BRDC Historic Sports Cars: Silverstone & Oulton Park
A capacity field contested the non-championship British Grand Prix support race at Silverstone, but the event was overshadowed by the death of David Heynes when his Lotus 15 crashed at Becketts (see page 6).
While John Harper made a tardy getaway in his Cooper Monaco, Julian Bronson catapulted his thunderous Lister-Chevrolet into a brief lead. Further back, Frank Sytner started his Cooper Monaco from the rear of the grid after losing two crown-wheel and pinions in three days. Frank made up 14 places before Copse!
However, Harper soon regained control and held off Nick Linney’s Lister Knobbly for a deserved victory. Incredibly, Sytner had tigered his way through to third by the end of 12 laps.
A week earlier, the impressive Linney had bagged a victory in a thinly supported championship encounter at Oulton Park. Win Percy’s older D-type Jaguar gave chase on this occasion.