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John Player (British) Formula Atlantic Series Race

Silverstone, 19 Jul 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Ted Wentz Lola T360 [HU7] - Ford BDA Swindon
#10 Wella International Hair Care
(see note 1)
20 0.30.05.4
116.92
£200
2 Alo Lawler Chevron B29 [29-75-06] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#24 L&B Excavations Ltd (see note 2)
20 0.30.05.8
£150
3 Bob Muir Birrana 273 [273-009] - Ford BDA Swindon
#25 Bob & Marj Brown
20 0.30.05.9
£125
4 Peter Wardle Surtees TS15 [06] - Ford BDA Swindon
#9
20 0.30.10.5
£100
5 Matt Spitzley Chevron B29 [29-75-25] - Ford BDA Swindon
#11 Rapid Movements Ltd-Ted Moore
20 0.30.26.6
£75
6 James Crawley Chevron B29 [29-75-02?] - Ford BDA Hart
#46
20 0.30.31.3
£60
7 Jay Pollock Crosslé 28F - Ford BDA Rowland
#55
20 0.30.39.0
£50
8 Cyd Williams Brabham BT40 [21] - Ford BDA Eden
#6 Harrisons of Birmingham (see note 3)
20 0.30.41.8
£40
9 Bill Burley March 75B [1] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#41 (see note 4)
20 0.31.09.9
£30
10 Len Booysen Brabham BT40 [14] - Ford BDA Swindon
#49 (see note 5)
20 0.31.14.6
£20
11 Des Donnelly March 73B [8] - Ford BDA
#56 Des Donnelly Motors (see note 6)
19
£15
12 Graham Perry March 74B [742-23] - Ford BDA Whitehurst
#31 Harrisons of Birmingham
19
 
13 Alan Crocker March 74B [1] - Ford BDA
#43 Esposito Bros Ltd (see note 7)
19
 
14 Roy Baker March 73B [722-24] - Ford BDA Racing Services
#19 (see note 8)
19
 
15 Steve Bradley Lotus 69 - Ford BDA
#51 Ashtune Race Hire
19
 
16 Steve Prior McLaren M21 - Ford BDA LEC
#27 Astor Club Racing International
(see note 9)
16
 
R Ray Mallock March 75B [U1] - Ford BDA Swindon
#5 Ardmore Racing (see note 10)
15 Oil tank  
R Patsy McGarrity Chevron B29 [29-75-07] - Ford BDA Fred Smith
#12
12
£15
R Paul Butler Brabham BT28 [25] - Ford BDA
#53 Victoria Sporting Club
12
£15
R Norman Dickson March 74B - Ford BDA Holbay
#22 Dickson Motors (see note 11)
9
£15
R John Pollock Chevron B25 [25-73-12] - Ford BDA
#48 Gerry Kinnane (see note 12)
9
£15
R Nick May Lola T360 [HU5] - Ford BDA
#15 Strakers of Wimbledon Ltd (see note 13)
8 Engine  
R Tony Trimmer McLaren M21 - Ford BDA LEC
#42 Astor Club Racing International
(see note 14)
5
£15
R Richard Morgan Wheatcroft R18 [002] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#18 Donington Park Collection/Wheatcroft Racing
3 Accident  
R Jim Crawford Chevron B29 [29-75-15] - Ford BDA Hart
#2 SDC Racing
1 Accident  
R Brett Riley Chevron B29 [29-75-04] - Ford BDA Hart
#40 (see note 15)
1
 
R Stephen Choularton Chevron B29 [29-75-19] - Ford BDA Hart
#7 SDC Racing
0 Accident  
R Val Musetti March 73B [21] - Ford BDA Swindon
#14 Bernigra Ice Cream (London)
(see note 16)
0 Accident  
R Derek Cook Chevron B27 [27-74-14] - Ford BDA Whitehurst
#21 (see note 17)
0 accident  
DNS Tony Brise Modus M3 [022] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#3 Team Modus (see note 18)
Did not start
(Accident in GP)
DNS Peter Munro Chevron B27 [27-74-14] - Ford BDA Whitehurst
#21 (see note 19)
Did not start
(Loaned car to Cook)
DNS Rüdi Gygax Modus M3 [020-FA] - Ford BDA Nicholson
Did not start
(Accident)
DNSC Derek Cook March 73B ['SDC1'] - Ford BDA Cook
#17 (see note 20)
Did not start (crashed)
DNA David Morgan Chevron B29 - Ford BDA
#13 Roger Chalk Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Peter Williams Chevron B29 [29-75-17] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#16 Peter Williams Racing (see note 21)
Did not arrive
DNA Philip Sharp Lyncar 005 [005] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#20
Did not arrive
DNA Dean Hosking Birrana 273 [273-006] - Ford BDA
#26
Did not arrive
DNA Howard Rose March 74B [712M-25?] - Ford BDA Longman
#29 (see note 22)
Did not arrive
DNA Ted Payne Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford BDA
#50 (see note 23)
Did not arrive
DNA Rhoddy Harvey Bailey March 712M/75B - Ford BDA
#52 (see note 24)
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Ted Wentz (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU7] - Ford BDA Swindon 1.27.9
2 Jim Crawford (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-15] - Ford BDA Hart 1.28.0
3 Bob Muir (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Birrana 273 [273-009] - Ford BDA Swindon 1.28.2
4 Nick May (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU5] - Ford BDA 1.28.3
