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#1 Criceto

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 18:02

I've been set a little task - establishing the events that made up the early days of the British National Saloon Car Championship. It was established by the BRSCC at the start of 1958, but....

During 1959, 1960 and 1961, the contemporary press was virtually silent about it. Has anyone any idea which events qualified as rounds towards the final championship?

By way of a start, it is generally reckoned that the British Champions in the relevant years were:

1959 Jeff Uren (Ford Zodiac Mk2)
1960 George "Doc" Shepherd (Austin A40 Farina)
1961 John Whitmore (Austin Mini)

Any ideas?

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#2 Geoff E

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 19:13

1958 leaders here:- http://freespace.vir...ts1958-1959.htm

#3 Pete Stowe

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 19:03

1959
Overall & 2600cc - Jeff Uren
1300cc - Doc Shepherd
1600cc - Les Leston
over 2600cc - Roy Salvadori

1960 - Doc Shepherd

1961
Overall & 1000cc - John Whitmore
2000cc - Alan Hutcheson
3000cc - Chris Kerrison
over 3000cc - Mike Parkes

(above from Mike Kettlewell’s Motor Racing Directory)

1961 events-
round 1 ??
round 2 Goodwood April 3 (Easter Monday)
round 3 ??
round 4 Silverstone May 6
round 5 Crystal Palace 22 May (Whit Monday)
round 6 Silverstone July 8
round 7 Brands Hatch Aug 7
round 8 Oulton Park Sept 23
round 9 ??

(from Motor Clubman & Sports Car Constructor magazines 1961)

Have you asked the BRSCC archivist, Martin Hadwen - contact details at
www.motorracing-archive.com
As it was a BRSCC championship I would have expected Motor Racing magazine to have carried the results?