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Macau Grand Prix

Macau, 1 Dec 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Vern Schuppan March 722/732 [722-40] - Ford twin cam Hart
#111 (see note 1)
40 1h 51m 40s
81.67 mph
2 David Purley Chevron B27 [27-74-09-2?] - Ford twin cam
#1 [Team Harper?] (see note 2)
36 engine seized
3 Herbert Adamczyk (G2) 3-litre Porsche Carrera RS
#17
35
4 Keith Dinnerville (G5 2.0) 2-litre Porsche 906 [007] f6
#113 (see note 3)
34
5 M Jean (G2) 1.6-litre Toyota Celica GT
#22
34
6 Joey Bundalian March 732 - Ford twin cam
#5 (see note 4)
33
R Albert Poon Brabham BT40 - Ford twin cam Hart
#66 (see note 5)

UNK Jim Sweeney (G5 2.0) 2-litre Porsche 906 Spyder [127] f6
#4

UNK Grant Swartz March 73B [13] - Ford twin cam
#7 (see note 6)

UNK John MacDonald Brabham BT40 [35] - Ford twin cam Hart
#11 (see note 7)

UNK Siu Man To (G2) 2-litre BMW 2002 Tii
#13

UNK Kiyoshi Misaki Brabham BT30 - Toyota 2T-G
#21 (see note 8)

UNK Chong Boon Seng Brabham BT30 [14] - Ford twin cam
#33 (see note 9)

UNK N White (G4) 2-litre Porsche 911
#102

UNK Theodore Yip Elfin 600B [7014] - Ford twin cam
#112

All cars are 1.6-litre 1.6 2v unless noted.

Qualifying
1 David Purley (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-09-2?] - Ford twin cam
2 John MacDonald (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [35] - Ford twin cam Hart
3 Vern Schuppan (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre March 722/732 [722-40] - Ford twin cam Hart
4 Albert Poon (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 - Ford twin cam Hart
5 Jim Sweeney (G5 2.0) 2-litre Porsche 906 Spyder [127] - Porsche f6
6 Grant Swartz (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre March 73B [13] - Ford twin cam
7 Joey Bundalian (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre March 732 - Ford twin cam
8 Chong Boon Seng (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [14] - Ford twin cam
9 Keith Dinnerville (G5 2.0) 2-litre Porsche 906 [007] - Porsche 906 f6
10 Theodore Yip (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7014] - Ford twin cam
11 Kiyoshi Misaki (1.6 2v) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 - Toyota 2T-G
12 Herbert Adamczyk (G2) 3-litre Porsche Carrera RS - Porsche
13 M Jean (G2) 1.6-litre Toyota Celica GT - Toyota
14 Siu Man To (G2) 2-litre BMW 2002 Tii - BMW
15 N White (G4) 2-litre Porsche 911

