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 – 2021 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 1958 season.
In late 1957 Peter Gleed started working on his own Formula One car in Derbyshire. The Gleed was based on the Cooper MkIV 500CC F3 car. It was to take advantage of the 750cc supercharger rules. The car would be fitted with an old MG R-Type engine producing 180HP. This was far from the newest engine available at that time. As the engine was pre-war.
The car was entered for a Goodwood event in 1958 however; the car never appeared on the track. Neither is there more info known of more entries. Or what happened with the car after 1958.