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Yellow Pages Championship Round

Brands Hatch, 31 Oct 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Cyd Williams Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden
#5 Graham Eden (see note 1)
20 0.15.57.2
93.27 mph
£72
2 Tom Belsø Brabham BT28 [8] - Ford BDA Steel
#34 (see note 2)
20
£48
3 Bert Hawthorne Tui Mk1 ['AM1'] - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#98
20
£32
4 Ray Allen Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#18 D.J.Bond
20
£24
5 Peter Wardle Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
#7 (see note 3)
20
£16
6 David Morgan March 713S [1] - Ford BDA Vegantune
#24 (see note 4)
20
£8
7 Clive Santo Palliser WDF3/B4 - Ford BDA Hart
#25
20
 
8 Norman Cuthbert Brabham BT29 [19] - Ford BDA Hart
#9 (see note 5)
19
 
9 Peter Hull (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [17] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#81 (see note 6)
19
 
10 Nick Cook Brabham BT35 [6] - Ford twin cam Racing Services
#26 (see note 7)
19
 
11 Mike Stow Brabham BT35 [BT28-2] - Ford BDA Hart
#4 (see note 8)
18
 
12 Brian White Lola T100 [SL100/5] - Ford twin cam
#33 (see note 9)
17
 
R John Gillmeister Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA
#8
11 Not known  
R Del Bennett Huron Mk1A [1] - Ford twin cam
#3 (see note 10)
9 Accident  
R Bob Salisbury Brabham BT35 [43] - Ford BDA Hart
#37 F.R.Gerard (see note 11)
8 Not known  
R Vern Schuppan Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam BRM
#11
6 Shock absorber  
R John Nicholson March 702 [6] - Ford BDA Piper
#19 (see note 12)
0 Collision  
R Patrick Sumner Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam Cosworth
#99 (see note 13)
0 Collision  
R Mike Fraser Merlyn Mk 14A [140/F3/68?] - Ford twin cam
#84
0 Collision  
DNS Beric Ewin Lotus 48 [R2] - Ford twin cam
#69 (see note 14)
Did not start
(Not known)
DNS Chris Oates Lotus 69 [71/69.1] - Ford BDA Smith
#10 Alida-Else Racing Team (see note 15)
Did not start
(Not known)
DNA Michael Knight Martini MW9A - Ford BDA
#38
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Cyd Williams (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden 0.47.2
2 Vern Schuppan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam BRM 0.47.2
3 Tom Belsø (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [8] - Ford BDA Steel 0.47.4
4 Ray Allen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Broadspeed 0.48.0
5 Bert Hawthorne (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tui Mk1 ['AM1'] - Ford BDA Broadspeed 0.48.4
6 Norman Cuthbert (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [19] - Ford BDA Hart 0.49.0
7 John Nicholson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 702 [6] - Ford BDA Piper 0.49.0
8 John Gillmeister (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA 0.49.4
9 Peter Wardle (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden 0.49.4
10 Clive Santo (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDF3/B4 - Ford BDA Hart 0.49.6
11 Patrick Sumner (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam Cosworth 0.49.8
12 Bob Salisbury (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [43] - Ford BDA Hart 0.50.0
13 David Morgan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 713S [1] - Ford BDA Vegantune 0.50.0
14 Mike Fraser (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 14A [140/F3/68?] - Ford twin cam 0.50.4
15 Nick Cook (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [6] - Ford twin cam Racing Services 0.50.4
16 Chris Oates * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.1] - Ford BDA Smith 0.50.8
17 Mike Stow (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [BT28-2] - Ford BDA Hart 0.52.4
18 Beric Ewin * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 48 [R2] - Ford twin cam 0.54.6
19 Del Bennett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Huron Mk1A [1] - Ford twin cam 0.54.8
20 Brian White (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T100 [SL100/5] - Ford twin cam 0.58.6
21 Peter Hull (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [17] - Ford twin cam Vegantune No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Brabham BT28 [8] (Tom Belsø): New to Jörgen Ellekaer and raced in Scandinavian F3 in 1969 with Holbay engines. Ellekaer has a new car, chassis BT28-27, for 1970 so the usage of BT28-8 that season is currently unclear. To Tom Belsø (Copenhagen, Denmark) for 1971 and fitted with a 1600cc Ford BDA for British Formula Atlantic. Converted to BT35 specification during the year. Advertised during 1972 and sold to Jimmy Fuller (Guyana), who raced it in Guyana in late 1972 with a Vegantune twin cam. By February 1973, it was owned by Mike Gill who used a BDA engine when he raced it at Bushy Park in Barbados. The car was known as a BT35 during its time in the Caribbean. It was later owned by Richard Knox in Trinidad, and he recalls that it took him "to many, many, race wins, a group championship, and a few lap records". He sold the car to Bobby Howlings together with his newer BT40. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. 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 Gary 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.
