Posted Nov 28 2012 - 11:57 AM
Any chance someone is working on this car for the mod?
I remember they brought 2 of the F1 shadows and did some laps with the 2 can-ams and the 2 F1's running together.
Posted Nov 28 2012 - 11:39 PM
Posted Nov 29 2012 - 01:16 PM
Posted Nov 29 2012 - 01:30 PM
Or brown corduroys.
Posted Nov 29 2012 - 01:35 PM
Posted Nov 29 2012 - 03:33 PM
Posted Nov 29 2012 - 03:42 PM
Posted Nov 29 2012 - 05:17 PM
Pete Lyons in his book, Can-Am said "spiraling costs, a recession in North America following the oil crisis, and dwindling support and interest led to the series being cancelled and the last scheduled race of the 1974 season not being run." Personally, I always felt the 917/30 was the death of the Can-Am or at least had a small part in contributing to the spiraling cost. Yes they were great fun to watch. What has been even better is getting up close to these and other great cars at the Historic events. And we still get to enjoy them with the Can-Am mod. It doesn't get much better than that.
Posted Nov 29 2012 - 06:27 PM
Posted Dec 01 2012 - 07:25 AM
By far from the only case of a manufacturer claiming to be first, best, biggest etc. in racing when a privateer actual has done better but then the privateer isn't trying to sell something.
By the way, something else interesting, in 1975, 2 of the 1974 Shadow CanAm cars match raced 2 of Shadow's F1 cars with 4 of the best drivers around then, George Folmer and Jackie Oliver in the CA's while Jean Pierre Jarier and James Hunt were in the F1's at Laguna Seca - the F1's won. Would sure like to see film of that.
Posted Dec 01 2012 - 07:41 AM
Posted Dec 01 2012 - 08:08 AM
Posted Dec 01 2012 - 10:13 AM
Yeah, that's what I mentioned above. I was there. My impressiion at the time was it was more of a demonstration than a match race.
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