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Nürburgring 500 km

Nürburgring, 2 Sep 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Arturo Merzario (G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA1 [004] 4
#7 AbarthOsella
22 2h 50m 13.8s
177.05 kph
2 Martin Raymond (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21/B23 [72-26] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#32 Martin Raymond (see note 1)
22 2h 55m 07.8s
3 Tim Schenken (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 [73-09] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#22 Roger Hire (see note 2)
22 2h 59m 26.6s
4 Giorgio Pianta (G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA1 4
#9 AbarthOsella
22 3h 0m 21.3s
5 Peter Smith (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-3] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#35 Peter Smith (see note 3)
22 3h 5m 05.3s
6 Javier Juncadella (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21/B23 [72-20] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#30 Escuderia Montjuich Tergal [Hire Racing]
(see note 4)
22 3h 5m 43.7s
7 Ian Grob (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 [73-05] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#26 K.V.G. Racing (see note 5)
21
9 Jim Busby (G5) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU51] - Ford BDG Richardson
#24 Barclays International Racing With Lola Cars
(see note 6)
21
10 Robin Smith (G5) 1.6-litre Lola T212 [HU26] - Cosworth FVA RS
#60 Robin Smith
21
11 Christine Beckers (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 - Cosworth FVC
#14 Ecurie Dinol Total (see note 7)
21
12 Bert Kuehne (G5) 2-litre March 73S [1] - BMW M12/6
#18 STP March Racing Team
21
13 Werner Christmann (G4) 2-litre Porsche 914/6 [914 143 0306]
#74 Hubert Engbert Ölde
21
14 Knut Reinecke (G4) 1.6-litre Alpine A110 - Renault
#83 RDK-Team

R Chris Skeaping (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B21/B23 [72-2] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#16 Promoto Racing Services (see note 8)
21 1:Clutch
R Vic Elford (G5) 2-litre March 73S [9] - BMW M12/6
#2 Ecurie Vic Elford
17 1:Rear suspension mounting
R Chris Craft (G5) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU55] - Ford BDG
#11 Crowne Racing Ltd. (see note 9)
17 1:Engine
R Hervé Bayard (G5) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU54] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#10 Archambeaud Racing (see note 10)
16 2:Engine
R John Burton (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 [73-08] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#45 Red Rose Racing (see note 11)
15 2:Head gasket
R Jean-Claude Andruet (G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA1 [003] 4
#44 AbarthOsella
15 1:Front wishborne mount; 2:DQ-outside assistance
R John Lepp (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 [73-12] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#46 Red Rose Racing (see note 12)
13 1:Gearbox oil seal
R Guy Edwards (G5) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU40] - Ford BDG
#25 Guy Edwards (see note 13)
12 1:Engine; 2:Fuel pipe
R Derek Bell (G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA1 4
#6 AbarthOsella
2 1:Engine; 2:Engine
R Gabriele Serblin (G5) 2-litre March 73S [3] - BMW M12/6
#21 Gabriele Serblin
1 1:Gearbox input shaft
R Jörg Obermoser (G5) 2-litre GRD S73 [055] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#36 Jörg Obermoser Eurorace (see note 14)
1 1:Engine
R Helmut Bross Lola T290 - Ford
#43 Minolta Racing (see note 15)
DNF
R Peter Kuhlmann (G4) 2-litre Porsche 911
#73 Peter Kuhlmann
DNF
R Fred Stalder (G5) 1.9-litre Lola T290 [HU5] - Cosworth FVC
#47 Fred Stalder (see note 16)
DNF
R Jean-Pierre Jabouille (G5) 2-litre Alpine A440 [4401] - Renault V6
#4 Automobiles Alpine-Renault (see note 17)
