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Nick Brittan

Nick Brittan`s long and very varied Motorsport career could easly fill a website by itself so this page is unlikely to do him justice.

As the overall winner of the BARC Saloon championship in 1966 his contribution is recognised here though this is just one part of his overall contribution to Motorsport.

NICK BRITTAN CAREER IN BRIEF :

-European Karting Champion

-1965 BARC Spring Grove   class

winner in `Green Bean `Anglia

-1966 BARC Spring Grove

Champion in Alan Fraser Imp

-1966 3rd in class in British

Saloon cars ( Fraser Imp )

-1967 British Formula Vee

Champion and later prime

mover in Formula Ford

Also races for Superspeed

Anglia in Brit Saloons

-Director of a London P.R.

Company whilst still in 20`s

-Journalist and author of

motorsport books on saloon

racing , FFord and Rallying

-member of Ford`s London to

Sydney Marathon team in 1968

-Manager for F1 star Patrick

Depailler in 1970s

-subsiquent love for long

distant rallies takes him to the

point where he is the world`s

leading organiser of such

events through his TWE

( Trans World Events) company.

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Brittan`s first full season of circuit racing was in 1965 in his Ford Anglia knicknamed `Green Bean`. He`d debuted at the end of the previous season but the change in the class structure from 1200cc to 1000cc for the smallest class pitched him against the newly competitive Imps of Ray Calcutt and Roger Nathan plus the 1-litre Minis of the likes of Ian Alexander and Terry Kirby in particular. Brittan though took the BARC Spring Grove class win and gained BARC`s novice of he year award. It was reported he won 7 or 8 of his 15 races that year.

NICK BRITTAN

b. 09-07-1936

d. 03-11-2006

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Pipping Ray Calcutt to the class win had won him many admirers and so it was Brittan joined Calcutt in the Alan Fraser Team for 1966 , along with Bernard Unett. The team had effectivley been awarded `works` status from Rootes for both club championships and the step up into the British Saloon car championship. In the latter John Fitzpatrick won both the class and outright in his Anglia but Calcutt was 2nd and Brittan 3rd.

At club level the Fraser team won the `double` - Brittan won the BARC championship outright and Unett won the BRSCC outright . This i believe is the only time the same team has won both major national titles in the same season but with different drivers.

After 1966 Brittan joined the Superspeed Anglia team and also moved into single seaters before  concentrating on his multi-faceted career.

Nick Brittan in 1966 driving the Alan Fraser Hillman Imp 1.0 in both the British Saloon Car Championship ( 10th overall ) and in modified form winning the BARC Spring Grove Championship outright.

 

Total races in 1965 reported to be 15 in total. * indicated also a joint fastest lap recorded in that class. ** indicates adjusted position after a 1 minute penalty applied for a jumped start , had finished 2nd or 3rd on the road. Class winner of BARC Spring Grove Championship.

Awaiting all results from 1966 season. Outright winner of BARC Spring Grove Championship.

1964 known club results for Nick Brittan - Ford Anglia 1198

1965 known club results for Nick Brittan - Ford Anglia 998

1966 known club results for Nick Brittan - Hillman Imp 998