Thursday 8 December 2016

Crosslé will partner with the Historic Sports Car Club for the 50th anniversary of the Formula Ford category in 2017, with a new award for the best performance over the HSCC season in a Crosslé car.

In addition, the company’s heritage in Formula Ford will be marked in the HSCC display of cars from five decades of the category at Autosport International (12-15 January). A Crosslé 32F of the type used by Nigel Mansell to win the Silverstone-based Brush Fusegear Championship in 1977 will be on show, finished in Mansell’s period livery.

Crosslé won the inaugural European FF1600 Championship in 1969 with its 16F, and became a world leader in Formula Ford. It is the last original Formula Ford constructor still in operation and 2017 will be a special year for the Crosslé Car Company as it marks 60 years since John Crosslé built his MkI.

Paul McMorran from Crosslé said: “With Caroline’s agreement, we will present a trophy provided by Crosslé Car Company and named after her late father. The Club stand at Autosport International should be a great place to have Caroline present this to the HSCC, ideally with the participation of a high-profile Crosslé pilot or two from the past.