Fuchs worked for Porsche and created a great Super Vee facing Kaimann ones
The complete story is reported (in German)
With the VW Beetle-based technology formula V-seater mid-sixties was the
dream of affordable racing car for everyone reality on the initiative of
the sports car manufacturer Porsche.
Heinz Fuchs from Rutesheim belonged to the formula V Race Car farmers of the
February 16, 1962 to April 9, 1965 Heinz Fuchs worked as Karosserieflaschner
['panel beater' .. presumably meaning 'body man'?] at Porsche in the
test department and remained in the company for many years afterwards as
a supplier of specialty parts - including for the TAG Formula 1 motor -
When the small-seaters in 1965 came from the USA to Germany, the company
Heinz fox racing car belonged (founded on April 7, 1965) Germany's most
successful providers of small Renner;
of 1971 made the gifted mechanic also vehicles for the much more complex
class SV formula with 1.6-liter engines.
His first Vau brought the Schwabe in May 1965 to Eberbach racing uphill.
There were until then only the assembled at Porsche cars at the start,
namely five so-called form of cars and five Beach Cars - and so it
stayed this weekend, as Heinz Fuchs could not produce the necessary
A first test of strength between the racers coming from America and the
much more delicate fox-seater there were only four weeks later at the
The rivals of the time, namely, the last remaining Formcar of the
Porsche manufacture and the first built fox-Formula Vee form the core of
the special exhibition "History and Stories of Formula Vee", which the
Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim on November 14, 2009
displays to 12 February
A total of ten selected race cars represent an interesting cross section of
this racing series, in which a number of Formula 1 drivers such as Niki
Lauda, Jochen Rindt, Jacky Ickx, Jochen Maas Harald Ertl and the
foundation laid for their motorsport career.
Its origin was the "Formula Vee" (Formula V) in the U.S., where in 1963
ambitious hobbyists with the support of Volkswagen of America, the first
single-seaters installed and running.
Their recipe for success was as simple as inexpensive: you take the engine,
transmission, differential, front axle, steering VW Beetle, build
everything in a simple tubular frame and Stülpe on the whole a
lightweight plastic body.
The end of 1964, the then Porsche racing director Huschke von Hanstein
imported ten kits of Formula V race car "Beach" and "Formcar" to
A short time later, the formula V-mania began to rage in Europe.
In addition to Heinz Fuchs in Rutesheim in Stuttgart built the Munich VW
wholesalers Mahag the "Olympic".
In Austria Salzburg Porsche designed the "Austro Vau" and the Vienna Opel
dealer Kurt Bergmann the "Kaimann" while were mounted in Belgium in
American license "Apa" and "Auto Dynamics".
The memory of the legendary racing series in the sixties and seventies
today holds the union "Historic Formula V Europe eV" alive, which also
provides the vehicles for the special exhibition at the Sinsheim museum.
However, the formula V also lives on through the stories and memories of
And the exhibition opening his former mechanic Heinz Willibald and his
former works driver Roland Müller came alongside Heinz Fuchs (in the
bucket seat) (left of the bucket seat).
In the scheduled matinee of the club on 10 January 2010, additional
legends are expected.
And all remember the former formula V Motto: Live wild and dangerous!