Forward Trust Formula Three Championship

Silverstone, 5 May 1974

1 Brian Henton March 743 [25?] - Ford ohc Holbay
#1 March Engineering
10 10m 25.6s
92.53 mph
2 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
10 10m 30.0s
3 Alex Dias Ribeiro GRD 374 [088-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#16 Hollywood International RT (see note 1)
10 10m 33.6s
4 José Chateaubriand March 743 [19] - Ford ohc Holbay
#2 March Engineering
10 10m 34.0s
5 Derek Lawrence Ehrlich ES2/3 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#8 Dr Joseph Ehrlich
10 10m 37.6s
6 Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Neil Brown
10 10m 38.4s
7 Buzz Buzaglo March 743 [22] - Ford ohc Holbay
#4 Ippokampos Racing (see note 2)
10 11m 08.2s
8 Brian Jordan (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Nike - Ford pushrod
10 11m 09.4s
9 Alan Baillie (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Viking 74M - Ford pushrod
10 11m 18.2s
10 Bryan Small (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Tecno 68/F3 - Ford Holbay
10 11m 30.0s
11 David Coombs (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Manta 71D - Renault R16S
10 11m 33.8s
12 Luis Correia Moraes GRD 374 [089-F3?] - Ford ohc Holbay
#15 Team Brasil (see note 3)
9 10m 32.0s
13 Victor Durman (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [2] - Ford Morley
#21 (see note 4)
9 10m 37.0s
14 John Chambers (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Chamox Mk2 - Ford pushrod
9 10m 42.6s
15 Paul Maxwell (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 [33] - Ford pushrod
#20 (see note 5)
9 10m 44.6s
16 Ray Thomas (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Revoray Mk2 - Ford pushrod
9 10m 45.2s
17 Paul Hull (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Brabham BT6 [BT2 FJ.9.62] - Ford pushrod
#32 (see note 6)
9 10m 46.0s
18 Brian Toft (Monoposto) 1.6-litre ANCO - Ford pushrod
9 10m 47.8s
R Chepot Hanny Wiano March 743 [24] - Ford ohc Holbay
#5 Ippokampos Racing
9 Accident
R Dick Parsons Ensign LNF3 [71.1] - Ford twin cam Davron
#12 Smiths Crisps Racing
R Bill Offiler (Monoposto) Micron - Ford
R John Boughton (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Brabham BT18 - Ford pushrod Swindon
R Mike Bowers (Monoposto) Brabham BT21C - URD
#22 (see note 7)
DNA José Espírito Santo March 743 [2] - Ford twin cam Washer
#3 Santa Clara (Portugal)
Did not arrive
DNA Pedro Passadore GRD 374 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#17 Monzeglio GRD Squadra Corse
Did not arrive
DNA Jack Heaton-Rudd (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Monoposto Special - Ford pushrod
Did not arrive
DNA "Teleco" March 743 - Ford ohc Holbay
Did not arrive
DNA Frank Scurria Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam
Did not arrive
DNA Ron Livingstone (Monoposto) Lotus 41C - Ford
Did not arrive
DNA Bruce West (Monoposto) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 - Ford PME
Did not arrive
DNA Robin Strange (Monoposto) PVB 21/23 - Ford
Did not arrive
DNA Nigel Howard Jones (Monoposto) RTW Special Mk2 - Ford
Did not arrive
DNA David Dudley (Monoposto) Brabham BT15
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Irons (Monoposto) Brabham BT21 [BT18 F2-1-66?]
Did not arrive
DNA Donald Clarke (Monoposto) Mini Micron Mk1 - BMC
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

1 Brian Henton (F3) 2-litre March 743 [25?] - Ford ohc Holbay

Notes on the cars:

