Bluebird Electric Race Cars Inch Closer to Production

Bluebird Electric Race Car

Bluebird’s storied name has been linked to a number of perpetually “upcoming” projects for a few years now, from a road-going sports car to a Formula-style racer to a return to Bonneville for a crack at the overall electric land speed record. So far, though, there’s been a lot of talk- not a lot of action.

All that’s about to change, however. According to the guys at Motorsport, Bluebird will begin production of this prototype-style racer this spring for a September 6th and 7th debut at Rockingham Raceway. The event is called the Bluebird Trophy for Fathers and Sons, and hearkens back to the days of the “gentleman racer” from the turn of the last century.

The Bluebird Trophy will consist of a 40-minute race split into two 20 minute stages with compulsory battery change pit-stops, taking place during the Rockingham round of the 2014 British Touring Car Championship, and will see six celebrity father/son pairings and 24 Pro-Am father/son teams (think Michael and Marco Andretti, for example). The for-charity event will help raise funds for “a number of good causes”, which will (presumably) tie in, somehow, with Bluebird’s ongoing father/son motif.

 

Source | Photos: Bluebird, via Motorsport.

Jo Borrás

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