1965 Can-Am Riverside Race
This race featured not only a group of classic racelore beast cars, but a line-up of racers rarely seen together on one track at the same time. Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Bruce McLaren, Dan Gurney, Graham Hill, Parnelli Jones, Jim Hall, and Richie Ginther were just a few of the racers in this large field of Can-Am cars. The video includes a great in car lap of this hollowed race course one hour east of LA now displaced by housing projects. A record crowd, record purse and record speed were the hallmark of this classic racing event, the LA Times Grand Prix 1965.
1967 SCCA Can Am at Riverside (highlights)
"Glory Days" rework of the old ABC WWS show. I think I taped it because I was a Chaparral fan as a kid, and by the time ESPN considered it worthy of a GD episode, I was an adult. I was pretty stoked that I could actually *see* how a Chaparral worked back then, now that I know what I know about motor racing. Otherwise, if you know what this series is, I don't have to tell you who all those folks who participated in it are.
1964 Chevrolet Cheetah - Chevrolet Muscle Cars w/ Dennis Gage
1964 Chevrolet Cheetah - Segment from "My Classic Car" with Dennis Gage
Can-Am Tribute : 1966-1970
http://MuscleCarFilms.com/ The Can-Am (Canadian-American) Series ran from 1966-1974, and was enormously popular due to the fact that engine size was unrestricted, and chassis and body designs were unlimited. Innovations such as high pedestal rear wings, ground effects, titanium chassis, multi-engined cars, and many other experimental designs made this racing series very exciting. On top of all the innovations and creativity was great side-by-side racing, with some of the greatest drivers in history.