Race Cars and Motorsports

if it's about racing, spectating, performance driving, or race-prep... this is the place

Go to Thread: PreviousNext
Go to: Forum ListMessage ListNew TopicLog In

Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

authors avatar
Spectacular March Formula One Racecar!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: January 18, 2013 03:53PM

Detailed articles about Historic Formula One cars are especially difficult to write. You want to be accurate and insightful, and you hope to add something new the genre. The cars are complex. Much of what has previously been published about them is both vague and inaccurate. My local library has no books on the subject, and the best books are all long out of print and becoming expensive if you can find them. From where I'm standing, the learning curve looks like a cliff and I'm at the bottom of it. However, I'm feeling pretty good about how THIS article turned out:

Steve Cook's March 741 (1974 Formula One) Historic Grand Prix Car - ~70 close-up photos.

My special thanks to Steve Cook, Doug Peterson, Ian Wagstaff, and Robin Herd. (Yes!)

teaser photos:
http://www.britishracecar.com/SteveCook-March-741/SteveCook-March-741-A.jpg http://www.britishracecar.com/SteveCook-March-741/SteveCook-March-741-B.jpg

http://www.britishracecar.com/SteveCook-March-741/SteveCook-March-741-C.jpg http://www.britishracecar.com/SteveCook-March-741/SteveCook-March-741-D.jpg

http://www.britishracecar.com/SteveCook-March-741/SteveCook-March-741-E.jpg http://www.britishracecar.com/SteveCook-March-741/SteveCook-March-741-F.jpg

Please invite your racing enthusiast friends to check out this article!

If you'd like to encourage me to write more articles like this one, please consider tossing some change in the tip jar. (A PayPal button at the bottom of the article makes it easy.) Every single dollar helps.

Rick Neville

(462 posts)

12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

authors avatar
Re: Spectacular March Formula One Racecar!
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: January 24, 2013 07:23PM

I saw this car at the Lime Rock Heritage Festival this year. It was very well presented and it was great to see some of the F1 cars of this era race again. LRP doesn't really allow the F1 cars to stretch their legs like the Glen, but they still make some wonderful sounds.

Jason Norin

(2 posts)

06/16/2015 11:13PM

Main British Car:

Re: Spectacular March Formula One Racecar!
Posted by: JasonNorin
Date: June 16, 2015 11:29PM

Classic F1 car, indeed. It is good to see this kind of treasure run in this generation. It goes to show how far F1 cars have come and how today's cars are molded and enhanced in the likes of their predecessors. Thanks for sharing the article. If you won't mind me sharing, I also contribute some F1 related news here - [www.dafabetsports.com]

Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
(358 posts)

12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: Spectacular March Formula One Racecar!
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: June 19, 2015 08:30AM

Ah yes , the March cars were called kit cars back then, no great hoops to jump thru to play FI, buy a March chassis and the engine of your choice (usually DFV ) a Hewland gearbox and away you go, nowadays you have to have the equivalent of a small country's GDP to play FI !

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.