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I saw those Flavia Zagatos race at the big Brands Hatch Saloon Car races, the ones where the Galaxies were fighting off 3 wheeling Lotus Cortinas. The Flavias also 3 wheeled, but the other way round to the Cortinas, cocking one of their rear wheels in the air for almost the entire length of the Surtees bend! :oops:
 

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A friend had a Fulvia and took it to an owners club meeting. There was a Fulvia Zagato there (very similar) and he got talking with its owner. It was alloy bodied on a steel chassis. He said that when it rained you could hear it fizzing.
 

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A friend had a Fulvia and took it to an owners club meeting. There was a Fulvia Zagato there (very similar) and he got talking with its owner. It was alloy bodied on a steel chassis. He said that when it rained you could hear it fizzing.
I always wanted a Fulvia Rallye but alas...
 

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Among the first front-wheel-drive competition cars, Tractas were made in France by Jean-Albert Gregoire between 1927-33. I had a ride in one a few years ago. Interesting but nothing that would make the average person hastily write to an aged aunt in Belgium.
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The Unipower GT. Built mid 60's and a pretty successful Mini Cooper powered racer.

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Full details on the club website here. From the prices on the for sale page they are still very desirable for historic racing.

Unipower GT | Owners Club & Register founded in 1972 | England

Rochdale Olympic - fibreglass monocoque with a front subframe bonded in to carry the suspension and plates bonded into the rear floor to help carry the rear suspension designed by Richard Parker who had worked on the design of the Climax engined Lotus Elite.
Initial production version the Phase 1 launched around 1959 had Morris Minor based front suspension and usually a BMC A series engine although at least one was Coventry Climax powered.
The later phase 2 had Triumph Spitfire based front suspension and a Ford 1500cc pre crossflow engine as well as an opening rear hatch.

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The photo shows the most famous competition Olympic campaigned very successfully by John Anstice Brown which still survives. This Olympic was a Phase One lightweight which basically meant that they used fewer layer of fibreglass to make the shell but the price for a lightweight shell was higher than for a standard shell !

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Rochdale Owners' Club: Olympic

If you hover over the History tab you will find details of other road and competition cars built by Rochdale Motor Panels.
 
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