2:Engine
R Fredy Grainal (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU17] - Cosworth FVC
#15 Marcel van Hool (see note 18)
DNF
R Henk Bosman (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 - Cosworth FVC
#17 Stichting Team 4711 Sir Irish Moss
(see note 19)
DNF
R Lee Kaye (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU22] - Cosworth FVC
#23 Dorset Foods (see note 20)
DNF
R John Quick (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 [73-10] - Cosworth FVC
#33 Ember Racing (see note 21)
DNF
R Reinhold Jöst (G5) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU57] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4
#38 Jörg Obermoser Eurorace (see note 22)
2:Engine
R Norbert Dombrowski (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T212 - Cosworth FVC
#40 Duckhams Oils Racing Team H. Hundt GmbH
DNF
R Manfred Pade (G5) 2-litre Porsche 906 [162] f6
#41 Manfred Pade
DNF
R Jörg Zaborowski (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-03] - Cosworth FVC
#42 Jörg Zaborowski (see note 23)
DNF
R Olof Wijk (G5) 1.6-litre Astra RNR1 [36] - Cosworth FVA
#52 Team Victor
DNF
R Bill Needham (G5) 1.6-litre Coldwell C14 - Cosworth FVA
#54 Promoto Racing Services
DNF
R Werner Horn (G5) 1.6-litre Scirocco NSU
#55 Schmidt Tuning
DNF
R Helmut Kalenborn (G5) 1.6-litre NSU Astamot
#58 Helmut Kalenborn
DNF
R Heinz Wechsler (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-24] - Cosworth FVC
#59 Duckhams Oils Racing Team H. Hundt GmbH
(see note 24)
DNF
R Dieter Franke (G4) 2-litre Porsche 911
#72 Braun Sixtant Racing Team
DNF
R Armin Vogt (G4) 1.6-litre Alfa Romeo GTA
#84 Vogt Armin
DNF
UNKP Christian Melville (G5) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA1 [007] 4
#8 Christian Melville
Unknown (practiced)
UNKP Heinz Tubbesing (G5) 1.6-litre Scirocco NSU
#57 Görke-Bork
Unknown (practiced)
UNKP Maurice Dantinne (G4) 1.3-litre Alpine A110 - Renault
#81 Scuderia Mille Miglia c/o Maurice Dantinne
Unknown (practiced)
DNS Michel Dupont (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 - Cosworth FVC Smith
#12 Dupont Michel (see note 25)
Did not start
DND Brian Joscelyne (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU22] - Cosworth FVC
#23 Dorset Foods (see note 26)
Did not drive
DNA Robin Smith (G5) 1.8-litre Lola T212 [HU26] - Cosworth FVC
#34 Robin Smith
Did not arrive
DNA Jean-Louis Lafosse (G5) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU58]
#1 Equipe Gitanes (see note 27)
Did not arrive
DNA Alain Peltier (G5) 2-litre March 73S [10] - BMW M12/6
#3 Alain Peltier
Did not arrive
DNA TBA (G5) 2-litre Alpine A440 [4400] - Renault V6
#5 Automobiles Alpine-Renault (see note 28)
Did not arrive
DNA Cosimo Turizio (G5) 2-litre March 73S - BMW M12/6
#19 Trivellato Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Toine Hezemans (G5) 2-litre March 73S [8] - BMW M12/6
#20 Toine Hezemans
Did not arrive
DNA TBA (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 [73-09] - Cosworth FVC Smith
#22 Escuderia Montjuich Tergal [Hire Racing]
(see note 29)
Did not arrive
DNA Ian Harrower (G5) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-9] - Cosworth FVC
#27 Mrs K. Bell (see note 30)
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Heavens (G5) 1.9-litre Chevron B21/B23 [72-16] - Cosworth FVC
#28 Roger Heavens (see note 31)
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Hurst Rawlson CR10 - Ford
#29 Roger Hurst
Did not arrive
DNA Michael Knight (G5) 2-litre Chevron B19
#31 Mike Knight
Did not arrive
DNA René Herzog (G5) 2-litre GRD S73 [044]
#37 René Herzog
Did not arrive
DNA TBA (G2) 1.6-litre Opel Ascona
#39 Steinmetz Autosport GmbH
Did not arrive
DNA Peter Homolla (G5) 1.6-litre Lotus 23
#51 Peter Homolla
Did not arrive
DNA John Blanckley (G5) 1.6-litre Scorpion JB4 - Cosworth FVA
#53 Promoto Racing Services
Did not arrive
