ShellSPORT 5000 European Championship race
Brands Hatch, 30 Aug 1976
|1||David Purley||(F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6
#7 Lec Refrigeration Ltd (see note 1)
|2||Bob Evans||McLaren M25  - Chevrolet V8
#1 David Hepworth
|3||Eddie Cheever||(F2) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76  - Hart 420R
#55 Project 4 Racing
|4||Damien Magee||(F1) 3-litre Penske PC3  - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Hexagon of Highgate Ltd
|5||Mikka Arpiainen||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-15] - BMW M12/7
#56 ATS Racing Team (see note 2)
|6||Hans Binder||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-14] - BMW M12/7
#58 Chevron Racing Team (see note 3)
|7||Andy Sutcliffe||(F1) 3-litre Brabham BT44B  - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 RAM Racing/Thursdays
|8||Bob Muir||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-10] - Ford BDX Swindon
#23 Bob and Marj Brown (see note 4)
|9||Divina Galica||(F1) 3-litre Surtees TS16-4  - Cosworth DFV V8
|10||Ted Wentz||(F2) 2-litre Lola T450 [HU2] - Hart 420R
#57 ATS Racing Team (see note 5)
|11||Tony Rouff||(F2) 2-litre Boxer PR276  - Ford BDX Swindon
#30 Netherton & Worth/Boxer Cars
|12||John Nicholson||(F2) 2-litre March 752  - Chevrolet Vega
#40 Pinch Plant Ltd (see note 6)
|13||Ray Mallock||(F2) 2-litre March 752 [75B-U1] - Ford BDX Swindon
#14 Ardmore Racing (see note 7)
|14||Richard Scott||(F2) 2-litre Modus M3 [027-FA] - Ford BDX Swindon
#34 Dicksons of Perth/Fife and Kinross
|15||John Wingfield||(F2) 2-litre Ralt RT1/75  - Ford BDG Somers
#12 Marshall Wingfield with Corbeau
|16||Peter Wardle||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Surtees TS15  - Ford BDA Swindon
#208 Radio Luxembourg/Applied Racing Techniques
(see note 8)
|17||Richard Robarts||(F2) 2-litre March 762 [15 as '22'] - Hart 420R
#27 Myson Racing (see note 9)
|18||Emilio de Villota||(F1) 3-litre Lyncar 006 - Cosworth DFV V8
#32 Medinabi Racing Bearings/Lyncar
|19||Mike Wilds||(F1) 3-litre Ensign N174 [MN02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Team P.R. Reilly/Plus One
|20||Tony Trimmer||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T460 [HU20] - Ford BDA Swindon
#22 Tony Trimer [Melchester Racing]
(see note 10)
|21||Phil Dowsett||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-19] - Ford BDA Swindon
#36 Sangria Designs (see note 11)
|22||Ken Bailey||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#62 Ken Bailey (see note 12)
|23||Dennis Leech||Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#77 Dennis Leech (see note 13)
|24||José Maria de Uriarte||(F2) 2-litre March 762 [752-21] - Ford BDX Richardson
#24 Withers of Winsford [Roger Heavens Racing]
(see note 14)
|25||Martin Birrane||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-17] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#50 Martin Birrane (see note 15)
|26||Chris Featherstone||McRae GM1  - Chevrolet Fewkes V8
#5 Chris Featherstone (see note 16)
|27||Keith Holland||Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#25 E.L. Gibbs Ltd Racing (see note 17)
|28||Norman Dickson||(F2) 2-litre Modus M3 [025-FA] - Ford BDX Swindon
#33 Dicksons of Perth/British Caledonian
|29||Jeremy Rossiter||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-29] - Ford BDA Swindon
#19 Spax Dampers/Cars & car Conversions Magazine
