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  • Video of the Week: 7 Minutes in Can-Am Heaven

    http://www.bangshift.com/blog/Video-...Am-Heaven.html

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    Re: Video of the Week: 7 Minutes in Can-Am Heaven

    You've done it again Brian. Excellent video. Watching this confirms, in my mind anyway, the comment I made about the Lola blog concerning the cars of this series at that time were beautiful. I didn't see a bad looking automobile on this video.

    You are right it was a list of the Who's Who of road racing right there for over seven minutes. I love it!

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      Re: Video of the Week: 7 Minutes in Can-Am Heaven

      CanAm cars are amazing, I have seen them several times at the road america vintage event.
      Mark your callanders for this years event July 16-19!
      I'll be there, and hell, I can even fire up the grill on the outside of turn 7 on Sunday for any attending Junkies! ;)
      You MUST hear these things in real life to truly understand how truly awesome they are!

      http://www.roadamerica.com/race_kic.htm

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        Re: Video of the Week: 7 Minutes in Can-Am Heaven

        Great Video....

        Seth
        200 mph or bust.......

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          Re: Video of the Week: 7 Minutes in Can-Am Heaven

          Wow, what a sweet symphony!! Those engines sound fantastic!! The cars are beautiful too. Thanks for the video.
          President, Wicked Rides Poland

          http://www.bangshift.com/forum/showt...eau-Club-Wagon

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            Re: Video of the Week: 7 Minutes in Can-Am Heaven

            Cool video, Brian, thanks for posting it. Gotta' love those Chapparals, too.

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              Re: Video of the Week: 7 Minutes in Can-Am Heaven

              Two best parts of the video, seeing Despain with hair and watching the wing work on Hall's car. AWESOME!!!!! YouTube is a treasure chest of delight ;D ;D ;D
              Jeremy George in Windsor NY

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                Re: Video of the Week: 7 Minutes in Can-Am Heaven

                I love Can-am. Here is part two of that vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nOcXNZ9GDE

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                  Re: Video of the Week: 7 Minutes in Can-Am Heaven

                  back when road racing attracted fans
                  not scaring fans away , like they do now

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                  • #10
                    Re: Video of the Week: 7 Minutes in Can-Am Heaven

                    Great stuff!

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                      I wish I was a good (or even average) writer.
                      I would love to put eloquently into words what 15-plus big block road racers sound like rolling through the wooded track of Road America. One of these sounds fantastic all by itself, but man, the sound of a pack of angry can-am cars will take your breath away, seriously, it's that cool!
                      In 1967 I was negative two, but thanks to the folks that both restore AND USE these things "youngsters" like me can see these truly badass cars from the past.

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                        Re: Video of the Week: 7 Minutes in Can-Am Heaven

                        I was lucky enough to see a dozen or so Can-Am cars in a 'race' at the Monterey Historics a couple years ago... my ears have never been the same, and I am a changed person for having seen it.

                        This vid WILL give you an idea of the sound: it does sound like that... IF you are standing a HALF MILE from the track. Anywhere near the track, and its DEAFENING.

                        Nearly ALL of these beautiful things were running big blocks, and the small ones were 468 ci - ish. Most were in the range of 496ci., high-compression, and had 180-degree headers, unmuffled. A sweet symphony of full-throttle race gas explosiveness.

                        Combine the modern experience of being on the front straight during a NASCAR green flag, with 40+ cars at 850+hp, with the sound of a WWII fighter doing a low strafing pass, and a dash of off-shore unlimited biiiiig-block powerboat noise, and you have a sense of the impact to your eardrums.

                        I freaking want one.

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                          Re: Video of the Week: 7 Minutes in Can-Am Heaven

                          I was fortunate enough to get to see the Chaparral 2E in person (along with the other Chaparrals)

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