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Guards F5000 Championship round

Zandvoort, 10 Aug 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Trevor Taylor Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#15 Team Surtees
40 0.58.06.3
107.62
2 Peter Westbury (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [3] - Cosworth FVA
#78 FIRST (see note 1)
40 0.58.33.8
3 Mike Hailwood Lola T142 [SL142/40] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Epstein Cuthbert Racing
40 0.59.03.8
4 Keith Holland Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8
#63 Alan Fraser
40 0.59.40.8
5 Ulf Norinder Lola T142 [SL142/37] - Chevrolet V8
#17 Sportscars Switzerland
40 0.59.50.9
6 Steve Thompson (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T60 [SL60/5] - Ford twin cam
(see note 2)
36
7 Derrick Williams Lola T142 [SL142/42] - Chevrolet V8
#33 Race Development Engineering Ltd
36
8 Terry Sanger (F5000) 4.7-litre BRM P83 [8301] - Ford V8
#22
36
9 Mike Coombe (F5000) 4.7-litre Cooper T66 [F1-2-63] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8
#36 John Dean (see note 3)
33
10 Kaye Griffiths (F5000) 4.7-litre BRP 2 [BRP-2-64] - Ford V8
#10
33
11 Alan Rollinson Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8
#77
20
12 Mike Walker Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet V8
#4 McKechnie Racing
16
13 Bob Waters (F5000) 4.7-litre Conchord - Ford V8
#47 (see note 4)
13
14 Derek Bell Surtees TS5 [006] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#16 Team Surtees
3
DNS Jan van Straaten (F5000) 4.7-litre Lotus 24 ['P1'] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8
#5
Did not start
DNA Tetsu Ikuzawa Surtees TS5 [006] - Chevrolet V8
#25
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Terry Sanger (F5000) 4.7-litre BRM P83 [8301] - Ford V8
1 Mike Hailwood (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/40] - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.1s
2 Peter Westbury (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [3] - Cosworth FVA
3 Derek Bell (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [006] - Chevrolet Traco V8
4 Mike Walker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet V8
5 Trevor Taylor (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet Traco V8
6 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8
7 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8
8 Ulf Norinder (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/37] - Chevrolet V8
9 Steve Thompson (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T60 [SL60/5] - Ford twin cam
10 Derrick Williams (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/42] - Chevrolet V8
12 Kaye Griffiths (F5000) 4.7-litre BRP 2 [BRP-2-64] - Ford V8
13 Mike Coombe (F5000) 4.7-litre Cooper T66 [F1-2-63] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8
14 Jan van Straaten * (F5000) 4.7-litre Lotus 24 ['P1'] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8
15 Bob Waters (F5000) 4.7-litre Conchord - Ford V8
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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 and used in libre and in selected F2 events in 1970 and 1971. Then to Jim Charnock (Liverpool) and used extensively in Formule Libre through to the end of 1975 but then unknown until advertised by Brian Classic in 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 October (Puyallup, WA) 2005. Restored for 2007 to its original livery.
  2. Lola T60 [SL60/5] (Steve Thompson): Lola records show this as a red F3 car going to Frank Lythgoe. To Steve Thompson (Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire) for F3 and libre in 1966 and 1967. Then fitted with a 1.6-litre Ford twin-cam, and raced in libre in 1968, 1969 and 1970. Also appeared in the F2 class at 1969 F5000 races, and was hugely successful in libre racing that season. Sold to Chris Featherstone (Maidstone, Kent) in May 1970 to replace his original T60 which had been wrecked at Mallory Park at the end of 1969, fitted with a 1500cc pushrod Ford engine, and raced in Monoposto in 1970, 1971 and 1972. Subsequent history unknown, but reported to be with Peter Denty in 2003.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.