5 Richard Morgan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Wheatcroft R18 [002] - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.28.4
6 Peter Wardle (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Surtees TS15 [06] - Ford BDA Swindon 1.28.5
7 Tony Brise * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Modus M3 [022] - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.28.8
8 Alo Lawler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-06] - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.28.8
9 Matt Spitzley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-25] - Ford BDA Swindon 1.28.8
10 James Crawley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-02?] - Ford BDA Hart 1.29.1
11 Ray Mallock (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B [U1] - Ford BDA Swindon 1.29.4
12 Jay Pollock (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Crosslé 28F - Ford BDA Rowland 1.29.5
13 Rüdi Gygax * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Modus M3 [020-FA] - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.29.6
14 Cyd Williams (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [21] - Ford BDA Eden 1.29.6
15 Val Musetti (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [21] - Ford BDA Swindon 1.29.9
16 Stephen Choularton (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-19] - Ford BDA Hart 1.30.2
17 Brett Riley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-04] - Ford BDA Hart 1.30.5
18 Norman Dickson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B - Ford BDA Holbay 1.30.9
19 Peter Munro * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-14] - Ford BDA Whitehurst 1.31.2
20 Bill Burley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B [1] - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.31.9
21 Derek Cook (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-14] - Ford BDA Whitehurst 1.31.9
22 Des Donnelly (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [8] - Ford BDA 1.31.9
23 Patsy McGarrity (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-07] - Ford BDA Fred Smith 1.32.0
24 John Pollock (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B25 [25-73-12] - Ford BDA 1.32.7
25 Paul Butler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [25] - Ford BDA 1.33.0
26 Tony Trimmer (F/Atl) 1.6-litre McLaren M21 - Ford BDA LEC 1.33.4
27 Graham Perry (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B [742-23] - Ford BDA Whitehurst 1.33.6
28 Steve Prior (F/Atl) 1.6-litre McLaren M21 - Ford BDA LEC 1.34.7
29 Roy Baker (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [722-24] - Ford BDA Racing Services 1.35.1
30 Steve Bradley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 - Ford BDA 1.36.4
31 Alan Crocker (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B [1] - Ford BDA 1.36.5
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T360 [HU7] (Ted Wentz): Believed to be the new car loaned to Ken Bailey in August for British Formula Atlantic, after he had wrecked his original loan car at Silverstone two weeks earlier. Sold to Planer, owners of the Wella brand, for Ted Wentz, starting with the televised Thruxton race in November 1974. Raced by Wentz through 1974 until it was heavily damaged by Roy James in a testing accident in early October 1975. Wentz hired the works development car for the rest of the season, so it is assumed that HU7 was not repairable.
  2. Chevron B29 [29-75-06] (Alo Lawler): New to Alo Lawler (St Helens, Merseyside) and raced in the 1975 British Formula Atlantic championship, sponsored by L&B Excavations Ltd. Also used in the Irish championship that year, and in libre racing. Retained by Lawler for 1976, when he raced it in the Shellsport G8 championship, the Irish Formula Atlantic championship, the British Indylantic championship, and in libre racing. Sold to John Eastwood and raced in the Irish Formula Atlantic series. To Joe Greenan (Belfast, Northern Ireland) for 1978, and entered by Irish Racing Cars in Irish Atlantic, then raced by Ken Fildes (Clonskeagh, Dublin) in 1979 and 1980. Sold to English wheeler dealer Bobby Howlings (Congleton, Cheshire) for 1981, and raced by Howlings in rounds of the reintroduced British Formula Atlantic championship. Sold to Stuart Harte (Littleborough, Greater Manchester) and fitted with a 2.2-litre Hart 420R engine for sprints and hillclimbs. After Harte's death, the car was retained by his family until 2011, when it was sold to Jon Waggitt. Waggitt sold it to Chris Porritt in July 2011.
