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Yellow Pages Championship Round

Oulton Park, 18 Sep 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ray Allen Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#162 D.J.Bond
15 23m 47.6s
104.38 mph
2 Vern Schuppan Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam BRM
#161
15
3 Cyd Williams Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden
#167 (see note 1)
15
4 David Morgan Brabham BT35 [8] - Ford BDA Wood
#156 Edward Reeves (see note 2)
15
5 Peter Wardle Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
#151 (see note 3)
15
6 John Nicholson March 702 [6] - Ford BDA Piper
#159 (see note 4)

R Bob Salisbury Brabham BT30 [15] - Ford BDA
#155 F.R. Gerard (see note 5)
10 Accident
R Norman Cuthbert Brabham BT29 [19] - Ford BDA Hart
#154 (see note 6)
0 Radiator leak
UNK John Buxton Brabham BT21 [49] - Ford twin cam
#152 (see note 7)

UNK Mike Stow Brabham BT35 [BT28-2] - Ford BDA
#157 (see note 8)

UNK Chris Oates Lotus 69 [71/69.1] - Ford BDA Smith
#158 Alida Else Racing Team (see note 9)

UNK Bob Marsland Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#163 (see note 10)

UNK Reg James March 713S [1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#164 David Morgan (see note 11)

UNK John Gillmeister Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA Richardson
#166

UNK Tom Belsø Brabham BT28/35 [BT28-8] - Ford BDA Steel
#168 (see note 12)

DNA Jonny Dimsdale Brabham BT21 [30] - Ford twin cam
#153 (see note 13)
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Fraser Merlyn Mk 14 [140/F3/68?] - Ford twin cam
#160
Did not arrive
DNA Nick Cook Brabham BT35 [6] - Ford twin cam Racing Services
#165 (see note 14)
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Ray Allen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Broadspeed
2 Norman Cuthbert (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [19] - Ford BDA Hart
3 Vern Schuppan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam BRM
4 Peter Wardle (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
5 David Morgan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [8] - Ford BDA Wood
6 Tom Belsø (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28/35 [BT28-8] - Ford BDA Steel
7 John Gillmeister (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA Richardson
8 John Nicholson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 702 [6] - Ford BDA Piper
9 Bob Salisbury (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [15] - Ford BDA
10 Chris Oates (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.1] - Ford BDA Smith
11 John Buxton (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 [49] - Ford twin cam
12 Bob Marsland (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
13 Reg James (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 713S [1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
14 Mike Stow (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [BT28-2] - Ford BDA
15 Cyd Williams (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden

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 BT35 [8] (David Morgan): 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. 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 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.
  5. 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. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  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. 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.
  10. Brabham BT35 (Bob Marsland): Bob Marsland (Bromsgrove, Worcestershire) acquired a Brabham BT35 for hillclimbing in 1971. He appeared in the European Hill Climb Championship round at Ollon-Villars in August 1971, but was also entered for the Formula Atlantic race at Oulton Park in September, showing that his car had a Ford twin cam engine. He appeared intermittently in 1972, when the car was said to have a BDA engine, and entered a couple of Formula 2 races in 1973, using a Hart BDA engine of unknown capacity, before winning a Belgian hillclimb at Herbeaumont and then competing in the Weston-Super-Mare Speed Trials at the end of the season. Marsland acquired a Chevron B27 for 1974, and the subsequent history of the Brabham is unknown.
  11. March 713S [1] (Reg James): 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.
  12. Brabham BT28/35 [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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.

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.