South East SCCA Formula B 1965

Just one car appeared in Formula B in the South East Division in 1965, Bob McQueen's Formcar equipped with a Porsche engine. He won a 30-lap Formula car race at Palm Beach International Raceway on 18 July against a single FC and a mass of FVs.

The Formcars were built in Orlando, FL by Bill Duckworth and George Smith based on the design of Hubert Brundage's Nardi. Like the Nardi, the cars used VW components and became the basis of the SCCA's Formula Vee in 1962. Formcars were sold in kit form for several years until being eclipsed by newer technology.

Final standings

1. Bob McQueenFormcar-PorscheAtlanta9 pts 

1965 Schedule

13 Mar 1965Fernandina BeachCentral Florida Region
01 May 1965Savannah International RacewaySavannah Region
29 May 1965CourtlandTennessee Valley Region
12 Jun 1965SpartanburgCentral Carolinas Region
03 Jul 1965CourtlandAlabama Region
17 Jul 1965Palm Beach International RacewayFlorida Region
04 Sep 1965DaytonaCentral Florida Region
02 Oct 1965BainbridgeDixie & Central Alabama Region

Southeast Division sources

What we know of Southeast Division racing in this period comes from Competition Press & Autoweek's reports on SCCA Nationals and the SCCA's own Sports Car magazine. We are keen to learn more and are therefore very keen to acquire or borrow 1960s, 1970s and 1980s copies of SCCA regional publications from this Division. The known ones are:

  • The Checker (Central Florida Region)
  • CARolina Newsletter (Central Carolina Region)
  • The Racket (Tennessee Valley Region)
  • Regional Notes (Florida Region)
  • Rich Mixture (Southern West Virginia Region)
  • Sowega Newsletter (Sowega Region - became Chavaga Region in 1968)
  • Sports Racing News (Alabama Region)
  • Steering Wheel (Atlanta Region)

North Carolina Region, which moved from NEDiv to SEDiv in the late 1960s, has made its newsletter available online at the NCR website.

We are also keen to get scans of entry lists from SCCA Nationals in this Division.