Can-Am Photohistory

Can-Am Photohistory

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by Pete Lyons, Pete Loyns
     
 

The Canadian-American Challenge Cup brought the best available technology, the best engineers, and the greatest drivers together to battle it out for supremacy. Legendary drivers such as Jackie Stewart, John Surtees, Denis Hulme, Bruce McLaren, Dan Gurney, Mario Andretti, Phil Hill, and many others fought for top honors in these unlimited sports cars. Designers,… See more details below

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The Canadian-American Challenge Cup brought the best available technology, the best engineers, and the greatest drivers together to battle it out for supremacy. Legendary drivers such as Jackie Stewart, John Surtees, Denis Hulme, Bruce McLaren, Dan Gurney, Mario Andretti, Phil Hill, and many others fought for top honors in these unlimited sports cars. Designers, engineers, and mechanics pushed technology to the edge to design, build, and develop the ultimate weapon for the track. In turn, the series spawned some of the greatest sports cars of all time such as the Lola T70, the Chaparral 2G, the Porsche 917, and the McLaren M8, which were among an enormous group of constructors that also included Shadow, Porsche, Ferrari, and Ford.

With more than 230 black and white and 50 color archival photos, Can-Am Photo History overviews each year of competition from 1966 to 1974, illustrates the wild, wonderful cars, and provides intimate interviews of the biggest names in the sport such as George Follmer, Dan Gurney, John Surtees, Phil Hill, Denis Hulme, Jackie Oliver, Mario Andretti, Jim Hall, Parnelli Jones, Tyler Alexander, Teddy Mayer, and Peter Bryant. The outrageous, big-block V-8s and the turbocharged 12 cylinder powerplants are detailed in a special sidebar.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760308066
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
12/23/1999
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.65(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.83(d)

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