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Trofee der Noordzee

Koksijde, 3 Aug 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Trevor Taylor Surtees TS5 [006] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#15 Team Surtees Research & Development Ltd.
44 1.06.55.0
2 Alan Rollinson Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8
#77 Doug Hardwick
44 1.08.21.4
3 Keith Holland Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8
#63 Alan Fraser Racing Team
44 1.09.13.8
4 Andrea de Adamich Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#14 Team Surtees Research & Development Ltd.
43
5 Ulf Norinder Lola T142 [SL142/37] - Chevrolet V8
#17 Sportscars Switzerland
43
6 Terry Sanger BRM P83 [8301] - Ford V8
#22 John T. Williamson
40
7 Derrick Williams Lola T142 [SL142/42] - Chevrolet V8
#33 Race Development Engineering Ltd
38
8 Dave McCloy (F5000) 4.7-litre McLaren M2A [1] - Ford V8
#24
36
9 Mike Coombe (F5000) 4.7-litre Cooper T66 [F1-2-63] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8
#36 (see note 1)
36
10 Mike Hailwood Lola T142 [SL142/40] - Chevrolet Traco/Smith V8
#3 Epstein Cuthbert Racing
33
11 Kaye Griffiths (F5000) 4.7-litre BRP 2 [BRP-2-64] - Ford V8
#10
29
12 Mike Walker Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#4 McKechnie Racing
17
13 Jan van Straaten (F5000) 4.7-litre Lotus 24 ['P1'] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8
#5
15
DNS Bob Waters (F5000) 4.7-litre Conchord - Ford V8
#47 (see note 2)
Did not start
(paddock accident)
DNA Willie Forbes Lola T142 [SL142/31] - Chevrolet V8
#9
Did not arrive
DNA Tetsu Ikuzawa Surtees TS5 [006] - Chevrolet V8
#25
Did not arrive
DNA Andrew Fletcher (F5000) 4.5-litre Brabham BT11 - Chevrolet V8
#26
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Andrea de Adamich (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet Traco V8 1.29.9
2 Trevor Taylor (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [006] - Chevrolet Traco V8 1.31.4
3 Mike Walker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 1.32.1
4 Ulf Norinder (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/37] - Chevrolet V8 1.32.6
5 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8 1.33.1
6 Mike Hailwood (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/40] - Chevrolet Traco/Smith V8 1.33.4
7 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8 1.34.0
8 Derrick Williams (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/42] - Chevrolet V8 1.39.5
9 Terry Sanger (F5000) 5-litre BRM P83 [8301] - Ford V8 1.44.3
10 Kaye Griffiths (F5000) 4.7-litre BRP 2 [BRP-2-64] - Ford V8 1.44.9
11 Dave McCloy (F5000) 4.7-litre McLaren M2A [1] - Ford V8 1.48.3
12 Jan van Straaten (F5000) 4.7-litre Lotus 24 ['P1'] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8 1.56.5
13 Mike Coombe (F5000) 4.7-litre Cooper T66 [F1-2-63] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8 2.28.5

Notes on the cars:

  1. Cooper T66 [F1-2-63] (Mike Coombe): 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.
  2. Conchord (Bob Waters): Bob Waters decided to move into F5000 for 1969 with a new car build for him by Chas Beattie. Beattie had formerly run The Chequered Flag's F3 team and built the Gemini/DAF F3 cars for 1967. He set up Chas Beattie Projects for 1969 and built Formula Fords under his own name, and the spaceframe F5000 chassis for Waters that was christened the Conchord. The car was built up using componentry from Waters' old ex-Team Lotus, ex-Alan Eccles Lotus 40 sports car (chassis 40/L/1). According to Mike Kettlewell, it used "an ex-Jackie Oliver Mustang engine"; this would have been a 4.7-litre (289ci) Ford V8. The car was an unmitigated disaster and Waters withdrew after the Snetterton race in September. He was entered for a BOC Formula Libre Championship race at Snetterton again in April 1970 but is not mentioned in reports. The car was advertised from Kent in August 1970 but not seen again until it passed through Roger Hurst's hands in the early 1980s. In 2003, Hurst mentioned that "the Conchord was built using the running gear from a Lotus 30" and that "as far as I can remember it reverted to a Lotus 30". At some point the car was bought by Peter Denty, along with the Lotus 40 chassis and other bits. These were used to recreate the Lotus 40, so the Conchord effectively ceased to exist.

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.