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 722/732 [722-40] (Vern Schuppan): New to Australian Vern Schuppan to drive in the British Formula Atlantic championship. Fitted with a BRM Ford twin cam engine, and first seen in practice at Mallory Park in late March, but Schuppan left before the race to catch a flight to the Singapore GP. Schuppan finished second in Singapore, and third in the Malaysian GP a week later. Then returned to the British series, now with a BDA, and won four rounds. The car was then fitted with Falconer bodywork and an Amon-Woods engine rebuilt by Geoff Richardson, and raced in the Rothmans 50,000 and in two late-season F2 races. After a single F2 race in 1973 fitted with a Richardon BDG, the car went to Southeast Asia, winning the Singapore GP with a Ford twin cam fitted, then competed in the JAF Grand Prix at Fuji with the BDG, and back to the 'twink' for Macau. He raced the car in British Formula Atlantic briefly in early 1974, then sent it back to Asia where he won the Macau GP in November, by which time it had been fitted with 732 bodywork and a Lola T360 rear wing. It then became a fixture at Macau up to 1977, being driven by Alan Jones and Derek Daly. Patrick Tambay also raced for Theodore Racing in the Malaysian and Penang Grands Prix in 1977, where it was still in 732 form but was billed as a 752. It reappeared at Macau for Schuppan in 1979, now in 76B bodywork. After one more race in the hands of Roberto Moreno, the car was retained by Yip and placed in the Macau Grand Prix Museum.
  2. Chevron B27 [27-74-09-2?] (David Purley): Sold to Team Harper, and used by Dieter Quester in the European F2 championship. Also driven by Tom Pryce and badly damaged at Enna; returned to works and rebuilt for Jim Crawford to use at Nogaro late in 1974. Probably the car taken to Macau by Team Harper for Purley in November 1974. Team Harper advertised both their Chevron B27s as rolling chassis in January 1975. Subsequent history unknown, but since 2006 (and quite possibly earlier), there has been a Chevron B27 in Team Harper livery in the Macau Grand Prix Museum.
  3. Porsche 906 [007] (Keith Dinnerville): One of two or three Porsche 906s to bear the number 007, this car may have originated with Alan Hamilton in Australia before going to Richard Wong in Singapore and then Teddy Yip in Macau. Yip drove the car in the libre Macau GP in 1972.
  4. March 732 (Joey Bundalian): Filipino driver Joey Bundalian drove a March in Southeast Asian racing from 1974 to 1981. The car was described as a March 732 when it raced at Macau at the end of 1974, but was also described once as a 752 and several times as a 722. Nothing more known.
  5. Brabham BT40 (Albert Poon): New to Albert Poon (Hong Kong) and fitted with a Hart twin cam engine for the Southeast Asian 2-valve 1600cc formula. Raced by Poon in 1973 and 1974 and then, after Poon acquired a newer Chevron B29, the Brabham was raced by Graeme Lawrence in the Malaysian GP in March 1975 and by Kevin Bartlett in the Macau Grand Prix in November 1975. Then raced by Poon's wife, Diana Poon, from 1976 to 1979. At some point, the Brabham was badly damaged, and its tub has been rebuilt by new owner Neville McKay. Reported to be still owned by McKay but in pieces in 2004.
  6. March 73B [13] (Grant Swartz): In the mid-1970s, Grant Swartz (Berkeley, CA) was an aircraft maintenance specialist working for the Flying Tiger Line air freight company in Hong Kong and Vietnam. In 1973, he acquired a March 73B, presumably the chassis 73B/13 that is shown in March records as going to Hong Kong, and he raced at the Macau Grand Prix in November that year. Unfortunately, he hit a wall and broke his ankle. Undeterred, he returned to the Macau race in the car in 1974 and 1975. It was then sold to Nick Van Nugteren (Singapore), who raced it at Macau in 1977 and 1978. By 1978 it had been updated to March 742 bodywork, and was sponsored by Black & Decker. It was later owned by Chris Farrell in Australia, and raced by him in HSRCA from 1999 to 2001. To Robert Foster by 2002, and raced by Foster in HSRCA events from 2004 to 2017.
  7. Brabham BT40 [35] (John MacDonald): New to John MacDonald (Hong Kong) and fitted with a Hart twin cam engine for the Southeast Asian 2-valve 1600cc formula. MacDonald won the 1973 Malaysian Grand Prix, the 1973 Macau Grand Prix, the 1974 Selangor Grand Prix, and Malaysian and Penang Grands Prix in 1975. Driven by José "Pocholo" Ramirez, MacDonald's Rothmans Cathay Pacific team mate at Macau at the end of 1975. Next seen with Jason Ho in 1988, then with Neville McKay in 1992. Still owned by McKay (Mona Vale, NSW, Australia) in December 2004.
  8. Brabham BT30 (Kiyoshi Misaki): At the Japanese Grand Prix on 3 May 1971, Hiroshi Kazato raced a Brabham BT30 fitted with a Mitsubishi Colt R39B 2-litre 4-cylinder engine. The identity of the BT30 has not been determined. Two years later, at the Singapore Grand Prix on 22 Apr 1973, Kiyoshi Misaki raced the "ex-Kazato" Brabham now powered by a Toyota Celica twin-cam engine, and was a regular entry in Southeast Asian events through 1973 and 1974, up to Macau in November 1974. Misaki appeared at Macau in 1975 in what was described as a BT40, but could well be the same car. He then raced a BT36 at events in Japan in 1976 and 1977, and it is again possible that this BT36 was his old BT30. Subsequent history unknown.
  9. Brabham BT30 [14] (Chong Boon Seng): Sold new to Ecurie Ecosse and run for Graham Birrell in F2 in 1970. Also raced once by Peter Gethin and by Richard Attwood later in the season. To Peter Westbury early 1971 and raced in several F2 races (also raced once by Dieter Quester) until the team's BT36 was delivered. Sold to Dunnett's Garage, converted to F/Atlantic specification and entered for Ronnie Mackay in libre and F/Atlantic in 1971 and 1972, run by MRE. To Chong Boon Seng for south east Asian racing in 1973 and used by him until 1976. Then to Del Schloemer and raced by him and by Cherie Schloemer in 1977 and 1978. To Wybe Valkema around 1980 and retained to 1982. Then to Australia and with Brian Wilson by 1988. Wilson sold it to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA) and from Valdez it returned to Australia when he sold it to Bob Ilich (Perth, WA) in 2010.

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.

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