1963 British Saloon Car Championship

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1963 British Saloon Car Championship
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The 1963 British Saloon Car Championship was a British motor racing series for Group 2 Touring Cars. The championship was contested over eleven races commencing on 30 March at Snetterton and concluding on 28 September at the same circuit.[1] It was the sixth British Saloon Car Championship.

The championship was won by Jack Sears driving a Ford Cortina GT, a Ford Galaxie and a Ford Cortina Lotus.

Calendar & Winners[edit]

All races were held in the United Kingdom. Overall winners of multi-class races are shown below in bold.

Round Circuit Date Class A Winner Class B Winner Class C Winner Class D Winner
1 Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 30 March United Kingdom Mick Clare
(Morris Mini Cooper)
United Kingdom Peter Harper
(Sunbeam Rapier Series IIIA)
None (no entries?) United Kingdom Roy Salvadori
(Jaguar Mk II 3.8)
2 Oulton Park, Cheshire 6 April United Kingdom John Whitmore
(Austin Mini Cooper)
United Kingdom Jack Sears
(Ford Cortina GT)
None (no entries?) United Kingdom Graham Hill
(Jaguar Mk II 3.8)
3 Goodwood Circuit, West Sussex 15 April United Kingdom John Whitmore
(Austin Mini Cooper)
United Kingdom Jack Sears
(Ford Cortina GT)
None (no entries) United Kingdom Graham Hill
(Jaguar Mk II 3.8)
4 Aintree Motor Racing Circuit, Liverpool 27 April United Kingdom John Whitmore
(Austin Mini Cooper)
United Kingdom Jack Sears
(Ford Cortina GT)
None (no entries?) United Kingdom Graham Hill
(Jaguar Mk II 3.8)
5 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 11 May United Kingdom John Whitmore
(Austin Mini Cooper S)
United Kingdom Jimmy Blumer
(Ford Cortina GT)
None (no entries?) United Kingdom Jack Sears
(Ford Galaxie)
6 A Crystal Palace, London 3 June United Kingdom John Whitmore
(Austin Mini Cooper S)
Not contested.
B Not contested. United Kingdom Jimmy Blumer
(Ford Cortina GT)
None (no entries) United Kingdom Jack Sears
(Ford Galaxie)
7 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 20 July United Kingdom John Whitmore
(Austin Mini Cooper S)
South Africa Bob Olthoff
(Ford Cortina GT)
United Kingdom Alan Mann
(Ford Zodiac Mk 3)
United Kingdom Jack Sears
(Ford Galaxie)
8 Brands Hatch, Kent 5 August United Kingdom John Whitmore
(Austin Mini Cooper S)
South Africa Bob Olthoff
(Ford Cortina GT)
None (no entries) United Kingdom Jim Clark
(Ford Galaxie)
9 Brands Hatch, Kent 14 September United Kingdom John Whitmore
(Austin Mini Cooper S)
United Kingdom David Haynes
(Ford Cortina GT)
None (no entries) South Africa Bob Olthoff
(Ford Galaxie)
10 Oulton Park, Cheshire 21 September United Kingdom Edward Lewis
(Morris Mini Cooper S)
United Kingdom Jack Sears
(Ford Cortina Lotus)
None (no entries) United States Dan Gurney
(Ford Galaxie)
11 Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 28 September United Kingdom John Whitmore
(Austin Mini Cooper S)
United Kingdom Jim Clark
(Ford Cortina GT)
None (no entries?) Australia Jack Brabham
(Ford Galaxie)

Note: Cars competed in four classes:

  • Class A: Up to 1300cc
  • Class B: 1301 to 2000cc
  • Class C: 2001 to 3000cc
  • Class D: Over 3000cc [1]

Championship results[edit]

Pos. [1] Driver Car Points
1 United Kingdom Jack Sears Ford Cortina GT
Ford Galaxie
Ford Cortina Lotus
71
2 United Kingdom John Whitmore Austin Mini Cooper
Austin Mini Cooper S
69
3 United Kingdom Graham Hill Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Ford Galaxie
49
4 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Jaguar Mk II 3.8
Ford Galaxie
38
5 United Kingdom Jimmy Blumer Ford Cortina GT 33
6 United Kingdom Paddy Hopkirk Morris Mini Cooper
Morris Mini Cooper S
30
7 South Africa Bob Olthoff Ford Cortina GT 28
= United Kingdom Christabel Carlisle Morris Mini Cooper
Morris Mini Cooper S
28
9 United Kingdom Peter Harper Sunbeam Rapier Series IIIA 23
10 United Kingdom David Haynes Ford Cortina GT 22

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