(see note 18)
|30||Mike King||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T362 [HU18] - Ford BDA Close
#47 Bruach Racing Ltd (see note 19)
|31||Brian Robinson||(F2) 2-litre Lola T360 [HU5] - Ford BDG Close
#4 Brian Robinson (see note 20)
|32||Val Musetti||(F5000) 3.4-litre March 752  - Ford GAA V6
#15 Bernigra Ices (London) (see note 21)
|33||Brian McGuire||(F1) 3-litre Williams FW04  - Cosworth DFV V8
#21 Kelly Girl
|34||Jim Kelly||Trojan T101  - Chevrolet V8
#60 Jim Kelly (see note 22)
|35||Ian Grob||(F2) 2-litre Modus M3 [048-F3] - Hart 420R
#53 Team Modus Ltd
|DNS||Roy Baker||(F2) 2-litre March 75B  - Ford BDG
#18 Roy Baker (see note 23)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Damien Magee||(F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A  - Ford GAA V6
#3 Hexagon of Highgate Ltd (see note 24)
|Did not start
(drove Penske PC3)
|DNS||Mike Wilds||(F1) 3-litre Shadow DN3B [2A as "DN3B/5A"] - Cosworth DFV V8
#10 Team P.R. Reilly/Plus One
|Did not start
(cam drive belt)
|DNQ||Bernard de Dryver||(F2) 2-litre March 752  - BMW M12/7
#46 Bernard de Dryver
|Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Adrian Russell||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T460 [T450 HU1] - Ford BDA Swindon
#48 Adrian Russell (see note 25)
|Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Karl Oppitzhauser||(F1) 3-litre March 761  - Cosworth DFV V8
#59 Karl Oppitzhauser
|Did not qualify|
|DNP||Antonio Bernardo||(F1) 3-litre Ensign N174 [MN02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Team P.R. Reilly/Plus One
|Did not take part in official practice
(wilds used car)
|DNP||Tom Walkinshaw||(F2) 2-litre March "752" ['B'] - Ford BDX Swindon
#43 Bernigra Ices (London)
|Did not take part in official practice|
|DNA||Geoff Friswell||(F2) 2-litre March 732/742  - Ford BDG Hart
#49 R. E. Bates & Son (Builders) Ltd
(see note 26)
|Did not arrive|
| ||TBA||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Boxer PRA76  - Ford BDA Swindon
#35 Netherton & Worth/Boxer Cars
|On entry list|
| ||Nick May||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Sana RD9 - Ford BDA
#51 Harrisons of Birmingham Ltd/Graham Eden Racing
|On entry list|
| ||Allan Kayes||Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#75 Ian Ward with Team Round Table
(see note 27)
|On entry list|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||David Purley||(F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6||1.23.4|
|2||Keith Holland||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8||1.23.4|
|3||Eddie Cheever||(F2) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76  - Hart 420R||1.23.8|
|4||Mike Wilds||(F1) 3-litre Ensign N174 [MN02] - Cosworth DFV V8||1.24.0|
|5||Bob Evans||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M25  - Chevrolet V8||1.24.4|
|6||Divina Galica||(F1) 3-litre Surtees TS16-4  - Cosworth DFV V8||1.24.6|
|7||Ted Wentz||(F2) 2-litre Lola T450 [HU2] - Hart 420R||1.24.6|
|8||Richard Robarts||(F2) 2-litre March 762 [15 as '22'] - Hart 420R||1.24.8|
|9||Hans Binder||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-14] - BMW M12/7||1.25.0|
|10||Bob Muir||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-10] - Ford BDX Swindon||1.25.6|
|11||Ray Mallock||(F2) 2-litre March 752 [75B-U1] - Ford BDX Swindon||1.25.6|
|12||Ian Grob||(F2) 2-litre Modus M3 [048-F3] - Hart 420R||1.25.8|
