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David Rugh's Chevron B64 at Sonoma Raceway in July 2020. Copyright Vincent Puleo 2020. Used with permission.

David Rugh's Chevron B64 at Sonoma Raceway in July 2020. Copyright Vincent Puleo 2020. Used with permission.

In 1985, three years after Chevron's last attempt to get back into Formula Atlantic, Chevron Cars Ltd produced the Chevron B64. The car did not get as far as the racetrack, at least not until it appeared in historic racing.

When Roger Andreason and Tim Colman took over the Chevron operation at the end of 1983, they inherited a pair of single-seater honeycomb aluminium moncoques, which Colman regarded as "quite nice". They would have been from the Chevron B56 project, the Formula Atlantic car produced in 1982 by Robin Smith during the company's Scottish sojourn. Andreason and Colman focused their efforts on the B60 and B61 sports cars, built for Thundersports and Sports 2000 in various configurations, but for 1985, one of the honeycomb monocoques was built up by Andreason to his own design as the Formula Atlantic Chevron B64. This one-off car was sold to Hugh Kerr in New York, but apparantly was not raced. Tim believes the deal was brokered by Dick Leppla, who later owned the car about 1990, but it then disappears from view for more than a decade. Eventually it resurfaced for historic racing, and attempts continue to fill in the gaps in its life.

Much of this car's life is still unknown. Please email Allen at allen@oldracingcars.com if you can add anything.

Chassis
History
Current owner
Chevron B64
85-01
David Rugh's Chevron B64 at Sonoma Raceway in July 2020. Copyright Vincent Puleo 2020. Used with permission.

David Rugh's Chevron B64 at Sonoma Raceway in July 2020. Copyright Vincent Puleo 2020. Used with permission.

David Rugh's Chevron B64 at Sonoma Raceway in July 2020. Copyright Vincent Puleo 2020. Used with permission.

David Rugh's Chevron B64 at Sonoma Raceway in July 2020. Copyright Vincent Puleo 2020. Used with permission.

New to Hugh Kerr (New York, NY) but apparently unraced. Sold to Dick Leppla in 1990 but then unknown until it was raced by Stewart McNair (Calgary, Alberta) at Buttonwillow Raceway in December 2004. Sold by McNair to Kim Baker of Baker Racing, and then to Dan D'Arcy (Belchertown, MA) in 2010. Bought from D'Arcy by David Rugh (Ridgefield, WA) who advertised it in 2018. Raced by David Rugh in SOVREN events in 2019, and at the CSRG event at Sonoma Raceway in July 2020.

David Rugh (US) 2020

Acknowledgements

My thanks to Tim Colman of Chevron Heritage, current owner David Rugh, former owners Dan D'Arcy and Kim Baker, and Dermot Healy for their help on the Chevron B64.

Much of this car's life is still unknown. Please email Allen at allen@oldracingcars.com if you can add anything.

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