The wildest Series⬇ Formula V is a trademark formula was their heyday in the 1960s and 1970s. Significant components (engine, transmission, suspension) had to come from time built VW Beetle. It is the biggest brand formula. The author of the idea, based on the VW Beetle build racing car, the Americans Hubert L. Brundage, a businessman and amateur racer from Florida applies. For drivers, where the performance was not sufficient with 1200- and 1300-cc engines, 1970-71 Formula Super V was launched, with engines based on the VW 411/412.
Not with this formula may Formula Volkswagen be confused, which emerged in the late 1990s and used components from the then current model of VW.
Porsche racing director Huschke von Hanstein took 1965 first ten Formula Vee cars from the USA to Germany and presented them on 16 May 1965 under the mountain race in Eberbach to the public, after they had been previously presented at the Porsche facility the press. These first cars came as kits to Germany and were assembled by Porsche mechanics. On July 4, 1965, the first race took place on European soil with the small Monopostos place at the Norisring. Four weeks later, on August 1, 1965 the formula V drove at the Nurburgring for the first time. The race was over ten rounds on the start-finish loop. Another presentation there on Roßfeld.
1966 was the first German Formula Vee championship.
Manufacturers of products imported from the US vehicles were Beachcar and Formcar.
the Renner were driven initially ranged from the 1.2-liter engine of the VW Beetle, which carried a maximum of 45 horsepower and a top speed of about 150 to 160 km / h. Von Hanstein first Expemplar had as the standard Beetle only 34 hp. After 1966, the formula V Europe was founded, the still close-1300s VW engines were allowed, which allowed up to 60 hp. A revision of the regulations, the indemnified especially the type of camshaft, allowed in 1969 an output of 75 hp. Since the 80s the FV lost the fame and interest. In 2015 they had 50 years jubilee. In all these 50 years nobody died in the Formula V.