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Guards F5000 Championship round

Oulton Park, 4 Apr 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Peter Gethin McLaren M10A [M10A-1] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Church Farm Racing Team
37 57m 28.00s
106.66 mph
2 David Hobbs Surtees TS5 [003] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#15 T.S. Research & Development Ltd.
37 58m 49.60s
3 Keith Holland Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8
#63 Alan Fraser Racing
33 58m 06.60s
4 Doug Hardwick Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8
#77 D. C. Hardwick
32 57m 44.00s
5 Ulf Norinder Lola T142 [SL142/37] - Chevrolet V8
#17 Sportscars Switzerland
30 58m 14.40s
6 Horst Kroll Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Altona Racing Partnership
22 58m 20.80s
7 Mike Walker Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Alan McKechnie Racing
21 59m 14.20s
8 Mike Hailwood Lola T142 [SL142/40] - Chevrolet V8
#21 Paul Hawkins (Racing) Ltd.
20 driveshaft
9 Willie Forbes Lola T142 [SL142/31] - Chevrolet V8
#9 William J. Forbes
14 accident
10 Ian Mitchell (F1) 2-litre BRM P261 [2614] - P60 V8
#78 Team Charles Clark
6 cracked cylinder block liner
11 Robs Lamplough Lotus 43 [2] - Ford V8
#69 Robert Lamplough
5 engine
12 Jock Russell (F5000) 4.7-litre Lotus 43 [1] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289ci V8
#5 Jock Russell
5 split gearbox casing
13 Bev Bond (F5000) 4.7-litre Hepworth FF 4WD Special [1] - Oldsmobile Traco V8
#18 David Hepworth
1 ruptured head gasket
DNS Robin Widdows Lola T142 [SL142/20] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Sidney Taylor
Did not start
(CWP)
DNSC Andrea de Adamich Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#14 T.S. Research & Development Ltd.
Did not start (crashed)
DNA Colin Crabbe BRM P57 [572] - Ford V8
#8 Antique Automobiles Ltd
Did not arrive
DNA Geoff Lomas (F5000) 4.7-litre BRP 2 [BRP-2-64] - Ford V8
#11 Kaye Griffiths
Did not arrive
DNA Keith St John (F5000) 4.5-litre McLaren M2B [2] - Oldsmobile V8
#11 Ken Sheppard
Did not arrive
DNA Tony Charnell (F5000) 3.5-litre Brabham BT18 [F2-44-66] - Buick V8
#12 Anthony Charnell (see note 1)
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Panico (F5000) 4.7-litre Lotus 18 [910] - Chevrolet V8
#23 Mike Panico (see note 2)
Did not arrive
DNA John Scott-Davies (F5000) 4.7-litre Cooper T66 [F1-2-63] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289ci V8
#24 John Scott Davies (see note 3)
Did not arrive
DNA Lord Cross Kincraft [FL-012-01] - Ford V8
#27 Lord Cross
Did not arrive
DNA Andrew C. Goodfellow (F5000) 4.7-litre Fireball 5000 - Chevrolet V8
#71 A. C. Goodfellow
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Summers Lotus 24 [942] - Chevrolet V8
#88 Chris Summers
Did not arrive
DNA Bill Brack Lotus 42B [2] - Chevrolet V8
#89 Sports Cars Unlimited
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [003] - Chevrolet Traco V8 1.30.6
2 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [M10A-1] - Chevrolet V8 1.31.2
3 Mike Hailwood (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/40] - Chevrolet V8 1.31.6
4 Andrea de Adamich * (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 1.31.8
5 Mike Walker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/35] - Chevrolet V8 1.34.4
6 Robs Lamplough (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 43 [2] - Ford V8 1.35.6
7 Willie Forbes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/31] - Chevrolet V8 1.37.6
8 Ian Mitchell (F1) 2-litre BRM P261 [2614] - BRM P60 V8 1.38.0
9 Doug Hardwick (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/22] - Chevrolet V8 1.42.2
10 Robin Widdows * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/20] - Chevrolet V8 1.42.6
11 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8 1.44.0
12 Jock Russell (F5000) 4.7-litre Lotus 43 [1] - Ford Shelby Cobra 289ci V8 1.46.8
13 Bev Bond (F5000) 4.7-litre Hepworth FF 4WD Special [1] - Oldsmobile Traco V8 2.18.6
14 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8 Did not practice
