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BUA London Trophy

Crystal Palace, 3 Jun 1968

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jochen Rindt Brabham BT23C [5] - Cosworth FVA
#1 Roy Winkelmann Racing (see note 1)
90
2 Brian Redman Lola T100 [SL100/4] - Cosworth FVA
#26 David Bridges Racing (see note 2)
90
3 Clay Regazzoni Tecno 68/F2 [T00 284?] - Cosworth FVA
#28 Tecno Racing Team (see note 3)
89
4 Jackie Oliver Lotus 48 [R1] - Cosworth FVA
#11 Gold Leaf Team Lotus (see note 4)
89
5 Jo Schlesser McLaren M4A [200-18F] - Cosworth FVA
#16 Ecurie Intersport SA (see note 5)
88 did not finish (accident)
6 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud Tecno 68/F2 [T00 272] - Cosworth FVA
#29 Tecno Racing Team (see note 6)
85
7 Alex Soler-Roig Lola T100 [SL100/8] - Cosworth FVA
#23 Escuderia Nacional CS (see note 7)
65 accident ("wrapped monocoque in a knot")
8 Piers Courage Brabham BT23C [7] - Cosworth FVA
#3 Frank Williams Racing Cars (see note 8)
64 injector nozzle
9 Graham Hill Lotus 48 [R2] - Cosworth FVA
#12 Gold Leaf Team Lotus (see note 9)
63 broken wheel
10 Robin Widdows McLaren M4A [200-20F] - Cosworth FVA
#18 The Chequered Flag (see note 10)
59 accident (required new monocoque)
11 Derek Bell Brabham BT23C [9] - Cosworth FVA
#7 Church Farm Racing Team (see note 11)
44 accident
12 Chris Lambert Brabham BT23C [4] - Cosworth FVA
#5 London Racing Team (see note 12)
33 clutch
13 Johnny Servoz-Gavin Matra MS7 [05] - Cosworth FVA
#14 Matra Sports
31 engine
14 Kurt Ahrens Brabham BT23C [8] - Cosworth FVA
#8 Kurt Ahrens (see note 13)
7 accident
15 Jacky Ickx Ferrari Dino 166 [0010] 6
#25 SpA Ferrari SEFAC
1 accident
16 Pedro Rodriguez Tecno 68/F2 [T00 290] - Cosworth FVA
#30 Ron Harris Racing (see note 14)
1 accident
DNS Henri Pescarolo Matra MS7 [04?] - Cosworth FVA
#15 Matra Sports
Did not start
DNS Peter Gethin Chevron B10 [F2.1] - Cosworth FVA
#33 Frank Lythgoe Racing (see note 15)
Did not start
DNS Frank Gardner McLaren M4A [200-22F] - Cosworth FVA
#19 The Chequered Flag (see note 16)
Did not start
DNQ John Cardwell Merlyn Mk 12 [109?] - Cosworth FVA
#21 Merlyn Racing [Bob Gerard] (see note 17)
Did not qualify
DNQ Max Mosley Brabham BT23C [6] - Cosworth FVA
#4 London Racing Team (see note 18)
Did not qualify
DNQ Robs Lamplough McLaren M4A [200-11E?] - Cosworth FVA
#20 Frank Manning Racing (see note 19)
Did not qualify
DNQ Walter Habegger Brabham BT23 [4] - Cosworth FVA
#6 Walter Habegger (see note 20)
Did not qualify
DNQ Xavier Perrot Brabham BT23 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#10 Squadra Tartaruga (see note 21)
Did not qualify
DNQ Jorge de Bagration Lola T100 [SL100/7] - Cosworth FVA
#24 Escuderia Nacional CS (see note 22)
Did not qualify
DNQ Alan Rees Brabham BT23C [11] - Cosworth FVA
#2 Roy Winkelmann Racing (see note 23)
Did not qualify
DNQ Alistair Walker Lola T100 [SL100/2] - Cosworth FVA
#27 Alistair Walker Racing (see note 24)
Did not qualify
DNQ Brian Hart Merlyn Mk 12 [105?] - Cosworth FVA
#22 Merlyn Racing [Bob Gerard]
Did not qualify
DNQ Corrado Manfredini Brabham BT23C [12] - Cosworth FVA
#9 Scuderia Picchio Rosso (see note 25)
Did not qualify
T Pedro Rodriguez Tecno 68/F2 [T00 288] - Cosworth FVA
Ron Harris Racing (see note 26)
(Only used in practice)

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Jochen Rindt22
2Piers Courage22
3Derek Bell22
4Jackie Oliver22
5Henri Pescarolo21
6Jacky Ickx21
7John Cardwell21
8Alex Soler-Roig21
9Jean-Pierre Jaussaud21
10Corrado Manfredini20
11Chris Lambert16
12Frank Gardner15
13Alistair Walker4
Pedro RodriguezDid not start
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Kurt Ahrens22
2Brian Redman22
3Clay Regazzoni22
4Robin Widdows22
5Pedro Rodriguez22
6Johnny Servoz-Gavin22
7Jo Schlesser22
8Graham Hill21
9Alan Rees21
10Max Mosley21
11Brian Hart21
12Robs Lamplough18retired
13Jorge de Bagration13retired
14Xavier Perrot6retired
15Walter Habegger5retired
Qualifying
1 Jochen Rindt (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [5] - Cosworth FVA
2 Kurt Ahrens (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [8] - Cosworth FVA
3 Piers Courage (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [7] - Cosworth FVA
4 Brian Redman (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T100 [SL100/4] - Cosworth FVA
5 Derek Bell (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [9] - Cosworth FVA
6 Clay Regazzoni (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 284?] - Cosworth FVA
