Can Am Racing 1966 1969

Can Am Racing 1966 1969

Filled cover-to-cover with race previews and reports from St. Jovite; Mosport; Bridgehampton; Laguna Seca; Riverside; Las Vegas; Edmonton; Texas; Watkins Glen; Mid Ohio; Michigan; and Elkhart Lake.

Author: R.M. Clarke

Publisher: Brooklands Books Limited

ISBN: 1855205424

Category: Transportation

Page: 180

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Filled cover-to-cover with race previews and reports from St. Jovite; Mosport; Bridgehampton; Laguna Seca; Riverside; Las Vegas; Edmonton; Texas; Watkins Glen; Mid Ohio; Michigan; and Elkhart Lake.
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Vintage American Road Racing Cars 1950 1969

Vintage American Road Racing Cars 1950 1969

In 1968 , everything changed when the SCCA allowed 5 - liter stock - block ... The Can - Am replaced the USRRC as America's premier road racing series ...

Author: Harold Pace Mark R. Brinker

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ISBN: 1610592409

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American road racing began just after World War II and quickly blossomed into a movement. The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the United States Auto Club (USAC), clubs that became fierce rivals in the 1950s and 1960s, were the principal race promoters. Race tracks popped up everywhere, at first on city streets, then at airports and U.S. Air Force bases, and finally at purpose-built circuits like Road America and Laguna Seca.Although most of the cars that competed in American road racing were built in Europe, an underground movement sprang up of "special builders" who constructed their racers in home garages and small-town machine shops. Some were so homely and slow that only the builders could love them. Others trounced every Ferrari in sight and are now on the wish lists of wealthy collectors the world over.Vintage American Road Racing Cars 1950-1970 is the first book devoted exclusively to American road racing cars of all types and sizes. Hundreds of race cars built in America have never before been mentioned in print, and this book chronicles those and other cars with vintage and modern photography, specifications, memorabilia, and the stories and characters behind each car.About the AuthorHarold Pace's writing and photography has appeared in such magazines as Automobile Quarterly, Class & Sportscar, Excellence, Sports Car International, Vintage Racecar Journal, and others. He lives in Weatherford, Texas. Mark Brinker is a vintage race car enthusiast who has raced at the Monterey Historics. He is a doctor with three published medical textbooks and 70+ published scientific papers. He hails from Houston, Texas.
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BMW E30 3 Series Restoration Guide

BMW E30   3 Series Restoration Guide

... The Land Speed Record 1963-1999 Can-Am Racing 1966-1969 Can-Am Racing 1970-1974 Can-Am Racing Cars 1966-1974 The Carrera Panamericana Mexico - 1950-1954 ...

Author: Andrew Everett

Publisher: Brooklands Books

ISBN: 9781855209602

Category: Transportation

Page: 198

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A practical restoration manual written by journalist and E30 enthusiast Andrew Everett. Covers E30 models: 316, 316i, 318i, 320i, 323i, 325i, 325e, 324d and 324td, 318iS, M3 & Alpina in saloon, convertible & touring forms. Professional advice also is given on buying a good used model E30 for restoration.
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Lotus Elan A Restoration Guide

Lotus Elan   A Restoration Guide

The Land Speed Record 1940-1962 The Land Speed Record 1963-1999 Can-Am Racing 1966-1969 Can-Am Racing 1970-1974 Can-Am Racing Cars 1966-1974 The Carrera ...

Author: Gordon Lund

Publisher: Brooklands Books

ISBN: 9781855209466

Category: Transportation

Page: 198

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The story of restoring an Elan +2 and Elan Sprint to concours edition. Advice on how to purchase a suitable car for restoration plus detailed practical information on preparing bodywork, trim, chassis, suspension, wheels, hydraulics, engine, electrics & wiring etc. 24 Chapters, plus appendices, give information on chassis changing, body restoration, including Elan +2 sills, rebuilding the Lotus/Ford Twin Cam engine, electrics including fitting a new loom, insight to tuning and running in, Elan developments, a remarkable Elan +2 Estate, rebirth of an accident damaged Sprint.
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Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

BOB BROWN — Racing since 1961 driving Ca- maros, Corvettes and Cobras. In Lola-Chevrolet he ranked third on final standings for 1968 FA.

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
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Gurney s Eagles

Gurney s Eagles

Continental and Can - Am Late in the 1960's , Eagles and Eagle - ized cars ... in American road racing : in the Can - Am series from 1966 through 1969 and ...

