My Formula 5000
A veteran driver of the long-distance World Championship of Makes
races, Clive Baker is also well acquainted with open-wheeled cars
and will be piloting a Surtees TS8 in the L&M Continental 5000
Championship series. He began racing in 1961 and received his first
“works” ride in 1963 at the LeMans 24 Hours in Donald Healey’s
Sprite prototype. Baker has a total of 17 first-place finishes in class
between 1963 and March of this year at such famous circuits as
LeMans, Spa, Nurburgring, Daytona and Sebring, all of which
explains why his nickname is “Clive the Drive.” He also has
numerous wins in small engined formula machines. In addition to the
Healey factory ride, he has been on the teams of Cooper Car Co.,
British Leyland and most recently the Mazda factory team. The San
Antonio, Texas based Team Corsair, headed by Bob Griffin, will field
Baker’s Surtees.
Date
Event
#
Car
Finish
1972
Laguna Seca
33
TS-8B
Surtees
 
1972
Watkins Glen
33
TS-8B
Surtees
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clive Baker
photo & profile 1972
Residents, Torquay, England
Age  31