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Guards F5000 Championship round

Castle Combe, 9 May 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Peter Gethin McLaren M10B [400-06] - Chevrolet Bartz/Smith V8
#1 Sidney Taylor, Walsall
30 0.29.15.6
113.19
2 Howden Ganley McLaren M10B [400-05] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Howden Ganley Racing, Slough
(see note 1)
30 0.29.28.0
3 Mike Walker McLaren M10B [400-03] - Chevrolet Bartz/Smith V8
#4 Alan McKechnie Racing, Newent
(see note 2)
30 0.30.03.4
4 Graham McRae McLaren M10B [400-11S] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Graham McRae, Teddington
30 0.30.19.0
5 Keith Holland Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8
#63 Alan Fraser, Hildenborough
29
6 Ulf Norinder Lola T190 [190/F1/2-2] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Ulf Norinder Racing, Borehamwood
(see note 3)
28
7 Fred Saunders Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8
#66 Mermaid Racing, Sandbach
28
8 Derrick Williams Lola T142 [SL142/42] - Chevrolet V8
#33 Derek Williams, Chilwor
28
9 Mac Daghorn Leda LT20 [4] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#11 Malaya Garage Racing Division, Billinghurst
28
10 Pierre Soukry (F5000) 4.5-litre McLaren M3A [1] - Oldsmobile V8
#97 Pierre Soukry, Strasbourg (see note 4)
24
11 Bob Miller (F5000) 4.7-litre Dulon LD8 [1] - Ford 289 ci JW V8
#98 R. H. Miller, Cardiff
23
12 Chris Craft Leda LT20 [3] - Ford Boss 302 Broadspeed V8
#6 Team Broadspeed, Birmingham
14
13 Fred Place Cooper T86C [F1-3-68] - Ford Boss 302 V8
#17 Fred Place, Bompton
6
14 Brian Tarrant Harris RH5 - Chevrolet V8
#90 Ray Harris, Portsmouth
4
DNS Reg Gubbings (F5000) 4.7-litre Nike Mk5 [1] - Ford V8
#20
Did not start
(rear suspension)
DNS David Prophet McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8
#21 David Prophet, Birmingham
Did not start
(oil pump drive)
DNS Frank Gardner Lola T190 [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet V8
#30 Motor Racing Research Ltd, Woking
Did not start
(valve)
DNS Davey Powell Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8
#77 Doug Hardwick, Birmingham (see note 5)
Did not start
(engine)
DNSC Lingard Goulding Lola T142 [SL142/40] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start (crashed)
UNKE Mike Hailwood Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
#3 Epstein-Cuthbert Team Lola, Holmwood
On entry list
UNKE Jock Russell Lotus 70 [06] - Ford Boss 302 Shelby V8
#5 Jock Russell, Midlothian (see note 6)
On entry list
UNKE Willie Forbes Lola T142 [SL142/31] - Chevrolet V8
#9 William Forbes, Aberdeen
On entry list
UNKE Trevor Taylor Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8
#14 Team Surtees Ltd, Edenbridge
On entry list
UNKE David Hobbs Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8
#15 Team Surtees Ltd, Edenbridge
On entry list
UNKE Alan Rollinson Lotus 70 [02] - Chevrolet Vegantune V8
#70 Alan Rollinson, Sandbach
On entry list
UNKE TBA Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8
#78 Doug Hardwick, Birmingham
On entry list
UNKE Tony Lanfranchi Lola T190 [190/F1/10] - Chevrolet V8
#96 Tony Lanfranchi, London
On entry list
UNKE Gordon Spice (F5000) 4.7-litre Kitchiner K3A [1] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8
#99 Tony Kitchiner, Ascot
On entry list
UNKR Peter Hawtin Cooper T90 [F1C/2.69] - Chevrolet V8
#16 P. J. Hawtin, Burford
On entry list (reserve)
UNKR John Myerscough (F5000) 4.5-litre Brabham BT11/19 - Oldsmobile Traco V8
#23 John Butterworth, Rossendale
On entry list (reserve)
UNKR Dave Berry (F5000) 4.5-litre Brabham BT21B [F2-19-65] - Oldsmobile V8
#28 David Berry, Colwyn Bay (see note 7)
On entry list (reserve)
UNKR Mike Panico (F5000) 4.7-litre Riboto P.1 - Ford V8
#35 Mike Panico, Shepton Mallet
On entry list (reserve)
UNKR Mike Woolley Lotus 43 [2] - Ford Boss 302 V8
#50 G. & W. Race Engineering, London
On entry list (reserve)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Peter Gethin150.14.31.4114.02
2Graham McRae150.14.38.4
3Howden Ganley150.14.45.0
4Mike Walker150.14.58.8
5Ulf Norinder14
6Keith Holland14
7Fred Saunders14
8Mac Daghorn14
9Derrick Williams14
10Bob Miller13
11Pierre Soukry12
12Fred Place6Accident
13Brian Tarrant4Engine
Chris Craft0Did not start
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Howden Ganley150.14.43.0
2Peter Gethin150.14.44.2
3Mike Walker150.15.04.6
4Graham McRae150.15.40.6
5Keith Holland150.15.43.4
6Chris Craft14
7Ulf Norinder14
8Derrick Williams14
9Fred Saunders14
10Mac Daghorn14
11Pierre Soukry12
12Bob Miller10Oil line
Qualifying
1 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-06] - Chevrolet Bartz/Smith V8 0.56.8
2 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-11S] - Chevrolet V8 0.56.8
3 Howden Ganley (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-05] - Chevrolet V8 0.57.4
4 Mike Walker (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-03] - Chevrolet Bartz/Smith V8 0.57.8
5 Davey Powell * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8
6 Chris Craft (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT20 [3] - Ford Boss 302 Broadspeed V8 1.00.4
7 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8 1.01.2
8 Ulf Norinder (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/2-2] - Chevrolet V8 1.02.2
9 Fred Saunders (F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8 1.03.0
10 Mac Daghorn (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT20 [4] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 1.03.2
11 Derrick Williams (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/42] - Chevrolet V8 1.03.8
12 Brian Tarrant (F5000) 5-litre Harris RH5 - Chevrolet V8 1.07.6
14 Fred Place (F5000) 5-litre Cooper T86C [F1-3-68] - Ford Boss 302 V8 1.09.8
15 Bob Miller (F5000) 4.7-litre Dulon LD8 [1] - Ford 289 ci JW V8 1.10.0
16 Pierre Soukry (F5000) 4.5-litre McLaren M3A [1] - Oldsmobile V8 1.14.0
 
