Beach Mark 4 Sports Racers - Serial Numbers
Where are they Now?


Please help me trace my car's history - I am looking for any entry lists, results, and/or photos from SCCA races in SWDIV (Austin, Green Valley, Mansfield, Tulsa, etc.) in 1965-69 - looking for class HM, HSR, or DSR sports racers (may have run with HP cars). Please send me e-mail if you have any info or leads.


Owners List - Beach Sports Racing Cars Type Mk4, Mk4B, Mk4B Series II
This table represents my best guess based on the information I have gathered so far.

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Type

chassis

date

Owners 

location

engine

transmission

 notes
Mk4
(LHD)
3-005
delivered
1963
Roy Schechter 
Elmer Jenkins
Miami BMW 700 BMW  -
 - Eben De Grasse Atlanta BMW  ? for sale 2/65
1965 Jim Downing Atlanta DB  ?  -
 - Bill Hobbs ? Imp  ?  -
 - John Downing GA Imp  ?  -
 - George Roterink GA Imp  ?  -
1988 Ron Pinto CA Imp  ?  -
 - Jay Nadelson NY Imp  ?  -
 - Paul Lane CT Imp  ?  -
- Chip Wright FL Imp Hewland Mk5 crashed
 2009 Tom McClintock Dallas Imp Hewland Mk5  being restored
 -
Mk4
(LHD)
4-001? shipped
6/1964?
Lotus Southwest Dallas none none  sold as a kit to Fred Cox
?/1964 Fred T. Cox Nashville Imp Fiat 600 "Sunbeam Spl."
65 ARRC
1967 Dr. Philip Porch Nashville Imp Fiat 600 67 ARRC
12/1969 Dean Hanson OR Imp Fiat 600  -
1972 Doug Van Dyke OR Imp Fiat 600  -
1983 Tom Ellis CO Datsun 1200 VW  -
1995? Steve Gesse CO Lotus T/C Hewland Mk4  crashed - currently disassembled
 -

Mk4B
(LHD)

100

shipped
9/18/1964
Hugh Grammer Fort Worth Bandini  ? delivered as kit
1967-68 Don Westerheide Fort Worth Bandini  ?  -
1968 Danny Poor Dublin, TX Bandini  ?  -
1969 Overseas Motors Fort Worth Mini 1275  Mini  -
  Walt Mays - TX Mini 1275  Mini "Pop Rivet Special" body
1970 Jug Latham - TX 1970 - Mini 1275

1971- Cosworth 1600

1970 - Mini

1971 - Hewland

"Stud"
Lambert body
70 ARRC
1974 Dennis Hackler Dallas Cosworth 1600 Hewland "Mariah"
1979? ????? Enid OK Honda cycle  ?  
1979? Forrest Tindall MO Porsche 914  ?  -
9/1997 Gerry Strickfaden Los Alamos  -  -  -
5/1999 Frank Sible IL 1600 Cortina Porsche 901 -
2008 Gus Meyjes MI 1600 Cortina Porsche 901  Back on track May 2009!
 currently racing
 -

Mk4B
(LHD/RHD)

101

delivered
9/5/1964

J.W. Denton (LHD)

GA

Abarth

Fiat

 Red
2/66 J.W. Denton (RHD)

GA

Imp

Fiat converted to RHD with Series II nose.
Blue/White
66 ARRC invite
1967-69 Fred Cox Nashville Imp Jack Knight 67 ARRC
1969-70 Gene Shelton Nashville Fiat 850 Fiat new Series II tail
1971 Toly Arutunoff Tulsa Fiat 850 Fiat  -
1970's various Virginia Fiat 850 Fiat -
???? ?????????? ????? ??????? ??????  crashed in autocross
 -

Mk4B
(LHD)

102

shipped
5/1965

Fred Minning

Vero FL

Imp

Fiat

67 ARRC
1968-72 James Welz

Tampa

Imp

Jack Knight 69-70 ARRC
1973 Rick Capone?? Riviera Beach, FL Fiat 850 Fiat  -
1973-76 Charles Brown N. Palm Beach, FL Fiat 850 Fiat 75 CSPRRC
1976 Billy Bender? Jupiter, FL MC  -   -
1977? Carey Culpepper FL - - disassembled
2013 John Rankin WA  -  - being restored
-

Mk4B
(RHD)

102A

shipped
6/65
Lotus Southwest TX - - kit without engine
1965-68

James Hahn

Dallas

Ford 105E

??

pearl white - RHD
"Sunova Beach" "Sharp Special"
1969-??? ???? maybe to FL ? ? maybe this abandoned car
 -
Mk4B
(LHD)
103 shipped
8/4/1965
Lotus Southwest TX  -  -  kit without engine
1965-67 Jack L. Gray ?? Garland, TX

??

??

