1963 Brands Hatch BSCC 
1963 Oulton Park GC 
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Slip Molyslip Trophy (2)

Brands Hatch Circuit, Kent, Great-Britain

Date: 14/9/1963
Track length:
Entries accepted: 27 + 1 reserve
Starters: 25
Finishers: 17

Pole position: Salvadori in 1.56,2
Fastest lap: Salvadori in 1.56,4 = 131,88 kmh

Distance: One hour
Average speed: 128,82 kmh
Weather: Dry
Ruleset: Group 2
Car info: 1963 Cars


Mike Salmon made his usual quick get away, and accelerated into the lead ahead of Olthoff, Albert Powell, who like Salmon was in a 3.8 Jaguar, and Salvadori. Olthoff and Salvadori each moved up a place out in the country and Salvadori passed Salmon along the Top Straight, to move into second position behind Olthoff. Already the field was well strung out, Michaelle Burns-Greig bringing up the rear in her Mini Cooper appropriately registered SEX I.
The leader of the Jaguar attack, Mike Salmon, lost a wheel at Clearways on the second lap when a half-shaft broke. Albert Powell inherited third spot in his smoking 3.8, but Jack Sears and John Whitmore were not far behind in Ford Cortina and Mini Cooper S respectively. Then came John Adams (Jaguar 3.8), John Fitzpatrick (Mini Cooper S), Chris McLaren (Jaguar 3.8) and Edward Lewis (Mini Cooper S).  Fitzpatrick was going extraordinarily well in the Broadspeed car, even finding it quicker than the works cars along the straights, but even after passing Adams Jaguar, Fitzpatrick retired after 16 laps with clouds of steam pouring from his gallant little car. Several other Minis were in and out of the pits with various ailments.
Salvadori in the drum-braked Galaxie drew alongside Olthoff's car along Top Straight after five laps and slipped by the South African at Paddock. Once in the lead, Salvadori drew away and the gap opened out slightly each lap until the tenth when Olthoff spun the front disc braked equipped Galaxie at Druids, to continue several seconds in arrears.
After 18 laps Roy Salvadori had his 7-litre Galaxie practically die under him when the throttle linkage broke. He struggled to the pits at a much reduced pace and rejoined the race after repairs in 16th place. Bob Olthoff now had victory easily within his grasp, being well ahead of Powell's Jaguar, which had now given up its earlier smoking habits and was followed by Sears and Whitmore, who were very, very close together.
Bob Olthoff's last laps were not without anxiety; commentator Peter Scott-Russell reported that revs went sky high when Bob missed a gear changing down for Westfield and then scrutineers and officials were seen to be squatting down when the Galaxie passed as it had been reported that the exhaust pipe was trailing. However, all was well and Bob gained a most deserved victory, his handling of the big brute having been masterful, despite its having run short of brakes towards the end.
John Whitmore's efforts to get by Jack Sears on the last lap resulted not in a gain of place but a new class lap record. Sears, in keeping ahead, equalled this time.
Source : Autosport, Autocar and Motor

Class A-D
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Group Distance,
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
1 1 62 John Willment Automobiles
Ford Galaxie
Bob Olthoff, ZA
6997 V8 D 31 laps, 1:01.34,6 2 1.57,0    
2 2 67 Zenith Films
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Albert Powell, GB
3781 L6 D 30 laps, 1:00.44,4 4      
3 1 70 John Willment Automobiles
Ford Cortina GT
Jack Sears, GB
1498 L4 B 30 laps, 1:00.55,0 7   2.00,4  
4 1 74 Cooper Car Co.
Austin Mini Cooper S
John Whitmore, GB
1071 L4 A 30 laps, 1:00.55,2 6   2.00,4  
5 3 64 Team Tourist Trophy
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
John Adams, GB
3781 L6 D 30 laps, 1:01.26,8 5      
6 4 66  
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Chris McLaren, GB
3781 L6 D 30 10      
7 2 71 John Willment Automobiles
Ford Cortina GT
David Haynes, GB
1498 L4 B 29 laps, 1:01.00,0 12      
8 2 76 Alexander Engineering Co.
Morris Mini Cooper S
Mick Clare, GB
1071 L4 A 29 laps, 1:00.02,6 14      
9 5 65  
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
John Sparrow, GB
3781 L6 D 29 25      
10 3 82  
Morris Mini Cooper S
Peter Clarke, GB
1071 L4 A 29 laps, 1:02.06,0 18      
11 4 84 Newtune Ltd
Austin Mini Cooper
Harry Martin, GB
997 L4 A 29 19      
12 6 61 Alan Brown
Ford Galaxie
Roy Salvadori, GB
6997 V8 D 28 1 1.56,2 1.56,4  
13 3 69 Fibrepair Ltd
Ford Cortina GT
Mike Donegan, GB
1498 L4 B 28 laps, 1:00.07,8 13      
14 5 72  
Ford Anglia Super
Anita Taylor, GB
1198 L4 A 28 20      
15 6 75 Cooper Car Co.
Morris Mini Cooper S
Timmy Mayer, USA
1071 L4 A 28 8      
16 7 85  
Austin Mini Cooper S
Michaelle Burns-Grieg, GB
1071 L4 A 27 24      
17 8 83 Radbourne Racing
Morris Mini Cooper S
William Kelly, GB
1071 L4 A 25 22      
DNF   88  
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Mike Pendleton, GB
3781 L6 D 7 17     Overheating
DNF   77 Broadspeed Engineering
Austin Mini Cooper S
John Fitzpatrick, GB
1071 L4 A 16 9      
DNF   63 Atherstone Engineering
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Mike Salmon, GB
3781 L6 D 2 3     Halfshaft
DNF   73 Superspeed Conversions Ltd.
Ford Anglia Super
Mike Young, GB
1198 L4 A 11 16      
DNF   78 Westover Racing
Morris Mini Cooper S
Edward Lewis, GB
1071 L4 A 21 11      
DNF   80  
Morris Mini Cooper S
John D. Lewis, GB
1071 L4 A 5 15      
DNF   86 Grosvenor Racing
Austin Mini Cooper
Tony Rutt, GB
997 L4 A 20 21      
DNF   81 Clifton Service Station
Austin Mini Cooper S
Ken Costello, GB
1071 L4 A 10 23      
DNS   68 Far East Racing
Isuzu Bellel 2000
Alistair Stewart, GB
1991 L4 D     2.16,8    
DNS     John Willment Automobiles
Ford Galaxie
Jack Sears, GB
6997 V8 D     1.55,0   Choose the Cortina instead