Crosslé to celebrate 60 years with Mansell’s title-winning Formula Ford and the launch of an all-new model.
Historic Motorsport International promises to be a spectacle next month, with some of the most significant automotive machines on display. Among these very special exhibits is the Crosslé 32F, the single-seater Formula Ford that took Mansell to 27 race wins and him claiming the 1977 British Formula Ford Championship.
The car marks the Crosslé company’s 60th anniversary in racing car manufacturing – making it the world’s longest-standing constructor of customer racing cars. To date, the Crosslé Car Company – which was founded in Northern Ireland in 1957 – has built 1000 cars for drivers across the globe.
At HMI the company will display an array from cars from its past, including some of the most elegant sports racing and Formula single-seaters from the sixties and seventies, alongside archive material from their days in top-level competition.
But the Crosslé display is not just about the past. The company will also be celebrating the global launch of a new Crosslé for 2017. This new machine - inspired by iconic designs from the late sixties - blends period features with modern convenience to appeal to the ever-growing world of historic motorsport enthusiasts.SEE RELATED: Best Classic Car Shows January-February 2017
The Crosslé Car Company has been owned by Paul McMorran since 2012. However, the founding family is still actively involved with Caroline Crosslé as a director.
McMorran said: ‘Historic Motorsport International is the perfect event to celebrate our 60th anniversary and the special place Crosslé holds in global motorsport. HMI also provides the ideal platform to launch a new Crosslé that targets an unexplored niche in Historic Motorsport and fits perfectly with the ethos of this show. The new car represents a new direction for Crosslé that I think will generate a great deal of interest among show visitors, with simple logistics and an attractive price tag.’