Race, Historic
APR 07th 2022

Adam Wilkins

This weird racer is an ethanol‑fueled go‑kart

In the 1950s, 500cc Formula Three was popular in the UK, the US and Scandinavia. Three constructors were particularly prolific: Cooper and Kieft in the UK, and Effyh (pronounced the same as ‘FE’) in Sweden. As with so many historic racing cars, the Effyh featured here was adapted in its later career in an effort to keep it competitive, and it has been preserved in its Bryntam Tyddyn Special form. But, while it may have a Welsh name, its period racing history is all Swedish and American.

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