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HISTORY
Can-Am started out as a race series for Group 7 sports racers with two races in Canada (Can) and four races in the United States of America (Am). The series was initially sponsored by Johnson Wax. The Series was governed by rules called out under the FIA Group 7 category with unrestricted engine capacity and few other technical restrictions.

The Group 7 category was essentially a Formula Libre for sports cars; the regulations were minimal and permitted unlimited engine sizes (and allowed turbocharging and supercharging), virtually unrestricted aerodynamics, and were as close as any major international racing series ever got to anything goes. As long as the car had two seats and bodywork enclosing the wheels, and met basic safety standards, it was legal. Group 7 had arisen as a category for non-homologated sports car 'specials' in Europe and for a while in the 1960s Group 7 racing was popular in the United Kingdom as well as a class in hillclimb racing in Europe. Group 7 cars were designed more for short-distance sprints than for endurance racing. Some Group 7 cars were also built in Japan by Nissan and Toyota, but these did not compete outside their homeland (though some of the Can-Am competitors went over to race against them occasionally).

SCCA sports car racing was becoming more popular with European constructors and drivers, and the United States Road Racing Championship for large-capacity sports racers eventually gave rise to the Group 7 Can-Am series. There was good prize and appearance money and plenty of trade backing; the series was lucrative for its competitors but resulted, by its end, in truly outrageous cars with well over 1000 horsepower (750 kW) (the Porsche team claimed 1,500 hp (1,100 kW) for its 917/30 in qualifying trim[1]), wings, active downforce generation, very light weight and unheard of speeds. Similar Group 7 cars ran in the European Interserie series, but this was much lower-key than the Can-Am.

On-track, the series was initially dominated by Lola, followed by a period in which it became known as the 'Bruce and Denny Show', the works McLaren team dominating until the Porsche 917 was perfected and became almost unbeatable. After Porsche's withdrawal, Shadow dominated the last season before Can-Am faded away to be replaced by Formula 5000. Racing was rarely close - one marque was usually dominant - but the noise and spectacle of the cars made the series highly popular.

The energy crisis and the increased cost of competing in Can-Am meant that the series folded after the relatively lackluster 1974 season; the single seater Formula 5000 series became the leading road-racing series in North America and many of the Can-Am drivers and teams continued to race in this. F5000's reign lasted for only two years, with a second generation of Can-Am following. This was a fundamentally different series based initially on converted Formula 5000 cars with closed-wheel bodies. There was also a 2L class based on Formula Two chassis. The second iteration of Can-Am faded away as IMSA and CART racing became more popular in the early 1980s but remained active until 1987.

Can-Am remains a well-remembered form of racing due to its popularity at the time, the spectacular cars and the lineup of talented drivers. Can-Am cars remain popular in historic racing.

Notable drivers
Notable drivers in the original Can-Am series included virtually every acclaimed driver of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Jim Hall, Mark Donohue, Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, George Follmer, Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Denny Hulme, Bruce McLaren, Jackie Oliver, Peter Revson, and John Surtees all drove Can-Am cars competitively and were successful, winning races and championship titles. Al Holbert, Jacky Ickx, Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Patrick Tambay, and Al Unser Jr. are among the drivers who launched their careers in the revived Can-Am series.

Pioneering technology
Can-Am was the birthplace and proving ground for (what was at the time) outrageous technology. Can-Am cars were among the first race cars to sport wings, effective turbocharging, ground-effect aerodynamics, and aerospace materials like titanium. This led to the eventual downfall of the original series when costs got very much out of hand, but during its height Can-Am cars were at the cutting edge of racing technology and were frequently as fast as or even faster around laps of circuits used by both series than their contemporary Formula One cars. Noted constructors in the Can-Am Series included McLaren, Chaparral, Lola, BRM, Shadow and Porsche.

McLaren
McLaren cars were specially designed race cars. The Can-Am cars were developments of the sports cars which were introduced in 1964 for the North American sports car races. The development variants M1A and M1B were raced as factory cars in the 1966 with Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon as drivers. In 1967, specifically for the Can-Am series, the McLaren team introduced a new model, the M6A. The McLaren M6A also introduced what was to become the trademark orange color for the team. The McLaren team was considered very "multi national" for the times and consisted of team owner and leader Bruce McLaren, fellow New Zealander Chris Amon and another "Kiwi", the 1967 Formula One World Champion, Denny Hulme, Team Manager Teddy Mayer, mechanics Tyler Alexander, Gary Knutson, Lee Muir, George Bolthoff, Frank Zimmerman, Tom Anderson, Alan Anderson, David Dunlap, Leo Beattie, Donny Ray Everett, and Haig Alltounian (all from the USA), Don Beresford, Alec Greaves, Vince Higgins, and Roger Bailey (UK), Tony Attard (Australia), Cary Taylor, Jimmy Stone, Chris Charles, Colin Beanland, Alan McCall and Alistair Caldwell (NZ). The M6 series were a full aluminum monocoque design with no uncommon features but, for the times, there was an uncommon attention to detail in preparation by the team members. The M6 series of cars were powered by smallblock Chevy engines built by Al Bartz Engines in Van Nuys, California. They were the model of reliability. This was followed in 1968 by the M8A, a new design based around the Chevy Mark IV "big block" engine as a stressed member of the chassis. McLaren went "in house" with their engine shop in 1969. The M8B, M8C, M8D and M20C were developments of that aluminum monocoque chassis. McLaren so dominated the 1967-1971 seasons that Can-Am was often called the "Bruce and Denny Show" after the drivers who very often finished 1-2. There was even a 1-2-3 finish at the Michigan International Speedway on September 28, 1969. McLaren 1st, Hulme 2nd, Gurney 3rd. Sadly, 9 months later, Bruce McLaren lost his life on June 2, 1970 at Goodwood when the rear bodywork of his prototype M8D detached during testing resulting in a totally uncontrollable car and a fatal high-speed crash. McLaren continued to succeed in Can-Am after Bruce's death with a number of other drivers, but the works Porsche effort with turbocharged flat-12 engines and a high development budget meant that they could not keep up with the 917. Although private McLarens continued in the series, the works team withdrew to concentrate on Formula One (and USAC, for several years). Team McLaren went on to become a several time F1 champion and is still very much a part of F1.

Porsche
The Porsche 908 spyder was used in Can Am, but was underpowered (350 hp) and mainly used by underfunded teams. It did win the 1970 Road Atlanta race though when the more powerful cars fell out. The 917PA, a spyder version of the 917K Le Mans car, was raced, but its normally aspirated flat-12 was underpowered (530 hp). In 1971 the 917/10 was introduced. This was still not turbocharged, but was lighter and had cleaner body work, and Jo Siffert managed to finish fourth in the championship.

