The Nemo undergoing testing.


The Nemo was built by the Race Cars International team who were based in Hornsey, North London and it was designed by Canadian Max Boxstrom. The car first appeared in July 1970, it was intended as a customer car but was never really developed as in the middle of a racing season the RCI drivers preferred their own, known cars. At the end of the year the project was sold to Tony Kitchener for a projected K4 design that never materialised.


The pictures of the 1964 Abarth F3 indicate that the chassis was the same as that used for the F2 design, in addition track and wheelbase dimensions were virtually identical. It was a conventional spaceframe design with wishbone-based outboard suspension front and rear. Front track was 1320mm, rear 1330mm, wheelbase 2300mm and the chassis weighed 400kg. The engine was a 982cc Fiat-based unit with a four-speed gearbox, a Weber 40DCD carburetor was used and power was quoted as 88bhp at 7900rpm.
For whatever reason, perhaps the F3 engine wasn’t up to the job, the Abarth never raced.


1970 Brendan McInerney.

The Nemo's first appearance.
Some suspension parts and the specially fabricated bulkheads used on the Nemo.