7 Jackie Oliver (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 48 [R1] - Cosworth FVA
8 Robin Widdows (F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [200-20F] - Cosworth FVA
9 Jacky Ickx (F2) 1.6-litre Ferrari Dino 166 [0010] - Ferrari Dino 6
10 Pedro Rodriguez (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 290] - Cosworth FVA
11 Chris Lambert (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [4] - Cosworth FVA
12 Johnny Servoz-Gavin (F2) 1.6-litre Matra MS7 [05] - Cosworth FVA
13 Frank Gardner * (F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [200-22F] - Cosworth FVA
14 Jo Schlesser (F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [200-18F] - Cosworth FVA
15 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud (F2) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F2 [T00 272] - Cosworth FVA
16 Graham Hill (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 48 [R2] - Cosworth FVA
17 Alex Soler-Roig (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T100 [SL100/8] - Cosworth FVA
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT23C [5] (Jochen Rindt): New to Winkelmann Racing for Jochen Rindt to race in F2 in 1968, winning four of his first seven races. Driven by Vic Elford at at Monza in June and crashed. The car was rebuilt on a new chassis and Rindt won two more races later that year. To Ecurie Ecosse and raced by Graham Birrell in F2 in 1969. Ecurie Ecosse and Birrell had a BT30 for 1970 but the BT23C was raced in a libre at Ingliston in May when it was crashed. Sold in July to Stanley Robinson who fitted the engine, gearbox and suspension to the Unipower GT Group 6 car he raced with John Blanckley. The BT23C chassis was repaired some time around 1972 and sold to Joe Applegarth (Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham) who built it up using parts from BT23C/16 and fitted a pushrod Ford engine for Monoposto racing. Raced by Applegarth from 1973 until the end of 1977, competing in around 130 events, and then retained after Applegarth retired. Sold by him to Joe Willenpart (Scheibbs, Austria) in 2010.
  2. 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. This may be the red/white Lola T100 that Kenneth Brill (Redditch, Worcestershire) entered for a libre race at Croft in June 1978. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Tecno 68/F2 [T00 284?] (Clay Regazzoni): When the Tecno team took three cars to the Argentine Temporada at the end of 1968, Motoring News noted that Clay Regazzoni's car, 'T00 284', was "his regular car". Presumed to have been his car from Pau (April 1968) onwards. To Roland Binder (Esslingen, Germany) in mid-1969, to replace the Tecno he had wrecked at Hockenheim in June. Binder continued to race this car in F2 in 1970 and 1971. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. Lotus 48 [R1] (Jackie Oliver): The prototype Lotus 48 was taken out to Australia for Graham Hill to drive in the Australian Grand Prix at Warwick Farm in February 1967, when he retired. It was then the Team Lotus spare car at the start of the F2 season, first racing at the Nürburgring in April. Jim Clark then used the car in nine F2 races from May onwards, including his wins at Jarama and Keimola. Driven by Alex Solor-Roig at the Spanish GP in November, but his deal to race the car fell through. Retained for 1968, when it was Jackie Oliver's regular entry supported by Roger Frogley's Herts & Essex Aero Club and maintained by Derek Wilde. It was sold to Gerry Kinnane at the end of the European F2 season, and raced for him by Oliver in the Argentine Temporada in December. Then raced by John Watson at the opening F2 race of 1969, at Thruxton, but crashed and badly damaged. Repaired in Belfast with a new outer skin created by Fred Smith using the workshop of Belfast Corporation Bus Company on the Falls Road, and raced by John L'Amie for Kinnane later in the year. To Alan Fowler for 1970, and driven by Barrie Smith at the Thruxton F2 race in March 1970, but did not start. Reportedly sold by Fowler's D&A Shells to a collector in Nuneaton, and retained by him until 1997, when it was sold via John Harper to Bob Tabor (Llanrothal, Herefordshire). The car was restored by Tabor by Simon Hadfield, and the monocoque was rebuilt by Competition Fabrications (Attleborough, Norfolk) who carefully replaced the single-curvature Belfast-made outer skin with a correct double-curvature skin. A stronger rollhoop structure was also fitted. The rebuilt car was raced by Hadfield in the Goodwood Glover Trophy in September 1999.
