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Gold Cup

Oulton Park, 16 Sep 1967

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jack Brabham Brabham BT24 [1] - Repco 740 V8
#1 Brabham Racing Organisation
45 1h 10m 07.0s
106.37 mph
2 Jackie Stewart (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7 [02] - Cosworth FVA
#11 Matra International
45 1h 10m 12.4s
3 Graham Hill (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 48 [R2?] - Cosworth FVA
#3 Team Lotus (see note 1)
45 1h 10m 54.4s
4 Jo Schlesser (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS5 [10] - Cosworth FVA
#12 Ford France SA
45 1h 10m 55.0s
5 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7 [01?] - Cosworth FVA
#14 Matra Sports
45 1h 11m 07.6s
6 Jochen Rindt (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23 [5] - Cosworth FVA
#21 Roy Winkelmann Racing (see note 2)
45 1h 11m 11.0s
7 Alan Rees (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23 [4] - Cosworth FVA
#22 Roy Winkelmann Racing (see note 3)
44 1h 10m 20.0s
8 Henri Pescarolo (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS5 [04] - Cosworth FVA
#15 Matra Sports
44 1h 10m 33.6s
9 Alan Rollinson (F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [200-11E?] - Cosworth FVA
#23 Frank Lythgoe Racing (see note 4)
43 1h 11m 34.0s
10 Harry Stiller (F2) 1.6-litre Cooper T82 [F2-1-66] - Cosworth FVA
#24 Bob Gerard - Cooper Racing (see note 5)
42 1h 10m 24.8s
11 George Pitt (F1) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23B [3] - Climax FPF 4
#5 G Pitt
42 1h 10m 38.6s
12 John Cardwell (F2) 1.6-litre Cooper T84 [F2-1-67] - Cosworth FVA
#25 Bob Gerard - Cooper Racing
42 1h 11m 01.0s
13 Chris Lambert (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21/23 [BT21-30] - Cosworth FVA
#20 P&M Racing Preparations (see note 6)
41 out of fuel
R Jackie Oliver (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 41B [41B-FL-30] - Cosworth FVA
#16 Lotus Components Limited
27 engine
R Jacky Ickx (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS5 [11] - Cosworth FVA
#10 Matra International
26 accident
R Frank Gardner Brabham BT19 [F1-1-65] - Repco 740 V8
#2 Brabham Racing Organisation
9 ignition
R Robin Widdows (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23 [6] - Cosworth FVA
#17 Witley Racing Syndicate (see note 7)
1 engine
R Brian Redman (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T100 [SL100/4] - Cosworth FVA
#19 David Bridges Motor Sports (see note 8)
1 engine
DNA Chris Irwin BRM P83 [8301] - P75 H16
#4 Reg Parnell Racing
Did not arrive
DNA David Hobbs (F1) 2-litre BRM P261 [2615] - P60 V8
#6 Bernard White Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Piers Courage (F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA
#18 John Coombs (see note 9)
Did not arrive

