J. Bruce Campbell and a Cooper
Posted 07 November 2011 - 16:08
I seem to recall and even have had some dealings with a fellow who came to Britain with his wife in the late 60s with the intension of making a career out of motor racing. I seem to recall that they set up home in a flat in the Bromley/Sidcup area. He bought and attemped to convert and early Cooper T51, or such, for use in the early days of Formula Ford. This was obviously a somewhat misguided venture given that even in it's earliest days Formula Ford chassis technology had advanced far beyond that of the T51. I am curious to know if anybody knows of this individual or individuals if they are not the same person. And if they are not one and the same what became of the Cooper owner, his car and which car it may have been.
Posted 07 November 2011 - 19:49
Posted 09 November 2011 - 16:24
But looking at the brithdate it would not be the same man.
Posted 10 November 2011 - 09:59
Somebody here must have a record of the F3 and F2 entry lists from that period.
Did F3 and F2 exist in those formats in Australia during the late 1960s?
Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:37
Posted 10 November 2011 - 14:40
ANF2 was virtually an extension of Formula Junior, same capacity, basic rules etc. No Formula 3 until about 1968/9, then that took over from ANF2.
What was effectively Australia's F2 was called ANF1½, it was for 'free design' engines up to 1.5 litres but almost everything that ran had a Ford/Lotus twin cam engine.
A check of the index in John Medley's Bathurst book reveals no J. Bruce or Bruce or J. Campbell, not that that's a definitive statement about racing in Australia, but it's a good start. I certainly don't remember him.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 04:58
I'm almost certain the face at the top of J. Bruce Campbell's Net page is not "this driver", 1969 CanAm driver Bruce Campbell, who was a SoCal SCCA driver and my instructor at a Riverside International Raceway SCCA school in 1968. He's the one who told me to look out for Turn Two because it was known to get "slicker 'n snot" with no warning.