GM/GSR
metallic green
1968-70 Jack L. Gray Garland, TX

Honda S-600

Hewland

DSR 1968-70
metallic green
1970-71 Liz Keller Witt Dallas Honda S-600 Hewland white - mentioned in 10/71 SCCA SportsCar article on Liz
1972-73 Terry Colley Houston Honda S-600 Hewland  -
1974? Randy ?? IN ?  ?  -
1974? Bob Davis Chicago ?  ? orange w/ new tail
3/1975 Don Wands IL Suzuki  - green
1/1976 Bill Goldman CT Suzuki  -  -
11/1976 Bill Harris CT Suzuki  -  -
9/1977 Chip Haddock & Tom Bible FL Suzuki  - new bodywork
12/1988 Hugh Kleinpeter  GA  -  - chassis/body
restoration
5/1998 Nick England NC Fiat 850 Webster completed restoration
 currently racing

 -

early Mk4B-II
(RHD)

104

fabricated late 1965, shipped
3/1966
Maury Schlossberg Wilbraham, MA Imp Fiat 70-71 ARRC
1972 Michael Bartlett Carbondale, IL
Walpole, MA
Imp Fiat lengthened frame
8/2004 Mary Whitton NC Imp Fiat surfaced after 30 years in storage - being restored
 -

early Mk4B-II
(RHD)

104A

Fabricated late 1965, shipped
1967

John Fleming

OH

Imp

Jack Knight

Sister car to 104.Un-numbered chassis was originally used to make Series II molds
3/1972 Al Smith PA Imp Jack Knight  -
1986? Larry Long PA Imp Jack Knight  -
1989 Hugh Kleinpeter GA Imp Jack Knight chassis/body
restoration
5/2002 Andy Greene
(for sale)
GA Imp Jack Knight  -
12/2003 John Rankin Seattle 1600 Cortina Hewland Mk8 completed restoration
 currently racing
 -

Mk4C
(RHD)

105

delivered
12/1965

Beach Team Car - Jef Stevens & Lee Cutler

FL

BMW 2000

Hewland Mk5

Nassau 12/65
7/1966 Griffin Chevrolet Griffin GA Chevy V8 Porsche  -
1968 Russ Roland Centerville GA Lotus T/C Hewland Mk5  -
1977 Stan & Randy Cox Charlotte VW Webster 300 hillclimbs
1983 Jim Mock  - Corvair/VW  -  -
1986 Blair Underwood Charlotte VW 2165 ? new bodywork
hillclimbs & autocross
5/2008 John Rankin Seattle BMW 2000 Hewland Mk5 under restoration
 -

Mk4B-II
(RHD)

106

delivered
7/1966

Dave Clark
Jim McGee
John Girdler


NJ/NY

Fiat/Abarth 1000 T/C

 -

68-69 ARRC
1998 Richard Kresch NY Autobianchi 1050 Webster  raced
2010 Ben Sinnott NY Fiat 903 Hewland raced
2013 Richard Kresch NY Fiat 903 Hewland currently racing
 -

Mk4B-II
(RHD)

107

delivered
12/1966

Robert Peckham &
Burton Jackson

AZ

 ?

 ?

 -
 late 70's Al Jenkins WI  none  none Acquired chassis only (no body) in Tucson
 9/1/91 Hugh Kleinpeter GA  ?  ? chassis/body
restoration
7/01 Kent Rose Atlanta Imp Jack Knight  -
2002 Jim Kanely FL Imp Jack Knight  -
2007 Arne Lillehamer San Diego Imp Jack Knight   currently racing
 -

Mk4B-II
(RHD)

108

delivered
1967

Russ Norburn

NC

Imp

Jack Knight

VIR, 
Grandfather Mtn.
1968 J.W. Denton GA

Imp

Jack Knight

 -
1968 Fred T. Cox Nashville

Imp

Jack Knight

68-69 ARRC
1970 Buzz Cason Nashville

Imp

Jack Knight

70-71 ARRC
1975 Mike Goodyear Chicago/Tulsa Midget Jack Knight  -
1980 Bob Atkinson ? Suzuki/Ocelot  - 82-83 CSPRRC
1985 Mike Goodyear Tulsa Ocelot  -  -
1989 Robert Fraser Nashville  -  -  -
1989 Hugh Kleinpeter GA  -  -  -
10/2001 Nick England NC - -  -
2006 John Rankin  Seattle  -  Hewland Mk9 under restoration
 -

Mk4B-II/SRV
(RHD)

109

delivered
1967

Bill Boye

FL

VW 1500

VW

1969 Sebring Car #67
Bill Boye/
Russ Shirey
1972 Mike Alexander Austin VW 1600 VW  -
 - Mike O'Connell Austin VW 1600 VW  -
 - John Hancock Austin VW 1600 VW  -
 - Hugh Kleinpeter GA VW 1600 VW  -
 - Gene Beach  FL VW 1600 VW  -
2002 Ed Ziegler Houston VW 1300? VW?   currently racing
 -

Mk4B-II/SRV
(RHD)

110

delivered
1967

Art Cohn 

FL

VW 1500

 VW 

1968 Sebring
Car #95
Art Cohn/
Don Pickett/
Tony Lilly
 - Lyle Witmer FL VW 1600 VW  -
 - Bill Melvin FL VW 1600 VW  -
 - Carey Culpepper FL VW 1600 VW  -
 -

Mk4B-II
(RHD)

111

shipped
1967
Bill Evans
(Northwest Wrecking)
WA Alfa 1300 Porsche 911 Sold as kit - Never completed
1996

Jim Dana

Long Island

-

-

Never completed
2004 John Rankin Seattle - - John now has a "new" 1967 car
2008 Franklin Randolph CA Ford 105E Fiat 600 currently racing
 -

Mk4B-II
(RHD/LHD)

112

delivered
1969

Ron Casteell

LA

 ?