For 1972 the 917/10K with a turbo charged 900 horsepower 5 liter flat-12 was introduced. Prepared by Roger Penske and driven by Mark Donohue and George Follmer these cars won six of the nine races. In 1972 Porsche introduced an even more powerful car, the 917/30KL. Nicknamed the Turbopanzer this car was truly a monster. With 1100/1580 horsepower (820/1161 kW in race/qualifying spec)[citation needed] on tap from a 5.4 liter flat-12 and only weighing in at 1800 lb (816 kg) with better downforce this car won six of eight races in the 1973 championship. The Porsche dominance was such that engine rules were changed to try to reduce the dominance of one marque by enforcing a fuel-consumption rule for 1974. This kind of alteration of rules to promote equality is not unknown in other forms of American motorsport. The category that the car had been created for and competed in was discontinued and in 1975 Mark Donohue drove this car to a closed-course world-speed record of 221 mph (356 km/h) at the Talladega Superspeedway (then called the Alabama International Motor Speedway). It was capable of 240 mph (386 km/h) on the straights.

Chaparral
Jim Hall's Chaparrals were very innovative, following his success in the United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC). The 2 series Chaparrals (built and engineered with a high degree of covert support from Chevrolet's research and development division) were leaders in the application of aerodynamics to racecars culminating with the introduction of the 2E in 1966, the first of the high wing race cars. The 2E was a defining design, and the 2G was a development of that basic design. The FIA banned movable aerodynamic devices and Chaparral responded with the 2H 1969. The 2H broke new ground, seeking to reduce drag but didn't achieve much success. The 2J that followed was perhaps the ultimate example of what Group 7 rules could allow in a racing car. It was a twin-engined car, with the by-then usual big-block Chevrolet engine providing the driving force, and a tiny snowmobile engine powering a pair of fans at the back of the car. These fans, combined with the moveable Lexan 'skirts' around the bottom of the car created a vacuum underneath the car, effectively providing the same level of downforce as the huge wings of previous vehicles, without the drag. Although far too mechanically complex to survive in racing environments, the theory was sound, and would appear in Formula One a few years later in the BT46B 'Fan Car' of 1978.

Lola
The Lola T-70, T-160-165, T-220, T-260, and T-310 were campaigned by the factory and various customers, and were primarily Chevy powered. The Lola T-70 driven by John Surtees won the first Can-Am championship in 1966. Lola continued to experiment with new designs versus McLaren which refined the design each year. The 1971 Lola T-260 had some success with Jackie Stewart taking two victories. In 1972 a radical new design, the Lola T-310, made its appearance. The T-310 was the longest and widest Can-Am car of the era versus the short stubby T-260. The T-310 was delivered late and suffered handling problems the entire year with its best finish a fourth at Watkins Glen.

Others
While McLaren and Porsche dominated the series for most of its existence, other vehicles also appeared. Well-established European manufacturers like Ferrari and BRM appeared at various times with little success, March tried to get a share of the lucrative market in 1970–71 but couldn't establish themselves, and Ford flitted across the scene with a number of unsuccessful cars based on the GT40 and its successors. American specialist marques like McKee and Caldwell competed, alongside exotica like the astonishing four-engined Macs-It special.

British-born mechanic and engineer Peter Bryant designed the Ti22 (occasionally known as the Autocoast after one of the team's major backers) as an American-built challenger to the British McLarens and Lolas. The car made extensive use of titanium in its chassis and suspension, and Bryant experimented with aerodynamics and with early use of carbon-fibre to reduce weight. Although the car was quick it did not achieve consistent success; problems with the team's funding saw Bryant move on to Don Nichols' UOP-sponsored Shadow team. The Shadow marque had made its debut with an astonishing car with tiny wheels and radiators mounted on top of the rear wing designed by Trevor Harris; this was unsuccessful, and more conventional cars designed by Bryant replaced them; Bryant was sidelined when Shadow moved into Formula One but after his departure, turbocharged Shadows came to dominate as Porsche and McLaren faded from the scene

Decline and revivals
1974 was the last year for the original Can-Am championship. Spiraling costs, a recession in North America following the oil crisis, and dwindling support and interest led to the series being cancelled and the last scheduled race of the 1974 season not being run.[4] The Can-Am name still held enough drawing power to lead SCCA to introduce a revised Can-Am series in 1977 based on a closed-wheel version of the rules of the recently canceled Formula A/5000 series. This grew steadily in status, particularly during the USAC/CART wars of the late 70s and early 80s, and attracted some top road-racing teams and drivers and a range of vehicles including specials based on rebodied single seaters (particularly Lola F5000s) and also bespoke cars from constructors like March as well as smaller manufacturers. To broaden the appeal of the series a 2L class was introduced for the last several years - cars often being derived from F2/Formula Atlantic. The series peaked in the early 80s but as the CART Indycar series and IMSA's GTP championship grew in stature it faded. In 1987 the series changed as Indycars started to become a source of cars. The SCCA took away the Can-Am name but the series continued as the Can-Am Teams Thunder Cars Championship. After a single year the teams took the sports bodies off and evolved into American Indycar Series.

In 1991 after 18 months of development a Shelby Can-Am series was created using a production line of Sports bodied cars designed by Carrol Shelby powered by a 3.3 litre Dodge V6. The series ran for five years before it was dropped by the SCCA. A large number of cars were relocated to South Africa and ran from 2000 onwards.

The name was once again revived in 1998, when the United States Road Racing Championship broke away from IMSA. Their top prototype class was named Can-Am, but the series would fold before the end of 1999 before being replaced by the Grand American Road Racing Championship. The Can-Am name would not be retained in the new series.

Eventually, the GTPs would evolve into Le Mans Prototypes, the top class of the American Le Mans Series. While significantly different from Can Am series vehicles, LMPs provide a high performance prototype pioneering new technologies, but limited compared to their spiritual predecessors of Can-Am by regulations in the name of cost control and safety. From 2004-09, the LMPs would be divided into the under 6000cc LMP1 class and the under 4000cc LMP2 class, comparable to the Can Am Series' 5000cc maximum.



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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 10:54:06 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 11:00:15 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012, 08:14:28 AM »
Nice work as always, striper !

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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2012, 11:04:18 PM »
PARNELLI JONES INDY MOTOR LOLA T70
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2012, 11:05:09 PM »
Donahue's  Lola T70
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2012, 11:05:56 PM »
Jackie Stewart -- Lola T70 Chevy
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2012, 11:07:20 PM »
Graham Hill -- Lola T70-Chevrolet
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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2012, 10:09:35 PM »
Andretti & McLaren M6B Ford
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ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS ON THIS KIND OF RACING -CAN-AM RACING CARS - R. M. CLARKE
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Chaparral  2E
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2012, 10:14:24 PM »
Bruce McLaren (4) leads Denny Hulme (5), Road America 1969
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HERB ADAMS CAN -AM RACER
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« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2013, 02:11:45 AM »
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« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2013, 02:14:11 AM »
Gurney in a Back Up Factory McLaren M8B
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« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2013, 02:17:35 AM »
67 Ferrari 350 Can Am,  Was driven by Chris Amon
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« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2013, 02:20:14 AM »
FOR RED,

George Follmer, 1972 series champion and the Penske Porsche 917 10K
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Mmmmmmmmmmmmm
McLaren  :)




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« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2013, 08:26:35 PM »
those cars always fascinated me,  must have been an old Elvis racing movie when I was young   ;)   thanks for digging these up.
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« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2013, 10:10:24 PM »
THIS IS WHY.
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« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2013, 10:13:24 PM »
THIS IS AT SEARS POINT.
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« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2013, 10:48:42 PM »
Oh yea! Music to my ears.

