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March chassis numbers



Group C/GTP cars:

Chassis Engine Year Group First owner Next owners (year) Comment
81P BMW M1 3.5 1981 IMSA BMW North America   Raced as BMW M1/C.
82G-1 Chevrolet V8 12/1981 GTP Bob Garretson   Could be Jim Leeward's car in 1985/86.
82G-2 BMW 3.5 1982 GTP David Cowart/Kenper Miller   In 1983 fitted Porsche engine.
82G-3 Chevrolet V8 1982 C Gianpiero Moretti {destroyed} In 1983 fitted Porsche engine and upgraded as 83G car for IMSA GTP class. Destroyed by Desiré Wilson in Brainerd 1983, July.
82G-4 Chevrolet 5.7 1982 C March Racing => Randy Lanier (mid 1982) => Marty Hinze (1983) After two group C races entered by factory, it was converted to IMSA specification and sold. For 1983 season upgraded as 83G. Possibly to Steve Shelton in 1985.
83G-1 Chevrolet 5.8 12/1982 GTP Ken Murray => Wayne Baker (1984) => Frank d’Aquanno (1985) Entered as Motorsports Marketing in 1983/early 1984. Raced mainly by Don Walker in 1986 under Global America banner.
83G-2 Chevrolet 5.8 1/1983 GTP Al Holbert => Pepe Romero (1983) => Leon Brothers (1983) => Randy Lanier/Blue Thunder Racing (1984) Raced by Marty Hinze Racing in Daytona 1984 and rented Ralf Sanchez Racing for Miami 1984.
83G-3 Chevrolet 5.8 4/1983 GTP Al Holbert => Dave Cowart/Kenper Miller (mid 1983)  
83G-4 Porsche 935 5/1983 GTP Al Holbert => Kreepy Krauly (1984) => John Hotchkis (1985~1986) Won Daytona 24 hours 1984.
83G-5 Nissan 1983 C1 Team Le Mans/Kazuyoshi Hoshino    
84G-1 Chevrolet V8 12/10/1983 GTP Leon Brothers …=> John Starkey  
84G-2 Buick V6 16/11/1983 GTP Pegasus Racing => Jim Briody (~1988~2007) => Phil Stott, Enduranceparts, GB (2007) => Matteo Tullio (2009~2016)  
84G-3 Porsche flat-6 16/12/1983 GTP Kreepy Krauly Racing => Kreepy Krauly (1984) => Costas Los (1985) Destroyed in practice on its debut in Road Atlanta 1984.; Costas Los's car who has bought Kreepy Krauly March running in Le Mans 1985 (spec. C1) is sometimes referred as 84G-01 but this was a Chevrolet powered Leon Brothers chassis.
84G-4 Chevrolet V8 1984 GTP Randy Lanier => Turky Burky => Jim Briody (1988/89) => ?, GB (2007) Rented to Ralf Sanchez Racing for Miami 1985.
84G-5 Chevrolet V8 24/1/1984 GTP John Kalagian => {to March Engineering: fitted with a Pontiac engine} => Tom Juckette => Jim Torres => Pat Thomas (1997) => Mauro Borella (2016)  
84G-6 Chevrolet V8 24/1/1984 GTP Conte Racing => DeAtley Motorsports (1985)  
84G-7 Mazda 13B T 1984 C1 Mazdaspeed    
85G-1 Buick V6 T 11/1984 GTP Conte Racing    
85G-2 Buick V6 T 11/1984 GTP Ralph Sanchez => John Kalagian (1986)  
85G-3 Buick V6 T 11/1984 GTP Conte Racing    
85G-4 Chevrolet V8 1/1985 GTP DeAtley    
85G-5 Porsche 1/1985 GTP Leon Brothers … => John Starkey (~1999) Wrecked at Road Atrlanta 1985. Parts owned by John Starkey by 1999.
85G-6 Porsche 1/1985 GTP John Kalagian => Richard Cleare (1986) Cleare wasn't able to sell the car during 1988.
85G-7 BMW 4/1985 GTP BMW North America    
85G-8 Nissan V6 1985 C1 Kazuyoshi Hoshino   Two of these Nissan's cars had new V6 engine but one older L4.
85G-9 Nissan V6 1985 C1 Masahiro Hasemi    
85G-10 Nissan L4 1985 C1 Central 20 Racing Team    
85G-11 Buick V6 T 1985 GTP Conte Racing    
86G-1 BMW 1986 GTP BMW North America   86G's were originally designated as 86S.
86G-2 BMW 1986 GTP BMW North America   Two of BMW March were burned and another destroyed at Daytona.
86G-3 BMW 1986 GTP BMW North America ...=> Stan Wattles/Metro Racing Systems (~2004)  
86G-4 BMW 1986 GTP BMW North America => Conte Racing (1987) => Steve Rowan (1990~2012)  
86G-5 Nissan V6 T 1986 C1 Le Mans Company   Driven by Kazuyoshi Hoshino and entered by Hoshino Racing (Nissan Motorsport at Le Mans 24H).
86G-6 Nissan V6 T 1986 C1 NISMO    
86G-7 Nissan V6 T 1986 C1 NISMO    
86G-8 Nissan V6 T 1986 C1 Le Mans Company   Raced as Nissan R86V, later as March 87S and 88S.
86G-9 BMW 5/1986 GTP BMW North America => Gianpiero Moretti (1988)  
86G-10 BMW 6/1986 GTP BMW North America   Two late March-BMW replaced destroyed originals.
86G-11 Buick V6 T 1986 GTP Conte Racing => Gianpiero Moretti (1988) Two of BMW-March bought for 1988 season Gianpiero Moretti and installed Buick engines, one 4.5 litre and one with 3.0 turbo.
87G-1 Nissan V8 T 1987 C1 NISMO => Le Mans Company (1988) Raced as Nissan R87E in 1987 and updated as March 88G-1 for 1988. Raced as March 88S, mainly in Japan and as Nissan R88V in WSPC races.
87G-2 Nissan V8 T 1987 C1 NISMO   Raced as Nissan R87E in 1987 and upgrated as Nissan R88C for 1988.
87G-3 Nissan V8 T 1987 C1 Nissan Motorsport …=> Bob Berridge (~2009) Raced as Nissan R87E in 1987 and upgrated as Nissan R88C for 1988. Raced by Berridge in historic Group C racing.

