Yellow Pages Championship Round
Mallory Park, 30 Apr 1972
|1||Bill Gubelmann||March 722  - Ford BDA Hart
#16 (see note 1)
|2||Vern Schuppan||March 722  - Ford BDA Richardson
#1 (see note 2)
|3||John Nicholson||Lyncar 002  - Ford BDA Piper
|4||John Lepp||Chevron B20 [72-4] - Ford BDA Richardson
#25 Bob Howlings Racing Team (see note 3)
|5||Johnny Blades||Lotus 69 [59-F2-21] - Ford BDA Smith
#28 (see note 4)
|6||Ronnie Mackay||Brabham BT30  - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#37 (see note 5)
|7||Cyd Williams||Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden
#5 Alida Graham Eden Racing (see note 6)
|8||Ian Mawby||Lotus 69 [71/69.10.FB] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#31 (see note 7)
|9||Mick Jones||Merlyn Mk 14A [140/F3/68?] - Ford twin cam
#4 Kentish Times Newspapers
|10||Patrick Sumner||Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam BRM
|11||John Sabourin||Brabham BT29  - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#35 Master Blenders Ltd (see note 8)
|R||Peter Wardle||Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
#7 (see note 9)
|R||Chris Meek||March 712M  - Ford BDA BRM
#41 Tate of Leeds Ltd (see note 10)
|R||Jonny Dimsdale||Lotus 69 [59 F3-37] - Ford BDA RES
|R||John Calvert||March 722  - Ford BDA
#77 (see note 11)
|R||Bob Salisbury||Brabham BT35  - Ford BDA Hart
#9 F.R.Gerard (see note 12)
|R||Martin Watson||GRD 272 [012-F2] - Ford BDA Bectune
#17 (see note 13)
|R||Dick Barker||Brabham BT29 [BT28-2] - Ford BDA Eden
#15 (see note 14)
|R||Del Bennett||Huron Mk1A  - Ford BDA
#3 Pinch Plant Ltd
|R||Mike Mather||Chevron B18C [18.F3.71.1?] - Ford twin cam BRM
#21 (see note 15)
|DNQ||Philip Guerola||Brabham BT21B  - Ford twin cam
#14 (see note 16)
|Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Geoff Williams||Lotus 22/31/59 - Ford twin cam
|Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Chris Oates||March 722  - Ford BDA Eden
#10 Alida Graham Eden Racing (see note 17)
|Did not qualify|
|DNA||Stephen Choularton||Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] - Ford BDA Autovita
#12 (see note 18)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Jack Paterson||Wimhurst - Ford BDA BRM
#18 (see note 19)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Bob King||Brabham BT21C [BT21-30?] - Ford twin cam RES
#22 (see note 20)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Mike Campbell-Cole||March 712M [25?] - Ford BDA
#34 Ian Barrowman (see note 21)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Alan Stubbs||Brabham BT28  - Ford BDA
#36 Hendon Way Motors
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Colin Andrews||March 712M [11 as '9'] - Ford BDA
#40 (see note 22)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Malcolm Wayne||Taydec Mk5  - Ford BDA
#42 Tate of Leeds Ltd
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Reg James||Brabham BT28/35  - Ford twin cam Holbay
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||John Gillmeister||Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA
#8 (see note 23)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Ray Allen||Royale RP12  - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#24 Speed International Racing
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Robin Strange||Dulon LD9B - Ford BDA
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.
