What championships are there?
Millers Oils Historic Formula Junior Championship (UK); FIA Lurani Trophy (Europe); Scuderia Madunina (Italy) – plus non-championship races.
What’s the class structure?
Pre-61 front-engined (divided into Lancia and Fiat engines; Ford, BMC and other units); pre-61 rear-engined; post-60 (divided into drum brakes and disc brakes).
How much do they cost?
Expect to pay £20-25,000 for a car ready race. You can go lower or higher – a Lola Mk5A recently went for $92,500!
Do they hold their value?
Yes. Due to the efforts of Duncan Rabagliati at the Formula Junior Historic Racing Association, this is a boom formula. Prices have stabilised recently, but show no signs of going down.
How are costs kept down?
Through the class structure and the Dunlop control tyre: Andrew Taylor has kept the same set on his Britannia since ’02!
How do I get involved? Contact Duncan Rabagliati (0208 946 1730; [email protected]; www.formulajunior.com). He also produces a newsletter with details of Formula Junior cars for sale.