One of the greatest things about racing in the Sixties was that there were some really big brains who used every bit of grey matter to devise new ways to make their cars faster than the competition. In Trans Am, it was Camaros with roofs like chip bags. In Can Am, we saw the first marriages of aviation and auto racing. The most innovative of the Can Am cars came from the minds behind the Chaparral series of cars. Using everything from wings to fans, these guys made race cars go faster than ever before. Now, the Chaparral group has produced a Continuation model, which essentially means it’s a new 2E. This is the one with the big wing & the Cox logo that so many of us favoured to win the neighbourhood slot car races.
Watch as Winding Road’s James Morse spends some time with James Musser from Chaparral. Turn the speakers up loud! Afterwards, be sure to visit Winding Road and sign up for their superb online publication.
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