 ?

 -
? Jack Kube  -  ?  ?  -
? Holman-Moody NC?  ?  ?  -
1980? Mark Brannon  AZ 1600 T/C Hewland Mk9  -
2005 Richard Kresch NY 1600 T/C Hewland Mk9 -
2007 Bill Swope NM 1600 T/C Hewland Mk9   currently racing
 -

Mk4B-II
(RHD)

113

shipped
1969

Dr. Bob Baker

Tulsa

Ford 1300

Hewland Mk4

 CSR & Hillclimb car
1970's Tim Faust PA

Ford 1300

Hewland Mk4

 destroyed in crash
 -

Mk4B-II/SRV
(RHD)

114

delivered
1970

Luther Coleman

Miami FL

VW1500

VW

 - destroyed by
garage fire
???????  -  -  -
 -
Mk4B?
(LHD)

 

 
115?

 

 
delivered
1970
Rita Wetzel Jacksonville
FL
Honda motorcycle - 72-73 runoffs
car came from Beach - looks like Mk4B with Series II body?
1977-81? John Robinson St. Cloud FL Honda motorcycle - 79 runoffs
1980-81 Andy Johnston Jacksonville FL Honda motorcycle - re-bodied
1981-??? ????????  ?????  -  - left behind Honda dealer 1981

Begra & Beach Mk 4 Cars - Unknown Serial Numbers

Year Driver Car Class Races Home Car s/n
1967 James Hahn Sharp Special
Sunova Beach
HSR SWDIV Fort Worth 102A?
1969  T. Buckley Beach  CSR  VIR 10/69 #95  ? probably 110
1972-73 James Switzer
James Welz
Beach (Ford)
from England
DSR Southeast FL non-Beach chassis with Begra bodywork???
1973-76 Bill Harris Begra/Beach
"Harris 3C-Honda"
DSR Southeast
74-75 Runoffs
Tampa, FL non-Beach chassis with Begra bodywork??????
1970-81? Rita Wetzel,
John Robinson
Andy Johnston?
Beach (Honda)
LHD
DSR Southeast
72,73,79 Runoffs
FL probably 115?
1973-77 Mike Purnell
Warren Simmons
Tom Bible
Begra/Beach
(Imp) RHD
DSR Southeast NC non-Beach chassis with Begra bodywork???
Switzer's car?
 

SCCA National Championship Points

Year Driver s/n Class Division Finish ARRC/CSPRRC
Runoffs
1962 George Avent 3-002 HM SE-2 -
1963 George Avent 3-002 HM SE-1 -
1964 Frank Stark 3-003 HM NE-3 ?
  George Avent 3-002 HM SE-1 DNF
1965 Frank Stark 3-003 HM NE-3? ?
  George Avent 3-002 HM SE-2 10th
  Fred Cox 4-001 HM SE-1 6th
  J.W. Denton 4-101 HM SE-5? ?
  Jim Dowling 3-005 HM SE-4 DNS
  Fred Minning 4-102 HM SE-3 8th
1966 J.W. Denton 4-101 HM SE-1 DNS (sick)
  Hugh Grammer 4-100 HM SW-1 DNS
1967 Phillip Porch 4-001 HSR SE-2 DNF
  Fred Cox 4-101 HSR SE-1 DNF
  Fred Minning 4-102 HSR SE-2 DNS
  Ken Edwards 3-004 HSR MW-5 ?
1968 Philip Porch 4-001 DSR SE-2 ?
  John Girdler 4-106 DSR NE-1 3rd
  Fred Cox 4-108 DSR SE-1 ?
1969 Philip Porch 4-001 DSR SE-2 ?
  John Girdler 4-106 DSR NE-1 DNF
  Fred Cox 4-108 DSR SE-1 ?
  James Welz 4-102 DSR SE-3 6th
1970 Jug Latham 4-100 CSR SW-3 DNF
  Maury Schlossberg 4-104 DSR NE-4 16th
  Buzz Cason 4-108 DSR SE-3 12th
  James Welz 4-102 DSR SE-1 DNS
1971 Maury Schlossberg 4-104 DSR NE DNS
  Buzz Cason 4-108 DSR SE DNS
1972 Rita J. Wetzel 4-115? DSR SE-5 DNS?
1973 Rita J. Wetzel 4-115? DSR SE-3 DNS
1974 Bill Harris ??? DSR SE-2 6th
1975 Charles Brown 4-102 DSR SE-3 DNF
  Bill Harris ??? DSR SE-1 DNF
1979 John Robinson 4-115? DSR SE yes
1982 Bob Atkinson 4-108 DSR ? yes
1983 Bob Atkinson 4-108 DSR ? yes

Complete American Road Race of Champions Results 1964-75