Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1975, Hiroshi Fushida, Maki, Spark

1975 Maki F101C Fushida

The F101C was revised version of 101 from 1974. With sponsorship from Citizen Watches, the team tried to get on start of Grand Prix races in the second half of the 1975 season first with Japanese Hiroshi Fushida and then with British Tony Trimmer. Fushida had experience in Japanese and US racing, including SCCA Continental Championship, Canadian-American Challenge Cup, and the Trans-Am Series, and Trimmer raced previously in F5000 and some non-championship F1 events. At Zandvoort  with only 25 entrants, Maki was guaranteed a starting place, but the DFV engine  broke in practice and Fushida was unable to start as the team had no spares. Then Fushida was unable to qualify in the British Grand Prix. Trimmer replaced Fushida but failed to qualify for the Austrian and Italian Grand Prix. Trimmer eventually made Maki’s only race start, in the non-championship Swiss GP at Dijon, finishing 13th and last.

1975F1WCBritish GP
Driver No.Entrant
Hiroshi Fushida35Citizen Maki Engineering
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43SparkReve Collection
Cat. No.QualityRarity

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