Appears Brands Hatch, May 2, 1971 for Patrick Sumner, where it was described in press reports as ex René Pierre Alié. This means it is the car originally built in 1970 as a K2B for Alié in the French F3 series. Raced until early 1973 when Sumner broke his wrist in a practice accident at Mallory Park and not rebuilt for some time. Patrick Sumner still owns the car, and reports that it was indeed the Alié car, and never carried a chassis number, so the 'Alie' tag is to distinguish this chassis from the one originally built for Albert Badan for the French F3 series, and subsequently run in hillclimbs and Formula Libre.
  9. Brabham BT29 [19] (Norman Cuthbert): Sold to Steve Matchett but remained unraced in 1970. To Norman Cuthbert for 1971 and raced in British Formula Atlantic, at first with a Ford twin cam and then with a BDA later in the season. To John Sabourin for 1972 and continued in Formula Atlantic, and then briefly in libre racing in 1973. Sabourin recalls part-trading it to Bobby Howlings for a Chevron B19/B23. The BT29 is then believed to be the "nipple pink" BT29/35 raced by Mike Chapman (Preston/Blackburn) and Mike Utley (Preston) in sprints, hillclimbs and libre racing from 1974 to 1977. Then firmly identified as the car raced by a southern English hillclimber between 1978 and 1987. Subsequent history withheld.
  10. Brabham BT21 [30] (Jonny Dimsdale): This BT21 was built to F2 specification with a Cosworth FVA engine and BT23 suspension for Alan McKechnie Racing and raced in 1967 by Chris Lambert. It was later damaged in a trailer accident but evidently repaired and is believed to be the car that Don O'Sullivan (Western Australia) bought for 1968, fitted with one of his 2.5-litre Climax engines, and used in libre events at Caversham. If so, the car was sold back to the UK at the end of that year and would then be the "ex-Lambert" car that was used as the basis of a "new" BT21B for Dr Joseph Ehrlich's team which was being built up for F3 in April 1969. Presumably then the car raced for the team by Roger Keele in September 1969. Raced again in 1971 in Formula Atlantic by Johnny Dimsdale (London) with an RES twin cam and advertised by him at the end of that season as a BT21C. Presumably the same car that Bob King of Bob King Motorcycles (Bedford) entered as a BT21C in Formula Atlantic races in 1972 and which he later advertised with a RES Ford twin cam in October 1972, mentioning that it was red. This would then be the red BT21C with RES engine entered by Nick Overall (East Horsley, Surrey) in a libre race at Silverstone in March 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 and 1972. Not seen since finishing a libre race at Silverstone in October 1972.
  14. 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.

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' original 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.