My Formula 5000
‘I’ll tell you what—out there (Road America—F5000 July, 1975) on the
turns, they’re all going sideways. The fast ones. Everyone just crosses
em up, puts the power on, and goes. I think people will get a kick out of
it. Many of the fans coming to Long Beach have never really seen that.
And they’ll see those controlled slides there! I think it will be exciting.”
A quote from Elliott Forbes-Robinson II, Long Beach, CA. 1975  
In 1975, EFR concentrated primarily on the Player’s Formula Atlantic
series in Canada driving the Penthouse Magazine Lola. He finished
fifth in the season-end standings with two victories and a third-place in
six races entered. Forbes-Robinson also campaigned a Porsche
Carrera in Camel GT events winning at Mid-Ohio while placing third
and fourth at Laguna Seca and Riverside, respectively, to take 11th
place in the final Camel standings. In his 1975 Formula 5000 effort,
EFR drove the Evel Knievel-sponsored, Francisco Mir-entered Lola
T332. He placed 14th in the Formula 5000 standings last year with a
fifth at Road America and seventh at Laguna Seca his only two
finishes. Forbes-Robinson captured the 1974 VW Gold Cup Super
Vee championship crown with seven victories and four other finishes in
fifth or better in the 13 races he entered. In 1974, he also competed in
two Trans-American Championship events, with sixth and seventh
placings and won the Atlanta Camel GT race. The previous year, EFR
entered the final three races in the VW Gold Cup series, winning two
and placing second in the third to finish fourth in the championship
standings. He also campaigned an E production Porsche in SCCA
National races and finished fourth in his only Trans-Am appearance. In
1972, Elliott drove his Richie Ginther Racing Lola to two victories in
professional Formula Super Vee races at Portland and Riverside,
placed fifth twice and scored one seventh-place finish, which put him
fourth in the final championship standings. Also in 1971, Forbes-
Robinson placed fourth in the final standings after scoring one win and
one fourth-place finish. Forbes-Robinson began his racing career in
1968 in a B production Cobra, scoring three class wins in his first
season. In 1969, he campaigned a Porsche in B sedan National races
and in the under-2liter Trans-Am series, winning one Trans-Am event
and taking the Southern Pacific Division’s B sedan title. In American
Road Race of Champions competition, 1972 brought him apparent
victory driving an E production Porsche 914 only to be disqualified due
to an inadvertent  technical miscalculation. He placed a Porsche fourth
in C production at the 1970 ARRC while finishing third in B sedan at
the ‘69 event. In addition to racing Super Vee for the past four years,
Forbes-Robinson also co-drove a Porsche GT at Le Mans under the
Richie Ginther banner but was not among the finishers.
Date
Event
#
Car
Finish
1975
Mid-Ohio
33
Lola T332
 
1975
Long Beach
33
Lola T332
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elliott Forbes-Robinson II
photo & profile 1975
Residents, La Crescenta, Calif
Born October 21, 1943