Ken Miles Memorial Race

Laguna Seca, 12 Oct 1968

1 Lou Sell Eagle Mk 5 [501] - Chevrolet V8
#15 Smothers Bros Racing, Fullerton, CA
53 1h 00m 37.42s
99.8 mph
2 George Wintersteen Eagle Mk 5 [502] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Wintersteen Racing, Newtown Square, PA
(see note 1)
52 1h 01m 30.97s
3 Bud Morley McLaren M1B/FA [30-05] - Chevrolet V8
#14 Morley Racing, Denver, CO
4 Mike Eyerly (FB) 1.6-litre McLaren M4B - Ford twin cam
#74 Eyerly Volkswagen, Salem, OR
5 Dave Ogilvy (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 35 - Ford twin cam
6 Richard Negley (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
7 Gerry Bruihl (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT18 [F2-48-66] - Ford twin cam
#10 (see note 2)
8 Ray France (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21A - Ford twin cam
#72 Centaur Racing Asso., Redondo Beach, CA
(see note 3)
9 Jon Milledge (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 - Ford twin cam Racesales
#91 John Milledge, Mountain View, CA
(see note 4)
10 Steve Durst Vulcan - Chevrolet Traco V8
11 Charlie Adams (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C [12] - Ford twin cam
#64 CW Adams Racing, Manhattan Beach, CA
(see note 5)
12 Lyle Forsgren Forsgrini Mk 10D - Chevrolet V8
#46 Forsgren Tngr Ltd, Seattle, WA
13 Ed Leslie (FC) Brabham
14 Chuck Dietrich (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam BRM
#32 Hogan Motor Leasing, St Louis, MO
15 Dick Smothers (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B14 [FB-68-14?] - Ford twin cam
#9 Smothers Bros Racing, Fullerton, CA
(see note 6)
16 Steve Griswold (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT16 - Ford twin cam
#26 Racesales, Berkeley, CA
17 Malcolm Starr (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#17 Anthony Koshland Racing, New York, NY
(see note 7)
18 Woody Harris (FB) 1.6-litre Kellison Mk II - Ford twin cam
#16 Grand Prix Racing, Lincoln, CA
19 Ed Marshall (FA) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-60] - Ferrari 625LM 4
#27 Walt Mathewson, Campbell, CA
(see note 8)
20 Dan Davis (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#52 Racesales, Berkeley, CA
21 Ron Grable Spectre HR1 - Chevrolet V8
#99 PMC/Spectre Racing Belmont, CA
50 out of gas
22 Bill Brack (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#85 Sports Cars Unlimited, Clarkson, Ontario, Canada
46 accident
23 Jim Mulhall (FA) 5-litre Halibrand Shrike - Chevrolet V8
#81 (see note 9)
39 retired
24 Pierre Phillips Lola T140 [SL140/10] - Chevrolet V8
#33 Pierre's Motor Racing, Portland, OR
(see note 10)
33 retired
25 Dick Guldstrand LeGrand Mk 7A [002] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Le Grand Race Cars, Sylmar, CA
(see note 11)
19 broken suspension
26 Frank Bramante (FC) 1-litre Lotus - Ford
#43 Bramante Racing Developments, San Pablo
10 retired
27 William Monson (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21A - Ford twin cam
#50 Dr William T. Monson, Kent, WA
9 retired
28 Brett Lunger Caldwell D8 ['001'] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Autodynamics Corp, Marblehead, MA
(see note 12)
8 broken suspension
29 Gerhard Klose (FB) 1.6-litre LeGrand Mk 3D - Ford twin cam
#41 Frank Monise Motors, Pasadena, CA
8 retired
30 Michael Brodie (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 35 - Ford twin cam
#6 Levi's, San Rafael, CA (see note 13)
8 broken suspension
31 Kurt Reinold McKee Mk 8 - Chevrolet V8
#57 Team Nappi, Rockford, IL
7 retired
32 Carl Churchill (FC) 1.1-litre Lotus 18B - Ford
7 retired
33 Bobby Brown Lola T140 [SL140/3] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Bob Brown, Huntington LI, New York
3 bearings
DSQ Nick Dioguardi (F5000) 4.7-litre WRE Shadow - Ford Shelby Cobra 289 ci V8
#65 Rapid Color, Glendale, CA (see note 14)
DNS Brian O'Neil Lola T140 [SL140/13] - Chevrolet V8
#1 American Racing Motors, Miami, FL
Did not start
DNSC Barry Blackmore LeGrand Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8
(see note 15)
Did not start (crashed)
DNSC Stew McMillen Eisert 65 - Chevrolet V8
#5 Stew McMillan, Libertyville, Ill.
