The Derek Bell Cup at the 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting was for 1000cc F3 cars from between 1964 - 1970. Highlights included lots of great vintage racers and one “OMG HOW THE HELL DID THAT HAPPEN” moment.
This is the Arosa hillclimb, 78 corners stretched along five miles of the Swiss Alps. It winds up to nearly 6,000 feet above sea level, lined with trees and stone walls and lit up by a vintage single seater charging through the bends.
The man who designed some of the wildest and most successful Formula One cars of all time, as well as the McLaren F1, is indeed something of a prophet of clever aerodynamics. But when this picture was taken, at the 1986 Spanish Grand Prix, Murray’s latest radical design sucked big time. It was also the way to the…
Sissies in bright overalls driving around in circles, that's Formula One, right? Not when it comes to Brazilian world champion Nelson Piquet, whose 1982 kung fu moves are presented here on video.
Surely this must classify as a warp event in ‘80s teenage bedroom poster physics. The only thing missing is Farrah Fawcett frolicking on the engine cover. Click for another picture!
In fact, he’s cooler than the entire current Formula One field with their square haircuts, too-neat sideburns and carbon fiber cars which don’t kill them on impact.
The BT46B—also known as the Fan Car—was a cunning Gordon Murray racer, designed to one-up the dominant Lotus 79 in the 1978 Formula One season.
Here's your daily Nordschleife diversion: nine minutes of professional footage from the dawn of aerodynamics.
Who knew that DAF campaigned a Formula 3 car back in the 1960s? The first car was an Alexis chassis, a Cosworth mill and of course, the Variomatic transmission. It was mildly successful, managing a 7th-place finish at Monaco in '65. At that point Brabham entered the picture and Brit Mike Beckwith managed two wins in…