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The Transit's not bad though. Lukily!
Introduction of 70 mph speed limit on M1. December 1965. The reason given was a spate of serious accidents in foggy conditions, but it is often claimed that the Ministry of Transport
had been alarmed by AC Cars testing their latest Cobra on the M1 at speeds up to 180 mph. You pays yer money. You sticks the blame on whoever you fancy.
I can remember from my younger days there being a regular around the British motor racing scene a chap called Chris Craft who used to race some weird combination vehicles, including a Mk.1 Transit and a Mini both I believe V8 powered. I heard the Mini had the engine where the back seat should have been and the gearbox and diff. under the bonnet (so it was still front wheel drive.
I never actually saw him race, I gather he raced in F3, F3000 and at Le Mans during his career. I often wonder if the V8 was the part saved after smashing up one of his machines and put in the second
I've been lucky enough to have had a test run around silverstone in the transit van and its bloody fantastic, 0-100 in 3.6 and a top speed of 186mph if i remember right, its got an F1 ford cosworth engine in it and sounds fantastic. haven't seen one since 1999 so don't know if there's any still out there, god i hope so.
but the renault supervan did out do the ford, but only just, i could have stood there and heard them both all day long, just wish there were a few more and maybe even a race series for them. I would pay money to watch them again...
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