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« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2013, 10:56:51 PM »
Here you go Beppie!




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« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2013, 12:08:24 AM »
Oh yea! Music to my ears.

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« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2013, 12:35:55 AM »
THIS IS AT SEARS POINT.

A FEW MORE OF THE 1968 McLAREN M6B McLEAGLE
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« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2013, 12:38:51 AM »
1969 GEORGE EATON McLAREN M12
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« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2013, 09:55:48 AM »
How about the King Cobra running the Can Am in '67 at Riverside w/ Jerry Titus behind the wheel?


 

 



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« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2013, 10:51:34 AM »
How about the King Cobra running the Can Am in '67 at Riverside w/ Jerry Titus behind the wheel?

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« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2013, 11:10:20 AM »
It was part of the weekend of the LA Times Grand Prix series.
1st pic- that's me in the white T shirt.

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« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2013, 03:31:05 PM »
It was part of the weekend of the LA Times Grand Prix series.
1st pic- that's me in the white T shirt.

WHERE'S YOUR CAMERA STEVE ? LOL
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« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2013, 03:34:06 PM »
The 1971 Can-Am M8F car was designed by G. Coppuck and included a number of innovations. It ran with an 8-litre Chevrolet built by McLaren Engines using the new Reynolds all alloy cylinder block. Horsepower was rated in excess of 750.
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« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2013, 03:37:16 PM »
McLAREN M8E - 1971 Trojan produced this model as the 1971 production car based on the prototype tested by Hulme. It has the basic shape of the M8B with a lower wing rather than the fins of the M8D. The track is narrower and the bodyshell is smaller.
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« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2013, 03:41:22 PM »
McLAREN M8D
 Three new cars were built for the 1970 Can-Am Championship and were improvements of the previous model. This model incorporated airfoil sections mounted on fins rising form the rear fenders. These cars earned the nick name of "Batmobile". The M8D ran engines built by Bolthoff and they again were successful in winning the championship. Hulme won the championship after Bruce was killed testing the original M8D at Goodwood.
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« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2013, 03:48:22 PM »
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm
McLaren  :)

THOSE ARE McLAREN M8B'S.
Three new and further developed Group 7 works cars were built for the 1969 Can-Am series, using at least one of the original M8A monocoque. They differed form the earlier cars in body design, using wings that stood high above the tail on suspension-mounted struts and had new 7-litre engines built by George Bolthoff, an ex-Traco engineer. There were minor detail differences between the M8Bs and the M8As. The 1969 cars used larger wheels - 15 x 11 front and 15 x 16 rear. They were unbeaten in the 1969 season and took Bruce to his second championship.
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« Reply #40 on: April 06, 2013, 04:15:26 PM »
Now those are real race cars.......................what a neat sound from that BBC.......................thanks guys!
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FOR RED,

George Follmer, 1972 series champion and the Penske Porsche 917 10K


Thanks for posting that Beppie!  I worked for George at his Porsche Audi dealership in Montclair
for a number of years in the late '80's and early '90's as a parts technician.  I knew he was a big
time racer back then but never bothered to actually check out his accomplishments.  "Big time"
doesn't really cover it....

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« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2013, 11:32:34 PM »
Great pics and info.....I can't seem to get enough of this stuff.....Thanks
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« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2013, 10:21:31 AM »
It was part of the weekend of the LA Times Grand Prix series.
1st pic- that's me in the white T shirt.

WHERE'S YOUR CAMERA STEVE ? LOL

I don't remember. Looks like a press pass on my belt- maybe cameras in a bag at my feet.

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« Reply #45 on: May 29, 2013, 10:33:20 AM »
BRUCE MCLAREN
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« Reply #46 on: May 29, 2013, 10:34:10 AM »
HALL'S # 65
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« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2013, 10:37:20 AM »
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« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2013, 10:37:57 AM »
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« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2013, 10:39:11 AM »
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Forget the modern politics of Formula One and the current struggles of the McLaren team; instead remember today, June 2, as a celebration of the team’s founder’s life.

