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The Artsports 0123 Mazda race suit would be a good purchase!!Potentially seen action in a 767 or 787 or 787b!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED AT RACE RETRO
Excellent article, great to see the continued attention Group C cars get here on Speedhunters. However because I'm a Group C anorak I thought I'd clarify two small errors. The first one is that the 956's & 962's were all built with steel Rollcages as the FIA outlawed aluminium cages from the start of either '81 or '82. Secondly, when it comes to the IMSA single turbo cars, that was by regulation not purely by design. Twin turbos were outlawed until at least '88 in IMSA competition and as soon as they were permitted everybody was running them.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on 1989 PORSCHE 962CK6 & THE EVOLUTION OF SUCCESS
There were definately more than three Ford C100s built, it was more like 8 chassis. 5 of which were built to complete cars, one of the other three eventually becoming the minivan and the other two I'm not sure of. The C100 does have a rather complicated and messy history though. As far as I know only two of the 8 chassis were the same. Len Bailey, John Thompson, Hesketh Engineering, Maurice Gomm, Tony Southgate & Alain de Cadenet each had a go at designing and building the chassis.The 4L DFL powerplant was underpowered and shook the car to bits, and there was an effort by Ford to build a DFL turbo motor, but the project was scrapped before a C100 turbo could see any race action.Moving onto the Zakspeed cars, they were developed from the final version of the works C100s. C1/4 meaning C1 4 cylinder, the C1/8 being the 8 cylider (DFL) car. They were two different cars both run at the same time by Zakspeed mostly in the DRM. The C1/8 was pretty similar in performance to the C100, but the C1/4 (when running right) in qualifying trim would often find it's self in the middle of the Porsche 956 gaggle.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on THE MAGIC OF MONDELLO PARK