  3. Brabham BT40 [21] (Cyd Williams): New to Graham Eden Racing, and driven by Cyd Williams in the 1973 British Formula Atlantic championship. Retained by Eden and Williams for 1974. After Williams crashed the car at Brands Hatch in September 1974, it was raced by Richard Morgan and Tony Trimmer later that season. Retained by Eden again for 1975, with Cyd Williams again driving. To David Winstanley (Winsford, Cheshire) of Withers of Winsford for 1976, and raced in the Indylantic championship.
  4. March 75B [1] (Bill Burley): The original March 75B prototype was sold to Derek Cook (Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, South Yorkshire) and was first raced at the 1974 Boxing Day meeting at Brands Hatch. Raced in the British Formula Atlantic series in 1975. To Roy Baker (Ferndown, Dorset), converted to Formula 2, and raced in the European F2 series and the Shellsport Group 8 series in 1976. To Ted Williams (Bristol), fitted with a 2.2-litre Ford BDA or BDG, and raced (as a "752") in British hillclimbs in 1977. Then fitted with a full F2 Hart 420R for the first half of 1978, before Williams bought a 772. To Bob Bailey and raced in the 1600cc class later in 1978 and again in 1979. To Richard Ames (Alderton, Gloucestershire) later in 1979, and raced by him in 1981 and 1982, after which he sold it to somebody in Scotland.
  5. Brabham BT40 [14] (Len Booysen): New to John Wingfield and raced in both F2 and Formula Atlantic in 1973, entered by Marshall Wingfield Limited. Raced by Ray Mallock in Formula Atlantic 1974, entered by The Chequered Flag, and retained for one early-season race in 1975, after Mallock wrecked his new March 742 at Thruxton. Then entered by Marshall Wingfield Ltd for South African Len Booysen to drive in a few Formula Atlantic races in June and July 1975, by which time it had acquired what looked like a March 73B nose, before Wingfield himself raced it once more at Silverstone in August. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. March 73B [8] (Des Donnelly): New to Colin Vandervell (Purley, Surrey) and raced with great success in the Formula Atlantic in the UK in 1973, winning four races, and securing the Yellow Pages Championship. Sold to Des Donnelly (Naas, County Kildare, Ireland) for the Irish Formula Atlantic series, and raced by him in 1974 and 1975. There is then no mention of the car in 1976 or 1977, but in 1978, the car was raced by Ken Fildes (Clonskeagh, Dublin), and it had been owned by Gerry Kinnane for part or all of this period. Sold to Graham Brown, who took it to Australia when he emigrated in 1979, and raced by him in Western Australia in 1980 and 1981. Also raced by Joe Ricciardo in 1981. To Rod Housego, and raced by him in Western Australia in 1982 and 1984. Acquired by Richard Carter in 1988, and restored. Raced by Carter in HSRCA events from 1999 to 2002. Later to George Makin (Melbourne), and raced by Andrew Makin in historic events from 2003 onwards.
  7. March 74B [1] (Alan Crocker): New to Ted Wentz (Philadelphia, PA) and raced in the 1974 British Formula Atlantic season. To New Zealander Alan Crocker, who had moved to England to race in the 1975 British series, but a blown engine curtailed his season. Used occasionally in the 1976 Indylantic series and in libre racing. Croker took the car to New Zealand and raced it in the 1977 Formula Pacific series, then sold it there to Ken Smith, who rented it to Ken Sager to drive in the 1977/78 Gold Star series, and to Robbie Booth for the 1978/79 season. It reappeared with Robbie Hislop in 1981/82, then to Tony Batchelor for 1982/83. Last seen when raced by Keith Laney in 1984/85, and sold by him back to Kenny Smith some time before 1988. Later sold by Smith to Richard Carter in Australia to donate parts to Carter's rebuild of March 73B/8. The remains of the car were sold with the 73B to George Makin (Melbourne, Australia) about 2005.
