Gary Anderson designed Anson SA4 Formula Super Vee. The SA4 was used in the European, German and other GP3 series in 1983 and 1984. The Anson SA4 is based on the design standards of the early Eighties Formula One ground effects cars. The cockpit is pushed forward to move the fuel cell, oil tank and engine closer to the center of the car for better fore and aft balance. The Chassis utilizes honeycomb aluminum and carbon fiber. The front suspension is pull-rod with inboard dampeners and adjustable bladed bars. The rear suspension incorporates inboard dampeners positioned in the transaxle spacer to allow for larger ground effects tunnels. Rear adjustable blades. The car was completely rebuilt in 2007 and 2008.
Known history since new - This car was sent to the United States in 1984 to be run in the Formula Super Vee series by Mark Pivac and was driven by a number of drivers including Tommy Bryne who placed the car one pole at the Long Beach Grand Prix. Mike McHugh (see photo) purchased the car in late 1984 and the car through 1988 in the Pro Super Vee series and SCCA events. The car participated SCCA runoffs in 1987 as a formula car and CSR (see photo). The car was last raced by Mike McHugh in 1988 at the Dallas Grand Prix. The car was disassembled and I purchased the car in 2007 from Mike and started a complete reassembly which was completed in 2008. This included a new engine and the complete rebuild of the Hewland Mk 9. The car is extremely competitive in historic events where it has finished third twice behind Dan Marvin and Wade Carter in March 76's and behind two Formula One cars.
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