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Shellsport F5000 Championship round

Silverstone, 12 Apr 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Richard Scott Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#33 McKechnie Racing/Durex (see note 1)
25 33m 54.2s
129.501 mph
2 Vern Schuppan Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Sid Taylor/Theodore Racing (see note 2)
25 33m 56.7s
3 Tony Dean Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8
#17 (see note 3)
25 34m 00.1s
4 Peter Gethin Lola T400 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Racing Team VDS (see note 4)
25 34m 16.4s
5 Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Richard Oaten Racing (see note 5)
25 34m 17.7s
6 Tom Belsø Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#208 Radio Luxembourg (see note 6)
25 35m 03.7s
7 Guy Edwards Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
#5 The Encyclopedia Brittanica Lola
(see note 7)
25 35m 15.2s
8 Tom Walkinshaw (F5000) 3.4-litre Modus M5 [021-F5] - Ford GAA V6
#39 ShellSPORT Team Modus (see note 8)
25 35m 16.0s
9 Brian McGuire Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet V8
#19 (see note 9)
24
10 Leen Verhoeven Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8
#23 Chris Oates Ltd. (see note 10)
24
11 Teddy Pilette Lola T400 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Racing Team VDS (see note 11)
24
12 Mick Hill March 74A [1] - Chevrolet V8
#44 (see note 12)
24
13 Brian Robinson McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8
#12 (see note 13)
24
14 Chris Featherstone McRae-Ward GM1/KS1 [GM1/015] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#30 (see note 14)
24
15 Damien Magee Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8
#15 Southern Organs International Racing
(see note 15)
22
R Dave Walker Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet V8
#77 Thursdays/RAM (see note 16)
19
R Brett Lunger Brabham BT43 [1] - Chevrolet V8
#55 Adlards (see note 17)
12
R John Turner Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8
#46 I.A.S Racing (see note 18)
9
R Dennis Leech Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet V8
#47 George's Haulage, Crediton, Devon
(see note 19)
5
DNS David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6
#35 LEC Refrigeration/Southern Organs Racing Team
(see note 20)
Did not start
(Valve)
DNS Andy Sutcliffe Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-08] - Chevrolet V8
#88 Thursdays/RAM (see note 21)
Did not start
T/S Tony Dean Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet V8
#17 (see note 22)
(Spare - not used in practice)
DNP Chris Amon Talon MR-1 - Chevrolet V8
#99
Did not take part in official practice
(Engine failed to st)
DNA Mike Wilds (F5000) 3.4-litre Surtees TS17 - Ford GAA V6
#11 D.R.I.P
Did not arrive
DNA Gordon Spice Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet V8
#41 Reed Racing (see note 23)
Did not arrive
DNA Gerry Amato Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet V8
#48 Brooklands Garages (see note 24)
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8 1.19.5
2 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8 1.19.7
3 Richard Scott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 1.19.7
4 Dave Walker (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet V8 1.19.9
5 David Purley * (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6 1.20.2
6 Vern Schuppan (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8 1.20.6
7 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8 1.20.7
8 Tom Walkinshaw (F5000) 3.4-litre Modus M5 [021-F5] - Ford GAA V6 1.21.5
9 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8 1.22.0
10 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Brabham BT43 [1] - Chevrolet V8 1.22.3
11 Brian McGuire (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet V8 1.23.2
12 Leen Verhoeven (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8 1.23.4
13 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8 1.23.7
14 Tom Belsø (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
15 Damien Magee (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8
16 Mick Hill (F5000) 5-litre March 74A [1] - Chevrolet V8 1.25.6
17 Andy Sutcliffe * (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-08] - Chevrolet V8
18 John Turner (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8
19 Brian Robinson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8
20 Chris Featherstone (F5000) 5-litre McRae-Ward GM1/KS1 [GM1/015] - Chevrolet Morand V8
21 Dennis Leech (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet V8
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T400 [HU8] (Richard Scott): New to McKechnie Racing Org and raced by Richard Scott and Bob Evans in UK series 1975. To Len Gibbs for Keith Holland UK 1976 and early 1977. To Gerry Amato, then Allan Kayes for Group 8 in 1977. Then unknown until 'found in a garage in Cambridge' by Mike Connor and raced in a libre at Castle Combe Apr 1980. Next seen with Mick Hill 1982, who converted it into a "BMW M1" with 7.4-litre Chevrolet V8 for "GT" racing: raced in Donington GT series 1983 (shared between Hill and Kevin Riley). Also raced in Thundersports, co-driven by Riley 1983 and 1984 ... advertised by Straight Six (Tony Hildebrand) 1986 ... David Sheppard: raced in Thundersports, co-driven by Gary Dobbin, 1989 ... Ian Higgins (Boston, Lincolnshire) about 1990, and taken apart to recreate the Lola T400. To Shayne Windelburn (Auckland, New Zealand) around 1991. Raced by Windelburn in Australian and New Zealand historics from 2000 (or earlier), and raced regularly in the F5000 Tasman Revival from its start in November 2003, when he won the feature race at the opening round, to the 2017/18 season. More information about Lola T400 HU8
  2. Lola T332 [HU37] (Vern Schuppan): See full history: Lola T332 HU37.
  3. Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] (Tony Dean): 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
  4. Lola T400 [HU4] (Peter Gethin): See full history: Lola T400 HU4.
  5. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  6. Lola T330 [HU2] (Tom Belsø): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  7. Lola T332 [HU34] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  8. Modus M5 [021-F5] (Tom Walkinshaw): New for Tom Walkinshaw in 1975, and raced in UK F5000 that season (4 starts). Best result of fourth place at Brands Hatch 31 March; best qualifying positions eighth at Silverstone 12 April and again at Zolder two weeks later. Crashed heavily at Zolder and not seen again.
  9. Lola T332 [HU36] (Brian McGuire): See full history: Lola T332 HU36.
  10. Lola T330 [HU16] (Leen Verhoeven): See full history: Lola T330 HU16.
  11. Lola T400 [HU11] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Lola T400 HU11.
  12. March 74A [1] (Mick Hill): 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.
  13. McLaren M19C [2] (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.
  14. McRae-Ward GM1/KS1 [GM1/015] (Chris Featherstone): Longer wheelbase car built for Graham McRae and raced in 1973 season. To Ian Ward Racing early 1974 and modified as "Ward KS1" but not raced in this form. To Chris Featherstone: raced in UK 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, and in Australian Rothmans series in 1978. To Gary Dumbrell (Australia) 1978, then to Bob Tomlinson 1978, and then to Salt Walther 1979 and raced in the 1979 Rothmans series. 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. Raced by Lush and others in the F5000 Tasman Revival series since 2003. More information about McRae GM1-015
  15. Trojan T101 [102] (Damien Magee): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  16. Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Dave Walker): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
  17. Brabham BT43 [1] (Brett Lunger): Brabham BT43/1 race history.
  18. Lola T330 [HU18] (John Turner): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  19. Chevron B24 [24-73-06] (Dennis Leech): 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,
  20. Chevron B30 [30-75-01] (David Purley): See full history: Chevron B30.
  21. Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-08] (Andy Sutcliffe): See full history: Chevron B24 'B24-73-08'.
  22. 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.
  23. Lola T332 [HU40] (Gordon Spice): See full history: Lola T332 HU40.
  24. Lola T330 [HU21] (Gerry Amato): See full history: Lola T330 HU21.

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.