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Yellow Pages Championship Round

Oulton Park, 3 Jul 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Vern Schuppan Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam BRM
#11
15 0.24.28.2
101.54 mph
£72
2 Cyd Williams Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Hart
#5 Graham Eden (see note 1)
15
£48
3 Tom Belsø Brabham BT28/35 [BT28-8] - Ford BDA Steel
#34 (see note 2)
15
£32
4 Ed Reeves Brabham BT35 [8] - Ford BDA Wood
#2 (see note 3)
15
£24
5 John Nicholson March 702 [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#19 (see note 4)
15
£16
6 Norman Cuthbert Brabham BT29 [19] - Ford BDA Smith
#9 (see note 5)
15
£8
R Peter Wardle Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Rowland
#7 (see note 6)
1 Engine  
UNK Chris Oates Lotus 69 [71/69.1] - Ford BDA Smith
#10 Alida-Else Racing Team (see note 7)

 
UNK Mike Mather Chevron B15/B17 [F3-69-5] - Ford twin cam
#29 (see note 8)

 
UNK Patrick Sumner Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam Cosworth
#99 Tony Kitchiner Racing (see note 9)

 
UNK John Buxton Brabham BT21 [49] - Ford twin cam
#31 (see note 10)

 
UNK John Day Hawke DL6A [1] - Ford twin cam
#6 (see note 11)