Author: Karl Ludvigsen

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ISBN: 1610609468

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Taking the racing world by storm, Dan Gurney and his All-American Racers combined innovation and engineering excellence to produce the bold Eagle cars. This illustrated history -- a reprint of the original (0-87938-651-7) -- follows Gurney, the team and their cars through several seasons of Formula 1, Can-Am and IndyCar competition.
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Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Schuyler

Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Schuyler

Hulme and McLaren were expected to continue their strong offense in the 11 -
race million dollar Can - Am series this summer . McLaren ... In 1968 , McLaren
won the non - title F - 1 Battle of Champions at Brands Hatch , England . He won
the ...

Author: Schuyler County, N.Y. Board of Supervisors

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924071030625

Category: Schuyler County (N.Y.)

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Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

Before his first Can-Am in 1967 in a McLaren Mk. 3 he was Ontario's big-sedan champion. His best finish in the 1968 series was a third at Laguna Seca.

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Page: 266

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Stardust International Raceway

Stardust International Raceway

Hi Performance Cars, June 1968. _____ and Jan Karst. “Star Dust Raceway's Annual Bash.” Rodder and Super/Stock, July 1969. Kemper, Hal.

Author: Randall Cannon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476673899

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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Professional motorsports found their way to Las Vegas in the mid-1950s at a bankrupt horse track swarmed by gamblers--and soon became enmeshed with the government and organized crime. By 1965, the Vegas racing game moved to Stardust International Raceway, constructed with real grandstands, sanitary facilities and air-conditioned timing towers. Stardust would host the biggest racing names of the era--Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, John Surtees, Bobby Unser, Dan Gurney and Don Garlits among them. Established by a notorious racketeer, the track stood at the confluence of shadowy elements--secret wiretaps, casino skimming, Howard Hughes, and the beginnings of Watergate. The author traces the Stardust's colorful history through the auto racing monthlies, national newspapers and the files of the FBI.
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Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

Before his first Can-Am in 1967 in a McLaren Mk. 3 he was Ontario's big-sedan champion. His best finish in the 1968 series was a third at Laguna Seca.

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Ford Bronco 4X4 Performance Portfolio 1966 1977

Ford Bronco 4X4 Performance Portfolio 1966 1977

1 1966-1981 BMW 2002 Gold Portfolio 1968-1976 BMW 6 Cylinder Coupés &
Saloons Gold P. 1969-1976 BMW 316 , 318 ... Speed Record 1898-1999 - Hard
Bound Can - Am Racing 1966-1969 Can - Am Racing 1970-1974 Can - Am
Racing ...

Author: R.M. Clarke

Publisher: Brooklands Books Limited

ISBN: 1855204746

Category: Transportation

Page: 140

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The Bronco of 1966 was a major milestone in the history of sport-utility vehicles in America. Ford was the first of the major manufacturers to venture into this new market niche. This book replaces our earlier edition and contains contemporary road and comparison tests, new model introductions, technical and specification data and owner's impressions. Models covered: Sportsman, Camper, 6 & V8, Stroppe Baja and Sport.
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The Chequered Past

The Chequered Past

Starting twenty-seventh in the 1966 race at Mosport, Wietzes had pushed his ... Almost overlooked in Cannon's upset victory at Laguna Seca in 1968 was ...

Author: David Anderson Charters

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802093943

Category: History

Page: 348

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In the forty-year period between 1951 and 1991, Canadian sports car competition underwent a massive change, transforming itself from an amateur recreational pastime to a commercialized profession and from an individual sport to a spectacle for mass consumption. The Chequered Past is the story of the struggle over power and purpose within the Canadian auto sport that led to this transformation. The first comprehensive history of sports car racing and rallying in Canada, The Chequered Past traces the efforts of the national governing body - the Canadian Auto Sport Clubs (CASC) - to bring its sports car competition up to a 'world class' level, and to manage the consequences of those efforts in the second half of the twentieth century. David Charters traces the social origins of the sport and the major trends that shaped it: professionalism, technological change, rising costs, and the influence of commercial sponsors. Charters argues that while early enthusiasts set the sport on a course toward professionalism that would eventually produce world-class Canadian events and racers, that course would also ultimately change the purpose of the sport: from personal recreation to mass entertainment. As technological innovations drove up the costs of competing at the top ranks, racers were forced to rely on sponsors, who commercialized and ultimately gained control of the sport. The end result, Charters argues, was the marginalization of the amateur competitor and of the CASC itself. Based on extensive research into the CASC's records and dozens of interviews with former competitors and officials, The Chequered Past opens a window into the rich but virtually unknown history of the auto sport, and claims for it a place in Canadian sports history.
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Lola T70

Lola T70

1968 01/9: Can-Am round 1: M. Andretti; (Engine). race number 21; DNF. 1990: Sold to Yvan Mahe of France who acquired it burnt out to the rear bulkhead.

