Formula 5000 will top the single-seater bill at the Pau Historic Grand Prix on May 26/27, when the V8-engined cars compete in their first European street race.
Series promoter Frank Lyons expects to take up to 20 of the thundering 1970s racers to southwestern France to compete in two 25-minute races.
Lyons said: “This will be a big spectacle and I hope we can make it a permanent fixture.” F5000 cars never raced at Pau in period. Among the interesting
provisional runners is the unique Leda LT25 of Ian Jacobs — two were built and one was written off.
With the 40th anniversary of F5000 due next year a new web-based registry for F5000 cars has also been launched. Covering events, marque details, and history, car owners and drivers can use the Chat Room to exchange information, opinions and spur on more drivers to enter historic events and strengthen racing grids.
Check it out at www. F5000Registry.com.