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1966 Chaparral 2E news, pictures, specifications, and information
Chaparral 2E is arguably the most significant Chaparral design. It introduced driver controlled aerodynamic downforce tot he world. Its large high mounted wing represented a dramatic change in the world of automobile racing. From that time forward, racing cars became aerodynamic ground vehicles. The Chaparral 2E was fast everywhere it raced in the 1966 Can-Am series, and once teething troubles were solved, Phil Hill and Jim Hall finished a memorable one-two at Laguna Seca.
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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...]
CHEVROLET TO SHOW CHAPARRAL VISION GRAN TURISMO CONCEPT
• Boundary-pushing, Chevy-powered race cars changed motorsports design
DETROIT – When racers Jim Hall and Hap Sharp founded Chaparral Cars in 1962, few could have guessed how they would shake up the conformities of the racing world – and fundamentally change it. Through pioneering applications of aerodynamics and aerospace technology, and a partnership with Chevrolet Research and Development, Chaparral Cars advanced the science of racing cars. It also triumphed on the track o...[Read more...]
HISTORY LESSONS : ROLEX MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION
For the nearly 550 owners of automobiles racing in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, the histories of their cars are often more important than the joy derived from driving them, and there is no better case in point than Jon Shirley's Alfa Romeo Tipo B (P3). It was driven by Tazio Nuvolari in one of the most extraordinary victories in the history of motorsport: at the 1935 Grand Prix of Germany, held at the famed 14.17 mile Nurburgring. In front of 300,000 German race fans and the Third...[Read more...]
CAN-AM GROUP PROVIDES A THUNDEROUS RETURN TO THE ROLEX MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION
MONTEREY, Calif., July 7, 2014 — Returning to their familiar home where they ran unbridled in the '60s and early '70s, thundering Can-Am cars will be a popular group this year at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Held August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the event is a collection of 550 authentic and period-correct race cars from nearly every decade of motorsports. It will be difficult to ignore the guttural rumble of 30-plus authentic Can-Am cars as they accelerate out of Turn...[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...]

1966 Can-Am Drivers Championship
PosDriverTeamCarEnginePoints
1  John Surtees Team Surtees Lola T70 MKII   Chevrolet   27 
2  Mark Neary Donohue, Jr. Penske Cars Lola T70 MKII  Lola T70 MKII   Chevrolet   21 
3  Bruce Leslie McLaren Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M1B   Chevrolet   20 
4  Philip Toll Hill, Jr Chaparral Cars, Midland Texas Chaparral 2E   Chevrolet   18 
5  Jim Hall Chaparral Cars, Midland Texas Chaparral 2E  Chaparral 2E   Chevrolet   12 
6  Christopher Arthur Amon Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M1B   Chevrolet  Ferrari   10 
7  Daniel Sexton Gurney All American Racers Lola T70 MKII  Lola T70 MKII   Ford   
8  Chuck Parsons Hilton Racing Team McLaren M1B  McLaren M1B   Chevrolet   
9  Norman Graham Hill Team Surtees Lola T70 MKII   Chevrolet   
10  John Cannon Ecurie Carabine McLaren M1B  McLaren M1B   Chevrolet  Ford   
10  Peter Jeffrey Revson Drummond Racing McLaren M1B   Ford  Chevrolet   
12  George Follmer John Mecom Racing Lola T70 MKII   Ford  Chevrolet   
13  Earl Jones Charles Hayes Racing McLaren M1B   Chevrolet   
14  Robert Paul Hawkins Jackie Epstein Lola T70 MKII  Lola T70 MKII   Chevrolet   
14  Masten Gregory Pacesetter Racing McLaren M1B   Chevrolet   
14  Lothar Motschenbacher Motschenbacher Racing EnterprisesNickey-Vinegaroon Racing McLaren M1B  McLaren M1B  McLaren M1B   Oldsmobile  Chevrolet  Ford   
17  Egbert 'Eppie' Wietzes Comstock International Ford GT40   Ford   
17  Jerry Titus    

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