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1970 Chinook MK12 news, pictures, specifications, and information
The Chinook MK12 USAC car was used in Formula 5000 Competition. It shared many similarities to the Lotus 70, some believing it was an exact copy or possibly even an original Lotus chassis. Power was by a Ford Boss 302 engine. Drivers in competition from 1974 through 1976 included Dennis Reed and Tony Maracki.

The car is currently owned by a NY individual and raced in HSR competition.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2007
Race Groups Announced for 2015 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
• Entry Requests Open November 17
MONTEREY, Calif., October 14, 2014 – For the caretakers of period-correct historic race cars, November 17 will likely now be marked on their calendars, as it is the opening day entry requests can be submitted to compete in the annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 13-16, 2015 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The entry request process continues through January 31, 2015 and is conducted exclusively online at Each year...[Read more...]
- The Cars Were the Stars as The HAWK with Brian Redman Vintage Event Concludes at Road America - ELKHART LAKE, Wis., July 20, 2014 - The HAWK vintage event with Brian Redman concluded today at Road America after three days of fabulous vintage racing action, exhibitions, concours awards and activities for fans. The event has been heralded as one of the largest vintage racing events in the country, and according to famed driver and honorary guest, Dorsey Schroeder, it is 'one of ...[Read more...]
Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival's Third Annual Racing Seminar Scores with Racers and Fans
SONOMA, Calif. (May 23, 2014) - The 2014 Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival produced another historic moment this year when three racing legends who were instrumental in the creation, development and racing of the Shadow Can-Am cars discussed the early Can-Am years 'through the eyes of Shadow.' Moderating the panel discussion in a room packed with racers and fans at Sonoma Raceway on May 17 was journalist/photographer Pete Lyons, author of 'Can-Am Cars in Detail' and 'Fast Lines,' w...[Read more...]
John Barnard's Finest: Some of the Greatest of Barnard's Design
The latter-part of Barnard's Formula One career would be filled with disappointments and disputes. However, there was no disputing the genius of the man from London. In fact, a couple of innovations that are mainstays in Formula One design were first introduced by this man who had been involved in motor racing in some form or manner since the 1960s. John Barnard would be born in London on the 4th of May in 1946. The war was over and a whole new world loomed on the horizon. It was t...[Read more...]
Formula 5000 Series Talk at IMRRC May 10; Series Driver Sam Posey Honored Guest
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (April 21, 2014) – 'No one outside the racing world seemed to know F5000 existed,' Sam Posey reminisced in Road & Track magazine a few years ago. On May 10, Posey, who would drive to second place in the Formula 5000 series in 1971 and 1972, will be the honored guest as the International Motor Racing Research Center hosts a talk about the series that was lauded by some and overlooked by many. The free talk will be at 1 p.m. All are welcome. The 1968 Le Grand ...[Read more...]

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