March 25, 2019 – The Ring

Ringwood XXIX

Transporters were loaded, registrations tallied and track preparations were underway for our most successful repeating event at The Ring.Twenty nine models would participate – which would be King of the Ring?

New Models:

1950’s Grand Prix:

#5 – Carroll Shelby (Maserati 250F)

1970’s Grand Prix:

#4 – Carlos Pace (Brabham BT44) [74GP004-1JO]

Returning Entries:

1950’s Grand Prix:

#16 – Joachim Bonnier (Maserati 250F) [57GP016-1JM]

#18 – Jose Froilan Gonzalez (Vanwall VW/56) [56GP018-1JM]

#12 – Jose Froilan Gonzalez (Ferrari 375) [51GP012-1MA]

#8 – Harry Schell (BRM P25) [59GP008-1AT]

#11 – J.M. Fangio (Ferrari D50 Type A) [56GP011-1AT]

#2 – J.M. Fangio (Ferrari D50 Type A) [56GP002-1JO]

#4 – Lovely PETE (Lotus 16) [59GP004-1JO]

1.5L Grand Prix:

#8 – Friedrich von Fender Bender (BRM P578) [62GP008-1KM]

#4 – Phil Hill (Ferrari 156) [62GP004-1JM]

#30 – Dan Gurney (Porsche 804) [62GP030-1JM]

#1 – Jack Brabham (Cooper T53) [60GP001-1MA]

#2 – Graham Hill (BRM P61) [61GP002-1MA]

#30 – Dan Gurney (Porsche 804) [61GP030-1AT]

#7 – John Surtees (Ferrari 158) [64GP007-1AT]

3.0L Grand Prix:

#11 – Jackie Stewart (Matra MS10) [68GP011-1JM]

#11 – Jacky Ickx (BT26) [69GP011-1JM]

#9 – Dan Gurney (Eagle Westlake Mk1) [68GP009-1JM]

#8 – J.P. Beltoise (Matra MS10) [68GP008-1AT]

#12 – Ritchie Ginther (Honda RA273) [66GP012-1AT]

#18 – John Surtees (Honda RA273) [66GP018-1JO]

1970’s Grand Prix:

#9 – Francois Cevert (Tyrrell 002) [71GP009-1JM]

#3 – Patrick Depailler (Tyrrell 007) [75GP003-1MA]

#8 – Carlos Pace (Brabham BT44) [74GP008-1AT]

#17 – Jackie Stewart (Tyrrell 003) [71GP017-1AT]

#15 – Graham Hill (Shadow DN1) [74GP015-1AT]

#4 – Carlos Pace (Brabham BT44) [74GP004-1JO]

#11 – James Hunt (McLaren M23) [76GP011-1JO]

All in all twenty nine models were crammed into the paddock at The Ring for what would promise to be an exciting evening of historic open wheel racing.

For the first time when multiple models from a builder completed at least one full heat within that builder’s rotation each model’s projected race result would determine that model’s final race position.

1950’s Grand Prix Results – Overall:

  1. #11 – J.M. Fangio (Ferrari D50 Type A) 75 (9.379 ext.);
  2. #5 – C. Shelby (Maserati 250F) 74 (11.377);
  3. #16 – J. Bonnier (Maserati 250F) 74 (13.199);
  4. #12 – J.F. Gonzalez (Ferrari 375) 74 (14.384);
  5. #18 – J.F. Gonzalez (Vanwall VW/56) 72 (16.830);
  6. #4 – L. Pete (Lotus 16) 71 (11.538);
  7. #2 – J.M. Fangio (Ferrari D50 Type A) 70 (14.268);
  8. #8 – H. Schell (BRM P25) 68 (11.243).

 1.5L Grand Prix Results – Overall;

  1. #7 – John Surtees (Ferrari 158) 75 Laps (10.405 ext.);
  2. #4 – Phil Hill (Ferrari 156) 75 (10.580);
  3. #2 – Graham Hill (BRM P61) 72 (12.956);
  4. #8 – Friedrich von Fender Bender (BRM P578) 71 (12.722).

 3.0L Grand Prix Results – Overall:

  1. #8 – J.P. Beltoise (Matra MS10) 87 Laps (17.913 ext.);
  2. #11 – Jacky Ickx (BT26) 84 (11.787);
  3. #18 – John Surtees (Honda RA273) 83 (20.324);
  4. #11 – Jackie Stewart (Matra MS10) 81 (14.988);
  5. #12 – Ritchie Ginther (Honda RA273) 75 (9.997).

 1970’s Grand Prix Results – Overall:

  1. #8 – Carlos Pace (Brabham BT44) 87 Laps (4.803 ext.);
  2. #15 – Graham Hill (Shadow DN1) 87 (5.799);
  3. #9 – Francois Cevert (Tyrrell 002) 83 (12.278);
  4. #17 – Jackie Stewart (Tyrrell 003) 81 (10.233);
  5. #11 – James Hunt (McLaren M23) 81 (13.605);
  6. #3 – Patrick Depailler (Tyrrell 007) 80 (9.457);
  7. #4 – Carlos Pace (Brabham BT44) 78 (10.377

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