Vintage Chevron-Ford Formula Three Car Pops A Wheelie At Goodwood: Video

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The 74th annual Goodwood Members’ Meeting took place over the weekend, with a schedule chock full of classic motor racing.

It was during the Derek Bell Cup race for 1.0-liter Formula Three cars that something happened to make us thankful that so few street cars are of the open-wheel variety; driver Stephen Smith accidentally ran one of the front wheels of his Chevron-Ford B15 into one of the rear wheels of the car ahead, launching the front end high into the air. Smith held the wheelie masterfully until the front end of the Formula Three car came back down to earth, but remember: these are rare, vintage racing cars that we’re watching compete.

Things could have gone much, much worse.

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The 1.0-liter Formula Three category came about in the mid-1960s, and the cars that participated were commonly referred to as “screamers” on account of their short-stroke, high-revving engines. The engines used were based on the Ford Anglia’s four-cylinder.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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