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ShellSPORT 5000 European Championship race

Brands Hatch, 30 Aug 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6
#7 Lec Refrigeration Ltd (see note 1)
35
2 Bob Evans McLaren M25 [1] - Chevrolet V8
#1 David Hepworth
35
3 Eddie Cheever (F2) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [35] - Hart 420R
#55 Project 4 Racing
35
4 Damien Magee (F1) 3-litre Penske PC3 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Hexagon of Highgate Ltd
35
5 Mikka Arpiainen (F2) 2-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-15] - BMW M12/7
#56 ATS Racing Team (see note 2)
35
6 Hans Binder (F2) 2-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-14] - BMW M12/7
#58 Chevron Racing Team
35
7 Andy Sutcliffe (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT44B [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#8 RAM Racing/Thursdays
35
8 Bob Muir (F2) 2-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-10] - Ford BDX Swindon
#23 Bob and Marj Brown (see note 3)
35
9 Divina Galica (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS16-4 [05] - Cosworth DFV V8
#13 ShellSPORT-Whiting
35
10 Ted Wentz (F2) 2-litre Lola T450 [HU2] - Hart 420R
#57 ATS Racing Team (see note 4)
34
11 Tony Rouff (F2) 2-litre Boxer PR276 [001] - Ford BDX Swindon
#30 Netherton & Worth/Boxer Cars
34
12 John Nicholson (F2) 2-litre March 752 [22] - Chevrolet Vega
#40 Pinch Plant Ltd
34
13 Ray Mallock (F2) 2-litre March 752 [75B-U1] - Ford BDX Swindon
#14 Ardmore Racing (see note 5)
34
14 Richard Scott (F2) 2-litre Modus M3 [027-FA] - Ford BDX Swindon
#34 Dicksons of Perth/Fife and Kinross
34
15 John Wingfield (F2) 2-litre Ralt RT1 [7] - Ford BDG Somers
#12 Marshall Wingfield with Corbeau
34
16 Peter Wardle (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Surtees TS15 [06] - Ford BDA Swindon
#208 Radio Luxembourg/Applied Racing Techniques
34
17 Richard Robarts (F2) 2-litre March 762 [15 as '22'] - Hart 420R
#27 Myson Racing
34
18 Emilio de Villota (F1) 3-litre Lyncar 006 - Cosworth DFV V8
#32 Medinabi Racing Bearings/Lyncar
33
19 Mike Wilds (F1) 3-litre Ensign N174 [MN02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#11 Team P.R. Reilly/Plus One
33
20 Tony Trimmer (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T460 [HU20] - Ford BDA Swindon
#22 Tony Trimer [Melchester Racing]
(see note 6)
32
21 Phil Dowsett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-19] - Ford BDA Swindon
#36 Sangria Designs
32
22 Ken Bailey (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#62 Ken Bailey (see note 7)
32
23 Dennis Leech Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#77 Dennis Leech (see note 8)
32
24 José Maria de Uriarte (F2) 2-litre March 762 [752-21] - Ford BDX Richardson
#24 Withers of Winsford [Roger Heavens Racing]
(see note 9)
32
25 Martin Birrane (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-17] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#50 Martin Birrane (see note 10)
32
26 Chris Featherstone McRae GM1 [015] - Chevrolet Fewkes V8
#5 Chris Featherstone (see note 11)
30 not classified
27 Keith Holland Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#25 E.L. Gibbs Ltd Racing (see note 12)
30 rear suspension
28 Norman Dickson (F2) 2-litre Modus M3 [025-FA] - Ford BDX Swindon
#33 Dicksons of Perth/British Caledonian
not known
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 13)
18 not known
30 Mike King (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T362 [HU18] - Ford BDA Close
#47 Bruach Racing Ltd (see note 14)
16 not known
31 Brian Robinson (F2) 2-litre Lola T360 [HU5] - Ford BDG Close
#4 Brian Robinson (see note 15)
11 not known
32 Val Musetti (F5000) 3.4-litre March 752 [15] - Ford GAA V6
#15 Bernigra Ices (London) (see note 16)
8 electrics
33 Brian McGuire (F1) 3-litre Williams FW04 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#21 Kelly Girl
5 handling
34 Jim Kelly Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8
#60 Jim Kelly (see note 17)
4 not known
35 Ian Grob (F2) 2-litre Modus M3 [048-F3] - Hart 420R
#53 Team Modus Ltd
0 accident
DNS Roy Baker (F2) 2-litre March 75B [1] - Ford BDG
#18 Roy Baker (see note 18)
Did not start
DNS Damien Magee (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A [1] - Ford GAA V6
#3 Hexagon of Highgate Ltd (see note 19)
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 [8] - 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 20)
Did not qualify
DNQ Karl Oppitzhauser (F1) 3-litre March 761 [4] - 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" [742] - Ford BDX Swindon
#43 Bernigra Ices (London)
Did not take part in official practice
UNKE TBA (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Boxer PRA76 [002] - Ford BDA Swindon
#35 Netherton & Worth/Boxer Cars
On entry list
UNKE Nick May (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Sana RD9 - Ford BDA
#51 Harrisons of Birmingham Ltd/Graham Eden Racing
On entry list
UNKE Allan Kayes Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#75 Ian Ward with Team Round Table
(see note 21)
On entry list
DNA Geoff Friswell (F2) 2-litre March 732/742 [1] - Ford BDG Hart
#49 R. E. Bates & Son (Builders) Ltd
(see note 22)
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
