American Road Race of Champions (F/SCCA class)

Daytona, 26 Nov 1967

1 Charles Kirkbride (FA) 1.5-litre Lotus 18/21 [372] - Climax FPF 4
#1 [1-NE]
90.508 mph
2 Lewis Williams (FA) 1.5-litre BRM P261 [2613] - P56 V8
#2 [1-SE]
12 retired - unknown
3 Clint Cavin Cooper T53 - Chevrolet II Ansen 4
#4 [2-MW]
7 retired - unknown
4 Thomas C. Jones (FA) 2-litre Cooper T82 [F2-2-66] - Climax FWMV V8
#36 [1-CE] (see note 1)
6 retired - unknown
DNS Jack Eiteljorg (FA) 2.7-litre Brabham BT11 [F1-6-64] - Climax FPF 4
#3 [1-MW]
Did not start
(blown engine)
  Mike Fisher (FA) 2-litre Lotus 33 [R11] - BRM P60 V8
#5 [2-NP]
On entry list

All cars are 3-litre FA unless noted.

1 Thomas C. Jones (FA) 2-litre Cooper T82 [F2-2-66] - Climax FWMV V8 99.642 mph
2 Charles Kirkbride (FA) 1.5-litre Lotus 18/21 [372] - Climax FPF 4
3 Clint Cavin (FA) 3-litre Cooper T53 - Chevrolet II Ansen 4

Notes on the cars:

  1. Cooper T82 [F2-2-66] (Thomas C. Jones): To Jo Bonnier Racing and fitted with a BRM P80 engine for Jo Siffert to race in F2 in 1966; then entered by Ecurie Suisse for Bonnier himself, plus several guest drivers. The car then returned to the factory where it was rebuilt with a 2-litre Coventry Climax FWMV V8 engine and sold to Tom Jones (Eastlake, OH) for use in SCCA Formula A. Jones also secured an entry for the 1967 Canadian GP in this car but was unable to qualify. He was fourth in the SCCA Run-Offs in 1967 and continued to run the car in FA in 1968, then as a FB with a Ford twin cam in 1969. "G. Brown" raced a Cooper T82 in a support race at the Canadian GP in September 1968; presumably this car. It is reported that it was then sold to Rick Kohler (Ohio), presumably the Rick Kohler (Canton, OH) who raced very successfully in FV in Central Division in the mid-1960s, and that he ran it in FB with a BMW engine. Later located in Ft Lauderdale, FL by Paul Busby (Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire) who returned it to the UK and restored it to 1966 specification. Raced by Busby in HSCC Classic Racing Cars Championship events in 2002.


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.

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.

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.