Rothmans F5000 Championship round
Thruxton, 18 Aug 1974
|1||Bob Evans||Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#9 McKechnie Racing with Henley Forklift
(see note 1)
|2||Peter Gethin||Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#8 Chevron Racing Team VDS (see note 2)
|3||Tom Belsø||Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#6 EMI Records-Radio Luxembourg
(see note 3)
|4||Chris Craft||Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#16 Adlards Crowne Racing (see note 4)
|5||Eddie Keizan||Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#5 Embassy Racing (see note 5)
|6||Lella Lombardi||Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8
#208 ShellSPORT Luxembourg (see note 6)
|7||Teddy Pilette||Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#1 Chevron Racing Team VDS (see note 7)
|8||Patrick Sumner||Trojan T101  - Chevrolet Smith V8
#35 Patrick Sumner (see note 8)
|9||Nick Wattiez||Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#34 Nick Wattiez (see note 9)
|10||Tony Trimmer||Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet RES V8
#12 ShellSPORT Luxembourg (see note 10)
|11||Brian Robinson||McLaren M19C  - Chevrolet Morand V8
#19 Brian Robinson (see note 11)
|13||Martin Birrane||Brabham BT43  - Chevrolet Smith V8
#46 Adlards Crowne Racing (see note 12)
|14||Damien Magee||Chevron B24 [24-73-08] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#27 A. W. Brown Racing (see note 13)
|16||Brendan McInerney||Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#41 Merlot International Aviation Ltd
(see note 14)
|17||Brian McGuire||Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#42 Brentford Motor Caravanette Centre
(see note 15)
|18||Vern Schuppan||Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#65 Sid Taylor (see note 16)
|UNK||Roelof Wunderink||Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#43 Team HB Bewaking (see note 17)
|UNK||Leen Verhoeven||Trojan T101  - Chevrolet Smith V8
#66 Sid Taylor (see note 18)
|DNS||Allan Kayes||McLaren M14A  - Chevrolet Smith V8
#36 Allan Kayes (see note 19)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Gordon Spice||McLaren M19A  - Chevrolet V8
#77 Tony Kitchiner (see note 20)
|Did not start
|DNSC||David Morgan||Lola T330 [HU15] - Chevrolet Falconer & Dunn V8
#14 Hogan Racing Ltd (see note 21)
|Did not start (crashed)|
|UNKE||Clive Baker||March 73A  - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8
#30 Southern Organs International Racing Team
(see note 22)
|On entry list|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Vern Schuppan||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet Smith V8||1.10.2|
|2||Peter Gethin||(F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8||1.11.6|
|3||Bob Evans||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8||1.11.6|
|4||Brian McGuire||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet Smith V8||1.12.0|
|5||Eddie Keizan||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet Smith V8||1.13.2|
|6||Chris Craft||(F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet Morand V8||1.13.4|
|7||Tom Belsø||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet Smith V8||1.13.8|
|8||Teddy Pilette||(F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8||1.14.0|
|9||Tony Trimmer||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet RES V8||1.14.2|
|10||Damien Magee||(F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-08] - Chevrolet Morand V8||1.14.4|
|11||Lella Lombardi||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8||1.14.6|
|12||Brian Robinson||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C  - Chevrolet Morand V8||1.16.2|
|13||Nick Wattiez||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8||1.16.6|
|14||Roelof Wunderink||(F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8||1.17.2|
|15||Martin Birrane||(F5000) 5-litre Brabham BT43  - Chevrolet Smith V8||1.19.2|
|16||Brendan McInerney||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8||1.20.8|
|17||Leen Verhoeven||(F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101  - Chevrolet Smith V8||1.24.0|
|18||Patrick Sumner||(F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101  - Chevrolet Smith V8||1.24.8|
|19||Allan Kayes *||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M14A  - Chevrolet Smith V8||1.39.6|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Lola T332 [HU36] (Bob Evans): See full history: Lola T332 HU36.
- Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Peter Gethin): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
- Lola T330 [HU2] (Tom Belsø): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
- 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
- Lola T332 [HU34] (Eddie Keizan): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
- Lola T330 [HU18] (Lella Lombardi): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
- Chevron B28 [28-74-01] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Chevron B28 74-01.
- Trojan T101  (Patrick Sumner): See full history: Trojan T101/104.
- Lola T330 [HU16] (Nick Wattiez): See full history: Lola T330 HU16.
- Lola T330 [HU17] (Tony Trimmer): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
- McLaren M19C  (Brian Robinson): McLaren M19C-2 first appeared at the 1972 Austrian GP for Peter Revson, replacing the damaged M19A-2. It has always worn the chassis plate from M19A-2. It was raced by Revson for the rest of 1972, then converted to F5000 for Lothar Motschenbacher. Derek Bell was due to race it in the 1973 US F5000 series, but it did not appear. Sold instead via Tony Dean to Brian Robinson, and raced by him in British F5000 from 1973 to 1975. After a brief time in libre racing, the M19C was sold into the historic racing community, and acquired in May 1982 by Ken Moore, who had it restored to F1 specification for Mike Littlewood to use in HSCC Historic F1. It raced with the HSCC until 1986, and was then sold to a US owner, who raced it from 1988 to 2001. It continued to appear in historic racing until it was sold back to Europe in 2012. It appeared at Monaco in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
- Brabham BT43  (Martin Birrane): Brabham BT43/1 race history.
- Chevron B24 [24-73-08] (Damien Magee): See full history: Chevron B24 'B24-73-08'.
- Lola T330 [HU6] (Brendan McInerney): 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
- Lola T332 [HU40] (Brian McGuire): See full history: Lola T332 HU40.
- Lola T332 [HU37] (Vern Schuppan): See full history: Lola T332 HU37.
- 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.
- Trojan T101  (Leen Verhoeven): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
- McLaren M14A  (Allan Kayes): McLaren M14A/2 race history
- McLaren M19A  (Gordon Spice): Denny Hulme drove McLaren M19A-1 in the early races of 1971, before moving to the newer M19A-2. Peter Gethin then took over M19A-1, and it remained in use with the team to the end of 1972, when Jody Scheckter made his F1 debut in it at the US GP. It was converted to F5000 specification for Tony Kitchiner’s team in 1974, when it was driven by Rene Arnoux. It passed through a number of UK owners in the late 1970s, and was then sold to John Foulston in July 1981. He had it restored, and raced it in HSCC Historic F1 and the HSCC's Pre-71 series until his death in 1987. It remained with the Foulston family until sold to its current owner in 1998.
- Lola T330 [HU15] (David Morgan): See full history: Lola T330 HU15.
- March 73A  (Clive Baker): See full history: March 73A/5.
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.