Last weekend, Mosport International Raceway (now called CTMP) celebrated its 60th anniversary. The legendary Canadian racing circuit was established during the first ‘golden age’ of motorsports. The track played host to “original” series like Formula Vee, which still competes in Canada today at F1200.
In the US, the The Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association is planning a 60th anniversary celebration of Formula Vee at its September 2023 event at the Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival at Road America.
“One of auto racing’s most popular racing series, Formula Vee has been an international steppingstone for Formula One champions Niki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi, Nelson Piquet and Keke Rosberg. Formula Vee’s popularity is due to its comparative affordability built around original VW engines. Because the cars’ performance capabilities are very similar, a Formula Vee race typically features cars in very close nose-to tail-competition — making the races exciting for participants and spectators alike.”
Alex Rorke, VSCDA President
The open-wheel, single-seat, motor racing formula continues to be popular after nearly 6 decades, and in 2021 the Formula Vee was developed and released for the iRacing simulation software. Everything old is new again!