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Guards F5000 Championship round

Brands Hatch, 11 May 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Peter Gethin McLaren M10A [M10A-1] - Chevrolet Bartz fi V8
#7 Church Farm Racing Team
82 1.07.13
90.76 mph
2 Frank Gardner Lola T142 [SL142/20] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#2 Sid Taylor
82 1.07.45.4
3 Keith Holland Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#63 Keith Fraser
81
4 Ulf Norinder Lola T142 [SL142/37] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#17 Sportscars Switzerland
81
5 Robs Lamplough (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#69
77
6 Tony Lanfranchi (F5000) 4.7-litre Hepworth FF 4WD Special [1] - Oldsmobile Traco V8
#18
74
7 Mike Walker Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#4 McKechnie Racing
74
8 Doug Hardwick Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#77
71
9 John Dean (F5000) 4.7-litre Cooper T66 [F1-2-63] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8
#36 John W Dean (see note 1)
66
10 Willie Forbes Lola T142 [SL142/31] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#9
60
11 Carlos Avallone Lola T140 [SL140/16] - Chevrolet Falkener V8
#6
57
12 Andrea de Adamich Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet Traco fi V8
#16 Team Surtees
41
13 Ian Mitchell (F1) 2-litre BRM P261 [2614] - P60 V8
#78
31
14 Jonathan Williams Lola T142 [SL142/40] - Chevrolet Falkener V8
#21 Paul Hawkins
8
15 Jock Russell (F5000) 4.7-litre Lotus 43 [1] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8
#5
4
DNS Trevor Taylor Surtees TS5 [004] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#15 Team Surtees
Did not start
(clutch)
DNS Chris Summers Lotus 24 [942] - Chevrolet V8
#88
Did not start

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Trevor Taylor * (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [004] - Chevrolet Traco V8 47.61
2 Frank Gardner (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/20] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 48.04
3 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [M10A-1] - Chevrolet Bartz fi V8 48.16
4 Andrea de Adamich (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet Traco fi V8 48.24
5 Willie Forbes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/31] - Chevrolet Traco V8 49.05
6 Mike Walker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 49.47
7 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet Traco V8 49.6
8 Ian Mitchell (F1) 2-litre BRM P261 [2614] - BRM P60 V8 50.76
9 Robs Lamplough (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam 50.95
10 Jonathan Williams (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/40] - Chevrolet Falkener V8 51.32
11 Ulf Norinder (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/37] - Chevrolet Traco V8 51.74
12 Carlos Avallone (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/16] - Chevrolet Falkener V8
13 Jock Russell (F5000) 4.7-litre Lotus 43 [1] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8
14 Tony Lanfranchi (F5000) 4.7-litre Hepworth FF 4WD Special [1] - Oldsmobile Traco V8
15 Doug Hardwick (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet Traco V8 54.54
16 John Dean (F5000) 4.7-litre Cooper T66 [F1-2-63] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8 1.03.36
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Cooper T66 [F1-2-63] (John Dean): New to Rob Walker and entered for Jo Bonnier in F1 in 1963, replacing an older ex-works T60. Retained for 1964 but soon replaced by a Brabham BT11 and used as a spare car with a BRM V8 engine, It's engine and gearbox were then transferred to Walker's ex-works Brabham BT7 and the car was sold to Bill Bradley and then on the John Axon. It was fitted with a 4727cc Ford Cobra V8 and raced in libre very successfully in 1965 and 1966, interrupted only by a heavy accident at Oulton Park in 1965. Sold to Jim Charnock (Liverpool) for 1967 and raced regularly in libre for another two seasons. To John Scott Davies briefly in early 1969 then to Mike Coombe and John Dean who shared it in F5000 and libre in 1969. Sold to Alan Mountain who entered it in libre and hillclimb events for John Lambert (York) in 1971. The engine was transferred into a Leda F5000 chassis and the rest of the car was sold to collector John McCartney. Subsequently via Jim Gleave, Howden Ganley, Hugh Edgely, Peter Bloore, Rod Tolhurst and John Harper to Anthony Mayman in early 1986. Then to Sid Hoole in 1992 and fully restored. Raced in historic events by Hoole for over 20 years.

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.

1969-1976 UK results have been researched and collated by Chris Townsend based primarily on material in Autosport and Motoring News. Information has been added from the growing collection of entry lists from programs.

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.