(see note 16)
Did not start (crashed)
DNSC Greg Hodges (FB) 1.6-litre Cooper T76 - Ford twin cam
#22 W Todd Hodges, Chico, CA
Did not start (crashed)
DNSC Mike Hiss Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
#94 Abrasive Alloy Racing Team, Riverside, NJ
Did not start (crashed)
  Dino Dioguardi (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 27 - Ford twin cam
#4 JF Scavone Cox, Glendale, CA
On entry list
  Wes McNay (FB) 1.6-litre LeGrand Mk 3B - Ford twin cam
#7 M&R Enterprises, San Carlos, CA
On entry list
  Skeeter McKitterick (FC) 1.1-litre Lotus 22 - Ford Cosworth
#8 Automotion Inc, San Diego, CA
On entry list
  Bill James (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
#21 Bill James, Modesto, CA
On entry list
  Rex Ramsey WRE Shadow - Chevrolet V8
#24 Competition American, Sherman Oaks, CA
On entry list
  Steve Pfeifer (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-3-65] - Ford twin cam BRM
#31 Luck Lager Beer, San Francisco, CA
(see note 17)
On entry list
  Max Callicott (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 22 - Ford twin cam
#44 Bob Snow's Garage, Anaheim, CA
On entry list
  Charles Morrison (FA) 2.4-litre Pegasus - Chevrolet Corvair f6
#47 Charles A. Morrison, Modesto, CA
On entry list
  George Pridmore (FB) 1.6-litre Cooper - Ford twin cam
#51 George F. D. Pridmore II, Tiburon, CA
On entry list
  Ted A. Clark (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT15 - Ford twin cam Cosworth Mk 13
#56 Team Nappi, Rockford, IL (see note 18)
On entry list
  Tom Tufts (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B14 [FB-68-8] - Ford twin cam
#60 Stan Roadge, Milwaukee, Wis
(see note 19)
On entry list
  Bob Wenz (FB) 1.6-litre Cooper T76 [T71/73 F1-3-64] - Ford twin cam
#71 Foreign Auto Parts, San Jose, CA
(see note 20)
On entry list
  Gary Johnson (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
#73 Gary Johnson, San Jose, CA
On entry list
  Harry Hester (FB) 1.6-litre McLaren M4B [200-10B] - Ford twin cam
#75 Henry H. Hester, La Jolla, CA
(see note 21)
On entry list
  Thomas E. Kornell (FC) 1.05-litre Lotus 31 - Ford Holbay
#76 Kornell Racing, Seal Beach, CA
On entry list
  Don Richardson LeGrand Mk 7 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#77 Dr Donald Richardson, New Orleans, La
(see note 22)
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

1 Lou Sell (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [501] - Chevrolet V8 1m 07.11s
2 George Wintersteen (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [502] - Chevrolet V8 1m 07.50s
3 Kurt Reinold (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 8 - Chevrolet V8 1m 08.11s
4 Bud Morley (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M1B/FA [30-05] - Chevrolet V8 1m 09.76s
5 Ron Grable (F5000) 5-litre Spectre HR1 - Chevrolet V8 1m 08.60s
6 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Caldwell D8 ['001'] - Chevrolet V8 1m 11.18s
7 Mike Eyerly (FB) 1.6-litre McLaren M4B - Ford twin cam 1m 10.66s
8 Brian O'Neil * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/13] - Chevrolet V8 1m 11.73s
9 Lyle Forsgren (F5000) 5-litre Forsgrini Mk 10D - Chevrolet V8 1m 11.41s
10 Jim Mulhall (FA) 5-litre Halibrand Shrike - Chevrolet V8 1m 12.07s
11 Chuck Dietrich (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam BRM 1m 11.80s
12 Bill Brack (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam 1m 12.28s
13 Ray France (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21A - Ford twin cam 1m 12.41s