Author: John Starkey

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781903706138

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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The Lola T70 was the car that Eric Broadley wanted to build for Ford instead of the GT40. He thought the GT40 too conservative in specification for a state-of-the-art sports racing car, so he split with the giant corporation to build the T70 under the aegis of his own company: Lola. Immediately successful, the T70 carried John Surtees to the Championship in the 1966 Can-Am series. The cars were also very successful in Group 7 races until the series ended in 1966, by which time the likes of Denny Hulme, David Hobbs and Brian Redman had all driven T70s to victory. Under continuous development until the Mk IIIb Coupé of 1969, the T70 was never a great endurance racer but achieved major successes in shorter events such as the TT and Martini races. Today, the T70 is a leading force in historic racing. Over many years, John Starkey – T70 owner and ex-Curator of the famous Donington racing car collection – has compiled a huge amount of information on the cars and interviewed many past and present owners and drivers about their experiences with the T70. Uniquely, this book contains the history and specification – where known – of each individual T70 chassis. Available again after an absence of several years, here is the definitive development and racing history of the Lola T70.
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McLaren Sports Racing Cars

McLaren Sports Racing Cars

By 1969, the Can-Am series had reached its zenith with 11 races scheduled and a $1 million unlimited sports car racing championship.

Author: Dave Friedman

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760307245

Category: Transportation

Page: 191

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Bruce McLaren's performances as a F1, endurance, and Can-Am driver were almost always impressive. But it was the New Zealander's career as an innovative carbuilder which forever etched the McLaren name in the annals of motorsport. This photohistory examines McLaren's legendary endurance and Can-Am racers beginning with the formation of Bruce McLaren Racing Limited in 1963, continuing through his death at Goodwood in 1970, and finishing with the completion of the Can-Am series in 1974. Splendid photography gives readers views of the cars under construction and in action, and candid glimpses of Bruce McLaren and other personalities associated with the organization, including long-time teammate Denis Hulme. Dave Friedman is a prolific motorsport photographer and historian. His recent MBI titles include Lola: Can-Am & Endurance Race Cars and Pro Sports Car Racing in America 1958-1974. He lives in Newport Beach, California.
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American Auto Racing

American Auto Racing

through 1968 when many of the races were to drive the new 2H for 1969. Ultra low merged into the extended Can - Am series . and narrow , the car proved that ...

Author: J.A. Martin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648389X

Category: Transportation

Page: 231

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As soon as there were automobiles, there was racing. The first recorded race, an over road event from Paris to Rouen, France, was organized by the French newspaper Le Petit Journal in 1894. Seeing an opportunity for a similar event, Hermann H. Kohlsaat--publisher of the Chicago Times-Herald--sponsored what was hailed as the "Race of the Century," a 54-mile race from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois, and back. Frank Duryea won in a time of 10 hours and 23 minutes, of which 7 hours and 53 minutes were actually spent on the road. Race cars and competition have progressed continuously since that time, and today's 200 mph races bear little resemblance to the event Duryea won. This work traces American auto racing through the 20th century, covering its significant milestones, developments and personalities. Subjects included are: Bill Elliott, dirt track racing, board track racing, Henry Ford, Grand Prix races, Dale Earnhardt, the Vanderbilt Cup, Bill France, Gordon Bennett, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Mercer, the Stutz, Duesenberg, Frank Lockhart, drag racing, the Trans Am, Paul Newman, vintage racing, land speed records, Al Unser, Wilbur Shaw, the Corvette, the Cobra, Richard Petty, NASCAR, Can Am, Mickey Thompson, Roger Penske, Mario Andretti, Jeff Gordon, and Formula One. Through interviews with participants and track records, this text shows where, when and how racing changed. It describes the growth of each different form of auto racing as well as the people and technologies that made it ever faster.
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Automotive Literature Index

Automotive Literature Index

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ISBN: UOM:39015004479740

Category: Automobile industry and trade

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Vol. for 1947-76 indexes: Car and driver, Motor trend, and Road & track; 1977-81 indexes 15 American automotive journals.
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The History of AMC Motorsports

The History of AMC Motorsports

Trans-Am, Drag, NASCAR, Land Speed and Off-Road Racing Bob McClurg ... The following season (1968) was a podium finish in USRRC with six first-place ...

