MG Racing Results 1963-1978

More-or-less complete results for the MGB, MGB GT, MG C, and a few prototypes (notably the lightweight MGC GTS's with special alloy body panels) in the World Championship series from 1962 to 1978, as well as other classic races and rallyes of the era. The MGA, Midget, and other MG cars were also very successful in racing (the MG name was built largely on its achievements in racing) but they are outside the scope of this project.

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The success that these often only moderately tuned MGBs had in racing serves as testimony to their balance of performance and reliability. MG has always had to struggle against their parent company's bean counters to race and when BMC merged to become BL in 1969 and the Competitions Department at Abingdon was dissolved, factory MG motorsport came to a halt. Fortunately, MG has always had a close relationship with private entrants. For a full history of MG racing, rallying and record setting read one of the definative MG histories, MG by McComb or MG The Untold Story by David Knowles (available in the Store)

If you can fill in any gaps, add new information, or correct anything please contact the webmaster or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

A very interesting article on the history of the MGC GTS factory racers can be found by clicking here.
(Thanks to Chicagoland MG Club)

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Class or overall wins are marked with a . Position in class is given in brackets after overall position.

Thanks to Bob Neville for providing several events.
John Chatham also had a personal MGC GTS, registration MNF 420 G. Sweeeet!

Safety Fast! - Skye

24h du Mans
Year Driver Car Entrant Position Laps Comments
1963 Alan Hutcherson (USA)
Paddy Hopkirk (IRL)
#31 MGB Hardtop
7 DBL (drop nose)
Alan Hutcherson 12 (7 GT) ? Spent 85 minutes stuck
in a sandbank at the end
of the Mulsanne Straight.
1964 Andrew Hedges (GB)
Paddy Hopkirk (IRL)
#37 MGB Hardtop
BMO 541B
British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
19 (12 GT) ? avg 99.9mph
1965 Paddy Hopkirk (IRL)
Andrew Hedges (GB)
#39 MGB
DRX 255C
British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
11 (4 GT) 282 -
Rallye Monte Carlo
Year Driver Car Entrant Position Laps Comments
1964 Morley brothers MGB
7 DBL
? ? (1)
GT
?  
1966 ? #183 MGB
GRX 307D
? ? ?  
1970 John Sprinzel
Gerry Ryan
MGC GT
WLL 70G
? ? ?  
Targa Florio
Year Driver Car Entrant Position Laps Comments
1966 Timo Makinen
John Rhodes (GB)
#64 MGB British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
9 (1)
GT
10 -
1966 John Handley
Andrew Hedges (GB)
#66 MGB British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
15 9 -
1967 Paddy Hopkirk (IRL)
Timo Makinen
#230 MGC GTS
MBL 546E
British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
9 (3)
Not Placed
?  
1967 Andrew Hedges
Alec Poole
#? MGB
MBL 547E
British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
DNF ? Accident
1968 Paddy Hopkirk (IRL)