DNA Werner Horn (G5) 1.6-litre Simca Seven Spider
#56
Did not arrive
DNA Girolamo Capra (G4) 2-litre Porsche 911
#71 Scuderia Palladio Vicenza
Did not arrive
DNA Peter Brand (G4) Alpine A110 - Renault
#82 Brand Peter
Did not arrive
Qualifying
1 Arturo Merzario (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA1 [004] - Abarth 4 7m 37.0s
2 Chris Craft (G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU55] - Ford BDG 7m 44.6s
3 Derek Bell (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA1 - Abarth 4 7m 47.5s
4 Guy Edwards (G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU40] - Ford BDG 7m 48.9s
5 John Burton (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 [73-08] - Cosworth FVC Smith 7m 49.7s
6 Martin Raymond (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21/B23 [72-26] - Cosworth FVC Smith 7m 52.0s
7 Jörg Obermoser (G5 2.0) 2-litre GRD S73 [055] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4 7m 52.7s
8 John Lepp (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 [73-12] - Cosworth FVC Smith 7m 56.3s
9 Tim Schenken (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 [73-09] - Cosworth FVC Smith 7m 56.8s
10 Vic Elford (G5 2.0) 2-litre March 73S [9] - BMW M12/6 7m 57.9s
11 Jean-Pierre Jabouille (G5 2.0) 2-litre Alpine A440 [4401] - Renault V6 7m 58.2s
12 Reinhold Jöst (G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU57] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4 7m 58.4s
13 Hervé Bayard (G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU54] - BMW Schnitzer 20-4 8m 02.6s
14 Peter Smith (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [72-3] - Cosworth FVC Smith 8m 06.7s
15 Giorgio Pianta (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA1 - Abarth 4 8m 07.8s
16 Helmut Bross (G5 2.0) Lola T290 - Ford 8m 14.8s
17 Jim Busby (G5 2.0) 2-litre Lola T292 [HU51] - Ford BDG Richardson 8m 20.1s
18 Bert Kuehne (G5 2.0) 2-litre March 73S [1] - BMW M12/6 8m 20.9s
19 Chris Skeaping (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B21/B23 [72-2] - Cosworth FVC Smith 8m 21.0s
20 Gabriele Serblin (G5 2.0) 2-litre March 73S [3] - BMW M12/6 8m 21.2s
21 Fredy Grainal (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T290 [HU17] - Cosworth FVC 8m 21.4s
22 Javier Juncadella (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21/B23 [72-20] - Cosworth FVC Smith 8m 21.8s
23 Jean-Claude Andruet (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA1 [003] - Abarth 4 8m 24.9s
24 Fred Stalder (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Lola T290 [HU5] - Cosworth FVC 8m 29.5s
25 Ian Grob (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 [73-05] - Cosworth FVC Smith 8m 33.3s
26 John Quick (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 [73-10] - Cosworth FVC 8m 34.0s
27 Henk Bosman (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 - Cosworth FVC 8m 44.3s
28 Jörg Zaborowski (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 [B19 71-03] - Cosworth FVC 8m 45.8s
29 Christine Beckers (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B21 - Cosworth FVC 8m 46.2s
30 Michel Dupont * (G5 2.0) 1.9-litre Chevron B23 - Cosworth FVC Smith 8m 48.0s
31 Norbert Dombrowski (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Lola T212 - Cosworth FVC 8m 52.3s
33 Robin Smith (G5 2.0) 1.6-litre Lola T212 [HU26] - Cosworth FVA RS 8m 55.6s
34 Heinz Wechsler (G5 2.0) 1.8-litre Chevron B19 [71-24] - Cosworth FVC 9m 12.4s
35 Olof Wijk (G5 2.0) 1.6-litre Astra RNR1 [36] - Cosworth FVA 9m 13.9s
36 Bill Needham (G5 2.0) 1.6-litre Coldwell C14 - Cosworth FVA 9m 23.3s
37 Werner Christmann (G4) 2-litre Porsche 914/6 [914 143 0306] 9m 26.8s
38 Heinz Tubbesing * (G5 2.0) 1.6-litre Scirocco NSU 9m 41.6s
39 Peter Kuhlmann (G4) 2-litre Porsche 911 9m 45.7s
40 Manfred Pade (G5 2.0) 2-litre Porsche 906 [162] - Porsche 906 f6 9m 54.3s