 
DNS Ray Allen Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Steel
#22 D.J. Bond Racing
Did not start
(Engine)
DNA John Gillmeister Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam
#8
Did not arrive
DNA Stephen Choularton Alexis Mk17A - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#12
Did not arrive
DNA David Morgan March 713S [1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#24 (see note 12)
Did not arrive
DNA Nick Cook Brabham BT35 [6] - Ford twin cam Racing Services
#26 (see note 13)
Did not arrive
DNA Jim Charnock Brabham BT21A [2] - Ford twin cam
#28 (see note 14)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Vern Schuppan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam BRM
2 Cyd Williams (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Hart
3 Ray Allen * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Steel
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] (Cyd Williams): New to Graham Eden and delivered just in time for the Oulton Park Formula Atlantic race on 21 March 1971, the second round of the British series. Eden retired from driving shortly after and recruited Cyd Williams to drive the car. Williams won seven championship rounds and finished second in the 1971 championship. Eden ordered Ensigns for 1972 but cancelled the order and bought March 722s instead. Williams continued to drive the Chevron until his 722 arrived and won three of the first six rounds of the 1972 series. The car was later displayed at the London Racing Car show, where it was bought by Canadian Bob Armstrong (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for the Canadian Formula B series in 1973. Armstrong appeared in the early rounds of the series but made little impact and wasn't seen after June. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Brabham BT28/35 [BT28-8] (Tom Belsø): New to Jörgen Ellekaer and raced in Scandinavian F3 in 1969 with Holbay engines. Ellekaer has a new car, chassis BT28-27, for 1970 so the usage of BT28-8 that season is currently unclear. To Tom Belsø (Copenhagen, Denmark) for 1971 and fitted with a 1600cc Ford BDA for British Formula Atlantic. Converted to BT35 specification during the year. Advertised during 1972 and sold to Jimmy Fuller (Guyana). Raced in Guyana late 1972 with a Vegantune twin cam but subsequent history unknown.
  3. Brabham BT35 [8] (Ed Reeves): New to Ed Reeves for British Formula Atlantic in 1971, using Wood BDA engines. Also raced by David Morgan at a couple of late season races. Retained by Reeves for Morgan to drive in 1972, and fitted with an 1860cc Wood BDA for the F2 race at Mallory Park in March 1972 which, remarkably, Morgan won. Reeves then bought a new BT38 for Morgan, and the BT35 was sold via Alan Jones to John and Chrystal Millard in Australia, who fitted a Ford twin cam for the ANF2 category, but it was four years before the car ran again. Raced by John Millard until February 1978 when an accident at Sandown Park damaged the chassis. Bought by Denis Lupton in September 1978 still in damaged state and repaired but still not assembled until bought by Bryan Miller (Kiama, NSW) in 1999. Retained by Miller until May 2014 when bought by John Hughes and shipped back to England.
  4. March 702 [6] (John Nicholson): Although given the number 702/6 by March, this was the development F2 car built using the very first Arch Motors frame. It raced just once in 1970 when Howden Ganley appeared in it at Mantorp Park in August. At the start of 1971, it was fitted with a Vegantune twin cam for Formula Atlantic, and was driven by David Morgan at the Mallory Park round in March, taking pole position and winning. He was second in the next race at Castle Combe, but then the car was advertised by March, and bought by John Nicholson, who used it for the rest of that season. Advertised by Nicholson (Ashford, Middlesex) in August 1972. Next seen when used by Martin Steele (Faringdon, Oxfordshire) in sprints in 1973 and 1974. Then sold on and becomes confused with the similar adventures of 702/1. Bought back by Steele in 1981, restored and used in UK historic racing in 1985 and 1986. History then unknown until Mike Scott (Exeter, Devon) was reportedly driving 702/6 in FORCE events in 2003, and he later appeared in Masters events in 2006. Sold in 2009 to Satoshi Onishi (Miharuno, Japan) and used by him in Japanese historic events.
  5. Brabham BT29 [19] (Norman Cuthbert): Sold to Steve Matchett but remained unraced in 1970. To Norman Cuthbert for 1971 and raced in British Formula Atlantic, at first with a Ford twin cam and then with a BDA later in the season. To John Sabourin for 1972 and continued in Formula Atlantic, and then briefly in libre racing in 1973. Sabourin recalls part-trading it to Bobby Howlings for a Chevron B19/B23. The BT29 is then believed to be the "nipple pink" BT29/35 raced by Mike Chapman (Preston/Blackburn) and Mike Utley (Preston) in sprints, hillclimbs and libre racing from 1974 to 1977. Then firmly identified as the car raced by a southern English hillclimber between 1978 and 1987. Subsequent history withheld.
  6. Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] (Peter Wardle): History given for car when on sale on www.race-cars.com says that this Lotus 59 chassis remained unraced in 1970 [the number 38 suggests it to be a mid-late season build in 1969]. According to Lotus records this chassis was sold to Peter Wardle at the start of 1971 and run by him in Formula Atlantic. Retained by Wardle in 1972, then sold to Gary Ainscough in South Africa.
  7. Lotus 69 [71/69.1] (Chris Oates): Number given in Lotus build record for the car sold to Chris Oates, for Atlantic races in 1971 (an unusual number since it does not include a formula code, and this is not the same car as 71/69.1.FB which was sold in North America). The car of Bernard Hunter in libre and occasional Atlantic races in 1972 is described as 'ex Oates'. Subsequently used in libre races by John Barr.
