New Crosslé 9S
Crosslé 9S Sports-Racing Car, as raced by Grand Prix drivers, John
Watson and Peter Gethin, is one of the revered marques along with the
Lotus, Chevron, Lola and Abarth who competed in the golden age of two-litre
sports car racing in Europe.
Crosslé drivers enjoyed podium finishes on such famous English
circuits as Brands Hatch and Snetterton, competing against the more publicised
teams such as Lotus and Brabham, but it was in the States that the Crosslé
reputation for outstanding qualities of strength, safety and success were
Testament to the lasting effects of these standards is Ian McCullough's
success in 1993 with his 9S which won the HSCC Group 6 Championship with
the perfect score - six starts, six wins and six pole positions!
the 9S is available as a "late run" series with a choice of
modern production engines for road or competition use, built by the factory
to the traditional Crosslé standards and adapted to suit any of
your road or racing needs. Conceived in 1966 for the International two-litre
Group Six regulations, the 9S (one of the prettiest cars of the era) enjoyed
considerable success on the race circuits of the Continent and the USA,
and to this day they are front runners in Historic Racing on both sides
of the Atlantic.
A Classic Today
current run of 9S cars compete in a ten-round Irish series. The class
is tightly controlled and all cars have the same Dunnell engine. This
unit is dyno run and sealed before delivery. The only alteration that
can be undertaken is a change of spring rate and anti-roll bars. For the
2001 season the cars will have to compete with an all up weight including
9S is also proving to be competitive against a number of very different
types of racing cars.
Scottish customers, Raddy and Brian Sarovilovich, have been competing
with their 9S since 1999. They have won both the North of England Sports
Car and Saloon Car Championships. Younger brother Brian managed to win
the North of England Championship twice, while Raddy was only pipped at
the post for his double at the last round!
9S is a classic which benefits from the advance of thirty years of technology.
Nostalgia without the pain!