41 Armin Vogt (G4) 1.6-litre Alfa Romeo GTA 9m 59.0s
42 Knut Reinecke (G4) 1.6-litre Alpine A110 - Renault 9m 59.8s
43 Werner Horn (G5 2.0) 1.6-litre Scirocco NSU 10m 13.6s
44 Dieter Franke (G4) 2-litre Porsche 911 10m 15.9s
45 Helmut Kalenborn (G5 2.0) 1.6-litre NSU Astamot 10m 17.7s
46 Maurice Dantinne * (G4) 1.3-litre Alpine A110 - Renault 10m 53.7s
47 Christian Melville * (G5 2.0) 2-litre Abarth Osella PA1 [007] - Abarth 4 18m 58.3s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B21/B23 [72-26] (Martin Raymond): Bought relatively late in the 1972 season by Martin Raymond (London) to replace his Daren Mk. 3, B21-72-26 was used for the last three races of the European series and then, in upgraded B23 form, for the whole 1973 season. It was unused in 1974 and was advertised by Raymond in November that year. Bought by John Blanckley (London) for 1975 and raced by him and John Calvert that season, after which it was sold to Rolf Götz (Waldenbuch, Germany) and raced from 1976 to 1978, latterly described as a B26. For 1979, Götz bought Blanckley's newer B31 and the fate of the B21 is unknown. Between 1980 and 1982, a car with this identity was advertised by Bob Speak's Barrowford Garage (Nelson, Lancashire) but how it had got from southwestern Germany to Lancashire is unclear.
  2. Chevron B23 [73-09] (Tim Schenken): Acquired by Roger Hire a few races into the 1973 season and quickly completed using some B21 parts to run as part of the Hire International/Scuderia Montjuich team. Raced by José Juncadella, Javier Juncadella, Jorge de Bagration and Tim Schenken in European 2-litre events in 1973. Maybe the car raced by Rafael Barrios at Paul Ricard in April 1974 for Hire's Forge Mill Racing. Also appeared at Jarama 20 Oct 1974 for De Bagration. Advertised by Hire at the end of 1974 but not known in 1975 and 1976. With Laurence Jacobsen 1977 and with Tony Sugden for libre racing late 1978. Rebodied as a Skoda Super Saloon for 1979 and raced until at least 1981. Advertised by Malcolm Johnstone 1983. Reported to be with Mike Burtt 1988.
  3. Chevron B21 [72-3] (Peter Smith): Sold new to Peter Smith and raced by him and co-driver David Welpton through 1972 and 1973 primarily in distance events across Europe but also in some short British events. Updated to B23 specification for 1974 and raced by Smith with various co-drivers including Rupert Keegan. Co-drivers in 1975 included John Turner. The car was replaced by the ex-KVG/John Hine Chevron B31 for 1976 and was sold to Ray Petry (Boston, MA) for SCCA racing and then for the new Can-Am series that started in 1977. Ray used an ex-Rondel 1840cc BDE engine that he'd bought from Tony Cicale. Raced in Can-Am 1978 to 1980. Ray later sold the car to dealer Mike Gue (Essex Racing) who sold it to Canada. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. Chevron B21/B23 [72-20] (Javier Juncadella): Bought by Roger Hire for Peter Hanson to drive in European sports car events in 1972, at first with a 2-litre BRM V8 engine, until changing to a normal FVC. Raced in the Springbok series at the end of the year. The car was upgraded to B23 specification for 1973 and joined Roger Hire's new B23 in the Hire International/Scuderia Montjuich team. Raced by both Javier and José Juncadella. This may be the "bitza" Chevron built up for Frank Sytner to drive at the start of the 1974 season. Presumably one of the two "B23s" advertised by Roger Hire in May 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. Chevron B23 [73-05] (Ian Grob): Bought new by Ian Grob and used mainly in minor British and French events at first. Grob took his car to the Springbok series at the end of 1973 and then did a full European campaign in 1974. For 1975, he bought a new Chevron B31 and the B23 was sold to Scottish club racer Tony Charnell. Charnell then bought Grob's B31 for 1976 and the fate of the B23 in unknown.
