Le Grand

Le Grand began building racing cars in the early sixties in Sylmar Southern California, founded by Alden “Red” LeGrand they concentrated mainly on single seaters. Le Grand had several National successes including winning the SCCA 1965 Pacific Division Formula C, they also produced Formula B and F Ford models.


In 1967 the Le Grand Mk5 appeared in a number of minor Continental races where it ran well. The Mk5 consisted of a thin gauge metal space frame employing a number of magnesium castings and suspension parts that made it very light (but expensive). It was fitted with a Cosworth engine and Hewland gearbox and unusually it was fitted with American Airheart disc brakes. It was a small car with a track 2.5 inches less than the contemporary Lotus 41 and a 4 inch shorter wheelbase.
Results were quite good with a 4th at Schleiz the best.

1967 Bruce Eglinton.

The Le Grand Mk5, note especially the narrow rear track and upright spring/dampers.