Six-Wheeled Tyrrell Formula 1 Car To Star In Live Parades At The Classic & Sports Car Show
Ronnie Peterson driving the P34 at Monza in 1977
North London will reverberate to the scream of a 1970s Formula 1 car when an iconic six-wheeled Tyrrell takes part in a Live Parade at The Classic & Sports Car Show on October 28th
in the grounds of Alexandra Palace.
The parades, which will run twice daily during the course of the show, are a new addition for this year – and the chance to see and hear one of the most famous F1 cars in history looks certain to provide an unforgettable highlight of a special weekend. It will appear thanks to sponsor Elf, a brand of Total, and its new range of engine oil known as HTX Classic Cars.
The six-wheeled Tyrrell P34 caught the F1 world by complete surprise when it was unveiled ahead of the 1976 season. The car, which featured two pairs of small 10-inch wheels at the front, proved to be much more than a gimmick when Jody Scheckter won the Swedish Grand Prix on his way to third in the World Championship standings.
The car that will appear at Alexandra Palace is chassis number six, which served as a spare for Tyrrell’s drivers Ronnie Peterson and Patrick Depailler in 1977, the Cosworth DFV-powered P34’s final season before the team returned to a more conventional four-wheeled car. The model proved to be the only six-wheeled F1 to ever race. Prepared by respected racing specialist Hall & Hall, P34/6 has since become a regular and successful entry in historic F1 racing over the course of the past 20 years.
A Jensen Interceptor and FF on top of the famous old Fiat factory
James Elliott, Group Editor, Classic & Sports Car magazine, said: “This is something to really get excited about. The Live Parades in the grounds of Alexandra Palace were already a welcome addition to the show this year, but now to see in action such a famous F1 car – and just as importantly hear that magnificent 3-litre DFV – will make it an unmissable event.”
The Parades will run along the South Terrace in front of the London landmark, offering a stunning cityscape backdrop. Along with the Tyrrell, themed collections of classic cars promise to add rich variety to the runs.
On Friday 28th
, the BMW Car Club will honour the manufacturer’s 100th
anniversary with a parade featuring CSL ‘Batmobile’, 2002, 635 and Z1 models among others. On Saturday 29th
, cars from the Jensen Owners’ Club will star, marking 50 years of the Interceptor and FF. Then on the final day of the show, on Sunday 30th
, Supercars of Essex will present the cream of modern performances cars with a selection featuring a Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 458 and Noble M400.
BMW Car Club to honour the manufacturers 100th anniversary
Inside the Palace, The Classic & Sports Car Show will feature more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious and well-loved classic cars with displays from some of the best dealers in the business, including DD Classics, Desmond J Smail, Classic Chrome, Stanley Mann and many more.
Over on the Live Interview Stage presented by Goodwood Road & Racing, renowned touring car and historic racer Anthony Reid is the latest name to join the roster of stars set to appear. World champion on two and four wheels John Surtees CBE and Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis OBE top the bill, alongside John Fitzpatrick, Simon Taylor, Steve Soper, Alain de Cadenet and new Masters Historic F1 champion Nick Padmore.Tags:Classic car show
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