Nissan owned and powered Marches were usually raced as Nissan R85V, R86V, R87E and R88V or R88C. BMW of North America were often simply called BMW GTP. Chassis 86G for Nissan and BMW were different.




Can-Am cars:

Chassis Engine Year Group First owner Next owners (year) Comment
707-1 Chevrolet 1970 Group 7/66 Deutsche Auto Zeitung => Felder Racing Team (1971) => Stefan Sklenar (1972~1973) Rebuild and renumbered as 717-1 for 1971 season. Raced by Helmut Kelleners during 1970-71, mainly in Interserie.
707-2 Chevrolet 1970 Group 7/66 March Engineering => Chris Amon (1970) => March Engineering (1971) => by John Mastroianni, USA (1973) => Bud Bennet/RM Motorsports (1992) => Charlie Agg (1997) {restrored} => Peter Schleifer (2001) => Tullio Matteo Maria (2008~2016)  
707-3 Chevrolet 1970 Group 7/66 Gordon Dewar/JND Racing (1971) => George Laschewski => Chuck Haines/Can-Am Cars Ltd. => Ted Williams, GB (~1980s) => Peter Kaus/Museo Bianco Rosso, D => Louwman Museum (~2014)  
817-1 Chevrolet 1981 Can-Am Paul Newman Racing    
817-2 Chevrolet 1981 Can-Am Paul Newman Racing => March Engineering (late 1982) => Stefano Sebastiani (1987) => Conte Zanon => Tullio Matteo (7/2005) Raced by Teo Fabi in 1981. At the end of the season the bodywork had been changed and the car became 827. Then raced by Danny Sullivan in 1982 Can-Am. At the end of 1982 the car came back in England to March factory. Later bought by "Stingbrace" who raced it in Thundersports in 1980s together with Robin Smith for Simpson Engineering and in Interserie in 1990s. Still carries 827 bodywork by 2005.
847-01 Chevrolet 1984 Can-Am Norwood/Walker Racing => Jim Gradel (1986) => Haines (1988) => ... => ?, USA (~2005) Driven by Michael Roe at Mosport 1984 (only used in testing).
847-02 Chevrolet 1984 Can-Am RK Racing => Richard Piper/PC Automotive (1987) => Blaton Collection => Robero Melli of Reggio Emilia => Matteo Tullio (~2016)  
847-03   1984 Can-Am Norwood/Walker Racing ...=> ?, NZ (~2005) Sold as a rolling chassis never built up for use in Can-Am.
847-04   1984 Can-Am   {used to rebuilt 847/2} Just chassis, used to rebuilt 847/2.



