Yellow Pages Championship Round

Oulton Park, 28 Aug 1971

1 Peter Wardle Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
#7 (see note 1)
40 1h 14m 35.6s
2 Vern Schuppan Palliser WDB4 [2] - Ford twin cam BRM
#11 (see note 2)
40 1h 14m 53.6s
3 Peter Hull Brabham BT28 [17] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#101 (see note 3)
40 1h 16m 01.8s
4 John Gillmeister Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA Richardson
#8 (see note 4)
40 1h 16m 06.2s
5 John Nicholson March 702 [6] - Ford twin cam Piper
#19 (see note 5)
37 1h 11m 00.4s
6 Nick Cook Brabham BT35 [6] - Ford twin cam Racing Services
#26 (see note 6)
37 1h 15m 19.2s
7 Jonny Dimsdale Brabham BT21 [30] - Ford twin cam
#55 (see note 7)
35 1h 14m 51.4s
8 Cyd Williams Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden
#5 (see note 8)
34 1h 04m 34.8s
9 Barry White Lola T100 [SL100/5] - Ford twin cam
#38 (see note 9)
21 40m 46.2s
10 John Buxton Brabham BT21 [49] - Ford twin cam
#31 (see note 10)
19 33m 33.6s
11 Jim Charnock Brabham BT21A [2] - Ford twin cam
#28 (see note 11)
17 32m 55.6s
12 Mike Stow Brabham BT35 [BT28-2] - Ford twin cam
#4 (see note 12)
15 27m 02.0s
13 Chris Oates Lotus 69 [71/69.1] - Ford BDA Smith
#10 (see note 13)
11 19m 29.4s
14 Ed Reeves Brabham BT35 [8] - Ford BDA Wood
#2 (see note 14)
8 15m 55.0s
15 Robert Gibson Titan Mk3A - Ford twin cam
7 14m 00.2s
16 Ray Allen Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Broadspeed
3 04m 54.0s
17 Mike Mather Chevron B15/B17 [F3-69-5] - Ford twin cam
#29 (see note 15)
1 01m 50.0s
DNS Tom Belsø Brabham BT28 [8] - Ford BDA Steel
#34 (see note 16)
Did not start
(Dropped valve)
DNA Norman Cuthbert Brabham BT29 [19] - Ford BDA
#9 (see note 17)
Did not arrive
DNA Clive Santo Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA Hart
#25 (see note 18)
Did not arrive
DNA Frank Lord Chevron B17c - Ford twin cam
#39 (see note 19)
Did not arrive