|13||John Nicholson||(F2) 2-litre March 752  - Chevrolet Vega||1.25.8|
|14||Mikka Arpiainen||(F2) 2-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-15] - BMW M12/7||1.25.8|
|15||Andy Sutcliffe||(F1) 3-litre Brabham BT44B  - Cosworth DFV V8||1.26.0|
|16||Val Musetti||(F5000) 3.4-litre March 752  - Ford GAA V6||1.26.2|
|17||John Wingfield||(F2) 2-litre Ralt RT1/75  - Ford BDG Somers||1.26.4|
|18||Richard Scott||(F2) 2-litre Modus M3 [027-FA] - Ford BDX Swindon||1.26.4|
|19||Peter Wardle||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Surtees TS15  - Ford BDA Swindon||1.26.8|
|20||Brian McGuire||(F1) 3-litre Williams FW04  - Cosworth DFV V8||1.27.0|
|21||Norman Dickson||(F2) 2-litre Modus M3 [025-FA] - Ford BDX Swindon||1.27.0|
|22||Damien Magee||(F1) 3-litre Penske PC3  - Cosworth DFV V8||1.27.0|
|23||Tony Rouff||(F2) 2-litre Boxer PR276  - Ford BDX Swindon||1.27.4|
|24||Tony Trimmer||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T460 [HU20] - Ford BDA Swindon||1.27.8|
|25||Emilio de Villota||(F1) 3-litre Lyncar 006 - Cosworth DFV V8||1.29.0|
|26||Jeremy Rossiter||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-29] - Ford BDA Swindon||1.29.6|
|27||Phil Dowsett||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-19] - Ford BDA Swindon||1.29.6|
|28||Ken Bailey||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson||1.30.2|
|29||Jim Kelly||(F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101  - Chevrolet V8||1.30.4|
|30||Dennis Leech||(F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8||1.30.4|
|31||Roy Baker *||(F2) 2-litre March 75B  - Ford BDG||1.30.6|
|32||Martin Birrane||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-17] - Ford BDA Nicholson||1.31.4|
|33||Mike King||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T362 [HU18] - Ford BDA Close||1.31.4|
|34||José Maria de Uriarte||(F2) 2-litre March 762 [752-21] - Ford BDX Richardson||1.31.4|
|35||Brian Robinson||(F2) 2-litre Lola T360 [HU5] - Ford BDG Close||1.42.6|
|36||Chris Featherstone||(F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1  - Chevrolet Fewkes V8|
|37||Adrian Russell *||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T460 [T450 HU1] - Ford BDA Swindon|
|38||Karl Oppitzhauser *||(F1) 3-litre March 761  - Cosworth DFV V8|
|-||Damien Magee *||(F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A  - Ford GAA V6||1.24.8|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Chevron B30 [30-75-01] (David Purley): See full history: Chevron B30.
- Chevron B35 [35-76-15] (Mikka Arpiainen): New to ATS Wheels (Bad Dürkheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) for the ATS Racing Team, fitted with a BMW engine, and raced by Mikka Arpiainen in the ShellSPORT 5000 European Championship race at Brands Hatch at the end of August. The ATS F2 team had been struggling with a Lola T450, first driven by Mikko Kozarowitzky and later by Reinhold Jöst, and FSV star Arpiainen was given the job of sorting the brand new Chevron. The car was not seen again until the Hockenheim F2 race four weeks later, when it was driven by Jochen Mass, with Arpiainen relegated to the Lola. Mass qualified 20th but worked his way up to seventh in the first heat, and then eighth in the second, to be classified sixth overall. The ATS team moved up to Formula 1 for 1977, and the subsequent history of the Chevron B35 is unknown.
