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British Grand Prix Support race - International Touring Car race for the Ovaltine Trophy

Silverstone, Great-Britain

Date: 15/7/1967
Track length:
Entries accepted:

Pole position: Gardner in 1.41,5
Fastest lap: Gardner in 1.41,4

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed:
Ruleset: Group 5/63
Car info: 1967 Cars


Silverstone saw an exceptionally interesting front row for the touring car event proceeding the Grand Prix. On it sat Frank Gardner in Alan Mann's, Falcon, Jack Oliver's Mustang, Brian Muir's supercharged Falcon, and Lucien Bianchi in a works Ford Cortina powered by an FVA engine: the forerunner of the subsequent RS 1600s.
Gardner, an irrepressible Australian who remained a great favourite with British crowds for many years (partly because of his driving, but mainly for his unfailingly dry, candid and often rather rude comments over the PA) quickly pulled away to win. Oliver got his Mustang into all kinds of unlikely angles to fend off Muir for second place, while further down the order there was a fabulous class battle between Steve Neal's Arden Mini and John Rhodes' works Cooper S. In the end, Neal won that dice. Hawkins claimed the 2-litre honours, and Unett won again in the small class with a 1-litre Imp.

Touring cars
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 55 Alan Mann Racing
Ford Falcon Sprint
Frank Gardner, AUS
ca. 5000 V8 D 20 laps, 34.37,4 1 1.41,5 1.41,4  
2 2 53 DR Racing
Ford Mustang
Jackie Oliver, GB
4728 V8 D 20 2 1.42,6    
3 3 51 Gawaine Baillie
Ford Falcon Sprint
Brian Muir, AUS
ca. 5300 V8 D 20 3 1.44,0    
4 1 43 Team Lotus
Ford Cortina Mk 2 Lotus
Paul Hawkins, AUS
1594 L4 C 20 6 1.48,6 1.46,0  
5 2 17 AFN
Porsche 911
Vic Elford, GB
1991 B6 C 19 5 1.48,1    
6 3   Team Lotus
Ford Cortina Mk 2? Lotus
John Miles, GB
1594 L4 C 19        
7 4   Robert Ashcroft
Ford Falcon Sprint
Peter Gethin, GB
ca. 5000 V8 D 19 9 1.50,0    
8 1 26 Equipe Arden
Austin Mini Cooper S
Steve Neal, GB
1293 L4 B 19   1.53,9    
9 2 21 Cooper Car Co.
Morris Mini Cooper S
John Rhodes, GB
1293 L4 B 19   1.51,2    
10 3   Cooper Car Co.
Morris Mini Cooper S
John Handley, GB
1293 L4 B 19   1.52,5    
  1   Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Bernard Unett, GB
998 L4 A     1.53,0    
  2   Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
Anita Taylor, GB
997 L4 A          
Ford Mustang
Bryan Thompson, USA
4728 V8 D   8 1.50,0    
      Alexander Engineering Co.
Morris Mini Cooper S
Chris Montague, GB
1293 L4 B     1.54,4    
Morris Mini Cooper S
Gordon Spice, GB
1293 L4 B     1.53,6    
DNF     Superspeed Conversions Ltd.
Ford Anglia Super
Mike Young, GB
1298 L4 B 8   1.52,8 1.51,4 Engine
DNF   46 Team Lotus
Ford Cortina Mk 2 Lotus
Lucien Bianchi, B
1594 L4 C 5 4 1.47,0   Fuel injection
DNF     Superspeed Conversions Ltd.
Ford Anglia Super
Chris Craft, GB
1298 L4 B         Engine
DNF     Superspeed Conversions Ltd.
Ford Anglia Super
Nick Brittan, GB
1298 L4 B     1.52,7   Pinion shaft
DNF     Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
John Fitzpatrick, GB
997 L4 A     1.53,3 1.52,4 Gear lever
DNF     Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Tony Lanfranchi, GB
998 L4 A         Radiator damage
Chevrolet Camaro
Hugh Dibley, GB
  V8 D   10     Accident
Chevrolet Camaro
Tom Lynch, GB
  V8 D   7 1.50,0   Overheating