14 Gerry Bruihl (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT18 [F2-48-66] - Ford twin cam 1m 12.57s
15 Dick Guldstrand (F5000) 5-litre LeGrand Mk 7A [002] - Chevrolet V8 1m 12.60s
16 Steve Durst (F5000) 5-litre Vulcan - Chevrolet Traco V8 1m 12.60s
17 Pierre Phillips (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/10] - Chevrolet V8 1m 13.44s
18 Michael Brodie (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 35 - Ford twin cam 1m 13.20s
19 Charlie Adams (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C [12] - Ford twin cam 1m 13.44s
20 Dave Ogilvy (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 35 - Ford twin cam 1m 13.45s
21 Jon Milledge (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 - Ford twin cam Racesales 1m 13.44s
22 Ed Leslie (FC) Brabham 1m 13.50s
23 Steve Griswold (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT16 - Ford twin cam 1m 14.50s
24 Richard Negley (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam 1m 14.86s
25 Ed Marshall (FA) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-60] - Ferrari 625LM 4 1m 15.21s
26 Dick Smothers (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B14 [FB-68-14?] - Ford twin cam 1m 15.37s
27 Bobby Brown (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/3] - Chevrolet V8 1m 08.59s
28 Dan Davis (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam 1m 15.43s
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Eagle Mk 5 [502] (George Wintersteen): See full history: Eagle 'Mk 5' 502.
  2. Brabham BT18 [F2-48-66] (Gerry Bruihl): The early history of this car is unknown but its chassis number, recorded in paperwork still owned by Ron Brown, suggests it would have been built very late in 1966, probably after the end of the regular SCCA season. Its first known race was at Mont-Tremblant 17 Sep 1967 where it was driven by well-known west coast racing car dealer Pierre Phillips (Portland, OR). In the summer of 1968, Ron Brown (Portland, OR) bought a Brabham BT18 from Phillips and is sure this would have been his Mont-Tremblant car. Brown shared the drive with Gerry Bruihl (Sausalito, CA) in 1968 and 1969 and ran the car from Bruihl's Competition Motors, a sports car repair shop in NW Portland. In 1970, Brown shared the drive with Russ Harness (also Portland, OR) but then sold the Brabham to John Ransom (also Portland, OR) who Ron believes sold it to someone in Vancouver.
  3. Brabham BT21A (Ray France): Terry Petmecky (Austin, TX) raced a Lotus 22 in SWDiv Formula B in 1967 but met with little success against the dominant Gus Hutchison team of Lotus 41Cs. Right at the end of the year he took delivery of a Brabham BT21A and finished second in the National at Selma in this car. In 1968 he took the Brabham to Bob Winkelmann but was forced to give up racing due to eyesight problems. F1 driver Alan Rees was holidaying in the Las Vegas area in early 1968 when he raced the car for Winkelmann in the SCCA National at Stardust Raceway. Winkelmann also entered it for Tony Settember at the Tuscon National in April 1968 and it is likely to be the car in which Settember scored 6 points in SoPac FB in 1968. Winkelmann advertised the car in CP&A 23 Mar 1968 as a "Winkelmann-Brabham BT21" with Winkspeed engine. To Ray France (Redondo Beach, CA), and raced during 1968 and 1969, entered as #2 by Centaur Racing Associates. This may have become the basis of the blue-and-gold #29 "Centaur Brabham" raced by France in 1970.
