Tiga Race Cars
Tiga was a British manufacturer of single-seater racing cars and sports cars.
The company was founded in 1975 by the cyclists Howden Ganley and Tim giving. They took over the small British racing car company MRE, which built in the early 1970s, Formula Ford and Formula 3 racing cars in small numbers.
Even with Tiga were from designer Martin Read at the beginning Formula Ford vehicles with 1,6 - and built 2 -liter engines. Then there were sports car for the little sports car classes. 1978 to Formula 1 was briefly considered; Chassis and suspension parts were already made when the project was canceled. In Formula 3, the team the end of the 1970s, with vehicles of March and Ralt was launched.
Give Tim left Tiga beginning of the 1980s, and Ganley could develop the first own Formula 3 race car, the F381. After the Formula 1 involvement was not achieved and is Tiga turned to formula 2. With the F280, a conventional and fast race car was built. However, the team suffered a major setback when the German Hans -Georg citizen was killed in the warm-up to the Formula 2 race at Zandvoort.
After the citizen 's death, the team moved to the construction of CanAm cars and sports cars.