GT40’s – 1967

1967 – Building on winning ways

 

What was to be the last year of the Prototype/ GT era as it was known was to go out with a bang, competitive entries coming from Chaparral, Ferrari, Porsche and of course Ford. Porsche had their new 907’s with 2.2 Litre V8’s, Ferrari the final variant of the P car series, the beautiful 330P4, and as always Chaparral added colour with its new 2F’s and were always fast. Fortunately Ford resisted any major changes racing their proven Mark II’s and their then fully tested Mark IV’s.

 

The Mark II’s were raced by Ford and Holman & Moody in the three major races, Daytona, Sebring & Le Mans under various guises. Ford Motor Company (FoMoCo) had their badging on the Sebring entries that were prepared and raced by Shelby and Ford France had a Holman & Moody car at Le Mans that was only Ford France in name. The Mark II’s had a significantly new aerodynamic package

in 1967, renamed the Mark IIB.

 

Ford’s Mark IV debuted at Sebring and with it a completely different vehicle that was to prove invincible by winning the two races it entered convincingly. Such was Ford’s might and the scope of the Mark IV program that each car only ever entered one race and never raced again.

 

The new JWA Mirage M1, loosely based on the GT40 platform but made from aluminium and with enough modifications from the original to be classified as a prototype debuted at Monza. The vehicle was fitted with a 305 Cui. and later 351 Cui. Westlate engine’s. Three of these vehicles were built with M10001 and M10003 used most often after M10002 was written off at the Nurburgring. They were in need of development but still successful in their first season winning several races, notably Spa.   

 

The Team

 

Teams

 

Ford France

Ford Motor Company

Holman & Moody

JWA/ Gulf Oil

Shelby

 

Drivers

 

Mario Andretti Formula 1 1979 Champion & Indy 1969 Winner

Richard Attwood 1970 Le Mans Winner

Lucien Bianchi Le Mans 1968 Winner

Ronnie Bucknum

Mark Donohue Indy 500 1972 winner

AJ Foyt Indy 500 1961, 1964, 1967 & 1977 Winner, Le Mans 1967 Winner

Frank Gardner

Richie Ginther

Dan Gurney Le Mans 1967 Winner

Paul Hawkins

Dennis Hulme

Jacky Ickx le Mans 1969, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981 & 1982 Winner

Guy Ligier

Roger McCluskey

Bruce McLaren 1966 Le Mans Winner

Brian Muir

David Piper

Alan Rees

Peter Revson

Pedro Rodriguez 1968 Le Mans Winner

Lloyd Ruby

Jo Schlesser

Richard Thompson

 

Status of cars extant at 1/1/1967

 

GT/103 – Bill Wonder USA

GT/104 – Ford Styling Dept.  USA

GT/105 – FAV UK

GT/106 Mark II – Stripped chassis in storage at Shelby USA

GT/108 Roadster – in storage at Shelby USA

GT/109 Roadster – in storage at Shelby USA

GT/110X-1 Roadster – in storage at Shelby USA

GT/111 Roadster – in storage UK

GT/112 Roadster – Peter Sutcliffe UK

#1001 – Bernard White UK

#1002 – John Macklin UK

#1003 – Jean – Michele Giorgi France

#1004 – in storage at FAV UK

#1005 – Terry Drury UK

#1006 – Terry Drury UK

#1007 – Ford France

#1008 – Ford UK as a show car

#1009 – Peter Sutcliffe UK

#1010 – Paddy McNally UK

#1012 Mark II – Shelby USA

#1013 – FAV UK as a show car

#1014 – Karl Richardson UK

#1015 Mark II – Shelby USA

#1016 Mark II – Holman & Moody USA

#1017 – Ron Fry UK

#1018 – in storage at Shelby USA

#1019 – Paul Hawkins UK                             

#1020 – Ford France

#1021 – Colin Crabbe UK

#1022 – Nick Cuthbert UK

#1023 – Paddy McNally UK

#1024 – Al Whatley USA

#1025 – FAV UK uncompleted

#1026 – Viscount Downe UK

#1027 – Charles Sechan USA

#1028 – Dave Tallaksen Road Spec.

#1030 – FAV UK uncompleted

#1031 Mark II – Holman & Moody USA

#1032 Mark II – Holman & Moody USA

#1033 – M. Weber Switzerland Road Spec.

#1034 – James Fielding UK Road Spec.

#1035 – FAV UK uncompleted

#1036 – FAV UK uncompleted

#1037 – Comstock Canada

#1038 – Paddy McNally UK

#1039 – Pierre Bardinon France

#1040 – Scuderia Filipinetti Switzeland

#1041 – Firmin Dauwe Belgium

#1042 – Umberto Maglioli/ Scuderia Brescia Corse Italy

#1043 – Heeresperger USA Road Spec.

#1044 – Julian Moulton USA Road Spec.

#1045 – Girling Ltd. UK

#1046 Mark II – Holman & Moody USA

#1047 Mark II – Shelby USA

#1048 – Umberto Maglioli/ Scuderia Brescia Corse Italy

#1049 – JWA Road/ Race Spec.

#1050 – General Motors USA Road Spec.

#1051 – Ford UK Road Spec.

#1052 – Antonio Allecce Italy Road Spec.

#1053 – Vic Damone USA Road Spec.

#1054 – Ford USA Road Spec.

#1055 – Ford USA Road Spec.

#1056 – Ford USA Road Spec.

#1057 – Nick Nero USA Road Spec.

#1058 – Ford USA Road Spec.

#1059 – Ford USA Road Spec.

#1060 – William Arterberry USA Road Spec.

#1061 – Bill Watkins USA Road Spec.

#1062 – Len Cheney USA Road Spec.

#1063 – Ford USA Road Spec.

#1064 – Ford USA Road Spec.

#1065 – Ford USA Road Spec.

#1066 – Al Grillo USA Road Spec.

#1067 – Ford USA Road Spec.

#AMGT-1 – Firestone Tires USA

#AMGT-2 – Paul Hawkins UK

#XGT-1 Mark II – in storage at Holman & Moody USA

#XGT-2 Mark II – in storage at Holman & Moody USA

#XGT-3 Mark II – Ford USA

#J-1 J – car – in storage at Shelby USA

#J-3 J – car – Shelby USA

#J-4 J – car – Kar Kraft incomplete

 

 

 

 

 

Daytona 24 Hours – 4th & 5th February 1967

 

Ferrari arrived at Daytona in 1969 with four of their new P4 series cars with other P3 for Chinetti/ NART and Swaters. Ford countered with no less than six Mark II’s, 3 each for Shelby and Holman & Moody and several privately entered Gt40’s, fastest of which was the pre – Mirage JWA/ Gulf entry for Thompson/ Ickx. Jim Hall bought two Chaparral’s, a 2F for Hill/ Spence and a 2D for Johnson/ Jennings. Porsche had the new 910 for Herrmann/ Siffert and two 906.

With this full entry list the race was expected to be very exciting. Qualifying proved the speed of the Mark II’s and Chaparral’s with the Ferrari’s sandbagging somewhat.

 

Grid Top 10

 

1 – Foyt/ Gurney                                              2 – P. Hill/ Spence

Ford Mark II (1047)                                          Chaparral 2F (001)

1:55:1                                                                    1:55:36

 

3 – Rodriguez/ Guichet                                  4 – Bandini/ Amon

Ferrari 330P3 (0844)                                        Ferrari 330P4 (0846)

1:55:4                                                                    1:55:6

 

5 – Andretti/ Gardner                                    6 – Parkes/ Scarfiotti

Ford Mark II (1031)                                          Ferrari 330P4 (0856)

1:56:36                                                                  1:56:4

 

7 – McLaren/ Bianchi                                      8 – Johnson/ Jennings

Ford Mark II (1012)                                          Chaparral 2D (001)

1:56:7                                                                    1:56:8

 

9 – Ruby/ Hulme                                              10 – Bucknum/ Gardner

Ford Mark II (1046)                                          Ford Mark II (1015)

1:57:5                                                                    1:57:6

 

The Chaparral in Phil Hills hands proved to have the measure over the other competitors over the first few laps when he simply drove away from the other cars. Andretti had a tire deflate and McLaren/ Bianchi had a blown head gasket although with no minimum distance between water top-ups they simply stopped more often, slowed their pace and continued. Parkes/ Scarfiotti had moved up to 2nd in their P4 when the Chaparral hit a piece of the track that had come loose breaking their suspension.

This moved the Parkes/ Scarfiotti P4 up into the lead, Foyt/ Gurney Mark II in 2nd and Bianchi/ Amon 3rd. The 2nd and 3rd place cars soon swapped positions after the entire Ford team suffered failed gearboxes. Initially the Ford mechanics took 30 minutes to replace the gearboxes but after replacing several of them had the surgery down to 14 minutes. After 9 replacements they started to run out of replacements.

All of the Ford drama left the two P4’s in total control over the race, nearly 30 laps ahead of the 3rd place NART P3. The Thompson/ Ickx car had been carefully touring around and had taken 6th place by the end. A quite fantastic result for Ferrari, for Ford something to think about.

