Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Feb 26, 2017 17:13:50 GMT
The Cunningham C4R has long been a favourite of mine; not the coupé, not the road cars and not the later cars, just the C4R. This car would probably have won Le Mans had not Jaguar prevented Cunningham from obtaining disc brakes from Dunlop.
This car in real life was an absolute brute of a car, this model is not far off.
The body of course is a George Turner creation
The chassis, Like the Lancia is 18g steel with the motor mount fabricated from 20g mild steel. The Boxer motor was again fitted simply because I had it and of course if I opt for something smaller, it will bolt straight in.
If there is a similarity between this chassis and that of the Lancia, this is expected, as both chassis were built up together.
Indeed it was. We had just literally arrived and we heard a thump to the right and the car cartwheeled in front of us to flip and land upside down suspended over the entrance to the infield tunnel. Fortunately the driver was fine although he sustained a broken collar bone when he was released from his harness and landed on the concrete tunnel path.