Special Projects Racing
Bogliq USA finally puts their premise to the test: Can Bogliq USA make sportscars as good as any European marque?
In the mid 50’s, Bogliq USA engineers, along with the head designer, decided to supply the US sportscar market with a locally designed and built product that was “as good, or better, than anything European”. This project came to market as the 1957 Bazooka, a RWD coupe powered by a large inline six.
Lauded by the US Automotive Press at the time for it’s handling prowess and pleasant performance but it never had the chance to go head-to-head with the Europeans. The Naiad replacement strayed from the original concept and therefore it was up to the Ungoliant to prove its worth against the best of Europe.
In the late 60’s the Special Project team was formed, taking the disparate groups developing fast road cars (the AE engineers), racecars (the SCCA homologation program) and sportscars and then grouping them together, ensuring greater cohesion in product development dovetailing into superior racing products.
Therefore the Special Projects Racing team was founded, ostensibly for developing radial tyres with Goodstone, to test the Ungoliant against all that the Nurburgring had to offer. Bogliq may not have the money to enter F1, but they had the funds to test the waters in production car racing…
- Special Projects Racing
- Douglas White: Bogliq Racing SCCA driver; highly regarded gentleman racer
- Randall Jones: Bogliq Racing SCCA driver; protege of White, aggressive and very fast
- Stephen Kurst: Special Projects chief test driver; fearless and skilled at suspension setup and diagnosis
OOC: I traditionally come last in these things so I’m aiming to get to the finish line; anything else is gravy! If anyone wants to test any of my Generations II cars for articles or lore building, then PM me what you want and why you want it. I really enjoy making lore so… Ask and you may receive!
Good luck everyone, hopefully no-one crashes and thanks @Der_Bayer for running this competition again!!!