Happy Easter Everyone!
Formula Easter cars were raced in the Peace and Friendship cup. The Formula Easters were known as the communist Formula Ones.
Driven by racers of the Eastern bloc, these vehicles were serious race cars but lightyears away from the Formula One cars of the day. Driven by souped-up Lada engines they were capable of speeds over 230 km/h, which is quite an impressive performance from a 1300 cc engine.
Formula Easter race at the legendary Schleizer Dreieck in 1985.
The monopostos were made in several countries by different manucfacturers like MTX, Avia, Estonia, and Melkus. Even private garages created cars in accordance with the formula.
Some drivers are racing the Formula Easter cars to this very day. Some of them wear period correct liveries and still use the Lada engines, while some have converted their cars to be propelled by modern Honda CBR 1100XX motorbike and other engines by now.