  4. Brabham BT21 (Jon Milledge): Jon Milledge (Mountain View, CA) visited England to buy a Brabham for 1968. Having found that factory prices were outside his budget, he was persuaded by Frank Williams to buy a BT21 development car from MRD which Williams then had modified by Arch Motors and built up to full BT21C specification. He focused on the FRA 'Pro' series in 1968, winning at Vaca Valley and Santa Ana, and also won two NorPac Nationals, beating eventual champion Mike Eyerly. He continued his battle with Eyerly in the Pro series in 1969, beating him at Riverside and finishing second at Laguna Seca and Sears Point. The BT21/21C was sold to Mike Hansen (Belmont, CA) for 1970 who used it to win the 1970 Northern Pacific Division Formula B class. The car was then blue-and-white and entered at #40 as a BT21C. He swapped to a new Brabham BT35 for 1971 and retained his title. This is presumably the "ex-Hansen" "BT21/29" advertised by Hayes Racing Equipment (Santa Ana, CA) in March 1971. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. Brabham BT21C [12] (Charlie Adams): New to Charles W. Adams (Springfield, IL, but then living in Manhattan Beach, CA) via Jim Russell, who then had a racing school at Willow Springs. Charlie Adams was a regular in Formula B with this car from mid-1968 to 1971, his car being green, and entered as #64. Adams won the Southern Pacific Division FB title in 1969 but did not score any points in 1970 and his appearances in the Pro series ceased after the Laguna Seca race in June. In 1971, he scored just two points in the SPDiv championship, for fifth place at the Riverside National in July, and only appeared at one Pro race, the Edmonton round in August. Subsequent history unknown, but the BT21C was bought in the US by Australian Gary Simkin who was working there, and returned with him to Australia in March 1983. It was sold to George Goodare (Sydney, NSW), rebuilt and used in historic racing. It was owned by Peter Addison (Sydney, NSW) then sold to Howard Blight (Sydney, NSW) 1989. and then via Rob Bailey (Victoria) 1998 to Nereo Dizane (Sydney, NSW) December 1998. Dizane died in 2004, aged only 53, but his collection of cars has been kept together by his wife Anna Dizane (Wantirna, Victoria).
  6. Chevron B14 [FB-68-14?] (Dick Smothers): Bought late in 1968 by Dick Smothers of Smothers Bros Racing (Fullerton, CA) and first raced in the Donnybrooke Grand Prix at Brainerd 22 September 1968 . Chevron records appear to identify this car as chassis FB-68-14. Smothers had a blue #29 Chevron FB for 1969 and this is very probably the same car, even though it was sometimes referred to as a B15B. Loaned to Joe Alves (Sherman Oaks, CA) for 1970 but not raced after blowing the engine in practice at Sears Point in June 1970. Alves eventually sold the car some time between 1975 and 1978 but it is then unknown until owned by a D Hullinger around 1992 who started a restoration. It passed to Gabe Lakatosh (Los Angeles, CA) in 1998 who completed the restoration and raced it infrequently. Then sold to Jeff Giannini (Puyallup, WA) in 2003 who has raced it continuously since then. It had a full restoration in 2008 and is maintained by J&L Fabrication (also in Puyallup, WA).
  7. Brabham BT21C (Malcolm Starr): Malcolm Starr (Union City, NJ) and Anthony Koshland (New York, NY) bought a new Brabham BT21C in 1968 but Starr only raced it three times before he advertised it in December 1968. Malcolm cannot remember to whom he sold the car, but he believes it may have been Bill Baldwin, who was mechanic on Starr's Shelby Mustang GT350R in 1965. Malcolm recalls that Baldwin then wanted to race, and "he would have have been living mere miles from me and we shared many contacts".
  8. Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-60] (Ed Marshall): Delivered to F Armbruster (USA) according to the Cooper Register.
