We've been racing as Nelson Motorsports since 1984, running in Formula Fords, Formula Atlantic, Formula Continental, C/Sports Racing, The IMSA Firehawk Endurance Series, The IMSA Camel GT series in a GTU Mazda, the Grand Am Series in a Porsche 3.8 RSR and a GT3 RS, vintage Formula One in our 1988 Tyrrell 017/4, and 1989/90’s 018/2, and 018/1. About our Tyrrell 017 and 018’s.... Special Thanks to:
Without the help of incredibly creative and dedicated people like these, these cars would have never made it out of the spots we found them. We owe these folks a tremendous debt of gratitude for helping make the 017 and the two 018’s the great cars they are.
Mike Torino: TMR Racing, Orange, California
Project Manager. Total restoration, with tremendous attention to detail. We could not have done this without Mike and his crew. Greg Mirich: Master Fabricator John Nicholson:Nicholson McLaren Engines, England
A magnificent powerplant and a fantastic individual All American Racers, Santa Ana, California
Dan Gurney's men fabricated wings, uprights, and other spares to F1 specs. Phil Stratford: Prior owner of Tyrrell 017/2, California
Comrade in the struggle for the right parts Steve Bryant: AP Racing, England
Brakes and Clutches Neil Davies: Tyrrell Racing Organisation, England
Historical perspective, Blueprints for needed parts Scott Elkins: Pi Research, Indiana
Data Acquisition hardware and software Ted Waibel: T.A.W. Vehicle Concepts, Colorado.
Convinced Technomagnesio to make wheels from Tyrrell blueprints Jeff Heywood: Coast Fabrication, California.
Perfect headers to Nicholson McLaren specs. These are just gorgeous. Mike Goebel: EFI Technology, California
New wiring harness Stuart Barron: Steve Goode Fabrications, England
Header flanges Brian Lisle: Newman-Haas Racing, Indiana
The car’s designer, now Newman-Haas' race engineer Nigel Beresford: Former Race Engineer at Tyrrell for Jonathan Palmer’s cars Jamie Lewis: Former electrical whiz for Tyrrell Jonathan Palmer: England
Former driver Rob Collings: Collings Foundation, Massachusetts
Former owner Harry Mendel: Mendel Auto Sport, England
Junior engineer for Tyrrell, much of the initial restoration ATL Laboratories
Replacement fuel cells