|1||Vern Schuppan||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722  - Ford BDA Richardson||0.44.6|
|2||Bill Gubelmann||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722  - Ford BDA Hart||0.45.4|
|3||Cyd Williams||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden||0.45.4|
|4||John Lepp||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 [72-4] - Ford BDA Richardson||0.45.8|
|5||Chris Meek||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 712M  - Ford BDA BRM||0.46.0|
|6||John Nicholson||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lyncar 002  - Ford BDA Piper||0.46.2|
|7||Bob Salisbury||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35  - Ford BDA Hart||0.46.8|
|8||Mick Jones||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 14A [140/F3/68?] - Ford twin cam||0.47.0|
|9||Johnny Blades||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59-F2-21] - Ford BDA Smith||0.47.0|
|10||Peter Wardle||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden||0.47.0|
|11||Mike Mather||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C [18.F3.71.1?] - Ford twin cam BRM||0.47.0|
|12||Ronnie Mackay||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Ford twin cam Vegantune||0.47.2|
|13||Ian Mawby||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.10.FB] - Ford BDA Cosworth||0.47.4|
|14||Dick Barker||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [BT28-2] - Ford BDA Eden||0.47.4|
|15||Martin Watson||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre GRD 272 [012-F2] - Ford BDA Bectune||0.47.8|
|16||John Calvert||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722  - Ford BDA||0.47.8|
|17||John Sabourin||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29  - Ford BDA Broadspeed||0.47.8|
|18||Patrick Sumner||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam BRM||0.48.4|
|19||Jonny Dimsdale||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59 F3-37] - Ford BDA RES||0.48.4|
|20||Del Bennett||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Huron Mk1A  - Ford BDA||0.49.2|
|21||Philip Guerola *||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21B  - Ford twin cam||0.52.4|
|22||Geoff Williams *||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 22/31/59 - Ford twin cam||0.53.2|
|23||Chris Oates *||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722  - Ford BDA Eden||0.54.0|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- March 722  (Bill Gubelmann): New to Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) to use in the 1972 Yellow Pages Formula Atlantic championship. The car was blue and yellow, and wore #16 all season. Gubelmann won six races and narrowly pipped Cyd Williams to the championship title. The car was sold to fellow American Jas Patterson (Rosslyn Heights, NY) for 1973, repainted red and white, and entered for him by Texaco Team Racing/RIR in the 1973 British season. Patterson crashed heavily at Oulton Park in May 1973, and although the car was rebuilt, he appeared a few races later in what appears to be a new 73B. Patterson raced the 73B for the remainder of 1973 and through 1974, but the 722 reappeared in early November 1974 when an ex-Patterson "722/73B" was acquired by Roy Baker (Ferndown, Dorset) and raced regularly by him through the 1975 season. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 722  (Vern Schuppan): New to Australian Vern Schuppan to drive in the British Formula Atlantic championship. Fitted with a BRM Ford twin cam engine, and first seen in practice at Mallory Park in late March, but Schuppan left before the race to catch a flight to the Singapore GP. Schuppan finished second in Singapore, and third in the Malaysian GP a week later. Then returned to the British series, now with a BDA, and won four rounds. The car was then fitted with Falconer bodywork and an Amon-Woods engine rebuilt by Geoff Richardson, and raced in the Rothmans 50,000 and in two late-season F2 races. After a single F2 race in 1973 fitted with a Richardon BDG, the car went to Southeast Asia, winning the Singapore GP with a Ford twin cam fitted, then competed in the JAF Grand Prix at Fuji with the BDG, and back to the 'twink' for Macau. He raced the car in British Formula Atlantic briefly in early 1974, then sent it back to Asia where he won the Macau GP in November, by which time it had been fitted with 732 bodywork and a Lola T360 rear wing. It then became a fixture at Macau up to 1977, being driven by Alan Jones and Derek Daly. Patrick Tambay also raced for Theodore Racing in the Malaysian and Penang Grands Prix in 1977, where it was still in 732 form but was billed as a 752. It reappeared at Macau for Schuppan in 1979, now in 76B bodywork. After one more race in the hands of Roberto Moreno, the car was retained by Yip and placed in the Macau Grand Prix Museum.
- Chevron B20 [72-4] (John Lepp): To Bob Howlings Racing Team for John Lepp (Altrincham, Cheshire) to race in British Formula Atlantic in 1972. Won at Croft in August and had several other good placings. Last seen in the UK at Oulton Park on 30 September 1972, and then unknown until early 1974 when sold by Howlings to Nelson Todd (Lisburn, Northern Ireland), and raced in Irish Formula Atlantic, winning at Kirkistown in October 1974. To Jim Sherry (Lisburn, Northern Ireland) for a couple of races at Mondello Park in 1975. This must be the "little used" Chevron B20 advertised by Gerry Kinnane in Belfast in June 1976. Raced by Mike Nugent (Cookstown, County Tyrone) a couple of times later that year. Then to Dick Parsons (Dundonald, County Down, Northern Ireland) for 1977, when it was described as a ex-Kinnane. Sold to Tom McMillan in Scotland, then on to Bill Lord for 1978 and used in Scottish hillclimbs, reputedly with a Hart 420R Formula 2 engine, but this seems unlikely. Retained for 1979 and presumably the Chevron B20 with Cosworth FVC engine advertised from Dunfermline, Fife in November 1979.
