Post by David Lawson on Jun 17, 2012 13:46:16 GMT -5
Marlon's thread about the March 721X reminded me that I started working on another glorious failure a few months ago.
I always loved the extreme or should I say bizarre bodywork on the Eifelland F1 car raced by Rolf Stommelen during 1972.
When the car was first planned it had dramatic full width front and rear bodywork but that was discarded immediately due to overheating, it had almost certainly never seen a wind tunnel anyway and no doubt wouldn't have been aerodynamically effective anyway.
The car appeared with more conventional bodywork apart from the very quirky cockpit surround with periscope rear view mirror and I love the look of the car when it raced at Stommelen's home race at the Nurburgring. Sadly this proved to be the team's final race before the money ran out.
I started carving the master a few months ago and I also asked my good friend John Cahill in Arizona to assist with the decals. I'll post some work in progress updates from time to time.