McNally Engineering
Unraced 1970 - 1979

McNally Engineering powered by the Hesketh V12

In 1971, the first headlines appeared of McNally engineering ready to debut in the Formula One. McNally was a company based in Newcastle and famous for their alloy wheels.  Gordon McNally told the media already in the late 1960s that he was ready to compete in the Formula One with his own team. Eventually the story kept alive for several years including an involvement with the Hesketh Team and their
1971
Unraced 1970 - 1979

Was pygmée looking into Formula One?

Pygmée (Constructions Mechaniques Pygmée), founded in 1960 in Annecy by Marius Dal Bo and was a French manufacturer specialised in racing cars.  The company existed for 13 years before they had to close down their doors due to financial difficulties. The team was well known for constructing Junior Formula, Formula 2 and Formula 3 cars in the 1960s and the 1970s. While they gained success there were rumours of pygmée
Sinclair Special
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The Sinclair Special from the Persuaders

Did you know that in the Persuaders, a brilliant series from the early 1970s, Brett Sinclair is also a Grand Prix driver? There is even the Sinclair Special featured in the episode “Someone Waiting” an episode about bribing people out of the race at Silverstone, which Brett Sinclair eventually would win. So which car was used for the episode because it is not the March 702 as you would assume.
Tyrrell 008
Unraced 1970 - 1979

The Tyrrell 008 was originally a fan car

In 1976 and 1977, Tyrrell Racing drove with their revolutionary P34. The first, and only, six-wheeler who raced and even won a race! In 1977, it became clear that Goodyear stopped developing the 10-inch front-wheels. Tyrrell came with a conventional car with just four wheels, the Tyrrell 008. What many don’t know is that the Tyrrell 008 was intended to be fitted with a fan on the back of the
Team Merzario
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Team Merzario and their unraced F1 cars

Arturo Merzario debuted in 1972 in the Formula One with Scuderia Ferrari. He finished sixth in his first race! Back then, finishing sixth meant one point. After two years with Ferrari and roaming around with Frank Williams Racing Cars, Copersucar-Fittipaldi, March and Walter Wolf Racing Arturo debuted Team Merzario in 1977, his own team. He would race, expect for one race with Shadow, with March 761B the season. Team Merzario
Ferrari 312T6
Unraced 1970 - 1979

312T6; Ferrari’s forgotten six-wheeler

Everything would change in the new 1976 season. Tyrrell would made its debut with their Tyrrell P34, with four small wheels in front, and two normal wheels in the back. Besides the Tyrrell there was some more talk at 75’s year’s end. Simultaneously rumours arose about the March 2-4-0 while the same time BRM designed a similar 2-4-0 concept. If this was not enough, another rumour appeared about a six