Since the early days of Grand Prix racing many attempts were made to enter the Formula One and pre-war Grand Prix era. The period 1885 – 2022 contains over 650 Unraced projects. Every now and then new projects appear on the surface. To share with you all the stories i decided to summarize the stories per year. Don’t you worry, all the stories will be researched and eventually published. This is the summarized overview of the 1951 season.
Baird – Griffin
As far as i know is the Baird-Griffin the only unraced project for the 1951 season. The Baird – Griffin was the brainchild of the northern Irish Bobby Baird. The origins for the project go back to late 1950s. The car was based on the Maserati 4CLT/48. The Griffin engine was a Maserati 4CLT 1.5 engine, though heavily modified with new engine parts.
The car only appeared in a couple of trophy’s and never appeared at the start of an Official Grand Prix. Eventually the car became obsolete as the Formula One went to F2 rules for the next years.
V Ulster Trophy – 2 June 1951
IV Richmond Trophy – 14 April 1952
VI Ulster Trophy – 7 June 1952
II Daily Mail Trophy 2 August 1952