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Yellow Pages Championship Round

Castle Combe, 9 Oct 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Cyd Williams Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden
#118 Graham Eden (see note 1)
15 0.15.32.6
106.54 mph
£72
2 Norman Cuthbert Brabham BT29 [19] - Ford BDA Hart
#110 (see note 2)
15 0.15.46.6
£48
3 David Morgan Brabham BT35 [8] - Ford BDA Wood
#117 E.M. Reeves (see note 3)
15 0.15.50.4
£32
4 John Nicholson March 702 [S] - Ford BDA Piper
#109 (see note 4)
15 0.15.56.0
£24
5 Chris Oates Lotus 69 [71/69.1] - Ford BDA Else
#106 Alida-Else Racing Team (see note 5)
15 0.15.56.8
£16
6 Bob Salisbury Brabham BT35 [43] - Ford BDA Hart
#102 F.R. Gerard (see note 6)
15 0.16.22.4
£8
7 Patrick Sumner Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam Cosworth
#112 (see note 7)
14 0.15.34.0
 
8 Mike Fraser Merlyn Mk 14A [140/F3/68?] - Ford twin cam
#111 M.P.R. Fraser
14 0.15.42.2
 
9 Michael Knight Martini MW9A - Ford BDA Rowland
#108
14 0.15.42.4
 
R Vern Schuppan Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam BRM
#101
10 Oil leak  
R Ray Allen Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#103 D.J. Bond
9 Accident  
R John Gillmeister Palliser WDF3 - Ford BDA Richardson
#116
Overheating  
DNA Jonny Dimsdale Brabham BT21 [30] - Ford twin cam
#104 (see note 8)
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Stow Brabham BT35 [BT28-2] - Ford BDA
#105 (see note 9)
Did not arrive
DNA Peter Wardle Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
#107
Did not arrive
DNA Nick Cook Brabham BT35 [6] - Ford twin cam Racing Services
#114 (see note 10)
Did not arrive
DNA Tom Belsø Brabham BT28/35 [BT28-8] - Ford BDA Steel
#115 (see note 11)
Did not arrive
DNA Reg James March 713S [11 as '1'] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#113 David Morgan (see note 12)
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Cyd Williams (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden 1.01.0
2 John Gillmeister (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDF3 - Ford BDA Richardson 1.01.2
3 Ray Allen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP8 [1] - Ford BDA Broadspeed 1.01.6
4 Vern Schuppan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 - Ford twin cam BRM 1.02.0
5 Chris Oates (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.1] - Ford BDA Else 1.02.0
6 Norman Cuthbert (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [19] - Ford BDA Hart 1.02.0
7 David Morgan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [8] - Ford BDA Wood 1.02.6
8 John Nicholson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 702 [S] - Ford BDA Piper 1.03.2
9 Patrick Sumner (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam Cosworth 1.05.4
10 Bob Salisbury (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [43] - Ford BDA Hart 1.13.6
11 Michael Knight (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Martini MW9A - Ford BDA Rowland No time
12 Mike Fraser (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 14A [140/F3/68?] - Ford twin cam No time

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 1972, 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 championship. Eden order Ensigns for 1972 but cancelled the order and bought March 722s, Williams continued to drive the Chrevron until his 722 arrived and won three of the first six rounds of the 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 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. Sabourin reappeared briefly in libre racing in 1973. 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.
  3. Brabham BT35 [8] (David Morgan): New to Ed Reeves for UK Formula Atlantic in 1971, using Wood BDA engines. Also used 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. Then replaced with a newer BT38, and later sold to John and Crystal Millard in Australia, who fitted a Ford twin cam for the ANF2 category. Raced by John Millard until February 1978 when an accident at Sandown Park damaged the monocoque. Bought by Denis Lupton in September 1978 still in damaged state and repaired but still not assembled until bought by Bryan Miller in 1999. Retained by Miller until May 2014 when bought by John Hughes and shipped back to England.
  4. March 702 [S] (John Nicholson): Described in race reports of its UK debut in the hands of Dave Morgan as 'ex Ganley, Mantorp', being the works development 702 raced only in Sweden by Howden Ganley in 1970 (AS 1 Apr 1971 p34). Sold to John Nicholson who used it for the rest of the 1971 season. Probably the car used in sprints by Martin Steele in 1974.
  5. 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.
  6. Brabham BT35 [43] (Bob Salisbury): Sold to Bob Gerard for Bob Salisbury, October 1971. At Castle Combe 9 Oct 1971 the entry list has Salisbury in the Gerard team's BT30, but press reports say he uses a new BT35. Chassis number observed by Adam Ferrington on Salisbury's car at Oulton Park, 18 Mar 1972, and again at Oulton Park, 30 Sep 1972. Press reports sold to Harry Gilbert for 1973 season. Observed by Adam Ferrington on Harry Gilbert's car at Oulton Park, 7 Jul 1973.
  7. 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.
  8. Brabham BT21 [30] (Jonny Dimsdale): This BT21 was built to F2 specification with a Cosworth FVA engine and BT23 suspension for Alan McKechnie Racing and raced in 1967 by Chris Lambert. It was later damaged in a trailer accident but evidently repaired and is believed to be the car that Don O'Sullivan (Western Australia) bought for 1968, fitted with one of his 2.5-litre Climax engines, and used in libre events at Caversham. If so, the car was sold back to the UK at the end of that year and would then be the "ex-Lambert" car that was used as the basis of a "new" BT21B for Dr Joseph Ehrlich's team which was being built up for F3 in April 1969. Presumably then the car raced for the team by Roger Keele in September 1969. Raced again in 1971 in Formula Atlantic by Johnny Dimsdale (London) with an RES twin cam and advertised by him at the end of that season as a BT21C. Presumably the same car that Bob King of Bob King Motorcycles (Bedford) entered as a BT21C in Formula Atlantic races in 1972 and which he later advertised with a RES Ford twin cam in October 1972, mentioning that it was red. This would then be the red BT21C with RES engine entered by Nick Overall (East Horsley, Surrey) in a libre race at Silverstone in March 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  9. Brabham BT35 [BT28-2] (Mike Stow): Delivered March 1969 to Clarke Mordaunt racing team for Mike Beuttler in UK F3 in 1969. To Jim Edwards for UK F3 in 1970. To Mike Stow for Formula Atlantic in 1971 when it was said to have been updated to BT29/35 specification. Sold to Dick Barker at the beginning of 1972 when it was said to have been 'brought up to FB BT29 specification last year'. However, Motoring News identified Barker's car as chassis number BT28-20 twice early in 1972 instead of BT28-2. BT28-20 was a different ex-Stow car with a clear history up to this point, implying MN's reporter made a mistake. Barker's car was heavily damaged at Crystal Palace at the end of May 1972 and was not seen again. Barker advertised a 'BT29/35' in April 1973 but the identity of that car is unknown.
  10. Brabham BT35 [6] (Nick Cook): Chassis number given for Nick Cook's car in Autosport report of Arco Trophy race at Castle Combe, April 12, 1971, where the car debuts [AS 15 Apr 1971 p20]. Chassis number observed by Adam Ferrington on Cook's car at Oulton Park, 18 Mar 1972. Does not appear in the UK after the end of April and probably the car taken by Cook to the USA to use in the SCCA series. Used by Rob Turnbull in hillclimbs in 1974 and then sold to Andrew Fraser in 1975.
  11. 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.
  12. March 713S [11 as '1'] (Reg James): A new car built by March 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. The car carried the chassis plate from 713S-1, that James Hunt had wrecked at Zandvoort, but was otherwise a completely new car. 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.

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 on the Atlas F1 and 10 Tenths forums.

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