 

GT40

 

#GT/103 – Wonder/ Caldwell (Wonder) 8th 

#1012 – McLaren/ Bianchi (Shelby) – 7th

#1015 – Bucknum/ Gardner (Shelby) – Retired (Gearbox)

#1016 – Donohue/ Revson (Holman & Moody) – Retired (Gearbox)

#1031 – Andretti/ Ginther (Holman & Moody) – Retired (Gearbox)

#1042 – Maglioli/ Casoni (Scuderia Brescia Corse) – Retired (Unknown)

#1046 – Ruby/ Hulme (Holman & Moody) – Retired (Gearbox)

#1047 – Foyt/ Gurney (Shelby) – NRF (Engine)

#1049 – Thompson/ Ickx (JWA/ Gulf) – 6th

 

Result

Pos Car # Drivers Car Entrant Laps Grid

1

23

Lorenzo Bandini/Chris Amon Ferrari 330P4 [0846] SpA Ferrari SEFAC

666

4

2

24

Mike Parkes/Ludovico Scarfiotti Ferrari 330P4 [0856] SpA Ferrari SEFAC

663

6

3

26

Pedro Rodriguez/Jean Guichet Ferrari 330P3/412P [0844] North American Racing Team

637

3

4

52

Hans Herrmann/Jo Siffert/Jochen Rindt* Porsche 910 [003] Porsche System Engineering

618

17

5

55

Dieter Spoerry/Rico Steinemann Porsche 906 LE [153] Squadra Tartaruga

608

20

6

11

Dick Thompson/Jacky Ickx Ford GT40 [1049] John Wyer Automotive

601

13

7

1

Bruce McLaren/Lucien Bianchi/Dan Gurney*/A.J.Foyt* Ford Mk II [1012] Shelby American Inc.

893

7

8

20

William Wonder/Raymond Caldwell Ford GT40 [103] Bill Wonder

573

24

9

54

Jack Ryan/Bill Bencker Porsche 911 Jack Ryan

555

35

10

61

George Drolsom/Harold Williamson Porsche 911 George Drolsom

542

42

11

72

Paul Richards/Ray Cuomo/Donna Mae Mims*/Suzy Dietrich*/Janet Guthrie* Ford Mustang Jim Baker

526

39

12

19

Ray Heppenstall/Bill Seeley Ford Falcon Howmet

518

38

13

73

J. Peter Marinelli/John Tremblay/William G. Dunn Volvo P1800 J. Peter Marinelli

500

45

14

43

Dana Kelder/Ara Dube Triumph TR4A Cannon Auto

499

57

15

21

Brock Yates/Charles Krueger Dodge Dart Brock Yates

498

36

16

66

Tom Yeager/Walt Hane/Peter Feistman Ford Mustang Thomas D. Yaeger

498

28

17

86

Bill Eve/Ernie Croucher/Pete Glenn MG B Kenneth G. Chambliss

493

44

18

42

Steven Sommer/Guido Levetto Triumph TR4A Cannon Auto

491

54

19

75

Ike A. Maxwell, Jr./William J. Martin Volvo 122S Ike A. Maxwell, Jr.

485

55

20

71

Anita Taylor-Matthews/Smokey Drolet/Janet Guthrie Ford Mustang Jim Baker

484

50

21

32

Peter Clarke/Edward Nelson Ferrari 250LM [5895] Peter Clarke

484

26

22

89

Ross L. Bremmer/Don Kearney/Billy Turner Ford Cortina Lotus Ross L. Bremmer

477

56

NC

77

John Bentley/Brian Beddow Alfa Romeo GTA Precision Auto

465

59

DNF

3

A. J. Foyt/Dan Gurney/Bruce McLaren*/Lucien Bianchi* Ford Mk II [1047] Shelby American Inc.

464

1

NC

96

Donna Mae Mims/Suzy Dietrich ASA 411 [21004] Jim Baker

459

53

DNF

36

George Wintersteen/Joe Welch/Bobby Brown/Mark Donohue^ Chevrolet Camaro Roger Penske

456

22

NC

84

Dick Ganger/Al Weaver/Ken Goodman MG BGT Richard N. Ganger

406

58

DNF

33

Willy Mairesse/Jean Blaton Ferrari 330P3/412P [0850] Ecurie Francorchamps

401

11

NC

74

Arthur Mollin/Art Riley Volvo 122S Arthur Mollin

400

51

NC

90

Del Russo Taylor/Bob Pratt/Charles Lyon Alfa Romeo GTA Junior Del Russo Taylor

360

41

DNF

18

Roger West/Bobby Allison Shelby GT350 Roger West

343

27

DNF

34

Charlie Kolb/John Fulp Ferrari Dino 206S [0852/002] Harrah Modern Classic Motors

341

15

DNF

28

Jo Schlesser/Masten Gregory/Peter Gregg Ferrari Dino 206S [008] North American Racing Team

338

60

DNF

14

Bob Johnson/Bruce Jennings/Phil Hill^ Chaparral 2D [001] Chaparral Cars Inc.

334

8

NC

46

Richard Robson/Rajah Rodgers/Bill Buchman Jaguar E-type Richard Robson

320

40

DNF

67

Fred van Beuren, Jr./Paul Jett/Don Pike Shelby GT350 Dos Caballos

313

25

DNF

76

John McComb/Dave Dooley Ford Mustang John McComb

312

30

DNF

31

David Piper/Richard Attwood Ferrari 365P2/3 [0836] David Piper

311

14

DNF

6

Lloyd Ruby/Denny Hulme/Mario Andretti*/Richie Ginther* Ford Mk II [1046] Holman & Moody

299

9

DNF

5

Mario Andretti/Richie Ginther/Lloyd Ruby*/Denny Hulme*/Skip Scott* Ford Mk II [1031] Holman & Moody

298

5

DNF

2

Ronnie Bucknum/Frank Gardner Ford Mk II [1015] Shelby American Inc.

274

10

NC

48

Tim E. Burr/Buell Owen/Clint Cavin Triumph TR4 Tim E. Burr

264

49

DNF

40

Craig Fisher/George Eaton Chevrolet Camaro Craig Fisher

258

31

DNF

4

Mark Donohue/Peter Revson/Paul Hawkins* Ford Mk II [1016] Holman & Moody

236

12

DNF

51

Gerhard Mitter/Jochen Rindt Porsche 906 E Porsche System Engineering

194

16

DNF

16

Joie Chitwood/Jack McClure Chevrolet Camaro Chitwood Racing

186

37

DNF

45

C. C. Canada/Joe Hines, Jr./T. J. Kelly Triumph TR4 Joe Hines, Jr.

186

48

DNF

53

Udo Schütz/Rolf Stommelen/Gijs van Lennep/Nino Vaccarella* Porsche 906 [160] Porsche System Engineering

170

21

DNF

56

Charles Vögele/Walter Habegger/Herbert Müller^ Porsche 906 LE Charles Voegele

146

18

DNF

29

Carlos Salas Guterrez/Hector Rebaque, Sr. Ferrari 275 GTB/C [9063] Pedro Rodriguez

136

29

DNF

47

Peter Gethin/Fred Opert/Roy Pike/Digby Martland* Chevron B4 BMW Fred Opert Racing

106

43

DNF

9

Umberto Maglioli/Mario Casoni Ford GT40 [1042] Scuderia Brescia Corse

93

19

DNF

15

Phil Hill/Mike Spence/Jim Hall^ Chaparral 2F [001] Chaparral Cars Inc.

93

2

DNF

8

Tony Denman/Robert Ryan Brown Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport [004] Jim White

72

61

DNF

82

Harry Theodoracopulos/Sam Posey/Jim Haynes^ Alfa Romeo GTA Junior Harry Theodoracopulos

69

33

DNF

7

Herb Byrne/Dick Thetford/Russell Beazell^ Shelby Cobra Herb Byrne

56

32

DNF

44

Raymond Stoutenburg/James Taylor^/Roger McCluskey^/Robbie Krokus* Triumph TR4A Raymond Stoutenburg

22

52

DNF

87

Chet Freeman/Al Weaver^/John Marshall^ Ford Cortina Lotus Chet Freeman

18

62

DNF

63

Bob Grossman/Martin Krinner^ Shelby GT350 Dockery Ford

0

34

 

 

Sebring 12 Hours 1st April 1967

 

Ford arrived at Sebring wishing for atonement and entered only two cars, but they were two of the strongest, the Mark IV on debut was entered for McLaren/ Andretti and was backed by a Mark II for Foyt/ Ruby. Chaparral had a 2F for Hall/ Spence and a 2D for Jennings/ Johnson. No true Ferrari prototypes arrived and Porsche a 906 and two of the new 910’s.

Qualifying was rather tame with the Mark IV taking pole and the 2F 2nd on the grid.

