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#1 brickyard

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 21:56

Hello,

I'm looking for the chassis numbers of the Lola Mk4 used by:

John Surtees at the 1962 USA and South African GPs. (Mk4 or Mk4A cars?)

also

Masten Gregory drove a Mk4 or a Mk4A at the 1963 USA and Mexico GPs? And which chassis BRGP43 or 44?


I have chassis BRG41 to 43 = Mk4, BRGP44 as the only Mk4A (total of 4 chassis built) and for the record:

BRGP41
1962 - Bowmaker Yeoman Racing Team (never used in World Championship races)

BRGP42
1962 - Bowmaker Yeoman Racing Team
1963 - Reg Parnell (Racing)

BRGP43
1962 - Bowmaker Yeoman Racing Team
1963 - DW Racing Enterprises (Bob Anderson)

BRGP44
1962 - Bowmaker Yeoman Racing Team
1963 - Reg Parnell (Racing)

thank you.

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#2 GIGLEUX

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 22:48

1962 US GP; Surtees Mk4 BRGP43
1962 South African GP: Surtees Mk4 BRGP42

1963 US and Mexico GP: Gregory Mk4A BRGP44

#3 John Ellacott

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 02:15

John Surtees Lola Mark 4 2700 Climax FPF ,Australian Grand Prix, Warwick Farm February 1963.
Do not know which chassis, can anyone help ?

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 08:45

I thought I'd look this up in Neil Nicoll's book published by F1R only to find that #2 at the Australian GP 10 Feb 63 is said to be Bib Stillwell (BT4), Surtees (BRG 42) being #12. Any explanation ?
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#5 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 08:52

I don't know why the book has those numbers but Surtees definitely had No 2 and Stillwell No 6.

#6 David McKinney

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 09:33

Originally posted by RAP
I thought I'd look this up in Neil Nicoll's book published by F1R only to find that #2 at the Australian GP 10 Feb 63 is said to be Bib Stillwell (BT4), Surtees (BRG 42) being #12. Any explanation ?
RP

Yes
Unlike the proper Black Books, Nicoll's numbers throughout are his own private listings, entirely unconnected with race numbers

#7 RAP

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 12:09

Originally posted by David McKinney

Yes
Unlike the proper Black Books, Nicoll's numbers throughout are his own private listings, entirely unconnected with race numbers


Ah!! Didn't realise that, thanks.

#8 brickyard

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 16:19

Originally posted by GIGLEUX
1962 US GP; Surtees Mk4 BRGP43
1962 South African GP: Surtees Mk4 BRGP42

1963 US and Mexico GP: Gregory Mk4A BRGP44



Merci Jean-Maurice.

But, if Surtees used BRG43 at the USA GP, and being this the usual Salvadori car, why they change?

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 16:37

During first practise session, from Autocourse:"Surtees lost the Lola in a spectacular manner, going off at the Loop and motoring through the bushes for about 150 feet until finally stopped by a tree. Fortunately Surtees complained only of a sprained back, but the Lola damage was enough to prevent the car from starting on Sunday. The cause for all this was a broken steering link.". So Salvadori's car was allocated to Surtees for the second practise session and for the race. His team mate stayed as a spectator.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 17:37

Originally posted by GIGLEUX
During first practise session, from Autocourse:"Surtees lost the Lola in a spectacular manner, going off at the Loop and motoring through the bushes for about 150 feet until finally stopped by a tree. Fortunately Surtees complained only of a sprained back, but the Lola damage was enough to prevent the car from starting on Sunday. The cause for all this was a broken steering link.". So Salvadori's car was allocated to Surtees for the second practise session and for the race. His team mate stayed as a spectator.


:up:
I've just missed the "spectator" factor before I ask. :blush:

Merci, again.