TYRRELL TO TOP CLASSIC SHOW
Six-wheeled F1 car to be part of a live parade at Alexandra Palace
The sight and sound of a six-wheeled Formula 1 car running in North London will be a highlight of this weekend’s Classic & Sports Car Show.
For the first time, live parades will be staged along Alexandra Palace’s South Terrace on each day of the three-day show and will be capped by the amazing spectacle of the six-wheeled Tyrrell P34 from 1976.
The parades will run along the South Terrace in front of the London landmark. Along with the Tyrrell, themed collections of classic cars will also take part in the runs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Cosworth Dfv-powered Tyrrell that will run at Alexandra Palace is chassis number six, which was a spare for Ronnie Peterson and Patrick Depailler in 1977, the P34’s final season before the team returned to a four-wheeled car for 1978. The model was the only six-wheeled F1 to ever race in a grand prix. Prepared by racing specialist Hall & Hall, P34/6 has been a regular and successful contender in historic F1 racing over the last 20 years.
The car, which featured two pairs of 10-inch wheels at the front, proved to be a serious project when Jody Scheckter won the 1976 Swedish Grand Prix on his way to third in the World Championship.
James Elliott, Group Editor, Classic & Sports Car magazine, said: “This is something to really get excited about. To see in action such a famous F1 car – and hear that magnificent three-litre DFV – will make it an unmissable event.”