  8. Chevron B15/B17 [F3-69-5] (Mike Mather): New to Goodwin Racing in July 1969 for Alan Rollinson to win the F3 support race at the British GP meeting. Then to Barrie Maskell (Leeds, West Yorkshire) and raced in F3 from September 1969 through to June 1970 when he took delivery of a new B17. Retained as a hire car and raced by Ken Walker and Harry Stiller later that season. To Mike Mather (St Helens, Merseyside) and fitted with a Ford twin cam for a couple of Formula Atlantic races in 1971. Then to Nick Crossley, manager of the P&M preparation business, who dominated the 1972 Formula 4 season in this car, emerging as champion. It was sold to Fergus Tait (Farnham, Surrey) for 1973, winning its second F4 championship, and then to Glyn Read for more F4 in 1974 and 1975. It passed to John "Pancho" Webb (Hounslow, Greater London) in 1976 and then to Alan Morgan for 1977. Morgan then used the engine, gearbox and rear suspension to build his Cirrus 004 and sold the rest of the car to Sean Ross from the Southampton area.
  9. Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] (Patrick Sumner): Appears Brands Hatch, May 2, 1971 for Patrick Sumner, where it was described in press reports as ex René Pierre Alié. This means it is the car originally built in 1970 as a K2B for Alié in the French F3 series. Raced until early 1973 when Sumner broke his wrist in a practice accident at Mallory Park and not rebuilt for some time. Patrick Sumner still owns the car, and reports that it was indeed the Alié car, and never carried a chassis number, so the 'Alie' tag is to distinguish this chassis from the one originally built for Albert Badan for the French F3 series, and subsequently run in hillclimbs and Formula Libre.
  10. Brabham BT21 [49] (John Buxton): Sold mid-season 1967 to Frank Lythgoe Racing but may be the car raced by Alan Rollinson (Walsall) at a few races in late June and July, before being damaged in a fire at Ingliston that left Rollinson in hospital. Entered by Lythgoe for David Berry (Colwyn Bay, Wales) from August onwards when it was described as new. To Goodwin Racing for 1968, and raced by Cyd Williams in British F3 through that season. To John Buxton (Bamford, Derbyshire) for 1969 and raced in libre and F3 in the north of England. Retained for 1970 when Buxton raced it mostly at Oulton Park. Converted for 1971 to Formula Atlantic specification with a Ford twin cam and raced in Oulton Park rounds of the championship as well as in libre. Advertised by Buxton in January 1972, and may be the "ex-Williams" BT21 later advertised by dealer Bobby Howlings. Subsequent history unknown.
  11. Hawke DL6A [1] (John Day): The entry list for the first Atlantic race at Brands includes John Day in a Hawke DL6A-BDA, but the car does not seem to appear before Oulton Park, 3 Jul 1971. Three DL6As are known to exist, chassis 2 and 3 in North America with some traceable histories in 1971. Because of the entry in March, and the absence of chassis 1, this is assumed to have been the first of David Lazenby's few Atlantic cars. The car seems to have been sold to Ted Dzierzek early in 1973 and used in Scottish hillclimbs and libre races.
  12. March 713S [1] (David Morgan): New for James Hunt to race in F3 in 1971 as part of the Rose Bearings-sponsored March Racing team. Won its first two races but then crashed by Hunt at Silverstone on 8 May, when the car went airborn and hit the sleepers. The March was rebuilt at the factory and raced by Hunt at Zandvoort a week later, only for Hunt to crash again, the car this time overturning and ripping off the rollhoop. Rebuilt as any effectively new car for Dave Morgan, initially appearing as a Formula Atlantic car at Snetterton in late June, and then as F3 car for the GP meeting in July. Raced by Morgan and by Reg James in F/Atlantic later in 1971. Sold in May 1972 to Jack Cavill (Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire), the owner of Mike Wilds' car, and converted back to F3 spec for Wilds until his new Ensign was ready. Retained by Wilds in 1973. Likely to be the "ex-Hunt" car raced by Chris Pilborough in Formula 4 in 1974, and then the "ex-Hunt/Morgan" F4 car of Mark Pritchard in 1976. Maybe Richard Penny's F4 car in 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  13. Brabham BT35 [6] (Nick Cook): New to Nick Cook and used in the British Formula Atlantic series in 1971. Retained for early 1972, but Cook does not appear in the UK after the end of April and this is probably the car taken to the USA to use in the SCCA series in 1972. Used by Rob Turnbull in British hillclimbs in 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976. Sold to Andrew Fraser in 1975, and shared by him and Tim Painter in Sprints in 1977. Retained by Fraser for 1978 and 1979, and appeared at Wiscombe Park events in 1980 and 1982. Then via David McLaughlin to Keith Norman about 1984 and used by him in HSCC events in the 1980s and 1990s. To Rob Haze (Netherlands) between 1992 and 1995, and then back to Norman again. To John Dunham April 2001, then to Ben Tyler 2003, then Peter Shaw 2004, then Dr John Monson 2007.
  14. Brabham BT21A [2] (Jim Charnock): New to Sir Nick Williamson and fitted with a 1600cc Cosworth Ford twin cam for the 1967 British Hill Climb Championship. To Stockbridge Racing early 1968 and driven by John Fenning in libre and by Howard Bennett in hillclimbs. To Robin Darlington (Overton-on-Dee, Wales) August 1968 and raced in libre (also driven by Tony Lanfranchi). To Jim Charnock (Liverpool) for 1969 - John Wingfield November 1971 - Steve Malins 1973 - Harvey Hodgson (Blackpool) 1975 - Roger Murray (Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria) June 1987 - Graham North 1990 or 1991 - Stephan Foster - Roger Bevan (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) 2005 or 2006 - Barry Goodyear late spring 2009.

Sources

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' original results.

The British race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News reports in the UK plus the information supplied by a wide range of contributors.

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.