- Lotus 69 [59-F2-21] (Johnny Blades): New to Max Mosley for Formula 2 in 1969. It was prepared and entered by Len Street Engineering, a successful west London Lotus dealership. The car was first seen at the Jarama F1/F5000 race where it was ballasted and entered in the F1 class. At its next race, the F2 race at the Nürburgring, Mosley went off the road during practice when a bolt worked lose in the front suspension, and the Lotus was severely damaged. It returned to Lotus for repairs, but then remained unused during the summer as Mosley retired from driving. In September it was loaned to Roy Winkelmann Racing so that Ronnie Peterson could drive it at Albi, a precursor to Mosley and Winkelmann team manager Alan Rees signing Peterson to drive the new March F3 car two weeks later. The 59B was also raced by John Miles at Vallelunga. Then sold to Johnny Blades (Whitley Bay, Northumberland) for F2 in 1970, appearing at four early-season F2 races before being returned to Lotus to be converted to 69 specification. After a few libre races, it returned to F2 at Mantorp Park in August, where Autosport said "the only parts remaining of his ex-Mosley 59B being the wheels, gearbox and engine". Despite this surgery, the car was often described as a 59 or a 59B during Blades' ownership. Retained by Blades for F2 in 1971, when it was also raced by Carlos Pace at Crystal Palace. Blades retained the car again for 1972, when it was fitted with a BDA and used in the British Formula Atlantic series. Then sold to Ton Strous (Netherlands) for 1973, and fitted with a F2 engine, but Strous withdrew after wrecking his engine before his first race. Converted by Strous to F3 specification, but then unknown Strous reportedly sold it in 1991 to Richard Spelberg (Dusseldorf, Germany), who converted back to Lotus 59B spec for historic F2.
- Brabham BT30  (Ronnie Mackay): Sold new to Ecurie Ecosse and run for Graham Birrell in F2 in 1970. Also raced once by Peter Gethin and by Richard Attwood later in the season. To Peter Westbury early 1971 and raced in several F2 races (also raced once by Dieter Quester) until the team's BT36 was delivered. Sold to Dunnett's Garage, converted to F/Atlantic specification and entered for Ronnie Mackay in libre and F/Atlantic in 1971 and 1972, run by MRE. To Chong Boon Seng for south east Asian racing in 1973 and used by him until 1976. Then to Del Schloemer and raced by him and by Cherie Schloemer in 1977 and 1978. To Wybe Valkema around 1980 and retained to 1982. Then to Australia and with Brian Wilson by 1988. Wilson sold it to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA) and from Valdez it returned to Australia when he sold it to Bob Ilich (Perth, WA) in 2010.
- 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.
- Lotus 69 [71/69.10.FB] (Ian Mawby): Built for stock with red bodywork according to the Lotus built record, but still unsold at the end of 1971. Not one of the cars advertised by Lotus Cars Ltd after the closure of Lotus Components so this must be the car raced by Ian Mawby (Cambridge) in Formula Atlantic and formule libre in 1972. Wrecked in Mawby's crash at Brands Hatch in November 1972 and Mawby bought the ex-Reine Wisell sister car to replace it.
- Brabham BT29  (John Sabourin): 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.
- 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.
- March 712M  (Chris Meek): New to Wilson Fittipaldi in May 1971, replacing the Lotus 69 with which he had started the European F2 season. Raced by Fittipaldi for the rest of the season as part of Team Bardahl. Retained for one F2 race in early 1972, then sold to Tate of Leeds (Racing) and converted to Formula Atlantic for Chris Meek to race in the British championship. Loaned to Sonny Rajah for the Brands Hatch Boxing Day race. Retained by Tate of Leeds for Malcolm Wayne in early 1973, then sold to visiting American Allen Karlberg (Seattle, WA) who took it back to the US. Entered by Karlberg for Monique Proulx at Watkins Glen in October 1974, by which time it had Falconer bodywork, and also taken to Trinidad for Formula Caribbean events where it was sold. By 1978 it was owned by David Kerr but it was "totally destroyed" in a towing incident at the "Love Bird International" meeting at Vernamfield Motorsport Park, Jamaica, in December 1978.
