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John Taylor Designs

Started Oct 19, 2013 0 Replies

I found some pictures of a couple cars designed by John Taylor.  One is the Unique 6 wheel drive Porsche pickup built around 2003- he sold it to a guy in Germany who later re-painted it.  The second…Continue

 

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VIKING RACING LOLA 340

John Taylor co-founder of Viking Racing with the Lola 340 they used as a rental car in the 1976-77 season
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John Taylor Designs

I found some pictures of a couple cars designed by John Taylor.  One is the Unique 6 wheel drive Porsche pickup built around 2003- he sold it to a guy in Germany who later re-painted it.  The second rear axle was driven by gilmer belts off the front  axle CV joints.  The other pictures are of the Viking Formula Ford he co-designed with Arnie Loyning.  Taylor and Loyning were high school friends in Tacoma Washington around 1965 and later partnered in SCCA racing driving various English cars like…See More
Oct 19, 2013
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VIKING PRE-HISTORY

I posted on another forum about the history of the Viking Formula Ford and got some skeptical messages about the designers.  I was involved with the original designers, John Taylor and Arnie Loyning long before that car was conceived.  We were a group of racers in Tacoma Washington back in the 60's. Taylor and Loyning were old high school friends who started out doing solo events along with Marty Loft before they all went SCCA racing in production cars.  Loyning, Taylor and Loft later formed a…See More
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VIKING PRE-HISTORY

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I posted on another forum about the history of the Viking Formula Ford and got some skeptical messages about the designers.  I was involved with the original designers, John Taylor and Arnie Loyning long before that car was conceived.  We were a group of racers in Tacoma Washington back in the 60's. Taylor and Loyning were old high school friends who started out doing solo events along with Marty Loft before they all went SCCA racing in production cars.  Loyning, Taylor and Loft later formed…

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