The Warren – Completed at Race Retro
After a busy three days at Race Retro 2017, the iconic 1973 Championship winning 750 Formula car ‘The Warren’ was brought back to life in its original form, after significant efforts from current owner Ron Welsh.
The car rolled in as an almost bare chassis on the Thursday before show opening, and by mid- afternoon on Sunday the car was complete, save for minor wiring and plumbing. All the details were carefully covered in a detailed pre-show restoration; from period graphics and paint, to the reclamation of as many original panels and details as possible. Virtually all of the original aluminium body was retained and restored with careful welding, and the only nod to development was to use a toothed belt drive in place of the original chain – the one component that had always suffered from a reliability perspective on track.
Ron was assisted throughout the show by his son Kevin, who will be getting behind the wheel of the unique car when it takes to the track later this season.
The Warren will be competing in the newly re-launched ‘Historic 750 Formula’, which celebrates its ties with one of the world’s oldest formulae yet also highlighting the series itself as the most cost effective route into historic circuit racing. The Warren is spearheading a drive to bring all the missing 750 Formula cars out of retirement and back to the track.
Find out more at www.750mc.co.uk/formulae/historic-750-formula