  9. Halibrand Shrike (Jim Mulhall): Jim Mulhall (Littleton, CO) entered a Halibrand-Chevy in Formula A in 1968, first appearing at the Road America Badger 200 in July, but failing to start his first two races. Mulhall raced it again in 1969, but it was destroyed in his crash at Continental Divide in June 1969. Mulhall lost control of the car and hit a water-filled oil drum that was acting as a barrier. Mulhall died later of his injuries, and a mechanic was also killed by debris.
  10. Lola T140 [SL140/10] (Pierre Phillips): New to Pierre Phillips (Portland, OR) for Formuila A in the Pacific Northwest in 1968, then taken to New Zealand for one race in December 1968. Unknown in 1969, but sold by Phillips to Denny Erickson's Repco Northwest Competition Motors (Spokane, WA) for 1970. Sold to Tom Kagi (Spokane WA) in 1971, but its subsequent history is unknown. Reappeared with Dr Grant Hill (Okotoks, Alberta) in 1988, then to ex-F5000 driver Lou Pavesi (Los Altos, CA) in 1989 or 1990. To Bill Blake (San Carlos, CA) and Bruce Sevier (Sacramento, CA) late 2004, and restored for historic events.
  11. LeGrand Mk 7A [002] (Dick Guldstrand): A new car replacing the original works Mk 7 sold to Don Richardson, and shaken down by Bruce Eglinton at Whitman stadium June 1968 where he crashed and was badly burnt. The car was rebuilt and loaned to Jerry Entin, fitted with his Chevrolet engine and ZF gearbox, and taken to Road America for the Badger "200" on 27 July 1968, but the timing gear broke before the race, and Entin did not start. Entin won a National at Riverside in August and two Regionals later in the year. Dick Guldstrand took over the car for the Laguna Seca 'Pro' race in October and it was then driven by Rex Ramsey at the ARRC, and at the Monaco International Trophy in New Zealand at the end of December. Ramsey continued to drive the car in 1969, winning three SCCA Nationals but was well off the pace in Pro races. It was then shared by Chuck Elliott and Bruce Eglinton in SCCA Regionals and Nationals respectively in 1970 and 1971. Then sold to Mal Patterson (San Jose, CA), who entered it for the Pro race at Laguna Seca 7 May 1972, but does not appear to have raced it very often. It was then sold to Ken Owen (Union City, CA) and used in local SCCA racing in 1975 and 1976. Then sold to Skip Pack (Hollister, CA) and Dennis McLaughlin , who autocrossed the car in the late 1970s and early 1980s before they sold it to Butch Gilbert in October 2009. Sold to John F Boxhorn (Mukwonago, Wisconsin) in October 2010, and restored during 2011 and 2012. Sold to David Zavetsky (Wellesboro, PA) in 2019. See full history: LeGrand Mk 7 002.
  12. Caldwell D8 ['001'] (Brett Lunger): Entered by Autodynamics Corp. for Brett Lunger, and first seen in an SCCA National at Lime Rock on 6 July 1968, where Lunger crashed. Later appeared in the Us Pro series driven by Lunger (at Mosport Park 25 Aug 1968, Donnybrook 22 Sep 1968 and Laguna Seca 12 Oct 1968) and by Sam Posey (at Lime Rock 2 Sep 1968). Delano Trott, who was Chief Engineer at Autodynamics at the time the D8 was built, commented in 2019 that one of the team's mechanics, Fred Whittier, "ended up owning the car". He used it as a supermodified at Bryar Motorsports Park and destroyed it in an accident. Trott added "as I recall, he had a head-on with a tow truck running the wrong direction!".
  13. Lotus 35 (Michael Brodie): Gerry Kinnane entered a Lotus 35 at Phoenix Park in 1967 and then entered it for Damien Magee in Irish 1600cc events in 1968. Magee last raced it in June 1968 and it is believed to have been sold via Fred Opert to the US. In mid-1968, Mike Brodie (San Rafael, CA) bought a Lotus 35 from Ireland and first raced it in the FRA race at Orange County Raceway in Sep 1968. He continued to race it in the remaining months of the 1968 season before buying a newer Brabham BT21 for 1969.
