This section examines the privateer Lotus Cortina Mk 1 cars that raced in the BTCC series from 1963 to 1968.

It is organised by date of entry into the series, so Willment, for example, entered the series at the end of 1963 alongside the Team Lotus cars…and carried on throughout 1964, 1965 and 1966. So they are first in the list.

Willment does stand out as probably not really belonging in this section, as it raced near-works cars and had support from the factory. I would like to put them in a section on their own, but unfortunately I cannot find out anything about them. As usual, if you have any information, please get in touch.

 

Race Proved By Willment

980 BOO (1963) Jack Sears

BTW 298B (1964, 65) W Brausch Niemann, Jack Sears, Boley Pittard

BTW 299B (1964, 65) Bob Olthoff

BTW 300B (1964, 65) Frank Gardner

66 – Tony Dean, Paul Hawkins

 

David Haynes

DBH 250 (1964)

 

Chris Craft

(1964)

 

Mc Kechnie Engineering

MAC 1 (1964) Trevor Fowler / Innes Ireland

 

Moto Baldet Racing

758 FNV (1964, 65) Andre Baldet

 

Farnborough Racing Enterprises

1 JON (1964, 65) John Nicholson / Jon Derisley

 

John Coundley Racing Partnership

(1964, 65) Mrs P. Coundley / John Coundley / Tom Fletcher

 

Red Rose Motors (Chester)

(1964) Jackie Stewart

 

Moonraker Racing

2 CAM (1964) Roger Swanton

 

Roger Mac

(1964)

 

Jackie Bond-Smith

(no registration) (1964, 65)

 

Jack Newman

754 URO (1964, 65)

 

Graham Lynch

(1964)

 

Curtis Smith Racing Team

958 UNK (1964, 65, 66) Robin Smith

 

H.W. Epps

(1965) Bill Vaughan

 

Bill Shaw

(1965)

 

Team Fife

(1965) Tom Simpson

 

Shaw-Johnson Racing

(1965) Bill Shaw

 

Autocadia Racing

758 FNV (ex-Moto Baldet) (1966, 67 ) Brian Newton

later in 1966 as private entry (Brian and 758 FNV)

 

R. Burton

(1966)

 

Vince Woodman Motors

VMW 1 (1966) Vince Woodman

VMW 4  (1966)  John Hine

 

Will Beers

(1966)

 

G. Amos

BJH 417B (ex Team Lotus) (1966)

 

Goodwin Engineering

(1966) Ralph Gravely

 

Molyneux West & Co. Ltd

(1966)  Ken Coffey (car 1)

Cyril Williams (car 2)