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.
|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...]
|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...]
|Ferrari Club Of America (FCA) Confirms 2015 International Meet To Coincide With Pebble Beach Week|
|MONTEREY, Calif., August 13, 2013 – The Pacific Region for the Ferrari Club of America has confirmed it will host the 2015 Ferrari Club of America (FCA) International Meet to coincide with and immediately follow the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance during Monterey's Classic Car Week of automotive events, August 16 -20, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey, California. Themed 'The Cars of Monterey,' and honoring the legendary road races of Laguna Seca and Pebble Beach circa 195...[Read more...]|