  14. WRE Shadow (Nick Dioguardi): New to Nick Dioguardi (Glendale, CA) for SCCA Formula A in 1968. Retained for a few races in 1969. Retained again for a few races in 1970. Then unknown until advertised by Charlie Harris (California) in in Finish Line December 1976, at which time it was fitted with roll cage, "nerf bars" and mufflers for oval track racing. Subsequent history unknown.
  15. LeGrand Mk 7 (Barry Blackmore): A new car sold to Pete Botsford (Boulder, CO), after he saw the first car on display at the New York Automobile Show (at the New York Coliseum, 30 March - 7 April 1968). The car was used in the 1968 SCCA Continental Championship, starting at Elkhart Lake 27 Jul 1968, where driver Ron Holmes did not start. It was raced by Bob Betts at Thompson 18 August 1968, but he was well off the pace in practice and retired early. Sam Posey then drove it at Mosport Park and was fastest in qualifying, but withdrew after just two laps. Peter Revson was available for the Lime Rock on 2 September but hated the car and quickly disappeared when a ball joint failure curtailed practice. Posey returned to the cockpit for Brainerd on 22 September 1968), and was fourth in practice, but refused to start the race as the car was too dangerous. Barry Blackmore was then brought in for the Ken Miles Memorial Race at Laguna Seca on 12 October but, in his words, destroyed it in practice. The car was stripped at Red LeGrand's shop and the carcass towed back to base, but Botsford had lost interest in the car and it was not repaired.
  16. Eisert 65 (Stew McMillen): New for Skip Hudson to drive at the 1965 Indy 500 as J Frank Harrison's #96 Harrison Special. The new car got on track on 13 May, at which point the older 1964 car was renumbered from 96 to 93. Hudson was a successful sports car racer, but was unable to pass his rookie test when an engine blew, so Al Unser took over the drive but he made no attempt to qualify the car. Unser then drove the car through the 1965 USAC season, but only once finished inside the top 10. The 1965 car was retained for the opening races of the 1966 season, driven by Unser at Phoenix and by Billy Foster at Trenton. It then became the team's #93 entry, and was only seen again at Fuji, where Jerry Grant finished tenth. Greg Weld failed to qualify the car for the 1967 Indy 500, after which it was sold to Don Wilcox, who raced it at Pikes Peak and made an unsuccessfiul attempt to qualify at Indianapolis Raceway Park in July. The old car was ideal for the SCCA's new Formula A, so was sold to Stew McMillen (Libertyville, IL) who raced it in SCCA Nationals, winning twice, and in Pro races. At the end of 1968 he took it out to New Zealand, racing it at Baypark Raceway in December, before it was leased to Dennis Marwood for the 1969/70 season. It returned to the US later in 1970 and was acquired by Bill Tempero (Fort Collins, CO), who fitted it with wedge-style bodywork and raced it in Pro races and SCCA Nationals in 1971, then in Midwest Division Formula A in 1972. It was later converted for street use by brothers Wayne and Steve Huntley in Nebraska and was also used as a show car by Fred Bosselman in the late 1970s or early 1980s, probably at his Bosselman Truck Plaza in Grand Island, Nebraska. In the early 1990s it was acquired by Bill Wiswedel (Holland, MI) who has restored it to 1965 colours but still with the later, squarer bodywork.
