Art you can feel and touch

Project 1:1 VEE is a collectable work of art, that scales your car enthusiasm to a new level.

Hand made in Holland

Back into history. Back to the time racing drivers were daredevils. Back to the time when you were building scale models, dreaming of becoming a racer yourself.

History you can enjoy every day

Share your passion of cars in a unique style; you only have to make way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Story of boyhood dreams

Inspired by one of the most remarkable Dutch racing car drivers; Carel Godin de Beaufort (1934-1964). He was a practical joker, driving without shoes to be smaller, a people person, but dead serious when he was racing. The first Artwork is dedicated to Carel Godin de Beaufort, to keep his and your dreams alive.

History of Vee Racing

Formula Vee was first recognized as a class in 1963, and was started at the request of Volkswagen dealers. Three years later, the league was established and recognized as a class within SCCA (Sports Car Club of America). Since that time, it has not only survived, but become the most prolific single seat race car in the world!. The design of this single seat racecar was by Enrico Nardi from Italy.

The European premiere

Porsche mechanics assembled six Formcars for the first Formula Vee races at the Eberbach and Rossfeld hill climbs in the spring of 1965. Huschke von Hanstein’s ‘Porsche Formula Vee wandering circus’ toured the length and breadth of Germany with a pool of drivers, some of them familiar faces and some of them less well known.

Defining an art project

The idea evolved in 2014 after remembering the accident of Carel Godin fifty years ago. The artist's other inspiration you can find in this work of art is the artist constant quest to be aware and to stay in touch with youth and personal memories. As a kid his passion for racing was, like many others, expressed by building scale models of his favourite cars. With this project it is possible to relive and touch 1:1 the early years of Formula racing and recollect the dream of becoming a racecar driver.

Moulding the shape

The parts were moulded from a Porsche Formcar from 1964/65 as explained in the photo series that comes with the 25 artworks. In a small Dutch company; high quality materials and craftsmanship were used to create the 1:1 scale parts.

As long as it's Elfenbeinweiss

After preparation and straightening, done by a professional classic car restorer, every part is sprayed the final coat of high quality paint. All 25 artworks and 4 artists proofs (26-28 and 30) are painted the original colour; Elfenbein weiss and provided with period sponsor advertising. Only number 29 is sprayed in Orange, the colour of Carel’s racecar.

Assembling

The steel frame was shaped after a Revell kit from a Porsche (1:24 scale) and is laser cut and welded by a craftsman. With 3D printing the frame is completed and send of to the paint shop. Every frame comes with a chassis number and a matching photo book.

Artist proof

Every piece is handmade by a team of specialists for body parts, welding, 3D printing and painting. The design, supervision of the technical construction and assembly is done by artist. Every frame and photo book is signed and numbered from 1-25. De other 5 are artist proofs. Used for testing and exhibition.

25 possibilities

Every collector can choose the sponsor advertising and number as presented underneath. All 25 (1:1 frames, 10ft (450cm) wide and 6ft (210cm) high) are made by hand and all the cars are Elfenbein weiss (Porsche Colour). All 25 artworks are signed and numbered.

  • 1
    Car 1
    Car 1
  • 2
    Car 2
    Car 2
  • 3
    Car 3
    Car 3
  • 4
    Car 4
    Car 4
  • 5
    Car 5
    Car 5
  • 6
    Car 6
    Car 6
  • 7
    Car 7
    Car 7
  • 8
    Car 8
    Car 8
  • 9
    Car 9
    Car 9
  • 10
    Car 10
    Car 10
  • 11
    Car 11
    Car 11
  • 12
    Car 12
    Car 12
  • 13
    Car 13
    Car 13
  • 14
    Car 14
    Car 14
  • 15
    Car 15
    Car 15
  • 16
    Car 16
    Car 16
  • 17
    Car 17
    Car 17
  • 18
    Car 18
    Car 18
  • 19
    Car 19
    Car 19
  • 20
    Car 20
    Car 20
  • 21
    Car 21
    Car 21
  • 22
    Car 22
    Car 22
  • 23
    Car 23
    Car 23
  • 24
    Car 24
    Car 24
  • 25
    Car 25
    Car 25
  • 26
    Car 26
    Car 26
  • 27
    Car 27
    Car 27
  • 28
    Car 28
    Car 28
  • 29
    Car 29
    Car 29
  • 30
    Car 30
    Car 30

Own it

Only available though a personal reservation, by choosing a car number from 1-25. If you want more information please contact Sandra van der Flaes at +31-187-640580 of info@formulavee.eu.

Choose your preferred racenumber and labels (as shown at 'the possibilities')