All cars are 3-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jack Brabham (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT24 [1] - Repco 740 V8 1m 30.6s
2 Jackie Stewart (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7 [02] - Cosworth FVA 1m 31.6s
3 Jochen Rindt (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23 [5] - Cosworth FVA 1m 32.8s
4 Frank Gardner (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT19 [F1-1-65] - Repco 740 V8 1m 33.2s
5 Jacky Ickx (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS5 [11] - Cosworth FVA 1m 33.6s
6 Alan Rees (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23 [4] - Cosworth FVA 1m 33.8s
7 Jo Schlesser (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS5 [10] - Cosworth FVA 1m 34.0s
8 Graham Hill (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 48 [R2?] - Cosworth FVA 1m 34.2s
9 Jean-Pierre Beltoise (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7 [01?] - Cosworth FVA 1m 34.8s
10 Brian Redman (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T100 [SL100/4] - Cosworth FVA 1m 34.8s
11 Jackie Oliver (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 41B [41B-FL-30] - Cosworth FVA 1m 35.0s
12 Henri Pescarolo (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS5 [04] - Cosworth FVA 1m 35.4s
13 Alan Rollinson (F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [200-11E?] - Cosworth FVA 1m 35.8s
14 Chris Lambert (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21/23 [BT21-30] - Cosworth FVA 1m 36.8s
15 Robin Widdows (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23 [6] - Cosworth FVA 1m 36.8s
16 John Cardwell (F2) 1.6-litre Cooper T84 [F2-1-67] - Cosworth FVA 1m 38.0s
17 Harry Stiller (F2) 1.6-litre Cooper T82 [F2-1-66] - Cosworth FVA 1m 38.0s
18 George Pitt (F1) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23B [3] - Climax FPF 4 1m 39.4s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lotus 48 [R2?] (Graham Hill): 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.
  2. Brabham BT23 [5] (Jochen Rindt): Roy Winkelmann Racing for Jochen Rindt in F2 in 1967, winning nine races that season. Also for Gijs van Lennep as a Roy Winkelmann Racing Team Holland entry at Zandvoort that July. Then used by Denny Hulme for the 1968 Tasman series but crashed at Pukekohe. Feo Stanton and Alex Mildren bought the wreck which went, less suspension, to Bob Britton in Australia who used it to make a jig for a 'Rorstan' for Stanton, a 'Mildren' for Alex Mildren and his own series of Rennmax BN3 cars. The BT23 frame later passed to Graham Hepburn and then to Denis Lupton (Melbourne) 1981 who also bought the suspension, by then with Les Sargent. Sold to George Goodare (Sydney, NSW) 1983 - Jean-Marie Muller (France) 2008 . Involved in an accident at Reims in 2010 and reported to be damaged by fire. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Brabham BT23 [4] (Alan Rees): Roy Winkelmann Racing for Alan Rees in F2 1967. To Walter Habegger (Oberönz, Switzerland) 1968 for Swiss championship events. To Gérard Pillon (Geneva, Switzerland) 1969 and used in Swiss national events and French hillclimbs. (Although one source gives this as the car of Enzo Corti at Rheims and Albi in 1969, that identification looks highly doubtful.) Crashed at Côte de la Faucille on 7 September and not seen again. In 2009, Walter Habegger recalled that Pillon had an accident in the car and that it was badly damaged.
  4. McLaren M4A [200-11E?] (Alan Rollinson): Frank Lythgoe Racing bought a McLaren M4A for Alan Rollinson to drive in Formula 2 in 1967, starting at Brands Hatch in late August. The number associated with this car is '200-11F' but the basis of this attribution remains unclear. Sold to Robs Lamplough (London) for 1968 and raced all season in Formula 2, latterly under the Frank Manning Racing banner. Subsequent history unknown but quite possibly sold to the US.
  5. Cooper T82 [F2-1-66] (Harry Stiller): Run by Bob Gerard as a quasi-works F2 team in 1966 for driver Bob Anderson, but also raced by Mike Beckwith towards the end of the season. Rebuilt with a Ford twin cam for the new 1600cc F2 in 1967 and driven by Beckwith, Peter Gethin, Alan Rollinson and others. Presumably this is the car that was next seen in 1969 when fitted with its original Cosworth SCA engine and being raced in hillclimbs by Donald L. Gray (Rotherham, South Yorkshire). Gray continued to pick up class award with this car into 1972. Subsequent history unknown but a "ex-Rollinson, ex-Gethin" Cooper T82 was raced by Ronnie Haines with a Ford twin cam engine in FORCE races in 2003 and in HSCC racing since then.
  6. Brabham BT21/23 [BT21-30] (Chris Lambert): 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.
  7. Brabham BT23 [6] (Robin Widdows): 1967 Whitley Racing Services for Robin Widdows. Sold at the end of the 1967 season to Mitsubishi Motors and shipped to Japan. May have been used by Kouichi Satou in 1973 and Masaru Tanaka in 1975
  8. Lola T100 [SL100/4] (Brian Redman): Believed to be the works Lola T100 entered by Lola Racing for John Surtees to drive in Formula 2 at the start of 1967. Fitted with a Cosworth FVA engine and raced by Surtees at Snetterton and Silverstone in March 1967, then by Chris Irwin at the Nürburgring in April. Sold in May to David Bridges for Brian Redman to drive in F2 for the rest of that season. Retained by Bridges for F2 in 1968, when it was driven by Redman, Chris Williams, Mike Beckwith, David Hobbs and Robin Widdows. Sold to Robin Darlington (Ruaben, Wales) late 1969, and used in libre racing in 1970. He advertised it in January 1971 when it had a twin cam and was prepared for the new 1971 Formula Atlantic category. Robin cannot recall where it went, but it was next seen in Sprints in late 1973, when it was driven by Richard Lester (Yoxall, Staffordshire). The car was run by Lester in the 1600cc class in Sprints and occasional hillclimbs from 1974 to 1977. Lester then acquired a March 73B, and advertised the T100 in January 1978 as "ex-Redman" with an all-steel twin cam and Hewland FT200 gearbox. Subsequent history unknown.
  9. McLaren M4A [M4A/2] (Piers Courage): Entered by John Coombes for Piers Courage in F2 in 1967. Crashed at Brands Hatch in August 1967 and believed to have been rebuilt on a new tub before its next race at Albi four weeks later, but Autosport makes no mention of a rebuild nor of it being a new car. Raced by Piers Courage in the 1968 Tasman series. Sold to Niel Allen and raced in Australian events in 1968 until Allen crashed heavily at Lakeside in July, reportedly requiring another new tub to be fabricated. Raced again by Allen in 1969, then to Pat Burke for drivers Len Goodwin 1970-71 and Warwick Brown 1971. Sold by Burke and Peter Malloy to Erol Richardson but bought back by Pat Burke around 1982. Restored by Molloy for Burke and retained until sold to John Hugenholtz. To David Coplowe (England) by 1994. Raced in the HSCC Historic Formula Racing Car Championship in 1995. Raced by Coplowe until 2010, and sold to Gareth Williams (Oxfordshire) in 2012.

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.

3-litre Formula 1 Non-championship events 1966-1983

These results were initially compiled by Allen Brown, but these were in the very basic form required to track individual car histories. Since then further details, such as laps completed, qualifying times and so on, have been added from Rob Ryder's extensive database.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 22 Sep 1967 pp502-503. Motor Sport October 1967 p903. Motoring News 21 Sep 1967 p1,5. The Gold Cup was for F1 and F2 cars, so the F2 cars ran in a separate class.