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#1 ry6

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Posted 23 August 2001 - 18:54

Former racing driver John McNicol was murdered by intruders at his smallholding near Johannesburg recently.

McNicol was a competitive campaigner in the South African Championships during the late '60s early 70s.

He was second in the 1969 SA Championship driving a Lola T142 Formula 5000 car. The SA Championship of the time allowed a "free for all" of F1, F2 and F5000 cars. The Championship was won by John Love's Lotus 49 that year.

Later John McNicol graduated to a McLaren M10B and performed creditably against the pure F1 cars like Love's Surtees TS9 and March 701 , the Lotus 72 of Dave Charlton, and various Lotus 49, Brabham BT20's and BT24's. He was 4th in the 1972 Championship.

He then raced the Scuderia Scribante March 721 in 1973 and 1974 and picked up some podium placings.

He was entered to drive a Lotus 72 in the 1974 SAGP but "Dns".

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#2 fines

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Posted 23 August 2001 - 19:14

"Dna" would be more appropiate.

This is sad news, indeed! :(

#3 Marcor

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Posted 24 August 2001 - 16:49

Hi Rob,

Do you know the exact date of his murderer ? I would prefer not to ask this kind of questions but...

#4 Boniver

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Posted 25 August 2001 - 06:19

30 maart 1974
GP of Zuid Afrika

John McNicol - ZA - Lotus 72 Ford V8 (Lucky Strike Racing)

was McNical - DNS / DNA / forfet / reserve

#5 Allen Brown

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Posted 26 August 2001 - 12:53

Seems like a good opportunity to use my new driver search:

http://www.oldracing.....=John McNicol shows all McNichol's F1 results in South Africa.

Allen

#6 Boniver

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Posted 26 August 2001 - 13:16

Allen


great :eek:;) :drunk: :stoned:

#7 ry6

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Posted 03 October 2001 - 17:26

Sorry to take so long to reply Marcor.
John's date of death was 31 July 2001.
He was 58.
Regards
Rob