My Car Quest

December 10, 2019

Devin Racecars

by Mike –

In the 1950s and 1960s there were many garage tinkerers in America making their own car, usually a racecar.

Devin Racecars, sports cars

Devin Racecars, sports cars

Most of these tinkerers made just one car for themselves but others had a vision to build not just a great racecar for themselves but to build kit cars for anyone else who wanted to race.

Devin Racecars, sports cars

Bill Devin (1915 – 2000) was one of those who wanted to build many cars. He founded Devin Cars and had some success in racing and in selling fiberglass kit cars.

Devin Racecars, sports cars

Devin Racecars, sports cars

A Devin powered by a 2-cylinder Panhard engine that was modified with Manx Norton motorcycle cylinder heads won the 1956 SCCA H-Modified National Championship.

Devin Racecars, sports cars

Devin Racecars, sports cars

This may have been the first automotive use of belt-driven overhead camshafts.

Devin Racecars, sports cars

Devin Racecars, sports cars

Devin Racecars, sports cars

Devin Racecars, sports cars

The Devin cars pictured here were at The Quail, A Motor Sport Gathering in 2009 where The Cars of Bill Devin was a class.

Devin Racecars, sports cars

Devin cars have a cult like following and it is easy to see why one would love these cars.

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Devin racecars, sports cars

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