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

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Vern Schuppan200.32.53.0100.76 mph
2John Gillmeister200.33.30.6
3Peter Wardle200.33.47.6
4John Nicholson200.33.51.8
5Peter Hull200.34.18.8
6Jonny Dimsdale190.33.44.4
7Barry White19Collision with Reeves
8Cyd Williams19Gear lever
9John Buxton190.33.33.6
10Nick Cook190.34.34.6
11Jim Charnock170.32.55.6
Mike Stow15Accident
Chris Oates11Oil pressure
Ed Reeves8Damaged radiator
Robert Gibson70.14.00.2
Ray Allen3Clutch
Mike Mather1Engine
Tom BelsøDid not start (Dropped valve)
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Peter Wardle200.40.35.682.79 mph
2Peter Hull200.41.43.0
3Vern Schuppan200.42.00.6
4John Gillmeister200.42.35.6
5Nick Cook180.40.44.6
6Jonny Dimsdale160.41.07.0
John Nicholson17Oil leak; accident damage
Cyd Williams15Accident
Barry White2Goggles misting up in heavy rain
John Buxton0Puncture on grid
1 Ray Allen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Broadspeed 1.33.8
2 Vern Schuppan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 [2] - Ford twin cam BRM 1.34.0
3 Cyd Williams (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden 1.34.6
4 Tom Belsø * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [8] - Ford BDA Steel 1.35.2
5 Ed Reeves (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [8] - Ford BDA Wood 1.36.2
6 John Gillmeister (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA Richardson 1.36.8
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Palliser WDB4 [2] (Vern Schuppan): New for Vern Schuppan to drive as the Palliser Racing entry in the British Formula Atlantic series, built in April 1971. This new car was built on a quite different spaceframe chassis fabricated by Bert Ray, using bigger tubes and with a larger rollhoop. It was first driven by Hugh Dibley at Castle Combe in April but did not start. Then raced by Schuppan to win a libre race at Thruxton two weeks later, and then in Formula Atlantic, winning the 1971 Yellow Pages Championship. It was then sold to Dave Handford (Chingola, Zambia) in January 1972. It was later acquired by Fred Goddard in Zimbabwe, then called Rhodesia, and he raced it in the South African Formula Atlantic series in 1976, using a Broadspeed BDA engine. It was then sold to Ronnie Watt, and in 1980 it was fitted with a Mazda engine for Mike Wesson, whom Watt had been sponsoring in FV, to drive in Formula SA events. It was then retained by Watt until 2010, when he sold it to Ian Hebblethwaite. Hebblethwaite has fully restored the car to 1971 specification.
  3. 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.
  4. Palliser WDB4 (John Gillmeister): A car built for John Gillmeister using a new Atlantic-specification frame fabricated by Bert Ray. Raced by Gillmeister with a Ford twin cam engine in early 1974, then changed to a Richardson BDA later that season. Retained by Gillmeister for 1972. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 Jaybrand libre race at Silverstone in March 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  8. 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.
  9. Lola T100 [SL100/5] (Barry 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 1975 and 1978, and later, suitably re-engined, in Monoposto in 1979 and 1980. Bob cannot remember where it went. Subsequent history unknown.
  10. Brabham BT21 [49] (John Buxton): Sold mid-season 1967 to Frank Lythgoe Racing but may be the car raced by Alan Rollinson (Walsall) at a few races in late June and July, before being damaged in a fire at Ingliston that left Rollinson in hospital. Entered by Lythgoe for David Berry (Colwyn Bay, Wales) from August onwards when it was described as new. To Goodwin Racing for 1968, and raced by Cyd Williams in British F3 through that season. To John Buxton (Bamford, Derbyshire) for 1969 and raced in libre and F3 in the north of England. Retained for 1970 when Buxton raced it mostly at Oulton Park. Converted for 1971 to Formula Atlantic specification with a Ford twin cam and raced in Oulton Park rounds of the championship as well as in libre. Advertised by Buxton in January 1972, and may be the "ex-Williams" BT21 later advertised by dealer Bobby Howlings. Subsequent history unknown.
  11. Brabham BT21A [2] (Jim Charnock): New to Sir Nick Williamson and fitted with a 1600cc Cosworth Ford twin cam for the 1967 British Hill Climb Championship. To Stockbridge Racing early 1968 and driven by John Fenning in libre and by Howard Bennett in hillclimbs. To Robin Darlington (Overton-on-Dee, Wales) August 1968 and raced in libre (also driven by Tony Lanfranchi). To Jim Charnock (Liverpool) for 1969 - John Wingfield November 1971 and raced in libre by him through 1972 and by his mechanic John Somers in a couple of Silverstone libre races later on in 1972. Then to Steve Malins 1973 - Harvey Hodgson (Blackpool) 1975 - Roger Murray (Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria) June 1987 - Graham North 1990 or 1991 - Stephan Foster - Roger Bevan (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) 2005 or 2006 - Barry Goodyear late spring 2009.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Chevron B15/B17 [F3-69-5] (Mike Mather): New to Goodwin Racing in July 1969 for Alan Rollinson to win the F3 support race at the British GP meeting. Then to Barrie Maskell (Leeds, West Yorkshire) and raced in F3 from September 1969 through to June 1970 when he took delivery of a new B17. Retained as a hire car and raced by Ken Walker and Harry Stiller later that season. To Mike Mather (St Helens, Merseyside) and fitted with a Ford twin cam for a couple of Formula Atlantic races in 1971. Then to Nick Crossley, manager of the P&M preparation business, who dominated the 1972 Formula 4 season in this car, emerging as champion. It was sold to Fergus Tait (Farnham, Surrey) for 1973, winning its second F4 championship, and then to Glyn Read for more F4 in 1974 and 1975. Advertised by by Mike Gue's Road & Track Ltd (Fulham, London) in November 1975, when it was described as the ex-Fergus Tait F4 car and had a "Cosworth screamer" engine and Mk 6 gearbox. It passed to John "Pancho" Webb (Hounslow, Greater London) in 1976 and then to Alan Morgan for 1977. Morgan then used the engine, gearbox and rear suspension to build his Cirrus 004 and sold the rest of the car to Sean Ross from the Southampton area.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Chevron B17c (Frank Lord): Frank Lord is recorded as appearing at one or two Formula Atlantic races in August 1971, driving a Chevron B17c with Alan Smith Ford twin cam engine. He was last in qualifying at Mallory Park on 15 August and it is not clear whether he raced. He was also present at Castle Combe two weeks later but did not start. The identity of his car is not known but the most likely candidate is the ex-Steve Thompson B17c F2-70-2 which was said to have been sold to Frank Mumford for 1971 but did not appear.


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.