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  • 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



    Contact: info@nelson-motorsports.com