- Chevron B35 [35-76-14] (Hans Binder): New as a works entry with BMW engine for Rolf Stommelen to race at Hockenheim in June. Then raced by Hans Binder for the rest of the F2 season, and also in the Shellsport G8 race at Brands Hatch in late August. Then sent out to Japan for Jacques Laffite to win the Nihon Grand Prix at Fuji in November. The car remained in Japan and was raced by Tetsu Ikuzawa at two races in March and April before his new B40 was delivered. It is believed to be the car raced by Kuniomi Nagamatsu later that season, and then by Keiji Matsumoto for the rest of 1977 and through the 1978 season. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B35 [35-76-10] (Bob Muir): New to Bob and Marj Brown, fitted with a Swindon BDX and entered for Bob Muir in F2 events in the latter part of 1976. Sold to Iain McLaren (Broxburn, Scotland) and used in F2, Shellsport G8 and libre during 1977. Retained for early 1978 but sold in May to Bernard Hunter (Edinburgh, Scotland) who ran it in libre for the rest of that year. To George McMillan (North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland) for 1979. After replacing it with a March 772P for 1980, George recalls selling the B35 to "a lad in Yorkshire" to become a GT car. Pat Thomas (Spalding, Lincolnshire) built a Donington-style Lotus Esprit GT in 1981 which was based on a Chevron B35 that he had acquired from Peter Brookfield in the Scarborough area, and it seems very likely this was the ex-McMillan car. The car was powered by a Cosworth BDG engine. The Esprit-Chevron was sold to John Goulder (Nottingham) for 1983, when it was sometimes said to have a 1500cc Cosworth engine, and then sold by him to Jon Fletcher (Rochdale) by for the 1985 season. Jon ran it for three seasons then sold it, with the single-seater bodywork, to a man in the Leeds area who planned to restore it as a F2. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lola T450 [HU2] (Ted Wentz): New to Gunther Schmidt's Marlboro ATS Team for Mikko Kozarowitzky to drive in F2 in 1976, but the highly-rated Finn quickly abandoned the car, and moved to the Project Four team. Lola favourite Ted Wentz drove the car at Salzburgring in May, as Lola attempted to sort out the handling, after which it was raced by Bertram Schäfer and Reinhold Jöst. Driven by Wentz again at the Shellsport G8 race at Brands Hatch in August, where the car had a Hart engine, and Wentz had some success sorting out the handling. Its last appearance was at Hockenheim in September, where Mikka Arpiainen did well to qualify. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 752  (John Nicholson): New to Ron Dennis's Project Three Racing but using an early-season monocoque that had already been used by the work team. Raced by Patrick Depailler at Pau, then Vittorio Brambilla at Salzburgring, and by Bruno Pescia, Sandro Cinotti, Tim Schenken and Maurizio Flammini later in the season. Sold to John Nicholson for 1976, fitted with a Chevrolet Vega engine and used in F2 and in the Shellsport G8 series. To Alan Baillie for 1977, who fitted a Swindon BDX engine for libre, Shellsport and Aurora over the next three seasons. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 752 [75B-U1] (Ray Mallock): An unnumbered March 75B built for Ray Mallock (Roade, Northamptonshire) and run for him in British Formula Atlantic and some F2 races by Ardmore Racing in 1975. It replaced the second-hand March 742 that Mallock wrecked in the Thruxton Formula 2 race in March, but it is possible that the 75B was still used the chassis plate of the old 742 during this time, as it was listed by Motoring News as "742/12" twice in 1975 and was also described as a 742 by MN at Hockenheim in September 1976. Mallock raced the car in F2 for the last four races of 1975. For 1976, Ardmore Racing bought a Lola T450 for Mallock, but when that proved a flop, fitted the March with a Swindon BDX engine and Mallock raced that car in Formula 2 specification in the European F2 series and in the Shellsport Group 8 series. During the season it was further modified with wider sidepods, it main radiator moved to the front and from Pau onwards used the nose from one of Ray Mallock's father's Mallock U2s. Last raced by Mallock at Brands Hatch on 7 November 1976. This may be the 75B advertised by MRE (Bourne End, Bucks) in Autosport four days later, described as "Updated to full F2 spec" with FG gearbox and "2 litre alloy engine". In the same edition of Autosport, Lucien Lampach (Wiltz, Luxembourg) was seeking a F2 car, and photographs indicate that he acquired the modified Mallock 75B and ran it as a March 742 in European hillclimbs in 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
- Surtees TS15  (Peter Wardle): New to Peter Wardle (Wimbledon, London) and raced in British Formula Atlantic in 1973, winning from pole position at one race Brands Hatch in August. Retained for 1974, again in British Formula Atlantic, and then retained for a third season in 1975. However, towards the end of 1975, Wardle was entering Steve Carvill (Wimbledon, London) in some races, and it is unclear whether the team had a second TS15 by this point, as the pair never appeared together in the same race. Wardle acquired sponsorship from Radio Luxembourg and Applied Racing Techniques for 1976, and both Wardle and Carvill appeared in Indylantic and in Shellsport G8 during that season, presumably both still in chassis 06. Wardle advertised a TS15 in 1983, with FG400 but no engine and a mountain of spares. According to researcher David McKinney, chassis 06 and chassis 07 were with Tony Collinson in 1990, and chassis 06 appears to stayed with its sister through the ownership of Gerry Wainwright, John Elliott, Mark Griffiths and Crispian Besley, who had both cars in 2010. Beesley sold chassis 06 to Dean Forward in 2019, still in unrestored component form.