  5. McLaren M4A [200-18F] (Jo Schlesser): Ecurie Intersport for Jo Schlesser in F2 in 1968 until his death in a F1 race in July. Presumably then the "ex-Schlesser" McLaren M4A raced in French hillclimbs by Jean-Claude Fontès (Bayonne, France) in 1969, by Hughes Hazard in 1970 and by Roger Rivoire in 1972. Then unknown until restored by an unnamed German owner in 1990. Appeared in various auctions between 1997 and 2005, in the midst of which Paul Dudley (and Steve Worrad) raced it in historic racing in 1999 and 2000. Sold at Bonhams & Brooks' Silverstone auction in September 2001 to an unknown owner who restored it in 2004 and then sold it via Bonhams Silverstone auction in July 2005. With Lindsay O'Donnell (Christchurch, NZ) in 2005 and raced for him by Ken Smith at Eastern Creek in December 2006. Still with O'Donnell in 2009.
  6. Tecno 68/F2 [T00 272] (Jean-Pierre Jaussaud): One of three Formula 2 Tecnos built for the 1968 season identified by Beppe Bianchini in his book 'Tecno: La Storia'. Raced by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud at Crystal Palace 3 Jun 1968 and at the Monza Lotteria 23 Jun 1968 but involved in a huge accident at Monza when the Tecno rode up over the back wheels of Vic Elford's Brabham. Jaussaud was thrown out of the car which crashed back onto the track and then burst into flames. Jaussaud was very lucky to be whisked off to hospital by helicopter with nothing more serious than a broken leg ,while the Tecno was left to burn furiously, shooting flames 20 feet into the air as the race continued around it.
  7. Lola T100 [SL100/8] (Alex Soler-Roig): Rebuilt from SL100/1 or SL100/3 for Escuderia Nacional CS for Formula 2 in 1968, and raced by Alex Soler-Roig. The team was sponsored from Calvo Sotelo (ENCASO), a state-owned Spanish oil company. Soler-Roig crashed the Lola heavily at Crystal Palace in early June, an accident that "wrapped the monocoque in a knot". Escuderia Nacional CS acquired SL100/6 from Lola Racing to replace it.
  8. Brabham BT23C [7] (Piers Courage): New to Frank Williams Racing Cars for Piers Courage to race in F2 in 1968. Also raced by Jonathan Williams to win at Monza in June. To Roly Levis (New Zealand) and raced in the 1969 Tasman series and at Singapore, Batu Tiga and Fuji in the following months. Raced in the opening rounds of the 1969/70 New Zealand season and then sold to Baron Robertson who raced it Pukekohe in early December. Levis then tested the car for Robertson in practice for the Bay Park International at the end of December but crashed heavily at Rothmans corner, effectively writing off the car. Robertson acquired a replacement frame from Racing Frames in England and built a car which used a different chassis number. The original BT23C/7 frame was rebuilt as a Formula Ford and raced by Peter Haskett in the 1973/74 NZ season. This car found its way to Martin Smith in the UK in the late 1980s after which it was restored to BT23C specification. Then unknown until acquired by Bobby Rahal in the US and extensively rebuilt by Phil Simkin some time before 2004. With Justin Segel (West Bloomfield, MI) in 2003. For sale in 2006 when said to have been owned by Tom Claridge (Fremont, CA). To Ted Wentz (Villanova, PA) 2008.
  9. 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.
