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thought one engine was good well two is better as my dad thought. Here
are pictures of a race car my grandfather and dad built. My grandfather
built the body and my dad built the frame and
car. My grandfather learned his trade starting out working for
Autounion (not a bad place to start). The car was planned to run
with one motor in the 750cc class and with two run in the 1500cc class.
It didn't work because it shook itself apart. I thought you would enjoy
A long forgotten
use of 500cc motorcycle engines.
This 1959 Formula 3
race car was supposedly constructed by Jerry Whitfill, Dan Gurney’s
machinist for 40+ years.
The car apparently sat in the rafters of the AAR warehouse after it was
not completed in time to compete in the
cancelled F3 series. It is powered by a Triumph twin set to the front
left of the driver.
A Trailer link went away
was a member of the Formula Racing Association in the mid sixties in
Los Angeles. I had the pleasure of hauling one of Harry Morrow's
Cooper Formula 3 cars on our double deck trailer, to Willow Springs for
a race. Harry was the owner of Autobooks in Burbank and was the
driving force of open wheel sports car racing in southern California. I
was at a club meeting at the Mobil Oil building in downtown LA when the
SCCA regional executive, Chick Vandergriff of Hollywood Sports Cars,
told us the if we continued to hold races, we would be banned from SCCA
events. I worked for a VW dealership and drove the company Formula Vee.
Years later, while have an adult beverage at some hotel bar, I
discovered that I probably had had raced against Digger at Willow or
Ascot, yes ASCOT... I was at an advantage as I had done some ice racing
in Wisconsin and sliding was my style. I don't have any paper work, but
I remember third in the heat, forth in the main was worth about 75
bucks. Small world. dennis
The Whitfill Special was exported to Germany and raced at Goodwood.
your a motorsports fan or car guy, here are three sites that are a good
way to waste time.
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|1955 Cooper MK 9 Formula 3 class
JAP 8/80 twin
Type: MK 9
Suspension: Independent transverse leaf springs
Suspension: independent transverse leaf springs
Shocks: Armstrongs Rebuilt
Brakes: Lockhead hydraulic
Wheels: Cooper Cast Electron
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