The Story of Our Car

Our B6 is one of seven which were built and numbered “DBE-2” to “DBE-8”. 

Ours is chassis DBE-6.

Both the B6 and its closely resembling successor the B8, were more often than not powered by BMW’s two litre four-cylinder engine and went on to dominate national GT racing and enjoy much success in Europe from 1968 onwards. 

Both the B6 and B8 shared the same space frame chassis with all independent wishbone and coil-spring over damper suspension, while its svelte and curvaceous fibreglass bodywork by Specialised Mouldings made it one of the prettiest GT/sports racers of its era.

With its mid-mounted BMW 1998cc engine (220HP) engine mated to a Hewland FT200 trans-axle, it was duly built in the required numbers for homologation as a Group 4 Sports car in 1968 and the B8 proved highly successful; no different today in historic racing where the Chevron B6 and B8 are regular podium finished in historic sports car and GT events.

Contrary to many other Chevron B6/8, DBE-6 has continuous racing history from new from its race debut and First Win on 16th April 1967, in the GT championship at Brands Hatch, driven by Digby Martland – a race at which Barry Davison was present (although supporting another entry). 

This is the car he saw, never dreaming that one day it would one day come to be owned by the Davison family.

That was the start of an excellent in-period UK racing history with many podium finishes. The car has recently been completely rebuilt, retaining all of its period features, and is ready for Guards Trophy, Thundersports and Masters races over the next few years.

Race History in period


Data covers years:           1965-1970
Number of events:            56 (including 3 races where did not start)
Total entries:                    57 (contains 40 finishes and 11 retirements, finishing ratio: 78%)
Data covers years:           1969-1970
Number of events:            10
Total entries:                    10 (contains 7 finishes and 2 retirements, finishing ratio: 77%)

Chevron B6 Brands Hatch PH bend



Wins:                               7                         Additional class wins:                   5
Second place finishes:      1                         Top 3 finishes:                             n/a
Third place finishes:          2                         Races finished on podium:           10
Best result (count):           1st (7x)                 Pole positions:                            0

Close battle with a Ferrari Dino 357

Nurburgring 1967

 Brands Hatch BOAC 500 1967


16.04.1967 MN GT Brands Hatch 1st
23.04.1967 MN GT Snetterton 1st
13.05.1967 MN GT Oulton Park 1st
20.05.1967 MN GT Castle Combe 1st
29.05.1967 Anerley Trophy Crystal Palace 4th
18.06.1967 Trophée d’Auvergne 6th
02.07.1967 200 mile Norisring 8th
09.07.1967 Vila Real DNA
30.07.1967 6 h Brands Hatch 15th
05.08.1967 Crystal Palace [S/GT2.0] 1st
13.08.1967 Wills Trophy Croft 11th
26.08.1967 MN GT Oulton Park 1st
28.08.1967 Mallory Park [GT+1.15] raced
10.09.1967 GP Avus 4th
24.09.1967 Stockholmsloppet 4th
01.10.1967 Aspern [SRP] 6th
08.10.1967 Preis von Tirol [SRP+1.6] 6th
15.10.1967 1000 km Paris NC
04.02.1968 24 h Daytona DNF

Castle Combe May 1967 (Ferret Photographics)

Crystal palace 1967

BOAC 500 Brands Hatch 1967
Ashcroft Racing
Drivers; Muir and Martland

History / Owners

This B6 made its race debut and First Win on 16th April 1967, in the GT championship at Brands Hatch, driven by Digby Martland. Chassis DBE 6 has had a continuous chain of ownership from new,

1967                Digby Martland.
1968                David Good.
1968                Ian Scailles.
1969                David Good.
1969                John Bamford.
1970                Derek McMahon.
1971                Jeremy Sumner.
1985                Richard Dodkins.
1992                Andrew Jackson (1992 – 1999 maintained by RW Racing Ltd, UK).
1999                Eric Leerdam/Hans Bronsgeest (NL).
1999 – 2000     Restored by Beek Auto Racing (NL).
2000 – 2005     Maintained by Beek Auto Racing (NL).
2014                Mark Freeman.
2016                Kevin Kevlochian

2019                Davison family

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