49. Lotus 72E 1974

S4833 Lotus 72E No.30 South African GP 1974 – Paddy Driver

John Surtees was the most famous. But also Mike “the Bike” Hailwood was one of the rare species of racers who have successfully switched from two to four wheels. The name Paddy Driver may not be quite familiar in this context. But the today 83-year-old South African however was a brilliant motorbike-racer. After all he was third in the 500ccm-world-championship  in 1965 – behind Mike Hailwood and the great Giacomo Agostini. Although Paddy Driver was already gaining experience in auto racing in the early Sixties he finally changed to four wheels only after his brilliant success in 1965. Continue reading “49. Lotus 72E 1974”

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48. Eifelland March E21 1972

S3382 Eifelland March E21 GP South African 1972 – Rolf Stommelen

At the beginning of the 1970s almost everything was possible in F1. Race car designers were barely limited. Almost everything was allowed. In terms of budget it was a completely other era. There were not yet millions to spend. If you had some money left, you could build up a customer team. Like Günther Hennerici. The German together with the caravan manufacturer Eifelland Caravans gave its debut in Formula 1 in 1972. Continue reading “48. Eifelland March E21 1972”