- Formula Vee
**Formula Vee**is a popular single-seater junior motor racing formula, with relatively low-costs in comparison toFormula Ford orFormula BMW .The class is based on a 1963

Volkswagen Beetle , utilizing a collection of the stock parts to form a competitive race car around a purpose-built tube frame and racing tires. The VW engine, transmission, front suspension, brakes and wheels are stock or modified stock parts. The chassis is a tube frame design and the body is fiberglass or carbon fiber. The intention of this class is for the average person to build and maintain the car.Primarily a class in the

Sports Car Club of America many other organizations have adopted the Formula Vee as a class. Over the years, the rules have evolved to improve performance, lower cost, or to allow replacement of discontinued parts.In 2008, a brand new ready-to-race car would cost about US $15,000. The car could be bought as a kit for about US $8,000, minus the Volkswagen parts. It costs approximately US $700 per race to maintain.

A top-running Formula Vee will go 120 mph (190 km/h) and corner at about 1.6 g. It weighs a minimum of 1,025 pounds (465 kg) with driver [

*http://www.scca.org/contentpage.aspx?content=44 (SCCA GCR 2008 specs)*] .Each year, FV is one of the classes at the SCCA Runoffs(TM), which awards a National Championship.

Variants of the Formula Vee rules exist in the Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Germany and New Zealand.

A related category,

Formula Super Vee , evolved, using the water-cooled 1.6 litre VW four-cylinder engine in higher-tech and faster cars that initially drew much fromFormula Ford practice, but later started to bear more kinship toFormula Three orFormula Atlantic chassis. This was successful in Europe for a while, but much more popular in the USA where it ran until the late 1980s.**External links*** [

*http://www.formulaveeracing.org formulaveeracing.org(US)*]

* [*http://www.formulavee.org formulavee.org (US)*]

* [*http://www.formulavee.us formulavee.us(US)*]

*http://www.formulavee.ie

* [*http://www.fvee.org.au Australian Formula Vee Web Site*]

* [*http://www.formulafirst.co.nz New Zealand Formula First (nee Formula Vee)*]

* [*http://www.veecentre.com Formula Vee (UK)*]

* [*http://www.750mc.co.uk 750 Motor Club (UK organising club)*]

* [*http://www.formula1200.com Formula 1200 - Canada*]

* [*http://dmoz.org/Regional/Oceania/Australia/Recreation_and_Sports/Motoring/Motorsport/Formula_Vee/ Category at ODP*]

* [*http://www.formulaveesa.org.za Formula Vee South Africa*]

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