  4. March 713S [1] (David Morgan): New for James Hunt to race in F3 in 1971 as part of the Rose Bearings-sponsored March Racing team. Won its first two races but then crashed by Hunt at Silverstone on 8 May, when the car went airborn and hit the sleepers. The March was rebuilt at the factory and raced by Hunt at Zandvoort a week later, only for Hunt to crash again, the car this time overturning and ripping off the rollhoop. Rebuilt as any effectively new car for Dave Morgan, initially appearing as a Formula Atlantic car at Snetterton in late June, and then as F3 car for the GP meeting in July. Raced by Morgan and by Reg James in F/Atlantic later in 1971. Sold in May 1972 to Jack Cavill (Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire), the owner of Mike Wilds' car, and converted back to F3 spec for Wilds until his new Ensign was ready. Retained by Wilds in 1973. Likely to be the "ex-Hunt" car raced by Chris Pilborough in Formula 4 in 1974, and then the "ex-Hunt/Morgan" F4 car of Mark Pritchard in 1976. Maybe Richard Penny's F4 car in 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 in 1975, 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. To John Dunham April 2001, then to Ben Tyler 2003, then Peter Shaw 2004, then Dr John Monson 2007.
  8. Brabham BT35 [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.
  9. Lola T100 [SL100/5] (Brian White): Believed to be the works Lola T100 with BMW engine entered by Lola Racing for John Surtees to drive in Formula 2 that first appeared at the Nürburgring in April 1967. Also raced by Chris Irwin at Reims, David Hobbs in the German GP, Irwin at Brands Hatch, and Andrea de Adamich at Albi. As Lola Racing's other two T100s, SL100/2 and SL100/4, were both sold, this is believed to be the Firestone test and development car maintained by John Surtees' operation over the next two years. For 1970, it was sold to Robs Lamplough, fitted with a Cosworth FVA engine and raced by him in F2 in 1970, and also once by brother Peter in a libre race at Castle Combe. To Brian and Barry White for 1971, and fitted with a Ford twin cam for the new Formula Atlantic. Presumably the car advertised in November 1971 from west London numbers with a new Broadspeed BDA, and still in Surtees' red and silver livery. Last seen at the Brands Hatch Atlantic race in April 1972. Its history after the Whites is not known, but a few years later, the ex-Surtees Firestone test car was bought by Bob Eccles (Oldbury, West Midlands), less engine and gearbox. He fitted a Ford twin cam engine and used the car in libre between 1976 and 1978, and later, suitably re-engined, in Monoposto in 1979 and 1980. Bob cannot remember where it went, but it appears to be the car acquired by Ted Walker from John Harper, and restored for HSCC racing. This car later went to Steve Hartley (Darwen, Lancashire), and was raced by him in Historic F2 about 1990. Hartley sold the car to Christer Lofstrom (Gothenburg, Sweden) in March 1991. Subsequent history unknown.
  10. 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.
  11. Brabham BT35 [43] (Bob Salisbury): New to Bob Gerard in late 1971 and fitted with a Cosworth BDA engine for Bob Salisbury to race in British Formula Atlantic from October 1971 to April 1973. Then sold to Harry Gilbert, and raced by Gilbert and Ronnie Mackay in libre racing. It was advertised by Johnny Blades in October 1973, and was next seen a year later when John Wingfield had fitted a 1.8-litre Cosworth FVC and ran the car with huge success in libre racing. In September 1975, it was sold to dealer Bobby Howlings, who raced it a couple of times and then sold it to John Thistlewaite, who entered it for Tim Wood in libre in 1976. By 1978, it was owned by Joe Applegarth, still with the FVC engine in it, and it next appeared in 1986 when Nick Overall used it in the HSCC Pre '71 series. Overall was given an HVIF for this car as BT35-43 in 1988, and many years later, in May 2006, it was advertised on race-cars.com from the UK still with this HVIF. In 2009, it was reported to be with Tim Kuchel in Australia.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  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.
  15. 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.

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.