Magnificent Oldtimer Grand prix at Nurburgring

The Automobilclub von Deutschland’s 28th annual Oldtimer Grand Prix featured a tremendous programme of races at the Niirburgring on 4-6 August, starting with a 400km Marathon on the Nordschleife.

The enduro featured a diverse range of cars, from Ferrari 250GTs to a BMW 700, but Swedes Tommy Brorsson and Freddy Kottulinsky won through in a Lotus Elan, from the Porsche 904 of Klaus-Dieter Frers and Erwin Derichs. Britons Allen Lloyd and Gerry Wainwright brought their Jaguar E-type home fourth despite a shunt in qualifying, while Martin Stretton set fastest lap in Dieter Streve-Muhlens’ Porsche 904 GTS, at 88.6mph.

The FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Championship round saw American Duncan Dayton win from pole in his Williams FWO7C, to become the fourth winner in five rounds. Steve Hitchins outfoxed Joaquin Folch in heavy traffic to snatch second, and closed the gap to points leader Stretton.

An Alfa Romeo and Lotus Cortina beat the Lloyd/Wainwright Mustang in the FIA Touring Car race; Lloyd won the GT event with his Ford GT40, and Martin Walford took FJ honours in his ex-Peter Arundell Lotus 22.

In the International Supersports Cup round Jost Kalisch spun his BRM P154 in the path of Chris Chiles’ March 717 while hounding Charles Agg’s 707. Both were extensively damaged in the melee, but returned on Sunday, when Chiles carved through to harry Agg, who nevertheless won again.

Ottokar Jacobs’s Porsche 917/10 just lost out to Jonathan Baker’s Alfa Romeo T33 after several lead changes in the European Sports Prototype races, while the BRM P261s of Thomas Bscher and Richard Attwood shared HGPCA Pre-66 spoils. Bscher also took Saturday’s Pre-60 counter in a Maserati 250F, after an early scrap with Barrie Baxter’s Tec-Mec, but Philip Walker’s Lotus 16 won on Sunday. Richard Austin’s Lotus 19 was the top ’50s sportscar. MP