Formula Vee Racing in the USA ! VW Beetle power on the go — Volkswagen New Beetle

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US Formula Vee is based on the 1963 Beetle. The 1200 cc engine, 4 transmission, link pin front drum brakes and steel are stock, modified stock or or parts. The chassis is a tube design and the body is generally or aluminum. By 1966, FV was ranked out of 17 SCCA classes, in terms of of racers. Amazingly enough, with there now being 30+ classes, FV remains 3rd on the overall list — first in the Wheel category. The intention of class was (and still is) the average person could and maintain the car with minimal and it has proven itself successful for 45 years. The class is not only controlling cost but to enhance by controlling technological advances and driver ability.

Primarily a class in the Sports Car of America (SCCA) many organizations have adopted of Formula Vee as a class. Over the the rules have slowly to lower cost, allow of discontinued parts, or to relieve issues.

In 2007, a ‘Top National’ car to race would cost $20,000. The same car could be as a kit (minus the Volkswagen parts but the motor and transmission) for about Maintenance cost varies and will be mostly related to of the motor rebuilds if you don’t crash damage. On the good a lot of crash damage can still be using junk yard (and a lot of labor), but ‘race parts can be purchased from a of entrepreneurs around the country if you to skip some of the labor

A top running Formula Vee will top out at 120 mph (190 km/h) and corner at 1.7 g. The 2010 minimum weight is pounds with driver. One of the interesting aspects of the class is cars built for the class 30 ago can still be competitive today that says a lot about and rules stability as well as containment.

FV is one of the largest classes at the National Championship Runoffs in fact, had the largest car count in FV was also third in competition ranking across all SCCA in ’07, ’08 and ’09.

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Variants of the Formula Vee rules in the Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, Africa, Germany and New Zealand probably other places).

conceived and implemented in the US in 1963, the wide class of FV truly off in 1966 when Formula Vee hold in Europe. It proved popular as a low-cost route formula racing and quickly to other parts of the world. A few you might recognize got their in FV — Kent Prather, Luyendyk (Dutch Series), Mears, Bobby Rahal, Dixon (New Zealand Niki Lauda (European and many, many more.


Today’s FV series is still and is generally one of the largest classes any racing weekend.

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