The Ferret Mark 1 was built in Hanover, Ontario by Fred Wilken and Doug Ferguson. Based on the Lotus 18, the Ferret Mark 1 is powered by a 1.0 liter Ford 4 cylinder mated to a VW transaxle. Following a crash in 1964, the car sat neglected in the back of a shop in Cambridge. About 8 years ago, Al Fergusson undertook the task of restoring the Mark 1 to it’s former glory. The car made it’s first public appearance at the VARAC festival in 2005.
Note the Peugot 403 drum brakes at all 4 corners! It’s a good thing that the Ferret is light and doesn’t have a ton of horsepower.
It’s interesting to note that Tim Wilken and Jonathan Hirst, sons of two of the original members of Ferret Industries have teamed up to help preserve the memory of the success of Ferret race cars.