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Aberdeen & District MC Hill Climb

Fintray, 2 Aug 1970

ResultsTime 
1 Gray Mickel 2-litre Brabham BT23B [1] - Climax FPF 4
#19 (see note 1)
32.36s 1st in Class 2 (over 1300cc racing cars)
2 Sandy Watson (sports racing) 1.6-litre Mallock U2 Mk 8
#126
33.05s 1st in Class 3 (1600cc Sports Racing/GT)
3 Agnes Mickel 2-litre Brabham BT23B [1] - Climax FPF 4
#124 (see note 2)
33.31s 2nd in Class 2 (over 1300cc racing cars)
4 Dave Millar (sports racing) 1.6-litre Mallock U2 Mk 8
#125
33.72s 2nd in Class 3 (1600cc Sports Racing/GT)
5 Ted J. Clark (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
#2
33.97s 1st in Class 1 (1300cc and FF racing cars)
6 Jim Dickson (Special Saloon) 1.33-litre Mini Cooper S - BMC
#97 BVRT
34.21s 1st in Class 10 (Over 1300cc Special Saloons)
7 John Fyda (1.0 Spec Saloon) 1-litre Hillman Imp - Imp
#65
35.08s 1st in Class 8 (1000cc Special Saloons)
8 Peter Stewart (1300cc racing car) 1.1-litre Cooper FJ Mk 3A 'T67' [FJ-15-63] - BMC
#72
35.68s 2nd in Class 1 (1300cc and FF racing cars)
9 Alex Brown (1300cc racing car) 0.6-litre Walker JW4 - Triumph
#121
35.69s 3rd in Class 1 (1300cc and FF racing cars)
10 Eric Preston (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
#101
35.80s 4th in Class 1 (1300cc and FF racing cars)
C3 Bob Hamilton (libre) 4.7-litre Cooper - Chevrolet V8
#59
39.14s 3rd in Class 2 (over 1300cc racing cars)
Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT23B [1] (Gray Mickel): Sold to Mike Hawley (Solihull) and used in British hillclimbs with a 2-litre Climax engine. Won the RAC championship round at Great Auclum in August. Retained early 1968 but rarely seen and sold mid-season to Curborough sprint specialist Bob Rose (Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire). Sold again to Scottish hillclimbers Gray and Agnes Mickel for 1969 and used in the national championship, guest driven by Mike MacDowel on one occasion. Retained for 1970 but advertised in October that year and sold to Bernard Worth (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, later Navenby, Lincolnshire) for £1600. Bernard and Sue Worth ran the car at Prescott, Croft, Silverstone and Curborough during the early 1970s, and it was also raced by John Walmsley at Curborough and Prescott. It was sold in 1976/77 to Richard Thwaites (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire) who wanted the engine for his Brabham BT8. Then unknown until acquired some time around 1990 by Joe Applegarth (Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham). Still in his ownership in 2010.
  2. Brabham BT23B [1] (Agnes Mickel): Sold to Mike Hawley (Solihull) and used in British hillclimbs with a 2-litre Climax engine. Won the RAC championship round at Great Auclum in August. Retained early 1968 but rarely seen and sold mid-season to Curborough sprint specialist Bob Rose (Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire). Sold again to Scottish hillclimbers Gray and Agnes Mickel for 1969 and used in the national championship, guest driven by Mike MacDowel on one occasion. Retained for 1970 but advertised in October that year and sold to Bernard Worth (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, later Navenby, Lincolnshire) for £1600. Bernard and Sue Worth ran the car at Prescott, Croft, Silverstone and Curborough during the early 1970s, and it was also raced by John Walmsley at Curborough and Prescott. It was sold in 1976/77 to Richard Thwaites (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire) who wanted the engine for his Brabham BT8. Then unknown until acquired some time around 1990 by Joe Applegarth (Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham). Still in his ownership in 2010.

Sources

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