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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Oulton Park, 8 Sep 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet RES V8
#12 ShellSPORT Luxembourg (see note 1)
29 41m 54.4s
114.639 mph
2 Teddy Pilette Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#1 Chevron Racing Team V.D.S. (see note 2)
29 42m 02.4s
3 Keith Holland Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#5 Embassy Racing/John Butterworth
(see note 3)
29 42m 03.8s
4 Lella Lombardi Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8
#208 ShellSPORT Luxembourg (see note 4)
29 42m 04.0s
5 Steve Thompson Trojan T102 [1] - Chevrolet RES V8
#4 Ian Ward Racing (see note 5)
29 42m 04.6s
6 Bob Evans Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#9 McKechnie Racing with Henley Forklift
(see note 6)
28
7 Patrick Sumner Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#35 Pat Sumner (see note 7)
27
8 Brian Robinson McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#19 Brian Robinson
27
9 Trevor Twaites Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Fewkes V8
#41 Merlot International Aviation Ltd
(see note 8)
27
10 Nick Wattiez Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#34 Nick Wattiez (see note 9)
25
11 Peter Gethin Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand flat-plane crank V8
#8 Chevron Racing Team V.D.S. (see note 10)
8 Gearbox
12 Tony Dean Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#2 Anglo American Racing Team (see note 11)
3 Engine
13 Vern Schuppan Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#65 (see note 12)
1 Engine
DNS Damien Magee Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-08] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#27 A. W. Brown Racing (see note 13)
Did not start
(Engine)
DNS Clive Baker March 73A [5] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8
#30 Southern Organs International Racing Team
(see note 14)
Did not start
(Throttle linkage on warm up lap)
DNS Brian McGuire Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#42 Brentford Motor Caravanette Centre
(see note 15)
Did not start
(Tyre problems)
DNSC Leen Verhoeven Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#66 (see note 16)
Did not start (crashed)
UNKE Tom Belsø Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#6 Tom Belso (see note 17)
On entry list
UNKE Chris Craft Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#16 Adlards Crowne Racing (see note 18)
On entry list
UNKE Mike Wilds March 74A [1] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8
#33 Dempster International Racing Team
(see note 19)
On entry list
UNKE Roelof Wunderink Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#43 Team H. B. Bewaking (see note 20)
On entry list
UNKE Martin Birrane Brabham BT43 [1] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#46 Adlards Crowne Racing (see note 21)
On entry list
UNKE Tom Walkinshaw (F5000) 3.4-litre Modus M5 [003?] - Ford GAA V6
#50 Tom Walkinshaw (see note 22)
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Bob Evans (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.24.6
2 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand flat-plane crank V8 1.24.6
3 Vern Schuppan (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.25.0
4 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet RES V8 1.25.0
5 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.25.0
6 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.27.0
7 Lella Lombardi (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8 1.27.4
8 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.28.4
9 Brian McGuire * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.30.0
10 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T102 [1] - Chevrolet RES V8 1.30.2
11 Brian Robinson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.30.4
12 Patrick Sumner (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.30.8
13 Leen Verhoeven * (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.33.4
14 Trevor Twaites (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Fewkes V8 1.33.6
15 Nick Wattiez (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.34.0
16 Clive Baker * (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [5] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8 1.33.6
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  2. Chevron B28 [28-74-01] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Chevron B28 74-01.
  3. Lola T332 [HU34] (Keith Holland): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  4. Lola T330 [HU18] (Lella Lombardi): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  5. Trojan T102 [1] (Steve Thompson): Built in late 1973, but unsold until March 1974. To Ian Ward Racing for Keith Holland to race in UK in 1974. It proved fast in practice, but due to variety of problems failed to start its first five races. It had only started four races when Ian Ward withdrew from F5000 in late June. The team and car reappeared at the last four races of the season for Steve Thompson to drive. After that, the car was acquired by Mick Hill, who used the front suspension and the whole back end for his 1976 "VW Beetle" super saloon project. Everything he didn't use was eventually acquired by Roger Hurst and he advertised this in 1984. The whole project was acquired by Tim and Tony Barry (Sittingbourne, Kent) in 1985 and has been owned by them ever since. Tim Barry raced the car in libre in 1987 and 1988, and also in HSCC racing in the 1990s. He returned to the Trojan for HSCC Derek Bell events since wrecking the brothers' March 76A in an accident in 2005, but Tim describes it as "as much of a pain in the butt as it was when new".
