Elfin Type 100 monocoque
Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:49
Posted 11 November 2014 - 12:42
Are there none?
Posted 11 November 2014 - 20:02
The CAMS historic groups make no distinction between racecars of different capacities. They just have to have been raced in the stipulated periods and meet the group description.
The run-on rules allows a car built/raced after the end of a group period but of exactly the same type and specification of the car originally built in period to be classified as of that group. eg the Brabham BT29 was built from 1968 to 1970 but 1970 versions can be classified in Group O so long as they are of the same specification as those built up to 1969.
This is the general description of Group O from the CAMS Manual:
HISTORIC RACING & SPORTS RACING CARS (1966-1969)
The classification of vehicles within this group will be at the absolute discretion of CAMS. This group is intended to cater for racing, sports racing and sports cars with a competition history
established in the period between 1 January 1966 and 31 December 1969, excluding vehicles fitted with aerodynamic devices as defined under “specific requirements” below. Formula Vee, Formula Ford, Sports Sedans and Formula 5000 cars are also specifically excluded from this group which is intended to reflect the development of wide treaded racing tyre technology and its effect on suspension and chassis design but stopping short of the period when external aerodynamic devices became a major design feature with a significant impact on cornering performance.
Consideration may also be given to the classification within this group of vehicles constructed between 1 January 1966 and 31 December 1969 but with a competition history established subsequent to 31 December 1969, or in some cases without a competition history, provided that the specification of the vehicle is consistent with the general standard of technology evident in vehicles raced during the group period and the vehicle is compatible in appearance with such vehicles.
CAMS doesn't record lap records. These are generally recorded by the track owner or the clubs running the meetings and they can distinguish between different capacities and car types if they wish.
Posted 12 November 2014 - 20:33
Geoff Vary running the ex Brian Lear 6550 for the first? time.
Edited by SJ Lambert, 14 November 2014 - 10:03.
Posted 14 November 2014 - 14:13
It just doesn't seem right that Brian is no longer the owner/driver, but time marches on and cars change hands...
Posted 15 November 2014 - 12:52
Squared off engine covers came later again.
Yes, seeing that car, one automatically recognises it as Brian's, I had a chat to Geoff - he's a nice bloke, loves the car & must have got the thumbs up from Brian!