CAN AM CARS

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Re: CAN AM CARS
« Reply #352 on: October 04, 2017, 05:45:54 PM »
Mario Andretti in the George Bignotti prepared Lola T70.
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Re: CAN AM CARS
« 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 »
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« Reply #355 on: October 17, 2017, 12:20:49 AM »
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« Reply #356 on: October 18, 2017, 07:12:20 PM »
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« Reply #357 on: November 12, 2017, 03:05:18 AM »
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Re: CAN AM CARS
« Reply #358 on: November 12, 2017, 02:04:16 PM »
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

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« Reply #359 on: November 12, 2017, 04:13:00 PM »
Scary fast race cars!
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« Reply #360 on: December 04, 2017, 04:12:48 PM »
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« Reply #361 on: December 14, 2017, 10:54:06 PM »
The one-and-only McKee Mk. V Late in 1964, Chrysler-Plymouth dealer Bob Montana commissioned Bob McKee to modify a standard McKee chassis to accept this cross-ram 426. Chrysler’s target series were the 1965 U.S. Road Racing Championships and its 1966 offspring, Can-Am. Richard Petty visited McKee Engineering during construction and reportedly considered driving the car before deciding to go drag racing. Owner Montana took the wheel and competed until 1969. Following his 1971 death in a plane crash, his family converted the car into a 440-powered, registered street machine. It was eventually restored to this competition configuration and survives.
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« Reply #362 on: December 17, 2017, 02:16:55 AM »
March 707 Chevy CanAm driven by
Chris Amon Riverside 1970
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« Reply #363 on: December 20, 2017, 11:38:49 AM »
The one-and-only McKee Mk. V Late in 1964, Chrysler-Plymouth dealer Bob Montana commissioned Bob McKee to modify a standard McKee chassis to accept this cross-ram 426. Chrysler’s target series were the 1965 U.S. Road Racing Championships and its 1966 offspring, Can-Am. Richard Petty visited McKee Engineering during construction and reportedly considered driving the car before deciding to go drag racing. Owner Montana took the wheel and competed until 1969. Following his 1971 death in a plane crash, his family converted the car into a 440-powered, registered street machine. It was eventually restored to this competition configuration and survives.
There was another 426 hemi powered USRRC car, the AJ Foyt driven Mecom Hussein, more successful than the McKee Mk V.



Per Dave Lyons Can-Am book, neither of these cars ever actually raced in the Can Am series.
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« Reply #364 on: January 10, 2018, 02:53:25 PM »
Here's a great film.   
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« Reply #365 on: January 10, 2018, 03:18:01 PM »
Here's a great film.
& we all know the rest of the story.Can Am was never the same.Those cars killed the series off.
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« Reply #366 on: January 10, 2018, 03:57:51 PM »
Here's a great film.
& we all know the rest of the story.Can Am was never the same.Those cars killed the series off.
Yes, they sure did. Probably the best race series ever!
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« Reply #367 on: February 13, 2018, 12:39:17 PM »
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