Lynx Formula V History
Bob Riley had been racing a front engine C modified in SCCA races that he had built in Louisiana in 1959. Riley also started the design of a new mid-engine car. However, before beginning construction, Lotus announced the new “Lotus 30” (a mid-engine C-Modified) that would be sold for $6,000. He felt that he could not compete successfully against the new Lotus, so Riley turned to the new formula vee series. The first Lynx Formula Vee was built in a single car garage with a dirt floor in Detroit Michigan in 1964.