  10. McLaren M4A [200-20F] (Robin Widdows): This number is given for a Formula 2 car entered by Chequered Flag for Robin Widdows until he crashed it at Crystal Palace in June 1968 and it was replaced by a new car, or at least a new monocoque. The car somehow survived and is said to have raced in UK club racing in the 1970s. Found by Lincoln Small and others in an Essex barn c1990. Raced by Small 1996-97 and then by someone else before 1999 Coys Silverstone auction. With Graham Earl in 2000 and sold by him to the current owner in 2002. Repainted in Chequered Flag colours in 2012. Advertised by Legends Automotive Ltd (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire) on behalf of the owner in 2014.
  11. Brabham BT23C [9] (Derek Bell): New to Church Farm Racing Team (Pagham, Sussex) for Derek Bell to race in F2 in 1968. Bell moved to the Ferrari F2 team in June 1968 and the car was raced by Jonathan Williams at Hockenheim, by Peter Westbury and Monza and then by Brian Hart for the rest of the season. Advertised in December 1968 and March 1969. Subsequent history unknown.
  12. Brabham BT23C [4] (Chris Lambert): New to London Racing Team for Chris Lambert to race in F2 in 1968. Crashed during the F2 race at Zandvoort on 28 July 1968 and Lambert was killed. It is believed that the car was broken up.
  13. Brabham BT23C [8] (Kurt Ahrens): New to Kurt Ahrens (Braunschweig, Germany) and raced by him in F2 in 1968 under the Caltex Racing banner. Sold to Bernd Terbeck (Hiltrup, Germany) and run as part of the Montan Racing Team in F2 in 1969 and 1970. Then unknown in 1971 and 1972. Former Mini racer Graham Cooper (Sedgley, Worcestershire) raced his "newly acquired Brabham BT23C" in a sprint at Curborough in March 1973. This car was sold by Cooper to Richard Churchley (Hampton-in-Arden, Warwickshire) and run by him in sprints in 1975 with a Ford twin cam and then in 1976 with a 1600cc Hart BDA. From Churchley to Bill Morris who wanted the engine for his Ensign and sold the rest of the car to Robin Darlington (Ruabon, Wales) in early 1977. Then to Les Aylott (Oakham, Rutland) and David Knowles, fitted with Aylott's turbcharged 1600cc BDA engine by by June 1977, and raced in 1977 and 1978. Advertised from Oakham in April 1981. Then unknown until raced by Peter Rogers (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) in the HSCC Bradburn & Wedge Pre-71 series in 1984 with a BDA engine. (Possibly the car raced by Jon Bradburn in late 1983.) Raced by Rogers until 1987. Sold by Rogers' father Sir John Rogers to David Brown (Ashford, Kent) in 1999 and raced by him in the HSCC Classic Racing Cars Championship. Raced regularly by David Brown (Ashford, Kent) in HSCC events until sold to Graham Adelman (Free Union, VA) in 2014.
  14. Tecno 68/F2 [T00 290] (Pedro Rodriguez): After the failure of the Protos F2 project, Ron Harris Racing bought a pair of Tecnos with the first of these debuting at Crystal Palace 3 Jun 1968 where it was raced by Pedro Rodriguez. Used later in the season by team drivers Richard Attwood, Eric Offenstadt and Jonathan Williams. Taken to the Argentine Temporada at the end that year where it was allocated to Carlos Marincovich. Subsequent history unknown but if it is correct that T00 288 went to Britain for libre racing and that T00 296 went to Daniel Rouveyran for French hillclimbs, then T00 290 must be the "ex-Harris" car that went to Patrick Champin for 1969 and then to Max Bonnin for 1970.
  15. Chevron B10 [F2.1] (Peter Gethin): Frank Lythgoe ran Chevron's first F2 car, the B10 chassis F2.1, at five early season races but the car was then dropped, re-emerging briefly when Frank Williams entered it for American Samuel Brown at Enna-Pergusa on 25 August (Speed World International 7 Sep 1968 p27). Brown crashed in practice and broke an upright, a spare part that Williams hadn't packed. The car was not seen again but is likely to have headed to the US where it is believed to be the car used by Horst Kwech (Gurnee, IL) in Formula A with a 2.7-litre Alfa V8. Subsequent history unknown. Patrick Jamin was reported to have this car in France in the late 1980s. From 1992 to 1997, this car was advertised by BB One Exports (Los Angeles, CA) but said to be located in France. In 2001, it was for sale by Giannandrea Calderazzo (Paris) and then said to be located in Italy. In 2005, the car was still in Italy and advertised by Autospeak.