  17. Brabham BT14 [FL-3-65] (Steve Pfeifer): This BT14 was bought new by John Mitchell and raced in northern English libre racing in 1965 and 1966. It was missing for most of 1967, but was sold late that year to Steve Pfeiffer (San Francisco, CA) and equipped with a BRM Phase 4 twin-cam for 1968 Formula B racing, now described as a BT21. It was sold to Bruce Redding (Monterey, CA) for 1969 but crashed early in the season and extensively rebuilt. Redding thereafter entered it in 1969 and 1970 as a Ford Special, Gravelle Special or even as a Honda Special. It was later sold to Steve Jizmagian (San Francisco, CA) in early 1971 and crashed again, then to Tom Gouldstone (Santa Rosa, CA/Napa, CA) in November 1972 and crashed again - each time at Laguna Seca. By 1975, Gouldstone was describing it as a BT18/21. It was sold to Dick McGovern in 1978. It was retained by McGovern until 1994 when sold to George Goodare (Sydney, NSW, Australia) and restored. Later to Brian Wilson in September 2000 then to John Gale in November 2001. Sold to Richard Longes late 2008 and raced in 2009 Tasman Revival races.
  18. Brabham BT15 (Ted A. Clark): Ted Clark (DeKalb, IL) raced a Brabham BT15 in Formula B in 1968, equipped with a Cosworth Mk 13 engine and running as #56 and typically entered by Team Nappi of Rockford, Illinois. Clark advertised the car in April 1969, saying that it had a Hewland 5-speed gearbox and 7" and 9" wheels. Nothing more known.
  19. Chevron B14 [FB-68-8] (Tom Tufts): Bought new by Tom Tufts (Milwaukee, WI) and raced in Formula B in 1968, starting at Road America on 27 July 1968, at the Buckeye Sprints at Mid-Ohio two weeks later and then at Donnybrooke (Brainerd) on 22 September 1968. Identified from an invoice as chassis FB-68-8. Sold to Tom Gelb (Mequon, WI) for 1969, replacing an ancient Brabham BT2, and raced in Pro and CenDiv FB until crashed at Mosport Park in August 1969. The car was repaired and sold in 1970 but its subsequent history is unknown. However, it may well be the car raced by fellow Central Division racer Jim Trueman (Amlin, OH) in 1970.
  20. Cooper T76 [T71/73 F1-3-64] (Bob Wenz): Although given a F1 chassis number, F1-3-64, this car is now seen more as a cross between the F1 Cooper T73 and the F2 Cooper T71. It was built up by Bob Gerard's team and fitted with a 1.5-litre Ford twin cam engine with the intention of using it in minor F1 races and in Formule Libre, especially at Gerard's local Mallory Park. John Taylor raced for Gerard in libre with great success in 1964, in the early-season English non-championship F1 races and at the British GP. Gerard then acquired an ex-works F1 Cooper T60 V8 for Taylor to drive, and the T71/73 was then raced by Alan Rollinson and Taylor later in the season. It was also converted to F2 specification for Taylor to use in a couple of races in September. The car reappeared in F1 spec again in 1965 for John Rhodes, as a F2 for Taylor, as a 1650cc libre car for Taylor, and then even as a F3 car for Bob's son Julian Gerard. It was not used again until late 1966 when Chris Lambert raced it as a F2 and then it became Julian Gerard's regular libre car in 1967. It was finally sold at the end of 1967 to Bob Wenz (Los Gatos, CA) who raced it in SCCA Formula B from 1968 to 1972. It then went to Bob Korst and was "laid up" for 20 or so years until Alan Baillie (Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire) acquired it and brought it back to England. He restored it to 1.5-litre F1 specification with a Ford twin cam and raced it from 1997 onwards in historic racing, generally in HGPCA Grand Prix Cars events. It was sold to car dealer Chris Drake (London) for 2018, who also raced it with the HGPCA.
  21. McLaren M4B [200-10B] (Harry Hester): New to Robert Amey in June 1967 to be driven by Chuck Dietrich (Sandusky, OH) in Formula B, winning the FB class in six Central Division SCCA Nationals and also finishing firth in the Pro race at Mont-Tremblant. Dietrich bought a pair of new M4Bs for 1968 and his 1967 car was sold to Henry H. Hester (La Jolla, CA). Hester ran it in SCCA Nationals through 1968 and then sold it to Dow J. Byers II (San Diego, CA) who used it through 1969 and into early 1970. Probably the car of Clifton Wells (Lynwood, CA) at Ontario in July 1971 and Riverside in April 1972. Believed to have gone to Chuck Hayes at some point but history then unknown until owned by Ed Donnelly (Los Angeles, CA) in 1987. Then via Jim Miller and Rob Merrel (both now deceased) to Jim Brown (San Diego, CA) in 1991 who commissioned a complete restoration including a new tub built by Marc Bahner. In 2004, Brown sold the car to Brian Andrews (San Francisco, CA) who raced it in CSRG events in 2005 and 2006. Sold by Andrews via Fantasy Junction (Emeryville, CA) to Bill Hodder (Nagambie, Victoria, Australia) in 2011.
