One-make championships have something of a chequered history within motor racing history. In the UK 500cc Formula 3 racing virtually turned into a one-make series once Cooper proved near totally dominant, but those masters of regulatory rectitude, the French, went all the way with their contemporary Monomille category, using air-cooled 850cc twin-cylinder Panhard engines in rather quaint-looking front-wheel-drive chassis.
Doug Nye: How the BMW M1 Procar Championship was born
Doug Nye began writing about racing cars at ‘Motor Racing’ magazine in 1963-64. Today he is a multiple award-winning motor sports journalist and author of over 50 years’ experience, with some 70 books to his name. He is Goodwood Motorsport’s founding Historian and consultant and fulfils similar roles for Bonhams Auctioneers and the Collier Collection/Revs Institute in Naples, FL, USA. He is a member of the National Motor Museum Advisory Council at Beaulieu, Hants, and is a regular columnist for ‘Motor Sport’ magazine, while contributing to many other specialist periodicals worldwide.
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