  8. March 73B [722-24] (Roy Baker): New to Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) to use in the 1972 Yellow Pages Formula Atlantic championship. The car was blue and yellow, and wore #16 all season. Gubelmann won six races and narrowly pipped Cyd Williams to the championship title. The car was sold to fellow American Jas Patterson (Rosslyn Heights, NY) for 1973, repainted red and white, and entered for him by Texaco Team Racing/RIR in the 1973 British season. Patterson crashed heavily at Oulton Park in May 1973, and although the car was rebuilt, he appeared a few races later in what was described as a new 73B. Whether this was the 722 updated or a completely new car is unclear. Patterson retained the car for 1974, but it was last seen in August. (Photographs show that the March 73B Patterson raced in the Pro Atlantic race that supported the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in October was not the same car.) In early November the 722/73B was acquired by Roy Baker (Ferndown, Dorset) and raced regularly by him through the 1975 season. Subsequent history unknown.
  9. McLaren M21 (Steve Prior): One of two cars entered by Astor Club Racing International in British Formula Atlantic in 1975, this car was raced by Steve Prior. Prior returned for Indylantic in 1976, now sponsored by Capital Radio and Applied Racing Techniques. This car is then unknown until acquired at auction by Chris MacAllister in the late 1990s. Retored by Kerry Adams for MacAllister, at the same time another car was restored for Jody Scheckter with help from McLaren International who owned the ex-Tony Trimmer car. As none of the three cars had chassis plates, McLaren International gave MacAllister a '3' chassis plate.
  10. March 75B [U1] (Ray Mallock): An unnumbered March 75B built for Ray Mallock (Roade, Northamptonshire) and run for him in British Formula Atlantic and some F2 races by Ardmore Racing in 1975. It replaced the second-hand March 742 that Mallock wrecked in the Thruxton Formula 2 race in March. In 1976, Mallock raced the car in Formula 2 specification in the European F2 series and in the Shellsport Group 8 series. It is possible the car was still using the chassis plate of the old 742 during this time, as it was described by Motoring News as a 742 when it appeared at Hockenheim in September 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
  11. March 74B (Norman Dickson): Mike Sullivan Racing started the 1974 Formula Atlantic season with a well-used ex-Jean-Pierre Jaussaud/ex-Colin Andrews March 712M fitted with Falconer bodywork and entered for Richard Robinson. Multiglide then provided funding, and successful Australian F3 driver Alan Jones was persuaded to drive it. Astonishingly, he won his first race in it, but then walked out, describing the car as "hopelessly unprepared". Jones had been promised a March 74B, and after an upgraded March 722 was used at a couple of races by replacement driver Richard Knight, something resembling a 74B arrived for John Sheldon to drive at two late-season races. What this car was remains unclear, but this "74B" was then sold to Norman Dickson (Perth, Scotland), who was successful with it in libre racing in 1975, but off the pace in his few Atlantic races. Subsequent history unknown.
  12. Chevron B25 [25-73-12] (John Pollock): New to Brett Lunger and run for him by Space Racing in F2 in 1973, starting at Nivelles-Baulers in June. To Nick May (Sutton, Surrey) in 1974, and converted to Formula Atlantic specification for the British series. Then to Gerry Kinnane (Belfast, Northern Ireland), and entered for John Pollock to race in the 1975 Irish Formula Atlantic series. Sold to Bill Gowdy (Banbridge, County Down, N. Ireland) for 1976, but crashed twice that year. Crashed again during 1977, and at some point in this period, the car is believed to have had a new chassis. Sold by Gowdy to Paddy Farrelly (Lucan, Dublin) for 1978, and again used in Formula Atlantic, but now quite uncompetitive. Sold to Tony Skinner (Terenure, Dublin, Ireland) and raced at Phoenix Park in 1981. He raced it again early in 1982, but then moved over to a friend's B42 later in the season. Tony sold the B25 to Cyril Lynch, who fitted a 4.4-litre Rover V8 engine, and first ran the car in the Galway MC Ballyvaughan in mid-1983. For 1984, Lynch ran the car for Shay Lawless, who dominated the Pioneer Hi-Fi Hill Climb Championship, setting nine records. It was sold to Paul Deveney for 1985, and he continued to run it in hillclimbs. The hillclimb championship was cancelled after 1986, and the Chevron was sold to Ken Moore (Iver Heath, Bucks), rebuilt by Bob Egginton of ASD in 1988/1989, and used in libre racing at Lydden. Then to Lew Wright (Haslemere, Surrey) who got HSCC papers for the car in 1999. By 2001, it was with Nick Overall (Petworth, West Sussex) who entered it in HSCC Derek Bell events, and still had it in 2006. Sold to Markus Kalbermatten (Grellingen, Switzerland) in 2006, and used in historic Bergrennen.