Author: Bob McClurg

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 9781613251775

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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When thinking of a manufacturer's racing involvement, AMC is not a manufacturer that immediately comes to mind. Yet even from the very beginning of American motorsports, the companies that became AMC had some serious involvement in motorsport. From the early Nash and Hudson models all the way through the muscle car era, AMC had direct involvement in racing. The success of Nash and Hudson in early NASCAR racing, AMC Javelins in Trans-Am racing, and AMC's involvement with Mark Donahue and Roger Penske in both their Trans-Am and 1970s NASCAR teams prove that AMC was "in it to win it." The History of AMC Motorsports from veteran racing journalist Bob McClurg covers it all, from a Nash–American Motors corporate history, the first years of NASCAR, the 1960s efforts that included Trans-Am and drag racing Super Stock programs, to the Craig Breedlove land speed record efforts when 106 world records were shattered and covered by Hot Rod magazine. And let's not forget the 1970s Trans-Am championships with Donahue and Penske, and finally the NASCAR success with Bobby Allison in the always-curious looking Matador, which is also covered here. Never before has a single volume chronicled the events that encompass AMC racing history. Whether a hardcore racing history fan or a casual enthusiast of the AMC street offerings, The History of AMC Motorsports provides a unique showcase vital to every enthusiast's library.
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Road Racing in America

Road Racing in America

Then in the extended 1969 Can - Am season Bruce took six of the eleven events
in his winged M8B , collecting an ... Ferrari had cars in 1967 for Ludovico
Scarfiotti , Chris Amon and Jonathan Williams , in 1968 for Pedro Rodriguez and
Amon ...

Author: Lyle Kenyon Engel

Publisher: New York : Dodd, Mead

ISBN: 0396063462

Category: Automobile racing

Page: 146

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Categories: Automobile racing

John Lennon Yoko Ono and the Year Canada Was Cool

John Lennon  Yoko Ono and the Year Canada Was Cool

22, 1966, 17. “Record lineup in Mosport race,” Globe and Mail, Aug. 22, 1969, 26; Ron White, “Eaton wins $50,000 in Can-Am series,” Globe and Mail, Nov.

Author: Greg Marquis

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781459415416

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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John Lennon was the world's biggest rock star in the late Sixties. With his new wife Yoko Ono, the duo were icons of the peace movement denouncing the Vietnam War. In 1969, at the height of their popularity, they headed to Canada. Canada was already a politically charged place. In 1968, Pierre Elliott Trudeau rode a wave of popularity dubbed Trudeaumania for its similarities to the Beatlemania of the era. The sexual revolution, hippie culture, the New Left and the peace movement were challenging norms, frightening the authorities and provoking backlash. Quebec nationalism was putting the power of the English-speaking minority running the province on the defensive, and threatening the breakup of the country. John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged a "bed-in for peace" at an upscale downtown Montreal hotel. The couple, aided by the CBC, saw a steady stream of journalists, musicians and activists arriving for interviews, political discussions, singing and art-making. The classic "Give Peace A Chance" was recorded there with the help of local Quebecois musicians. Three months later they were back in Canada with Eric Clapton and other friends to play a concert festival in Toronto arranged by local promoters. American acts like Little Richard, The Doors, Bo Diddley and Alice Cooper, along with many Canadian pop musicians of the time, played at the festival. At year's end, the duo met with Prime Minister Trudeau in Ottawa. By this time Trudeau was cracking down on dissent, mainly in Quebec, and falling out of favour with the counterculture crowd, John and Yoko included. Recounting the story of these events, historian Greg Marquis offers a unique portrayal of Canadian society in the late Sixties, recounting how politicians, activists, police, artists, musicians and businesses across Canada reacted to John and Yoko's presence and message. John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Year Canada Was Cool is an illuminating and entertaining read for anyone interested in this fascinating moment in Canadian history.
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Formula One Made In Britain

Formula One  Made In Britain

... competitors to countless championship and race victories on every major continent. ... winning the French 24-hour classic from 1966 to 1969 inclusive.

Author: Clive Couldwell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448132942

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Formula One: Made in Britain is one of Formula One's last untold stories. As a centre of technical excellence for over thirty years. Britain is at the sharp end of the worldwide motor sport industry, and playing ever harder to win. Most of the sport's Grand Prix teams are based in the UK and many of them have British managers and designers who act as a showcase for the UK's skill base - past, present and future. The success of Britain's Formula One industry has gone largley unrecognised outside the close-knit world of the racing aficionado. Now, with Formula One: Made in Britain, Clive Couldwell reveals what makes this industry tick and why many of the world's players choose to come here. He explores Motorsport Valley, an area which covers the south and Midlands of the UK, where 75 per cent of the world's single-seater racing cars are designed and built, and talks to many of F1's leading lights. Winning in F1 depends on innovation and performance-critical engineering, and in this fascinating and insightful book, Clive Couldwell show how UK research and development are leading the world.
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