1975 Ray Formula 3

Ex Stephen South - Monaco and British Grand Prix F3 Support Race

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1975
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Ascot Racecourse,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 2 October 2010 at 3pm
Ray Formula cars have been around since 1970 and have had success from the start. Bert Ray was a mechanic for Brabham alongside Denny Hulme and in 1968 set up Ray Race working with many of the racing firms in the London area.
In 1971 complete FFs were being produced and in 1972 American Jas Patterson raced a Ray Steele 72F at the first Formula Ford Festival in October. Stephen South, a former British kart champion, 1977 British Formula Three Champion and McLaren F1 driver subbing for an injured Alain Prost, was 1973's big find and he won 5 races finishing 3rd in the Wella for Men championship and 4th in the BOC series. In 1974 South had 11 wins and was 2nd in the BOC championship in his Ray.
1975 saw the graduation to F3 with Ray producing a monocoque with a rear frame for the Toyota Novamotor for Stephen South. The season kicked off in March at Thruxton with a 6th place, followed by a 3rd at Aintree in Apr