Andrew Hedges (GB)
#130 MGB GT 2000
LBL 591E
British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
(2) GT 9 -
1968 Brown (GB)
Tony Fall
#202 MGB JCB Ltd. 24 9 -
1970 J. Chatham
A. Harvey
#41 MGC GTS
? 31 ?  
Monza - 1000km
Year Driver Car Entrant Position Laps Comments
1967 Enever (GB)
Poole (GB)
MGB British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
16 76 -
1968 Enever (GB)
Baker (GB)
MGB ? 17 78 -
1968 Brown (GB)
Fall
MGB JCB Excavators DNQ ?  
Nürburgring - 500km
Year Driver Car Entrant Position Laps Comments
1963 Milne
Sheppard
MG(B?) ? 3
GT
20 -
1964 Greene (GB) MG(B?) ? 13 (3)
P
21 -
1964 E. Milhe MG(B?) ? 13 (4)
P
21 -
Nürburgring - 1000km
Year Driver Car Entrant Position Laps Comments
1964 Andrew Hedges (GB)
Keith Greene (GB)
#119 MG(B?) BMC? 24 39 -
1964 Foster
Chris Martyn
#118 MG(B?) BMC? 27 39 -
1966 Bieber
Scherrer (CH)
#103 MGB ? ? ? Not classified
1966 Andrew Hedges (GB)
Julian Vernaeve (B)
#107 MGB British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
DNF 28 Hose, Head
1967 Roger Enever (GB)
Poole (GB)
MGB ? 16 38 -
1967 Clive Baker (GB)
Julian Vernaeve (B)
MGB ? 17 38 -
1967 W. Kniese
W. Oeselshoven
MGB ? 20 35 -
1968 Tony Fall
Andrew Hedges
Julien Vernaeve
Brown (GB) ?
#108 MGC GTS
MBL 546E
British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
6 (39?) 35 -
1968 Roger Enever (GB)
Alec Poole (GB)
Clive Baker
#78 MGC GTS
RMO 699F
British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
DNF ? Head (Clutch?)
Spa - 1000km
Year Driver Car Entrant Position Laps Comments
1966 Andrew Hedges (GB)
Julian Vernaeve (B)
#59 MGB British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
12 55 -
1967 Roger Enever (GB)
Poole (GB)
MGB British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
10 60 -
1968 Roger Enever (GB)
Peter Brown (GB)
MGB ? 14 57 -
1969 Charles Dawkins
Rod Eade
#22 MGB P. Hawlins - - Next starting
Sebring - 12h
Year Driver Car Entrant Position Laps Comments
1963 Christabel Carlisle (GB)
Denise McCluggage (USA)
#48 MGB
6 DBL
1790cc
Ecurie Safety Fast
England
60 DNF
GT10
32 Bearings
1963 Jim Parkinson (USA)
Jack Flaherty (USA)
#47 MGB
7 DBL
1790cc
Ecurie Safety Fast
England
56 DNF
GT10
45 Bearings
1963 Pre-Race Practice Only 8 DBL - - - -
1964 Ed Leslie (USA)
Jack Dalton (USA)
#47 MGB
1787cc
Kjelle Qvale
San Francisco, CA, USA
17 (3)
GT10
180 -
1964 Jim Adams (USA)
Merle Brennan (USA)
Frank Morell (USA)
#48 MGB
1787cc
Kjelle Qvale
San Francisco, CA, USA
22 (4)
GT10
170 -
1964 Jim Parkinson (USA)
Jack Flaherty (USA)
#46 MGB
1787cc
Kjelle Qvale
San Francisco, CA, USA
62 DNF
GT10
15 Accident
1965 Merle Brennan (USA)
Frank Morell (Morrell?) (USA)
#49 MGB
BMO 541B
1801cc
British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
25 (4)
P10
169 -
1965 Brad Pickard (USA)
Al Pease (CA)
#48 MGB
DRX 256C
1801cc
British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
32 (6)
GT10
151 -
1965 Pre-Race Practice Only #T MGB
DRX 255C
- - - -
1966 Roger Mac (GB)
G. Peter Manton (AU)
Emmett Brown (GB)
#59 MGB
HBL 129D
1798cc
