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Guards F5000 Championship round

Brands Hatch, 30 Mar 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Peter Gethin McLaren M10B [400-06] - Chevrolet Bartz/Smith V8
#1
40 1.01.58.8
102.61 mph
2 Mike Hailwood Lola T190 [190/F1/15] - Chevrolet V8
#3
40 1.02.10.4
3 Howden Ganley McLaren M10B [400-05] - Chevrolet V8
#12 (see note 1)
40 1.03.50.4
4 Ulf Norinder Lola T190 [190/F1/2] - Chevrolet V8
#7 (see note 2)
39
5 Keith Holland Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8
#63
38
6 Mo Nunn Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8
#77 (see note 3)
38
7 Willie Forbes Lola T142 [SL142/31] - Chevrolet V8
#9
38
8 Fred Saunders Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8
#66
38
9 Kaye Griffiths Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet V8
#10
35
10 Graham McRae McLaren M10B [400-11S] - Chevrolet V8
#2
30
11 John Myerscough (F5000) 4.7-litre Brabham BT11/19 - Oldsmobile Traco V8
#21
29
12 Mike Walker McLaren M10B [400-03] - Chevrolet Bartz/Smith V8
#4 (see note 4)
20
13 Gordon Spice (F5000) 4.7-litre Kitchiner K3A [1] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8
#99
19
14 David Prophet McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8
#21
13
15 Davey Powell Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8
#78
1
DNS Trevor Taylor Surtees TS5A [001] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#14
Did not start
(oil pressure relief valve)
DNSC Lingard Goulding Lola T142 [SL142/40] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start (crashed)
DNSC Fred Place Cooper T86C [F1-3-68] - Ford Boss 302 V8
Did not start (crashed)
DNSC Alan Rollinson Lotus 70 [02] - Chevrolet Vegantune V8
#70
Did not start (crashed)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Peter Gethin200.30.26.2104.48
2Mike Hailwood200.30.34.4
3Howden Ganley200.31.07.2
4Mike Walker200.32.17.0
5Ulf Norinder19
6Keith Holland19
7Gordon Spice19
8Mo Nunn19
9Willie Forbes19
10Fred Saunders19
11Kaye Griffiths18
12John Myerscough17
13David Prophet13Engine
14Graham McRae11Fuel pump
15Davey Powell1Clutch
Lingard GouldingDid not start (Accident)
Trevor TaylorDid not start (Oil pressure)
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Peter Gethin200.31.32.6100.81 mph
2Mike Hailwood200.31.36.0
3Howden Ganley20
4Ulf Norinder20
5Graham McRae19Fuel pump
6Willie Forbes19
7Keith Holland19
8Fred Saunders19
9Mo Nunn19
10Kaye Griffiths17
11John Myerscough12
12Mike Walker0Collision
13Gordon Spice0Collision
Qualifying
1 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-06] - Chevrolet Bartz/Smith V8 1.30.2
2 Mike Walker (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-03] - Chevrolet Bartz/Smith V8 1.31.0
3 Trevor Taylor * (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A [001] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 1.32.0
4 Howden Ganley (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-05] - Chevrolet V8 1.32.2
5 Mike Hailwood (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/15] - Chevrolet V8 1.33.0
6 Ulf Norinder (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/2] - Chevrolet V8 1.35.6
7 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-11S] - Chevrolet V8 1.36.6
8 Gordon Spice (F5000) 4.7-litre Kitchiner K3A [1] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8 1.38.0
9 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8 1.39.4
10 Davey Powell (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8 1.39.6
11 Mo Nunn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8 1.39.8
12 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8 1.42.0
13 Fred Saunders (F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8 1.42.6
14 Willie Forbes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/31] - Chevrolet V8 1.43.0
15 Kaye Griffiths (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet V8 1.46.8
16 Lingard Goulding * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/40] - Chevrolet V8 1.50.0
17 John Myerscough (F5000) 4.7-litre Brabham BT11/19 - Oldsmobile Traco V8 1.52.2
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M10B [400-05] (Howden Ganley): Barry Newman for Howden Ganley: UK 1970 (18 races, five second places) - Gordon Spice: Argentinean GP 1971; UK 1971 (11 races + 1 DNS). Rebuilt as 'Kitchmac' by Tony Kitchiner for 1972 season: driven by Gordon Spice (UK: 7 races + 1 DNS), John Kendall (UK: 2 races; US : 1 race only R3 Watkins Glen), Fred Saunders (UK: 1 DNS only), Alan Rollinson (UK: 1 race only), Roger Williamson (UK: 3 races); UK 1973: driven by Kaye Griffiths ( 1 race only), Richard Knight (5 races + 1 DNS). Not seen again after the end of 1973. It has been reported that this car was wrecked in an accident but it appears to have survived its final race in 1973 intact. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Lola T190 [190/F1/2] (Ulf Norinder): New for Ulf Norinder and raced in the 1970 Tasman series. Then raced in the UK 1970 but crashed in practice for R4 Zandvoort 19 April 1970 and rebuilt on the 11th T190 tub as 190/F1/2-2. Raced again by Norinder for five more races then raced by Tony Lanfranchi at two races but crashed on the warm-up lap at the Oulton Park Gold Cup on 22 August. The car broke its back on landing and was not seen again. Presumed destroyed.
  3. Lola T190 [190/F1/7] (Mo Nunn): New to Doug Hardwick's Henley Forklift for the 1970 UK F5000 series. Raced by Mo Nunn (2 races), Davey Powell (7 races + 2 DNS) and Trevor Taylor (6 races) in 1970, then Kaye Griffiths (2 races + 1 DNQ), Terry Sanger (1 race only), Ian Ashley (3 races) and Tony Trimmer (1 race only) in 1971. To Rocky Plumridge for 1972 and raced by Ian Ashley (9 races + DNQ for Rothmans £50,000). Subsequent history unknown.
  4. McLaren M10B [400-03] (Mike Walker): Alan McKenchnie for Mike Walker UK 1970. The monocoque was replaced (by 400-18S) so that Walker could get the lower engine mount specification used by Gethin and Ganley. The 400-03 chassis to Roy Lane (Warwick, Warwickshire) and built up with 5.5-litre Chev for the British Hill Climb Championship 1971. To Richard Shardlow (Baslow, Derbyshire) for hillclimbs in 1972 but rolled at Harewood. To John Bailey and rebuilt for Sprints during 1974 and 1975. To Harry Phillips (Coventry) 1976 for libre. Then unknown until sold in 1984 by Ian Webb (Dorking) to Roger Ealand, and raced in 1985 and 1986. To Paul Palmer and restored by Michael Cane Ltd, then to Ed Hubbard, and then to Ean Pugh (Wales & Monaco) in 1988. However, Ean was quite sure the car he bought was the "ex-Prophet" 400-04, not 400-03. Together with the rest of Pugh's cars, the McLaren is now in a private museum near High Wycombe.

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.