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Emerson Fittipaldi in the McLaren M23 at the 1974 Canadian GP.  Copyright Norm MacLeod 2017.  Used with permission.

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17 Oct 2021

Mongoose 1969 Indy

Dave Laycock built a completely new car for 1969, his first monocoque chassis and using wedge-shaped bodywork inspired by the Lotus 56. The car was not a success, and driver Lloyd Ruby preferred his 1968 car.

13 Oct 2021

Finley "Fleagle" 1973 Indycar

Bill Finley built a new Indy car for the Tassi Vatis team in 1973, copying the layout of the 1972 Eagle. Nicknamed the "Fleagle", the car was used for three seasons, finishing as high as tenth a couple of times, before being replaced with a genuine Eagle.

9 Oct 2021

Riley 1974 Indycar

Designed by Bob Riley for Lindsey Hopkins in 1974, the 'Riley' was a development of his 1973 Coyote design. However, the team could never unravel the riddle of the car's aerodynamics and it was well off the pace.

8 Oct 2021

Wildcat 'Mk 5' (1979 Indy)

Patrick Racing produced a one-off Wildcat Indy car with Cosworth DFX engine for the start of the 1979 season, but the car was rarely used. Logically, this would have been the Wildcat Mk 5.

7 Oct 2021

King "PC7" (1980 Indy)

Grant King's final Indy design was a copy of the Penske PC7, intended for the 1980 Indy 500. The first car was not ready in time in 1980, and although it qualified in 1981 it was bumped. A second was later built for Jim McElreath.

6 Oct 2021

Wildcat 'Mk 4' (1978 Indy)

George Bignotti built a new Indy Wildcat for 1978, similar to the Mk 2 but powered by the new Drake V8 engine. Although no model number was ever given for the car, this was effectively the Mk 4.

5 Oct 2021

Dragon 1976 Indycar

Grant King built two new cars for 1976, named Dragons as it was the Chinese Year of the Dragon, instead of Kingfish as his previous cars had been named. They were used for three seasons, but the team's best results through that time were achieved with the backup 1973 cars.

4 Oct 2021

Kuzma, Kuzma-Kenyon and Coyote-Kenyon 1970-71 Indycar car-by-car histories

Four closely-related cars were built for the Lindsey Hopkins team in 1970 and 1971, the first three from monocoques fabricated by Eddie Kuzma, and a fourth built up from a monocoque created by Kuzma originally to be a Coyote.

3 Oct 2021

Wildcat Mk 3 (1977 Indy)

Built for the 1977 season, George Bignotti's Wildcat Mk 3 was much lower and narrower than the Mk 2, with more attention to aerodynamics. It did not turn out to have the speed of the Mk 2, and was rarely used.

2 Oct 2021

Wolverine (1970 Indy)

Built by Don Edmunds for JC Agajanian's Wynns-sponsored team in 1970, the Wolverine was a complete flop. It was completely off the pace at the Indy 500 in 1970, and rarely appeared again.

1 Oct 2021

Wildcat Mk 2 (1976 Indy)

The revised Wildcat Mk 2 Indycar helped Gordon Johncock to the USAC title in 1976. The new car had a full-width nose, front radiators and lower sidepods. Anyone know where any of them are today?

30 Sep 2021

Wildcat Mk 1 (1975 Indy)

After two years of using customer Eagles, Patrick Racing Team constructed their own cars for 1975, called the Wildcat Mk 1.

28 Sep 2021

Antares 1972 Indycar

One of the most innovative cars ever to appear at the Indy 500, the Antares simply contained too many new ideas at once, and could not be sorted out in time. A more orthodox reworking of the design raced on through the 1970s, qualifying for the Indy 500 as late as 1979.

27 Sep 2021

Surtees TS15A (1974 Formula 2)

The 1974 Formula 2 Surtees TS15A was a development of the 1973 car to use BMW engines. Three were built for Ron Dennis's new Marlboro-sponsored F2 team, and another two followed for the works team.

26 Sep 2021

Watson 1968/69 Indy car

After copying the Brawner Hawk for his 1967 car, AJ Watson returned to monocoque construction for two very similar cars built in 1968 and 1969. Despite some hints of competitiveness at Indy in 1969, the best the cars achieved were two third-place finishes.

24 Sep 2021

Watson 1967 Indy car

The 1967 Watson Indy car was a copy of the successful Brawner-Hawk, and proved an improvement over AJ Watson's preceding designs, especially in the hands of his new driver Mike Mosley.

23 Sep 2021

Watson 1966 Indy car

AJ Watson produced a new Indycar design for 1966, combining the monocoque construction of his previous car with the outboard suspension popularised by the Brawner Hawk. It was not a success.

30 Jul 2021

South-East Asian racing 1978 season review and race results

With Southeast Asia now following Formula Pacific rules, Chevrons won most of the races in 1978, Steve Millen at the Malaysia GP in the ex-works development Chevron B42, Albert Poon at Penang in his Chevron B40 and Riccardo Patrese at Macau in the works B42/B48.

28 Jul 2021

Peat-Lola 1971 Indy car

Built during 1971 for Dick Simon by Wally Peat, the Peat-Lola was Simon's regular Indy car during 1972, and then moved into supermodified racing, where it ran successfully well into the 1980s.

25 Jul 2021

South-East Asian racing 1975 season review and race results

John MacDonald won the Malaysia GP in 1975 in his Brabham BT40, then bought a new Ralt RT1 and won at Penang, Selangor and Macau.

12 Jul 2021

South-East Asian racing 1974 season review and race results

All the main contenders held on to the 1973 equipment for 1974, and John MacDonald again came out on top, winning the Penang and Selangor GPs. Vern Schuppan won at Macau in Teddy Yip's March 722.