Bruce McLaren died during testing at Goodwood this day in 1970 – some 43 years ago – but his impact on the motorsports community is profound.
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« Reply #52 on: June 28, 2013, 12:48:55 AM »
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« Reply #53 on: June 28, 2013, 12:49:22 AM »
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« Reply #54 on: June 28, 2013, 12:49:45 AM »
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« Reply #55 on: June 28, 2013, 12:50:14 AM »
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« Reply #57 on: July 19, 2013, 09:17:17 PM »
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« Reply #58 on: July 19, 2013, 09:18:42 PM »
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« Reply #59 on: July 19, 2013, 09:19:15 PM »
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« Reply #60 on: July 19, 2013, 09:19:43 PM »
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« Reply #61 on: July 19, 2013, 09:20:41 PM »
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« Reply #62 on: July 19, 2013, 09:37:57 PM »
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« Reply #63 on: July 27, 2013, 03:57:13 PM »
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« Reply #64 on: July 27, 2013, 03:57:53 PM »
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« Reply #66 on: July 27, 2013, 05:22:08 PM »
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« Reply #67 on: August 31, 2013, 10:21:52 AM »
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« Reply #68 on: August 31, 2013, 10:23:03 AM »
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« Reply #69 on: August 31, 2013, 10:23:43 AM »
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« Reply #71 on: August 31, 2013, 10:24:57 AM »
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« Reply #72 on: August 31, 2013, 10:25:40 AM »
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« Reply #73 on: August 31, 2013, 10:26:17 AM »
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« Reply #74 on: August 31, 2013, 10:27:08 AM »
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« Reply #75 on: October 09, 2013, 11:08:15 PM »
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« Reply #76 on: October 09, 2013, 11:08:43 PM »
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« Reply #77 on: October 09, 2013, 11:09:13 PM »
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« Reply #78 on: October 09, 2013, 11:09:40 PM »
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« Reply #79 on: October 09, 2013, 11:10:07 PM »
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« Reply #81 on: October 09, 2013, 11:11:08 PM »
The competition saw this from Penske all year long....
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« Reply #82 on: October 09, 2013, 11:11:36 PM »
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« Reply #84 on: October 09, 2013, 11:15:52 PM »
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« Reply #91 on: October 14, 2013, 12:31:52 PM »
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« Reply #102 on: October 14, 2013, 12:39:38 PM »
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« Reply #103 on: October 14, 2013, 12:40:10 PM »
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« Reply #104 on: October 14, 2013, 12:40:39 PM »
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« Reply #105 on: October 14, 2013, 12:41:10 PM »
Hulme (5) leads McLaren (4), Surtees (7), Amon (16) and the rest, Bridgehampton 1969
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« Reply #106 on: February 07, 2014, 07:32:18 PM »
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« Reply #107 on: February 07, 2014, 07:33:24 PM »
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« Reply #108 on: February 07, 2014, 07:34:06 PM »
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« Reply #109 on: February 07, 2014, 07:34:50 PM »
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« Reply #110 on: February 07, 2014, 07:35:43 PM »
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« Reply #111 on: February 17, 2014, 08:55:35 PM »
Here's an obscure one, most of you will have never seen. Owned and home built by Ric Moore, father of the late CART star Greg Moore.
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« Reply #112 on: February 19, 2014, 06:43:49 PM »
The "HORN SECTION", of the best symphony on earth!
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« Reply #113 on: February 19, 2014, 09:34:45 PM »
Very Big Wing.
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« Reply #114 on: February 19, 2014, 09:35:46 PM »
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« Reply #115 on: February 19, 2014, 09:36:43 PM »
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« Reply #116 on: February 19, 2014, 09:38:49 PM »
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« Reply #117 on: February 19, 2014, 09:39:34 PM »
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« Reply #118 on: March 13, 2014, 11:51:51 PM »
More of the very big wing, and wing gone away.
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« Reply #119 on: March 14, 2014, 12:01:12 AM »
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« Reply #120 on: March 14, 2014, 12:27:02 AM »
Couple more shots of the Jim Hall winged wonders.
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« Reply #122 on: March 14, 2014, 09:16:54 PM »
Advanced aerodynamics, big block Chevy power and semi-automatic transmission
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« Reply #123 on: March 14, 2014, 09:17:48 PM »
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« Reply #124 on: March 14, 2014, 09:18:54 PM »
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« Reply #125 on: March 14, 2014, 09:19:51 PM »
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« Reply #126 on: March 14, 2014, 09:21:05 PM »
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« Reply #127 on: March 14, 2014, 09:22:12 PM »
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« Reply #128 on: March 14, 2014, 09:23:26 PM »
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« Reply #129 on: March 21, 2014, 11:03:06 PM »
Cool ad. 8)
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I GUESS THIS IS WHERE THE TUNER GUY'S GOT THE IDEA FOR THERE PIPE'S.
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« Reply #131 on: April 16, 2014, 10:26:05 PM »
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« Reply #132 on: April 16, 2014, 10:27:01 PM »
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« Reply #136 on: April 16, 2014, 10:41:55 PM »
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« Reply #137 on: April 16, 2014, 10:44:50 PM »
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« Reply #138 on: April 28, 2014, 04:26:41 AM »
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« Reply #139 on: May 05, 2014, 11:47:51 PM »
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« Reply #140 on: July 22, 2014, 09:26:35 PM »
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« Reply #141 on: July 29, 2014, 10:13:26 PM »
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« Reply #142 on: July 29, 2014, 10:15:14 PM »
Ford G7A
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« Reply #143 on: July 29, 2014, 10:15:50 PM »
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« Reply #144 on: July 29, 2014, 10:17:08 PM »
1974 Road America Can-Am Program
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« Reply #145 on: July 29, 2014, 10:18:09 PM »
1965 Watkins Glen USRRC Program, which was won by Jim Hall in a Chaparral.
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« Reply #146 on: July 29, 2014, 10:18:43 PM »
Bruce McLaren, Road America 1969
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« Reply #147 on: July 29, 2014, 10:21:20 PM »
Engine's
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« Reply #148 on: August 21, 2014, 11:39:48 PM »
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« Reply #149 on: August 29, 2014, 12:57:22 AM »
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« Reply #150 on: September 13, 2014, 06:46:04 PM »
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« Reply #151 on: September 13, 2014, 06:47:46 PM »
RIVERSIDE 1970'S.
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« Reply #152 on: September 13, 2014, 06:49:09 PM »
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« Reply #153 on: September 13, 2014, 06:54:08 PM »
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« Reply #154 on: September 13, 2014, 06:56:12 PM »
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« Reply #155 on: February 01, 2015, 07:49:29 PM »
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« Reply #156 on: February 01, 2015, 07:58:39 PM »
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Chaparral's, designed & built by Jim Hall & crew in Midland, Texas.

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« Reply #157 on: February 01, 2015, 10:33:26 PM »
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Chaparral's, designed & built by Jim Hall & crew in Midland, Texas.
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« Reply #158 on: February 28, 2015, 02:09:43 PM »
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« Reply #159 on: March 01, 2015, 01:07:28 AM »
#23 All American Lotus 19J-Ford driven by Dan Gurney and Jerry Grant. It sported a 4.7 liter Ford Cobra engine.
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« Reply #160 on: March 01, 2015, 01:09:06 AM »
#4 Chaparral that was driven by Bruce Jennings and Ronnie Hissom.
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« Reply #161 on: March 01, 2015, 01:12:20 AM »
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Chaparral's, designed & built by Jim Hall & crew in Midland, Texas.
Afew more of his cars.
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« Reply #162 on: March 01, 2015, 12:50:30 PM »
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« Reply #163 on: March 02, 2015, 04:42:41 PM »
ed felter crash during sat practice... all night repairs by john and bob finished in top ten sunday

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« Reply #164 on: March 04, 2015, 09:54:56 PM »
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« Reply #165 on: March 12, 2015, 06:03:39 PM »
Sebring 1967
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« Reply #166 on: March 12, 2015, 06:09:01 PM »
 ;) ::) Winged wonders.
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« Reply #167 on: March 14, 2015, 02:09:00 PM »
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« Reply #168 on: March 14, 2015, 02:47:04 PM »
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« Reply #169 on: March 19, 2015, 07:15:18 PM »
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« Reply #170 on: March 29, 2015, 08:23:39 PM »
Chapparal, 1968 Sebring.
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« Reply #171 on: April 08, 2015, 11:25:56 PM »
1970 Lola T222
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« Reply #172 on: May 23, 2015, 12:07:15 PM »
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« Reply #173 on: June 15, 2015, 11:53:29 PM »
 ;) The "Horn Section"!
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« Reply #174 on: June 16, 2015, 07:43:44 AM »
;) The "Horn Section"!

Jim Hall's engineering at it again.  Quite the innovator.

