Guards F5000 Championship round

Mallory Park, 26 May 1969

1 Peter Gethin McLaren M10A [M10A-1] - Chevrolet Bartz fi V8
#7 Church Farm Racing (see note 1)
80 1h 02m 53.6s
103.03 mph
2 David Hobbs Surtees TS5 [004] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#15 Team Surtees
80 1h 03m 06.4s
3 Mike Walker Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#4 McKechnie Racing (see note 2)
4 Andrea de Adamich Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet Traco fi V8
#16 Team Surtees
5 Robin Widdows Lola T142 [SL142/20] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#2 Sid Taylor (see note 3)
6 Willie Forbes Lola T142 [SL142/31] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#9 (see note 4)
7 Robs Lamplough (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
8 Steve Thompson (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T60 [SL60/5] - Ford twin cam
#89 (see note 5)
9 Keith Holland Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#63 Alan Fraser (see note 6)
10 Dave Berry (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-19-65] - Ford twin cam
#91 (see note 7)
11 Doug Hardwick Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#77 (see note 8)
12 Brian Cullen (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T60 [SL60/4] - Ford twin cam
#92 (see note 9)
13 Carlos Avallone Lola T140 [SL140/16] - Chevrolet V8
36 Excluded
14 Chris Summers Lotus 24 [942] - Chevrolet V8
24 water pump
15 Ian Mitchell (F1) 2-litre BRM P261 [2614] - P60 V8
0 Driveshaft
DNS Peter Westbury (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [3] - Cosworth FVA
FIRST (see note 10)
Did not start
(reserve entry)
DNS Colin Crabbe (F5000) 4.7-litre BRM P83 [8301] - Ford V8
Did not start
DNS Ulf Norinder Lola T142 [SL142/37] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#17 Sportscars Switzerland (see note 11)
Did not start
DNS Mike Hailwood Lola T142 [SL142/40] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#21 Paul Hawkins Racing (see note 12)
Did not start
DNS Mike Coombe (F5000) 4.7-litre Cooper T66 [F1-2-63] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8
#36 (see note 13)
Did not start
DNP Bob Waters (F5000) 4.7-litre Conchord - Ford V8
#47 (see note 14)
Did not take part in official practice

