Central Division SCCA Formula A 1967

Tom Jones had acquired an ex-Formula 2 Cooper T82 directly from the Cooper factory, into which had been squeezed a 2-litre Climax V8 engine. If only he'd had some opposition, this could have bene a very competitive car. He won his class in SCCA Nationals at Nelson Ledges and Watkins Glen in August 1967, and then entered the Canadian Grand Prix, where he was predictably a non-qualifier. He took pole position at the Runoffs but retired from the race.

Final standings

1. Thomas C. JonesCooper [T82 - Climax V8]NEOhio9 pts 

1967 Schedule

17 Jun 1967Road AmericaChicago Region
01 Jul 1967Wisconsin State Fair ParkMilwaukee Region
15 Jul 1967Mid-OhioCincinnati Region
22 Jul 1967Grattan RacewayWestern Michigan Region
09 Sep 1967Mid-OhioNEOhio Region
24 Sep 1967Nelson LedgesDetroit Region
07 Oct 1967Indianapolis Raceway ParkIndianapolis Region

Central Division sources

Most of our knowledge of CenDiv racing comes from the SCCA's Sports Car magazine and from Competition Press & Autoweek. We are very keen to acquire, borrow or receive copies of 1960s, 1970s and 1980s SCCA regional publications from this Division. There were many such newsletters in this Division, including:

  • Auto-Graph (Indiana Northwest Region)
  • Backfire (Western Michigan Region)
  • Blower (Northeast Ohio Region)
  • Class Q and later CinChronizer (Cincinnati Region)
  • Clutch Chatter (Indianapolis Region)
  • Clutch Chatter (Northwestern Ohio Region)
  • Crashbox (Golden Triangle Region)
  • Down Shift (Central Illinois Region)
  • Downshift (Kentucky Region)
  • The Drift (Milwaukee Region)
  • Drifting (Des Moines Valley Region)
  • The Fifth Wheel (Northeastern Michigan Region)
  • The Four Wheel Drift (Fort Wayne Region)
  • Iowa Regional News (Iowa Region)
  • Newsletter (Central Kentucky Region)
  • Ohio Valley Regional News and Observers Stand (Ohio Valley Region)
  • Open Exhaust (Detroit Region)
  • Piston Patter (Chicago Region)
  • Pit Board (South Bend Region)
  • The Pit Stop (Southern Indiana Region)
  • The Racket (Tennessee Valley Region)
  • Recaps (Eastern Tennessee Region)
  • Rev Record (Western Ohio Region)
  • S.I.R. SCCA Newsletter (Southern Indiana Region)
  • Smoke Signals (Blackhawk Valley Region)
  • The Tonneau (Land O'Lakes Region)

Also relevant are some non-SCCA publications, notably that of the Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs (MCSCC), based in the Chicago area:

  • Klaxon (Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs)

We are also keen to get scans of entry lists from SCCA Nationals in this Division.