 

Grid Top 10

 

1 – McLaren/ Andretti                                                   2 – Spence/ Hall

Ford GT40 Mark IV (J-4)                                                                Chaparral 2F (001)

2:48:0                                                                                    2:50:6

 

3 – Foyt/ Ruby                                                                   4 – Johnson/ Jennings

Ford Mark II (1031)                                                          Chaparral 2D (001)

2:53:6                                                                                    2:53:8

 

5 – Thompson/ Lowther                                               6 – Piper/ Attwood

Ford GT40 (1049)                                                              Ferrari 365P2/3 (0836)

2:56:0                                                                                    2:57:2

 

7 – Businello/ Galli                                                           8 – Vaccarella/ Maglioli

Alfa 33                                                                                  Ford GT40 (1042)

2:58:8                                                                                    2:59:4

 

9 – de Adamich/ Zeccoli                                                                10 – Siffert/ Herrmann

Alfa 33                                                                                  Porsche 910 (004)

3:00:6                                                                                    3:01:0

 

De Adamich in the Alfa led the first lap before Foyt in the Mark II came through to lead lap two. McLaren and Spence took a very cautious approach and started to make their mark on the race throughout the first few laps, before taking the lead with the order McLaren, Foyt, Piper and Spence.

The Piper/ Attwood Ferrari had made it into 2nd before retiring with a broken gearbox. Spence/ Hall in the big Chaparral made it into the lead very briefly before retiring with a broken transmission. The remaining hours were ones where Ford only needed protect their positions with no real threats anywhere. The prerequisite late race drama came when Foyt/ Ruby pitted with 30 minutes to go with a broken camshaft, never to rejoin. Patrick in the 906 Porsche did everything possible to make up the laps but was still one behind and thus classified third, with the big Ford still 2nd.

 

GT40

 

#GT/103 – Wonder/ Caldwell (Wonder) – Retired (Engine)

#1031 – Foyt/ Ruby (FoMoCo) – 2nd

#1038 – Grossman/ McNamara (McNally) – 8th

#1042 – Vaccarelli/ Maglioli (Scuderia Brescia Corse) – 5th

#1049 – Thompson/ Lowther (JWA/ Gulf) – Retired (Engine)

#J4 – McLaren/ Andretti (FoMoCo) – 1st

Result

Pos Car # Drivers Car Entrant Laps Grid

1

1

Bruce McLaren/Mario Andretti/Lucien Bianchi* Ford Mk IV [J-4] Ford Motor Co.

238

1

NRF

2

A. J. Foyt/Lloyd Ruby/Mark Donohue* Ford Mk IIB [1031] Ford Motor Co.

226

3

3

36

Scooter Patrick/Gerhard Mitter Porsche 910 [005] Porsche System Engineering

226

11

4

37

Jo Siffert/Hans Herrmann Porsche 910 [004] Porsche System Engineering

223

10

5

19

Nino Vaccarella/Umberto Maglioli Ford GT40 [1042] Scuderia Brescia Corse

223

8

6

40

Rico Steinemann/Dieter Spoerry Porsche 906 LE [153] Squadra Tartaruga

218

17

7

38

Joe Buzzetta/Peter Gregg/Udo Schuetz*/Rolf Stommelen* Porsche 906 [159] Porsche System Engineering

215

13

8

17

Bob Grossman/William McNamara/Patrick McNally* Ford GT40 [1038] Autosport International

214

26

9

46

Robert Kirby/Alan Johnson Porsche 911S Rob Kirby

197

34

NRF

8

Don Yenko/Dave Morgan/Dick Guldstrand* Chevrolet Corvette Sunray DX Oil Co.

195

24

11

30

Paddy Hopkirk/Andrew Hedges MG BGT British Motor Co.

189

32

12

48

John Rhodes/Timo Mäkinen/Carson Baird* MG B British Motor Co.

188

45

13

59

Clive Baker/Rauno Aaltonen Austin-Healey Sprite Donald Healey Motor Co.

187

42

14

56

Leo Cella/Claudio Maglioli/Sandro Munari Lancia Fulvia HF HF Squadra Corse

187

47

15

72

Fred Opert/John Pauley/Bill Bowman/Lee Cutler/Hans Ziereis^ Porsche 911S Valvoline – Opert Racing

186

39

16

18

Fred van Beuren, Jr./Paul Jett/Fred van Beuren, Sr* Shelby GT350 Dos Caballos Racing Team

185

28

17

25

Denise McCluggage/Marianne Rollo Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider [09437] Northern Vermont Racing

185

37

18

58

Carson Baird/Roger Enever/Alec Poole/John Rhodes*/Timo Mäkinen* Austin-Healey Sprite Donald Healey Motor Co.

183

44

19

15

Bob Nagel/Ray Heppenstall/Bill Seeley/Ed Lowther* Howmet Sprint Ford Howmet Corporation

181

30

20

41

Sepp Greger/Günter Besier/Wolfgang Binge* Porsche 911S Sepp Greger

181

35

21

47

George Drolsom/Bill Campbell Porsche 904 GTS [013] George Drolsom

180

27

22

43

Phil Groggins/Bob Bailey/John Kelly Porsche 356SC B & B Motors

170

41

NC

62

Liane Engeman/Janet Guthrie Matra Djet 6 [30.006] Ring Free Oil Racing

163

56

NC

51

Laszlo Siegmund/George Liebl Volvo P1800 Viper Racing Inc.

159

49

NC

63

Suzy Dietrich/Donna Mae Mims ASA 411 [21004] Ring Free Oil Racing

159

53

NC

4

Joe Welch/George Wintersteen Chevrolet Corvette Roger Penske

157

22

DNF

39

Udo Schütz/Gijs van Lennep/Rolf Stommelen/Nino Vaccarella* Porsche 906 [160] Porsche System Engineering

156

19

NC

68

M. D. Smith/Billy Turner/Yogi Fretina^ Austin-Healey Sprite Major Billy Turner

155

57

NC

16

Brad Brooker/Tom Yeager Shelby GT350 Brad Brooker

152

33

NC

29

Tim E. Burr/Buell Owen Triumph TR4A Tim Burr

150

51

DNF

6

Mike Spence/Jim Hall/Phil Hill^ Chaparral 2F [001] Chaparral Cars Inc.

145

2

NC

54

Anatoly Arutunoff/Bill Pryor/Jose Marina* Alfa Romeo Giulia SV A.R.C.O. Inc.

142

55

DNF

9

Or Costanzo/Gene Guy/David McClain Chevrolet Corvette Or Costanzo

141

29

NC

28

Milo Vega/John Witt/Bob Kingham Triumph TR4A Milo Vega

139

48

DNF

42

John Cannon/Ed Hugus Porsche 906 Ed Hugus

138

18

NC

60

Richard G. Kondracki/Michael Pickering Triumph Spitfire Richard G. Kondracki

135

38

DNF

69

Wilton T. Jowett, Jr./Robert Mouat/Claude Cardwell^ Chevrolet Corvette Wilton T. Jowett

130

31

DNF

5

Bob Johnson/Bruce Jennings/Jim Hall^ Chaparral 2D [001] Chaparral Cars Inc.

128

4

NC

53

Hugh Kleinpeter/Mike Rothschild Beach Mk.8 Volkswagen Competition Components

123

40

DNF

11

Dick Thompson/Ed Lowther/Jacky Ickx* Ford GT40 [1049] John Wyer Automotive

119

5

NC

21

Richard Robson/Rajah Rodgers/Bill Buchman Jaguar E-type Richard Robson

117

59

DNF

32

Pedro Rodriguez/Jean Guichet/Dan Gurney*/Giampiero Biscaldi* Ferrari Dino 206S [014] Pedro Rodriguez

101

58

DNF

45

Jack Ryan/Bill Bencker Porsche 911S RBM Motors

93

36

DNF

65

Andrea de Adamich/Teodoro Zeccoli Alfa Romeo T33 Autodelta SpA

84

9

DNF

27

T. J. Kelly/Whit Tharin/Wilbur Pickett/C. C. Canada^/Joe Hines, Jr* Triumph TR4A Joseph C. Hines

77

54

NC

57

Smokey Drolet/Anita Taylor-Matthews Alpine A110 Renault Earl Nisonger – KLG Challenger

77

46

DNF

14

William Wonder/Raymond Caldwell Ford GT40 [103] Bill Wonder

71

16

DNF

34

Günther Klass/Herbert Müller/Jean Guichet* Ferrari Dino 206S [026] Scuderia Filipinetti

65

15

DNF

20

David Piper/Richard Attwood Ferrari 365P2/3 [0836] David Piper

65

6

DNF

49

Gary P. Magwood/Raymond D. Gray MG B Canadian Auto Racing

59

52

DNF

44

Charlie Kolb/Fred Baker^/Lee Cutler^ Porsche 906 Baker Racing Team

51

7

DNF

66

Roberto Bussinello/Giovanni Galli^/Enrico Pinto* Alfa Romeo T33 Autodelta SpA

36

21

DNF

70

Roger West/Joseph Ausburn/Bobby Allison^ Shelby GT350 Treadwell Ford Racing

26

25

DNF

71

Paul Richards/Ray Cuomo^/John Norwood^ Shelby GT350 Ring Free Oil Racing

22

43

DNF

23

Ricardo Rodriguez/Federico de Lachia^/Billy Sprowls* Ferrari 250LM [6233] Federico de Lachia