Group 5/6 cars:

Chassis Engine Year Group First owner Next owners (year) Comment
73S-1   1973 Group 5/72 March Engineering   rented and raced by Bert Kuehne in 1973 for Colonial Racing Team in 1973
73S-2   1973 Group 5/72   …=> Moreschi Garage (~2008)  
73S-3   1973 Group 5/72 Trivellato Team/Ceramica Pagnossin   raced by Gabriele Serblin in 1973
73S-4   1973 Group 5/72     perhaps to Japan
73S-5   1973 Group 5/72     perhaps to Japan
73S-6   1973 Group 5/72     perhaps to Japan
73S-7   1973 Group 5/72     perhaps to Japan
73S-8   1973 Group 5/72 Trivellato Team   raced by Toine Hezemans in 1973
73S-9   1973 Group 5/72 Ecurie Vic Elford …=> Gerard Moulet => Michel Bouliere (1978~1989) crashed in 1982, rebuilt with a new tub
73S-10   1973 Group 5/72 Ecurie Vic Elford    
73S-11   1973 Group 5/72      
73S-12   1973 Group 5/72      
73S-13   1973 Group 5/72     It is possible this was not built and 73S/20 existed instead.
73S-14   1973 Group 5/72 Henry Candler => E. B. Lunken (1973~1982) The car was too fast for Candler so after he shipped it into the U.S., he sold it to Lunken who originally drove it in SCCA B Sports Racing class before a full effort in the renewed Can-Am championship.
73S-15   1973 Group 5/72      
73S-16   1973 Group 5/72      
73S-17   1973 Group 5/72 March Engineering => "Gimax" (1975) => Rizzi of Verona => Tullio => Yasuto Yamada (~2011)  
73S-18   1973 Group 5/72      
73S-19   1973 Group 5/72      
74S-1   1974 Group 5/72      
74S-2   1974 Group 5/72      
74S-3   1974 Group 5/72      
74S-4   1974 Group 5/72      
74S-5   1974 Group 5/72      
74S-6   1974 Group 5/72      
74S-7   1974 Group 5/72      
74S-8   1974 Group 5/72      
74S-9   1974 Group 5/72      
74S-10   1974 Group 5/72      
74S-11   1974 Group 5/72 Mike Beuttler => Tony Vlassopoulos, GR (1976) => Robin Smith, GB (1986) => John Hart, GB (1991) => Pierre Haverland, B (1995) => Mike Simpson, GB (1997) => Dave Shelton, GB (1999) => Carlos Diniz, P (2003~2007) The car won the Portugal championship 2007.
75S-1 BMW M12 1975 Group 5/72 Walter Wolf …=> Moreschi, I (~2008) Raced by Stanislao Sterzel.
75S-2   1975 Group 5/72   => Giuseppe Vadala (1977~2008)  
75S-3 BMW M12 1975 Group 5/72 Michel Pignard => Flavian Marcais, F => …=> Jean-Pierre Lecomte (1977-2001) =>… => Greg Hart (2004) ...=> Richard Piper (~2016)  
75S-4   1975 Group 5/72      
75S-5 BMW M12 1975 Group 5/72 ?, Italy => Cosimo Turizo (1976) =>...=> Parlamento (~2003) =>... => Doug Hart (~2016)  
76S-1   1976 Group 6/76 March / Guy Edwards    
76S-2   1976 Group 6/76   …=> Silio Kalb (~2013) => ? (2013)  
76S-3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 1976 Group 6/76 March / Guy Edwards …=> Simon Hadfield (~2013)  
77ST1   1977 Group 6/76 Bobby Brown => Greg Sorrentino (1978) => Charles Monk (1982) => J. Byron Walker (1984) Built from 76S Ultramar/Edwards car.

Four 73S cars sent to Japan until winter.


Several 73S and 74S were converted with 75S bodywork for hill climbs.




Can-Am cars derived from formula racing cars:

