An artist's impression of the Mk11 in 1972.


Nike are based in Holsworthy, Devon and have been producing racing cars for many years starting with a Formula Junior in 1961. Run by Ken Nicholls, Nike also has a reputation for restoring and running Historic racing cars. Although best known for their F Ford chassis they have also built sports cars and even a F5000 car. It seems that in 1971 they built an F3 car, the Mk11, it was a monocoque with a tubular engine bay and had the usual double wishbone suspension. Designed by Mark Erwood and Ken Nicholls it was only ever used in hillclimbs and sprints.