Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1959, Formula143 Special, Fritz d'Orey, Tec-Mec, Volarebrasil

1959 Tec-Mec F415 d’Orey

Tec-Mec is the formula 1 car designed by ex-Maserati chassis designer Valerio Colotti in 1959. The official name of the constructor is ‘Studio Tecnica Meccanica’ or ‘Tec Mec’ for short. The Studio was financed by Lloyd Casner of Camoradi International. The Tec-Mec F415  car was based on Maserati 250F design, being  an improved, lightened version of the 250F. The chassis being a lightweight tubular spaceframe, and a power unit was Maserati 2490 cc straight 6 engine. Brazilian Frederico José Carlos Themudo “Fritz” d’Orey drove Tec-Mec in its only appearance in the 1959 United States Grand Prix, but the car retired just after 6 laps. Tec-Mec was not seen again, and d’Orey finished his racing driver career after a serious accident in the  practice of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1960 in Ferrari 250 GT.

Driver No.Entrant
Fritz d’Orey15Camoradi USA
Scale ManufacturerCollection
Cat. No.QualityRarity
Formula143 Special Edition
5 out of 5 pcs Limited Edition

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