Live the CANAM series – leading up from the pre-curser SCCA/USRRC sanctioned events on through inception in 1966 and thereafter through the glorious years right up until 1974. Watch as the nimble lightweights finally gave way to American big block thunder. Rule changes would exclude some but others would adapt and dominate. Manufacturers such as Lola, McLaren, Porsche and finally Shadow would each taste success but the contributions from Chaparral, Lotus, Cooper, Ford, Jaguar, Ferrari and many many others would not go unnoticed.

This edition of CANAM Thunder would see 20 entries, 9 of them scratch eligible and 5 scratch built from Lotus, McLaren, Porsche, Cheetah, Ferrari, Chaparral, Cooper, Cobra and Alfa Romeo.

Pre-CANAM (1960-1965) Grid:

PCA+:

#132 – Porsche RS61 [ArtDart] [18k] [Scratch Body/Chassis]

#87 – Porsche 906 [Porsche911] [18k] *

#37 – Porsche 906 [KensRedZed] [18k] ** 1966 – exception permitted for CANAM Thunder II ONLY

PCA:

#4 – Lotus 30 [ArtDart] [Vanski] [Scratch Body/Chassis]

#36 – Cheetah [Porsche911] [Vanski]

#97 – King Cobra [Porsche911] [Vanski]

#65 – Chaparral 2A [MiA]

#98 – King Cobra [MiA] [Vanski] [Scratch Chassis]

#5 – Cheetah [Jimbo] [BWNC1] [Scratch Chassis]

#9 – King Cobra [Jimbo] [Scratch Chassis]

#18 – King Cobra [F1Nutz] [Vanski]

Race Result – Pre-CANAM (1960-1965) (240 seconds x 3 x 1 = 12 minutes)

PCA+:

#87 – 108 (14.981) Porsche 906 [Porsche911] [18k] *

#132 – 106 (8.921) Porsche RS61 [ArtDart] [18k] [Scratch Body/Chassis]

#37 – 81 (18.302) Porsche 906 [KensRedZed] [18k] *

* 1966 – exception permitted for CANAM Thunder II ONLY.

PCA:

#97 – 99 (11.731) King Cobra [Porsche911] [Vanski]

#5 – 99 (14.862) Cheetah [Jimbo] [BWNC1] [Scratch Chassis]

#4 – 98 (9.367) Lotus 30 [ArtDart] [Vanski] [Scratch Body/Chassis]

#36 – 98 (12.337) Cheetah [Porsche911] [Vanski]

#98 – 95 (14.682) King Cobra [MiA] [Vanski] [Scratch Chassis]

#9 – 91 (12.013) King Cobra [Jimbo] [Scratch Chassis]

#65 – 91 (16.211) Chaparral 2A [MiA]

#18 – 85 (10.232) King Cobra [F1Nutz] [Vanski]

CANAM (1966-1974) Grid:

#66 – Chaparral 2J [ArtDart] [Fox 10] [Scratch Body/Chassis]

#19 – Ferrari 612 [ArtDart] [Fox 10] [Scratch Body/Chassis]

#98 – Lola T70 MkII [KensRedZed]

#2A – Alfa Romeo T33/3 [MiA]

#16 – Lola T70 MkII [MiA] [Scratch Chassis]

#59 – Porsche 917/10 [Jimbo] [Scratch Chassis]

#99 – Chaparral 2J [Jimbo] [Scratch Body/Chassis]

#33 – Alfa Romeo T33/3 [F1Nutz]

#2 – McLaren M8D [Porsche911]

Race Result – CANAM (1966-1974) (240 seconds x 3 x 1 = 12 minutes)

#19 – 121 (11.405) Ferrari 612 [ArtDart] [Fox 10] [Scratch Body/Chassis]

#66 – 117 (5.967) Chaparral 2J [ArtDart] [Fox 10] [Scratch Body/Chassis]

#2 – 117 (7.681) McLaren M8D [Porsche911]

#33 – 111 (12.542) Alfa Romeo T33/3 [F1Nutz]

#2A – 110 (15.519) Alfa Romeo T33/3 [MiA]

#16 – 108 (11.765) Lola T70 MkII [MiA] [Scratch Chassis]

#59 – 106 (10.416) Porsche 917/10 [Jimbo] [Scratch Chassis]

#99 – 105 (5.476) Chaparral 2J [Jimbo] [Scratch Body/Chassis]

#98 – 72 (16.884) Lola T70 MkII [KensRedZed]

Complete CANAM Thunder II Gallery

 

5 thoughts on “CANAM Thunder II (1960-1974)

  1. Thanks for hosting a great night of racing. :good: An excellent field and a great report. Some very fast and close racing! That 612 is a real weapon! Took no prisioners!! :wacko:

  2. Grazie mille per tutto il divertimento! Datta Ferrari, Mama Mia, letta mi tella yu, sheesha a da fasta uno yu evah gunna see!
    And apologies for my 906 transgression, I erroneously thought the ‘Pre-CanAm’ was inclusive of 66.

  3. For completeness, a small correction to a great report: my #98 Cooper Monaco is not a scratch chassis, although I probably spent similar time and energy modifying the original Sebring chassis! :unsure:

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