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First-hand interviews with famed Can-Am drivers, constructors, and team owners including Gurney, Hulme, Surtees, Oliver, Follmer, Bryant, and Broadley, plus a lively collection of racing stories combine to vividly relate the fascinating history of Can-Am racing. Author Pete Lyons was on the scene to cover the entire Can-Am series. Here Lyons recounts the unique cars, racers, and races of that epic era in 250 black and white photographs plus a special color photo gallery.

Take this snippet from John Surtees, on his dice with Hall at Riverside in '66: "...the Lola worked well [on the straights], we were running minimum flap and things on it. So the race had that pattern: he'd out-squirt me coming throught the hairpin on the long straight, I'd get right in the slipstream, he'd drag me along, and then I'd have to try to out-brake him again. Oh, that was a good race." Or, this one from Jim Hall: "One of the beauties of being a race car builder in the time that I did it was the fact that it could be a one-man show. I could have ideas and produce them and go try them, and find out whether they were any good or not. I got to actually feel the car was better, and it went faster. That's one of the nice things about racing, that you get instant feedback."

Additional Info

Additional Info

Author Pete Lyons
Binding Hardcover
Condition This is a DISPLAY COPY
Dimensions 8 1/4"x 10 3/4"
Illustrations 250 b&w ill., 24 color
In Print / Out of Print Out of Print Available
ISBN 0760308063
New or Used This is a DISPLAY COPY
Pages 192


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