Over the past few years here in The Garage we’ve discussed the legitimacy of clone replicas and continuation builds. All of us agree there is a place for these cars, just so long as the owners don’t attempt to deceive anyone as to the actual provenance of said car. Thanks to Paul Chenard, we have just one such example today.
Paul’s friend Jennifer Revson is the late Peter Revson’s sister. She remains active in the enthusiast sister and continues to manage her brother’s affairs since his death during practice for the 1974 South African Grand Prix. At the 2009 Monterey Historics, Jennifer saw the McLaren M8F above and was informed by the owner that it was indeed a McLaren team car. A few inquiries around the paddock brought to light that the car is actually a replica that was built by the Commander Motorhomes racing team from spare parts.
A few weeks ago, Ms. Revson saw the same car at the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance, again being passed off at the original Revson car. I’ll let her take up the story: