1973 Chevron B26

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1973
  • Automobiltyp 
    Sonstige
  • Rennwagen 
    Ja
  • FIA-Papiere 
    Ja
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Restauriert
  • Zahl der Sitze 
    2
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Orange
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Derek Bennett was the individual responsible with the formation of Chevron Cars Ltd. He was a brilliant engineer, mostly self-taught, and had a talent for modifying, repairing, and sculpting automobiles. Near the close of the 1950's he began working in a shop in North England where he quickly developed a name for himself. When he was not working at the track, he could often be seen at nearby tracks where he raced mostly custom-built racing cars.

By 1973 the group 6 2 litre sports car championship was in full swing and the Chevron B26 was introduced for 1973 Springbok series.

Chassis 2 was driven by John Watson and Ian Schekter winning the 1973 Cape Town 500km race at Killarney.
For 1974 the car was one of two Chevron works entry and was driven by John Lepp, Peter Gethin, Vern Shuppan and John Watson.

The car then passed on to Bob Marsland and was extensively used in Interseries and International Sports Car events.

The car was also campaigned extensively in the Thundersports championship in the 80’s before ending up with Murray Smith in America in the early 2000’s. Following Smith’s ownership the car returned to the UK in 2011 and Chevron expert Martin O'Connell has since rebuilt the car.

3.11.73 - 9hr Kyalami - No 9. Scheckter/Watson - 5th
17.11.73 - Cape Town - No 1. Scheckter/Watson - 1st

1974
7.4.74 - Euro 2litre Paul Ricard - No 18. John Lepp - 3rd
5.5.74 - 1000km de Spa - No 22. Schuppan/Lepp/Schenken - NC
12.5.74 - Interserie Silverstone - No57. Peter Gethin - 5th
19.5.74 - Nurburgring 1000km - No 21. Gethin/Watson - 15th

1976
19.4.76 - RAC Silverstone - No? - Bob Marsland - 4th
25.4.76 - 4hr Monza - No 42 - Marsland/Muller - DNF
31.5.76 - RAC Oulton Park-¬‐ No? - Marsland-¬‐ 5th
13.6.76 - Interserie Zolder - No 53 - Marsland - 16th
15.8.76 - Zolder (S2.0) - No? - Marsland - 3rd

1977
24.4.77 - 500km Monza - No 26 - Marsland - DNA
24.7.77 - 500km Le Castellet - No15 - Marsland/Bracey - 11th
18.9.77 - Interseries Ulm - No? - Marsland - 13th
9.10.77 - Interseries Hockenheim - No? – Marsland - 16th