The Lotus 91 is one of the finest cars we own here at Titan Historic Racing, ran and looked after by Classic Team Lotus mechanic Ted Fiddy. You can see the lotus 91 mostly racing in Europe within the Masters Historic Formula One Championship where Greg is looking for his second world title.
The Lotus 92 is a Formula One car designed by Team Lotus founder Colin Chapman along with Martin Ogilvie and was used by Lotus in the first part of the 1983 season.
1972 saw Chevron’s first venture into F5000 with the B24 and like most of Chevron’s first ventures, it won on its debut.
Our car is the works car. The very car that in 1973, won the Race of Champions at Brands Hatch. A race that saw F1 cars and F5000 cars compete in the same race and with Peter Gethin piloting our B24 to victory.
The Lotus 77 was design by Colin Chapman, Geoff Aldridge and Martin Ogilvie for the 1976 Formula One season. The 77 featured a slimmer, lighter monocoque design over the 72, but was similarly powered by the Cosworth DFV.
The Lotus 22 was based on the Lotus Formula Junior 20 with a few new changes in 1962. It was powered by a Ford-Cosworth 1098cc engine which produced about 100 horsepower with a four-speed gearbox. The suspension from the Lotus 21 was used in the rear but had a wider track than the Lotus 21. The 13-inch wheels were made of magnesium-alloy and disc brakes could be found in both the front and rear.
The Cooper T52 was the first series of Formula Junior racing cars produced by the Cooper Car Company, built for the 1960 racing season.
This first Cooper Formula Junior design drew heavily on parts from other models of Cooper race car. The 15” wheels came from the F3/500 cars whilst the gearbox, transverse rear leaf spring and cast magnesium uprights all came from F2.
The 75A was one of the first F5000 cars to utilise the new Cosworth-Ford Essex GA V6 engine, a 3.4-litre engine originally developed during 1973 for Ford’s G2 Capris. Within months of the engine’s announcement early in 1974, GRD were planning a F5000 car based around it. Although the Modus M5, tested in the September of ’74, was the first to appear with the GA fitted.
Where it all began!
This car is the first car that Greg bought and forms the foundations of how Titan Historic Racing has become the team and car collection it is today.
Greg bought the car in 2003. It marked his entry into not just historic motor racing but motor racing full stop. Almost instantly Greg was having success, bringing home promising results at circuits like Donnington, Cadwell Park, Spa in Belgium and even came 3rd in class at the 100 Year race at Pau.
We acquired the Merlyn Mk30 car in 2013 after winning at auction from the esteemed auctioneers Bonhams.
We had originally only looked to buy this car as we required an engine and gearbox, however, upon winning the bidding and inspection of the car we decided that it was far too good to split.
Originally brought into the Titan Historic Racing collection through necessity, ‘Casper’ has travelled the globe in its life time to get to where it is today.
Casper was born, as were all early Mustangs, in Dearborn, Michigan.
The nineties saw the car make the transition from road car to race car when Walther Hane commissioned the build, Walther being one of the most famous names in Mustang Racing both in the US and here in the UK!
The car was built as an F1 car in 1970/71 and was known originally as a TS9. At the request of Sam Posey (via a telephone conversation to Sir John Surtees) it was converted very quickly and sent to the US. It wasn’t sent as a whole car however, there was no engine and no gearbox and for a good reason. It was to be made into an F5000!
After the Brazilian GP, Max Mosely (the ‘M’ of ‘March’) managed to re-sign former March hero Ronnie Peterson from the then struggling Lotus team and it was Lella Lombardi who had to make way. Robin Herd (the ‘H’ of ‘March’) inserted Peterson into Lella’s old car and expected him to immediately be on the same pace as Brambilla. He wasn’t. In fact, Peterson complained of precisely the same handling characteristics that Lombardi had complained about.