  6. Lola T292 [HU51] (Jim Busby): SCCA driver Jim Busby bought a new Lola T292 for 1973 and competed in the European championship as part of Guy Edwards' semi-works Barclays International Racing team. He departed for his native California after the September Nürburgring race, leaving him time to secure the SCCA Southern Pacific Division BSR title. He was second in the Run-Offs to Jerry Hansen's sister car, HU60. For 1974, the car was sold to Noah Lacona (W. Des Moines, IA) who ran it in SCCA MidWest Division BSR racing for many years, finishing third at the Run-Offs as late as 1983. In 1977, HU51 was raced by Bobby Rahal at the Road America Can-Am. The car was later sold by Lacona to Joe Buzzetta (St James, NY) who also retained it for many years. He sold it to Larry Connor (Centerville, OH) who sold it to Greg Galdi (Lloyd Harbor NY) in February 2011. Since 1994, it has been looked after by Mark Wehrmann of Wehrmann Engineering (Hauppauge, NY).
  7. Chevron B21 (Christine Beckers): Roger Dubos acquired a Chevron "B21" for 1973 which he shared with Christine Beckers. Beckers recalls that the car was bought from England and it may be that this was actually a B19. It was raced through 1973 with Dinitrol sponsorship and used by Dubos and Beckers at Le Mans that year where it was described as a B21/23. Beckers continued to drive it in 1974, still in similar white and blue colours but now with Seiko signwriting. It was raced at Spa in May and probably at the Nürburgring but is not the Dupont-owned B23 that Beckers then drove at the 1974 Le Mans. Beckers then shared a car with Michel Dupont twice more in 1974; this is likely to be the Le Mans car again. Christine recalls selling the Chevron to a garage owner in Le Mans but the subsequent history of the car has not yet been established.
  8. Chevron B21/B23 [72-2] (Chris Skeaping): This car was sold to Trevor Twaites and raced by him and regular co-driver Brendan McInerney in European events throughout 1972. They continued to drive the Intertech-backed car in early 1973, their last event being the Nürburgring 1000 km in May, It was then acquired by Roy Johnson and Alan Stubbs who were to form Paulenco Racing and driven by José Uriarte at Vila Real in July 1973 and in the Angolan series. It was raced by Chris Skeaping in the Nürburgring 500 km in Sep 1973 and then by Uriarte at Nogaro and the Barcelona 400 km. It was sold to Stewart Chubb for 1974 and driven by Peter Long and others 1974-1975. It is then believed to have been sold to France.
  9. Lola T292 [HU55] (Chris Craft): Originally sold to Martin Birrane's Crowne Racing for Chris Craft to run in the 1973 European 2-litre Sports Car championship. The car was fitted with the new Cosworth BDG engine and the team was managed by Keith Greene. Craft won at Misano and Imola and took two further second places to win the championship. In 1974, the car was due to be fitted with the new Tecno P82 flat-8 engine but the project ran late and Birrane eventually sold the car in frustration to the Pederzani brothers. When the Lola-Tecno did finally appear, at Misano in July, it was driven by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud but retired with overheating problems. According to later sale descriptions, HU55 was then sold to well-known Sicilian hillclimb specialist Angelo Giliberti, continuing to Giuseppe Tornatore (Sardinia) in 1980, to Gianpaolo Casazza (Florence) in 2000 and then to Pietro Silva (San Marino) soon after. It returned to England in 2009 and was offered for sale by Maxted-Page in 2011.
  10. Lola T292 [HU54] (Hervé Bayard): One of four Lola T292s invoiced by Lola to Ecurie Bonnier for customer Archambeaud, HU54 is identified in Sport Auto as the BMW-powered car driven by Bayard. It has been identified by Lola specialist Philippe Rafesthain on Autodiva as the car sold to Jean Belin for 1974. Belin finished second in the G5-7 class of the French hillclimb championship in 1974. He raced the car regularly through 1974 and 1975, and appeared for a couple more events in 1976. The car was then retired to Michel Pont's Abarth museum at the Château de Savigny lès Beaune in France until 1986, when it was sold to Jean Proyart and Jean Martin to race again. After Martin's death, Proyart kept the car from 1987 to 1991, when it was prepared for historic racing. After a severe testing accident, it was extensively rebuilt at Lola in 1992. It was sold on in 1999 or 2000. Subsequent history unknown.
