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Jock Leith Trophy

Croft, 10 Jul 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 John Miles (G6) 2-litre Chevron B19 [71-5] - Ford BDA Hart alloy
#5 D. A. R. T. Racing with Castrol
50 55m 31.0s
94.56 mph
2 John Lepp (G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-9] - Cosworth FVC
#8 Central Garage (Mirfield) Ltd.
(see note 1)
50 56m 12.8s
3 Terry Croker (G6) 1.8-litre Lola T210 [SL210/14] - Cosworth FVC
#11 A. & J. Motors (Chadwell Heath) Ltd.
(see note 2)
50 56m 15.4s
4 Peter Hanson (G6) 1.8-litre Taydec Mk.2 - Cosworth FVC
#19 Tom Clapham
50 56m 36.8s
5 John Hine (G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-25] - Cosworth FVC
#2 Red Rose Racing
46
6 Peter Humble (G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 - Cosworth FVC
#4 Red Rose Racing
46
7 Brian Robinson (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 [DBE-4] - Cosworth FVC
#24 Brian Robinson (see note 3)
46
8 Ken Walker (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 [DBE-7] - Cosworth FVC
#26 Ken Walker
46
9 Willie Tuckett (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 [DBE-8] - Cosworth FVC
#28 William Tuckett
46
10 Adrian Wilkins (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 [DBE-16] - Cosworth FVC
#25 Adrian Wilkins
45
11 David Welpton (G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B8 [CH-DBE-52] - Cosworth FVC
#9 Peter Smith
45
R Derek Bennett (G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-12] - Cosworth FVC
#1 Chevron Racing Team

R David Farnell (G6) 1.8-litre Lola T210 [SL210/12] - Cosworth FVC
#10 David Farnell

R Anthony Taylor (G6) 2-litre Lotus 62 [GT-1] - Lotus-Vauxhall LV-240 dohc 4
#16 Chris Barber (see note 4)

R Brian Martin (G6) 1.6-litre Martin BM8 [1] - Cosworth FVA
#17 Martin Racing Developments (see note 5)

R Martin Raymond (G6) 1.8-litre Daren Mk.3 [71/3/D2] - Cosworth FVC
#20 Martin Raymond

R Stanley Robinson (G6) 1.6-litre SAR - Cosworth FVA
#22 Stanley Robinson

R Trevor Twaites (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B16 [DBE-6] - Cosworth FVC
#27 Intertech Steering Wheels

R Peter Clarke (G5) 2-litre Chevron B8 [CH-DBE-42] - BMW M10
#33 I. H. Weighell

R Tony Charnell (G5) 2-litre Chevron B8 [CH-DBE-71] - BMW M10
#34 (see note 6)

