What is Formula Vee Racing?
Formula Vee racing provides the thrill of fiercely competitive motor racing at an entry level. Engines and parts are restricted to specific Volkswagon components so that greater emphasis is on driver skill rather than budget. As a result, the class is the first proving ground in motor racing and has always been a stepping stone to higher levels of motor sport.
Formula Vee is controlled by the Formula Vee Association of Australia (FVAA). Without any support from the motor sports establishment. Formula Vee is the fastest growing category with the largest pool of cars in Australian motor sport, with more than 25 cars expected to contest the 2020 NSW State championship with many others competing in Historic categories and non-race speed events.
Formula Vee's race in two categories dependent on engine size, 1200cc and 1600cc. New 1600cc cars can cost $55,000 but second hand cars can be purchased for as little as $5,000 to $10,000 for 1200cc cars and between $12,000 to $20,000 for second hand 1600cc cars.
Some of Australia's racing legends started in Formula Vee including Larry Perkins, Jason Bargwanna, Colin Bond and John Bowe, while international Forumla 1 champions Niki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi and Keke Rosberg all raced Formula Vee's in Europe and the USA.