Guards F5000 Championship round

Brands Hatch, 27 Sep 1970

1 Graham McRae McLaren M10B [400-11S] - Chevrolet V8
30 44m 48.8s
106.44 mph
2 Howden Ganley McLaren M10B [400-05] - Chevrolet V8
#12 (see note 1)
30 45m 13.6s
3 Mike Hailwood Lola T192 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8
30 45m 20.4s
4 Trevor Taylor Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8
#77 (see note 2)
30 45m 23.4s
5 Ray Calcutt Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#63 (see note 3)
6 Fred Saunders Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8
7 Bob Miller (F5000) 4.7-litre Dulon LD8 [1] - Ford 289 ci JW V8
8 Lingard Goulding Beattie P1100 ['1'] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#31 (see note 4)
9 Rob Taylor (F5000) 4.7-litre Kitchiner K3A [1] - Ford 289 ci JW V8
10 Reine Wisell McLaren M10B [400-06] - Chevrolet V8
11 Peter Hawtin Cooper T90 [F1C/2.69] - Chevrolet V8
12 John Myerscough (F5000) 4.5-litre Brabham BT11/19 - Oldsmobile Traco V8
13 Frank Gardner Lola T190 VLWB [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet Morand V8
14 Mike Walker McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8
DNS Alan Rollinson Lotus 70 [02] - Ford Boss 302 Falconer & Dunn V8
Did not start
(rear suspension broke on warm-up lap)
DNS Reg Gubbings (F5000) 4.7-litre Nike Mk5 [1] - Ford V8
Did not start
DNS David Prophet McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start
DNP Alan Rollinson Surtees TS5A [008] - Chevrolet V8
Did not take part in official practice
(engine blew in testing)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Graham McRae150.22.28.0106.16
2Howden Ganley150.22.45.0
3Mike Hailwood150.22.51.6
4Trevor Taylor150.22.52.0
5Ray Calcutt14
6Fred Saunders14
7Bob Miller14
8Lingard Goulding13
9Rob Taylor13
10Reine Wisell10Drive shaft
11Peter Hawtin10Upright
12John Myerscough8Oil pressure
13Frank Gardner2Differential
14Mike Walker2Clutch
15Alan RollinsonDid not start (Rear suspension)
16David ProphetDid not start (Engine)
17Reg GubbingsDid not start (Too slow)
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Graham McRae150.22.20.8106.73
2Howden Ganley150.22.28.6
3Mike Hailwood150.22.28.8
4Trevor Taylor150.22.31.4
5Ray Calcutt14
6Fred Saunders14
7Lingard Goulding14
8Rob Taylor14
9Bob Miller14
10Reine Wisell6Oil pump
11John Myerscough0Accident
1 Frank Gardner (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 VLWB [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.27.4
2 Mike Walker (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8 1.28.4
3 Trevor Taylor (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8 1.28.4
4 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-11S] - Chevrolet V8 1.28.6
5 Reine Wisell (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-06] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.6
6 Howden Ganley (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-05] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.2
7 Mike Hailwood (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8 1.30.2
8 Alan Rollinson * (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [02] - Ford Boss 302 Falconer & Dunn V8 1.30.6
9 David Prophet * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8 1.30.6
10 Ray Calcutt (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet Traco V8 1.34.0
11 Fred Saunders (F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8 1.36.6
12 Bob Miller (F5000) 4.7-litre Dulon LD8 [1] - Ford 289 ci JW V8 1.39.0
13 Rob Taylor (F5000) 4.7-litre Kitchiner K3A [1] - Ford 289 ci JW V8 1.40.0
14 John Myerscough (F5000) 4.5-litre Brabham BT11/19 - Oldsmobile Traco V8 1.41.2
15 Lingard Goulding (F5000) 5-litre Beattie P1100 ['1'] - Chevrolet Traco V8 1.47.2
16 Peter Hawtin (F5000) 5-litre Cooper T90 [F1C/2.69] - Chevrolet V8 1.47.4
17 Reg Gubbings * (F5000) 4.7-litre Nike Mk5 [1] - Ford V8 2.10.2
* 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/F1/7] (Trevor Taylor): New to Doug Hardwick's Henley Forklift team for the 1970 British Formula 5000 series. Raced by Mo Nunn (2 races), Davey Powell (7 races + 2 DNS) and Trevor Taylor (6 races) in 1970. To Kaye Griffiths (2 races + 1 DNQ), Terry Sanger (1 race only), Ian Ashley (3 races) and Tony Trimmer (1 race only) in 1971, during which time it was acquired by Rocky Plumridge. Retained by Plumridge for 1972 and raced by Ian Ashley (9 F5000 races, and DNQ for the Rothmans 50,000). Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Lola T142 [SL142/36] (Ray Calcutt): 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.
  4. Beattie P1100 ['1'] (Lingard Goulding): Built mid-1970 for Lingard Goulding to race in Formula 5000, and in occasional libre races. Retained for 1971 in 'P1100B' specification, but crashed heavily by Goulding at Mallory Park in early July and written off.


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.