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#1 Auroraf1

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:12

In the list of Chevron Type Numbers B68 and B70 are listed as Formula Fords.
My hazy recolection is that the B68 was possibly the continuation of building Quest chassis, but B70?

Any one any idea whether they ever raced? Better still any pictures?

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#2 Ian Smith - Diz

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:54

In the list of Chevron Type Numbers B68 and B70 are listed as Formula Fords.
My hazy recolection is that the B68 was possibly the continuation of building Quest chassis, but B70?

Any one any idea whether they ever raced? Better still any pictures?

You're right there Phil. The 1987 B68 was "very Quest like"
I've no idea about the B70, other than it appeared in 1992. Whether it was an attempt at refining the B68, or a totally new design, I've no idea


#3 Henk A. Hazelaar

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 12:38

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, june 30 2009

Auroraf1,
I am for you to search my archive for your question. This is what I've found so far and it is still interesting.

Search: Autosport, 23 February 1989
Chevron B69 Formula Ford!
Picture shows Chevron B67!
In the register, only the Chevron B68 and B70 indicated as Formula Ford type.

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I keep searching!!

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#4 Henk A. Hazelaar

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 13:57

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Auroraf1,
Herewith attached information + photo of the Chevron B67 Formula Ford.
Chevron B67 Formula Ford
Search: Autosport, 27 OCTOBER 1998, Formula Ford Festival Preview

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#5 Henk A. Hazelaar

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 14:10

Am in possession of a photo of a Chevron Formula Ford 2000.
In the Cevron register, type numbers, is not talking about a Formula Ford 2000.
Can someone (Alan Morgan ?????) confirm that Chevron has ever built a Formula Ford 2000?.
Or is this a converted Chevron FF 1600?
Please help.

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#6 Auroraf1

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 14:11

Hi Henk

Excellent pictures and information.
Thanks very much.

Phil

#7 Henk A. Hazelaar

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 14:48

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Auroraf1,
Herewith attached information + photo of the Chevron B67 Formula Ford.
Chevron B67 Formula Ford
Search: Autosport, 27 OCTOBER 1998, Formula Ford Festival Preview

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Henk A. Hazelaar


Sorry, this information is from 1988 and not 1998!
Excuse me.

Henk A. Hazelaar

#8 Mallory Dan

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 15:09

Henk, the original and 'proper' Chevron company never made a FF2000. Nor did 'Scottish Chevron', though they did do a good number of S2000s.

The last Chevron, the Andreason/Southern version did, we can see make a FF1600, though it was a Quest by upbringing. I guess the FF2000 was made from it, perhaps based on the FF2000 Quest from 1986. 'Southern Chevron' also touted various other cars, an IMSA version of the B62 Group C2 car, an Atlantic, and it looks like an FF too. I don't know how many of these were ever really made or raced though.

For me, Chevrons finished after 1979...

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 15:40

Wow some Chevron expertise indeed - anyone shed some light on the Atlantic/F2 car from 1982/83? I dont think it ever ran as an F2 car but was built for F2/Mondiale etc - pics would be great!

#10 Cirrus

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 17:49

Can someone (Alan Morgan ?????) confirm that Chevron has ever built a Formula Ford 2000?.


Sorry - I can't help. The photo shown looks as though it was taken in recent years (judging by the helmet), and the 750MC sticker suggests that the car was running in F4 at the time. I suspect that the car may be a conversion. Any idea what the red item is protruding from the left, below the wing mirror? It couldn't be painted injector trumpets could it?

Edited by Cirrus, 30 June 2009 - 17:49.


#11 Henk A. Hazelaar

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 17:51

Apeldoorn, 30 juni 2009

Mallory Dan,

Yes for me too, Chevrons finished after 1979....
Below you will find two scanned pages of an article from Duckhams "Quest" (issue No44 - Autumn,1976) about Bennet Engineering = Chevron Cars, The story behind the Chevron name written by Mike Kettlewell.
If someone wants a copy of the total 4 pages (PDF file) send me a private mail with your e-mail address.

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#12 Ian Smith - Diz

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 19:06

Two B67 models pictured with two totally different roll over bars.
There is talk of B67 and B69 FF1600 models, but the registers only cite B68 and B70
The plot thickens.


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 22:58

Those of you who may have Michal Velebny's great little book about Czech single seaters may notice a 1989 Metalex MTX1-09/10 which bears an uncanny resemblance to the ca. 1986-87 Quest FF1600 - so much so that I suspect it may actually be a Mike Thompson/Quest design...

#14 Mallory Dan

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 12:48

Wow some Chevron expertise indeed - anyone shed some light on the Atlantic/F2 car from 1982/83? I dont think it ever ran as an F2 car but was built for F2/Mondiale etc - pics would be great!


Some good stuff on the later, post 79, Chevrons over on 10/10ths Motorsport - The Chassis History Archive, Chevron B53 thread.


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Posted 03 October 2009 - 00:45

In the list of Chevron Type Numbers B68 and B70 are listed as Formula Fords.
My hazy recolection is that the B68 was possibly the continuation of building Quest chassis, but B70?

Any one any idea whether they ever raced? Better still any pictures?



I have 2 B-67 88's, I originally raced one as a ff2000 in the mid 90's and recently reacquired it and converted it to ff1600. The second was never built and is in the process of being put together.