It remains to this day one of the most controversial and fiercely debated Formula One Grand Prix races of all time. Coming up on the fortieth anniversary of the legendary 1973 season that saw Jackie Stewart win the World Driver’s Championship, there’s still the controversy of who should have won the Canadian Grand Prix, which took place on September 23, 1973 at Mosport International Raceway. What should have been a routine race ended up being anything but, with the race marking the first time in Formula One history that a Safety Car was deployed and the resulting confusion over who the actual winner of the race was.
Whatever you call it, this bicycle fendered wonder that was the fruit of Colin Champan’s imagination may be one of the most individually tweakable designs of all time. The folks over at Project Splitwheel are working on tweaking that concept behind that idea further than most. Think lighter, faster, more pure and you have an idea where they are going. In the mean time, they are having fun with some existing 7 based concepts. Last Friday, they shared 5 of the fastest Sevens ever. Check out the Caterham R500 Mk2 as The Stig wrings the poor little monster’s neck and then visit their blog to check out some other frighteningly fast Sevens.
Never one to mince words, Jonny Lieberman declares the Lotus Elise a Fat Pig! Wait a minute here, what the hell is that boy smoking?
Well, he’s just hi on the power of Se7en! You see, Jonny just had the time of his life traipsing up and down the legendary Tail of the Dragon in an assortment of creations based on the vision of Colin Chapman. The fat pig comment was the way the Elise felt in comparison to bright orange, Miata powered Westfield built by Autopro Motorsports.
Be sure to read the full story over at Jalopnik, where Jonny’s story may even bring a tear to your eye. Now how can I get invited down to Deal’s Gap myself?