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Chevron B4 Owner's Site

The Chevron B4 Discovered

I have been unable to trace Gerry Cruise but I now believe that I have sufficient evidence to prove the origins of the car.

This is the story so far and whilst I am sure that I will be able to unearth even more evidence, I would be grateful for any assistance in terms of contemporary photographs, relevant race results or information regarding the whereabouts of Gerry Cruise and its Irish race history.

Please contact me via any of the methods listed on the ‘Contact page’ if you have any information that you think may assist.

History Update October 2008

In May 2008 I was contacted by Tony Joy who had worked for Derek Bennett in the early days of Chevron as a young ‘trainee’ and who created the line drawings shown here. Tony’s talent as a graphic designer is evident in these drawings which show the chassis of the B4 with B5 updates in the engine compartment and nose section. He also sent me copies of some colour photographs that he had taken of the B4 at its first race weekend 6/7th August 1966 at Crystal Palace (Saturday) and Brands Hatch (Sunday). You will see in these photographs some rare appearances of Derek Bennett, Paul Owens and Robert Ashcroft.

Tony also informed me that the car photographed on the track in both ‘Autosport’ magazine December 16 1966 and ‘Motor Racing’ magazine January 1967 identified with the lettering ‘Chevron GT’ on the nose is also the B4 as he was responsible for adding the lettering to the nose of both cars and only the B4 had the additional letters ‘GT’, the B3 being identified with the name ‘Chevron’ alone.

I am most grateful to Tony for his efforts in providing this information and supplying the photographs and with his permission I am happy to share them with you.

I hope this helps to stir some memories of these events and I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has any more information or photographs of this car via the Contact page.