DNS Richard Simms (G5) 2-litre Chevron B8 [CH-DBE-81] - BMW M10
#29 Richard Simms (see note 7)
Did not start
DNS Roy Seddon (G5) 2-litre Chevron B8 [CH-DBE-56] - BMW M10
#31 John Raffo
Did not start
T/C Derek Bennett (G6) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-7] - Cosworth FVC
#3 Red Rose Racing
(Crashed in practice)
UNKE Guy Edwards (G6) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [HU26] - Cosworth FVC
#7 Phillips Autoradio
On entry list
UNKE Jeremy Lord (G6) 1.6-litre Lola T212 [HU30] - Cosworth FVA
#12 Minilite Ltd.
On entry list
UNKE Martyn Denley (G6) 1.6-litre Gropa CMC Mk 2 - Cosworth FVA
#14 Martin Denley
On entry list
UNKE Mike Gribben (G6) 2-litre Gropa CMC Mk 2 [CH-DBE-53] - BMW M10
#15 Mike Gribben (see note 8)
On entry list
UNKE Alan Fowler (G6) 1.8-litre Mercury Mk.2 - Cosworth FVC
#18 Alan Fowler
On entry list
UNKE Alan Rollinson (G6) 1.6-litre Daren Mk.3 - Ford twin cam
#21 Daren Cars
On entry list
UNKE Jeff Simpson (G5) 2-litre Chevron B8 [CH-DBE-32] - BMW M10
#30 Jeff Simpson
On entry list
UNKE Graham Lynch (G5) 2-litre Chevron B8 [CH-DBE-78] - BMW M10
#32 Graham Lynch (see note 9)
On entry list
Qualifying
1 John Miles (G6 2.0) 2-litre Chevron B19 [71-5] - Ford BDA Hart alloy
2 John Lepp (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-9] - Cosworth FVC -0.4s
3 John Hine (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-25] - Cosworth FVC 1m 05.8s
4 Peter Hanson (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Taydec Mk.2 - Cosworth FVC 1m 07.0s
5 Terry Croker (G6 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T210 [SL210/14] - Cosworth FVC 1m 07.4s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B19 [71-9] (John Lepp): Sold to Central Garage (Mirfield) Ltd for John Lepp to drive in the 1971 European 2-litre series. Sold to James Gray for 1972 with Peter Gaydon as co-driver and then to Ian Harrower and James Bell for 1973 and 1974. Sold to Tony Wadsworth and rebodied with an Imp body as the Special Saloon "Chimp" and driven by Jonathan Buncombe. Banned almost immediately and sold to Paul Howarth for historic racing in 1977. Then raced by Vin Malkie from 1978 to 1982 after which is was raced by James Wallis (Edenbridge, Kent) in 1983 and 1984. The next part of the car's history is increasingly cloudy but it appears to be the car owned by Kevin Wilkins in 2009.
  2. Lola T210 [SL210/14] (Terry Croker): Terry Croker bought SL210/14 in August 1970 to replace his Lola T70 for use in the Interserie championship. Croker used it in the 1971 European 2-litre series, sharing with Guy Edwards at the Nürburgring in September. It was sold to Rolf Skoghag for 1972 who continued to race it until June 1973. It is then reported to have passed through the hands of Mike Gue and John Webb before reaching Bill Sainsbury (Vancouver, Canada) for 1976. After racing in DSR in 1976 it is reported to have passed via MacKenzie Racing 1977 and at least one other Canadian owner to Robert Grant (UK) in 1985 who sold it to Bengt Ljungbergh (Sweden) later that year. Ljungbergh retained it to 2007 when it was sold via Chris Fox to Geoff Lister. It was for sale in November 2010.
  3. Chevron B16 [DBE-4] (Brian Robinson): Brian Robinson ran a Chevron B16 in 1970 and 1971 before upgrading to a Chevron B21 for the 1972 season. He sold the B16, still complete with its early FVC, to John White (Byfield, MA) who raced it in BSR racing for several seasons.
  4. Lotus 62 [GT-1] (Anthony Taylor): The Chevron GT had achieved huge success in 1968, success that was somewhat embarrassing for Lotus whose Lotus 47 Europa had been thoroughly eclipsed. For 1969, Lotus produced a spaceframe Lotus 62, lightly disguised as a GT prototype, fitted with the new Vauxhall-derived LV220 2-litre engine which would be the basis of the Lotus 904 engine. Two cars were built and John Miles and Brian Muir drove this prototype at the BOAC 6 Hours at Brands Hatch in April 1969. Although it won its class and was generally successful on its rare outings, only two were ever built and the project was dropped at the end of 1969. Chris Barber bought this car and entered it for Trevor Taylor and Dave Brodie at a few races in 1971 fitted with a LV240 engine.
  5. Martin BM8 [1] (Brian Martin): The Martin BM8 was Brian Martin's regular car for the 1971 season and was then sold to David Good for hillclimbs in 1972. Good came very close to winning the class-based Leaders title, only to crash on his first class run at the final round of the championship. The BM8 was raced by Richard Brown in hillclimbs in 1974 and 1975, and by John Stuart in 1976 before fading from view for a few years. It was with Simon Phillips in 1982 and then raced by Stoic Racing (Ian Harrower, John Piper and others) with a BDX engine in 1983-84. It passed through the hands of Ian Barrowman and Mike Campbell-Cole in the 1990s before landing with Howard Matloff (San Diego, CA) by 1998.
  6. Chevron B8 [CH-DBE-71] (Tony Charnell): Paul Vestey bought one of the earliest 1969 B8s, a blue and white car that would be sponsored by Road & Racing Holborn Ltd. Raced by Vesty and by Tim Schenken but heavily damaged in Schenken's practice accident at the BOAC 500 at Brands Hatch on 13 April. Extensively rebuilt and sold to James Tangye in July 1969 who raced it as part of the Worcestershire Racing Association. Retained for another season of European 2-litre racing in 1970 and then sold for 1971 to Tony Charnell who raced mainly in northern English club racing. Believed to be the car used in British hillclimbing by a young John Cleland in 1973.
  7. Chevron B8 [CH-DBE-81] (Richard Simms): Bought new for 1969 by Lord Angus Clydesdale and used in European 2-litre events through 1969 and 1970. Sold to West Yorkshire amateur raced Richard Simms for 1971 and later converted to open Spyder form for 1972 (possibly using Gropa bodywork but this is not yet confirmed) before Simms acquired a Chevron B19 for 1972.
  8. Gropa CMC Mk 2 [CH-DBE-53] (Mike Gribben): Whitley Bay tailor Johnny Blades bought a Chevron B8 for 1968 but fitted with a F2 Cosworth FVA engine for 1600cc Group 6 racing instead of GT racing. He raced this to the end of 1969 and then sold it to Mike Gribben who raced it in standard form in 1970 and then had it converted to a Gropa for 1971. John Markey bought it in 1972, converted it to BMW power and raced it in the Motoring News Sports/GT series in 1973. In 1975, Markey sold it to Colin James who fitted a 2-litre Martin V8 engine and raced it a few times in 1975 and 1976. Its subsequent history is currently unknown - one of very few Gropas still missing.
  9. Chevron B8 [CH-DBE-78] (Graham Lynch): A bright yellow B8 bought for 1969 by the Bamford family, sponsored by JCB Excavators Ltd and raced by Pete Brown and Roger Enever in long-distance events, notably the Targa Florio and Le Mans. This car was sold to Bosco O'Brien for 1970 and was one of four B8s appearing regularly in Mondello Parks sports/GT races during 1970. Sold back to England to Graham Lynch for 1971 and raced in northern club racing.

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.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 15 Jul 1971 pp27-28.