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  • Praise for one of the best racing series ever - original Can-Am

    Back in the late 60's I was intrigued by the Trans Am series that featured cars I could possibly own - Mustangs and Cougars. Then I learned about the Can-Am series with amazing cars I could not ever hope to own by could worship. I know many of us on HRW love these cars so I thought I'd start a thread to honor them. Please post photos of cars you love and thoughts/info about the series.

    I'll start things off with one of the most iconic Can-Am cars - Peter Revson's 1972 McLaren M20 Can-Am car.

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    BRM P154 "Pedro Rodriguez" 1970.

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    McLaren M12 "John Surtees" 1971

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    McLaen M6B "Dan Gurney" 1968.

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    McLaren M1B
    "Bruce McLaren" 1966

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    Cheers
    Chris Walker

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      March 717......1970.

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      Ferrari 612 "Chris Amon",......1969

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      Lola T160, "Chuck Parsons",.....1968

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      McKee Mk 10 "Charlie Hayes" 1967

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      Cheers
      Chris Walker

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      • mattb
        mattb commented
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        Fantastic

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      Can Am cars are at the top of my list, just under Indy cars of the 60's. The actual racing was not so close, but the cars and imagination were second to none. At 14 years old, I followed the Chaparrals. They were the only slot cars I ran. I still have both the 2D's I built in 65. One is the Daytona style body and the other the Cox style . Those were the only bodies I could get at my local track and it was my only source. I've been a fan of Jim Hall ever since.
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      L&S model kit today
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      resin Mclaren
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      Matt B
      So. In
      Crashers

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      • #5
        When I started this thread I knew Chris would join in and share images of his masterful builds. The photo in my initial post is of a full size restored McLaren and all I have for slot cars are RTR ones from multiple manufacturers. My favorites include a FLY Porsche 917/10, McLarens from HSRR, Monogram, and Slot.It, and a CGslotcars Shadow DN4 .

        I hope others post images of Can-Am cars they like and track shots, both full size and scale versions.

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        • #6
          See the thread by Racer1h of the Covid CanAm cars....he built almost 3 dozen cars in 2020 during the lockdown, most of them CanAm cars.

          From the first 3DP Group 7 proxy:
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          L to R: Nissan R382, Nissan R382, HonkerII, Ferrari 350CanAm, McLaren M1B, Costello SP7, Lola T70, Lola T70 Ford, Porsche 917-02.
          Behind in the pits, you can see more Ferrari 350 CanAms, a Ti22, two Lola T260s, a Chaparral 2J, Porsche 917-30, McKee Mk10, a BRM P154, another McLaren M1B, and a Shadow DN4.

          A few others I have built:
          Lola T165:
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          BRM P154 Hybrid
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          March 707 (needs finishing, like so many projects)
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          Lola T163 and Ferrari 712
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          Different T163 and Lola T260
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          Costello SP7 and SP8 shells
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          Lola T70, Flared T70, Lola T163, Porsche 917-30
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          Come Race at The Trace!
          Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN
          https://cults3d.com/en/users/chappyman662/creations

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          • #7
            The following are all "fantasy" liveries, but , they are all models of CanAm cars.......

            Cheers
            Chris Walker

            Lola T70.......1966

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            Lola T160,..1968

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            McLaren M6A. 1967

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            Lola T70 1966

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            McLaren M12 1971........this livery is actually very close to the car run in the "Great Western Champagne) colours.

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            • 4424ever
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              I’ve seen all these cars in previous post from you Chris but I have to say it’s absolutely wonderful to see them again
              What a beautiful group of cars you have built
              I can only imagine how stunning your race room is with examples like these !

            • Fast Co.
              Fast Co. commented
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              Wow! Awesome and Outstanding!

          • #8
            A few of the more "less well known" CanAm cars from the 1966 season.........other than the Cooper Monaco T61, these were built by "backyard" shops.

            "Wolverine"......


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            "Chinook",......this one driven by Nat Adams.

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            Hamill SR3.............I have a 1/32 lexan body of this car,.....yet to be built.

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            Cooper Monaco T61..........

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            Pam Chevrolet........I also have one of these in Lexan,...another "to be built".

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            Cheers
            Chris Walker

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            • slothead
              slothead commented
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              Wolverine looks like it may have been the inspiration for the Speed Racer car.

            • 4424ever
              4424ever commented
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              Thanks Chris you just sent me down another rabbit hole with Miss Veedol
              I think it’s a must build!

          • #9
            The Veedol Chinook looks like a Chaparral 2C.....because it was, basically. They took a model of the 2C and scaled it up. My guess is the Marx 1/24 version since it had the chin spoilers....but just a guess.

            For what it's worth, there is a file available for the Chinook.

            And yes, it makes a passable 2C with some modifications.

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            Come Race at The Trace!
            Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN
            https://cults3d.com/en/users/chappyman662/creations

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            • #10
              I was thinking the same thing at 180 degrees. Looks like it wouldn’t be a ton of work to convert a 2C into the Chinook since that’s basically how the 1:1 was built
              Dave
              Peterborough Ont
              CANADA

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              • #11
                Jay Esterer (a good Canadian !!) purchased and rebuilt the Chinook a few years ago,.....he regularly races it in Vintage meets across North America, and at the Goodwood "Revival".....he has won at Goodwood a couple of times, and is always at the sharp end of the grid.

                A short clip from Goodwood, showing a good battle for the lead,....if you have never been to Goodwood, the drivers do not treat the cars with kid gloves !!!!

                cheers
                Chris Walker



                https://youtu.be/AFD9IRp4tGU
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                • WB2
                  WB2 commented
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                  Yep, the British guys really race their vintage cars. And often severely damage them.

              • #12
                I didn't expect to see these incredibly valuable cars raced that daringly. Then again, how would a race car driver not want to get all he can out of cars built to be beasts on the track.

                Unfortunately, there are no Historic Cam-Am races scheduled in America this year as we still live under the cloud of the pandemic.

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                • chrisguyw
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                  Look on youtube for "Goodwood Revival",......there are many videos of several classes of cars that are run annually at this event,..........every car is taken to the limit, and often beyond !!

                  There are videos of mutlimillion dollar cars (original Gt40's and GTO Ferraris etc.) being "punished" ,.......clearly a hobby for the very wealthy !!

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                I think I saw a 3DP version of this Shadow somewhere but can’t find it now. An era and racing class with lots of innovation. I attended the Mid Ohio race in ‘69 or ‘70.
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                Mike V.
                Western North Carolina

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                • Brumos RSR
                  Brumos RSR commented
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                  Changing Gearz manufactured one a while back.

                • chrisguyw
                  chrisguyw commented
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                  While CG slotcars did produce a couple of the Shadow cars, I do not believe that this was one of them.

                  I believe that they only produced the DN4 and the Mk1 "lowline"

              • #14
                There was a file created by Racer1h as well. He at one time had a collection of a half dozen or more of the CanAm Shadows......

                I have a body but it's not finished.
                Come Race at The Trace!
                Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN
                https://cults3d.com/en/users/chappyman662/creations

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                • #15
                  Shadows and Sting GW1

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                  Come Race at The Trace!
                  Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN
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