I.S.C. 1999 at Zandvoort: Race No. 1
German Peter Hoffman seems to
sail his McLaren over the track rather than drive on this picture. Peter finished 14th,
one lap down on the winner. His M8F looked meticulous, a very impressive car. Peter Revson
won the 1971 CanAm championship in a similar car.
Jan van Straaten from Holland
followed Peter Hoffman home in his smaller and more modern Lola. Jan has entered his 2-litre
class Lola in the I.S.C. for a number of years now; it's run by the Dutch Petrol Systems
This is the very curious Gropa CMC
of Mike Scott. Mike managed to finish it in 16th place.
According to RitzSite visitor François-Luc Beaudoin from Canada this car was raced in the World Championship for Makes in Brands Hatch (where it won its class) and at the Nürbürgring in 1970. It was piloted by Andy Mylius and Graham Birrel and had a 1790 cc Cosworth FVC engine. This car basically is a Chevron B8 with new spyder bodywork. Apparently also a BRM-engined version of this car has been built.
George Doughlas raced this small
and pretty Ginetta. It's more a GT car than a prototype racing car and a bit underpowered
for this class. The Ginetta G12 was manufactured in England by the Walklett brothers
solely for racing purposes. It could be fitted with a 1 litre Cosworth engine or the
engine from the Lotus Cortina. The Ginetta company still exists to this day, building
polyester bodied sportscars in small numbers available both as kits or as compete cars.
The high-revving engine of this car produced a remarkable shrieking sound that could be heard from quite a distance. George Doughlas placed it 18th and it was the last car to finish the race driving.
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