Keeping the water cooled VW racing spirit!

March 813V

March is an acromyn for the initials of Max Mosley, Alan Rees, Graham Coaker, and Robin Herd whom in 1969 put together £2,500 and started a racing car business. Their creations went from F3, F2, Formula Atlantic, Can-Am, Indy, and Formula 1. Like the French Martini’s a few March model 813 F3 cars crossed the Atlantic. These cars were dominant in the European F3 Championship. In 1983 they stop making F3 cars to concentrate on the Indycar and sport cars, which made more money for the company. By 1989 Adrian Newey was the chief designer for the G891 F1 car which run under the Leyton House banner. The car was a disappointment and the name March disappeared from racing

Ralt RT5

Ron Tauranac fabrico su primer auto de competicion en Autralia en 1946. Luego junto con Austin Lewis comenzaron a trabajar en monopostos, sus iniciales forman RALT. Tauranac viajo a Inglaterra y junto con Jack Brabham crearon la empresa Motor Racing Developments. El RT3, lanzado en 1979, fue el auto F3 mas popular de la decada de los '80. Con motores Toyota, Alfa y VW se corrieron en los diferentes campeonatos internacionales y nacionales. En USA se utilizaron en la Formula Super Vee, la cual era basicamente una Formula 3 pero solo con motores VW. Modificaciones se realizaron en el '84 y se lo denomino RT5 para los Estados Unidos.


Tico Martini was an Italian that lived in France. He built his first race car in 1962. His association with the Knight brothers, whom run the "Windfield Drivers School at Magny Cours, led him to build the school cars. Thus the first Martini F3 cars were named MK in 1969. Through the 70's Martini formula cars were entered on International F3 and F2 championships. Since the rules of F3 and Super Vee were similar from 78 onwards a few cars made it to the United States. A Martini car was the only other manufacturer to win a Formula Super Vee championship during the water-cooled era. Didier Theys piloting an MK 47 took the honors in1986.

ANSON SA4 F3 / Super vee

Gary Anderson and Bob Simpson developed a Brabham BT38 in 1975 to race it in Formula 3 and gave it the name ANSON (ANderson - simpSON) SA1. By 1981 the ANSON AS3 was achieving some success in Europe and was brought to the States as the SA3V to run the Super Vee championship. Franz Konrad won the German F3 with an Anson and this generated a lot of interest in the car. The 1983-84 SA4 was a very advanced formula car with the latest technology very well incorporated. It was a scaled down Formula 1. Tomy Byrne was brought to the States to demonstrate its potential. He himself finish 6th in the European F3 with an AS4-VW. The last Anson, the SA6 ,was built by Pacemaker Performance Cars in UK. It was designed for the FSV. Gary Anderson took a position with a Formula 3000 team in 1986 and later designed the first Jordan Formula 1.