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Zink Z11 Formula Super Vee

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#1 Quixotic

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 23:11

I have heard on the grapevine, (so its none too reliable I guess), that there is a bloke from here in Australia who has either bought, or is about to buy, what has been described to me as a Zink Z11 Formula Super Vee of approx circa 1974 vintage.

It piqued my interest as I am a self confessed Aircooled VW racecar Tragic.

Can anyone tell me more about them. Were they any good?

If someone did bring one here, then what group wold they race them in, and would the car be even remotely competitive in historc racing here in Aussie?




#2 hansfohr

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 08:58

The Zink Z11 - hardly seen outside the US - was among the most competitive machinery in the mid 70's US Super Vee scene. It was the only serious threat for the overwhelmingly succesful Lola T320's and T324's.

In the period 1974-1977 the Z11 won 11 races in the Kurt Bosch/Valvoline Super Vee championship, the brilliant Tom Bagley bagged 10 of them. The latter won the 1976 championship and was a very close runnerup the year before. In 1977 he made it to the rostrum again, finishing 3rd in the series.

Paul Greigger raced a Zink Z11 in the 2007 Pittsburgh Vintage GP. AFAIK he still owns chassis Z11/01 (1973, ex-Bagley) and Z11/02 (1974, ex-Gigliotti).

Citation Engineering from Indianapolis (marketing and building the Zinks since 1974) built all four Z11 chassis.

Edited by hansfohr, 11 April 2010 - 09:21.

#3 normv

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:44

Hi as I understand it the Z11 is the supervee version of the Z10 Formula ford, of which there are 2 in Australia I understand there are only small difference to the rear part of the chassis to accommodate the flat engine, as a owner of one of the Z10's, I can attest to their ease of maintenance in Aus as there are no special castings for uprights etc. I quess a Z11 would run in Group Q but check with cams.


#4 Quixotic

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 04:59

I think Group Q is correct, but I do not know how competitive it would be.

#5 Quixotic

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 05:04

Although............... I wonder if it was you I heard about with your Z10 Zink........... Only 1 number out............ Hmmmmmmm