Articles tagged John Cannon

Page 28 of November 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1969

Can-Am Races

Rounds Eight and Nine The eighth and final eastern round of the 11-race Canadian-American Challenge Cup series was held at the Michigan International Speedway circuit about 60 miles west of Detroit. Opened only last year, MIS is a multi-purpose facility which incorporates both a banked oval track (for USAC and NASCAR races) and a road circuit. The road circuit is three miles in length and is...

Page 39 of January 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, January 1967

Can-Am Series

Although Group 7 racing has been killed by the trade and the race sponsors in Europe, it is still flourishing well in the U.S.A. and Canada. At Las Vegas, in Nevada, during November there was run the sixth and final race in the Can-Am series for cars built to Group 7 specifications. The series developed into a battle between the three dominant makes, Lola, McLaren and Chaparral. The Lolas were...

Page 27 of October 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, October 1970

American Comment

The most interesting event on the American scene in the past month has been the opening of Ontario Motor Speedway, about 50 miles east of Los Angeles, and the running of its first race, the California 500 for USAC Championship cars. The speedway itself is an entirely new concept in racing circuits and reflects the builders' belief that in order for motor racing to compete effectively with all the...

Page 15 of November 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, November 1968

American Comment

The challenge has been put back into the Canadian-American Challenge Cup series. Although the works McLaren team of Bruce McLaren and Denis Hulme remains the strongest, its stranglehold has been broken and the series has become far more competitive and interesting. In the three Can-Am races following the opener at Road America, the McLaren team finished first and second in one, was eliminated...

Page 27 of November 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, November 1970

American Comment

Three of the major American championships have been decided in the past month, the most important of them being that of the United States Auto Club. From the time that the green flag fell to start the first race of the season at Phoenix on March 29th there never seemed to be much doubt that Al Unser was going to win this year's USAC Championship. Driving the Ford-powered Colts (née Lolas) that...

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Bushman's Holiday

In the days when the Formula One stars had time off in the winter, many went down under for fun in the Tasman series. By David McKinney Formula One drivers these days have very little time to themselves between championships. Pre-season testing schedules and sponsor commitments allow few opportunities to escape from the pressure, even for a few weeks. In more relaxed times, though, many top...

Page 32 of June 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, June 1971

American comment

The SCCA has launched its 1971 professional season with the first two (out of eight) Continental Championship races for Formula A (5000) cars, and the first (out of 11) Trans-Am Championship events for sports saloons. The premier series, the Can-Am Championship, does not begin until the middle of this month, thus avoiding a clash with Indianapolis, most of the World Manufacturers' Championship...

Page 34 of June 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, June 1970

AMERICAN COMMENT

TWO OF THE Sports Car Club of America's professional series opened on the same weekend in California, the Trans-Am Championship for sports saloons at the twisty Laguna Seca circuit south of San Francisco and the Continental Championship featuring Formula A (Formula 5000) cars at the much faster Riverside circuit east of Los Angeles. The Trans-Am series has come a long way since it was launched in...

Page 31 of October 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, October 1969

American Comment

The United States Auto Club has gone a long way toward putting its house in order by finally naming a full-time executive director to oversee all its operations and at the same time announcing that all engine sizes will remain unchanged for two years. The price of achieving this badly needed rules stability was the rejection of a Rules Committee recommendation (reported last month) that the size...

Page 34 of January 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, January 1983

Koenig's 305 b.h.p. Ferrari turbo

When your working day begins with a man from Munich parking a Ferrari apparently valued at £44,000 in front of the house, it is hard to grasp the motoring realities once more. When said gentleman then offers to let you drive the car on third party insurance cover only (not our normal practice, but unavoidable in this instance) and adds that it has been independently tested to the equivalent of...

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