Crossle unveiled their new 90F on the opening day of Historic Motorsport International, the new single-seater a modern take on their classic Formula Ford machinery. The first runs of 90Fs are intended for the Classic Racing School at Le Circuit du Charade in central France – once called ‘the most beautiful track in the world’ by Sir Stirling Moss.
The 90F combines classic styling with a bulletproof Ford Zetec delivering 105bhp, a four-speed Hewland gearbox and other modern features to create a quick, safe car suitable to the rough and tumble of a racing school environment. The car was unveiled by ex-Formla One racer Martin Donnelly.
Donnelly, who raced a Crosslé as a teenager, said: “I owe my career to the Crosslé family and to their cars. My 32F was a good dependable car and taught me so much as I started on the path to Formula 1.”
The racing school aims to be the first ‘historic racing academy’, offering not only personalised tuition but a 1970s ‘feel’ to the experience, with a hospitality package include – it is not many race school daily itineraries that include ‘breakfast or aparetif’ as standard! A half day includes 50km of driving and personalised tuition from drivers such as Vincent Beltoise.