It was in 1976 that legendary Formula 1 constructor Ken Tyrrell’s innovationary 6 wheeled Formula 1 Tyrrell P34 made it’s debut onto the Global motorsport stage. On the 13 June that year at the Swedish GP there was a famous first and second place for the P34, driven by Jody Scheckter and Patrick Depailler.
Fast forward to the Masters Historic Festival, Brands Hatch 2020, and Jonathan Holtzman made is debut in a faithful ‘continuation’ P34, designated chassis no.9. The car had been built from scratch with the blessing of the Tyrrell family, using approximately 230 of the original drawings, with the car being the same spec’ as the ’76 Swedish GP cars.
Painstakingly re-created to be as close as possible to the original cars, many smaller parts – where no drawings existed, had to be created from scratch. The only change to the build was to bring it into line with 21st century safety measures.
A second ‘recreation’ to the designated chassis no. 10 is now nearing completion.
Stuart Adams is an award winning professional UK based motorsport photographer.