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 [35] - 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 [1] - Chevrolet V8 1.24.4
6 Divina Galica (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS16-4 [05] - 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 [22] - 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 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.26.0
16 Val Musetti (F5000) 3.4-litre March 752 [15] - Ford GAA V6 1.26.2
17 John Wingfield (F2) 2-litre Ralt RT1 [7] - 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 [06] - Ford BDA Swindon 1.26.8
20 Brian McGuire (F1) 3-litre Williams FW04 [1] - 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 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.27.0
23 Tony Rouff (F2) 2-litre Boxer PR276 [001] - 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 [102] - 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 [1] - 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 [015] - 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 [4] - Cosworth DFV V8
- Damien Magee * (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A [1] - Ford GAA V6 1.24.8
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B30 [30-75-01] (David Purley): See full history: Chevron B30.
  2. Chevron B35 [35-76-15] (Mikka Arpiainen): New to ATS Wheels for the ATS Racing Team and raced by Mikka Arpiainen in the ShellSPORT 5000 European Championship race at Brands Hatch at the end of August. The 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 overall. The ATS team moved up to Formula 1 for 1977, and the subsequent history of the Chevron B35 is unknown.
  3. 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 some 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 but replaced with a March 772P for 1980. George recalls selling it 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. This car was sold to John Goulder (Nottingham) for 1983, when it was said to have a 1500cc Cosworth engine, and then sold by him to Jon Fletcher (Rochdale) by 1986. Jon ran it for two or 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. In 1976, Mallock raced the car in Formula 2 specification in the European F2 series and in the Shellsport Group 8 series. It is possible the car was still using the chassis plate of the old 742 during this time, as it was described by Motoring News as a 742 when it appeared at Hockenheim in September 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. 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.
  7. 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. Retained for 1977. Sold to Eddie Jordan (Dundrum, County Dublin, Ireland) and used in Irish Formula Atlantic in 1978, winning both the All-Ireland and Duckhams Formula Atlantic Championships. Raced by 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.
  8. Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Dennis Leech): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
  9. March 762 [752-21] (José Maria de Uriarte): New to Markus Hotz (Lippoldswilen, Switzerland) and used by him in 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.
  10. 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 fitted the car with a plastic Sunbeam Stiletto body and Cosworth BDG engine, and raced it in GT racing in Scotland. Unknown in 1981 but with Eric Munnoch in 1982 who raced the 'Stiletto' with a 3.5-litre Rover V8. Subsequent history unknown, but in March 2010, HSCC News reported that Colin 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.
  11. McRae 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
  12. 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 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
  13. 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 Parkin 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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, with Strakers of Wimbledon Ltd sponsorship, and run by Dave Price Racing. To Brian Robinson (Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham) and converted to Formula 2 specification for Shellsport Group 8 races in 1976. To John Morrison (Warwick) for Shellsport G8 and libre racing in 1977, then to Kevin Bowditch (Maidenhead) race appearances 1978, then 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.
  16. March 752 [15] (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 sart of the Aurora season and finally written off.
  17. Trojan T101 [102] (Jim Kelly): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  18. March 75B [1] (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 1982, after which he sold it to somebody in Scotland.
  19. March 75A [1] (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.
  20. 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 washeavily 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. 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.
  21. Lola T330 [HU17] (Allan Kayes): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  22. March 732/742 [1] (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 and later to Jonathan Buncombe who fitted an FVC engine for libre races. Sold to Roger Orgee 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.

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.