- March 722  (John Calvert): New to John Calvert (Seaham, County Durham), and raced in Formula Atlantic and libre racing in 1972. The car regularly wore #77, and was described as white or blue. Sold to Mike Mather (St Helens, Merseyside) and used by him, and once by brother Kim Mather, in Formula Atlantic and libre in early 1973. Sold to John Kitchen in mid-season, and used by him in sprints and hillclimbs in late 1973, 1974, 1975 and early 1976, using a BDA engine. Then to Peter Riley (Crosby, Liverpool), again for sprints and hillclimbs. At first it was said to have a Cosworth FVA engine, but it had a Richardson BDA in 1977. Riley was still using the 722 in speed events as late as 1984. According to speed event historian Steve Wilkinson, Riley retained the car, complete but dismantled, and stored in his garage. Riley died in 2011, and the car passed to Paul Gardner and Alan Newton, and Gardner started the restoration. When Newton died, the car was sold to Chris Simpson in 2014, but he did not use it. It went to Ashley Hodge in 2016, and then to Daniel Clayfield in 2017.
- Brabham BT35  (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 (Aberdeen, Scotland), and raced by Gilbert and Ronnie Mackay in libre racing. It was advertised by Johnny Blades in October 1973, and by Bob Howlings' R.D.H. Racing (Bollington, Cheshire) in August 1974 when it was identified as the ex-Bob Salisbury car and was available complete except for engine. It was next seen three months later when John Wingfield raced it in the Boxing Day libre race at Brands Hatch, fitted with a 1.8-litre Cosworth FVC. He retained the FVC engine and ran the car with huge success in libre racing through 1975. 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.
- GRD 272 [012-F2] (Martin Watson): New to Martin Watson (Lowestoft, Suffolk) and used in British Formula Atlantic in 1972. Watson's yellow GRD was described as a 272, 372 and B72 that season. Retained for 1973, when Watson raced in Formuila Atlantic and in Formule Libre. He used the car again in libre and F/Atlantic in 1974, but only appeared at a handful of events. Not seen in 1975 or 1976, but Watson returned to libre racing at Mallory Park and Cadwell Park in 1977, competing in the "King of Cadwell" libre series and the BRSCC Midland Centre libre championship. He returned again for a handful of libre races in 1978, and at least one race in 1979. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT29 [BT28-2] (Dick Barker): 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.
- Chevron B18C [18.F3.71.1?] (Mike Mather): A works F3 entry in 1971, run by Sports Motors (Manchester) and raced by Barrie Maskell (Leeds, West Yorkshire), using the latest Holbay R71 version of the Ford twin cam engine. Very probably the "ex-works" B18 then acquired by Mike Mather (St Helens, Lancashire) and used in Formula Atlantic in 1972 with a Ford twin cam engine. Sold to David Auckland (also St Helens) for 1973 and raced by him in libre and in hillclimbs over the next three or four seasons, Also raced by Kim Mather (St Helens, Lancashire), Mike's brother, in libre and shared by Don Robinson (Ellesmere Port, Cheshire) in hillclimbs during this time. Last seen when run by Robinson at Harewood in August 1976. Advertised from a St Helens number in September 1976, still with its FVA engine. Presumably the car acquired by Bob Speak of Barrowford Garage (Nelson, Lancashire) and debuted at the Longton DMC's Isle of Man hillclimb a few weeks later. Advertised by Speak in January and March 1977. Next seen a year later, when it was driven by Norman Greenhalgh (Bolton, Greater Manchester) in Monoposto racing. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT21B  (Philip Guerola): Bought by Dave Williamson and run for him by P & M Racing Preparations. Sold to Brendan McInerney either late 1968 or early 1969 and one of two BT21Bs run by McInerney's Race Cars International in 1969. This car was generally raced by Bev Bond until RCI acquired a new BT28 for him in July. Then raced a few times by McInerney instead of his usual Chevron B15 and then sold in August 1969 to Geoff Friswell. Not seen racing that year but fitted with a Ford twin cam engine and raced in libre in 1970. Not seen in 1971, but to Philip Guerola for libre in 1972, replacing a BT21A wrecked ast Castle Combe. With David Philipson in 1978. With Julian Mazoub in 1984.
