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Guards F5000 Championship round

Mondello Park, 1 Jun 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Trevor Taylor Surtees TS5A [009] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#14 Team Surtees
84 1.27.06.2
71.72
2 Peter Gethin McLaren M10B [400-06] - Chevrolet Bartz/Smith V8
#1 Sid Taylor
84 1.27.13.2
3 Frank Gardner Lola T190 LWB [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet Mathwall V8
#30 Motor Racing Research
84 1.27.38.4
4 Howden Ganley McLaren M10B [400-05] - Chevrolet John Middleton V8
#12 (see note 1)
84 1.27.57.8
5 Keith Holland Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#63 Alan B. Fraser
83
6 David Prophet McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#21
80
7 Davey Powell Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet Vegantune V8
#77 Doug Hardwick (see note 2)
80
8 Kaye Griffiths Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#10
75
9 Gordon Spice (F5000) 4.7-litre Kitchiner K3A [1] - Ford 289 ci JW V8
#99 Tony Kitchiner

10 Derrick Williams Lola T142 [SL142/42] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#33
48
11 Bob Miller (F5000) 4.7-litre Dulon LD8 [1] - Ford 289 ci JW V8
#98

12 Fred Saunders Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8
#66 Mermaid Racing

13 Roy Pike Leda LT20 [4] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#11 Malaya Garage
32 accident
14 Mike Walker McLaren M10B [400-03] - Chevrolet Bartz/Smith V8
#4 Alan McKechnie Racing (see note 3)
18
15 Fred Place Cooper T86C [F1-3-68] - Ford Boss 302 V8
#17

16 Ulf Norinder Lola T190 [190/F1/2-2] - Chevrolet Traco/Lola V8
#7 Ulf Norinder Racing (see note 4)
13
DNSC Mike Hailwood Lola T190 LWB ["M"] - Chevrolet Lola V8
#3 Epstein-Cuthbert Team Lola
Did not start (crashed)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Trevor Taylor420.44.09.270.74
2Frank Gardner420.44.30.6
3Howden Ganley420.44.46.8
4Peter Gethin420.44.48.6
5Keith Holland420.45.09.4
6Davey Powell41
7Gordon Spice40
8David Prophet40
9Derrick Williams39
10Kaye Griffiths36
11Roy Pike32Accident
12Fred SaundersEngine
13Bob MillerOverheating
14Fred PlacePetrol pipe
15Ulf Norinder13Driver unwell
16Mike Walker9Spun and stalled
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Peter Gethin420.42.24.673.66
2Trevor Taylor420.42.57.0
3Frank Gardner420.43.07.8
4Howden Ganley420.43.11.0
5Keith Holland41
6David Prophet40
7Kaye Griffiths39
8Davey Powell39
9Bob Miller27
10Gordon SpiceAccident
11Fred SaundersEngine
12Derrick Williams9Collision with Walker
13Mike Walker9Collision with Williams
Qualifying
1 Frank Gardner (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 LWB [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet Mathwall V8 0.55.2
2 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-06] - Chevrolet Bartz/Smith V8 0.55.2
3 Trevor Taylor (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A [009] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 0.55.6
4 Howden Ganley (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-05] - Chevrolet John Middleton V8 0.55.6
5 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 0.56.2
6 Mike Walker (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-03] - Chevrolet Bartz/Smith V8 0.56.4
7 Roy Pike (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT20 [4] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 0.56.8
8 Ulf Norinder (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/2-2] - Chevrolet Traco/Lola V8 0.57.0
9 Davey Powell (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet Vegantune V8 0.57.4
10 Fred Saunders (F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8 0.58.0
11 Derrick Williams (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/42] - Chevrolet Traco V8 0.58.4
12 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet Traco V8 0.58.6
13 Kaye Griffiths (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet Traco V8 0.59.2
14 Bob Miller (F5000) 4.7-litre Dulon LD8 [1] - Ford 289 ci JW V8 0.59.6
15 Gordon Spice (F5000) 4.7-litre Kitchiner K3A [1] - Ford 289 ci JW V8 0.58.2
16 Fred Place (F5000) 5-litre Cooper T86C [F1-3-68] - Ford Boss 302 V8 1.04.4

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] (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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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.