Three British-made formula one racing cars were handed over to the Belgian Grand Prix team at a ceremony at Send, Surrey, UK, Feb 20.
Three British-made formula one racing cars were handed over to the Belgian Grand Prix team at a ceremony at Send, Surrey, UK, Feb 20. They are the "Emeryson" car, the only British racing car on view at the Brussels, Belgium, motor show in January.
It is named after its maker - 44-year-old Paul Emery. He had backer Alan Brown believe the car will be top of its class in racing in two years time, by which time they hope to have built 50 of them.
The Belgian team, Lucien Bianchi, Olivier Gondobian and Willy Mairesse, were accompanied by mechanic-driver Mauro Bianchi at the ceremony. Alan Brown handed over the log books to S. Lieven, secretary of the Equipe Nationale Belgique.
Specifications: Coventry Climax 1946cc engine. Twin o.h.c. Transmission: Colleti 5-speed and reverse gear box, axle unit. Suspension: Strut and coil units both front and rear, Wide-angle wishbones front, narrow angle wishbones and radius arms rear with adjustments. Brakes: 11-inc disc brakes both front and rear with adjustable pedal ratios. Weight overall: 995 lbs (less fuel only). Body: Fibre-glass reinforced plastic fully detachable by Fasteners.