- March 722  (Chris Oates): New to Chris Oates (Kimberley, Notts) and entered by Alida Graham Eden Racing in a couple of Formula Atlantic races in April 1972, but Oates was well off the pace and the car was not seen again until January 1973, when it had been acquired by Baron Robertson in New Zealand, and fitted with a Cosworth FVC for the 1973 Tasman series. It was dreadfully slow, and Robertson traded it to Max Stewart for his Elfin MR5. Stewart entered the March-FVC for John Leffler in the Australian rounds of the 1974 Tasman series. Then fitted with a Ford twin cam engine for Stewart to drive in the Australian F2 races later in 1974. It was later acquired by Paul Feltham, a high-profile Australian Rules Football player who was attempting to break into motor racing, and raced by him at Hume Weir in March 1975. This car remains in Australia.
- Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] (Stephen Choularton): New for Emerson Fittipaldi to race in F2 in 1970. The F3 star was initially entered by Jim Russell, and the car was prepared by Russell mechanic Ralph Firman, but by the third race of the season it was entered by Team Bardahl and had changed to Bardahl yellow, with Russell having vanished from the operation. The Lotus 69 was sold to the new works-backed LIRA tea, for 1971, and raced by Reine Wisell in F2, winning at Pau in April. To Stephen Choularton (Hale Barns, Cheshire) for British Formula Atlantic in 1972, and also driven by his young mechanic Jim Crawford in libre at Croft. Unknown in 1973 and 1974, but to Warren Booth (Blackburn, Lancashire) for libre in 1975. Retained for 1976 and 1977, when it was fitted with a 2-litre Richardson BDA. Believed to be the 2-litre Lotus 69 then raced by Clive Astley in north-western sprints in 1977 and 1978. Subsequent history unknown, but according to historian David McKinney, the car was found in a north of England pigsty in the late 1980s, and acquired by Fredy Kumschick (Lucerne/Luzern, Switzerland), who restored it for historic racing. Raced regularly by Kumschick through the 1990s.
- Wimhurst (Jack Paterson): Designed and built in 1972 by Len Wimhurst, the former Palliser designer. It was a monocoque design and intended for F2 but fitted with a BDA engine and used in F/Atlantic in 1972 and 1973 by Jack Paterson (Seer Green, Buckinghamshire), who had previously driven in GT racing. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT21C [BT21-30?] (Bob King): 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.
- March 712M [25?] (Mike Campbell-Cole): Ian Barrowman (Hungerford, Berkshire) bought a March 712M from Frank Williams for Mike Campbell-Cole to race in Formula Atlantic in 1972. The chassis number of the car is unknown but it was said to be ex-Carlos Pace. At their first race, at Snetterton, the engine ingested a piece of metal during practice and, following a sponsor pulling out, they did not have the budget to have it rebuilt. After a season of unfilled entries, it was sold to Richard Longman (Christchurch, Hampshire) for 1973. The car was fitted with a BDA engine but Longman made only a single entry, at Thruxton in May 1973, and did not appear. He advertised the car in December 1973, and it was bought by Howard Rose (Wokingham, Berkshire). Rose raced the car for the next three seasons, but his actual appearances were quite limited, and his race finishes exceedingly rare. Rose retained the car after he retired from racing, and it was in storage for several decades, still in its mid-1970s livery. He described the car as being "712M-20". In November 2016, it was sold to Jeremy Caine (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) and taken to Neil Fowler Motorsport for restoration.
- March 712M [11 as '9'] (Colin Andrews): New to the Shell Arnold team for Jean-Pierre Jaussaud to race in F2 in 1971. Raced by Ferrari F1 driver Clay Regazzoni in the final race of the season. To Colin Andrews for 1972, now wearing the 712M-9 chassis plate, and raced in Formula Atlantic in 1972 and 1973. Acquired by Mike Sullivan Racing/Multiglide International Racing, for Formula Atlantic again, first driven by Richard Robinson, then by Alan Jones, who astonishingly won the high-profile Martini International support race at Silverstone in May, and finally by Richard Knight. Subsequent history unclear, as three separate former Sullivan/Multiglide cars went to Norman Dickson in Scotland, to Kim Mather in Lancashire, and to the partnership of John Colley and Rhoddy Harvey Bailey in Derbyshire. Which was which may never be known.
- 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.
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.
Individual sources for this event
Programme [PS], Qualifying times sheet [PS], Organiser's result sheet [PS], MN 4 May 72 p12, AS 4 May 1972 p24.