Designed by Robin Herd and Gordon Coppuck and build by McLaren, the McLaren M7A and its B, C and D variants are Formula One racing vehicles.

The M6B weighed in around 1,700 lbs and had in the neighborhood of 600hp. An aluminum monocoque, the M6B was quite different from modern racecars, basically as sheet aluminum origami secured with rivets. Secured with removable pins, the only ‘safety cage' to mention is a not very confidence inspiring main hoop, braced only with a stringer from the center top of the hood back to the head of the engine.

An excellent design, the M6B was the first monocoque chassis McLaren. Strong, simple and an aerodynamically efficient package, the factory attempted to sell a number of replicas to eager customers hoping to duplicate its success. This of course never happened as the customers were always based on last year's model, while the factory team raced the latest and newest improved hardware.

Can-Am vehicles clearly occupy the ground where adrenaline and testosterone are at the maximum. At the same time these vehicles are both absolutely terrifying yet wildly exciting.

In 1966 the basic concept of Can-Am's debut was 'professional, minimum rules, closed wheel sports cars, who can go fastest'. A quantum leap in tire technology soon made it a contest of getting the most horsepower to the ground and horsepower quickly became the mantra of the series.

McLaren's M6B was designed to take the GM small-block V8 and mate it to a Hewland LG five-speed transaxle.

Only 28 models of the M6B were ever produced in 1968. They were sold for approximately $14,000.

By Jessica Donaldson

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1967 Can-Am Drivers Championship
1  Bruce Leslie McLaren Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M6A  McLaren M6A  McLaren M6A   Chevrolet   30 
2  Denis Clive 'Denny' Hulme Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M6A  McLaren M6A   Chevrolet   27 
3  John Surtees Team Surtees Lola T70 MKIII   Chevrolet   16 
4  Mark Neary Donohue, Jr. Penske Cars Lola T70 MKIII  Lola T70 MKIII   Chevrolet   16 
5  Jim Hall Chaparral Cars, Midland Texas 2G   Chevrolet   15 
6  Michael 'Mike' Spence Ecurie Soucy McLaren M1B   Chevrolet   10 
7  George Follmer Penske Cars Lola T70 MKIII  Lola T70 MKIII  Lola T70 MKIII   Ford  Chevrolet   10 
8  Bud Morley    
9  Charlie Hayes    
9  Parnelli Jones    
9  Peter Jeffrey Revson Dana Chevrolet RacingPeyton A. CramerDana Chevrolet Racing Lola T70 MKIII  Lola T70 MKIII  Lola T70 MKIII   Ford  Chevrolet   
12  Skip Scott Drummond Racing McLaren M1C  McLaren M1C  McLaren M1C   Ford  Chevrolet   
12  Lothar Motschenbacher Dana Chevrolet Racing Lola T70 MKIII   Oldsmobile  Chevrolet  Ford   
12  Christopher Arthur Amon North American Racing Team Ferrari 330 P4   Chevrolet  Ferrari   
15  Jerry Hansen    
15  Chuck Parsons Carl Haas Racing McLaren M1C   Chevrolet   
15  Bill Eve    
15  Rick Muther    


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