Oh God, I’m stuck. I wonder if Emerson Fittipaldi or James Hunt got their shins wedged solidly beneath the dashboards of their Formula Fords some 50 years ago? I rather suspect not. But before the engine has even turned over in this Crosslé 90F, I’ve made a complete tit of myself by proving unable to get in the thing.
The 90F is only a lightly modernised take on a car that sat on the Formula Ford grid back in 1969, a grid that Fittipaldi and Hunt used as their stepping stone to F1 fame. Effortlessly cool men who I’m sure never wobbled perilously over their racing cars, fighting the temptation to grab the fragile aero screen, and resorting to painfully scraping their lower legs into place. To the dismay of everyone around them.
Images: Benjamin Fournier