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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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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.

18 Mar 2021

Formula 1 - the 1972 season

With Tyrrell distracted by Jackie Stewart's off-track issues and experiencing teething problems with the new Tyrrell 005, Emerson Fittipaldi swept to the 1972 World Championship in his John Player Special Lotus 72D.

16 Mar 2021

McLaren M19C (1972 Formula 1)

A development of Ralph Bellamy’s 1971 McLaren M19A, the McLaren M19C did not win any Grand Prix, but a series of podium finishes took Denny Hulme to third in the 1972 World Championship.

13 Mar 2021

Spectre Formula A

Built by Ken Holden's Spectre Racing Enterprises in 1968 and raced by Ron Grable, the Spectre scored two major wins, the SCCA Runoffs in November 1968, and the Monaco International Trophy at Bay Park in New Zealand five weeks later.

11 Mar 2021

McLaren M14A

A development of the 1969 McLaren M7C, the McLaren M14A was a clean, straightforward yet highly conventional car, sufficient to take Denny Hulme to fourth in the championship, but was not a competitor to the Lotus 72 or Ferrari 312B.

10 Mar 2021

Formula 1 - the 1971 season

Ferrari was unable to press its early-season advantage and Jackie Stewart sailed to the 1971 World Championship in his Tyrrell 003.

25 Feb 2021

ShellSport Group 8 1977 season review and results

Tony Trimmer finally secured the equipment his talent deserved and drove a brand new Surtees TS19 in 1977, easily winning the Shellsport G8 title. Guy Edwards in a March 75A/761 was his closest rival.

23 Feb 2021

Brabham BT38C (1972 Formula 3)

The Formula 3 variant of MRD's BT38 series was the Brabham BT38C, and 13 were sold for British and European F3. Tony Brise was the most successful pilot, winning two rounds of the British series.

19 Feb 2021

Formula 1 - the 1970 season

Jochen Rindt became the sport's first and only posthumous World Champion in 1970 after he died at the Italian GP with a point total that could not be caught. Jacky Ickx in the Ferrari 312B was his closest rival in 1970.

17 Feb 2021

Brawner Hawk 1968 Indy car

The 1968 Hawk differed from Clint Brawner's earlier Brabham-based model, having monocoque chassis fabricated by Eddie Kuzma. Two cars were built and Mario Andretti won the 1969 Indy 500 and the 1969 USAC title in them. They are now preserved in the Smithsonian and Indianapolis Museums.

13 Feb 2021

Lotus 48 (1967 Formula 2)

The elegant Lotus 48 was raced by Team Lotus works drivers Jim Clark and Graham Hill in 1967 and 1968, the Scot winning three races in 1967, but it was an accident in a Lotus 48 at Hockenheim in April 1968 that took his life.

12 Feb 2021

Formula 1 - the 1969 season

Jackie Stewart dominated the 1969 season in the Matra MS80s run by Ken Tyrrell, as other teams were either unable to compete with the Cosworth DFV or became side-tracked with four-wheel-drive projects.

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