- March 762 [15 as '22'] (Richard Robarts): New to Richard Robarts in June 1976, fitted with a Hart 420R engine and raced in European F2 and Shellsport G8 in 1976 when Robarts was sponsored by Myson. For some reason this car wore chassis plate 762-22, which was its monocoque number, instead of its actual chassis number 762-15. It was used once more by Robarts in early 1977 and March records then show it being sold to Dr Joseph Ehrlich in February 1978. It was raced for Ehrlich by Brett Riley in two Aurora AFX British F1 races, at Mallory Park in July and Brands Hatch in August, but at the latter race he skated off at Westfield and the car was badly damaged. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lola T460 [HU20] (Tony Trimmer): New for Tony Trimmer and raced in Shellsport G8, Indylantic, and Irish Formula Atlantic from August 1976 onwards. Unknown in 1977. To Gerry Kinnane, and raced by John Pollock in Irish Formula Atlantic in early 1978, then by Alo Lawler later in the season. Entered by Kinnane for Lawler and Patsy McGarrity in 1979 Irish Formula Atlantic. To David Lambe (Dublin) for the 1980 season.
- Chevron B29 [29-75-19] (Phil Dowsett): New to Stephen Choularton (Hale Barns, Cheshire) and raced in British Formula Atlantic in 1975, entered by SDC Racing. To Phil Dowsett (Chelmsford, Essex) for the Indylantic Championship in 1976, entered by Sangria Designs and Capital Radio. Then sold to John Ledlie for the Irish series in 1977 but badly damaged at Phoenix Park in September 1977 when Ledlie hit a tree. As one of relatively few B29s left in Britain and Ireland by this time, it may be the car raced by Trevor Templeton in May 1979 and then by Nelson Todd later in 1979, sponsored by Belfast car dealer Isaac Agnew. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B29 [29-75-04] (Ken Bailey): New to Tom Wheatcroft in February 1975, and tested by Richard Morgan who would be driving it in British Formula Atlantic. Raced by Morgan in the early races of the season, winning one race, until crashed at Brands Hatch in April. Morgan then drove the new Wheatcroft R18, and the Chevron was sold to Brett Riley, who drove it for the rest of 1975. To Ken Bailey (Stretford, Greater Manchester) and raced in Indylantic in 1976. Stored unused during 1977 and advertised by Bailey in November. Sold to Eddie Jordan (Dundrum, County Dublin, Ireland) and used in Irish Formula Atlantic in 1978 in Marlboro livery, winning both the All-Ireland and Duckhams Formula Atlantic Championships. Raced by his teammate Vivian Candy in Ireland in 1979, then sold via Phil Bennett to David Ward (Hesketh Bank, Lancashire) for British libre racing in 1980 and 1981. With Terry Cole for Monoposto racing in 1983, then reportedly broken up for spares by Chevron Cars.
- Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Dennis Leech): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
- March 762 [752-21] (José Maria de Uriarte): Originally intended for Trivellato but not collected so fitted with a F3 rear wing and sold instead to Markus Hotz (Lippoldswilen, Switzerland) for European hillclimbs and Swiss championship events. At the beginning of 1976, it was raced by Harald Ertl in the F2 race at Hockenheim, finishing sixth. Hotz continued with Swiss championship events but damaged the car, and returned it to the factory in part exchange for a new March 762. March sold the 752 on, unrepaired, to Roger Heavens, who rebuilt it as a 762 and intended to fit the turbocharged 1.4-litre Ford Formula 2 engine that Geoff Richardson was developing. When the car appeared, in the Shellsport G8 series with Derrick Worthington driving, it used a Richardson BDX instead. Also raced in G8 and libre events by José Maria de Uriarte. Retained for 1977 and entered by Heavens for Pablo Brea and Hervé Leguellec. Taken over by Adrian Russell (Thornton Heath, Surrey) later in 1977, and raced by him in British F1 and libre in 1978. Sold to Paul Brooks (Selby, North Yorkshire) for 1979, and raced in libre. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B29 [29-75-17] (Martin Birrane): New to Peter Williams (Brentwood) and raced in the British Formula Atlantic series in 1975, but crashed at Brands Hatch in April and not seen again that season. Entered by Williams' Coin News for Jim Crawford in early 1976 and then sold to Martin Birrane (Ballina, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland) who raced it in G8 and in Atlantic in 1976 and 1977. To Laurence Jacobsen (Glasgow, Scotland) for 1978, fitted with a Swindon BDX and entered by him for Bryce Wilson in libre that year. Converted back to Atlantic spec and raced by Bryce, Jacobsen and Graham Hamilton in 1979. In 1980, Jacobsen had the monocoque shortened and fitted the car with a plastic Sunbeam Stiletto body and Cosworth BDG engine, and raced it in GT racing in Scotland as a Hillman Imp. The car was later sold to Eric Munnoch who raced it with a 3.5-litre Rover V8 in 1982. For 1983, it was fitted with a supercharger and entered as a Davrian Stiletto. He returned with the car for 1984, but was not seen again after the first race. The tub somehow returned to Jacobsen and was sent to ex-Chevron engineer Nigel Dickson to be repaired, but this job was still incomplete when the monocoque was sold by Jacobsen to Sandy Watson. John Bradshaw remembers buying the remains of this car from Watson some time around 2006, when "it consisted of aluminium folded panels, uprights and wishbones with some instruments and a chassis plate, apparently driven by Bryce Wilson in his teenage years". He sold it on to Colin Thorpe, and in March 2010, HSCC News reported that Thorpe had rebuilt the car, which was not thought to have raced since the 1980s, and it would be raced by his son Ollie Thorpe in 2010. It was later sold by Ollie Thorpe via Ken Thorogood to Clive Wood, and by 2020 it was being rebuilt for Wood by Dan Eagling for historic F2 racing with a Richardson BDG. However, Wood crashed the car at Donington in March 2021 and while it was being repaired bought a March 782.
- McRae GM1  (Chris Featherstone): 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
- Lola T400 [HU8] (Keith Holland): 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 in April 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
- Chevron B29 [29-75-29] (Jeremy Rossiter): New to Derek Cook (Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, South Yorkshire) in August 1975, and raced in British Formula Atlantic with support from George Cooper Lubricants. To Jeremy Rossiter (Kidlington, Oxfordshire) for 1976, and raced in Shellsport G8 and Indylantic races. The series died at the end of 1976, and the car was unused until August 1977 when it was sold to John Pollock (Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland), who raced for Gerry Kinnane's team in Irish Formula Atlantic. Pollock raced it at Phoenix Park and Mondello Park in September 1977, but it was then sold to Tom O'Leary (Dalkey, County Dublin), Pollock taking O'Leary's older Brabham BT40 in part-exchange. Raced by O'Leary in the Irish series in 1978 and 1979.
