This is the first of three, second-series, Refrigerator-white Camaros, race number 1, built by Jim Hall's iconic Chaparral shop in Midland, Texas to contest the SCCA trans-Am series in 1970, finishing 4th in the points at the end of the season. And it's the only one left extant. Hall's drivers were Englishman Vic Elford, Ed Leslie, Joe Leonard and Jim himself. Elford won at Mid-Ohio in August and in addition Hall managed six 4th place finishes in that season suggesting that the car unfortunately lacked development time and thus suffered under the freight train onslaught of the AMC Javelins and Ford Mustangs.
The 1970 Trans Am series is regarded by most racing historians as the high water mark of American road racing. The team was very competitive finishing in the top ten every race. Vic Elford took over Jim Hall's car for two races, winning at Watkins Glen and taking fifth at Kent Washington. Jim Hall would finish sixth in the final championship standings.Also photographed at :