Caithness Car Club Hill Climb

Rumster, 22 Aug 1971

1 Iain McLaren (1300cc racing car) 1-litre Chevron B15 [F3-69-10] - Ford
(see note 1)
30.00s 1st in Class 1 (1300cc and FF racing cars)
2 Ian Smillie 1.6-litre Lotus 22/31 [22-TC-75] - Ford twin cam
30.12s 1st in class
3 Jim Dickson (Special Saloon) 1.33-litre Mini Cooper S - BMC
31.33s 1st in Class 10 (Over 1300cc Special Saloons)
4 Jim Dryden (1.3 Spec Saloon) 1.3-litre Mini Cooper S - BMC
31.40s 1st in Class 9 (1000cc-1300cc Special Saloons)
5 Brian Coyle (Special Saloon) 1-litre Hillman Imp - Imp
31.72s 1st in class
6 Kenny Allen (1.0 Spec Saloon) 1-litre Mini Cooper S - BMC
31.80s Class 8 (1000cc Special Saloons)
7 Bob Smith (Special Saloon) 1.33-litre Mini Cooper S - BMC
32.66s Class 10 (Over 1300cc Special Saloons)
8 John Fyda (1.0 Spec Saloon) 1-litre Hillman Imp - Imp Agra
32.75s Class 8 (1000cc Special Saloons)
9 Norrie Galbraith (Modsports) 1.3-litre Austin-Healey Sprite
32.76s 1st in Class 5 (1300cc Prodsports)
10 Ricky Gauld (1.3 Spec Saloon) 1.3-litre Mini Cooper S - BMC
32.88s Class 9 (1000cc-1300cc Special Saloons)
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B15 [F3-69-10] (Iain McLaren): New to Natalie Goodwin's Goodwin Racing for Cyd Williams to race in European F3 from June 1969 onwards, replacing the team's well-used Brabham BT21B. Retained for early 1970 when it was raced by Williams and Ian Ashley, then sold to dealer Bobby Howlings. To Iain McLaren (Broxburn, Scotland) for 1971 and raced in Scottish hillclimbs in the 1300cc single seater class. To Kenny Allen and continued in Scottish hillclimbs in 1972 and 1973. Unknown after 1973 until advertised by Bobby Howlings' Cheshire Sports Cars Ltd as a rolling chassis in July 1975. The car was bought from Howlings by Simon Price (Shrewsbury), who kept it, unused, for 20 years until selling it to George Jack in June 1996. The car still had its 1000cc F3 engine and Hewland gearbox and Jack completely rebuilt the car. Jack then relocated to New Zealand in January 1988, taking the car with him, and won his class in the 1998/99 Thoroughbred & Classic Car Owners Club (TACCOC ) historic championship. He later fitted a 1500cc pre crossflow Ford engine, and then a Formula B Lotus twin cam and Hewland Mk 5.


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