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

1 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [M10A-1] - Chevrolet Bartz fi V8 0.43.8
2 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [004] - Chevrolet Traco V8 0.44.2
3 Andrea de Adamich (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet Traco fi V8 0.44.6
4 Mike Walker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 0.45.6
5 Peter Westbury * (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [3] - Cosworth FVA 0.45.4
6 Robin Widdows (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/20] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 0.46.0
7 Willie Forbes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/31] - Chevrolet Traco V8 0.47.0
8 Robs Lamplough (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam 0.47.0
9 Steve Thompson (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T60 [SL60/5] - Ford twin cam 0.47.2
11 Dave Berry (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-19-65] - Ford twin cam 0.47.8
12 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet Traco V8 0.47.8
13 Ian Mitchell (F1) 2-litre BRM P261 [2614] - BRM P60 V8 0.48.0
14 Brian Cullen (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T60 [SL60/4] - Ford twin cam
15 Doug Hardwick (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet Traco V8
16 Carlos Avallone (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/16] - Chevrolet V8
17 Chris Summers (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 24 [942] - Chevrolet V8 0.50.8
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M10A [M10A-1] (Peter Gethin): See full history: McLaren M10A 'M10A-1'.
  2. Lola T142 [SL142/35] (Mike Walker): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/35.
  3. Lola T142 [SL142/20] (Robin Widdows): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/20.
  4. Lola T142 [SL142/31] (Willie Forbes): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/31.
  5. Lola T60 [SL60/5] (Steve Thompson): New to Frank Lythgoe for F3 in 1966, and raced for him by Mike Beckwith. Sold in June 1966 to Steve Thompson (Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire), and raced in F3 and libre in 1966 and 1967. Then fitted with a 1.6-litre Ford twin-cam, and hugely successful in libre racing in 1968 and 1969. Also appeared in the F2 class at 1969 F5000 races. Retained briefly for 1970, until Thompson's new Chevron B17c was ready, and then sold to Chris Featherstone (Maidstone, Kent) to replace his original T60 after it was wrecked at Mallory Park in October 1970. Fitted with a 1500cc pushrod Ford engine, and raced by Featherstone in Monoposto in 1971 and 1972. For 1973, the car went to Vic Nutter (Billingshurst, West Sussex), by which time it had Ensign bodywork and a Hewland Mk 7 six-speed gearbox, and was raced by him in Monoposto a few times each year in 1973, 1974 and 1975. Nutter then returned to Kenya, and the Lola remained in storage in England until 1981 or 1982, when it was sold to John Fenning who restored it to original F2 specification. Later sold by Fenning to Peter Denty (Thetford, Norfolk) some time before 2003.
  6. Lola T142 [SL142/36] (Keith Holland): New to Alan Fraser for Keith Holland to drive in British F5000 in 1969 and 1970, and by Ray Calcutt when Holland left the team. Then via Harry Linney and Bob Miller to John Bowtell (Witney, Oxfordshire) who raced it in late 1971 and early 1972, entered by Andrew Cavell. Raced at Silverstone in April by Martin Ridehalgh, and by Bowtell again later in the year. To Richard Brown (Chieveley, Berkshire) for hillclimbs in 1973, then to Bob de la Haye for 1974 and 1975. Then unknown until acquired by John Peskett (Leicester) in 1978. Unused and stored until the car was featured on TV program 'Salvage Squad' broadcast in March 2002. Again unknown until advertised by Marcel Roks (Belgium) 2005 (blue with white stripe, #39). To Will Tomkins (Peterborough, Cambridgeshire) 2005 - Roger Deans (Baldock, Herts) 2006 and debuted at Shelsley Walsh in September 2006. See full history: Lola T142 SL142/36.
  7. Brabham BT16 [F2-19-65] (Dave Berry): Jack Brabham's works SCA-engined BT16, used during the 1965 mid-season and also raced by Chris Irwin when the Honda project was revived. To Robs Lamplough (London) for 1966 and retained for 1967. To John Watson (Craigavad, County Down, Northern Ireland) for Irish racing in 1967 and fitted with a Lotus-Ford twin-cam. Retained for 1968. Sold to Dave Berry (Colwyn Bay, Wales) for 1969 and used in UK libre; then fitted with an Oldsmobile V8 for 1970, 1971 and 1972. Last seen in October 1972.
  8. Lola T142 [SL142/22] (Doug Hardwick): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/22.
  9. Lola T60 [SL60/4] (Brian Cullen): New to Eric Offenstadt, originally planned as a F2 car with BRM engine. Its first race was in F3 specification later in 1965, but it was raced in F2 with BRM power in 1966. Bought by Robs Lamplough (London) in 1967 and sold on to Brian Cullen for Irish 1600cc class racing in 1968 and 1969. Then sold to the US, where it was advertised by Sport Car Service (Vandalla, Ohio) in May 1970. Likely to be the T60 advertised by R.H. Kulaas (Fairborn, Ohio) five months later. Bought by Gerry Hudson (Galva, Kansas) in 1970 and raced in SCCA Formula B and then Formula C over the next few years. Retained by Hudson until 2014 when it was sold to Rob Shanahan (San Diego, CA), who fully rebuilt the car. It made its historic racing debut at the 2018 Goodwood Revival, raced by Ben Mitchell. Ben raced it again at the Goodwood Revival in 2019.
  10. Brabham BT30 [3] (Peter Westbury): New to Peter Westbury and used for a full season of European F2 in 1969, winning at Neubiberg in October. Sold to John Wingfield (London NW11) and used in libre and in selected F2 events in 1970 and 1971. In August 1971, Wingfield acquired a new BT36 and the BT30, still with its Felday-tuned FVA engine, was sold to Jim Charnock (Liverpool) for Formule Libre, starting at Rufforth in early September. Charnock won five races in the closing weeks of the 1971 season, then won three more in 1972, when he was a regular runner at Aintree. He continued with the car in 1973, when he competed at Aintree and in the BRDC Jaybrand Racewear Formule Libre series, and in 1974 and 1975 when he was mainly seen at Aintree. The car is then unknown until it was advertised by dealer Brian Classic (Bucklow Hill, Cheshire) as "chassis number 3" in June 1984. Sold to Chris Mann (UK) 1985 and then sold via Frank Sytner to Ray Delaney (Melbourne, Australia) in 1987. Raced by Delaney in east coast Australian historic events the next six years at Calder Raceway (Vic), Sandown Park (Vic), Oran Park (NSW), Amaroo Park (NSW), Winton Raceway (Vic) and the support races at the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide (SA) in 1988 and 1989. Sold to Dick James in 1993. To Mike Carmody 2003 and sold by him to Tom Lee (Puyallup, WA) October 2005. Restored for 2007 to its original livery.
  11. Lola T142 [SL142/37] (Ulf Norinder): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/37.
  12. Lola T142 [SL142/40] (Mike Hailwood): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/40.
  13. 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, Its 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.
  14. 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 (Thetford, Norfolk), along with the Lotus 40 chassis and other bits. These were used to recreate the Lotus 40, so the Conchord effectively ceased to exist.


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.

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.