* 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. 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.
  3. Lola T190 [190/F1/2-2] (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.
  4. McLaren M3A [1] (Pierre Soukry): Harry Zweifel (Glarus, Switzerland) bought the first McLaren M3A, already equipped with a 4.5-litre Traco Oldsmobile V8 engine, to use in hillclimbs across Europe. His first outing is believed to have been the new course at Lorentzweiler in Luxembourg in April 1966 but such were Zweifel's travels that it may well have appeared earlier. Later in the season, he replaced the original engine with a 4960cc version and retained the car in this form for 1967. Sold to Peter Boner (Pontresina, Switzerland) and used in Swiss national events in 1968 and 1969, but now it seems with the original 4450cc engine. Then to Pierre Soukry (Strasbourg, France) and used in French hillclimbs but also in several F5000 races in 1970. Retained for 1971 but crashed by Soukry at Col de l'Aubisque in May 1971 and not seen again. Soukry replaced it with a pukka F5000 McLaren M10B for 1972. McLaren expert Duncan Fox believes this car is still in France but it hasn't been seen since the late 1970s.
  5. Lola T190 [190/F1/7] (Davey Powell): 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.
  6. Lotus 70 [06] (Jock Russell): Jock Russell (Ford V8) UK 1970 (debut Mallory Park May 1970), UK 1971, UK 1972 (first rounds only); retained by Russell for many years - Peter Denty (date unknown): restored and raced in UK by Peter's son, James Denty. Raced by James at the Silverstone Classic in 2005 and at Watkins Glen in 2008. Offered for sale by Peter Denty (Thetford, Norfolk) in 2010. Raced again by James Denty at Watkins Glen in 2012 but on behalf of new owner Nick Grewal (Gilford, NH).
  7. Brabham BT21B [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.

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.