- Lola T362 [HU18] (Mike King): Described as "the 1976 prototype", this car was loaned by Lola to the Wella team for Ted Wentz to drive in the last few races of the 1975 British Formula Atlantic season after Wentz' regular car was wrecked in testing at Silverstone by Roy James. It was loaned to Tony Trimmer for the start of the 1976 season, now as a Lola T362, and Trimmer won the first two races, only for the car to be sold from under him to Bruach Racing for Mike King, who raced it in Indylantic and Shellsport Group 8 for the rest of that season. Somehow then to Carl Liebich (Plymouth, WI) as a spare car to his Lola T460. Exactly when it was used is not known. Crashed at some point, and sold, still unrepaired, to Cy Moreland (Trainer, PA). Still with Moreland in 2003. Later to Steve Maxted (UK), fitted with a Cosworth BDG and raced by him in HSCC F2 races from 2006 to 2011. To Mark Piercy for HSCC F2 from 2012 onwards.
- Lola T360 [HU5] (Brian Robinson): New to Nigel Clarkson (Cirencester, Gloucestershire) and raced by him and by Richard Scott (London) in British Formula Atlantic, backed by Hurford Jones Ltd. To Nick May (Sutton, Surrey) for the 1975 British series, entered as a T360B with Strakers of Wimbledon Ltd sponsorship and run by Dave Price Racing. To Brian Robinson (Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham) and fitted with a 2-litre Cosworth BDG engine for Shellsport Group 8 races in 1976. To John Brown for John Morrison (Warwick) to drive in Shellsport G8 and libre racing in 1977, then to Kevin Bowditch (Maidenhead) for a few race appearances in 1978. It was sold to Martin Mansell (Middlesex), who raced it as a Lola "FA79" with Winchmore Hill Garage sponsorship in Formula Atlantic in 1979. Mansell crashed heavily at Brands Hatch in April 1979, and did not appear again. It was next seen in 1990 when it was bought by Robert McGimpsey (Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland) from a dealer somewhere in the English midlands. It was then fitted with a 3-litre Weslake engine, and McGimpsey used it for one season in hillclimbing before the engine and chassis were sold separately. It was bought by two friends in 1993 or 1994, and in 2012 they still had it.
- March 752  (Val Musetti): New to Masami Kuwashima for Formula 2 in 1975, prepared by Roy Kennedy's team in London, and entered by Masami Kuwashima Racing. After just two races, Kuwashima returned to Japan, and the 752 was sold to Tom Walkinshaw.who had it converted by Kennedy to F5000 specification, with the installation of a 3.4-litre Ford V6 engine. Raced by Walkinshaw in the 1975 Shellsport F5000 Championship. To Val Musetti, and raced in Shellsport G8 in 1976 and 1977. Converted to F1 specification for 1978, with a Cosworth DFV engine, and referred to as a 761 that season. Wrecked at Mallory Park in August but rebuilt again for 1979, when it was described as a 771, but wrecked at Zolder at the start of the Aurora season and finally written off.