Chassis Engine Year Group First owner Next owners (year) Comment
73A/4 => Chevrolet 1973 Formula A Lazier => Tempero => Jim Gustafson (1975), {rebuilt as Can-Am car (1979)} => Mike Engstrand (1983) Called also Jackal 79. Originally car was called variously as 741, 731 and 721G). Gustafson ran in F5000 in 1975 and finished fifth in the Central Division FA in 1978. FA was cancelled in 1979 so there would have been nothing else to use the car for. Later to Mike Engstrand for Can-Am in 1983.
73B-17 => Mazda 1973 Formula B   ...=> {rebuilt as Can-Am car} => Yorkshire Motorsports (1985~1986) Raced by Seann Burgess and called as March RX10-B Mazda. Carried McLaren Mark II bodywork.
744-?   1974     ...=> Bob Roy (~1980~1981) Raced in Can-Am, sometimes called also as March CF1.
74A/1 => Chevrolet 1974 Formula A   ...=> Tom Jones (~1977~1979) This is likely to be either the ex-Hutchinson or the ex-Kroll, ex-Davie F5000 car. In 1978, Tom Jones finished ninth and last in the Central Division FA in a March. He raced it in Can-Am 1977 and 1979.
74B/12 => Ford Cosworth 2.0 1974 Formula B   ...=> Mauro Lanaro (~1984~1986) Called variously as 744/77B, 744 or 74B.
76A/2 => Chevrolet 1976 Formula A   ...=> Dean Dietrich (~1978~1979) Raced as March 76A Chevrolet in Can-Am 1978 and as DRL Hawke 79 in 1979.
77B-?   1977     ...=> David Locke (~1981~1982)  
792-? => BMW 1979 F2   ...=> Georg Moritz (~1986~1988)  
802-8 => BMW 1980 F2   ...=> Werner Wenk (1983) => Kurt Buess/Ecurie Basilisk (1984~1986)  
802-? => BMW 1980 F2   ...=> Weigel Renntechnik (1982)  
811-RM05 Ford Cosworth DFV 1981 F1 March Engineering => Colin Bennett Racing (1982) Raced as Cobra Can-Am.
811-RM06 Ford Cosworth DFV 1981 F1 March Engineering => Colin Bennett Racing (1982) Raced as Cobra Can-Am.
812-08 => Audi Turbo 1981 F2   ...=> Karl Hasenbichler (1984) => Joachim Ryschka (1993) => Dieter Riegl => ?, D (~2005) In 2005 the car was back in F2 configuration.
812-? => Hart 1981 F2   ...=> Ares Sports/Ron Canizares (1984)  
812-?   1981 F2   ...=> Walter Pedrazza (1982) =>? Dieter Supanz (1986)  
821-RM08 Ford Cosworth DFV 1982 F1 March Engineering => Walter Lechner (1983~1986)  
822-? => BMW 1982 F2   ...=> Rod Cusumano (1984)  
822-? => Hart 1982 F2   ...=> Jim Trueman (1982)  
822-? => Audi Turbo 1982 F2   ...=> Karl Hasenbichler (1984) => Eddie McLurg (1992~2005)  
822-23 => BMW 1983 F2 Gregg Sorrentino => Eddie McLurg, GB (1988~2005) Raced by Enrique Mansilla in Can-Am 1984. In 1988 bought by McLurg from USA and raced in Can-Am form in Thundersports, then with pure F2 body in club formula libre races. It was converted back to Can-Am for 1990 British Interserie race. Raced in Interserie more regularly in 1991/1992, fitted with 2.5 litre engine in 1992. Engine blown, so McLurg bought another March Can-Am, from Karl Hasenbichler and raced that. Both cars still owned by McLurg in 2005.
832-22 => BMW 1983 F2   ...=> Rolf Götz (1985~1991)  
832-? => BMW 1983 F2   ...=> Tom Mitchell/Kim Campbell (1984) Raced by Kim Campbell in Can-Am 1984.
832-? => Hart 1983 F2   ...=> Cliff Dawson (1985)  
832-? => BMW 1983 F2 Marcus Hotz => Kim Campbell (1984) => Lou Sell {rebuilt as Can-Am car} (1985) => ? (1990) => {for sale 2000} => Justin Fricker (~2005) It was campaigned by Marcus Hotz in that specification. Drivers were believed to be Johnny Cecotto and Freddi Lienhard. For the 1984 season it was sold to Kim Campbell as a backup car and saw little if any action. In late 1984 or early 1985 Lou Sell purchased the car from Campbell and it was reconfigured as an under 2 litre Can Am. The bodywork was developed in Canada but the molds still exist and are in the UK. Sell won the Championship in 1985 and ran a few races in 1986 when the car was retired. Still Can-Am body by 2000.
832-? => BMW 1983 F2   ...=> David Locke (1984) Fitted with Cicale bodywork.
83C-? => Chevrolet 1983     ...=> Randy Zimmer (1986)  
842-? => BMW 1984 F2   => ?, J => Dieter Riegl (1990~2005)  
842-? => BMW 1984 F2   ...=> Hans Affentranger (1989)  
84C-? => Chevrolet 1984     ...=> Frank Chianelli (1986)  
84C-? => Chevrolet 1984     ...=> Bill Tempero (1986)  
85B-12   1985 F3000   ...=> Karl Hasenbichler (1987) => Alfred Guldi (1995) ex-Schäfer F3000 car.
85C-?   1985     ...=> Lou Sell (1986)  
85C-?   1985     ...=> Bill Tempero (1986)  

There were some other unidentified March Can-Am formula chassis driven in Can-Am or Interserie by Groff (not raced?), Kimbrough, Karl-Adolf Kneip (two different cars), Udo Hafenrichter (entered as Mazda Rotary), Richard Morgan, Siegfried Rieger and Mark Rose (not raced?).






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Last update: 5.11.2016