  13. Lola T360 [HU5] (Nick May): New to Nigel Clarkson (Cirencester, Gloucestershire) and raced by him and by Richard Scott (London) in British Formula Atlantic, backed by Hurford Jones Ltd. To Nick May (Sutton, Surrey) for the 1975 British series, with Strakers of Wimbledon Ltd sponsorship, and run by Dave Price Racing. To Brian Robinson (Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham) and converted to Formula 2 specification for Shellsport Group 8 races in 1976. To John Morrison (Warwick) for Shellsport G8 and libre racing in 1977, then to Kevin Bowditch (Maidenhead) race appearances 1978, then Martin Mansell (Middlesex), who raced it as a Lola "FA79" with Winchmore Hill Garage sponsorship in Formula Atlantic in 1979. Mansell crashed heavily at Brands Hatch in April 1979, and did not appear again. It was next seen in 1990 when it was bought by Robert McGimpsey (Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland) from a dealer somewhere in the English midlands. It was then fitted with a 3-litre Weslake engine, and McGimpsey used it for one season in hillclimbing before the engine and chassis were sold separately. It was bought by two friends in 1993 or 1994, and in 2012 they still had it.
  14. McLaren M21 (Tony Trimmer): One of two cars entered by Astor Club Racing International in British Formula Atlantic in 1975, this car was raced by Roberto Alvarez at Silverstone on 13 April, and then by Tony Trimmer later in the season. This car was next seen when acquired by Tony Dunne, who raced it in the British Formula Atlantic series in 1982. Dunne then entered Alo Lawler in Dunne's McLaren M30 in BRSCC libre in 1984 and 1985, and traded the M21 back to McLaren International in 1986 for the spare M30 monocoque. McLaren International rebuilt the car to Scheckter's F2 configuration, and the car was on display in the Donington Museum for many years. When the other two cars were restored in the late 1990s and none were found to have a chassis plate, McLaren International issued this car with a '1' chassis plate.
  15. Chevron B29 [29-75-04] (Brett Riley): New to Tom Wheatcroft in February 1975, and tested by Richard Morgan who would be driving it in British Formula Atlantic. Raced by Morgan in the early races of the season, winning one race, until crashed at Brands Hatch in April. Morgan then drove the new Wheatcroft R18, and the Chevron was sold to Brett Riley, who drove it for the rest of 1975. To Ken Bailey (Stretford, Greater Manchester) and raced in Indylantic in 1976. Retained for 1977. Sold to Eddie Jordan (Dundrum, County Dublin, Ireland) and used in Irish Formula Atlantic in 1978, winning both the All-Ireland and Duckhams Formula Atlantic Championships. Raced by Vivian Candy in Ireland in 1979, then sold via Phil Bennett to David Ward (Hesketh Bank, Lancashire) for British libre racing in 1980 and 1981. With Terry Cole for Monoposto racing in 1983, then reportedly broken up for spares by Chevron Cars.
  16. March 73B [21] (Val Musetti): New to Stan Mathews (Wicken, Wolverton, Bucks) in June 1973, and raced in British Formula Atlantic. To Chris Oates (Kimberley, Notts) for 1974, but sold mid-season to Val Musetti (London). Retained by Musetti for 1975, when it was updated to 74B specification. It was also rebuilt on another tub about this time, but the details are obscure. Damaged by Derek Cook's March 73B in practice at Silverstone in July, and rebuilt in time for the race on the car's original tub - only to be crashed and damaged again in the race. At the end of 1975, Musetti built up a March "742", which could be said to have inherited the identity of 73B-21, but as the tub had been changed, the chassis plate had long gone, and its appearance and description were radically different, it could be argued that 73B-21 had dissipated by the end of 1975. The successor "742" later went to Bill Wood, then Ray Rowan, before spending much of the 1980s in Monoposto and then being rebuilt as a "712M" for historic racing in the late 1980s.