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« Reply #175 on: August 10, 2015, 10:54:37 PM »
68 McLeagle M6B.
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« Reply #176 on: August 10, 2015, 10:56:35 PM »
1967 Shelby Ford King Cobra.Looks like a Boss 302 motor.
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« Reply #177 on: August 10, 2015, 10:57:27 PM »
1968 McLaren M6B #50-07.
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« Reply #178 on: August 10, 2015, 11:04:26 PM »
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« Reply #179 on: August 10, 2015, 11:07:33 PM »
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« Reply #180 on: August 10, 2015, 11:09:32 PM »
1970 Monterey Grand Prix Hulme McLaren won.
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« Reply #181 on: August 10, 2015, 11:12:12 PM »
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« Reply #182 on: August 10, 2015, 11:18:10 PM »
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« Reply #183 on: August 10, 2015, 11:21:41 PM »
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« Reply #184 on: August 10, 2015, 11:23:14 PM »
1966 Pacific Raceways USRRC Race Program which was won by Mark Donohue in a Lola T70.
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« Reply #185 on: August 10, 2015, 11:24:19 PM »
Bruce McLaren and engineer Tyler Alexander, Road America 1969.
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« Reply #186 on: September 02, 2015, 07:26:34 PM »
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« Reply #187 on: September 24, 2015, 10:16:02 AM »
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« Reply #188 on: September 24, 2015, 10:20:16 AM »
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« Reply #189 on: September 24, 2015, 10:24:06 AM »
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« Reply #190 on: September 24, 2015, 10:29:23 AM »
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« Reply #191 on: September 24, 2015, 10:35:28 AM »
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« Reply #192 on: September 24, 2015, 10:42:38 AM »
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« Reply #193 on: September 24, 2015, 10:46:29 AM »
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« Reply #194 on: September 24, 2015, 10:50:37 AM »
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« Reply #195 on: September 24, 2015, 10:54:47 AM »
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« Reply #196 on: September 24, 2015, 10:58:53 AM »
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« Reply #197 on: September 24, 2015, 11:02:59 AM »
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« Reply #198 on: September 24, 2015, 11:06:45 AM »
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« Reply #199 on: September 24, 2015, 11:11:21 AM »
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« Reply #200 on: November 26, 2015, 06:40:57 PM »
Jerry Grant, Alan Green Chevrolet, Lola/Chevrolet T70 Mk II, 1967 Pacific Raceways, Seattle Wa.
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« Reply #202 on: January 20, 2016, 01:13:40 AM »
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« Reply #203 on: January 20, 2016, 01:15:40 AM »
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« Reply #204 on: January 20, 2016, 11:29:49 AM »
Laguna Seca.
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« Reply #205 on: January 20, 2016, 11:47:48 AM »
1967 SCCA Can-am Canadian American Challenge
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« Reply #206 on: January 20, 2016, 11:50:05 AM »
Martin Hill
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« Reply #207 on: January 20, 2016, 11:55:57 AM »
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« Reply #208 on: January 20, 2016, 11:58:09 AM »
Can-Am
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« Reply #209 on: January 20, 2016, 12:10:02 PM »
Dan Gurney.
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« Reply #210 on: January 20, 2016, 07:42:35 PM »
Near the end of the later series.
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« Reply #211 on: January 29, 2016, 10:55:19 PM »
Jackie Stewart
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« Reply #212 on: February 04, 2016, 10:55:02 PM »
 "Bruce (McLaren) always liked to first test a new car without the bodywork in order to get a sense of how it performed without any aerodynamic effects. One result seen here is the M6A’s front tire lifting off the surface at Goodwood (England)." From McLAREN FROM THE INSIDE: Photographs by Tyler Alexander.
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« Reply #213 on: February 06, 2016, 01:50:42 AM »
M6A - 1967
The first car, M6A-1, was completed and ready for testing at Goodwood on June 19, 1967, more that three months prior to the opening race in the Can-Am series. The car covered over 2000 miles of testing before its debut at Elkhart Lake. Team McLaren won its first Can-Am Series with these cars designed by Bruce, Robin Herd, Don Beresford and Tyler Alexander. It was as simple as possible, consisting of single curvatures and square section tubing wherever they could be used. The M6A was a works car and only three were built.

Chassis: Full monocoque formed from aluminium alloy panelling bonded and riveted to steel bulkheads and carrying two 25-gallon fuel cells in the side pontoons

Suspension: Unequal length upper and lower wishbones, anti-roll bar and coil spring/shock units in front. Upper and lower wishbones with twin radius arms anti-roll bar and coil spring/shock at rear. McLaren cast magnesium wheels, 15 x 8½ inch front and 15 x 13¼ rear

Brakes: Girling ventilated discs front and rear, 12 inch diameter, with 16-3-LA calipers and dual hydraulic circuits

Body: Reinforced polyester resin panelling

Engine: 5.9-litre Chevrolet V8 with Lucas fuel injection and 5-speed Hewland LG transaxle

Dimensions: Wheelbase 93.5 inches, front track 52 inches, rear track 52 inches. width 68 inches, height to top of windscreen 31 inches, weight less fuel 1300 pounds distributed 40 percent front/60 percent rear.

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« Reply #214 on: February 06, 2016, 07:38:42 PM »
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« Reply #215 on: February 07, 2016, 02:32:36 AM »
AVS Shadow Mk. I
Trevor Harris, who would later go on to design Indy Cars and Le Mans Prototypes, was hired by Don Nichols, owner of Advanced Vehicle Systems to develop a breakthrough car for the 1970 Can-Am series.  As the photo above shows, the car was absolutely tiny, with the big block Chevy V-8 dominating the design. The intent was to create as little aerodynamic drag as possible through a vastly reduced frontal area. Its dimensions weren’t much larger than a go kart and used special 10 inch diameter wheels up front and 12 diameter wheels in the rear. Despite an estimated top speed of 250 mph, the Mk. I was unable to deliver on its promise. AVS returned to the Can-Am series the following year with a more conventional design, although Mk. I remains a fan favorite at vintage races.
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« Reply #216 on: February 07, 2016, 06:52:09 AM »
AVS Shadow Mk. I
Trevor Harris, who would later go on to design Indy Cars and Le Mans Prototypes, was hired by Don Nichols, owner of Advanced Vehicle Systems to develop a breakthrough car for the 1970 Can-Am series.  As the photo above shows, the car was absolutely tiny, with the big block Chevy V-8 dominating the design. The intent was to create as little aerodynamic drag as possible through a vastly reduced frontal area. Its dimensions weren’t much larger than a go kart and used special 10 inch diameter wheels up front and 12 diameter wheels in the rear. Despite an estimated top speed of 250 mph, the Mk. I was unable to deliver on its promise. AVS returned to the Can-Am series the following year with a more conventional design, although Mk. I remains a fan favorite at vintage races.
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I missed out on a good thing by never following Can-Am. I knew they had some stout engines but sure didn't realize they had the degree of sophistication with their chassis, even if this one didn't work out as intended. I was too interested in following the drags, but there was even some influence from Can-Am there with some of the big block Chevy stuff that GM back doored to Jenkins and others for Pro Stock. I'll have to read up on Can-Am history and see what I missed.
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« Reply #217 on: March 04, 2016, 04:56:21 PM »
1972 Mark Donohue #6 Porsche 917/10.
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« Reply #218 on: March 04, 2016, 04:58:23 PM »
Cam -Am
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« Reply #219 on: March 04, 2016, 05:01:24 PM »
Cam -Am
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« Reply #220 on: March 04, 2016, 05:02:19 PM »
Chaparral 2E
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« Reply #221 on: March 04, 2016, 05:03:26 PM »
Mario Andretti and the Holman Moody prepared McLaren M6B, Road America 1969.
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« Reply #222 on: March 04, 2016, 05:04:43 PM »
Mario Andretti.
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« Reply #223 on: March 04, 2016, 05:08:50 PM »
Donohue McLAREN M6B.
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« Reply #224 on: March 04, 2016, 05:09:42 PM »
Al Holbert.
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« Reply #225 on: March 04, 2016, 05:10:41 PM »
Can-Am.
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« Reply #226 on: March 04, 2016, 05:44:46 PM »
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« Reply #227 on: March 12, 2016, 05:17:43 PM »
A few more.
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 ;) That sure looks the Barney Oldfield on this poster.
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« Reply #262 on: July 09, 2016, 07:43:24 PM »
 :D 1967 Elkhart Lake Wisconsin. Check out that strange Camaro Pace car as well.
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:D 1967 Elkhart Lake Wisconsin. Check out that strange Camaro Pace car as well.
Very cool Camaro.Charley Hutton’s Color Studio painted it.Was Boyd's painter back then.
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1972 Mosport Can Am which was won by Denny Hulme in a McLaren M20.
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 Thought some of you might like this evolution of Chaparral poster.
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Jim Hall was a great innovator.
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Chaparral Cars
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Chaparral Cars was a pioneering American automobile racing team and race car developer that engineered, built, and raced cars from 1963 through 1970. Founded in 1962 by American Formula One racers Hap Sharp and Jim Hall, it was named after the roadrunner, a fast-running ground cuckoo known in Spanish as a chaparral.

