Never having driven any other race car that I had not built I did not take long to take my wife’s very good advice to buy the Elfin. The Elfin is chassis No. FF7006 which was purchased new by STILLWELL FORD for Larry Perkins with which he won the FF to Europe series in 1971.
Steve Chopping imported the car to Tasmania and as there was no FF racing here the car was modified with wide wheels and slicks and more powerful engine to meet F2 regs. It went through a number of owners until it end up with Steve Gramp who went onto race Formula Holden’s and production cars. As Steve is a very good car preparer as well as driver the car was in very good condition and was very easy and forgiving to drive.
I only raced the car three times and then I had an industrial accident which resulted in the loss of my left eye. Needless to say CAMS revoked my competition licence and I retired from the sport for a second time.
I still have the car and have just restored it back to the Stillwell Ford-Perkins livery.