The Vulcan Formula A was designed and built by Kent Carliss (Philadelphia, PA) and financed by Steve Durst. It was of semi-monocoque construction. Although Steve Durst and George Alderman both recall that just two cars were built, a third seems to be evident in 1970.
The photographs used here were provided by Jeff Savage and were taken by his father at Lime Rock in September 1968.
If anyone has seen articles or even brief news reports on the Vulcan, or can help in any other way, please email Allen. My thanks to Wolfgang Klopfer for his help constructing these histories.
'the Alderman car'
|George Alderman US 1968: only single Pro race at R6 Lime Rock (#24) 2 Sep 1968. George Garrett SCCA Nationals 1969 (only two known races: won at Marlboro 13 April 1969 and retired at Virginia International Raceway (#10) 27 April 1969). Subsequent history unknown.||Unknown|
'the Seeley car'
|Bill Seeley US 1970 (one race only: R7 Elkhart Lake 18 Jul 1970), SCCA Nationals 1970 (two known races: wins at Mid Ohio 26 Jul and 13 Sep). If only two Vulcans were built, this car must be the Alderman car. However by the same logic, the Stockton car below must also be the Alderman car so it would appear that the car passed between Seeley and Stockton in Sep 1970 with Seeley having it back briefly.||Unknown|
'the Stockton car'
Dick Stockton (Willow Grove, PA): only two known races: won a SCCA National at Bryar Raceway 6 Sep 1970 and retired at R10 Lime Rock the next day (7 Sep 1970).
The paintwork of the car, as shown in the top picture on the right, suggests that it was the ex-Alderman car.
Advertised from Stockton Automotive Service Feb 1972 and presumably the car entered by Stockton for Jerry Truitt (#60) at Watkins Glen 18 Jun 1972. Subsequent history unknown.
Total number built: 2 (possibly 3).