Background
Troutman and Barnes were builders of the original Chaparral race cars (later referred to as Chaparral 1). Jim Hall purchased two Chaparral 1s to race. When Hall and Sharp began building their own cars, they asked Troutman and Barnes if they could continue to use the Chaparral name. That is why the Hall/Sharp cars are all named Chaparral 2s (models 2A through 2J for sports cars/CanAm cars, and the 2K which was the 1979–1982 Indycar). Despite winning the Indianapolis 500 in 1980, they left motor racing in 1982. Chaparral cars also featured in the SCCA/CASC Can-Am series and Endurance racing.[citation needed]

Jim Hall was a leader in the innovation and design of spoilers, wings, and ground effects. A high point was the 1966 2E Can-Am car. The 2J CanAm "sucker car" was the first "ground-effects" car.[citation needed]

The development of the Chaparral chronicles the key changes in race cars in the 1960s and 1970s in both aerodynamics and tires. Hall's training as an engineer taught him to approach problems in a methodical manner and his access to the engineering team at Chevrolet as well as at Firestone changed aerodynamics and race car handling from an art to empirical science. The embryonic data acquisition systems created by the GM research and development group aided these efforts. An interview with Hall by Paul Haney illustrates many of these developments.

Models
1
In 1957, Hall raced the front-engined Chaparral (retroactively called the "Chaparral 1") through 1962, bought from Troutman and Barnes (like the Scarab, the Chaparral 1 cars were built in California by Troutman and Barnes). Hall and Hap Sharp extensively modified their Chaparral, and eventually decided to build their own car. They obtained permission from Trouman and Barnes to use the Chaparral name, which is why all of Hall's cars are called Chaparral 2s.

2
The first Chaparral 2-series was designed and built to compete in the United States Road Racing Championship and other sports car races of the time, particularly the West Coast Pro Series races that were held each fall. Hall had significant "under the table" assistance from GM, including engineering and technical support in the development of the car and its automatic transmission (this is evidenced by the similarity between the Chevy Corvette GS-II "research and development" car and the Chaparral 2A through 2C models).

First raced in late 1963, the Chaparral 2 developed into a dominant car in the CanAm series in 1966 and 1967. Designed for the 200 mile races of the CanAm series, it was also a winner in longer endurance races. In 1965 it shocked the sportscar world by winning the 12 Hours of Sebring in a pouring rain storm, on one of the roughest tracks in North America.

The Chaparral 2 featured the innovative use of fiberglass as a chassis material. The Chaparral 2C had a conventional aluminum chassis.

It is very difficult to identify all iterations of the car as new ideas were being tested continually.
The 2A is the car as originally raced, featuring a very conventional sharp edge to cut through the air. It also featured a concave tail reminiscent of the theories of Wunibald Kamm. The first aerodynamic appendages began to appear on the 2A almost immediately to cure an issue with the front end being very light at speed with a consequent impact on steering accuracy and driver confidence.
As the car evolved, it grew and changed shape. Most call these 2Bs, as raced through the end of 1965.
The 2C was the next car with the innovative in-car adjustable rear wing. The integrated spoiler-wing was designed to lie flat for low drag on the straights and tip up under braking through the corners. This was a direct benefit of the clutchless semi-automatic transmission which kept the driver's left foot free to operate the wing mechanism. The 2C was based on a Chevrolet designed aluminum chassis and was a smaller car in every dimension than the 2B. Without the natural non-resonant damping of the fiberglass chassis, Hall nicknamed it the EBJ — "eye ball jiggler".

Alongside the development of aerodynamics was Hall's development of race tires. Jim Hall owned Rattlesnake Raceway adjacent to his race shop; the proximity allowed him to participate in much of Firestone's race tire development.

A two-article series in Car and Driver magazine featured Hall's design theories. The article turns speculation about vehicle handling into applied physics. Hall's theories were the precursor to the elaborate data collection and management of current racing teams.

The 2D was the first closed cockpit variant of the 2-series, designed for endurance racing in 1966. It won at 1000 km Nürburgring in 1966 with Phil Hill and Joakim Bonnier driving. It also competed in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, withdrawing after 111 laps. The Chaparral 2D was equipped with a 327 cubic inch displacement (5.3 liter) aluminum alloy Chevrolet engine producing 420 horsepower, and the car weighed only 924 kg.

The 2E was based on the Chevrolet designed aluminum 2C chassis and presented Hall's most advanced aerodynamic theories to the racing world in the 1966. The 2E established the paradigm for virtually all racing cars built since. It was startling in appearance, with its radiators moved from the traditional location in the nose to two ducted pods on either side of the cockpit and a large wing mounted several feet above the rear of the car on struts. The wing was the opposite of an aircraft wing in that it generated down-force instead of lift and was attached directly to the rear suspension uprights, loading the tires for extra adhesion while cornering. A ducted nose channeled air from the front of the car up, creating extra down-force as well. By depressing a floor pedal that was in the position of a clutch pedal in other cars, Hall was able to feather, or flatten out, the negative angle of the wing when down-force was not needed, such as on a straight section of the track, to reduce drag and increase top speed. In addition, an interconnected air dam closed off the nose ducting for streamlining as well. When the pedal was released, the front ducting and wing returned to their full down-force position. Until they were banned many sports racing cars, as well as Formula One cars, had wings on tall struts, although many were not as well executed as Hall's. The resulting accidents from their failures caused movable wings mounted on the suspension, as well as movable aerodynamic devices, to be outlawed.

The 2E scored only one win, at the 1966 Laguna Seca Raceway Can-Am with Hill driving. Hall stuck to an aluminum 5.3 liter Chevrolet engine in his lightweight racer, while the other teams were using 6 to 7 liter iron engines, trading weight for power.
The 2E was a crowd favorite and remains Hall's favorite car.

Jim Hall driving the Chaparral 2F in 2013
In the 2F Hall applied the aerodynamic advances of the aluminum 2E to the older fiberglass chassis closed-cockpit 2D for the 1967 racing season. A movable wing mounted on struts loaded the rear suspension while an air dam kept the front end planted. The radiators were moved to positions next to the cockpit.[3] An aluminum 7 liter rat motor replaced the 5.3 liter engine of the 2D. While always extremely fast, the extra power of the larger engine was too much for the automatic transmission to handle and it broke with regularity. After solving the transmission problems, the 2F scored its only win on 30 July 1967 in the BOAC 500 at Brands Hatch with Hill and Mike Spence driving. After this race, the FIA changed its rules, outlawing not only the 2F, but also the Ford GT40 Mk.IV (winner at Le Mans that year) and the Ferrari 330 P3/4 and 365 P4 (winner at Daytona, second at Le Mans).
As with the 2D, the 2F raced wearing Texas license plates.

