Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Misano, 10 Jun 1973

DNC Teddy Pilette Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8
(see note 1)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Steve Thompson Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet RES V8
(see note 2)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC David Oxton Begg FM5 [1] - Chevrolet Morand-Begg V8
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Jock Russell McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 3)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Tony Trimmer McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet Trimmer V8
(see note 4)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Graham McRae McRae GM1 [015] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
(see note 5)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Terry Sanger Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Tom Belsø Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 6)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Guy Edwards Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8
(see note 7)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Clive Santo Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet Smith V8
(see note 8)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Keith Holland Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet Smith V8
(see note 9)
Practice only - race cancelled
DNC Bob Evans Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8
(see note 10)
Practice only - race cancelled

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

1 Teddy Pilette * (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 14.0s
2 Bob Evans * (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 14.5s
3 Keith Holland * (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 14.9s
4 Guy Edwards * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 15.1s
5 Tom Belsø * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 15.3s
6 David Oxton * (F5000) 5-litre Begg FM5 [1] - Chevrolet Morand-Begg V8 1m 16.0s
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B24 [24-73-04] (Teddy Pilette): Built for 1973 season. VDS for Teddy Pilette: raced in UK 1973 and Tasman 1974 - Roelof Wunderink: raced in UK 1974. Then via Tony Dean to Richard Simms and used in libre racing in 1975 and 1976. To John Lambert (York) 1977: used in hillclimbs in 1978 and 1979. Then via Ian Webb and Alex Seldon to Chris Townrow (Crantock, Cornwall) for sprints in Cornwall and Devon. To historic racer Richard Piper (Greenwich, London) and partner Patric Capon and raced by Piper in libre and HSCC racing in 1983 and 1984. To Dennis Humphries (Canterbury, Kent) and damaged in testing at West Malling airfield. Repaired and sold to John Harper (late 1980s/early 1990s) then via Tony Ingram (Atlanta, GA) and Lee Chapman (New Milford, CT) to Fred Gunther (Trumbull, CT). Later via Vintage Racing Services (Stratford, CT) to Alex Seiler (NY, NY) c1998. Following a restoration, it was raced in VARA events at Willow Springs and Phoenix and driven on occasion by Casey Annis, publisher of Vintage racecar Magazine. In 2000, it was sold to Stan Beck (Seattle, WA) restored again before it was sold on to Miles Jackson (Seattle, WA) in 2006.
  2. Chevron B24 [24-73-06] (Steve Thompson): Built for 1973 season. Alan Brodie for Steve Thompson: raced in UK 1973, UK 1974 - Dennis Leech (Exeter, UK): raced in UK 1975 (heavily crashed in practice at R15 Mallory Park 12 Oct 1975 and not seen again). Subsequent history unknown but presumably wrecked.
  3. McRae GM1 [003] (Jock Russell): Built for 1972 season as a Leda LT27 and entered by Leda Cars for Trevor Taylor in the UK series until Graham McRae bought the Leda Cars operation. Rebranded as a McRae GM1 (plated "LT27 GM3") and sold to Jock Russell (Midlothian, Scotland) July 1972. Raced by Russell in the 1972 UK series (also raced by Brett Lunger at two races). Raced again by Russell in the UK series in 1973. From Russell to Noel Butler (Birmingham), then to Roy Lane 2000, and restored in Lane's orange colours. To Peter and Aaron Burson (New Zealand) Oct 2006, and raced regularly by Peter in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2007/08 onwards. More information about Leda LT27-003/McRae GM1-003
  4. McLaren M18 [500-04] (Tony Trimmer): See full history: McLaren M18 500-04.
  5. McRae GM1 [015] (Graham McRae): Longer wheelbase car built for Graham McRae and raced in the 1973 British season. To Ian Ward Racing early 1974 and modified as "Ward KS1" but not raced in this form. It was then sold to Chris Featherstone and raced by him once at the end of 1974, then through the 1975 and 1976 seasons. After a single race at the start of 1977, the car was raced by Keith Holland in four races later in the year, and then by Featherstone in the Australian Rothmans series in February 1978. To Gary Dumbrell (Australia) 1978, then to Bob Tomlinson 1978, and then to Salt Walther 1979 for the 1979 Rothmans series, but it may be that Lee Seaton of Thomson Motor Auctions owned it though this period. Sold to Ray Gibbs (Australia) September 1979 and kept by him until sold to Stuart Lush (Auckland, New Zealand) 2000, and raced at Historic Sandown that year and in 2001. Lush raced it in the Tasman Cup Revival series from 2003 to 2015, during which time it was also raced by Chris Hyde in the 2009/10 season and by Greg Thornton in the 2012/13 season. Lush also raced the car in England during the Kiwis' visits to the UK in 2005 and 2008, and at Road America in 2014. Lush sold it to its former driver Garry Dumbrell in 2016, and after Dumbrell died in October 2021, it was sold to Peter Brennan (Melbourne, Australia) in December 2021. More information about McRae GM1-015
  6. Lola T330 [HU2] (Tom Belsø): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  7. Lola T330 [HU16] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T330 HU16.
  8. Lola T330 [HU21] (Clive Santo): See full history: Lola T330 HU21.
  9. Trojan T101 [101] (Keith Holland): See full history: Trojan T101/101.
  10. Trojan T101 [104] (Bob Evans): See full history: Trojan T101/104.


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.