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Ryan Gamber

  • Owner Name: Ryan Gamber
  • Location: Landisville,Pennsylvania
  • Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • When did you purchase your Formula S: April 28, 2011
  • Serial #: ?
  • Body color: Red
  • Chassis color: Gold
  • Engine: SAAB 850 two-stroke
  • Transmission: SAAB
  • Wheel & Tire package: 450-15 front, 550-15 rear.
  • Brakes: drum
  • Ownership history and / or racing history: See Comments below.
  • Intention to vintage race: ?

Comments: The original owner. Sirvo Wiemero (born in Finland) lived and raced car from Pewaukee, WI.  Currently living in Simi Valley, CA.

Wayne (manager, owner?) or Al (service manager, ran SAAB portion?) of Suburban Motors, Cedarburg WI (currently in Grafton WI) met Walter Kern (IBM Engineer) inventor of Quantum cars who convinced the dealer to purchase a car.  Bought in 1965 and built the kit in their shop.  Sat at the dealer until Sirvo bought car in 1972.  Raced in SCCA Formula C class.

SCCA Log:

  • Western New York SCCA Driver’s School – 9/8/1972
  • Blackhawk Valley (IL) SCCA Driver’s School – no date listed
  • Chicago Region SCCA Driver’s School – 4/28/1973
  • Chicago Region SCCA Regional Race – 5/6/1973
  • Blackhawk Valley (IL) SCCA Regional Race – 6/31-7/1/1973
  • South Bend SCCA Regional Race – 7/21/1973

Verbal:

End of 73, all of 74:

  • 2x at Nelson Ledges
  • 2x at Blackhawk Valley
  • 1x at Road America (Chicago Region SCCA event?) – Won Formula C class (only win with car), 3rd overall formula car.

Total – 3 driving schools, 8 race weekends, 1 class win

Sirvo stopped racing this car in mid-1974 after a friend’s serious racing accident in a formula car and moved on to safer full-bodies cars.  Car has been parked ever since.  Took car along when moving to CA.  Listed car on Craigslist and was picked up by BringATrailer.com.  Had over 20+ phone calls from interested parties.  Most were people from the eastern US wanting to ship the car back east.  Two auto museums expressed interest in restoring the car to display in their museums.  Two people called from Sweden and expressed interest in the car.  The car was sold to Ryan and Theresa Gamber from Landisville, PA on April 28, 2011, who are now only the 2nd owners of the car.

 

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Historical photos of Ryan Gamber's car

Originally posted: 11 May 2011

Ryan sent along these photos from the history of his new car. They show the original owner, Sirvo Wiemero at the track in 1973.

 

↑ ↓ Sirvo Wiemero in 1973 

 

Welcome to Ryan Gamber

Originally posted: 11 May 2011

Ryan and Theresa Gamber have recently returned from a trip to California to pick up their new Quantum Formula S.  Ryan sent us some photos from the trip and a information about the history of the car.

The car's history is noted in the Comments section of Ryan's registry page.

Below are the photos he sent from his trip.

 

↑ Ryan in Sirvo's '70's driving suit. 

 

↑↓ A stop in Sedona. 

↓ At Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. 

 

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