  6. Lola T332 [HU36] (Bob Evans): See full history: Lola T332 HU36.
  7. Trojan T101 [104] (Patrick Sumner): See full history: Trojan T101/104.
  8. Lola T330 [HU6] (Trevor Twaites): New to Australian Colin Hyams who raced it in the UK series in early 1973. To Trevor Twaites June 1973, and raced by him in the UK series in 1973, 1974 and 1975. Later to John Jordan (UK), who entered it for Tom Belso in 1977, and raced it himself in libre in 1978. Entered by Jordan for Dave Williams in libre racing 1983, and then for Tony Trimmer in the BRSCC Libre Championship from 1984 to 1989, winning the championship in 1986 and finishing second in 1987 and in 1988. At some point between 1985 and 1988, the T330 was dismantled and parts used by Dave Finnigan (Biggleswade, UK) to construct T332 "HU42" for Jordan's team. The original HU6 chassis remained with Finnigan until early 2000 when sold to Richard Lines (UK), then to Kevan McLurg (UK) 2005 and built into a complete car by McLurg and then by John Crawford's Motorsport Solutions NZ Ltd by July 2009. Owned by this time by Lindsay Willis of Wilco Racing (Rotorua, NZ), and raced by his son Brett Willis (Rotorua, NZ) in the F5000 Tasman Revival series every season from 2010/11 to 2017/18. More information about Lola T330 HU6
  9. Lola T330 [HU16] (Nick Wattiez): See full history: Lola T330 HU16.
  10. Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Peter Gethin): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
  11. Chevron B24 [24-73-01] (Tony Dean): Built for 1973 season. Tony Dean: raced in UK 1973, US 1973, UK 1974 (crashed at R1 - Dean then buys B24-73-08), also used to settle a bet at the BARC Harewood hill climb 4 Aug 1974; UK 1975 (driven by Dean 3 races, Alain Peltier 1 DNS, Roelof Wunderink 1 DNS). Presumably the car raced by Dean at the Easter Rufforth meeting, winning the libre event. Raced by Dean at Aintree 19 Apr 1975, setting a new circuit record as he won the libre race by over a lap. Crashed and written off by Wunderink Zandvoort (practice) 17 May 1975. Wreckage scrapped.
  12. Lola T332 [HU37] (Vern Schuppan): See full history: Lola T332 HU37.
  13. Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-08] (Damien Magee): See full history: Chevron B24 'B24-73-08'.
  14. March 73A [5] (Clive Baker): See full history: March 73A/5.
  15. Lola T332 [HU40] (Brian McGuire): See full history: Lola T332 HU40.
  16. Trojan T101 [102] (Leen Verhoeven): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  17. Lola T330 [HU2] (Tom Belsø): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  18. Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] (Chris Craft): New to VDS for Chris Craft in 1973 UK series, then for Peter Gethin in 1974 Tasman series. Loaned to Adlards Crowne Racing for Craft UK 1974; returned to VDS, converted to B24/B28 specification and used by Vern Schuppan to win at Brands Hatch October 1974. Sold to Tony Dean for the UK and US series in 1975, but confiscated by UK Customs & Excise on its return from the US. Bought by Don Gray (Sittingbourne, Kent) at auction, and raced in UK 1977. To Keith Holland for 1978 Australian Internationals 1978, and sold there to Barry Singleton 1978, who raced it in Australia in 1978/79. To Jim Lowe 1980/81, but crashed at Surfers Paradise in early 1981 and heavily damaged. Wreck sold to Russel Gomersall, then to Peter Phillips, then Laurie O'Neill, then Dr Bill Marshall sometime around 1985. Run in Australian historic racing 1986-1988. To George Parlby early 1990s. To Aaron Lewis (Cessnock, NSW) late 2005, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2006 to 2010. Robert Tweedie (Sydney, NSW) 2012, and raced by his son Tom Tweedie, in historic racing from 2013 onwards. More information about Chevron B24 B24-73-07
  19. March 74A [1] (Mike Wilds): Dempster Developments UK 1974: for Mike Wilds at R1 (second), then retubbed for R2 (second). Tested by Taylor prior to R3 Silvestone 6 Apr. For Wilds at R3 (sixth) then replaced by newer 74A/2 and returned to Bicester. Probably for Wilds again after destruction of 74A/2: three or four races (R10, R11, R13?, R14). To Mick Hill UK 1975 - Bill Blackledge (then based in Jamaica) 1976 and then via John Gunn Feb 1977 to Tom Jones: raced in Can-Am 1977 (2 races), SCCA FA 1978, Can-Am 1979 (2 DNS), Can-Am 1980 (1 DNS); retained 2010.
  20. Chevron B24 [24-73-04] (Roelof Wunderink): 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.
  21. Brabham BT43 [1] (Martin Birrane): Brabham BT43/1 race history.
  22. Modus M5 [003?] (Tom Walkinshaw): Built for Tom Walkinshaw out of his crashed Formula 3 Modus. Raced in UK F5000 1974 (2 starts plus 1 DNS). Crashed in practice at Mallory Park in October, and reported to have been rebuilt on a new monocoque before its next race. Crashed again at Brands Hatch a week later, and not seen again. Surviving components would presumably have been used in the 1975 car.

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.