1973 McRae GM1

1973 McRae GM1 vehicle information

Monoposto

Chassis Num: 9

This car was campaigned by Quicksilver Racing in 1973 to 1974 and driven by Chuck and Jim Sarich. The car was not able to qualify for many of the races as newer cars rendered it uncompetitive. The car was purchased by Ted Wenz in 1975 who raced it in....[continue reading]

1973 McRae GM1 vehicle information

Monoposto

Chassis Num: 6

This car has an aluminum monocoque derived by Len Terry. Graham McRae won the 1972 U.S. Formula 5000 title in another GM-1. This chassis was campaigned in period by Dr. Gordon Meffert with a number of top 10 finishes. The car passed through a number ....[continue reading]

Monoposto
Chassis #: 9 
Monoposto
Chassis #: 6 

History

Graham McRae of New Zealand was the Tasman Series Champion three years in a row, from 1971 to 1973, and the United States Formula 5000 (F5000) Champion in 1972 after winning three races. He won the title again in 1978 in the CAMS Gold Star Championship.

In 1973, McRae competed in Formula One. His sole outing was at the 1973 British Grand Prix on July 14th of 1973, where he retired in the first lap. Also that year, he raced at the Indianapolis 500 where he placed in the 16th position and was crowned with 'Rookie of the Year' honors.

In 1972, McRae teamed with Malcolm Bridgeland of Malaya Garage, and with designer Len Terry to construct a new F5000 car. The completed car was originally dubbed the Leda LT27 but when McRae and John Heynes (an insurance broker from London) bought out Bridgeland and established McRae Cars Ltd, the name was changed to the GM1.

In total, there were 14 examples of the GM1 created.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2009

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