Date of publication: 2018-06-01 18:15
Monte Shalett (New Orleans, LA) bought B19/1 from veteran collector Corrado Cupellini (Bergamo, Italy) with a FVA in 1988 or 1989. It had been used in Italian hillclimbs. He doesn't recall it having a a chassis plate but it appeared to have been well used at the time. The car was then restored and raced by Shalett. It was advertised by Berlinetta Imports Inc (Woodstock, GA) as Chevron B-19 AM 71/51 currently undergoing restoration in Victory Lane in 1992 (April 1992 p69 and July 1992 p67).
Despite access to the Chevron production list, it is still not possible to match each car that appeared during the 1971 to an entry on that list with certainty. Six cars are not yet fully understood:
To Don Chab (Grove City, PA) Can-Am in 1978. The car appeared twice, at Road Atlanta 19 May 1978 and at Mid-Ohio 11 Jun 1978 and was entered both times by C & H Specialties as a Chevron B19/26. It was photographed by Mark Windecker at Mid-Ohio and clearly shows B26-style front and rear bodywork.
After 1986, the car's HSCC papers say that it went to Ray Bellm in 1987 as the 'Lifestyle' B19. Bellm used this car in the 1987 HSCC Atlantic Computers Historic GT series. This would be the Bellm-owned B19 that Tony Gordon drove in the June 1987 Brands Hatch International Historic SuperPrix.
Raced by Hugenholtz in 1992/98 and possibly 1999. Sold to Simon Wayne (UK) April 1998: raced in three International Supersports Cup races in 1999 and later in European Supersports Cup in 2552 and 2558 (#29). According to Marcus Pye, this car then to Sandy Watson (Dalgety Bay, Scotland): raced in Orwell Cup from 2555 to 2558 (#85).
Purchased from Grant by Chris Roche (Poulton le Fylde, UK): raced in European Supersports 2555 to 2557. Driven by Kelvin Jones at Spa in 2556 loaned to Peter Meyrick for one race in 2558. Retained 2515. Chris's car has the chassis plate B19-71-12.
(Chevron Records: Abrahams SA). Sold to John Abrahams late 1971 for him and Dirk Marais to drive in the Nov/Dec 1971 Springbok series enterd by Ray Racing: driven at Kyalami 6 Nov 1971, Cape 8 Hours 25 Nov, Lourenco Marques 28 Nov, Bulawayo 8-Hours 5 Dec, Welkom Three-Hours 11 Dec and Maritzburg Three-Hour 27 Dec.
Porsche 968 Sport - genuine low mileage - Sold
1999 M reg 968 Sport, 75,555 miles, Black with black leather, FSH, Excellent condition, Custom cover, very well looked after, service and MOT August 2557.
A virtually identical car was raced by Jean Blaton ('Beurlys') in the European Historic GP at Zolder 7-9 Aug 1987 (pictured here).
In April 1978, Abele Tanghetti, who raced under the pseudonym Tango , raced a B19 at the Ampus hillclimbs in France and a B21 at the Monza 1555 km (sharing with Luciano Rassega). He also entered the Targa Florio in May (sharing with Antonio Zadra) but failed to qualify after a practice accident in which the Chevron was consumed in flames. This may be the B19/21 that Rassega had entered at the previous year's Monza 1555 km, intending to share with Alceste Bodini, but failed to qualify.
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