Late 1960s Racing -- Homepage

Defined by the epic Can-Am days: Unlimited power and few constraints on the creativity of designers. Where could the evolution of the sports/racing car go after Roger Penske's 1973 1200 HP Flat-12 Turbo-Porsche 917/30s?  Porsche had a 1600 HP Flat-16 in development for the 1974 season... That was too much.  And that was the end. 

The end of what?  I'm not sure I can answer that question.  But I do think that something big was indeed finished after the 1973 Can-Am season, and in August, 1974, Steve Earle held the first Monterey Historic Races.  To me, that was a seamless transition.

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Dieter Schambach's Can-Am Photos
Tom Piantanida's 1969 Can-Am Photos
Todd Glyer's Can-Am Photos
Howard Macken's Can-Am Photos
Martin Hill's Can-Am Photos  (1)
Martin Hill's Can-Am Photos  (2)
Martin Hill's Can-Am Photos  (3)
The "Sting" CanAm Car in 1974
Jim Serniuk's Photos from 1968 -- Homepage
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