  16. McLaren M4A [200-22F] (Frank Gardner): This number is given for a Formula 2 car entered by Chequered Flag for Graeme Lawrence early in the 1968 season, then Frank Gardner and then Mike Walker. Likely to have been one of the four M4As advertised by Chequered Flag at the end of 1968.
  17. Merlyn Mk 12 [109?] (John Cardwell): New for Bob Gerard's quasi-works F2 team in 1968, and raced early in the season by John Cardwell. This car was updated to MK 12A specification for 1969 and run alongside Gerard's Brabham BT23C for Robin Widdows and others. Advertised by Gerard Racing in January 1970 but not seen again until Pete Tester ran it in a libre race at Lydden in early 1973. Used by Peter Bull (London) in sprints that summer, by which time it had a BRM engine of some sort, and then advertised by Bull in September with a 1600cc Ford twin cam engine and FT200 gearbox. Bull bought a Brabham BT30 for 1974 and the later history of the Merlyn is unknown.
  18. Brabham BT23C [6] (Max Mosley): New to Max Mosley and entered for him by London Racing Team and then by Frank Williams Racing Cars in F2 in 1968. Sold to Peter Parnell (Bulawayo, Rhodesia) and raced in South African events in 1969. Then to Arnold Charlton (Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa) for 1970 but crashed in practice at Roy Hesketh in March. Advertised as "recently rebuilt" and "immaculate" by Charlton in August 1970. Reported as sold back to the UK late in the year after repeated FVA problems. Just one week after Charlton's adverts stopped, D&A Shalls (Stratford, east London) advertised a BT23C. Some time in late 1971 or early 1972 John Hardesty bought a BT23C from an east London dealer who told him that it had come back from South Africa. Chris Choat prepared the car for Hardesty and also raced it in libre racing. In October 1972, Choat was entered for a libre race at Silverstone in a green Brabham BT23C and he was mentioned racing it at Silverstone in March and July 1973. It can be assumed he was at other races during that period but too far down to be mentioned in reports. According to Hardesty, Choat destroyed the car when he crashed at Woodcote corner and bent it round a post. The car was broken up and the suspension went to Bobby Howlings.
  19. McLaren M4A [200-11E?] (Robs Lamplough): 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.
  20. Brabham BT23 [4] (Walter Habegger): 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.
  21. Brabham BT23 [3] (Xavier Perrot): Motor Racing Developments entry for Frank Gardner in 1967. To Squadra Tartaruga for Xavier Perrot (Zürich, Switzerland) to race in F2 in 1968. Retained early 1969 but damaged at Nürburgring 27 April by a Porsche landing on top of it. Sold via Jo Siffert in 1969 to Jacques Joliat (Porrentruy, Switzerland) who raced it in French and Swiss hillclimbs in 1970 and 1971, before replacing the FVA with a FVC for 1972. Unknown in 1973 and 1974, then to Michel Salvi (Malbuisson, France) and raced with a 1300cc Renault Gordini engine in 1975 and 1976. To Alain Ribager (Mulhouse, Alsace, France) in 1977, and raced by him until 1979, then very probably the Renault-engined BT23 raced by Jean-Pierre Mutel in 1981 and 1982. Found by Gérard Gamand in 1984 near Valence, France with March bodywork but still with a Renault engine. To Michel Champelovier 1989 then 'Hollinger' then Thierry De Mortier by 2006. To Max Pearson (Queensland, Australia) 2010.
  22. Lola T100 [SL100/7] (Jorge de Bagration): Rebuilt from SL100/1 or SL100/3 for Escuderia Nacional CS for Formula 2 in 1968, and raced by Jorge de Bagration, with sponsorship from Calvo Sotelo. This is likely to be the car advertised by Charlie Hayes in April 1970 "ex-Alex Soler Roig European F2 car", as Soler-Roig was de Bagration's better-known teammate. By the time the advert appeared, Soler-Roig had done a deal to drive for Lotus in F1. It was next seen in May 1975 when Ron Renari (White Plains, NY) raced a Formula B Lola in SCCA Regionals at Lime Rock. He raced the car again in 1976, and advertised it as an "ex-Alex Soler-Roig Lola T100". It is reported to have gone to Stewart Bone, a Pontiac Fiero collector in NY state, and he sold it to Tim Gaffney in 1992. After having the monocoque restored by Simon Hadfield, Gaffney raced it in 2003. Sold in 2009 to Dean Baker (Bowmanville, Ontario), who raced it once at Watkins Glen, but found it needed a thorough restoration and put it aside until he got to that.