15 Ulf Norinder (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/37] - Chevrolet V8 Did not practice
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT18 [F2-44-66] (Tony Charnell): New to Clive Baker near the end of the 1966 season, after Baker had given up on the Stockbridge Racing Cooper T83 in May. Built with a Ford twin cam engine for libre racing and first reported winning a libre race very comfortably at Castle Combe at the end of August. The nearly-new car was sold to Bryan Eccles (Solihull, Warwickshire) for 1967 and fitted with a 3.5-litre Oldsmobile V8 engine for hillclimbing. Eccles won a number of events, including the Shelsley Walsh championship hillclimb in August. To Chris Cox for 1968 and used in libre racing. Then to Tony Charnell for 1969 but not seen. It returned to hillclimbing in 1970 when owned by Richard Thwaites (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire) and then in 1971 with Dave Hartley who also used the Brabham-Buick in sprints. Hartley continued to run the car regularly in the British Sprint Championship until 1975. He took class wins in Longton & District MC's Isle of Man hillclimb in 1977 and 1978. Next seen when advertised by Jim Johnston in January 1988. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Lotus 18 [910] (Mike Panico): Sold new to Chris Summers (Coventry, Warwickshire). Although shown in Lotus records as a F1/2 car, chassis 910 was used by Summers in Formula Junior in 1960. According to Duncan Rabagliati's records, Summers sold the car to Tom Norton who used it for hillclimbs during 1961 using a 1220cc Coventry Climax engine. From Norton it went to Adrian Andrews but he lost interest in the car and sold it in 1964 to Mike Treutlein. Treutlein fitted a 4.7-litre Chevrolet V8 engine driving through an inverted VW gearbox and used it in sprints at Duxford aerodrome. The next owners are recorded as Bill Grabham and Tom Faulkener but soon it was in the hands of Clive Bracey who used it in one race at Brands Hatch but found it unstable and sold it to Mike Panico (Shepton Mallet, Somerset). Panico entered it for a couple of F5000 races in 1969 but later converted it to use a supercharged Lotus twin cam engine and used it in libre racing and in hillclimbs in southwest England, entered by Moff Motors (Castle Cary, Somerset). After sitting in a barn for some years, it was bought by Barrie Carter and then passed via Mark Green to Colin Nursey who took it to Peter Denty for restoration in 2012.
  3. Cooper T66 [F1-2-63] (John Scott-Davies): New to Rob Walker and entered for Jo Bonnier in F1 in 1963, replacing an older ex-works T60. Retained for 1964 but soon replaced by a Brabham BT11 and used as a spare car with a BRM V8 engine, It's engine and gearbox were then transferred to Walker's ex-works Brabham BT7 and the car was sold to Bill Bradley and then on the John Axon. It was fitted with a 4727cc Ford Cobra V8 and raced in libre very successfully in 1965 and 1966, interrupted only by a heavy accident at Oulton Park in 1965. Sold to Jim Charnock (Liverpool) for 1967 and raced regularly in libre for another two seasons. To John Scott Davies briefly in early 1969 then to Mike Coombe and John Dean who shared it in F5000 and libre in 1969. Sold to Alan Mountain who entered it in libre and hillclimb events for John Lambert (York) in 1971. The engine was transferred into a Leda F5000 chassis and the rest of the car was sold to collector John McCartney. Subsequently via Jim Gleave, Howden Ganley, Hugh Edgely, Peter Bloore, Rod Tolhurst and John Harper to Anthony Mayman in early 1986. Then to Sid Hoole in 1992 and fully restored. Raced in historic events by Hoole for over 20 years.

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.

1969-1976 UK results have been researched and collated by Chris Townsend based primarily on material in Autosport and Motoring News. Information has been added from the growing collection of entry lists from programs.

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