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#1 petestenning

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 19:37

Below is some results i am collating for my hobby.

Can Anyone confirm the car that John Stevens drove in the F/F Race

The change of driver was pencilled in so that may not be accurate .The original entry was for a Royale RP16


Brands Hatch 15th Oct 1972

EVENT 1
Hepolite-Glacier Saloon Car Race 10 Laps

1st 143- John Hipkiss-----------------BLMC Mini Ford-----------997
2nd 131- Peter Baldwin----------------Austin Cooper S------------999
3rd 142—Bill Shepherd----------------Austin A40------------------997

F/L 136 Ray Calcutt Imp 56.6 78.87 mph

CLASS B

1st 150- Robin Brookes---------------Longman Mini---------------848
2nd 155- Trevor Willcocks------------BLMC Mini------------------848
3rd 154- Graham Lloyd----------------BLMC Mini Ford------------848

F/L 155 Willcocks 58.0 76.44 mph

EVENT 2
BOC Formula Ford Race 15 Laps

1st 15- Ian Taylor-----------------------Dulon LD9
2nd 6- Danny Sullivan------------------Catnic Elden
3rd 34- John Stevens--------------------Royale RP16.?
4th 17- Derek Lawrence----------------Titan MK6
5th 19- Don MacLeod--------------------Lotus 69F
6th 7- Rob Wicken----------------------Merlyn MK17
7th 1- Syd Fox---------------------------Hawke DL9
8th 11- Bob Arnott----------------------Merlyn MK20A
9th 3- David Loring---------------------Merlyn MK20
10th 33- John Bicht----------------------Hawke DL9

F/L 6 Sullivan,7 Wicken,11 Arnott,15 Taylor,17 Lawrence, 19 MacLeod 52.4 85.19 mph

Also unusual in crediting 6 drivers with F/L


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#2 MCS

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 20:55

Can anyone confirm the car that John Stevens drove in the F/F Race


If it was 1972, it was (probably) a Mk20A, but I have in my mind Mk11A for Stevens for some reason. Didn't he hold the lap record for Formula Ford at Thruxton for ages and ages - or am I mistaken?

Once upon a time I had a book full of all results (and chassis numbers from Formula 3/Formula Atlantic/Formula 5000/Forumula 2) but, very regrettbably I have haven't seen it for about thirty years. Very depressing.

Edited by MCS, 29 December 2012 - 20:55.


#3 Simon Arron

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 21:32

I have an Oulton programme from early 1972 that lists John in a Merlyn Mk20A, but obviously can't guarantee he was still racing the same car in October.

#4 petestenning

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:49

I have an Oulton programme from early 1972 that lists John in a Merlyn Mk20A, but obviously can't guarantee he was still racing the same car in October.



Yes i also have him in Merlyn's so i suspect that he most likely was using a MK20A.


As a by product of this i have started to collated race results and entries for some of the club racing of the late 60' early 70's, mainly Saloons, Mod/Prod Sports, GT'S, Mini racing and the formula races such as Clubmans /f750 /f1200, Monoposto etc.

I know that F3, AStlantic, F5000, BTCC.BSCC , Formula Junior are available on the web but its very hard to find any Club racing information.

This info would be only of interest to enthusiasts and Historian but do you guys think it would be a worth while thing to put on a website for people to find .?

#5 Rob29

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:03

I have John Stevens dowm as having raced a Jamun,a Royale RP16 & a Merlyn Mk20A during 1972-colour red entrant /sponsor Crispi Crisps.I was at that meeting Brands Oct 15 but sadlly no longer have programe.

#6 petestenning

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:33

I have John Stevens dowm as having raced a Jamun,a Royale RP16 & a Merlyn Mk20A during 1972-colour red entrant /sponsor Crispi Crisps.I was at that meeting Brands Oct 15 but sadlly no longer have programe.



At Brands in Nov 1972 i have John Stevens entered by Motor Racing Stables in a Royale RP16 so it is possible he was in a Royale that day.

#7 Simon Arron

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 13:07

That day's race programme is available on eBay for a tenner, Pete, should you be interested: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item23266dcff3

#8 petestenning

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 13:24

That day's race programme is available on eBay for a tenner, Pete, should you be interested: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item23266dcff3



Thanks Simon but i already have it hence the query , Stevens entry is pen written over an original entry for car no 34, in place of Tony Roberts entry.

#9 MCS

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 20:54

At Brands in Nov 1972 i have John Stevens entered by Motor Racing Stables in a Royale RP16 so it is possible he was in a Royale that day.


Pete - I am fairly certain that John Stevens was an instructor at MRS - possibly, even, the senior instructor at one time, although I know the likes of Lanfranchi were sometimes involved.

(Edited to correct spelling)

Edited by MCS, 30 December 2012 - 21:05.


#10 Mallory Dan

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 13:41

Am I right in recalling that Mr Stevens wrote an article in MN in the 70s about 'Driver Coaching'? Is this the same chap, or a product of my fevered imagination? At the time I remember thinking what a load of rot, but maybe he was ahead of his time?

#11 MCS

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 15:55

Don't remember that, Dan. Are you sure it was MN?