Palliser Formel 5000 - der erste bei Ventilspiel !

Uwe Zepter bringt den ersten Formel 5000 an den Start. Die Serie wurde 1968 wegen der ausufernden Kosten der Formel 1 begründet. Auf fast identen Fahrgestellen wurden getunte Motoren aus der Großserie bis 5 Liter Hubraum zugelassen. Mit bis zu 530 PS aus Chevrolet oder Ford V8 waren sie auf trockener Fahrbahn der Königsklasse ebenbürtig. Bei Nässe waren sie allerdings nur schwer zu bändigen - geschuldet war dies dem hohen Motorengewicht - Stichwort gußeiserener Motorblock, oder auch " heavy lump "

Hintergrund Info zum Fahrzeug:

Built for Jack Maurice (Northwood, Middlesex) and fitted with the 4.2-litre General Motors V8 engine and gearbox from the Marsh Special which Maurice had bought from Johnty Williamson but crashed at Harewood in June 1971. The Palliser-GM was raced by Maurice in British hillclimbs in 1971 and 1972. The GM engine, plus the remains of the Marsh Special, were sold to Mike Harrison in 1977 for an Elva, and the Palliser chassis was displayed on the ceiling of Maurice's "Pit Stop" bar. It was later sold to Brian Cocks (Norton), fitted with a Chevy V8 engine and run as a F5000 car in the HSCC's Pre-70 Championship. In 1986 it was acquired by Mike Pendlebury (Woodbridge, Suffolk) and restored by Peter Denty, and at this time it seems to have been fitted with a 5-litre Rover engine. According to Brian Speake's notes, it was raced by Mike Littlewood from 1989 to 1992, then by Chris Alford in 1993. It was with Nick Overall for 1994, then to Adrian Stoop (Germany) and raced by him from 1996 to 2002.

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