[You're looking at a 1974 Sting Can-Am car, racing at the Monterey Historics over the weekend. It has a 540 c.i/8.8 liter Chevy big block sitting behind the driver. Only one was made. Photo Credit: NewsPress] » 8/18/14 10:00pm 8/18/14 10:00pm

[This press shot for the 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon Brougham – dig that 'not a hatch' fastback rear – for some reason includes an Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 CanAm car, as far as I can tell. Here is one picture of the suspected Alfa in similar guise from AlfaBB, and here's a general history of the Tipo 33.] » 4/30/14 11:00pm 4/30/14 11:00pm

The McLaren M20 Had 750 Horsepower And Could Destroy Porsches (On Good…

Pretty new Macca, huh? Here’s an old one, the M20 sports prototype from the waning days of McLaren’s dominance of Can-Am. Fiberglass and aluminum, crazy velocity stacks, F1- and Can-Am champion Denny Hulme at the wheel, who managed to beat the turbocharged Porsche 917’s in the early races of the 1972 season but lost… » 2/20/13 3:25pm 2/20/13 3:25pm

Artist Builds Amazing Vintage Racer From Cardboard And Hot Glue

Denny Hulme's 1969 Can-Am victory in a McLaren M8B was one of the high points of motorsport for enthusiast Bob Rubin, who commissioned artist Chris Gilmour to make this amazing full-scale M8 from cardboard and hot glue. » 6/17/10 2:30pm 6/17/10 2:30pm

Mama, Don't Take My Einspritzer Away

The BRE Datsun 240Z a few weeks ago reminded me how much I love old-school slide film. This is a 1972 Porsche 917/10 that I shot on Kodachrome in 2006. Could anyone else stare at this all day? » 5/07/10 10:15am 5/07/10 10:15am

Chaparrals In Nevada, Toranas In New South Wales: Stardust Grand Prix…

Scroggs just keeps finding us the great vintage racing videos! How about the final race in Can Am's first season, followed by the Hardie-Ferodo 1000 at Bathurst? » 12/12/09 6:00pm 12/12/09 6:00pm

Shadow CanAm Car Catches Fire At Infineon

Last weekend's 2009 Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge saw more than hot vintage racers mixing it up at Infineon Raceway. One of the Shadow CanAm team cars caught fire, making for the seriously dramatic imagery below. » 9/28/09 1:30pm 9/28/09 1:30pm

Can Am or Group B?

Anything goes! That attitude can get dangerous in a hurry with racing, especially when sponsorship bucks start to pile up, but it results in brain-melting machinery! Now you must choose between the two craziest series! » 9/12/09 5:00pm 9/12/09 5:00pm

$700,000 Kiwi-Flavored Hulme CanAm Revealed At A1GP

The Hulme CanAm debuted last week at the New Zealand A1GP after almost five years of development. The independently-built Caparo T1 competitor is the brainchild of 68-year-old Jock Freemantle, and totally radical. » 1/31/09 12:45pm 1/31/09 12:45pm

Ironhide Spotted With Can-Am Spyder, Motorcycle

More details regarding everyone's favorite movie sequel trickle in by the day. We know that filming is set to begin next week in the Philadelphia area and Ironhide, better known as the GMC Topkick, was spotted en route to the location for filming. The interesting item to note is what was being hauled along with… » 5/29/08 4:20pm 5/29/08 4:20pm

2008 Can-Am Spyder Now Available in Red

Love it or hate it, the 2008 Can-Am Spyder is now going to be available in red. The backwards trike will be offered with the color beginning two days ago in addition to silver and yellow. We have to say we rather like the new color on the motor vehicle which defies naming. The new color is nice and all, but we'd much… » 2/29/08 8:20am 2/29/08 8:20am

CM426 Merlin

Man, we got the best readers around. You are looking at reader Marjin van der Poll's entry into a niche vehicle design project sponsored by Vredestein tires. Some of you may remember that Maybach Exelero was also a design contest winner sponsored by a tire company. In this case, Marjin designed the CM426 Merlin to… » 12/05/07 2:45pm 12/05/07 2:45pm

Because One Can Never Have Too Much Can-Am

We've already yammered at length about the glory of Can-Am. It's one thing that Los Jalops can all agree on. Detroit brawn, Euro-sportiness, Texan ingenuity and enough sheer gobsmackery to make the most jaded automobile fan remember why he or she fell in love with cars in the first place. Little in this world is more… » 8/24/07 2:00pm 8/24/07 2:00pm

Monterey Historics Can-Am Action Gallery

The 1966-1974 salad days of Can-Am racing were a result of the Sports Car Club of America and the Canadian Automobile Sports Club joining forces. The adoption of Group 7 FIA rules spawned a North American racing class with no restrictions on engine size or boost pressure. Tire size was wide open. Weight was optional.… » 8/22/07 2:00pm 8/22/07 2:00pm