1960 Lotus 18

The ex-Camoradi Team, Ian Burgess Formula 1/Intercontinental

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White/Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

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The ex-Camoradi Team, Ian Burgess
1960-61 Lotus-Climax Type 18 Formula 1/Intercontinental Formula Racing Single-Seater
Chassis no. 908

In 1960 the American entrepreneur Lloyd P. 'Lucky' Casner's Camoradi racing team set the FIA Sports Car World Championship series alight with some stupendous performances by its Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage' cars, driven by Dan Gurney, Casner himself, Masten Gregory and none other than Stirling Moss. The acronym 'Camoradi' derived from 'Casner Motors Inc Racing Division' and the operation was originally heavily backed by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, which was seeking to establish a foothold in international road racing.

For the following year, 1961, team driver Masten Gregory persuaded the flamboyant 'Lucky' Casner that the team should also mount a serious assault upon Formula 1. To this end Camoradi International was formed with a base in Europe, and a new Cooper T53 'Lowline' car was acquire