|4-6-04 From author, photographer
and historian Pete Lyons:
"The "Sting" was designed and built by
John Collins for driver Gary Wilson in 1974. In my books I call it the
last-ever Unlimited Can-Am car. It's sort of a McLaren-style chassis with
Porsche-style bodywork. It only ran two races before the series died early
4-9-04 Eric Bernhard
? Mac Archer have a request re: the "Sting" CanAm car.
"I just learned from John Collins that
the Sting actually was in a third race. Two weeks after it finished the
last Can-Am at Road America in 1974, and after John quit working for Gary
Wilson, the car went to a race at Vacaville. All John recalled, not having
been there, was that the car broke a stub axle in the transaxle. So the
car must have passed tech and run at least once that weekend. If anyone
has or comes across any Vacaville information from July - August 1974,
we would be very interested. "