  22. LeGrand Mk 7 [001] (Don Richardson): New for Bruce Eglinton to race in the SCCA Regional and National at Las Vegas on 24/25 Feb 1968, retiring on the Saturday but winning on the Sunday. Then sold to Don Richardson (New Orleans, LA) who entered it for Bill Fuller to drive at the opening Pro race at Continental Divide 26 May 1968, but it was very slow and failed to start after the engine blew. Its only known race was when Richardson won an SCCA National at Galveston Airport 7 July 1968, but it was also on the entry list at R8 Laguna Seca 12 October 1968). Advertised by Richardson on 14 Dec 1968 as "1250 lbs of rotting hell", complete with a Chevy running on Webers and Hewland LG500 . There is no sign of the car in 1969 but Richardson advertised it again on 6 Jun 1970. Sold to Art Eatman (Austin, TX) and raced in the SCCA SW Division in 1971, winning the FA class, but he failed to start the Runoffs at Road Atlanta 27 Nov 1971. Art sold the car to Karl Patton (Austin, TX) who planned to add a wing to the nose and use it for autocross. Almost certainly this car advertised by John Anderson (Austin, TX) 5 May 1973. The engine details mention in the advert ('Crane heads, Isky roller') matches that of Art Eatman when he advertised the Richardson car from the same city a year before. Anderson bought the car with L Nelson Spohnheimer (Plano, TX) and they updated it to current SCCA rules, for example with a taller rollhoop, and then used it in Autocross in the Austin area. Spohnheimer drove it for his competition license at Dallas Motor Speedway, before buying Anderson's share during 1973. Nelson Spohnheimer recalls that he towed the car to Fort Lauderdale, FL in early 1974 when he moved from Texas to Florida, and ran it there briefly. About a year later he swapped it for a 1968 Corvette Tri-Power convertible to Bob Moulton (Largo, FL) who ran it on and off until 1976 or 1977. During his ownership, he was able to vouch for the chassis flex and "barely adequate brakes". He offered Don Kearney, a highly successful C Production driver, a run in the car, and Kearney responded that he "wouldn't get out of the electric chair to drive that car". Moulton later stripped it of its Bartz engine and LG500 gearbox and hoisted the chassis onto the wall of Dale Kreider's workshop in St Petersberg. In 2010, Moulton commented that he sold the complete car "a number of years ago". Subsequent history unknown.


Note that 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' published results.

1968 US information has been taken from SCCA results sheets with additional information from Autoweek race reports and from some entry lists. Thanks to David McKinney and Wolfgang Klopfer for providing these. Identifying the classes and model of some entries has proved very difficult so all new information would be welcomed.

1969-1971 US information has been collated by Chris Townsend using Autoweek reports. All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome.

1972-1976 US information was originally collated by Wolfgang Klopfer, converted to database format by Dawn Harrison and checked by Jim Thurman and Don Capps. Wolfgang's main sources are Autoweek and individual SCCA results bulletins but Autosport, Autocourse and Road Racing Annual have also been consulted.

US SCCA Runoffs, Nationals and Regionals results were collated by Wolfgang Klopfer from Autoweek reports. These reports were usually very brief so the information on the majority of races is limited just to the identity of the FA class winner.

Some race programs have also been used for entry lists and other information. My thanks to Richard Coe for the generous contributions from his collection.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.