18

23

DNF

33

Jonathan Williams/Mario Casoni^ Ferrari Dino 206S [004] Scuderia Brescia Corse

5

12

DNF

55

George Waltman/Nick Cone^ OSCA 1600GT George Waltman

4

60

DNF

35

Ed Crawford/Charlie Kolb^ Ferrari Dino 206S [008] Baker Racing Team

0

20

 

8th – 9th April 1967 – Le Mans Trials

 

1 – #22 – 3:25:5 – Ferrari 330P4 (0846) – Bandini

2 – #21 – 3:27:6 – Ferrari 330P4 (0856) – Parkes

3 – #10 – 3:31:9 – Lola – Aston T70 (SL73/101) – Surtees

4 – #1 – 3:32:6 – Ford Mark IV (J-3) – Donohue

5 – #2 – 3:36:1 – Ford GT40 Mark II (1016) – McLaren

6 – #12 – 3:38:2 – Mirage Ford M1 (M10001) – Attwood

7 – #18 – 3:50:4 – Ford GT40 (1040) – Mueller

8 – #19 – 3:53:6 – Matra M620 (04) – Weber

9 – #15 – 3:55:0 – Ford GT40 (1020) – Ligier

10 – #37 – 3:56:7 – Alfa Romeo 33 – de Adamich

11 – #30 – 3:58:6 – Alpine – Renault A210 (1726) – Bianchi

12 – #38 – 4:00:6 – Alfa 33 – de Adamich

13 – #31 – 4:05:7 – Matra – BRM M630 (011) – Jaussaud

14 – #49 – 4:09:0 – Alpine – Renault A210 (1723) – Vinatier

15 – #23 – 4:14:1 – Ferrari 275GTB/C (9079) – Mueller

16 – #48 – 4:17:4 – Alpine – Renault A210 (1721) – de Cortanze

17 – #17 – 4:18:8 – Shelby GT350 – Noblet

18 – #50 – 4:22:9 – Alpine – Renault M64 – Piot & Larrousse

19 – #46 – 4:23:5 – Lotus 47 – Preston

20 – #40 – 4:23:8 – Porsche 907 (011) – Mitter

21 – #56 – 4:24:6 – Alpine – Renault A210 (1724) – Grandsire

22 – #47 – 4:26:8 – Alpine – Renault A211 (1722) – Rosinski

23 – #44 – 4:26:8 – Porsche 911S (308176S) – Linge

24 – #65 – 4:28:7 – Porsche 904GTS – Poirot

25 – #67 – 4:30:1 – Alfa 33 – Galli

26 – #53 – 4:32:0 – C.D. – Peugeot SP66C – Bertaut

27 – 4:48:2 – #64 –  Abarth 1300OT – Mesange

28 – 4:48:2 – #41 – Porsche 907 (002) – Mitter/ Linge/ von Hanstein

29 – 4:49:3 – #61 – Porsche 911S (307823S) – Boutin

30 – 4:50:6 – #9 – Bizzarini 5300GT Strada – Berney

31 – 4:52:7 – #51 – Marcos Mini GT – Lalande

32 – 6:32:5 – #14 – Mirage – Ford GT40 (M.10003) – Piper

33 – 34:10:1 – #33 – Matra M630 (02) – Unknown

 

25th April 1967 – Monza 1000KM

 

Entries for Monza were headlined by the 330P4’s for Bandini/ Amon and Parkes/ Scarfiotti supported by Swaters & Chinettis P3. Gulf/ JWA had two of their GT40’s for Piper/ Thompson and ickx/ Rees, Chaparral had the single 2F for Spence/ Phil Hill and Porsche two 910’s. Qualifying ended with Spence/ Hill on pole, Ferrari’s 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 7th, Gulf/ JWA 5th and 6th. The best Porsche was back in 10th.

 

The race started with the two P4’s and Spence in the big Chaparral pulling away from the rest of the field.  Piper had a water leak in the Gulf/ JWA GT40 dropping him down the field while Ickx retired with ignition problems. Parkes, Bandini and Spence all took turns leading the race before the Chaparral went out with a broken u-v joint. Rodriguez made it up into 3rd before it to went out when they smacked a guardrail leaving Rindt/ Mitter to take a great third.

 

GT40

 

#1003 – Greder/ Giorgi – Retired (Mechanical)

#1005 – Oliver/ Drury – Retired (Engine)

#1007 – Schlesser/ Ligier – 6th

#1009 (I) – Nelson/ Liddell – 11th

#1040 – Borel/ Ballot – Lena – NRF (Fire)

#M10001 – Ickx/ Rees – Retired (Ignition)

#M10002 – Piper/ Thompson – 9th

 

Result

Pos Car # Drivers Car Laps Grid

1

3

Lorenzo Bandini/Chris Amon Ferrari 330P4 [0856]

100

2

2

4

Mike Parkes/Ludovico Scarfiotti Ferrari 330P4 [0858]

100

3

3

15

Jochen Rindt/Gerhard Mitter Porsche 910 [008]

96

10

4

7

Nino Vaccarella/Herbert Müller Ferrari 330P3/4 [0848]

95

7

5

16

Hans Herrmann/Jo Siffert Porsche 910 [009]

95

8

6

33

Jo Schlesser/Guy Ligier Ford GT40 [1007]

95

11

7

22

Dieter Spoerry/Rico Steinemann Porsche 906 LE [153]

93

12

8

43

Udo Schütz/Jochen Neerspasch Porsche 906

92

16

9

5

David Piper/Dick Thompson Mirage M1 Ford [M.10002]

92

6

10

46

Giulio Bona/Luigi Taramazzo Porsche 906

91

22

11

36

Edward Nelson/Eric Liddell Ford GT40 [1009(1)]

89

19

NRF

32

Denis Borel/Claude Ballot-Léna/Jean-Daniel Grandjean* Ford GT40 [1040]

85

27

12

38

Pierre de Siebenthal/Antonio Finiguerra Ferrari 250LM [6119]

89

21

13

40

Arthur W. Swanson/Robert Ennis Ferrari 250LM [5845]

85

28

14

53

Paul Vestey/Carlos Gaspar Ferrari 275 GTB/C [9035]

82

31

15

54

Nanni Galli/”Riccardone” Ferrari 275 GTB/2

80

37

16

59

Roger Enever/Alec Poole MG B

76

42

17

58

André Wicky/Guido Haberthur Porsche 911S

76

39

18

56

Alain Finkelstein/Jean Sage Porsche 911S

74

40

19

63

Enrico Pasolini/Giorgio Bassi Matra Djet MB8S

70

43

NC

23

Marsilio Pasotti/Edoardo Lualdi-Gabardi/Giuseppe Dalla Torre* Ferrari Dino 206S [028]

 

20

NC

29

Teodoro Zeccoli/Ottorino Volonterio/Romano Martini* Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2

 

32

NC

30

Guiseppe Tronci/Giorgio Bianchi Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2

 

35

NC

42

André Bungener/Robert Blouin Ferrari 275 GTB/4

 

33

DNF

18

Mario Casoni/Romano Martini Ferrari Dino 206S [016]

 

17

DNF

21

Clemente Ravetto/Gaetano Starrabba Ferrari Dino 206S [022]

 

30

DNF

27

Serge Trosch/Teddy Pilette Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2

21

29

DNF

28

Paolo de Leonibus/Riccardo Di Bona Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2

 

34

DNF

34

Henri Greder/Jean-Michel Giorgi Ford GT40 [1003]

 

23

DNF

41

Heini Walter/Peter Ditzler Ferrari 250LM [5905]

 

15

DNF

44

Gerhard Koch/Rolf Stommelen/Jochen Neerpasch*/Gijs van Lennep* Porsche 906

 

14

DNF

45

Giuseppe Romano Perdomi/Giuliano Facetti Porsche 906

 

26

DNF

24

Mauro Bianchi/Henri Grandsire Alpine A210 Renault [1726]

 

25

DNF

9

Pedro Rodriguez/Jean Guichet Ferrari 330P3/412P [0844]

46

4

DNF

1

Mike Spence/Phil Hill Chaparral 2F [002]

 

1

DNF

12

Jonathan Williams/Günther Klass^ Ferrari Dino 206S [004]

16

9

DNF

6

Jacky Ickx/Alan Rees^ Mirage M1 Ford [M.10001]

14

5

DNF

49

Turillo Barbuscia/Maurizio Micangeli Porsche 904 GTS

 

38

DNF

35

Jackie Oliver/Terry J. Drury^ Ford GT40 [1005]

3

13

DNF

52

Siegfried Zwimpfer/Pierre Sudan Ferrari 275 GTB/2

 

36

 

1/5/1967 – Spa 1000KM

 

Gulf/ JWA had their usual cars for Piper/ Thompson and Ickx/ Rees. They qualified 6th and 2nd respectively. Porsche had two 910s and a 906LE, Ferrari one 330P4 (3rd on the grid) and Chaparral with Spence/ Phil Hill took pole. Other private Ferraris and Porsches filled the grid although the Lola of Hawkins/ Epstein was very quick and qualified 5th.