British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
17 (1)
GT9
178 -
1966 Paddy Hopkirk (IRL)
Andrew Hedges (GB)
#44 MGB
8 DBL
2009cc
British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
34 DNF
P10
157 Con rod
1966 Albert Ackerly
Archibald McNeill
#85 MGB
BRX 853B
1798cc
Continental Cars Ltd.
Memphis, TN, USA
38 (DNF)
GT9
137 Engine
1966 Robert (Roger?) West (USA)
Charles ?
#84 MGB
BMO 541B
1798cc
Roger West
Birmingham, AL, USA
59 (DNF)
GT9
7 -
1966 Ernie Croucher
Pete Glenn
#86 MGB
1798cc
Ken Chambliss
Smyrna, GA, USA
DNS - Reserve
1967 Paddy Hopkirk (IRL)
Andrew Hedges (GB)
#30 MGB GT
LBL 591E
2004cc
British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
11 (1)
P10
189 -
1967 Timo Makinen (FI)
John Rhodes (GB)
#48 MGB
GRX 307D
1824cc
British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
12 (2)
GT9
188 -
1967 Gary Magwood (CA)
Raymond Gary (CA)
#49 MGB
1798cc
Canadian Auto Racing 50 (DNF)
GT9
59 -
1968 Paddy Hopkirk (IRL)
Andrew Hedges (GB)
#44 MGC GTS
MBL 546E
2968cc
British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
10 (1)
P11
195 Best show at Sebring!
1968 Garry Rodriguez (USA)
Richard McDaniel (USA)
Bill Brack (CA)
#66 MGB
LBL 591E
1845cc
British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
18 (5)
GT9
183 -
1968 Chris Waldron (USA)
James Gammon (USA)
Ben Scott (USA)
#67 MGB
1798cc
Waldron Motors
Boca Raton, FL, USA
31 (7)
GT9
148 -
1969 Paddy Hopkirk (IRL)
Andrew Hedges (GB)
#35 MGC GTS
RMO 699F
2982cc
British Leyland Motor Corp.
Abingdon, England
15 (5)
P11
195 -
1969 Bill Brack (CA)
Craig Hill
#36 MGC GTS
MBL 546E
2982cc
British Leyland Motor Corp.
Abingdon, England
34 (6)
P11
169 -
1969 Jerry Truitt (USA)
Logan Blackburn (USA)
#62 MGB GT
LBL 591E
1845cc
British Leyland Motor Corp.
Abingdon, England
28 (4)
GT9
178 -
1969 Chris Waldron (USA)
Ben Scott (USA)
Dean Donley (USA)
#64 MGB
1798cc
Waldron Motors
Boca Raton, FL, USA
38 (6)
GT9
155 -
1969 Jim Gammon (USA)
Ray Mummery (USA)
Roger Houghton (USA)
#63 MGB
1798cc
Waldron Motors
Boca Raton, FL, USA
48 (DNF)
GT9
150 -
1969 John Colgate (USA)
Don Parks (USA)
#99 MGB
1845cc
Gerry Racing Enterprises Inc.
Houston, TX, USA
32 (5)
GT9
172 -
1969 Pre-Race Practice Only
For Drivers of #35, #36 & #62
#81 MGB
1845cc
British Leyland Motor Corp.
Abingdon, England
DNS
GT9
- -
1969 Jerry Walsh (USA)
Bob Kilpatrick (USA)
Rick Mansfield(USA)
#89 MGB
1798cc
Herrington Motors
Warwick, NY, USA
DNS
GT9
- Reserve
1970 John Belperche
Jim Gammon
Ray Mummery
#57 MGB
1798cc
Waldron Motors
Boca Raton, FL, USA
25 (23?)
GTU?
175 -
1970 Ben Scott
Lowell Lanier
Dave Houser
#58 MGB
1798cc
Waldron Motors
Boca Raton, FL, USA
26 (24?)
GTU?
169 -
1970 Merle Brennan
Logan Blackburn
#55 MGB
1867cc
British Leyland Motors
Leonia, NJ, USA
43 (DNF) 84 -
1970 Bob Kilpatrick #60 MGB
1798cc
Herrington Motors
Warwick, NY, USA
64 (DNF) 7 -
1971 Ben Scott
Lowell Lanier
Dave Houser
#52 MGB
1892cc
Waldron Motors
Boca Raton, FL, USA
50 (DNF) 35 -
1971 Jim Gammon
Dean Donley
MGB
1892cc
Waldron Motors
Boca Raton, FL, USA
53 (DNF) 25 -
