Coming soon - the patter of tiny Goodyears

Who can forget the six-wheeled Tyrrell P34 Grand Prix cars which Jody Scheckter, Patrick Depailler and Ronnie Peterson raced in 1976 and 1977?

Well, two examples are being prepared to race again, by Simon Bull in Britain and Bud Bennett in the USA. If new 10in tyres can be made, they could be out this year. The reduced drag of four small front wheels was abandoned when tyre technology for the unique fronts failed to keep up with that of the universally-used mars. But chassis designer Derek Gardner, engineering Martin Stretton in Bull's ex-Peterson chassis, is sure of success, and Bennett is determined to build up the spare tub and race it hard. MP