Race day dawned wet in typical Ardennes fashion. This put the Chaparral at something of a disadvantage, never having run in the wet before. Ickx and Mairesse proceeded to run away with the race, a strategy that was to last until Mairesse overdid it and crashed  at Stavelot. David Yorke, the JWA strategist/ team manager, took Thompson from the second car which had already retired and put him into the Ickx entry. The Mairesse retirement left Ickx/ Thompson with a 1 lap lead over the 2nd place holder and he simply drove away with it.

Siffert/ Herrmann took an excellent 2nd.

 

GT40

 

#GT/112 – Sutcliffe/ Redman (Sutcliffe) – 6th

#1009 (I) – Nelson/ Widdows (Nelson) – Retired (Engine)

#1020 – Schlesser/ Ligier (Ford France) – Retired (Engine)

#1026 – Salmon/ Oliver (Dawnay) – 8th

#M10001 – Piper/ Thompson (JWA/ Gulf) – Retired (Accident)

#M10003 – Ickx/ Thompson (JWA/Gulf) – 1st

 

 

Result

Pos Car # Drivers Car Entrant Laps Grid

1

6

Jacky Ickx/Richard Thompson/Alan Rees^ Mirage M1 Ford [M.10003] John Wyer Automotive

71

2

2

21

Jo Siffert/Hans Herrmann/Gerhard Koch* Porsche 910 [007] Porsche System Engineering

70

8

3

10

Richard Attwood/Lucien Bianchi/Mike Parkes^ Ferrari 330P3/412P [0854] Maranello Concessionaires

70

7

4

2

Paul Hawkins/Jackie Epstein Lola T70 Mk.3 Chevrolet [SL73/112] Jackie Epstein

69

5

5

9

Mike Parkes/Ludovico Scarfiotti Ferrari 330P4 [0858] SpA Ferrari SEFAC

69

3

6

4

Peter Sutcliffe/Brian Redman Ford P40 [112] Peter Sutcliffe

68

16

7

22

Gerhard Koch/Gerhard Mitter/Jochen Rindt*/Jo Siffert* Porsche 910 [005] Porsche System Engineering

67

10

8

41

Mike Salmon/Jackie Oliver Ford GT40 [1026] Dawnay Racing

65

12

9

30

Serge Trosch/Teddy Pilette Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 Racing Team VDS

61

23

10

71

Roger Enever/Alec Poole MG B British Motor Co.

60

28

11

67

Jean-Pierre Gaban/Noel van Assche Porsche 911S Jean-Pierre Gaban?

59

26

12

62

Gustave Gosselin/Daniel Dezy Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 Racing Team VDS

59

25

13

61

Chris Tuerlinx/”Roets” Sunbeam Tiger Sunbeam Racing Belgium

58

29

14

34

Jean Vinatier/Alain LeGuellec Alpine A210 Renault Societé Automobiles Alpine

58

20

15

72

Eric de Keyn/Francis Polak Matra Djet 5S Matra Benelux

55

34

16

33

Mauro Bianchi/Henri Grandsire Alpine A210 Renault Societé Automobiles Alpine

54

18

17

74

David van Lennep/Georges Hacquin/Jacques Gheysens^ Matra Djet 5S Matra Benelux

52

31

DNF

28

Anthony Harvey/Syd Fox Ginetta G12  

 

27

DNF

75

Gérard Larrousse/Jean-Claude Andruet Alpine A110 Renault Societé Automobiles Alpine

 

30

DNF

52

Ian Alexander/Jean Famayle Diva GT  

 

32

DNF

45

Edward Nelson/Robin Widdows Ford GT40 [1009(1)] Edward Nelson

 

19

DNF

1

Mike Spence/Phil Hill Chaparral 2F [001] Chaparral Cars Inc.

 

1

DNF

11

Willy Mairesse/Jean Blaton Ferrari 330P3/412P [0850] Equipe Nationale Belge

 

4

DNF

54

Günther Huber/Ben Pon/Peter Peter^ Porsche 906 Racing Team Holland

 

14

DNF

50

Roy Pike/Colin Davis Porsche 906 Mike de Udy

 

21

DNF

23

Dieter Spoerry/Rico Steinemann Porsche 906 LE [153] Porsche System Engineering

 

11

DNF

40

Jo Schlesser/Guy Ligier Ford GT40 [1020] Ford France

19

9

DNF

7

David Piper/Richard Thompson^ Mirage M1 Ford [M.10001] John Wyer Automotive Engineering

7

6

DNF

29

John Fitzpatrick/Roger Eccles^ Abarth 1600 OT Abarth England

 

24

28th May 1967 – Ring 1000KM

 

 

Ferrari chose not to enter the Nurburgring and Ford had wanted to concentrate on Le Mans, but the other four major entrants were all their, mainly in the same entries as Spa. JWA/ Gulf had two cars, Ickx/ Attwood and Piper/ Thompson but only Ickx/ Attwood started after Thompson nearly wrote off the other in practice. Porsche had six of the 910’s and they qualified in place’s 3 thru 8. Surtees/ Hobbs were back in the Lola (2nd) and Hill/ Spence in the Chaparral (Pole). The Ring was the ideal circuit for the Porsche’s and the big V8’s such as the pole sitter where fast but entirely unsuitable.

 

1 – Phil Hill/ Spence                                                         2 – Surtees/ Hobbs

Chaparral 2F (002)                                                            Lola T70 Mark 3 Aston (SL73/101)

8:31:9                                                                                    8:39:6

 

3 – Siffert/ Herrmann                                                     4 – Stommelen/ Ahrens

Porsche 910 (910-026)                                                    Porsche 910 (910-027)

8:41:4                                                                                    8:44:6

 

5 – Mitter/ Bianchi                                                           6 – Neerpasch/ Elford

Porsche 910 (910-028)                                                    Porsche 910 (910-009)

8:49:3                                                                                    8:51:5

 

7 – Schuetz/ Buzzetta                                                    8 – Hawkins/ Koch

Porsche 910 (910-007)                                                    Porsche 910 (910-013)

8:56:8                                                                                    8:58:8

 

9 – Ickx/ Attwood                                                            10 – Pon/ Axelsson

Mirage Ford GT40 (M10001)                                       Porsche 906

9:00:4                                                                                    9:04:0

 

Porsche led at the start with the order, Siffert, Stommelen, Mitter. Phil Hill was up to 6th after a slow start in the big Chaparral, Ickx also was climbing through the field. The Lola of Surtees/ Hobbs retired when it broke its wishbone. Phil Hill/ Spence were also out with the obligatory broken transmission. Meanwhile the Mirage had made it up to 5th and then 2nd and looked like it could even take the lead before it crashed.

This left nothing but Porsche’s and they chose to slow down the pace of the race. Mitter/ Bianchi were slowed with brakes, Ahrens/ Stonmmelen had fuel injection issues and retired while Neerpasch/ Elford had delays with a misfire. Eventually Mitter/ Bianchi had electrical problems and while not running at the finish were still fourth.

 

GT40

 

#1003 – Greder/ Giorgi (Ford France) – 7th

#1007 – Schlesser/ Ligier (Ford France) – 10th

#1009 (I) – Nelson/ de klerk (Nelson) – Retired (Oil pressure)

#1021 – Crabbe/ Pierpont (Crabbe) – 8th

#M10001 – Ickx/ Attwood (JWA/ Gulf) – Retired (Accident) 

 

Result

Pos Car # Drivers Car Entrant Laps Grid

1

17

Udo Schütz/Joe Buzzetta Porsche 910 [007] Porsche System Engineering

44

7

2

19

Paul Hawkins/Gerhard Koch Porsche 910 [013] Porsche System Engineering

44

8

3

18

Jochen Neerspasch/Vic Elford Porsche 910 [009] Porsche System Engineering

44

6

NRF

7

Gerhard Mitter/Lucien Bianchi Porsche 910 [028] Porsche System Engineering

43

5

5

22

Roberto Bussinello/Teodoro Zeccoli/Andrea de Adamich/Giovanni Galli/Ignazio Giunti* Alfa Romeo T33 Autodelta SpA

43

14

6

70

Hans-Dieter Dechent/Robert F. Huhn Porsche 906 Scuderia Lufthansa

42

12

7

61

Henri Greder/Jean-Michel Giorgi Ford GT40 [1003] Ford France

42

17

8

67

Colin Crabbe/Roy Pierpoint Ford GT40 [1021] Colin Crabbe

42

21

9

27

Digby Martland/Nigel Moores/Peter Gethin* Chevron B6 BMW Robert Ashcroft

40

22

10

60

Jo Schlesser/Guy Ligier Ford GT40 [1007] Ford France

39

13

11

75

Helmut Kelleners/Jürgen Neuhaus Porsche 911S IGFA

39

26

12

100

Sepp Greger/Malte Huth Porsche 911S Sepp Greger

39

34

13

98

Björn Rothstein/Boo Johansson Porsche 911S Holland Motor

39

25

NRF

63

Heini Walter/Peter Ditzler Ferrari 250LM [5905] Heini Walter

38

18

15

82

Serge Trosch/Teddy Pilette Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 Racing Team VDS

38

19

16

102

Roger Enever/Alec Poole MG B Roger Enever

38

44

17

107

Julien Vernaeve/Clive Baker MG B Julian Vernaeve

38

46

NRF

66

Chris Lawrence/Nicholas Granville-Smith Shelby Cobra Nicholas Granville-Smith

36

28

18

56

Mike Garton/Patrick McNally/Jacqui Smith* Marcos Mini GT Marcos Racing Ltd.

