Alfa Dana was the most significant Danish manufacturer of 500cc Formula 3 cars. Uno Jensen, a blacksmith, realised that imported Coopers were too expensive for most and started constructing cars under the name of Alfa Dana (chosen for its romantic sound, as the cars had no Italian connections). The first car was more or less a clone of the Cooper Mk IX with a chromium-molybdenum tube chassis that featured top leaf springs and bottom wishbones. The car, which was said to feature a plastic body, was entirely Danish-built barring the engine, which initially was a JAP that was later replaced with more powerful Nortons.
As Roskildering opened its 1958 season the Alfa Dana trio of Vilhelm Nellemann, Børge Nielsen and Poul Andersen took a 1-2-3 win, but this is only half the story, as the other Scandinavian regulars were competing in
Although 500cc F3 racing continued to live for several years in
Rear upright and spring different from Cooper
Our thanks to Morten Alstrup Thorkild Simonsen and www.midgetracer.net for the photos.