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Aintree International 200 Meeting

Aintree, Great-Britain

Date: 18/4/1964
Track length: 4.828 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 35 + 5 reserves
Starters: 33
Finishers:

Pole position: Sears
Fastest lap: Sears in 2.11,4

Distance: 10 laps
Average speed: 128,13 kmh
Weather: Dry
Ruleset: Group 2
Car info: 1964 Cars

 

No fewer than 33 cars participated and the start saw the cars jostling for position like panicky pedestrians in Picadilly. Much chopping and carving went on, but it did not affect Jack Sears, who zoomed into an immediate 30 yard lead. Sir Gawaine Baillie held second place in his privately owned Ford Galaxie ahead of the works Cortinas of Clark and Arundell and the similar Willment-entered car with Frank Gardner at the wheel.

The inevitable first lap shunt occurred at Tatts when the two 3.8 Jaguars of Chris McLaren and John Sparrow charged the straw bales; McLaren retired but Sparrow continued, and although black flagged for suspected front suspension damage, went on after the necessary pit stop to win his class.

A furious battle was going on farther down the field between Mick Clare (Mini Cooper S), Mike Young (Anglia) and John Handley (Mini Cooper S), in the middle of which, Clare went off at Melling completely demolishing an old boiler house and he severely damaged his car. He escaped with a broken leg and sundry cuts and bruises. Mick was, of course, wearing a safety harness.

The works Mini-Coopers romped around happily, the new 1275 cc engines going as sweet as honey - well ahead of any opposition.

With seven laps completed Sears still led from Baillie, although Clark was making a very determined effort to pass the Galaxie, but to little avail. Arundell was following Clark, patiently awaiting a break, while Gardner on the Willment Lotus Cortina led Jackie Stewart, who was driving the Red Rose Lotus Cortina. Bob Olthoff retired the second Willment Lotus Cortina with suspension trouble.

Sears went on to win and, although Clark made a serious last lap challenge, Baillie held second place. Behind Clark came Arundell with Gardner and Stewart in sixth and seventh places. Fitzpatrick and Hopkirk nearly overdid it at Tatts on the last lap, both arriving simultaneously sideways, to cross the line almost together, third in the 1300 cc class being Mike Young. His Superspeed Anglia was a long way behind the works Minis, but only just ahead of John Handley's Broadspeed Mini-Cooper S.

Source: Autosport


Class A-D
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1 121 John Willment Automobiles
Ford Galaxie
Jack Sears, GB
6997 V8 D 10 laps, 22.36,4 1 2.12,0 2.11,4  
2 2 122 Gawaine Baillie
Ford Galaxie
Gawaine Baillie, GB
6997 V8 D 10 3 2.14,8    
3 1 126 Team Lotus
Ford Lotus Cortina
Jim Clark, GB
1594 L4 B 10 laps, 22.46,0 2 2.14,0 2.14,4  
4 2 127 Team Lotus
Ford Lotus Cortina
Peter Arundell, GB
1594 L4 B 10 laps, 22.53,2 4 2.15,0    
5 3 135 John Willment Automobiles
Ford Lotus Cortina
Frank Gardner, AUS
1594 L4 B 10 laps, 22.59,2 5 2.15,2    
6 4 137 Red Rose Motors (Chester)
Ford Lotus Cortina
Jackie Stewart, GB
1594 L4 B 10 laps, 23.11,6 8 2.17,2    
7 5 128  
Ford Lotus Cortina
Chris Craft, GB
1594 L4 B 10 laps, 23.26,0 6      
8 6 132 McKechnie Racing
Ford Lotus Cortina
Trevor Fowler, GB
1594 L4 B 10 laps, 23.34,8 14      
9 1 152 Cooper Car Co.
Morris Mini Cooper S
John Fitzpatrick, GB
1275 L4 A 10 laps, 23.52,6 13 2.20,6 2.21,2  
10 2 153 Cooper Car Co.
Austin Mini Cooper S
Paddy Hopkirk, IRL
1275 L4 A 10 laps, 23.52,8 16      
11 7 131  
Ford Lotus Cortina
David Haynes, GB
1594 L4 B 10 laps, 23.52,8 10      
12 3 141 Superspeed Conversions Ltd.
Ford Anglia Super
Mike Young, GB
1198 L4 A 10 laps, 24.13,6 15 2.21,0    
13 4 149 Team Broadspeed
Morris Mini Cooper S
John Handley, GB
1100 L4 A 10 laps, 24.14,8 17      
14 5 150 Don Moore
Morris Mini Cooper S
Edward Lewis, GB
1100 L4 A 10 laps, 24.27,6 19      
15 6 148 Team Broadspeed
Morris Mini Cooper S
Ralph Broad, GB
1100 L4 A 10 laps, 24.39,8 24      
16 7 154 J. Middlehurst & Sons
Austin Mini Cooper S
Phil Middlehurst, GB
1100 L4 A 10 laps, 24.47,8 20      
17 8 147 Aurora Gear Racing
Morris Mini Cooper S
Trevor Taylor, GB
1071 L4 A 10 laps, 24.48,4 26      
18 8 130 Farnborough Racing Enterprises
Ford Lotus Cortina
John Nicholson, GB
1594 L4 B 10 laps, 25.04,8? 22      
19 9 145 Squadra Tartaruga International
Morris Mini Cooper S
John Thurston, GB
1098 L4 A 9 laps, 22.39,0 29      
20 10 146 Aurora Gear Racing
Morris Mini Cooper S
Anita Taylor, GB
1071 L4 A 9 laps, 22.59,4 31      
21 11 151 Don Moore
Morris Mini Cooper S
Peter Clarke, GB
1100 L4 A 9 laps, 23.07,0? 30      
22 9 138 John Coundley Racing Partnership
Ford Lotus Cortina
? Mrs. P. Coundley, GB
? John Coundley, GB
1594 L4 B 9 laps, 23.05,4? 25      
23 1 125 John Sparrow
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
John Sparrow, GB
3781 L6 C 9 laps, 23.13,4 9   2.22,4  
24 12 158 Barwell Motors Ltd.
Austin Mini Cooper S
Barrie Maskell, GB
1071 L4 A   27      
25 13 160  
Austin Mini Cooper S
P. Raphael, GB
1071 L4 A   32      
DNF   157 A.K.L. Fielding
Austin Mini Cooper S
Peter Sutcliffe, GB
1071 L4 A   28      
DNF   136 John Willment Automobiles
Ford Lotus Cortina
Bob Olthoff, ZA
1594 L4 B   7 2.17,2   Suspension
DNF   124 Park Garage (Watford) Ltd.
Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Chris McLaren, GB
3781 L6 C   11     Accident
DNF   143 Alexander Engineering Co.
Morris Mini Cooper S
Mick Clare, GB
1100 L4 A   21     Accident
DNF   129 Moto Baldet Racing Team
Ford Lotus Cortina
Andre Baldet, GB
1594 L4 B   18      
DNF   133 Moonraker Racing
Ford Lotus Cortina
Roger Swanton, GB
1594 L4 B   12      
DNF   142 Alexander Engineering Co.
Morris Mini Cooper S
Elizabeth Jones, GB
1100 L4 A   33      
DNF   144  
Morris Mini Cooper S
Tommy Weber, GB
1100 L4 A   23      
DNS   161  
Austin Mini Cooper S
Michaelle Burns-Grieg, GB
1071 L4 A          
DNS   134  
Ford Lotus Cortina
Roger Mac
1594 L4 B   34