On 25 June the Tipo184, the cheapest way to feel like Fangio, debuted at The London Classic Car Show.
Paying homage to the Alfa Romeo 158, raced by the legendary driver Juan Manuel Fangio, Tipo184 evokes memories of one of the most successful race cars of all time. The brainchild of TV personality Ant Anstead, ‘imagineered’ by Darren Collins and brought to reality by a small team of enthusiasts at Dowsetts Classic Cars, the car uses running gear from the second-generation Mazda MX-5/Miata, providing classic motorsport enthusiasts with an affordable route into single-seater racing. The entire vehicle has been designed to be built at home by an enthusiast with no specialist skills and comes in a series of kits. Fully built cars can also be ordered from Dowsetts.
Tipo184 owners will be able to take part in a new race series, run in partnership with the British Racing & Sports Car Club (BRSCC). Billed as one of the most affordable single-seater race series in the world, the series will start as a UK-based set of track days towards the end of this year before racing starts in 2022. The planned race format for 2022 will consist of a 15-minute qualifying session followed by two 15-minute races at major circuits across the UK. Plans are also in progress for race series in Europe and the US.
The Tipo184 starter kit can be purchased directly from Tipo184 and is available globally with customers in the US and Europe now able to take advantage of heavily reduced shipping costs because of new collaborations with local chassis manufacturers. Limited build slots for 2021 are still available.