  11. Chevron B23 [73-08] (John Burton): John Burton joined Red Rose Racing for 1973 and drove a new Chevron B23, chassis 73-08. The car was advertised in October 1973 and was sold to young Scottish hillclimber (and future double British Touring Car Champion) John Cleland for British hillclimbs. He used a 1930cc Alan Smith engine and fitted a Chevron B26 rear end to the car. John recalls selling the car to Roger Nathan and delivering it to London but the movement of the car are unknown for the rest of 1975. It was run in French courses de côte by Jean Pierre Lecomte in 1976 and 1977, by Jacques Heuclin from 1978 to 1980 and by Gérard Ferré in 1982. The car was then rebodied as the Sthémo and ran like this from 1985 to 1991.
  12. Chevron B23 [73-12] (John Lepp): The second Red Rose Racing Chevron was driven by John Lepp in 1973 and he was allocated chassis B23-73-12. The B23 was advertised by Red Rose at the end of the season and bought by Bob Howlings in March 1974 who intended to race it. However, the car is not seen again and is believed to have been sold by Howlings to a Japanese customer.
  13. Lola T292 [HU40] (Guy Edwards): Described consistently as the "prototype" T292, HU40 first appeared at Jarama 5 Nov 1972 where it was raced by Richard Scott. It was then Guy Edwards' works car throughout 1973 after which it was updated to T294 specification and sold by Lola to Martin Raymond for 1974. It went to Stewart Chubb for 1975 and continued to race in the European series. In 1976, Chubb sold the car to Steven Payne-Herbert and it was used in Can-Am and SCCA BSR racing until 1980. Payne-Herbert kept the car until 1989 when it was sold for vintage racing and, three owners later, it was being offered for sale by Grand Prix Classics in February 2011.
  14. GRD S73 [055] (Jörg Obermoser): Jorg Obermoser ran a pair of GRD S73s during 1973 and his own car was identified by Sport Auto at Clermont-Ferrand in June as chassis 055. It is assumed that he ran the same car all season. In 1974, the two GRDs were extensively modified by Obermoser's TOJ company and entered as Toj SS02s. The individual history of the two SS02s has not yet been determined.
  15. Lola T290 (Helmut Bross): From early 1973 until early 1975, Helmut Bross drove a Lola T290 in European events, mainly in Germany and Austria, supported by packaging company Lang-Verpackungen. His last known event in the car was the Preis der Stadt Stuttgart at Hockenheim in February 1975. The identity of the T290 is not known.
  16. Lola T290 [HU5] (Fred Stalder): This car was acquired by Ecurie Bonnier and run for customer Claude Swietlik throughout 1972, also being raced by Mario Cabral, Gilbert Salles and Hervé Bayard on occasion. In 1973 it was sold to Fred Stalder who founded Racing Organisation Course (ROC) and was used throughout the season in both European 2-litre racing and in French hillclimbs. Based on photographic evidence, this car was retained by ROC for 1974 as a backup for for hire purposes. It appears to be the car used by Albert Dufrêne in French hillclimbs in 1974 and is then believed to have passed to Christian Riehl around 1976.
  17. Alpine A440 [4401] (Jean-Pierre Jabouille): New for the Nürburgring in Sep 1973, chassis 4401 was sold to Equipe Archambeaud for 1974 and raced by Gérard Larrousse, Marie-Claude Beaumont and Bernard Darniche that year. From Larrousse's team, the car is understood to have gone to Jean-Paul Barbier for hillclimbs in 1977 and then to Jean-Pierre Theuil who ran it from 1978 to 1980. In May 2005, chassis "A440-01" was auctioned by Bonhams at Monaco but the history assigned to the car was that of the prototype, an understandable mistake given Alpine's unusual numbering system. Its current location is uncertain.
  18. Lola T290 [HU17] (Fredy Grainal): The history of HU17 prior to September 1972 is unknown but the car was apparently new for Belgian Freddy Grainal. Used at Nürburgring 3 Sep 1972, Montjuich 8 October 1972 and Jarama 5 Nov 1972 as a Marcel van Hool entry. Raced again in 1973, winning two minor Belgian races. Last seen at Barcelona Oct 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  19. Chevron B21 (Henk Bosman): Henk Bosman acquired an ex-Red Rose Chevron B21 for the 1973 season and was pictured testing the car still in its 1972 Tergal livery. He raced the car over the next four seasons mainly in Dutch national events but also some Interserie events.
