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Guards International Race Meeting - The Edward Lewis Trophy

Brands Hatch Circuit, Kent, Great-Britain

Date: 29/8/1966
Track length: 4.265 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 36 + 3 reserves
Starters: 30
Finishers: 18

Pole position: Oliver
Fastest lap: Oliver in 1.51,4

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed: 133,28 kmh
Weather: Dry but wet track
Ruleset: Group 5
Car info: 1966 Cars

 

This was the first race of the day and the track was streaming wet after a heavy downpour in midmorning. Jim Clark's Cortina streaked off the line and won the first corner, and from then on the World champion kept his handy mount clear of the pursuit by the heavy metal, which was led in wonderful style by Jack Oliver in the Mustang. Basil van Rooyen crashed his Mustang at Sterling bend after four laps, and Roy Pierpoint's Falcon lost its oil pressure at half distance. Gawaine Baillie's blown Falcon developed expensive noises with three laps to go, and Brian Muir's Galaxie ran short of brakes, giving best to a very determined Peter Arundell in the second works Cortina.
Mike Young immediately established a stranglehold on the 1300 cc class with John Rhodes next up and Paddy Hopkirk finally displacing Gordon Spice for third place in the class. It was the 1-litre class that provided most of the excitement. Initially, Trevor Taylor had it all his own way, but then Bernard Unett and Nick Brittan joined battle with him in earnest. There was momentary contact between Taylor's Anglia and Brittan's Imp on more than one occasion, but only glassware suffered. Unett led for a time, but then got a flat tyre, and thereafter it was Brittan who kept the class sewn up. Strangely enough, although the strife in this class was the most intense, it was the only class in which the lap record remained intact.


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 1 215 Team Lotus
Ford Lotus Cortina
Jim Clark, GB
1594 L4 C 20 laps, 38.23,8 2 1.49,6 1.51,6  
2 1 205 DR Racing
Ford Mustang
Jackie Oliver, GB
4728 V8 D 20 laps, 38.28,4 1 1.49,6 1.51,4  
3 2 216 Team Lotus
Ford Lotus Cortina
Peter Arundell, GB
1594 L4 C 20 laps, 39.15,6 4 1.51,4    
4 2 201 Race Proved by Willment
Ford Galaxie
Brian Muir, AUS
6997 V8 D 20 laps, 39.29,4 6 1.52,0    
5 1 222 Superspeed Conversions Ltd.
Ford Anglia Super
Mike Young, GB
1298 L4 B 20 laps, 39.33,6 8 1.54,2 1.55,0  
6 2 223 Cooper Car Co.
Austin Mini Cooper S
John Rhodes, GB
1293 L4 B 20 laps, 39.47,0 15 1.56,4    
7 3 228 Vitafoam Developments
Morris Mini Cooper S
Paddy Hopkirk, IRL
1293 L4 B 20 laps, 39.56,6 9 1.55,0    
8 4 230 Gordon Spice
Morris Mini Cooper S
Gordon Spice, GB
1293 L4 B   10 1.55,2    
9 5 227 Equipe Arden
Austin Mini Cooper S
Steve Neal, GB
1293 L4 B   16 1.57,0    
10 3 218  
Ford Lotus Cortina
Brian Newton, GB
1594 L4 C 19 laps, 39.07,8 27 2.00,6    
11 1 241 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Nick Brittan, GB
998 L4 A 19 laps, 39.10,6 26 2.00,4    
12 2 248 Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
Anita Taylor, GB
997 L4 A 19 laps, 39.11,2 24 2.00,0    
13 4 220  
Ford Lotus Cortina
G. Amato
1594 L4 C 19 31 no time    
14 3 241 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Ray Calcutt, GB
998 L4 A 19 laps, 39.28,0 25 2.00,2    
15 4 249 Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
Trevor Taylor, GB
997 L4 A   20 1.57,8    
16 5 245 Paul Emery
Hillman Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
998 L4 A   32 no time    
17 6 226 Higham Advertising
Austin Mini Cooper S
Bill Cooper, GB
1293 L4 B   28 2.02,6    
18 6 243 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Bernard Unett, GB
998 L4 A   22 1.58,8 1.58,4  
DNF   225 John Lewis
Austin Mini Cooper S
John D. Lewis, GB
1293 L4 B 18 19 1.57,4    
DNF   208 Gawaine Baillie
Ford Falcon Sprint
Gawaine Baillie, GB
4728 V8 D 14 5 1.51,8   Engine
DNF   212 Alan Foster
BMW 2000 TI
Keith Greene, GB
1990 L4 C 13 21 1.58,4    
DNF   233  
BMC Mini Cooper S
David Buckett, GB
1293 L4 B 13 30 2.11,2    
DNF   211 W. Bradley
Triumph 2000
Bill Bradley, GB
1998 L6 C 11 17 1.57,0    
DNF   207  
Ford Falcon Sprint
Roy Pierpoint, GB
4728 V8 D 10 3 1.50,8   Oil pressure
DNF   217 Race Proved by Willment
Ford Lotus Cortina
Tony Dean, GB
1594 L4 C 7 18 1.57,2    
DNF   224 Cooper Car Co.
Austin Mini Cooper S
John Handley, GB
1293 L4 B 7 14 1.56,4    
DNF   221 Superspeed Conversions Ltd.
Ford Anglia Super
Chris Craft, GB
1298 L4 B 7 11 1.55,2    
DNF   247 Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
John Fitzpatrick, GB
997 L4 A 3 12 1.56,0   Fuel pump
DNF   204 Superformance Racing Team
Ford Mustang
Basil van Rooyen, ZA
4728 V8 D 3 7 1.53,8   Accident
DNF   244  
Hillman Imp
Gabrielle Konig, GB
998 L4 A 1 29 2.04,4    
DNS   231 Alexander Engineering Co.
Morris Mini Cooper S
Tony Lanfranchi, GB
1293 L4 B   13 1.56,4    
DNS   232  
BMC Mini Cooper S
Mac Ross, GB
1293 L4 B   23 1.59,8