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Ray Calcutt

2 May 1937
place, region

Statistics - (Main Racing Category)

Career Description

Ray Calcutt started racing in the Alan Fraser Ex-works Le Mans Sunbeam Alpine in 1964. Was runner up in the British Saloon Car Championship, won several other Championship Titles and held numerous lap records at British Circuits. Competed successfully in F3, F5000 and Endurance racing. Recorded over 50 wins.

Ray was also an instructor at schools for potential racing drivers at Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Mallory park.

1960's:
   Boxing day 1966
Icy Boxing day 1966 at Brands Hatch, British Special Saloon Car Championship
1) Ray Calcutt - Fraser Imp; 2) Ian McDougal - Broadspeed Cooper S; 3) Alan Harvey - Autocadia Cooper S; 4. Roger Nathan - Nathan IMPudence II; 5) Capt Ken's car; 6) Mac Ross - MAC10 Cooper; 7) Tony Taylor - Hartwell Imp; 8) Bill McGovern - Paul Emery Imp; 9) Peter Brown - Frazer Imp; 10) Martin Maudling - Ford Anglia.
photo taken from: Capt. Ken's Mini Cooper racing days

1966 Club Racing Championships:
Westover Saloon Car Championship: Ray Calcutt in a 1.0 Hillman Imp came 2nd in class (Up to 1000 cc), behind Bernard Unett and came 4th overall, gathering 23 points.
3rd in class: Roger Nathan, Hillman Imp


International Trophy Meeting - St. Marys Trophy Race - round 2 of BRSCC
Goodwood, 11 April 1966, dry weather; Group 5
Class A
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality c.c. Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out
  1 117 Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
John Fitzpatrick, GB
997 A 10 laps, 17.11,4 11   1.41,4  
  2 114 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Ray Calcutt, GB
998 A 9 21      
  3 115 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Nick Brittan, GB
875 A 9 26      
    118 Radbourne Racing
Abarth 1000 TC
Andrew Mylius, GB
982 A   27      
    119 Superspeed Conversions Ltd.
Ford Anglia
Paul Webb, GB
997 A   23      
DNF   116 Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
Peter Procter, GB
997 A   13     Accident
DNF   102 Alexander Engineering Co.
Morris Mini Cooper S
Tony Lanfranchi, GB
1293 B   7     Fan blades

1966 Club Racing Championships:
Spring Grove Saloon Car Championship: Ray Calcutt in a 1.0 Hillman Imp came 2nd in class (Up to 1000 cc, behind Nick Brittan and before Bill McGovern in a Hillman Imp) and came 6th overall, gathering 8 points.

BSCC 1966, round 4
Crystal Palace, London, Great-Britain (Ruleset: Group 5)
30 May 1966, dry weather
Ray Calcutt, driving a 998 Hillman Imp, entered into class A by Alan Fraser Racing Team, competition no. 53


Race A: Class A-B
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out
4 1 56 Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
John Fitzpatrick, GB 997 A 0,2 sec.
behind Handley
6      
5 2 54 Paul Emery
Hillman Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
998 A   9      
6 3 57 Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
Anita Taylor, GB
997 A   11      
    52 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Nick Brittan, GB
998 A   12      
    53 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Ray Calcutt, GB
998 A   10      
    58 Radbourne Racing
Abarth 1000 TC
Andrew Mylius, GB
982 A   14      
DNF   44 Alexander Engineering Co.
Morris Mini Cooper S
Tony Lanfranchi, GB
1293 B   2     Accident
DNS?   55 Roger Nathan Racing
Hillman Imp
Roger Nathan, GB
998 A   13      

BARC International Motor Show 200:
BSCC 1966, round 8
Brands Hatch International Circuit, Kent (Ruleset: Group 5)
30 Oct. 1966, dry weather
Ray Calcutt, driving a 998 Hillman Imp, entered into class A by Alan Fraser Racing Team, competition no. 74 - DNF the first heat because of oil. The second heat he (with Nick Brittan) finished 3rd in class, behind team mate Bernard Unett.


Heat 1
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out
  1 71 Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
John Fitzpatrick, GB 997 A 10 laps, 19.23,2     1.53,0  
  2 75 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Bernard Unett, GB 998 A 10 laps, 19.30,0        
  3 73 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Nick Brittan, GB 998 A 10 laps, 20.07,4        
    80 H. Wilton
Austin Mini Cooper S 970
Liane Engeman, NL 999 A      
DNF 1 72 Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
Anita Taylor, GB 997 A     Accident
DNF   74 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Ray Calcutt, GB 998 A     Oil

Heat 2
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out
  1 71 Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
John Fitzpatrick, GB
997 A 10 laps, 19.25,0        
  2 75 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Bernard Unett, GB
998 A 10 laps, 19.30,2        
  3 73 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Ray Calcutt, GB
(Nick Brittan, GB)
998 A 10 laps, 20.17,6        
DNF   80 H. Wilton
Austin Mini Cooper S 970
Liane Engeman, NL
999 A         Accident

