1969 British Saloon Car Championship season

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1969 British Saloon Car Championship
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The 1969 British Saloon Car Championship, was the 12th season of the championship. The title was won by Alec Poole in a Mini Cooper S.[1][2]

Teams & Drivers[edit]

Team Car Drivers Class Rounds
Andrew Mylius Graphics Hillman Imp United Kingdom Mike Freeman A 2, 4, 6, 9–10, 12
Bob Fox Mini Cooper S 970 United Kingdom David Buckett A 2, 9
Mini Cooper S B 12
D.J. Bond Racing Ford Anglia Netherlands Liane Engeman A 1, 5–6
Don Moore Mini Cooper S 970 United Kingdom Rob Mason A All
Equipe Arden Mini Cooper S 970 Republic of Ireland Alec Poole A 1–11
George Bevan Racing Hillman Imp United Kingdom Bill McGovern A 12
Ian McDougall Ford Anglia United Kingdom Gerry Edmonds A 12
Leonard Ward Racing Ford Anglia United Kingdom Lawrie Hickman A 1–2
Ford Escort 1.0 A 4–12
Norman & Birch (Hanley) Racing Hillman Imp United Kingdom Terry Watts A 2
Team Radio Veronica Abarth 1000 TCR Netherlands Rein Zwolsman A 5, 12
Unknown Ford Anglia United Kingdom Terry McNally A 2
Unknown Ford Anglia United Kingdom Les Nash A 1–6, 8–12
Unknown Hillman Imp United Kingdom Jeremy Nightingale A 1, 4–6, 9–10, 12
Unknown Mini Cooper United Kingdom Colin Youle A 1–2, 5–6, 10–12
Alan Peer Ford Escort 1300 GT United Kingdom Roger Taylor B 3
Alexander Engineering Co. Mini Cooper S United Kingdom Martin Raymond B 1–2, 6–7
Britax-Cooper-Downton Mini Cooper S United Kingdom Steve Neal B All
United Kingdom Gordon Spice B All
British Leyland Motor Corporation Mini Cooper S United Kingdom John Handley B 1–7, 9–11
United Kingdom John Rhodes B 1–7, 9–11
British Vita Racing Mini Cooper S United Kingdom Barrie Williams B 8–12
Ford Escort TC Finland Hannu Mikkola C 12
Cars and Car Conversions Mini Cooper S United Kingdom Peter Lague B 1–4, 9, 11
JCB Excavators Ltd. Mini Cooper S United Kingdom Roger Enever B 4, 6–8, 10–12
Mini 7 Club Mini Cooper S United Kingdom Martin Ridehalgh B 1–2, 4–5, 12
Roger Taylor Ford Escort 1300 GT United Kingdom Alan Peer B 1
Ford Escort TC United Kingdom Roger Taylor C 1
Team Broadspeed Ford Escort 1300 GT United Kingdom Chris Craft B All
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick B All
Top Gear Racing of Enfield Mini Cooper S United Kingdom David Alexander B 1–2, 9, 11
VMW Motors Ford Escort 1300 GT United Kingdom Vince Woodman B 1–3, 10–12
Unknown Mini Cooper S United Kingdom Jonathan Buncombe B 1–2, 4–8, 10–12
Unknown Mini Cooper S United Kingdom Brian Chatfield B 4
Unknown Mini Cooper S United Kingdom Ken Costello B 1, 3, 11
Unknown Mini Cooper S United Kingdom Desmond Gibb B 5, 8
Unknown Mini Cooper S United Kingdom Terry Harmer B 1
Unknown Mini Cooper S United Kingdom Bob Jones B 12
Unknown Mini Cooper S United Kingdom Geoff Mabbs B 5
Unknown Mini Cooper S United Kingdom Mac Ross B 1–2
A.G. Dean (Racing) Ltd. Ford Lotus Cortina United Kingdom Tony Dean C 1–2
Ford Escort TC United Kingdom Brian Robinson C 1–2
Alpina BMW 2002 TI Austria Dieter Quester C 3–4
Byker Hill Garage Ltd. Ford Escort TC United Kingdom Brian Robinson C 3–6, 9–12
Ford Lotus Cortina C 7–8
Demetriou Group Porsche 911 United Kingdom Nick Faure C 1–6, 11–12
Duncan Hamilton Racing Ford Escort TC United Kingdom John Hine C 9–12
United Kingdom Peter Westbury 5
John Willment Automobiles Ford Escort TC United Kingdom Mike Crabtree C All
Lach 69/SRT Holland Porsche 911 Netherlands Toine Hezemans C 12
Melton Racing Ford Escort TC United Kingdom Barry Pearson C 1–3, 5–12
Paddy McNally Porsche 911 T United Kingdom Charles Lucas C 1
Paul Vestey Porsche 911 T United States Roy Pike C 11
Rasmussen Porsche 911 S Denmark Sven Engstrøm C 12
Team Diamond Ford Escort TC United Kingdom Rod Mansfield C All
Willy Kay Ford Escort TC United Kingdom Willy Kay C 6–7, 9–10, 12
United Kingdom Willie Green 8, 11
Unknown Ford Escort TC Denmark Tom Belsø C 5
Unknown Ford Escort TC United Kingdom John Bloomfield C 12
Unknown Ford Escort TC United Kingdom Terry Drury C 11
Unknown Ford Lotus Cortina Mk2 Peter Jackson C 4–5
Unknown Ford Escort TC United Kingdom Pat Mannion C 6–8, 10–12
Alan Mann Racing Ford Escort TC (s/c) Australia Frank Gardner D All
Biggleswade Ford Mustang Australia Brian Muir D 12
Bill Shaw Racing Ford Falcon Sprint United Kingdom David Howes D 12
United Kingdom Roy Pierpoint D 1–5, 11–12
Chevrolet Camaro D 6–10
David Howes Ford Falcon Sprint United Kingdom Mike Moore D 9
Malcolm Gartlan Racing Ford Falcon Sprint Australia Brian Muir D 1–2, 4
Ovaltine Racing Chevrolet Camaro United Kingdom Martin Thomas D 2, 5
Unknown Ford Falcon Sprint Republic of Ireland Martin Birrane D All
Unknown Vauxhall Viva GT (s/c) United Kingdom Mike Davies D 1, 6, 11
Unknown Chevrolet Camaro United Kingdom Hugh Dibley D 11
Unknown Ford Falcon Sprint United Kingdom Dennis Leech D 5–12
Unknown Chevrolet Camaro Mike Kearon D 7, 10
Unknown Ford Falcon Sprint United Kingdom Terry Sanger D All
Unknown Ford Mustang United Kingdom John Williamson D 6
Icon Class
A 0-1000cc
B 1001-1300cc
C 1301-2000cc
D Over 2000cc

