1980 PRS RH02 Club FF
Canadian Esso Protech FF Winner. 2023 Canadian Grand Prix Feature Car.
Ex-Major General Lewis MacKenzie PRS, RHO2, Formula Ford.
Update: Major General MacKenzie will be reunited with his PRS to run it as part of the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix weekend festivities. The event will be held at Circuit Gilles Villenueve in Montreal June 16-18, 2023. Come see the PRS in action at the Grand Prix and meet the Major General in person and learn more about the car’s Candian racing history. The PRS will thereafter be available for purchase.
1994 Esso Protec Championship Class B – 1st place at Mosport. The PRS was used, along with a 1983 Reynard, to claim 2nd place in the Championship.
Photos of the car when it was painted black depict the car after one of the Major General’s wins. The car is now in the yellow with blue nose paint scheme seen in the other photos presented here.
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Since 2019, the RH02 has received the following updates and improvements:
Suspension: new plating, rod ends checked, front & rear uprights serviced, wheel bearing serviced.
New Wiring and Fuse Panel
New braided/coated lines and new brake calipers, fittings and, updated rotors
Frame – crack checked, upgraded bulkheads, & frame painted.
Engine under tray redesigned
New fire system
Hewland Mk9 transaxle serviced and new bearings. Shift linkage redesigned.
Oil tank clean and baffled
Fresh ARJAY Motor 8/2019. Only one race weekend since in 2020.
Set of Compomative & Weller FF wheels
New Safety Belts
Other features include:
Kevlar reinforced cockpit body work
Protective T 6 aluminum lower area panels
Ceramic Race Exhaust
The RH02 cars were very successful in period, and continue to be in historic racing. They can be raced across the U.S. in both SCCA racing and historic racing with virtually all, if not all, of the vintage racing clubs.
These PRS cars can also compete for championships with the Crossflow Cup, and Formula Ford Challenge Series in the U.S. and historic racing series and championships overseas as well.
This particular PRS has winning period history, and with a famous general at the wheel. That history helps set it apart from the many other Formula Fords, and helps make it a more inviting entry for the premier Formula Ford events.
It’s a good car on all levels, and can be purchased for a small fraction of what has been put into it. It’s a good deal if you want to go Formula Ford racing. The car is located in upstate New York.
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