|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...]|
|Can-Am History Roars Back to Life at Spring Classic May 19-21|
|The Can-Am Series made its last appearance at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca at the 1973 Monterey Grand Prix. Vic Elford (10) in the UOP Shadow was chased through the Corkscrew by winner Mark Donohue (6) in the dominant Sunoco Porsche 917/30.
MONTEREY, Calif., March 17, 2017 — Sports car racing's booming popularity following WWII resulted in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the CASC (Canadian Automobile Sports Club) founding the Can-Am Series for Group 7 type sports racers i...[Read more...]|
|50 Years of Trans-Am Racing at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion|
|• Milestone anniversaries with BMW at 100, Can-Am and Trans-Am at 50|
MONTEREY, Calif., March 23, 2016 — Raw horsepower was the name of the game in the highly popular Trans-Am races that first began in 1966. 'Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday' wasn't just a catchy phrase, it was serious business for these near showroom-looking Mustangs, Camaros, Barracudas, Javelins, Firebirds, Challengers and Cougars.
History will be celebrated as a thundering herd of 36 historic Trans-Am car...[Read more...]
|Golden Years of Can-Am Racing Showcased at 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion|
|MONTEREY, Calif. March 9, 2016 — Known for its 'excess is barely adequate' reputation, the Can-Am Series was known for its free-wheeling rule interpretations that brought experiments such as big wings, two engines, ground effects, perfecting turbocharging and liberal use of exotic materials. The only hardened rule was the cars were to be 'sports cars,' meaning they had to have room for a passenger. The Golden Anniversary of these over-the-top racers will be a feature race at the Rolex Mon...[Read more...]|
|Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival Celebrates Can-Am at Sonoma Raceway|
|• More than 350 vintage and historic race cars highlight May 17-18 weekend|
• George Follmer and Don Nichols are honored guests; popular racing seminar set for third year
SONOMA, Calif. (May 7, 2014) - The Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival returns to Sonoma Raceway on May 17-18 for the fifth straight year under that title. The program for the 28th annual historic-car event organized by General Racing Ltd. in Sonoma will celebrate the early years of the iconic SCCA Can...[Read more...]
|1967 Can-Am Road America: The Beginning of the 'Bruce and Denny Show'|
|While Formula One will be forever considered the pinnacle of motorsport, from a period between 1966 and 1986 there existed a series that would likely be the closest to 'anything goes' as any motor racing series could truly get. Based upon the FIA Group 7 cars but allowed to showcase unlimited engine sizes and unfettered aerodynamics, the Can-Am cars would have to be considered the pinnacle of motorsport technology and power of their era. And for more than a couple of years there would be one tea...[Read more...]|