  17. Chevron B27 [27-74-14] (Derek Cook): Chevron build record says sold to Derek Cook, August 1974, so Cook's late season car in British Formula Atlantic. To Peter Munro (Birmingham) for 1975, but his sponsorship fell through, and he loaned the car back to Cook at the British GP meeting after he had wrecked his own car in practice. Cook then managed to wreck the Chevron on lap 1 of the race, and it did not appear again in 1975. To Jeremy Sumner for the 1976 Indyatlantic series, where it was also driven by Mike Wilds and John Scannell. Thought to have been the B27 bought by Christian Bonnifet in 1977, and used in French hillclimbs between 1979 and 1983. In 1997, Jean-Michel Coll (Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France) advertised chassis 74-14 as a rolling chassis. It was later reported to be under restoration in the UK.
  18. Modus M3 [022] (Tony Brise): Chassis number given in works record for new car for Brise, so presumably a replacement for 009-FA. Marcus Pye’s Modus records suggest that this was Gygax's car at the 1975 British GP support race. However, this is disproved by Adam Ferrington's observation of 020-F3 for Gygax, and so likely to be Brise's car at that race. As Brise was increasingly busy with F1 commitments, the car eventually went to David Price Racing for John Nicholson’s return to Formula Atlantic in Britain. In the interim it may be the car raced by Tim Brise at Silverstone, August 3, 1975 [the alternative is 020-F3]. The car was crashed by Nicholson at Oulton Park, October 4, 1975 and it is said to have been written off. Indeed, the gearbox [FT200-955] and some other parts of the car were built up around monocoque 054, but as this is a 1976 build, it cannot explain the identity of Nicholson’s car for the rest of the 1975 season. Since Richard Parsons is also given an outing in a works car – alongside Nicholson – at Thruxton October 12, 1975, it seems as though 022-FA survived in some form. As the works records comment that 022 was sold to the Domingo Brothers in South Africa for the 1976 season, with ‘a new 16 swg monocoque with ex-Gygax running gear’ it may be that this new tub was built not for the Domingos, but rather in October 1975 for Nicholson or Parsons. However, as Modus build numbers seem to be based upon the tub, the description of the Domingo car in 1976 as 'ex Brise' cannot be justified. In the absence of a known number for the late 1975 monocoque we have labelled it "022". In its hybrid form this is possibly the car taken to Macau GP in November 1975 by Team Harper for David Purley, though that is more likely to have been a different car, sold afterwards in the Philippines. Mike Domingo first appears with a Modus M3 at Killarney, 24 Jan 76. A/S reports of races in the South African championship later describe this car as ‘ex Brise’. There are two Moduses in the 1977 series in South Africa, and since Stopford's is known to be [024-FA], it is assumed that the car used by John Simpson was 022B-FA.
  19. Chevron B27 [27-74-14] (Peter Munro): Chevron build record says sold to Derek Cook, August 1974, so Cook's late season car in British Formula Atlantic. To Peter Munro (Birmingham) for 1975, but his sponsorship fell through, and he loaned the car back to Cook at the British GP meeting after he had wrecked his own car in practice. Cook then managed to wreck the Chevron on lap 1 of the race, and it did not appear again in 1975. To Jeremy Sumner for the 1976 Indyatlantic series, where it was also driven by Mike Wilds and John Scannell. Thought to have been the B27 bought by Christian Bonnifet in 1977, and used in French hillclimbs between 1979 and 1983. In 1997, Jean-Michel Coll (Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France) advertised chassis 74-14 as a rolling chassis. It was later reported to be under restoration in the UK.
  20. March 73B ['SDC1'] (Derek Cook): Over the 1973/74 winter, Jim Crawford built up Steve Choularton's March 73B spares in to a second car. He raced the car with great success in the two British Formula Atlantic series in 1974, winning two John Player races and narrowly losing the title to John Nicholson after the two collided at the last race. He also won one race in the Southern Organs series, before crashing at Brands Hatch at the end of September, which resulted in the car being rebuilt on a new tub from March. The car was then raced at least once by Choularton, while Crawford moved over to Fred Opert's Chevron B27 for the last two races, winning both, and taking the title. The 73B that appeared for Cyd Williams in May 1975 is thought to be Choularton's 73B/1. The ex-Crawford car was sold to Derek Cook (Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, South Yorkshire) in July 1975 but in practice for his first race, the British GP support race, Cook spun off and hit Val Musetti's March, writing off both cars.
