In our report last month of the 1965 International Gold Cup Meeting at Oulton Park the winner of the saloon-car race was shown as Jack Brabham (Mustang). However, after we closed for press we heard that the Mustang had been disqualified because its triple valve springs were not shown on the homologation form, leaving Clark (Lotus Cortina) the overall winner. This development had one or two repercussions, the most important being the winning of his class by Roy Pierpoint (Mustang), who gained enough points in so doing to clinch the B.R.S.C.C. Saloon-Car Championship. Had Brabham’s win been allowed, Warwick Banks (Mini-Cooper), who won the under-1,000-c.c. class, would have kept the championship trophy with which he was presented at the end of the race.
Strange, though, that the question of valve springs did not arise at Brands Hatch on August Bank Holiday Monday when Brabham, in the same Alan Brown Mustang, won the Ilford Films Trophy for saloon cars.—G. P.