After writing about the Lola T70 and thinking about the sheer awesomeness of the old Can-Am series, we remembered that there are probably lots of people who’ve never seen those wild old cars in action. Well, here’s your chance.
This is a seven-minute video (and the first of a multipart series) looking at the first race of the 1967 Can-Am season at Road America, located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. If we could build a time machine and go anywhere on Earth for a day, we’d take it here, on this day.
Listen to big-blocks screaming in 1,700-pound road-racing cars and pay close attention to the crowd of immortals racing these cars. It’s the freaking racing hall of fame, and it’s the starting grid for this race.