Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

 sport Ultimatecarpage.com  > Cars by brand  > Great Britain  > Chevron
Racing cars  > Other Sportscars
     B19 Cosworth
Car search:
Quick Advanced 


  Chevron B19 Cosworth
 

  Article Image gallery (246) Chassis (4) B19-71-5 Specifications User Comments (1)  
Click here to open the Chevron B19 Cosworth  gallery   
Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1971
Numbers built:35
Designed by:Derek Bennett
Predecessor:Chevron B16 Cosworth
Successor:Chevron B21 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 13, 2009
Download: All images
Chassis: B19-71-5
The first of a pair of B19s sold to Denys Dobbie's DART team, chassis B19-71-5 debuted in the BOAC 1000 km at Brands Hatch. Driven by John Miles and Graham Birrell, it finished seventh overall and first in the 2-litre class. Miles and Birrell would race the car together and also separately throughout the year with considerable a lot more success. It was also driven to victory in a very wet Martini Trophy at Silverstone by Autodelta factory driver Toine Hezemans. The subsequent owners continued to race the car in minor events and also made an unsuccessful attempt to qualify for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1973. The B19 was then sold to the United States where it was raced in SCCA Northeast region events from 1975 through to 1981 by Bob Thomas. By the time Thomas ended the car's contemporary racing career, it had competed in as many as 90 races.

It passed through to several hands during the mid 1980s until it was eventually acquired in a dismantled state and with a lot of spares by George Hurd in 1988. At around the same time, Hurd also bought chassis B19-71-2, which had been raced in Marathon colours by Bill Barber in the early 1970s. Once restored, the B19 was raced extensively by Hurd's mechanic Robert Hubbs and Brian Redman between 1991 and 2003. As the original chassis plate had been lost and as Hubbs did not recall the number, he decided to log the car as chassis 31, which matched the car's Arch Motors number that was stamped in the frame. In 2014, the car was acquired by Martin Lauber. To complicate things further, it was accompanied by the SCCA log book of B19-71-2. Lauber believed he owned the ex-Marathon car, so he painted the car in these colours.

By the late 2010s, a Belgian historic racer purchased the car from Lauber and also managed to buy B19-71-2, so that car could be reunited once more with its original log book. The current owner traced the history back to the DART car and had the car re-painted again and now to the familiar dark blue of Denys Dobbie's successful outfit.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1971
First owner Denys Dobbie
Last known location Belgian Historic Racer
Appearances

2020 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort 2020 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort 2020 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort 2020 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort
2020 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort 2020 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort 2020 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort 2018 Spa Six Hours
2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours
2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours
2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours 2015 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
2014 Monterey Motorsports Reunion

  Article Image gallery (246) Chassis (4) B19-71-5 Specifications User Comments (1)