From 1966 to 1987, the Canadian-American Challenge Cup delighted motorsports fans around the world. Better known as Can-Am, this series saw amazing drivers win hard fought races in a wide range of truly wonderful machines. The glory days of the late 60's and early 70's featured Phil Hill and Jacky Ickx going head-to-head with Mark Donohue and Bruce McLaren. That's just a small portion of the who's-who list, mind you.
That last name is rather important, as you know. Bruce McLaren developed some of the greatest racing machines of his time. One such vehicle is the McLaren M6B, which is an open-cockpit racer powered by a Chevrolet V-8 engine. It probably produces somewhere in the neighborhood of 500-550 horsepower, which is way more than enough to propel the lightweight race car around any racetrack at terrifying speed.
Road America should fit the bill, speaking of racetracks. That's where supremely accomplished wheel man Jim Pace recently put a McLaren M6B through its paces. That's no small feat, as it takes a whole lot of skill to push this thing around any course at full tilt. Luckily for the ham-fisted rest of us, Pace attached a camera to the car. This means we get a great point of view of Road America over the spartan dash and cockpit of this legendary machine.
Turn up your speakers, hit play, and then sit back and soak in all of the awesome.