The 1967 2G was a development of the 2E. It featured wider tires, and a 427 aluminum Chevrolet engine. While on par with its competitors in terms of power, the lightweight 2C chassis was stretched to the limit and it was only Hall's driving skill that kept the car competitive. For the 1968 Can-Am series, still larger tires were added to increase grip.

Hall's racing career was effectively ended in a severe crash at the Stardust Grand Prix Can-Am race when he rear ended the slow moving McLaren of Lothar Motschenbacher, although he did drive in the 1970 Trans-Am Series while fielding a team of Camaro Trans-Am cars.

Never one to be complacent, Hall noted that the increasing down-force also created enormous drag. Seeking a competitive edge, the 2H was built in 1969 as the replacement for the 2G to minimize drag, rather than maximize down-force. However, the anticipated gains in speed were more than offset by the reduced cornering speeds and the car was consistently slower than anticipated.
A failure, it eventually was fitted with a huge wing.

2J
The most unusual Chaparral was the 2J. On the chassis' sides bottom edges were articulated plastic skirts that sealed against the ground (a technology that would later appear in Formula One). At the rear of the 2J were housed two fans (sourced from a military tank engine) driven by a single two stroke twin cylinder engine.[4] The car had a "skirt" made of Lexan extending to the ground on both sides, laterally on the back of the car, and laterally from just aft of the front wheels. It was integrated with the suspension system so the bottom of the skirt would maintain a distance of one inch from the ground regardless of G forces or anomalies in the road surface, thereby providing a zone within which the fans could create a partial vacuum which would provide a downforce on the order of 1.25–1.50 G of the car fully loaded (fuel, oil, coolant). This gave the car tremendous gripping power and enabled greater maneuverability at all speeds. Since it created the same levels of low pressure under the car at all speeds, down-force did not decrease at lower speeds. With other aerodynamic devices, down-force decreases as the car slows down or achieves too much of a slip angle, both of which were not problems for the "sucker car".

The 2J competed in the Can-Am series and qualified at least two seconds quicker than the next fastest car, but was not a success as it was plagued with mechanical problems. It ran for only one racing season, in 1970, after which it was outlawed by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). Although originally approved by the SCCA, they succumbed to pressure from other teams, McLaren in particular, who argued that the fans constituted "movable aerodynamic devices", outlawed by the international sanctioning body, the FIA, a rule first applied against the 2E's adjustable wing. There were also complaints from other drivers saying that whenever they drove behind it the fans would throw stones at their cars. McLaren argued that if the 2J were not outlawed, it would likely kill the Can-Am series by totally dominating it — something McLaren had been doing since 1967.[5] A similar suction fan was used in Formula One eight years later on the Brabham BT46B, which won the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix, but Brabham reverted to the non-fan BT46 soon afterwards due to complaints from other teams that the car violated the rules. The car was found to be within technical specifications allowing the victory to remain.
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Can-Am.
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« Reply #284 on: December 08, 2016, 06:45:26 PM »
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« Reply #285 on: December 08, 2016, 09:55:31 PM »
Beppie, check out this new book on the Can-Am series. http://justacarguy.blogspot.ca/2016/12/im-only-3-pages-into-book-and-i-had-to.html
I checked it out.I guess I have another to go on my Christmas list.
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« Reply #286 on: January 18, 2017, 02:19:59 PM »
Here's an obscure one, most of you will have never seen. Owned and home built by Ric Moore, father of the late CART star Greg Moore.
Not obscure to me, ;) ;D but then I have an "unfair advantage" ;D on this one!
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« Reply #287 on: January 18, 2017, 06:46:00 PM »
Here's an obscure one, most of you will have never seen. Owned and home built by Ric Moore, father of the late CART star Greg Moore.
Not obscure to me, ;) ;D but then I have an "unfair advantage" ;D on this one!
Yes you do George. A few parts from that car ended up in my brother's green 66 Chevelle. 
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« Reply #288 on: January 18, 2017, 06:55:47 PM »
Really! I didn't know your brother wound up with parts from that car! Don knows this, for the other guys that don't know me, my "Unfair Advantage" on this car is that I grew up 15 miles from Westwood, and we were there all the time through the sixties and seventies. I saw this car race many times.
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« Reply #289 on: January 19, 2017, 05:18:13 PM »
Really! I didn't know your brother wound up with parts from that car! Don knows this, for the other guys that don't know me, my "Unfair Advantage" on this car is that I grew up 15 miles from Westwood, and we were there all the time through the sixties and seventies. I saw this car race many times.
The intake with the Weber carbs went to Bob MacDonald at Bob's Rod Shop, Greg's cousin. You do know our former auto shop teacher, Gord Elliot helped build and crew on this car.
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« Reply #290 on: January 19, 2017, 05:25:03 PM »
Really! I didn't know your brother wound up with parts from that car! Don knows this, for the other guys that don't know me, my "Unfair Advantage" on this car is that I grew up 15 miles from Westwood, and we were there all the time through the sixties and seventies. I saw this car race many times.
The intake with the Weber carbs went to Bob MacDonald at Bob's Rod Shop, Greg's cousin. You do know our former auto shop teacher, Gord Elliot helped build and crew on this car.
I knew about the Gord Elliot connection, didn't know where the webers went.
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« Reply #291 on: February 12, 2017, 04:01:10 PM »
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« Reply #292 on: February 13, 2017, 07:44:59 PM »
Travers (Traco Eng.), Penske and Donahue with Mount Fuji in the background.
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« Reply #293 on: February 14, 2017, 02:51:44 PM »
 :) 8) ;) 8)
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« Reply #306 on: August 14, 2017, 04:40:00 PM »
At Riverside, Jim Hall poses with his Chaparral 2E (2E-001) and the 1966 Can-Am Trophy. Chaparral would never win the Can-Am trophy, and 1966 was the closest they came. Al Bochroch photo.
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« Reply #307 on: August 14, 2017, 08:30:24 PM »
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The second and third photos are USRRC, the third I think it's Graham Hill in the Mclaren mk1a olds with Bruce behind him in a Mk1b, 1966 Times Grand Prix? Cool photo.
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« Reply #308 on: August 14, 2017, 08:45:45 PM »
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The second and third photos are USRRC, the third I think it's Graham Hill in the Mclaren mk1a olds with Bruce behind him in a Mk1b, 1966 Times Grand Prix? Cool photo.
Graham Hill in #3 & Bruce Mclaren in #4 McLaren Elva Mark II Oldsmobile.
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« Reply #309 on: August 14, 2017, 09:07:11 PM »
Laguna Seca
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« Reply #310 on: August 14, 2017, 09:07:57 PM »
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The second and third photos are USRRC, the third I think it's Graham Hill in the Mclaren mk1a olds with Bruce behind him in a Mk1b, 1966 Times Grand Prix? Cool photo.
Graham Hill in #3 & John Coombs in #4 McLaren Elva Mark II Oldsmobile.
I don't think that's Coombs, but I can't check right right now, my books are on the other side of the pacific. I think the info attached to that photo is incorrect, and it's Bruce Mclaren. I will try a google search and see if I can find anything on the '66 Times Grand Prix.
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« Reply #311 on: August 14, 2017, 09:11:56 PM »
Riverside CanAm Oct.28 1973: Bob Nagel’s #17 Lola T260 Chev 4th with Cannon’s #96 McLaren M20 Chev Turbo DNF up his chuff and boxed in by #64 Bob Peckham’s McLaren M8C Chev 6th. #11 Steve Durst McLaren M8F Chev 8th, #34 Tom Dutton’s McLaren M8R Chev 7th. Race won by Mark Donohue’s Porsche 917/30 Turbo.
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« Reply #312 on: August 14, 2017, 09:17:55 PM »
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The second and third photos are USRRC, the third I think it's Graham Hill in the Mclaren mk1a olds with Bruce behind him in a Mk1b, 1966 Times Grand Prix? Cool photo.
Graham Hill in #3 & John Coombs in #4 McLaren Elva Mark II Oldsmobile.
I don't think that's Coombs, but I can't check right right now, my books are on the other side of the pacific. I think the info attached to that photo is incorrect, and it's Bruce Mclaren. I will try a google search and see if I can find anything on the '66 Times Grand Prix.


