|Wine Country Classic 2004:
Group 9 -- Can-Am Cars!
The sports/racers of the 50s and 60s
rapidly evolved into the wildest road racing cars of all time. Tires,
chassis design, aerodynamics, and engine power improved with vertiginous
speed. Minimal rules and increasing professionalism encouraged ever
more potent creations. Porsche finally out-spent and out-engineered
the competition with its 1200 hp 917-30's and the series fizzled to a stop.
|Fred Cziska of Pacifica, CA, won
the event in his quick, powerful, and very impressive 8194cc. 1972
Shadow. Shadow was an American team that challenged the European
constructors in CanAm and also ran a competitive F1 effort. Cziska
also campaigns a Shadow F1 in historic
Grand Prix events.
|Longtime historic racer Mac Archer of
Carmel, CA, is restoring his familiar 427
Cobra and has moved on to the "Sting".
This beautiful car was built by John Collins for Gary Wilson in 1974 and
is known as "The last Can-Am car". Mechanical problems in practice
sidelined the entry.
in 1974 raced by Gary Wilson.
(2-21-05) Robert Kellerman's
of the "Sting".
11 -- Historic Stock Cars
|Scott Bader of Los Angeles, CA, finished
6th in his 8849cc. 1969 Lola T-163. This looks like an ex-Chuck
Parsons car as Simoniz was a Parsons sponsor and #10 was Parsons' favored
number. This car was pitted next to the "Sting" and its lucky crew
enjoyed the company of one of the cutest pit girls I've seen lately.
Group 8 -- Trans-Am Cars
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