Fifteen cars from an entry of 36 actually arrived at Brands Hatch for this round of the Shell/Motor Sport Championship. Most numerous chassis was Brabham with six cars, Colin Vandervell in his usual Rowland powered BT35, Holbay versions were on hand for Brendan McInerney, Chris O’Brien and from France Jean-Louis Lafosse and Bernard Lagier. Alan Joy was in his updated BT28 Rowland. Five Lotus 69s, three of them new models were the next numerous type, previously seen were the Holbay powered cars of Andy Sutcliffe and Claude Bourgoignie. New chassis were in the hands of Dave Walker in the works Gold Leaf car, although it was only new in the sense it hadn’t been seen this year, it was in fact a Lotus 59 updated to 69
spec, it was fitted with a Novamotor engine. A similar power unit was to be found in the Ian Ashley car that was likewise an updated 59, whilst Richard Longman relied on a Holbay for his “proper” 69. Three Marches came next, all Holbay powered, James Hunt had his usual spaceframe model with Roger Williamson and Tim Goss in the monocoque version. Final entry was the singleton Ensign-Holbay for Bev Bond.