  20. Lola T290 [HU22] (Lee Kaye): The works assisted Barclays International entry, chassis HU22 was driven by Guy Edwards in 1972. It was then sold to Dorset Foods and driven by Tony Birchenhough, Brian Joscelyne and Lee Kaye in 1973 events and this continued into 1974, when Claude Crespin joined the driving group, and 1975, when Ian Bracey became a regular driver. Each year the car was updated at the Lola factory to the latest specification and different chassis plates were added to ensure it gained the best possible prize money. The car was raced at Le Mans every year from 1976 to 1980 and continued to race in Internationals right up to 1983. It was then sold to Nick Mason and stored until brought back to Le Mans for demonstration runs in 1992 and 1993. Birchenough now cares for the car and it appeared at the Le Mans Classic in 2002, 2004 and 2006.
  21. Chevron B23 [73-10] (John Quick): Bought by Bobby Howlings early 1973 for his new Ember Racing team but only raced nine or ten times over the next two seasons. Raced by John Quick and Tony Goodwin in European 2-litre rounds but also by Bill de Selincourt and others in long-distance racing. Last seen in a british club race 28 Oct 1973 but advertised during 1974 and in early 1975. Sold to Allan Cruikshank (Australia) and retained to 2009.
  22. Lola T292 [HU57] (Reinhold Jöst): Bought new by Roland Heiler in June 1973 to replace the disappointing GRD S73 that he'd been running as part of Jörg Obermoser's Eurorace team. He ran the T292 in 1973 and 1974 as part of Obermoser's operation but it was driven mainly by Philipp Gantner in 1974. The fate of this car is unknown.
  23. Chevron B21 [B19 71-03] (Jörg Zaborowski): Originally sold to Richard Shardlow but after a single race, co-driven by Terry Croker, Shardlow decided not to continue with the car and it was sold to Heinz Derflinger. He only raced it a few times and sold it for 1972 to fellow German Jörg Zaborowski for Interserie and other sports car races. In 1973, Zaborowski crashed the B19 at a German hillclimb and it was rebuilt by Zaborowski at Chevron's on a new B21 frame. Zaborowski continued to raced the car well into 1975 before acquiring a newer B31. Sold to Kent Abrahamsson in Sweden in 1997 - Nigel James (UK) 2008 - Irvine Laidlaw (UK) 2011.
  24. Chevron B19 [71-24] (Heinz Wechsler): Chassis 71-24 was sold to Harry Hundt, head of Duckhams Oils Germany, who hired Bernd Terbeck to race the car in German national events. Terbeck retired early in 1972 and Hundt then entered it for Heinz Wechsler in 1973 and 1974, mainly in Bergrennen. Hundt then wound up his team but passed the Chevron to Wechsler who continued to race it in 1975 before selling it to Rolf Farber in mid-1976. It then passed to Wilfried Güllert for 1977 then Dieter Josting in 1981 and Claus-Peter Beckhäuser in 1983 when it moved into historic racing. The car passed to Robert Harvey in 2004 and to Peter McLaughlin (Hannover, NH) late 2008. It was for sale with at Grand Prix Classics (La Jolla, CA) in May 2011.
  25. Chevron B23 (Michel Dupont): Michel Dupont and Paul Blancpain bought a new Chevron B23 for 1973 and ran it first in the Nürburgring 1000 km in May in preparation for Le Mans. After Le Mans, the car appeared at the Zeltweg 1000 km, Interserie Hockenheim and the Nürburgring 500 km in 1973. In 1974, Dupont ran two Chevrons but both were B19/B21/B23-style cars so this B23 was presumably his main car through 1974. then wearing B26-style rear bodywork. Dupont died in September 1974 and the subsequent histories of his two cars are not yet known.
