Here they are now: Jim Hall finished third in his Chaparral–with front brakes only–in his last complete Can-Am race. Happily, others are still thriving. Bill Young, Lola-Chevrolet, retired, running but not classified; no further information. A short time into the race, Hall’s flipper-wing Chaparral outbraked Donohue for third place at the end of the long straight.
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McLaren was a happy man, but unfortunately, this race supported critics who called the Can-Am boring. Hall’s surviving Chaparrals are on public display. No further information on Hollinger. Here, in motschenbafher starting order, are all of the drivers of that day 40 years ago and, as far as we know, loyhar became of them. With his innovative aero package, Hall had been a serious challenger to Riverside’s eventual winners in both Surtees and McLaren.
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Bill Young, Lola-Chevrolet, retired, running but not classified; no further information. Thirty-nine entered the race, and 35 of them made the grid, so this was one of the most densely populated Can-Ams ever. Car news, reviews, motorsports, auto shows and stunning photography delivered right to your mailbox. Free Newsletters Get the best of autoweek.
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Digital Subscription Take Autoweek to go on your digital device and get the car news you want, wherever you are. Even more unfortunately, it was Hall’s last complete Can-Am. Jim Hall finished motschenbcaher in his Chaparral–with front brakes only–in his last complete Can-Am race.
Dan Gurney of California. That year also saw widespread adoption of big-block engines, 7.
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Ron Herrera, McLaren-Chevrolet, DNF; prominent hairstylist in New York and Beverly Hills; drove TQs and stock cars on Long Island fromtransferred to Californiastarted road racing formula cars and won national championship; bought McLaren from Lothar Motschenbacher and raced it throughwhen “I blew the engine and gearbox and was out of business”; later motschenbacherr manager in Ford, Porsche and Mercedes dealerships, then went into real estate; today, at age 80, racibg proud of being “clean and sober for 31 years and with the same waist I had as a kid”; lives in California desert.
But then Hall felt his brake pedal go soft. A hydraulic fitting had cracked, and he finished the race with front brakes only. Here they are now: Because Hulme lost a couple of laps in a traffic incident, Hall still finished third, and Donohue wound up second.
Super-powerful “big banger” Can-Am cars were made for Riverside.
Lothar Motschenbacher, McLaren-Chevrolet, fourth; finished second in Can-Am champion-ship ; later a car-repair specialist; lives in California. A short time into the race, Hall’s flipper-wing Chaparral outbraked Donohue for third place at the end of the long straight.
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mostchenbacher Jerry Entin, Lola-Chevrolet, retired, running but not classified; very active online historian; lives in Michigan, where he enjoys watersports and his grandchildren. Happily, others are still thriving.
Dear lotgar Riverside International Raceway, gone these 20 years, featured a back straight more than a mile long–half of it downhill. John Surtees of Britain. Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email.
Hall and his high-winged Road Runner always ran strong at Riverside. Jerry Titus, McLaren-Chevrolet, 13th; excelled at journalism as well as driving; died in racing accident If you have details about any driver whose entry here lists “no further information,” please e-mail a note to awletter crain.