Everyone loves great racing cars. But race and championship victories are just one metric for a fascinating machine. There's another type of racing car that has eternal appeal for diametrically opposed reasons. Namely, the bad one.
This is not just the mediocre car, the gentle underachiever, but the genuinely dire. Such cars are the curiosities, the heroic failures, the oddities, the misguided, the fatally flawed, the risible. They all have their own fascinating stories that make them, in their own way, every bit as big a part of the fabric of the history of the sport as the winners.
For anyone with a love of such lack-of-success stories, there are plenty of cars that have a special place in the heart. A personal favourite from grand prix racing is the Eifelland 21, a Cosworth-engined machine that contested eight world championship races in 1972.