  1. GRD 374 [088-F3] (Alex Dias Ribeiro): New to Alex Dias Ribeiro and raced in British F3 in 1974 with Hollywood sponsorship, winning at Snetterton in May. Crashed at Cadwell Park in July and replaced with a new car.
  2. March 743 [22] (Buzz Buzaglo): New to Ippokampos Racing for Australian racer Buzz Buzaglo to use in British and European F3 in 1974. Used by Tom Pryce at the Monaco GP F3 support race. Sold to Bob Arnott for 1975 and retained for the first few weeks of the 1976 season. Sold to Colin Myles (Holmes Chapel, Cheshire) and fitted with a 1098cc Hart engine for hillclimbs from 1979 or earlier.
  3. GRD 374 [089-F3?] (Luis Correia Moraes): New to Team Brasil for Marcos Moraes to race in British F3 in 1974. Also raced by his elder brother Luis Correira Moraes after Marcos Moraes was injured while testing. The car was identified as 089-F3 during 1974. Sold for 1975 to Doug Bassett and continued in British F3, but identified now as 090-F3. Bassett reappeared briefly at the start of 1976 in this car. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. Brabham BT23C [2] (Victor Durman): Early history unknown and possibly built for intended works team. Sold to Frank Lythgoe Racing in June 1968 for Peter Gethin to race in F2, replacing a Chevron B10. Reported to have gone to George Pitt in November 1968 but quickly found its way to John Whitmore and entered by Alan Mann Racing for Don Godden to drive in F2 in 1969, but his season was soon abandoned. Presumably the car advertised by Alan Mann Racing in 1970. Then unknown until raced by Maurice Ogier in sprints in 1972 when it had a Vegantune twin cam engine. Sold to Low Cost Racing at the end of 1972 and advertised by them in March 1973. Next seen when run by Vic Durman in Monosposto racing in 1974 and advertised from a London number at the end of that year. Advertised by Bobby Howlings' Cheshire Sports Cars in July 1976. To Dave Bishop (Suckley, Worcestershire) and raced in sprints later in 1976, and later in Monoposto in 1979 when it was loaned to Tim Cameron. Next seen when owned by Ian Webb of Northdown Racing (Ripley, Surrey) in 1982, and loaned to Mike Hartley for the Gates-Varley Monoposto Series. Then via Keith Norman (Slough, Berkshire) 1985, Hugo Studer (Berne, Switzerland) 1987, Sepp Mayer (Germany) 1997 and John Counsell (Coleby, Lincolnshire) 2005 to Andrew Fellowes (Benowa, Queensland, Australia) 2009. Sold by Fellowes to Garry Hancock April 2011 and raced by his son Damon from 2011 onwards.
  5. Brabham BT21 [33] (Paul Maxwell): New to Sports Motors (Manchester) for Peter Gethin to race in European F3 in 1967. Then to Frank Lythgoe and fitted with a 2-litre BMW engine for Peter Gethin to race at the 1968 race of Champions. Then to John Miller in Scotland and used in libre racing over the next three seasons, including two appearances in the 1969 Formula 5000 series. Sold to Alasdair Pearson car 1972, and run in the Burmah-Castrol Scottish Hill Climb Championship. Advertised in October 1972 from a Glasgow number as a BT21/23C with an Alan Smith BMW engine and a comment that it had only been used in hilclimbs and sprints that season. To Paul Maxwell for Monoposto from 1973 onwards.
  6. Brabham BT6 [BT2 FJ.9.62] (Paul Hull): To Cliff Ward (Berkswell, Warwickshire) in September 1962 and raced occasionally in British Formula Junior using a Holbay 1100cc engine. The first entries for this car were in September 1962, but the first certain appearance was not until early 1963. Advertised by Ward in November 1963, and sold to Roger Mac late 1963, who raced it in the new 1-litre Formula 3 in 1964 with a Holbay engine, winning a number of club races. To Tony Dean (Leeds, Yorkshire) early 1965 but quickly replaced with a new BT15 and sold on to John Mansfield who raced it to the end of 1965. To Geddes Yeates for 1966 then raced by John Aspinwall (Shefford, Bedfordshire) in Monoposto in 1968 and 1969, and then to Paul and Andrew Hull for Monoposto in 1970. Raced by the Hulls to 1974 at least and with Mike Harrison (Ledbury, Herefordshire) by 1976. Said to have been bought by Harrison from Jeremy Bouckley. Raced by Harrison in the 1978 Chandler Hargeaves Formula Junior championship. Then unknown until sold by Peter Denty (Wretham, Norfolk) to Jerome Morici (Clifton, NJ) in either 1992 or 1999. Sold on to Bob Goeldner (Longmeadow, MA) in either 1997 or 2001.
  7. Brabham BT21C (Mike Bowers): Mike Bowers appeared at Gurston Down in August 1973 in a Brabham BT21C, running in the 1600cc class, then raced it in a Silverstone libre the next day, and finally raced in two late-season libres at Brands Hatch in November. The car was listed as a "T/C" or "TC", indicating it had a Ford twin cam engine. Bowers raced the car in Monoposto in 1974, when it was given as yellow. As both the UK's resident BT21Cs can be accounted for during this period, BT21C/6 with Peter Varley and BT21C/17 with Nigel Pow, it is likely that this is a different BT21-series car that had been updated to 'C' specification at some point, perhaps through the fitting of a Ford twin cam. Most likely is chassis BT21/30, last seen when advertised by Nick Overall as a BT21C early in 1973. Another possibility is BT21A/8, but that is now believed to have been damaged beyond repair in August 1971. The subsequent history of the BT21C after Bowers is unknown.


Note that 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' published results.

These British Formula 3 results have been compiled by Chris Townsend using the main British magazines Autosport and Motoring News but also the US magazine On Track which carried surprisingly good coverage of the British series.

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.