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Guards F5000 Championship round

Silverstone, 15 Jun 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Mike Walker Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#4 McKechnie Racing Team
35 52m 52.4s
116.25 mph
2 Alan Rollinson (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [6] - Cosworth FVA
#11 Irish Racing Cars [Mick Mooney]
(see note 1)
35 53m 00.0s
3 Willie Forbes Lola T142 [SL142/31] - Chevrolet V8
#9
34
4 Ulf Norinder Lola T142 [SL142/37] - Chevrolet V8
#17 Sportscars Switzerland
34
5 Robs Lamplough (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#69
34
6 Keith Holland Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#63 Alan Fraser Racing
34
7 Dave Berry (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-19-65] - Ford twin cam
#91 (see note 2)
33
8 Carlos Avallone Lola T140 [SL140/16] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Brazil's Coffee Team Avallone
33
9 Steve Thompson (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T60 [SL60/5] - Ford twin cam
#89 (see note 3)
33
10 Tony Barchou (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT14/18 [FL-7-65] - Ford
#93 Ian Raby Racing (see note 4)
30
11 Doug Hardwick Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8
#77
17
12 Brian Cullen (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T60 [SL60/4] - Ford twin cam
#92 (see note 5)
22 Engine
13 Ian Mitchell (F1) 2-litre BRM P261 [2614] - P60 V8
#78
12 Brakes
14 Trevor Taylor Surtees TS5 [004] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#15 Team Surtees
9 clutch
15 Bob Waters (F5000) 4.7-litre Conchord - Ford V8
#47 (see note 6)
5 Engine
16 Peter Gethin McLaren M10A [M10A-1] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Church Farm Racing Team
4 clutch
DNS Alan Rollinson Lola T142 [SL142/20] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Sid Taylor
Did not start
(engine)
DNS Andrea de Adamich Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet Traco fi V8
#16 Team Surtees
Did not start
(blown engine)
DNS Robs Lamplough Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8
#77 Doug Hardwick
Did not start
(used Lotus 41C)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [M10A-1] - Chevrolet V8 1.26.6
2 Andrea de Adamich * (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet Traco fi V8 1.26.6
3 Trevor Taylor (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [004] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 1.27.0
4 Mike Walker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 1.27.4
5 Alan Rollinson * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/20] - Chevrolet V8 1.31.4
6 Ulf Norinder (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/37] - Chevrolet V8 1.31.0
7 Willie Forbes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/31] - Chevrolet V8 1.32.4
8 Ian Mitchell (F1) 2-litre BRM P261 [2614] - BRM P60 V8 1.33.6
9 Dave Berry (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-19-65] - Ford twin cam 1.34.2
10 Carlos Avallone (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/16] - Chevrolet V8 1.34.6
11 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet Traco V8 1.35.0
12 Robs Lamplough * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8 1.36.8
13 Steve Thompson (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T60 [SL60/5] - Ford twin cam
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 V8 1.43.2
16 Tony Barchou (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT14/18 [FL-7-65] - Ford 1.56.8
17 Bob Waters (F5000) 4.7-litre Conchord - Ford V8 2.03.0
18 Alan Rollinson (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [6] - Cosworth FVA No time
19 Robs Lamplough (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT30 [6] (Alan Rollinson): Bought by Mick Mooney's Irish Racing Cars for Alan Rollinson to race in F2 in 1969. Retained for 1970 but raced only at Phoenix Park as it still had 1969-style aluminium fuel tanks which weren't allowed in 1970. Raced at Bogotá early 1971 when Rollinson won the second race. Then to John Smith (Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) for Irish 1600cc racing, winning first time out at Mondello Park in April 1971. To Ken Walker (Harrogate, North Yorkshire) for 1972 and raced in northern English libre racing. Advertised by Adrian Bethall of Northern Racing Spares (Sheffield, South Yorkshire) in January 1973. Subsequent history unknown. At some point in the early 1980s, a BT30 was reputedly sold by dealer Jon Blackburn to Otford Group's Jim Wallis (Edenbridge, Kent) who restored it and raced it in HSCC events from 1982 to 1985. Its HSCC papers issued in 1984 identify it as BT30-6. It then passed via Bobby Howlings to Tony Thompson in 1986 but he did not like the car and had sold it to Australian Chris Farrell by 1987. Retained in Farrell's collection for many years. Fully restored in 2006 and raced in Tasman Revival events.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Brabham BT14/18 [FL-7-65] (Tony Barchou): Bought new by Jackie Epstein for 1965 and used in both Formule Libre (with a Ford twin cam) and Formula 2 (with a Cosworth SCA). Sold at the end of the season to Ian Raby (Brighton, Sussex) who raced it in November 1965 and then in F2 through 1966. Converted back to its Ford twin cam engine for 1967 and continued in F2 up to Zandvoort in July when Raby suffered the injuries from which he later died. The BT14 was rebuilt and Tony Barchou of Ian Raby Racing in 1968 and then, as a BT14/18, in rounds of the European F5000 series in 1969. Engine and transmission sold to Alan Jones and rolling chassis to Rob 'Tiny' Littler but he did not use it and eventually sold it to a collector in California. Nothing further known until a car with this claimed history owned by Don Orosco (Monterey, CA) c1995. Subsequently via John Zuppan (Portland, OR) and Jim Schnell (Seattle, WA) to Jonathan Burke (San Francisco, CA) early 2005.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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.