Aggregate result
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out
  1 71 Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
John Fitzpatrick, GB
997 A 20 laps, 38.48,2        
  2 75 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Bernard Unett, GB
998 A 20 laps, 39.00,2        
  3 73 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Ray Calcutt, GB
Nick Brittan, GB
998 A 20 laps, 40.35,0        

 

Brands Hatch Circuit, 29 August 1966

Up to 1000 cc Race (Class A)

It was the 1-litre class that provided most of the excitement. Initially, Trevor Taylor had it all his own way, but then Bernard Unett and Nick Brittan joined battle with him in earnest. There was momentary contact between Taylor's Anglia and Brittan's Imp on more than one occasion, but only glassware suffered. Unett led for a time, but then got a flat tyre, and thereafter it was Brittan who kept the class sewn up. Strangely enough, although the strife in this class was the most intense, it was the only class in which the lap record remained intact.

Class A
Pos Pos
in
class
# Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers,
Nationality
Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Grp Distance,
time
Fastest lap Reason out
  1 241 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Nick Brittan, GB 998 L4 A 19 laps, 39.10,6    
  2 248 Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
Anita Taylor, GB 997 L4 A 19 laps, 39.11,2    
  3 241 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Ray Calcutt, GB 998 L4 A 19 laps, 39.28,0    
    243 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Bernard Unett, GB 998 L4 A   1.58,4  
    249 Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
Trevor Taylor, GB 997 L4 A      
       
Hillman Imp
Unknown 998 L4 A      
DNF   247 Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
John Fitzpatrick, GB
997 L4 A     Fuel pump

 

  mm
On the back it says:
Alan Fraser Racing team, Hillman Imp, Brands Hatch, Britisch G.P. meeting
   

Oulton Park, 17 September 1966

Up to 1300 cc Race (Class A-B)

John Fitzpatrick in the 1000 cc Broadspeed Anglia, fitted with substantially modified and angled Holbay motor, was already dominating the 1000 cc class and had pulled out a good lead over his nearest rival, the Alan Fraser Imp of Bernard Unett.

The picture looked rosy for Fords as Fitzpatrick was now miles ahead of the Fraser Imps. Fitz's team-mate Anita Taylor had split the Imps until a burst engine oil seal has showered her rear tyres with oil and caused her to spin.

Steve Neal had retired the Arden Mini with a distinct lack of gears and Bernard Unett lost his electrics when the condenser fell off. Nick Brittan's car was the only Imp to go through untroubled, Calcutt having piston trouble and Bill McGovern suffering overheating.

The 1000 cc class went to Fitzpatrick who was nearly a minute ahead of Brittan at the finish despite repeated signals to slow down from Ralph Broad.

Race A: Class A-B
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Reason out
6 1 60 Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
John Fitzpatrick, GB
997 L4 A 19 laps, 38.31,6  
  2 64 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Nick Brittan, GB
998 L4 A 19 laps, 39.23,1  
  3 63 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Ray Calcutt, GB
998 L4 A 19 laps, 39.25,8  
    62 Team Broadspeed
Ford Anglia
Trevor Taylor, GB
997 L4 A    
    67 Roger Nathan Racing
Hillman Imp
Roger Nathan, GB
998 L4 A    
    72 Alexander Engineering Co.
Morris Mini Cooper S
Tony Lanfranchi, GB
1293 L4 B    
DNF   65 Alan Fraser Racing Team
Hillman Imp
Bernard Unett, GB
998 L4 A   Electrics
DNF   66 Paul Emery
Hillman Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
998 L4 A   Overheating
1970's:
1972

Brands Hatch
26th Nov 1972
Event 2: Saloon & Modsports Race; 10 laps
Ray Calcutt, 6th overall; Hillman Imp, 998cc; #142; 2nd in Class C Saloons 850-1000cc

1980's:

Current Interests:



Calcutt - Edwards - Youle, spinning
Ray Calcutt, Edwards and Youle, facing the wrong direction. Silverstone? Which corner?
Calcutt - Edwards - Youle, spinning

Ray Calcutt with competition no. 40
Edwards (Tin Tune Mini, or Tim Tune?, perhaps competition no. 32?)
Youle (spinning his Mini, looks like competition no. 31)



Ray Calcutt, where and when unknown
Ray Calcutt, where and when unknown
Ray Calcutt, where and when unknown
 
Ray Calcutt, where and when unknown

Ray Calcutt of team Kent Messenger racing a Hillman Imp with competition no. 131. As an ex-Fraser team member he had one of those cars to race in the Kent Messenger series.
Who in a Hillman Imp with competition no. 130?

Stickers:
Shell - to the side of the headlamp
Dunlop - on the boot lid above the righthand front wheel
Champion - in front if the righthead rear wheel
? - in front if the righthead rear wheel
? - in front if the righthead rear wheel
? - behind if the righthead rear wheel


Ray Calcutt, Kent Messenger

This photo featured in the David Vizard series of CCC look-in on the Imp, 1972


 


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