36

45

NRF

23

Hans Wängstre/Evert Christofferson Bam-Bam Volvo Bam-Bam

35

24

NRF

93

Friedhelm Thiessen/Günther Selbach Shelby GT350 Friedhelm Thiessen

35

36

20

96

Wolf-Dieter Kniese/Wilfried Oetelshoven MG B Motor Sport Club Langenfeld

35

63

21

120

Gerhard Bodmer/Dieter Schmid Glas 1304 GT Gerhard Bodmer

35

47

22

112

Arno Gyltman/Ragnar Eklund Lotus Elan Ragnar Eklund

34

51

23

53

Guy Edwards/Peter Anslow Marcos Mini GT Guy Edwards

34

49

24

50

Mike Pigneguy/M. H. Willie Cave Austin-Healey Sprite Richard Miles

34

56

25

125

Carl Smet/Hughes de Fierlant Honda S800 Barracuda

34

66

26

117

Friedrich Noenen/Manfred Herbertz Glas 1304 GT Friedrich Noenen

34

62

27

115

David van Lennep/Francis Polak/Johny Lagodny* Matra Djet 5S Matra Benelux

34

52

NRF

37

Manfred Hartung/Heinz Gilges Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 Manfred Hartung

33

41

28

83

Girolama Capra/Mario Nardari Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ Scuderia Sant Ambroeus

33

61

29

124

Armin Siefener/Helmut Becker Honda S800 Motor Sport Club Langenfeld

33

68

30

54

Kurt Pfnier/Hans-Peter Koepchen NSU Prinz 1000TTS Kurt Pfnier

33

59

NRF

9

Rolf Stommelen/Kurt Ahrens, Jr. Porsche 910 [027] Porsche System Engineering

31

4

31

87

John Bloomfield/Doug Mockford/Ian Alexander*/Peter Warren* Diva GT Diva

31

55

32

86

John Green/Richard Joseph/John Bloomfield*/John Corfield* Diva GT Diva

31

70

DNF

6

Jacky Ickx/Richard Attwood Mirage M1 Ford [M.10001] John Wyer Automotive

29

9

DNF

111

Manfred Mohr/Hosrt Eiteneuer Lotus Elan Dieter Mohr

28

48

DNF

119

Nikolaus Killenberg/Georg Bialas Matra Djet 5S Nikolaus Killenberg

27

69

DNF

76

Ben Pon/Sten Axelsson Porsche 906 Sten Axelsson

26

10

DNF

122

Karl Herd/Wilfried Zahn Honda S800 Karl Herd

25

65

DNF

49

Steve Neal/John Moore Austin-Healey Sprite Richard Groves

24

37

DNF

55

Jackie Bond-Smith/Joey Cook Marcos Mini GT Marcos Racing Ltd.

24

58

DNF

62

Edward Nelson/Peter de Klerk Ford GT40 [1009(1)] Edward Nelson

22

20

DNF

52

Mike Walton/Jeremy Delmar-Morgan Abarth 1300 OT Mike Walton

21

50

DNF

84

Harald Kronegard/Björn Svensson Lotus Elan Lotus

20

42

DNF

20

Andrea de Adamich/Nanni Galli Alfa Romeo T33 Autodelta SpA

18

11

DNF

105

Reinhold Jöst/Hermann Dorner Porsche 911S Scuderia Lufthansa

18

39

DNF

43

Jack Wheeler/Peter Jackson Austin-Healey Sprite Coburn

17

54

DNF

101

Anton Fischhaber/Siegfried Dau Porsche 911S Anton Fischhaber

16

32

DNF

91

Helmut Felder/Günther Lohsträter Ferrari 275 GTB/2 Helmut Felder

13

33

DNF

92

Paul Vestey/Carlos Gaspar Ferrari 275 GTB/C [9035] Paul Vestey

12

23

DNF

110

Per Brandström/Peter Trapp Lotus Elan Lotus Sweden

12

35

DNF

24

Julian Sutton/Hugh Dibley Lotus 47 Climax Fawdington and Ramsay

12

30

DNF

38

Peter Taggart/Keith Burnand Chevron B6 BMW Peter Taggart

12

40

DNF

8

Jo Siffert/Hans Herrmann Porsche 910 [026] Porsche System Engineering

11

3

DNF

51

Norman Abbott/Albert Powell Costin-Nathan GT Ford Autocadia

11

31

DNF

4

Phil Hill/Mike Spence Chaparral 2F [002] Chaparral Cars Inc.

10

1

DNF

42

Keith Greene/John Hine Lotus 47 Chris Barber

10

29

DNF

58

Chris Tuerlinx/”Roets”^ Hillman Imp Sunbeam Racing Belgium

9

64

DNF

123

Herbert Heimer/Wolfgang Bingemer Honda S800 Herbert Heimer

7

71

DNF

1

John Surtees/David Hobbs^ Lola T70 Mk.3 Aston Martin [SL73/101] Lola Cars/Team Surtees

6

2

DNF

90

Erich Bitter/Willy Kauhsen Abarth 1300 OT Abarth

6

27

DNF

114

Georges Hacquin/Yves Deprez^/Jacques Gheysens*/”Jean Pierre”* Matra Djet 5S Matra Benelux

5

60

DNF

25

Simon De Lautour/Mike Knight^ Lotus 47 Climax Winfield Racing

5

38

DNF

21

Giacomo Russo/Giancarlo Baghetti^/Teodoro Zeccoli* Alfa Romeo T33 Autodelta SpA

4

16

DNF

108

Joachim Kamousin/Siegfried Müllers^ Alfa Romeo Duetto Frankfurt Racing Club

3

53

DNF

31

Peter Mould/Chris Ashmore^ Abarth 1300 OT Abarth England

3

43

DNF

28

Ted Worswick/Peter Clarke^ TVR Grantura 1800S Peter Clarke

3

67

DNF

116

Eric de Keyn/Gustave Gosselin^ Matra Djet 5S Matra Benelux

2

57

DNF

26

Rico Steinemann/Dieter Spoerry^ Porsche 906 LE [153] Squadra Tartaruga

1

15

 

10th & 11th June 1967 – Le Mans 24 Hours

 

 

The 1967 running of Le Mans was again the pinnacle of the racing season with full entries from all of the main racing teams, Ford bringing no less than seven full entries, four for Holman & Moody, 2 for Shelby and 1 for Ford France. These entries were for four Mark IV’s and three Mark IIB’s and as usual had the pick of the great drivers including Gurney, Foyt, McLaren, Donohue, Andretti and Hulme. Providing some support were three of the JWA/ Gulf cars, two Mirage for Piper/ Thompson and Ickx/ Muir and a standard GT40 for Salmon/ Redman.

Ferrari countered with four works P4’s and three privately entered P3/412P’s. Amongst the other competitors, the Chaparral entry of two 2F’s for Jennings/ Johnson and Spence/ Phil Hill was expected to be fast but fragile. Porsche had two 907’s and two 910’s and Surtees had brought two T70 – Aston’s which would be there to pick up the pieces in the event of a Ferrari/ Ford collapse.

 

 

Qualifying showed the J cars to be very quick along with the lead Chaparral, collectively taking positions 1 thru 4 and 9th. The Mark IIB’s were in 5th, 6th and 14th, the Gulf’s in 15th, 16th and 18th, the Lola’s in 13th and 25th while the Ferrari 330P4’s were 7th, 10th, 11th and 12th  

 

Grid Top 10

 

1 – McLaren/ Donohue                                                 2 – Spence/ P. Hill

Ford Mark IV (J-5)                                                            Chaparral 2F (001)

3:24:4                                                                                    3:24:7

 

3 – Bianchi/ Andretti                                                      4 – Hulme/ Ruby

Ford Mark IV (J-7)                                                            Ford Mark IV (J-8)

3:25:3                                                                                    3:25:5

 

5 – Bucknum/ Hawkins                                                 6 – Gardner/ McCluskey

Ford GT40 Mark IIB (1047)                                            Ford GT40 Mark IIB (1031)

3:25:8                                                                                    3:26:4

 

7 – Scarfiotti/ Parkes                                                      8 – Rodriguez/ Baghetti

Ferrari 330P4 (0858)                                                        Ferrari 412P (0844)

3:28:9                                                                                    3:29:4

 

9 – Gurney/ Foyt                                                              10 – Mairesse/ Blaton  

Ford Mark IV (J-6)                                                            Ferrari 330P4 (0858)

3:29:8                                                                                    3:30:9

 

The race started at 4PM with Bucknum, Gardner, Rodriguez, Amon and Surtees leading the first lap, Surtees retirement on lap 3 being the first major car out for the day. Hulme in the #4 Mark IV had to pit for a minor issue and then took the race by the scuff of the neck setting three fastest laps on the way. Several of the Fords and the second Lola all had to pit for minor ailments and although Bucknum was leading at the 1 hour mark, Gurney and McLaren had their Mark IV’s up to 2nd and 3rd. Spence in the 2F was 4th and the Rodriguez, Amon and Scarfiotti Ferrari’s held down 5th, 6th and 7th.

