Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 914 is the nirvana of the four-cylinder cars: two-litre, five speed, with the gauge pack. It’s also an unrestored, limited edition, with paint that earned it the nickname of Bumblebee. Might that just take away some of the sting of its price?
What’s the only thing cooler than auto racing? Auto racing in the 1960s and ‘70s, that’s what. And that era of Can-Am racing produced some of the most memorable events and cars the world has ever seen. Now McLaren has a 650S that salutes this era, and I want one.
Welcome aboard Mr. Philip Hall’s 1966 Lola-Chevrolet T70 Spyder! Your driver will be Nick Padmore today, average speed is expected to be around 110.46 MPH during your journey. Bon voyage and thank you for choosing Goodwood!
This GIF was handcrafted for you at 37,000 feet doing 487 mph with an outside temperature of -72 ºF.
[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]
[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.]
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…
The Porsche 917 is what happens when Ze Germans focus all their energy on global domination... in a good way.
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.
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.
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!
The biggest, baddest, meanest Porsche ever made turns 40 today. Happy birthday, Porsche 917.
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.
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…
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…
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…