Beppie, I had the year wrong, but the helmet is a dead give-away, it is Bruce. There's a photo on Getty images of this same car with the same air ducting on the left side of the nose at Riverside, and it's listed as Bruce McLaren at the 1965 Times Grand Prix.
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« Reply #313 on: August 14, 2017, 09:21:16 PM »
John Cannon helps push his McLaren M8F through the paddock at Laguna Seca, 1973. David Kapter steers.
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« Reply #314 on: August 14, 2017, 09:22:39 PM »
Bruce Robles helps push the McLaren M8F through the paddock at Laguna Seca.
 Note the distinctive rear wing placement, much further back than other M8Fs! The vertical
 wing supports were special too, being constucted of airfoil tubing and being dog-legged
 to come through an existing opening at the rear of the bodywork, albeit notched for clearance,
 instead of a coming through holes in the top surface.
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« Reply #315 on: August 15, 2017, 07:55:17 PM »
 :o ::) 8)
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« Reply #316 on: August 15, 2017, 09:30:27 PM »
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« Reply #318 on: August 16, 2017, 12:03:20 AM »
John Surtees.  Now THAT"S a WING!
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« Reply #319 on: August 16, 2017, 01:25:58 AM »
:o ::) 8)
2F with the bodywork off??

That's what I would think.
The 2C had the pipes inboard like the pic & a 2F's pipes are close to the outer edge.
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« Reply #320 on: August 27, 2017, 04:31:55 PM »
Chuck Parson's Talking to Owner Carl Haas Laguna-Seca.
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« Reply #321 on: August 27, 2017, 04:32:36 PM »
Bruce McLaren
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« Reply #322 on: August 27, 2017, 04:33:35 PM »
A familiar sight to many Can-Am drivers, the rear of a McLaren.
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« Reply #323 on: August 27, 2017, 04:34:45 PM »
Seca
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« Reply #324 on: August 27, 2017, 04:35:46 PM »
Hall in his 2G leads Hulme and McLaren in their M8As at Bridgehampton in 1968.Pete Lyons photo
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« Reply #325 on: August 27, 2017, 04:38:07 PM »
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« Reply #326 on: August 27, 2017, 04:39:28 PM »
Hap Sharp drives his Chaparral 2 through the Laguna Seca corkscrew on his way to 2nd place.
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« Reply #327 on: August 27, 2017, 04:40:28 PM »
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« Reply #328 on: August 27, 2017, 04:41:28 PM »
Mario Andretti LOLA T160
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« Reply #329 on: August 27, 2017, 04:44:11 PM »
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« Reply #330 on: August 27, 2017, 07:14:44 PM »
Bruce McLaren
There's the silver helmet with the nomex head sock I was refering to earlier. It was almost like his signature in the early years.
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« Reply #331 on: August 29, 2017, 06:16:31 PM »
Interesting photo of Denny Hulme, both 427 powered.  8)
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« Reply #332 on: August 29, 2017, 06:46:28 PM »
Interesting photo of Denny Hulme, both 427 powered.  8)
Bear under glass?  ;D
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« Reply #333 on: August 30, 2017, 07:12:04 PM »
Wild shot of Jim Hall's Chaparral 2F, at the Nurburgring. 8)
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« Reply #334 on: September 02, 2017, 02:11:40 AM »
1966 Bridgehampton
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« Reply #335 on: September 02, 2017, 02:12:38 AM »
David Hobbs
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« Reply #336 on: September 02, 2017, 02:14:12 AM »
Laguna Seca. Chaparral 2E(’s). Driven by Jim Hall and Phill Hill
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« Reply #337 on: September 02, 2017, 02:15:47 AM »
John Surtees - McLaren M12 Chevrolet
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« Reply #338 on: September 02, 2017, 02:17:46 AM »
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« Reply #339 on: September 11, 2017, 04:57:53 PM »
Mark
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« Reply #340 on: September 11, 2017, 06:19:18 PM »
Laguna Seca
think the second shot is John Cannon on the way to his infamous 1968 Laguna Seca win?
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« Reply #341 on: September 16, 2017, 11:46:15 AM »
Mid-Ohio 1973, Jacky Oliver passes Follmer on the, uh, "inside" :o
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« Reply #342 on: September 16, 2017, 12:00:05 PM »
Bridgehampton 1968, Gurney, Motschenbacher, Posey.
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« Reply #343 on: September 29, 2017, 07:46:43 PM »
1972 Road Atlanta Can-Am Program Follmer Porsche 917 Wins
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« Reply #344 on: September 29, 2017, 08:06:00 PM »
Andrea DeAdamich 
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« Reply #345 on: September 29, 2017, 08:07:14 PM »
Lothar Motschenbacher McLaren Mk 12 
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« Reply #346 on: September 29, 2017, 08:08:03 PM »
Mario Andretti examines the Holman Moody prepared 8.1 liter Ford.
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« Reply #347 on: October 02, 2017, 02:23:50 PM »
Sir Jackie Stewart's McLaren.
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« Reply #348 on: October 04, 2017, 05:42:20 PM »
1968 Ferrari 612
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« Reply #349 on: October 04, 2017, 05:43:30 PM »
Denny Hulme laps Reinhold Joest during Can-Am's shared weekend with the WSC at Watkins Glen, 1972.
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« Reply #350 on: October 04, 2017, 05:43:47 PM »
Jim Hall
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« Reply #352 on: October 04, 2017, 05:45:54 PM »
Mario Andretti in the George Bignotti prepared Lola T70.
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« Reply #353 on: October 10, 2017, 12:33:27 AM »
At Nassau in 1965, the Chaparral 2C sits naked, stripped of all bodywork. During the race, the right front suspension failed, and the car went off, ripping off the right rear wheel as well. Damage to the tub was minor. Returned to Midland, the tub was repaired and rebuilt as the first Chaparral 2E, serial number 2E001. Eric della Faille photo.
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« Reply #354 on: October 13, 2017, 01:22:44 AM »
 8) 8) :)
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 8) 8) ::)
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 :) ;) ::)
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« Reply #359 on: November 12, 2017, 04:13:00 PM »
Scary fast race cars!
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 8) :D
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