1973 Dean Donley
Ben Scott
#2 MGB Dean Donley
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
54 (14)
GTU
81 -
1975 Dean Donley
Ben Scott
#39 MGB ? DNS - -
1976 Charles Kleinschmidt
Jack Andrus
#55 MGB ? 39 (17)
U
110 -
1977 Charles Kleinschmidt
Guido Levetto
#52 MGB ? 66 (25)
U
33 -
1978 Charles Kleinschmidt
Lee Culpepper
Bill Koch
#52 MGB Native Tan 30 (14)
U
160 -
Daytona - 2000km
Year Driver Car Entrant Position Laps Comments
1964 Charles
William West
MGB ? 24 234 -
1965 William West
Charles
#25 MGB ? 15 247 -
Daytona - 24h
Year Driver Car Entrant Position Laps Comments
1966 Ernie Croucher
Pete Glenn
#44 MGB ? DNF 426 Con rod
1967 Eve
Croucher
MGB ? 17 ?  
1968 Waldron
Rusin
#41 MGB ? - - Next starting
1969 Gammon
Mummery (USA)
MGB ? 19 508 -
1970 Belpuche
Lilly
Pickett
MGB ? 20 504 -
1970 Waldron
Lanier (USA)
Baros
MGB ? 21 490 -
1971 Douley
Gammon
MGB ? 17 483 -
1978 Chas Kleinschmidt
Lee Culpepper
#50 MGB GT ? 33 (13 GTU) 477 -
Sundown 6h at Mosport
Year Driver Car Entrant Position Laps Comments
1966 Gary Magwood
Marty Chenhall
MGB ? 2 ?  
I'm not sure how the connection was made but in 1966, Marty wound up co-driving my Redex MGB in the six-hour Sundown Grand Prix at Mosport. We had a great race finishing second to the George Eaton and Craig Fisher pairing in a 427 Cobra. The only incident that marred our race was when "The Prince of Darkness" aka Joseph Lucas kicked in and shut down all head and driving lights just as I topped Corner 2. Terrifying! Frantic consultations in the pits resulted in Marty shrugging his shoulders and suggesting we turn off the lights going up the back straight to give the electrics a rest! - Gary Magwood
Tour de France
Year Driver Car Entrant Position Laps Comments
1963 Vanson
Derolland
MGB ? 11 ?  
1963 John Sprinzel
Andrew Hedges
MGB (drop nose)
7 DBL
? DNF Day 9 Andy crashed
1964 Andrew Hedges
John Sprinzel
MGB
BMO 541B
? DNF Day 9 Engine Failure
Blown head gasket
Bridgehampton - 500km
Year Driver Car Entrant Position Laps Comments
1964 Al Pease (CA) MGB ? DNF 48 -
Bridgehampton - Double 500
Year Driver Car Entrant Position Laps Comments
1965 Paddy Hopkirk (IRL) #48 (MGB) ? 4 ?  
Silverstone - 6h
Year Driver Car Entrant Position Laps Comments
1976 Bob Neville
Worthington
#24 MGB GT V8 ? 8 184 The last time an MG
scored points in an
official FIA World
Championship event (?)
1977 Bob Neville
Tim Goss
Mike Gidden
MGB GT V8 Stratstone, London DNF ? Engine
International
RAC Tourist Trophy
Year Driver Car Entrant Position Laps Comments
1963 Andrew Hedges (GB) MGB British Motor Corporation
Abingdon, England
15 112 -
1963 A. T. Foster MGB - DNF 3 Transmission
London-Sydney Marathon
YearDriverCarEntrant PositionLapsComments
1968 Jean Denton
Tom Boyce
#47
OMD 534F
Nova? ? ? Nova engine?
Brands Hatch 1000km
YearDriverCarEntrant PositionLapsComments
1977 Bob Neville
Tim Goss
MGB GT V8 Stratstone, London 16 ? International

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#153 (drop nose)
#92 - 112 WNN

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