Post by David Mitcham on Nov 3, 2019 13:10:53 GMT -5
I've started carving my first entry for the Mac Pinches Thirties Championship. The SEFAC was a gloriously unsuccessful French Grand Prix car which started life in 1935 entered three grand prix and only actually raced in one - the 1939 Pau Grand Prix. In that race it was driven by Jean Tremoulet and managed to complete 35 laps. The SEFAC had two four cylinder engines side by side under the bonnet with a large supercharger serving both. It was redeveloped after the war by the Donmartin company but was no more successful. I will provide a bit more history later.
Post by David Mitcham on Nov 6, 2019 14:43:23 GMT -5
Peter Seager-Thomas suggested the SEFAC of which I had never heard. A search on the web came up with in period photographs and some of the car being re-built a few years ago. I find the web the best source for photographs and quite often information and dimensions although sometimes I have a relevant book. For obscure cars like this its rare to find plans/blueprints so one has to hope there are side on photographs and hopefully head and tail on views. With basic dimensions such as track and wheelbase its then not too difficult to come up with a drawing which is a reasonable approximation of the real thing.
I can't find outdoor sure what the protuberances alongside the cockpit are - I've seen references to them as oil coolers and others as fuel tanks.
Post by David Mitcham on Dec 4, 2019 13:27:14 GMT -5
Things have moved on a little since my last post and the SEFAC is ready for moulding and casting. However I've also carved two other bodies for the Mac Pinches Thirties Championship - Reg Parnell's Challenge GP car which was built in 1939 but only took part in the Prescott hillclimb in that year, and the Multi-Union, primarily a Brooklands car although it it did take part in some road races too. I'll be deciding which will be on the grid once I've built chassis and tested them.