The 2nd Lola went out with a broken camshaft on the 25th lap, leaving Spence briefly in the lead during the pitstops. Hill in the Chaparral lead from Foyt, Andretti and Donohue in their Mark IV’s after the first round of stops. Salmon was another early casualty after the car caught fire. Rodriguez in the NART P3/412P also went out after beaching his car at Virage and spent several hours trying to dig himself out, eventually forced to give up as night fell.

Foyt eventually passed the Chaparral before the inevitable transmission failure to the big Chaparral forced it out, almost but not quite handing the race to the Ford team. The Ferrari’s stayed close enough to keep the leaders honest without challenging at the early stages and this strategy worked until Amon had a tire explode in his P4 and the eventual sparks ignited the rear of the car leaving a very quick exit for both driver and car.

The overnight leader board was Gurney/ Foyt, Bianchi/ Andretti and McLaren/ Donhue with Scarfiotti/ Parkes a watching 4th.  McLaren eventually lost his clutch but after a lengthy stop continued. McCluskey, Andretti and Schlesser all went out on the same stretch of track at the Dunlop bridge after Andretti’s brakes failed. This left Scarfiotti/ Parkes in second and the certain win for Ford decidedly shaky.

Mairesse/ Blaton and Klass/ Sutcliffe in their P4’s were now ordered to pick up the pace, Ferrari sensing an unlikely victory. Bucknum/ Hawkins finally gave up having crawled around midpack when the engine during the early morning. The only change to the lead order came when Klass/ Sutcliffe retired at noon.

Fortunately for Ford the early margin the Ford’s had was so large that even a late race issue with a faulty tail cover and the precautionary slow down only dropped them down to a 2 lap lead over the Ferrari’s.

 

GT40

 

#1015 Mark IIB – Schlesser/ Ligier (Ford France) – Retired (Accident)

#1020 – Dumay/ Greder (Ford France) – Retired (engine)

#1026 – Salmon/ Redman (JWA) – Retired (Accident)

#1031 Mark IIB – Gardner/ McCluskey (Holman & Moody) – Retired (Accident)

#1042 – Maglioli/ Casoni (Filipinetti) – Retired (Engine)

#1047 Mark IIB – Bucknum/ Hawkins (Shelby USA) – Retired (Oil)

#M10001 Mirage – Piper/ Thompson (JWA) – Retired (Engine)

#M10003 Mirage – Ickx/ Muir (JWA) – Retired (Engine)

#J-5 Mark IV – McLaren/ Donohue (Holman & Moody) – 4th

#J-6 Mark IV – Gurney/ Foyt (Shelby USA) – 1st 

#J-7 Mark IV – Bianchi/ Andretti (Holman & Moody) – Retired (Accident)

#J-8 Mark IV – Hulme/ Ruby (Holman & Moody) – Retired (Accident)

 

Result

Pos Car # Drivers Car Entrant Laps Grid

1

1

Dan Gurney/A. J. Foyt/Bruce McLaren^ Ford Mk IV [J-6] Shelby American Inc.

388

9

2

21

Ludovico Scarfiotti/Mike Parkes Ferrari 330P4 [0858] SpA Ferrari SEFAC

384

7

3

24

Willy Mairesse/Jean Blaton/Mike Parkes^/Ludovico Scarfiotti^ Ferrari 330P4 [0856] Equipe Nationale Belge

377

10

4

2

Bruce McLaren/Mark Donohue/Peter Revson* Ford Mk IV [J-5] Shelby American Inc.

359

1

5

41

Jo Siffert/Hans Herrmann Porsche 907 [004] Porsche System Engineering

358

21

6

38

Rolf Stommelen/Jochen Neerspasch/Gijs van Lennep* Porsche 910 [016] Porsche System Engineering

351

29

7

37

Vic Elford/Ben Pon Porsche 906 [154] Porsche System Engineering

327

33

8

66

Gerhard Koch/Christian Poirot Porsche 906 [156] Christian Poirot

321

32

9

46

Henri Grandsire/José Rosinski Alpine A210 Renault Société des Automobiles Alpine

321

37

10

49

André de Cortanze/Alain LeGuellec Alpine A210 Renault [1723] Ecurie Savin-Calberson

318

44

11

28

Rico Steinemann/Dieter Spoerry/Andre Bungener^/Herbert Mueller^/Denis Borel^/Robert Blouin^/Jean-Daniel Grandjean^ Ferrari 275 GTB/C [9079] Scuderia Filipinetti

318

34

12

48

Roger Delageneste/Jacques Cheinisse/Andre de Cortanze^ Alpine A210 Renault [1721] Ecurie Savin-Calberson

311

41

13

45

Jean Vinatier/Mauro Bianchi Alpine A210 Renault [1726] Société des Automobiles Alpine

311

35

14

42

Robert Buchet/Herbert Linge Porsche 911S [308 176S] Auguste Veuillet

308

45

15

51

Clive Baker/Andrew Hedges Austin-Healey Sprite Donald Healey Motor Co.

289

53

NRF

57

Ronnie Bucknum/Paul Hawkins Ford Mk IIB [1047] Shelby American Inc.

271

5

NC

64

Marcel Martin/Jean Mesange Abarth 1300 OT Ecurie du Maine

262

54

DNF

19

Günther Klass/Peter Sutcliffe/Leo Cella* Ferrari 330P4 [0860] SpA Ferrari SEFAC

246

11

DNF

7

Mike Spence/Phil Hill Chaparral 2F [001] Chaparral Cars Inc.

225

2

DNF

47

Robert Bouharde/Jean-Claude Andruet/Jose Rosinski^ Alpine A210 Renault [1722] Société des Automobiles Alpine

219

40

DNF

23

Richard Attwood/Piers Courage Ferrari 330P3/412P [0854] Maranello Concessionnaires

207

17

DNF

56

Gérard Larrousse/Patrick Depailler/Henri Grandsire^ Alpine A210 Renault [1724] Société des Automobiles Alpine

204

43

DNF

55

Jean-Luc Thérier/François Chevalier Alpine M64 Renault North American Racing Team

201

48

DNF

3

Lucien Bianchi/Mario Andretti/Richie Ginther* Ford Mk IV [J-7] Holman & Moody

188

3

DNF

6

Jo Schlesser/Guy Ligier Ford Mk IIB [1015] Ford France

183

14

DNF

5

Frank Gardner/Roger McCluskey/Denny Hulme*/Lloyd Ruby*/Ronnie Bucknum* Ford Mk IIB [1031] Holman & Moody

179

6

DNF

9

Bob Bondurant/Dick Guldstrand Chevrolet Corvette Dana Chevrolet Inc.

167

31

DNF

29

Jean-Pierre Beltoise/Johnny Servoz-Gavin Matra M630 BRM [03] Matra Sports

155

26

DNF

25

Pedro Rodriguez/Giancarlo Baghetti/Masten Gregory* Ferrari 330P3/412P [0844] North American Racing Team

144

8

DNF

67

Pierre Boutin/Patrice Sanson/Sylvain Garant^ Porsche 911S [307 823 S] Pierre Boutin

134

50

DNF

16

Pierre Dumay/Henri Greder Ford GT40 [1020] Ford France S.A.

129

23

DNF

60

André Wicky/Philippe Farjon/Roland Lefevre^ Porsche 911S Philippe Farjon

126

46

DNF

8

Bruce Jennings/Bob Johnson Chaparral 2F [002] Chaparral Cars Inc.

91

24

DNF

18

Umberto Maglioli/Mario Casoni/Peter Sutcliffe*/Denis Borel* Ford GT40 [1042] Scuderia Filipinetti

116

20

DNF

20

Chris Amon/Nino Vaccarella/Lorenzo Bandini^ Ferrari 330P4 [0846] SpA Ferrari SEFAC

105

12

DNF

40

Jochen Rindt/Gerhard Mitter Porsche 907 [003] Porsche System Engineering

103

22

DNF

22

Jean Guichet/Herbert Müller Ferrari 330P3/412P [0848] Scuderia Filipinetti

88

19

DNF

4

Denny Hulme/Lloyd Ruby Ford Mk IV [J-8] Holman & Moody

86

4

DNF

39

Udo Schütz/Joe Buzzetta/Jochen Neerpasch* Porsche 910 [017] Porsche System Engineering

84

28

DNF

58

Philippe Vidal/Leo Cella/Eric Offenstadt* Alpine A210 Renault [1725] Société des Automobiles Alpine

67

39

DNF

14

David Piper/Richard Thompson/Brian Muir*/Richard Attwood* Mirage M1 Ford [M1.10001] John Wyer Automotive Engineering

59

16

DNF

17

Claude Dubois/Chris Tuerlinx/Gustave Gosselin*/Pierre Noblet* Shelby GT350 Claude Dubois

58

36

DNF

44

David Preston/John Wagstaff Lotus 47 Ford Team Elite

42

38

DNF

30

Jean-Pierre Jaussaud/Henri Pescarolo Matra M630 BRM [02] Matra Sports

35

27

DNF

53

André Guilhaudin/Alain Bertaut C.D. SP66C Peugeot SEC Automobiles CD

35

42

DNF

26

Chuck Parsons/Ricardo Rodriguez/Bob Grossman*/Jean de Mortemart* Ferrari 365P2 [0838] North American Racing Team

30

30

DNF

15

Jacky Ickx/Brian Muir^/Alan Rees*/Richard Thompson*/David Piper* Mirage M1 Ford [M.10003] John Wyer Automotive Engineering

29

15

DNF

12

Chris Irwin/Peter de Klerk^/John Surtees*/David Hobbs* Lola T70 Mk.3 Aston Martin [SL73/101] Lola Cars/Team Surtees

25

25

DNF

52

Claude Ballot-Léna/Denis Dayan/Alain Bertout* C.D. SP66C Peugeot SEC Automobiles CD

25

49

DNF

62

Mike Salmon/Brian Redman^ Ford GT40 [1026] John Wyer Automotive Engineering

20

18

DNF

54

Roger Nathan/Mike Beckwith^ Costin-Nathan Hillman Imp Roger Nathan Racing Ltd.

