Please note that the cars shown in this database are part of our collection but may not be on display when you visit.
We are only able to display approximately 150 cars at a time yet have over 400 cars in our collection (only a sample is represented on this site at this time). Thank you!
The Formula Monza series started in Italy in the late 1970s. It was a single seater racing class. The rules allowed for any motor less than 500cc. Also, the brakes and other driveline components had to be from a production car. This helped keep costs down. Not surprisingly, most Formula Monza cars were built around Fiat 500 drivetrain components. This racing series allowed for an inexpensive entry level car while at the same time provided exciting racing as the fields tended to be very large. You can find an example of a stock Fiat 500 in the microcar section on the opposite end of the museum exhibit floor.