Calendar & Winners[edit]

Overall winners in bold.

Round Circuit Date Class A Winner Class B Winner Class C Winner Class D Winner
1 England Brands Hatch, Kent 16 March Republic of Ireland Alec Poole United Kingdom Gordon Spice United Kingdom Mike Crabtree United Kingdom Roy Pierpoint
2 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 30 March Republic of Ireland Alec Poole United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick United Kingdom Mike Crabtree Australia Frank Gardner
3 England Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 4 April Republic of Ireland Alec Poole United Kingdom Chris Craft United Kingdom Nick Faure United Kingdom Roy Pierpoint
4 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 7 April Republic of Ireland Alec Poole United Kingdom Chris Craft United Kingdom Rod Mansfield United Kingdom Roy Pierpoint
5 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 17 May Republic of Ireland Alec Poole United Kingdom Chris Craft United Kingdom Barry Pearson United Kingdom Roy Pierpoint
6 A England Crystal Palace, London 26 May United Kingdom Rob Mason United Kingdom Gordon Spice Not contested.
B Not contested. United Kingdom Mike Crabtree Australia Frank Gardner
7 A England Mallory Park, Leicestershire 29 June United Kingdom Lawrie Hickman United Kingdom Gordon Spice*
United Kingdom Chris Craft*
Not contested.
B Not contested. United Kingdom Rod Mansfield United Kingdom Dennis Leech
8 England Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire 12 July United Kingdom Lawrie Hickman United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick United Kingdom Rod Mansfield United Kingdom Roy Pierpoint
9 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 19 July Republic of Ireland Alec Poole United Kingdom Chris Craft United Kingdom John Hine United Kingdom Roy Pierpoint
10 England Oulton Park, Cheshire 16 August Republic of Ireland Alec Poole United Kingdom Chris Craft United Kingdom Mike Crabtree United Kingdom Dennis Leech
11 England Brands Hatch, Kent 1 September United Kingdom Lawrie Hickman United Kingdom Chris Craft United Kingdom Mike Crabtree United Kingdom Dennis Leech
12 England Brands Hatch, Kent 19 October United Kingdom Lawrie Hickman United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick United Kingdom Barry Pearson Australia Frank Gardner
  • Dead heat.

Championship results[edit]

Driver's championship
Pos. Driver Car [3] Points
1 Republic of Ireland Alec Poole Austin Mini Cooper S 970 76
2 England Chris Craft Ford Escort 1300 GT 67
3 Australia Frank Gardner Ford Escort Twin Cam 58
4 England Mike Crabtree Ford Escort Twin Cam 54
5 England Gordon Spice Morris Mini Cooper S 46
6 Rob Mason Austin Mini Cooper S 970 44

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