• Short Summary

    THE FORMULA VEE RACING CAR, WHICH - IT IS CLAIMED - MAKES RACING ON A BUDGET POSSIBLE, WAS SHOWN ON SHOW RECENTLY AT THE DATONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY TRACK IN FLORIDA.

  • Description

    THE FORMULA VEE RACING CAR, WHICH - IT IS CLAIMED - MAKES RACING ON A BUDGET POSSIBLE, WAS SHOWN ON SHOW RECENTLY AT THE DATONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY TRACK IN FLORIDA.

    THEY CAN BE BUILT FROM A KIT, AS A 'DO-IT-YOURSELF' JOB, FOR 850 DOLLARS, OR BOUGHT READY-BUILT AND READY TO RACE FOR 2,400 DOLLARS. THE FORMULA VEE IS A "ONE DESIGN" CAR USING STANDARD VOLKSWAGEN COMPONENTS. ENGINE, STEERING, TRANSMISSION AND SUSPENSION ARE ALL VOLKSWAGEN, BUT UNLIKE THE STANDARD VOLKSWAGEN, THE ENGINE IS POSITIONED IN FRONT OF THE REAR AXLE. THE ONLY OTHER MODIFICATION ALLOWED IS A LIGHTER FLY WHEEL.

    THE COMPLETE CAR WEIGHT 825 POUNDS. FLAT OUT ON THE STRAIGHTS IT CAN DO MORE THAN JUST 100 MILES-AN-HOUR. THE WINNER OF A 50-MILE DEMONSTRATION RACE, CLOCKED AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 65 MILES-AN-HOUR. WITH ONLY A 'ONE MODEL' CAR, WITH ALL EXPENSIVE REFINEMENTS PROHIBITED, THE FORMULA VEE ASSOCIATION AIMS TO KEEP THE COST OF RACING TO THE BARE MINIMUM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9PEU0YKWHUB9RPLXSGJND94WZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9PEU0YKWHUB9RPLXSGJND94WZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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