15

51

DNF

50

Chris Lawrence/Jem Marsh^/Tim Lalonde* Marcos Mini GT Marcos Racing Ltd.

13

52

DNF

11

John Surtees/David Hobbs^ Lola T70 Mk.3 Aston Martin [SL73/121] Lola Cars/Team Surtees

3

13

DNF

43

Jacques Dewez/Anton Fischhaber^/Jean Kerguen*/Vic Elford* Porsche 911S [308 101 S] Jacques Dewez

2

47

 

30th July 1967 – Brands Hatch 6 Hours 

 

Ferrari entered three of their new P4’s and they lined up 4th, 5th and 7th against which Ford had one of the Gulf/ JWA cars for Rodriguez/ Thompson, 9th. Porsche had four 910’s and a 907, 6th, 7th, 11th, 12th and 14th. Chaparral was 3rd and the Lola’s surprised everyone with 1st and 2nd. The drivers list for this round was star studded with no less than 7 past, current of future world F1 champions.

 

Surtees led Hawkins, Scarfiotti, Spence, Graham Hill at the end of the first lap, Hawkins the 2nd lap. Hulme was up to 5th, Surtees carbs flooded and he pitted. Hulme took 1st, Spence 2nd and Scarfiotti 3rd. Spence moved up to the lead while Scarfiotti had a flat tire, Rodriguez in the GT40 moved into the lead before pitting, leaving Phil Hill in the lead. Thompson crashed the GT40, putting it out of the race. The big Chaparral had a tire delaminate but continued. The Surtees/ Hobbs Lola had made it back up to 7th before it retired after its engine seized. Amon had successfully battled the McLaren Porsche for 2nd.

 

 GT40

 

#GT/112 – Sutton/ Bond (Sutton) – 16th

#1001 – Lucas/ Pike (Lucas) – Retired (Accident)

#1005 – Drury/ Holland (Drury) – 14th

#1022 – Liddell/ Gethin (Cuthbert) – 12th

#M10003 – Rodriguez/ Thompson (JWA/ Gulf) – Retired (Accident)

 

Result

Pos Car # Drivers Car Entrant Laps Group

1

1

Mike Spence/Phil Hill/Jim Hall* Chaparral 2F [001] Chaparral Cars Inc.

211

Prototype +2000

2

6

Chris Amon/Jackie Stewart Ferrari 330P4 [0860] SpA Ferrari SEFAC

211

Prototype +2000

3

11

Jo Siffert/Bruce McLaren/Brian Muir* Porsche 910 [028] Porsche System Engineering

209

Prototype +2000

4

12

Hans Herrmann/Jochen Neerspasch/Kurt Ahrens Jr* Porsche 907 [007] Porsche System Engineering

206

Prototype +2000

5

7

Ludovico Scarfiotti/Peter Sutcliffe Ferrari 330P4 [0856] SpA Ferrari SEFAC

206

Prototype +2000

6

8

Paul Hawkins/Jonathan Williams/Jackie Stewart^ Ferrari 330P4 [0858] SpA Ferrari SEFAC

204

Prototype +2000

7

9

Richard Attwood/David Piper Ferrari 330P3/412P [0854] Maranello Concessionaires

202

Prototype +2000

8

72

Tony Dean/Ben Pon Porsche 906 A. G. Dean (Racing) Ltd.

200

Sports 2000

9

29

John Miles/Jackie Oliver Lotus 47 Ford Lotus Components

197

Prototype 2000

10

55

Hugh Dibley/Roy Pierpoint/Mario Casoni* Ferrari 250LM [8165] David Piper

195

Sports +2000

11

25

Udo Schütz/Jochen Rindt/Gerhard Koch^/Lucien Bianchi* Porsche 910 [013] Porsche System Engineering

195

Prototype 2000

12

53

Eric Liddell/Peter Gethin Ford GT40 [1022] J. N. Cuthbert

193

Sports +2000

13

71

Dieter Spoerry/Rico Steinemann/George Drummond* Porsche 906 [134] Mike de Udy

192

Sports 2000

14

59

Terry J. Drury/Keith Holland/Alan Peer* Ford GT40 [1005] Terry J. Drury

190

Sports +2000

15

27

Digby Martland/Brian Muir Chevron B6 BMW Robert Ashcroft Racing

189

Prototype 2000

16

52

Julian Sutton/Richard Bond Ford GT40 [112] Peter Sutcliffe

188

Sports +2000

17

73

William Bradley/Michael Costin Porsche 906 [144] Midland Racing Partnership

181

Sports 2000

NRF

5

Peter Westbury/Michael De’Udy/Hugh Dibley* Lola T70 Mk.3 Chevrolet [SL73/105] Mike de Udy

179

Prototype +2000

18

57

David Prophet/Peter de Klerk Ferrari 250LM [6051] David Prophet

179

Sports +2000

19

30

Trevor Taylor/David Preston/John Wagstaff* Lotus 47 Ford Team Elite

178

Prototype 2000

NRF

56

John Fitzpatrick/Jeff Edmonds Ferrari 250LM [5897] Jeff Edmonds

175

Sports +2000

NRF

26

John Cardwell/Derek Bennett Chevron B4 BMW Chevron Cars

172

Prototype 2000

NRF

2

John Surtees/David Hobbs Lola T70 Mk.3 Chevrolet [SL73/121] Lola Cars

171

Prototype +2000

NC

75

Peter Jackson/Mike Crabtree/Rhoddy Harvey-Bailey* Lotus Elan Robert Gordon

 

Sports 2000

NC

74

Roger Enever/Alec Poole MG B Roger Enever

 

Sports 2000

NC

58

Ted Worswick/Peter Clark Austin-Healey 3000 Ted Worswick

 

Sports +2000

NC

76

Keith Burnand/Peter Taggart Lotus Elan Keith Burnand

 

Sports 2000

DNF

24

Vic Elford/Lucien Bianchi/Jochen Neerpasch* Porsche 910 [017] Porsche System Engineering

144

Prototype 2000

DNF

3

Pedro Rodriguez/Richard Thompson/Peter de Klerk^ Mirage M1 Ford [M.10003] John Wyer Automotive Engineering

87

Prototype +2000

DNF

4

Denny Hulme/Jack Brabham^/Sidney Taylor* Lola T70 Mk.3 Chevrolet [SL73/102] Sid Taylor Racing

60

Prototype +2000

DNF

32

John Hine/Keith Greene Lotus 47 Ford Chris Barber

56

Prototype 2000

DNF

10

Graham Hill/Jochen Rindt^ Porsche 910 [027] Porsche System Engineering

27

Prototype +2000

DNF

31

Chris Ashmore/Peter Mould^ Abarth 2000 OT Team Abarth

18

Prototype 2000

DNF

51

Charles Lucas/Roy Pike^ Ford GT40 [1001] Charles Lucas (Engineering)

10

Sports +2000

DNF

28

Brian Redman/Chris Williams^/David Bridges*/Allan Rollinson* Chevron B5 BRM [CH-DBE-1] David Bridges

1

Prototype 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967 – in review

 

The last of the GT/ Prototype years brought with it some sense of dominance from the Ford camp with them winning Le Mans and seemingly showing Ferrari a clean pair of heals at both Sebring and Le Mans, however as with so many things it wasn’t that clear. Ferrari ended up winning the manufacturers championship having entered every race bar Sebring, even then they had NART and others entered. Ford itself only entered Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans, winning the later two and Ferrari the former.

 

Mirage came out and proved to be by far the fastest of the Mark 1 runners, a portent for what was to come. Having said that the Mirage M1 was only loosely connected to the GT40 in the same way the Mark IV was. What was impressive was the performance of the JWA Mirage considering the size of the team which was very much a British garagiste albeit a highly professional one.

 

Meanwhile Porsche were showing that with more development they would be a force at every track and winning two rounds comprehensively. The final championship result was Ferrari with Porsche and Ford close behind. By winning the championship and Le Mans respectively Ferrari and Ford should have been happy with 1967.

 

 

 

 

 

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