We have been barking up the wrong tree!
The only reference I can find to the Peco Vee, in South Africa, dates from 1965 (not to be confused with the silencer manufacturer of Birkenhead, makers of sporty exhausts):
"Just a note to let you know how the
Formula Vee movement is getting along
in South Africa. We held our first race
meeting at Kyalami on 3rd July with 16
cars entered and 12 started. The winner
was Peter de Klerk, driving a Capital
Vee. He is one of our local Formula 1
stars, having been runner-up in the S.A.
Championship for the last couple of
The movement is gaining rapid momen-
tum and we should have 25 to 30 cars
entered for the Sept. 11 meeting. A num-
ber of our other Formula 1 stars are
going to compete; John Love, Champion
in 1964 and who has won the Champion-
ship for this year will be driving, as
well as Tony Maggs, who has retired
from serious competition, and will race
Formula Vee as a hobby.
Two manufacturers have entered the
field on a commercial basis. These are
Capital Motors, who have sold quite a
number of cars and kits, and Peco, who
are still playing around with their proto-
types but expect to be in production at
the end of the month.
The best design, chassis-wise, I con-
sider is the Veegos car, built by a group
of enthusiasts known as Scuderia Los
Amigos. They clubbed together and
built five identical cars. They resemble
number 11 in the photos.
I wonder if you could let us have the
SCCA regulations concerning roll bars,
as I think we will probably have to
introduce something similar here.
D. P. Clapham, Secretary
Formula Vee Register of South Africa."
Vee Line, September 1965, Page 4
So who built the Peco cars and where? Peco Motors were in Pretoria.
See ref Alois Klesse: https://www.frankpre...ller/previous/2
Ref Croft I have three FV dates listed for 1967:
July 9th, B.A.R.C., 16 starters, 12 finishers.
August 12th, B.A.R.C.
September 17th, B.R.S.C.C. (Northern)
Motor Racing, June 1967, Page 278
See also from Thruxton 1968. Barry Wooding is listed as a Peco driver.
Crystal Palace, 1968: https://www.progcove...alace680914.pdf
Event 3: #52 Peter Sayer, C.G. Vee plus three Peco drivers — Barry Wooding, Royston Dickinson and Christopher Reed.
Brands Hatch, 1969: https://www.progcove...rands690629.pdf
Event 5: #129 C.S.M.A. Racing Team (Dvr: Peter Sayer), Cotswold Vee, 1300
Edited by Rupertlt1, 16 October 2022 - 05:22.