F1 Forum with chat about the latest Formula 1 news from around the World.
Today at 01:12:45 AM by Dare
Views: 87 | Comments: 2
What a way to celebrate a pole win....didn't know these guys went to Taco Bell
May 24, 2017, 10:01:34 PM by lkjohnson1950
Views: 69 | Comments: 1
Artist's concept for the 2018 car.
May 23, 2017, 05:56:26 PM by Scott
Views: 333 | Comments: 9
RIP Roger Moore
May 22, 2017, 06:31:07 PM by cosworth151
Views: 165 | Comments: 2
I know, the Lotus 20/22 were Formula Junior cars. I'll explain why one of these was a very famous F1 car in a bit.
Yesterday, I attended the 33rd annual Columbus (Ohio) British Car Day. We had authentic British rain, so the car count was down. We did have 2 1964 vintage Lotus 20/22 Formula Junior cars shown below. Both of these have 1100 cc Ford Cosworth 4 cylinder engines with twin side draft Webber carbs. Note the high tech shifter linkage. The Smiths gauges will look familiar to anybody who has worked with British cars of the era.
Now for the F1 connection. The green #45 car is chassis #20 J 962. It was one of the cars that were rebodied as F1 cars for the great racing film Grand Prix. This one became the "Yamura" (that looked suspiciously like a Honda) that was driven by James Garner. After the filming, it was shipped back to the States to go on a publicity tour. It was then sold off and later damaged. It sat in storage in Florida for a few decades. It was then sold & restored to it's original configuration using an original Lotus body found in Texas.
BTW, the red car beside them is a Lotus Cortina.
May 21, 2017, 04:42:40 PM by Dare
Views: 243 | Comments: 3
Wish the best to NIcky.Head injuries are horrific
May 21, 2017, 04:39:14 AM by Dare
Views: 168 | Comments: 2
He was lucky...could have been a lot worse