- Trojan T101  (Jim Kelly): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
- March 75B  (Roy Baker): The original March 75B prototype was sold to Derek Cook (Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, South Yorkshire) and was first raced at the 1974 Boxing Day meeting at Brands Hatch. Raced in the British Formula Atlantic series in 1975. To Roy Baker (Ferndown, Dorset), converted to Formula 2, and raced in the European F2 series and the Shellsport Group 8 series in 1976. To Ted Williams (Bristol), fitted with a 2.2-litre Ford BDA or BDG, and raced (as a "752") in British hillclimbs in 1977. Then fitted with a full F2 Hart 420R for the first half of 1978, before Williams bought a 772. To Bob Bailey and raced in the 1600cc class later in 1978 and again in 1979. To Richard Ames (Alderton, Gloucestershire) later in 1979, and raced by him in 1981 and early 1982, by which time it was in 75/782 specification and fitted with a 2.2-litre Hart 420R engine. Ames advertised the car in May and June 1982 and recalls that he sold it to somebody in Scotland. This must be Harvey Gillanders (Ellon, Scotland) who raced a 2.2-litre "75/782" in Ingliston libre races later in 1982. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 75A  (Damien Magee): John MacDonald (RAM Racing) 1975. Raced in UK 1975: driven by Alan Jones (3rd BARC Thruxton 17 Aug 1975) - Hexagon Garage for Damien Magee UK 1976 - Guy Edwards UK 1977; rebuilt on a March 761 monocoque, and then converted to DFV power for last few races of 1977. Edwards UK 1978 (first two races); then for Bruce Allison (five races). Also used by Desire Wilson in a test session prior to the British GP. To Terry Smith (Felton, Somerset), fitted with a 5-litre Repco engine, and used in the British Sprint Championship 1979, 1980 and 1981. Used by Smith and John Meredith British Sprint Championship 1982. To Ray Rowan 1983, and retained by him until about 1987 when the Repco engine was sold to Australia and the rolling chassis was sold via a dealer to Italy. Reemerged four years later when sold by Andrea Frasson (Rosà, Vicenza, Italy) to Daniel Pouteau (Paris, France) in December 1991. Retained by Pouteau, still apart and in still Terry Smith's livery, until sold via Bernard De Dryver to Paul Grant (Brussels, Belgium) in April 2013. Rebuilt for Masters F1 in 2015, and debut at the Spa 6 Hours in September 2015.
- Lola T460 [T450 HU1] (Adrian Russell): New to Ardmore Racing, fitted with a Swindon BDX F2 engine and raced by Ray Mallock in the opening Shellsport Group 8 race at Mallory Park in March 1976. As the race started, Mallock was pushed into the pits Armco and the Lola was heavily damaged. It was repaired at Lola and hired by Ian Ashley for the F2 race at Thruxton in April, but the car's handling was so poor in practice, he elected not to race it. It was returned to the factory, and was still there awaiting modifications in early June. Then converted to Formula Atlantic specification and sold to Adrian Russell (Thornton Heath, Surrey) for Indylantic and Group 8 in 1976, and in libre for the first half of 1977. Then fitted with a 2-litre Swindon BDX bought from Val Musetti, and used in Shellsport G8 for the remainder of the season. To David Render for 1978, and used in sprints and hillclimbs with a 1600cc BDA but only rarely used from 1978 to 1983. Sprinted by Jonathan Skinner and Anthony Lane later in 1983, and in 1984. Sprinted by Mike Lane from 1984 to 1986. Sold by Lane to Rod Fisher for sprints with a 2-litre BDA in 1988 and 1989. Sold by Fisher to David Dedrickson in about June 2001, and run in Seattle area historic events.
- March 732/742  (Geoff Friswell): STP March Engineering works car for Jean-Pierre Beltoise at the first race, then for Hans-Joachim Stuck at two races and then for Jean-Pierre Jarier at two races. A new car, 732-10, was later built for Beltoise so this 732-1 became what March called the "training car" and was used by Stuck later in the year and was then the third spare car remaining in March's transporter at several races. Probably for Mário Cabral at Estoril. Then unknown until June 1975 when acquired by John Calvert for libre racing in 742 spec. To Geoff Friswell mid-1976, rebuilt for him by Brian Lisles and fitted with a Hart 420R engine, but wrecked in practice at Oulton Park in September. Rebuilt on a 742 chassis and raced in two late-season events. Later to Jonathan Buncombe who fitted an FVC engine for libre races. Sold to Roger Orgee and further modified to 772P specification for Formula Atlantic in 1979. Sold after the 1979 season to Harry Vickers' Cowgate Motors in Newcastle and was used in the construction of their Group 5 Lotus Elan HV/80/S2 for Nicky Ellis. This car used a standard Elan backbone chassis with the suspension from the ex-Orgee 732/742/772 and a Swindon BDX. All that would have been left of Orgee's car would have been the monocoque, and as this was a replacement 742 tub, the March 732 had effectively ceased to exist.
- Lola T330 [HU17] (Allan Kayes): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
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.