Welcome to My Formula 5000, a web site devoted to all F5000 drivers, cars and race events conducted in North America from 1967-1976. In 1967, a nationwide racing series was inaugurated by the Sports Car Club America that was to lead to the first true American road racing formula, a formula that was quick to be adopted worldwide. The series began as the SCCA Grand Pix Championship for open wheel, single-seat racers of foreign origin called Formula B and C cars, the engine size determining the class. In 1968, American-manufactured 5-liter (305 cubic inch), stock block V8 engines were introduced, although the series was still open to Formula B and C machines. Thus was born the first American road racing formula. The series, titled the Continental Championship, mushroomed to 13 events in 1969. In 1972, engines where limited strictly to 5000cc/305cid powered cars. For the 1970 through 1973 seasons, the Continental 5000 Championship carried sponsorship from L&M cigarettes. Then in 1974, the United States Auto Club joined the SCCA in sanctioning the series, which also allowed USAC's star drivers to compete in their"championship" classed cars. Although most of the information is from my own collection, I would like to thank "Wolfgang Klopfer" for permission to quote from his book "Formula A and Formula 5000 in America Race by Race" in my continuing research. Kurt Engelmann
A big "Thank you" to the following photographers, drivers and donors whose photos and memorabilia appear throughout the site.
David Hutson Tony "a2z" Adamowicz Phil Henny Ed Lloyd Mark Manroe Larry Webb Nick England Bob Pengraph Tom Ratzlaff Robert Graham Jerry Entin Ron Grable Mark Windecker Ken Bedford Mike Feisst Luke Lundquist Carmen Entin Lyle Forsgren Victor Oliver Gus Hutchison Peter Ellenbogen Eric Haga Richard Janes, Jr. Kenneth C. Jones Robert Fischetti Seb Coppola Pat Lomax Rick Vendl Jim Hawes Steve Johnson Jim Knerr Paul J. Dudiak Barry Blackmore Jim Gustafson Doug Schellinger Jon Hromada Davey Jordan Steve Bedford Robert E. Gloye Edwin Ingalls Ron Miller Glenn Miller Bill Skadsen Jon Hromada Dean Barnes James S. Kellar