KEEN TO RACE PRYCE SHADOW
Historic ace targets Monaco Historic Grand Prix
An ex-tom Pryce Shadow DN3 will return to racing this season in the hands of the experienced Phil Keen.
Chassis DN3/5 was used by Pryce in the second half of the 1974 season and has been acquired by Jon Minshaw. It has not raced since 1980 and Minshaw has entrusted it to his GT racing co-driver Keen, with the Monaco Historic GP as a prime target. It is expected to have a shakedown race at Zolder next month in the opening round of the Masters FIA Historic Formula One Championship.
Pryce scored his first World Championship points in the car in the 1974 German Grand Prix and it was used early in 1975. Later it passed through various owners, but is only thought to have raced once in 1980.
Pryce made his F1 debut with the Token earlier in 1974 and really made his name with the Shadow team. He was destined for even greater things in F1 when he was killed in a freak accident at Kyalami in March 1977.
“It’s an incredible car and has been untouched since 1975. It’s been in a private collection,” said Minshaw. “It is still very original and it was at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting last year, but didn’t run. It’s what I first remembered as an F1 car.”
Minshaw is eager to see Keen race in Historic F1 and Keen is likely to be very quick around the streets of Monaco. Alongside their British GT campaign, Minshaw and Keen will race a Jaguar E-type and Lola T70 MK3B with Masters.
Pryce: 1970s starPhotos: LAT, Paul Lawrence and Gary Hawkins
Jean-pierre Jarier raced sister DN3