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