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LeGrand MK12 Super Vee- 1971


Aldin “Red” LeGrand started out building a formula race car for himself and three friends in the late 1950s. The car was so successful in competition, Red started a business designing and building race cars. The first production car was the MK1 which was completed in 1963. It was extremely light (440 lbs.) and small. The powerplant was a 76hp air-cooled BMW 700 engine. The MK1 was so successful that it was often made to run in a faster class than it was designed for. Red designed at least fifteen different race cars in his career. The total number of cars he produced is about 200.

LeGrand’s website suggests this was the one and only Mk12c that Red LeGrand built, calling it a one-off and is possibly a prototype for the later Mk15.

The car raced mainly in the upper Midwest, with its last race appearance at Brainerd International Speedway, Minnesota, in August 2007. Prior competition history, if any, is unknown.

This car was generously donated to the Museum by Brian Crombie.

This car is currently for sale. Click here for pricing and more information.