Formula Vee has its foundations starting in ~1959 or so. SCCA first recognized it as a class in 1963. Since that time, it has not only survived, but become the most prolific single seat race car in the world! Much has been written so I will attempt to link to as much info as possible, but still record it specifically on this site as well. This is an effort to ensure that the information is preserved - while still giving credit to the original authors. The links below are both for this site and the original location where information has been 'lifted'.
The Nardi - the 'concept car' for Formula Vee
This history is from Alan Harding Services in Europe. I don't know Alan, but found this information via websearch. I also don't know the origin or accuracy of the information, but his History pages fill in many of the missing holes from our local page on the Nardi above.
Road and Track Magazine printed several articles about Formula Vee.
We have reproduced 2 of them here. If you have copies (hard or computer) of
other early print articles, please contact the webmaster (link below).
A VERY interesting picture and article from the early (and WILD) days of Formula Vee - 1967 @ Monaco
Car and Driver also had an article or 2. This one is from June 1965 by Brock Yates (Quote: "Mark my words, Formula Vee competition is going to be around for a long while, because it just may be the best amateur racing class ever devised" ... I think he was right! <G>).
An early article for FV (origin unknown)
Formula Vee is a single-seat junior racing league that was governed by strict
racing rules creating some of the most competitive racing of all time. In
comparison to other racing leagues, Formula Vee (FV) is low-cost. The buy-in was
around $2000 with a competitive machine costing just over $5000. In modern times
the price has increased to around $15,000 - $20,000 for a competitive racer. In
comparison to other racing leagues, this is still very low. Throughout the
years, the rules have changed to lower the costs, improve performance, or to
allow for the substitution of parts as many have since been discontinued. Since
the playing field is relatively even in terms of mechanical components and
capabilities, drivers must heavily rely on their skill and technique in order to
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