Ringwood XXXIV

Monday, July 26, 2021 @ The Ring

Returning to The Ring to kick off the remainder of the Scratch32 summer racing calendar three builders presented sixteen models covering four classes to the grid. Maserati, BRM and Ferrari would fight in 1950’s Grand Prix. Ferrari and BRM along with newcomers Brabham and Porsche would duke it out in the early 1960’s 1.5L Grand Prix. Then with larger displacement engines the later part of the 1960’s would see newcomers Matra and Eagle Weslake accompany the Japanese Honda Corporation. Finally, the 1970’s era would host a bevy of marks including Brabham, Shadow, Surtees and Tyrrell.

A new model was presented to the grid – #36 Eagle Weslake Mk1 piloted by Dan Gurney.

The grid for Ringwood XXXIV therefore lined up as follows:

1950’s Grand Prix:

  • Maserati 250F Snidely Whiplash #13
  • #8 – 1959 BRM P25 of Harry Schell
  • #11 – 1956 Ferrari D50 Type A of J.M. Fangio

1.5L Grand Prix:

  • 1964 #7 Ferrari 158 with John Surtees
  • 1961 #30 Porsche 804 with Dan Gurney
  • BRM 578 Stackpipe #8, Friedrich Von Fender Bender
  • Jack Brabham #1

3.0L Grand Prix:

  • Matra MS10 #26, Lyman Zerga
  • 1968 #8 Matra MS10 with J.P. Beltoise
  • 1966 #36 Eagle Weslake Mk1 with Dan Gurney
  • Gunther Honda #12
  • Marta J.P. Beltoise #12

1970’s Grand Prix:

  • Shadow DN1 #15, Indigo Montoya
  • 1974 #8 Brabham BT44 with Carlos Pace
  • 1971 #17 Tyrrell 003 with Jackie Stewart
  • Surtees Jochen Mass #19

Track maintenance was continuing as the green flag was about to fall, luckily the maintenance van busy distributing the last of the straw bales managed to clear the course before becoming a dangerous slow moving chicane. Pilots urged race director Fritz Stroebl to delay the start until after the work was done – in the interest of safety of course.

Official Results

1950’s Grand Prix:

  1. Maserati 250F Snidely Whiplash #13 – 72 Laps (14.721 ext.);
  2. #11 – 1956 Ferrari D50 Type A of J.M. Fangio – 70 (8.607);
  3. #8 – 1959 BRM P25 of Harry Schell – 70 (12.132).

1.5L Grand Prix:

  1. 1964 #7 Ferrari 158 with John Surtees – 71 Laps (13.823 ext.);
  2. Jack Brabham #1 – 69 (8.972);
  3. BRM 578 Stackpipe #8, Friedrich Von Fender Bender – 69 (10.810);
  4. 1961 #30 Porsche 804 with Dan Gurney – 68 (3.423).

3.0L Grand Prix:

  1. 1966 #36 Eagle Weslake Mk1 with Dan Gurney – 82 Laps (14.486 ext.);
  2. Matra J.P. Beltoise #12 – 77 (12.532);
  3. Matra MS10 #26, Lyman Zerga – 74 (10.745).
  • 1968 #8 Matra MS10 with J.P. Beltoise (DNS)
  • Gunther Honda #12 (DNS)

1970’s Grand Prix:

  1. 1971 #17 Tyrrell 003 with Jackie Stewart – 85 Laps (2.612 ext.);
  2. Shadow DN1 #15, Indigo Montoya – 82 (4.175);
  3. Surtees Jochen Mass #19 – 81 (3.145);
  4. 1974 #8 Brabham BT44 with Carlos Pace – 79 (8.131).

Cheers to F1nutz and Ken for helping kick off the summer racing calendar at The Ring… now that the rust is gone it looks to be full speed ahead! Until next time, happy building and more importantly, happy racing!

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