1962 Elfin FJ news, pictures, and information
|Chassis Num: FJ 621|
Winner of the 1962 Australian Formula Junior Championship driven by Frank Matich.
An Elfin was used to test tyre compounds and track conditions for Donald Campbell's Bluebird 1963 successful world land speed record on Lake Ayre.
This vehicle is chassis number FJ621 and was the 3rd Elfin Formula Junior built. Delivered in January of 1962 to Roy Morris with an 1100cc Coventry Climax engine fitted. The engine was replaced with a Ford Anglia motor in 1963 and contested the Victorian Formula Junior Championship driven by Tony Reynolds. It was later fitted with a 1340cc Ford Consul, then a 1500cc Ford Cortina over several owners. Campaigned in Group O Historics for 20 years by South Australian, Derry Greeneklee.
It was purchased by Bill Hemming in 2007 and restored to its 1963 Ford 1100cc Group M specifications to contest the 2008 Formula Junior 50th Anniversary series in Australia, New Zealand, USA and South Africa.
The Australian based company, Elfin Cars, was formed in 1957 for the purposes of creating sports cars and competing in motor racing. Their products have included racers for Formula Vee, Formula 5000, and sports car racing. They have won at least 29 championships and major titles.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2009
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2009
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|The Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) announced today that Can Am champion George Follmer will be the grand marshal for the Sommet des Légendes historic races at Mont-Tremblant July 11-14, 2013. This year's event will feature the Can Am Championship, celebrating the fearsome cars and great drivers from that historic series. The very first Can Am race took place at Mont-Tremblant in 1966 and was won by that year's Can Am champion, John Surtees. The Lola T70 that Surtees raced that day ...[Read more...]|
|VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT TO CELEBRATE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF FORMULA VEE AT ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA|
|• Former stars of Formula Vee and Formula Super Vee will take to the track in historic cars, 50 years after the first official FV race Herndon, VA - Formula Vee will celebrate a big birthday at the Rolex 24 at Daytona this coming weekend (24–27January). Fifty years after the debut of the formula as an officially-sanctioned Sports Car Club of America race series, Volkswagen will return to the place where it all started with a number of significant car and drivers from the past. Among t...[Read more...]|
|1962 Monaco Grand Prix: McLaren Carries the Cooper Flag back to the Top|
|By the beginning of the 1962 Formula One season Jack Brabham had left Cooper to form his own racing team. It seemed the glories days of the double World Championship were well and truly behind them. However, left in Brabham's stead would be a man very akin to the Australian in so many ways. And in Bruce McLaren, Cooper had a driver and competitor more than apt to help carry the team forward into the future. The first race of the 1962 season, the Grand Prix of the Netherlands, certainly didn't...[Read more...]|
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