  23. Brabham BT23C [11] (Alan Rees): New to Winkelmann Racing for Alan Rees to race in F2 in 1968 but also raced by Gerhard Mitter at Hockenheim in October. To Bill Ivey for 1969 and entered for him in F2 races by Paul Watson Racing Organisation (PWRO). To Brian Cullen (Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland) in August 1969 and he raced it in a F5000 race and in libre in 1969, in European F2 events in 1970, and at Bogotá in early 1971. Entered by Irish Racing Team for Lingard Goulding at Mondello Park in July 1971 and then maybe the BT23C raced by Ted Shanahan (Dublin) over the next two months and also possibly the BT23C raced by Roy Courtney (Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) in local clubmans/club specials racing in 1972. To Harold McGarrity (Belfast) for 1973 and raced in Formula Ireland with a 1.6-litre Holbay engine. To Paddy Heron for 1974 and raced in clubmans and in Formula Atlantic. For sale from Glengormley in 1975 and entered by Belfast car dealer Noel Crymble for Chris Stanfield to race at Kirkistown a couple of times until the Holbay pushrod engine blew up. Next seen when bought from Ireland by Mark Raymont who still had it in the late 1980s with a Holbay engine and Hewland Mk 8 gearbox. Sold to Steve Worrad of Maverick Motorsport around 2002 and restored by him. For sale by Maverick in 2004 and sold the following year via the Bonhams auction at RAF Hendon to Joe Willenpart (Scheibbs, Austria).
  24. Lola T100 [SL100/2] (Alistair Walker): Believed to be the works Lola T100 entered by Lola Racing for Chris Irwin to drive in Formula 2 at the start of 1967. Fitted with a BMW Apfelbeck radial valve engine and raced by Irwin at Snetterton in March 1967. Irwin crashed during the race, and the Lola turned over and caught fire. It was rebuilt - or a new car was built using the same chassis number - with slightly different suspension and narrower track, now with a Cosworth FVA engine, and was raced by Irwin at Enna in August 1967. Sold to Alistair Walker for 1968, and raced by him in F2 that season. Alistair sold it at the end of that season, and cannot recall where it went. Subsequent history unknown, but thought to be one of the two Lola T100s sold to the US for Formula B, most likely the Max Mizejewski car.
  25. Brabham BT23C [12] (Corrado Manfredini): New to Frank Williams' customer Corrado Manfredini and raced as a Scuderia Picchio Rosso entry in F2 from June onwards. Returned to Williams and entered by Frank Williams Racing Cars for Malcolm Guthrie in F2 in early 1969 but sold to Bob Gerard (Leicester) in May and entered for his drivers Robin Widdows and Brian Hart, each of who won a race that summer in the car. Advertised by Gerard Racing as a rolling chassis in August 1970. Sold to drag racer Gerry Tyack (Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire) in 1970 and used to set four national speed records at Elvington, and also to win the Brighton Speed Trials. Advertised by Tyack in November 1971. Its history thereafter is unclear but it reappeared in 1986 being raced by Adrian Thomas in HSCC events, then with Kelvin Lambeth (London) in 1988-89 and with Monte Shalett (Metairie, LA) in 1990. Advertised by Mark Leonard of Grand Prix Classics (La Jolla, CA) in 1998 and sold by him to Peter Ball who did not use it much, preferring his FJ. From Bull to Harindra de Silva (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) February 2008 and raced in 2008 and 2009. Then stored until run in the F1 Support Race at COTA in November 2013.
  26. Tecno 68/F2 [T00 288] (Pedro Rodriguez): One of a pair of Tecnos run by Ron Harris Racing from June 1968 onwards, replacing the team's unsuccessful Protos-FVAs. Used by team drivers Pedro Rodriguez, Richard Attwood, Eric Offenstadt and Jonathan Williams. Taken to the Argentine Temporada at the end that year where it was allocated to Carlos Reutemann. When Reutemann moved to race a Brabham BT23C at the last round, the Tecno was taken over by Oscar Franco. The "ex-Reutemann" Temporada car was later used by John Rae in libre with an Atlantic spec BRM Ford twin-cam. Subsequent history unknown.

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.

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