Hall's later rear-engined Chaparral II series, which had covert GM
factory backing, Hall and builders Troutman-Barnes offered the original
Chaparral I for sale to private owners.
|Harry Heuer, of the Peter Hand Brewery
family, bought the first customer car, #002. He raced it for his
"Meister Brauser" team alongside the team's single remaining
The new car appeared
in bare aluminum for the 1961 Riverside GP, but blew its engine in
Heuer went on to campaign the car with
some success at SCCA National and pro events in 1962-63. Here at
Laguna Seca, he DNF'd.
(Photo by Dave Norton)
|Collector and Monterey Historic competitor
Tom Hollfelder has acquired and restored the ex-Heuer Chaparral.
The car appeared at the 2002 Monterey Historic Races with Paul
Brown driving. Brown finished 2nd to Brian Redman in a Scarab.
Friedman photo from Riverside 1961 shows the two Meister Brausers,
Chaparral and Scarab, entering Turn 7 at Riverside. Who were the
Hudson in the "Team Meridian" Chaparral.
This customer car appeared at pro events
At the USRRC event at Laguna Seca in
June, Hudson finished 3rd.
(I scanned this great photo by Julian
Veovich from the cover of the 1964 Laguna Seca USRRC Program.)
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