10 Jul 2021

South-East Asian racing 1973 season review and race results

1973 was arguably the peak of Southeast Asian racing, with Malaysian, Hong Kong, Australian and New Zealand drivers all fielding brand new cars and a race at Manila-Greenhills added to the calendar.

9 Jul 2021

South-East Asian racing 1972 season review and race results

The Australians arrived in 1972, their National F2 cars matching the new new 1600cc formula. Max Stewart won the Singapore GP in the Mildren from Vern Schuppan in his brand new March 722.

8 Jul 2021

South-East Asian racing 1971 season review and race results

Our coverage of racing in Malaysia and Macau in the 1970s starts with the formalisation of a 1600cc 2-valve formula from the 1971 season. Entry list and results are still needed for the 1971 Selangor Grand Prix. Can you help?

5 Jul 2021

Rothmans International series 1979 season review and race results

After nearly 20 years as a fixture on the International calendar, the Australian Internationals finally came to an end in 1979. Larry Perkins went into the history books as the final champion.

4 Jul 2021

Rothmans International series 1978 season review and race results

Warwick Brown dominated the 1978 Rothmans International series, winning all four races in his Can-Am Lola T333CS converted to F5000 specification.

28 Jun 2021

Palliser WDH 1971 hillclimb cars

Palliser built two cars specifically for hillclimbing in 1971, both powered by large American V8s. Mike MacDowel's example was the most successful, winning two rounds of the British Hill Climb championship.

8 Jun 2021

Surtees TS15 (1973 Formula 2)

The Surtees TS15 was a development of the F2 championship-winning Surtees TS10. Jochen Mass won two races in a TS15, and finished second in the championship.

7 Jun 2021

Formula 2 1973 season review and full race results

All the results from Formula 2 in 1973, with chassis numbers, engine specifications, engine builders, whether they were iron block or alloy, and even capacities. Enjoy!

21 May 2021

March 732 (1973 Formula 2)

The March 732 was the car that reshaped Formula 2 through its domination of the 1973 Formula 2 season, winning 11 of the 17 championship races. STP March team leader Jean-Pierre Jarier won eight races and the title.

8 May 2021

Australian Formula 2 1979 season review and race results

The first championship held to the new single cam engine rules was won by Cheetah constructor Brian Shead in a Cheetah Mk6.

6 May 2021

Rothmans International series 1977 season review and race results

The VDS team descended on the Rothmans series in 1977, and Warwick Brown easily won the title in the team's Lola T430. A jumped start and a heavy accident prevented Alan Jones from offering more competition.

5 May 2021

Rothmans International series 1976 season review and race results

Vern Schuppan won the new Rothmans International series in the Theodore Racing Lola T332 after three of the four races were heavily affected by rain.

27 Apr 2021

Amon AF1 (1974 Formula 1)

The one-off Amon AF1 was designed for Chris Amon by Gordon Fowell, with a chassis fabricated by John Thompson. It was an attempt to produce a relatively sophisticated F1 design but the small team had neither the experience nor funding needed to make it work.

26 Apr 2021

New Zealand Formula Pacific 1983 season review and race results

The highly competitive 1983 series was won by Allen Berg, the 21-year-old son of a Canadian oil millionaire. He very nearly also won the FIA Formula Mondial South Pacific Region as well.

25 Apr 2021

New Zealand Formula Pacific 1982 season review and race results

Brazilian F3 star Roberto Moreno dominated the 1982 series in Greg Siddle's Ralt RT4/82, his only blot being a spin in the second heat at Manfeild. As usual David Oxton, Steve Millen and Dave McMillan were the leading locals.

25 Apr 2021

New Zealand Formula Pacific 1981 season review and race results

With no International participation, the 1981 New Zealand series was left to local Ralt drivers David Oxton, Steve Millen and Dave McMillan, Oxton being announced as champion.

25 Apr 2021

New Zealand Formula Pacific 1980 season review and race results

The 1980 series was something of a lottery, Dave McMillan emerging as champion after Steve Millen cartwheeled at Pukehohe and John Smith's funding ran out.

25 Apr 2021

New Zealand Formula Pacific 1979 season review and race results

With six wins from ten races, Teo Fabi won the 1979 New Zealand International Formula Pacific in his works March 782/79B.

24 Apr 2021

Peter Stuyvesant New Zealand Formula Pacific 1978 season review and race results

Fred Opert Racing returned to New Zealand with two Chevron B39s for Keke Rosberg and Bobby Rahal, the Finn dominating once again to take his second successive title.

24 Apr 2021

Peter Stuyvesant New Zealand Formula Pacific 1977 season review and race results

Keke Rosberg dominated the Peter Stuyvesant New Zealand Formula Pacific in Fred Opert's Chevron B34.

16 Apr 2021

Formula 1 - the 1973 season

Jackie Stewart and Tyrrell regained their edge over Team Lotus in 1972, and Stewart took his third World Championship with two races to spare. Lotus and McLaren were Tyrrell's closest competitors.

12 Apr 2021

Australian Gold Star 1976 season review and full race results

John Leffler in his Lola T400 took the 1976 Australian Gold Star title despite not winning any of the four races.

12 Apr 2021

Australian Formula 2 1974 season review and race results

After rival Bob Muir crashed out of the last race, Leo Geoghegan narrowly retained his Australian F2 title in a new Birrana 274.

12 Apr 2021

Australian Formula 2 1973 season review and race results

Leo Geoghegan dominated the 1973 Australian Formula 2 season in the Grace Bros Racing Team's Birrana 273.

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