1971

Raced as Alan Jones team mate in Brabham BT36 Brands Hatch.
1971 Avon Round Britain Tour Moskvitch.
Touring Cars championship (RAC) in a Hillman Imp 998cc
British Touring Car Championship, 81 points, 1st place

1971 results; source: Motor Sport
Mar 14 Hepolite Trophy Mallory
Mar 21 Hepolite Trophy Brands
Apr 9 SKF Trophy Oulton
Apr 9 SKF Trophy Snetterton
Apr 12 Yellow Pages Trophy Thruxton
May 8 GKN Trophy Silverstone
May 31 Anerley Trophy Crystal Palace
Jun 5 NCR Trophy Silverstone
Jul 11 RAC Trophy Croft
Jul 17 Morlands Trophy Silverstone
Aug 21 Hepolite Trophy Oulton
Aug 30 NCR Trophy Brands
Oct 24 NCR Trophy Brands

NCR Trophy Brands Hatch, 30 August 1971
John Turner managed 1 m 53.8 s in only a few laps on Monday, the Guys Automobiles Imp breaking a camshaft after only a handful of laps. The all-Imp eighth row was shared by Trevor Willcocks (1 m 55.6 a) and Melvyn Adams (1 m 55.8 s) while the Minis of Bob Riley, Mac Ross and Bob Jones were next up with 1m 56.0 s, 1m 56.2 s, and 1m 56.4 s respectively. Adrian Webb (Imp) and Jeremy Nightingale (Escort GT) did 1 m 57.0 s while Mike Drinkwater led the rest with 58.0 a. Littler pulled up well to take ninth ahead of the ultra reliable Bevan Imp, although McGovern did seem to slow towards the end with a suspect doughnut.

Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality cc Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out
10 1   George Bevan
Hillman Imp
Bill McGovern, GB 998 L4 A 23 13 1.50,2 1.54,6  
13 2    
Hillman Imp
Melvyn Adams, GB 998 L4 A 22 20 1.55,8    
14 7    
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Jeremy Nightingale, GB 1298 L4 B 22 24 1.57,0    
DNF      
Hillman Imp
Trevor Willcocks, GB 998 L4 A   19 1.55,6    
DNF     Guys Automobiles
Hillman Imp
John Turner, GB 998 L4 A   18 1.53,8   Clutch
DNF     CAM of Potters Bar
Hillman Imp
Adrian Webb, GB 998 L4 A   23 1.57,0    

1972

the 1972 British GP support race

British Touring Car Championship - 63 points, 1st place
Touring Cars championship (Wiggins Teape)

1972 results; source: Motor Sport 1973

Mar 19 Brands
Mar 31 Oulton
Apr 3 Thruxton
Apr 22 Silverstone
May 29 Crystal Palace
Jul 15 Brands
Sep 16 Oulton
Oct 1 Mallory
Oct 22 Brands


Silverstone TT 1972; source: Frank de Jong
Bevan Imp 1972
caption by Frank: The Bevan Imp of McGovern, British champion for years, finished 14th; the other car was on the reserve list.
photo by Robert Clayson, no permission asked, but Frank says he does not mind.
Graham Robson says about George Bevan on page 295 of Rootes Maestros, chapter Imps in the BTCC: "His car - there was only one machine, by the way, which was used for for all three Championship-winning seasons - [...] " - after seeing this photo I am not sure what he means. Maybe that the reserve car never saw actual action...

Silverstone, 24 Sept. 1972, dry weather
Esso Uniflo RAC Tourist Trophy
Ruleset: Group 2 (1970)

Overall results, aggregate of heat 1 and 2 - each 2 hours (As far as relevant to this site.)
Pos Pos in class #   Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality c.c. Group Distance, time Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out
14 7/1 63 George Bevan
Hillman Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
998 Div. 1-1000 124 32 1.50,6    
16 8/2 61 Mo Mendham
BMC Mini Cooper
Mo Mendham, GB
998 Div. 1-1000 116 42 2.04,4    
17 9/3 62  
BMC Mini Cooper
Jeremy Bean, GB
998 Div. 1-1000 116 41 2.01,2    
19 10/4 67 John Godfrey
Hillman Imp
Ivor Goodwin, GB
998 Div. 1-1000 111 36 1.55,2   Water leak
20 11/5 66 Stapleton Motors Racing Promotions
Hillman Imp
Adrian Webb, GB 998 Div. 1-1000 111 35 1.53,6   Reserve
36   65 Team Hartwell
Sunbeam Imp
Detlef Hendricks, D
998 Div. 1-1000   38 1.56,8    
37   68  
Hillman Imp
Melvyn Adams, GB 998 Div. 1-1000   37 1.55,4    
DNS   64 George Bevan
Hillman Imp
Ray Calcutt, GB
998 Div. 1-1000         Reserve