  21. Chevron B29 [29-75-17] (Peter Williams): New to Peter Williams (Brentwood) and raced in the British Formula Atlantic series in 1975, but crashed at Brands Hatch in April and not seen again that season. Entered by Williams' Coin News for Jim Crawford in early 1976 and then sold to Martin Birrane (Ballina, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland) who raced it in G8 and in Atlantic in 1976 and 1977. To Laurence Jacobsen (Glasgow, Scotland) for 1978, fitted with a Swindon BDX and entered by him for Bryce Wilson in libre that year. Converted back to Atlantic spec and raced by Bryce, Jacobsen and Graham Hamilton in 1979. In 1980, Jacobsen fitted the car with a plastic Sunbeam Stiletto body and Cosworth BDG engine, and raced it in GT racing in Scotland. Unknown in 1981 but with Eric Munnoch in 1982 who raced the 'Stiletto' with a 3.5-litre Rover V8. Subsequent history unknown, but in March 2010, HSCC News reported that Colin Thorpe had rebuilt the car, which was not thought to have raced since the 1980s, and it would be raced by his son Ollie Thorpe in 2010.
  22. March 74B [712M-25?] (Howard Rose): Ian Barrowman (Hungerford, Berkshire) bought a March 712M from Frank Williams for Mike Campbell-Cole to race in Formula Atlantic in 1972. The chassis number of the car is unknown but it was said to be ex-Carlos Pace. At their first race, at Snetterton, the engine ingested a piece of metal during practice and, following a sponsor pulling out, they did not have the budget to have it rebuilt. After a season of unfilled entries, it was sold to Richard Longman (Christchurch, Hampshire) for 1973. The car was fitted with a BDA engine but Longman made only a single entry, at Thruxton in May 1973, and did not appear. He advertised the car in December 1973, and it was bought by Howard Rose (Wokingham, Berkshire). Rose raced the car for the next three seasons, but his actual appearances were quite limited, and his race finishes exceedingly rare. Rose retained the car after he retired from racing, and it was in storage for several decades, still in its mid-1970s livery. He described the car as being "712M-20". In November 2016, it was sold to Jeremy Caine (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) and taken to Neil Fowler Motorsport for restoration.
  23. Brabham BT38C [19] (Ted Payne): New to Canadian driver Chris O'Brien and raced in British F3 in 1972 using Holbay engines. To Jimmy Fuller for 1973, again in British F3, then to David Taylor for Kim Mather to race in British Formula Atlantic in 1974, and then in libre. At some point during this period the car was rebuilt on a 1973 BT40 monocoque. Also raced by Ted Payne during 1974, and Payne then took over the car in 1975, appearing mainly in libre races at Croft. To John Simpson for 1976, again in Croft libre, and later reported to be the car raced by David Proctor (Jedburgh) in Monoposto between 1981 and 1985. Presumably the car Proctor used to win the 1600cc class in the Classic F3 series in 1994 but Proctor had two BT38Cs, the second raced by his son Seb Proctor. Not run again after 1996 and by 2004, both cars were with Mark Barton (Haslemere, Surrey). Barton raced a BT38C in the Classic F3 race at Brands Hatch in June 2008.
  24. March 712M/75B (Rhoddy Harvey Bailey): In 1975, John Colley and Rhoddy Harvey Bailey bought a March 712M and associated parts from Mike Sullivan of Riverside Garage in Salisbury. This was said to be the spares from Sullivan's main 1974 Formula Atlantic car, and came with Falconer bodywork. As they put this together, they found it was incomplete, so returned to Sullivan and bought another car, one that he had recently reskinned and had been run by a female driver. Like the first car they bought, this was said to be a 712M, and was understood by Colley to be the ex-Tom Walkinshaw 712M-8. After their first purchase had been sold on, Colley and Harvey Bailey completed the latter car with 1975 March bodywork and ran it in Formula Atlantic, libre and sprints over the next four seasons. Colley added his own version of forward-facing rollhoop supports, normally seen only on cars built from 1973 onwards, and reinforced the back of the chassis after it was found to be flexing. It was sold to someone who planned to use it for hillclimbs. 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.

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.