  26. Lola T290 [HU22] (Brian Joscelyne): The works assisted Barclays International entry, chassis HU22 was driven by Guy Edwards in 1972. It was then sold to Dorset Foods and driven by Tony Birchenhough, Brian Joscelyne and Lee Kaye in 1973 events and this continued into 1974, when Claude Crespin joined the driving group, and 1975, when Ian Bracey became a regular driver. Each year the car was updated at the Lola factory to the latest specification and different chassis plates were added to ensure it gained the best possible prize money. The car was raced at Le Mans every year from 1976 to 1980 and continued to race in Internationals right up to 1983. It was then sold to Nick Mason and stored until brought back to Le Mans for demonstration runs in 1992 and 1993. Birchenough now cares for the car and it appeared at the Le Mans Classic in 2002, 2004 and 2006.
  27. Lola T292 [HU58] (Jean-Louis Lafosse): Acquired in May 1973 by Jean-Louis Lafosse to run in 2-litre racing as part of Ecurie Filipinetti, who also ran Lafosse's Gitanes-backed 3-litre Lola T282. The project was badly effected by the death of Georges Filipinetti. Lafosse retained the car for the 1974 season and after an unsuccessful run with Osella, moved to the ROC team and raced the T292 at Mugello in September fitted with one of ROC's Simca engines. The car appears to have become part of the ROC equipe and was raced by Xavier Lapeyre at Jarama in October and is believed to have stayed with ROC through 1975. Then likely to be the "ex-Filipinetti" Lola T292 with which Georges Morand won the 2-litre class at Le Mans in 1976. After that it appears to have gone via Heini Mader to Michel Elkoubi and been used in French national races in 1977, for example at the Treffort hillclimb. It was rebuilt for Le Mans again in 1978 as one of Elkoubi's two Pronuptia entries. However, it is unclear which of the #24 and #25 entries it was and, because of this, its later history has not yet been determined.
  28. Alpine A440 [4400] (TBA): The first Alpine A440, which had the slightly confusing chassis number 4400, was Jean-Pierre Jabouille's car until September and then became the team mule. After winter testing, the car vanished but is believed to have gone to Equipe Archambeaud as a source of spares for their sister A440, chassis 4401. The fate of the two A440s is not yet clear but they are believed to have gone from Larrousse's team to a Frenchman called Barbier and then 4400 is believed to have gone to Jean-Marie Jung for hillclimbs. Jung did not have an engine for the car and is reported to have used a 1600cc Gordini engine. (This may be the Alpine A440 1600 raced by Volet in 1980.) Jung raced the car from about 1982 onwards and was reported to still have the car, fully restored, near Angouleme in 2009.
  29. Chevron B23 [73-09] (TBA): Acquired by Roger Hire a few races into the 1973 season and quickly completed using some B21 parts to run as part of the Hire International/Scuderia Montjuich team. Raced by José Juncadella, Javier Juncadella, Jorge de Bagration and Tim Schenken in European 2-litre events in 1973. Maybe the car raced by Rafael Barrios at Paul Ricard in April 1974 for Hire's Forge Mill Racing. Also appeared at Jarama 20 Oct 1974 for De Bagration. Advertised by Hire at the end of 1974 but not known in 1975 and 1976. With Laurence Jacobsen 1977 and with Tony Sugden for libre racing late 1978. Rebodied as a Skoda Super Saloon for 1979 and raced until at least 1981. Advertised by Malcolm Johnstone 1983. Reported to be with Mike Burtt 1988.
  30. Chevron B19 [71-9] (Ian Harrower): 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.
  31. Chevron B21/B23 [72-16] (Roger Heavens): Roger Heavens replaced his Chevron B16 with a new B21, chassis 72-16, and raced extensively across Europe as well as the Angolan and South African series. The car was updated to B23 specification for 1973 and raced up to the Angolan series in July. It was then sold to local driver Waldemar Teixeira (with a 1930cc FVC) and raced by him later in 1973 and in the first part of 1974. It was almost certainly the car that went to Bandeira Vieira later in 1974. The Angolan civil war then intervened and the B21 remained in storage in Angola until 1985 when it was sold to Stein Johnsen (Halden, Norway). The car was shipped back to Europe in 1991. In November 2016, Stein reported that he still owned the car but that it was lodged with a preparer in England.

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 6 Sep 1973 p11, Motoring News 6 Sep 1973 pp6-7. Schenken was in "the second of Roger Hire's Chevron B23s, these cars still without rear wings or the other latest mods" [AS].