Back in the early 70's, when the "privateer" in Formula One still had a chance to be competitive, came a team that was the epitomy of this label. Connew was the brainchild of Peter Connew, an ex-Surtees F1 employee. Peter had never attended a F1 race or had any remote interest in motorsport until he visited the Monza GP at the age of 24. Almost immediately after his first viewing, Peter set out to build his own car to compete in a World Championship race with the help of some loyal friends. Whilst it may not have been deemed a success, it is certainly an inspirational story. Below is a video narrated by one of one of the team members, Barry Boor.