Because Hulme lost a couple of laps in a traffic incident, Hall still finished third, and Donohue wound up second. Bill Young, Lola-Chevrolet, retired, running but not classified; no further information. Would this third try put the American on top? However, he survived his career. Both of Hall’s fellows on that Riverside podium were destined to die at the wheel, and so were several more who ran that day. Utterly dominant aboard his big “Orange Elephant,” McLaren simply drove around and around to score his first win of the season.

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Even more unfortunately, it was Hall’s last complete Can-Am.

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For just a moment, we wondered if the Road Runner could move up and attack the Kiwis, as it had earlier at Bridgehampton, where it led five glorious laps. Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email. That year also saw widespread motschenbache of big-block engines, 7. At the year’s finale in Las Vegas, he suffered leg injuries that effectively ended his driving career.

The car’s pivoting rear airfoil, which the driver could lay level for lower drag, gave full value on that long, long straightaway. No further information on Hollinger. A short time into the race, Hall’s flipper-wing Chaparral outbraked Donohue for third place at ,otschenbacher end of the long straight. Hall’s surviving Chaparrals are on public display.


Dick Barbour of Georgia. Happily, others are still thriving. Here, in their starting order, are all of the drivers of that day 40 years motscenbacher and, as far as we know, what became of them.

Where are they now?: With his innovative aero package, Hall had been a serious challenger to Riverside’s eventual winners in both Surtees and McLaren. But then Hall felt his brake pedal go soft. Thirty-nine entered the race, and 35 of them made the grid, so this was one of the most densely populated Can-Ams ever.

Hall, an engineer and a pilot as well as a driver-builder, in clandestine partnership with Chevrolet lotharr some of the most innovative race cars ever seen–until rules restrictions stopped him. Turn on JavaScript from your settings to fully experience the site.

Jim Hall finished third in his Chaparral–with front brakes only–in his last complete Can-Am race. Here they are now: Digital Subscription Take Autoweek to go on your digital device and get the car news you want, wherever you are.

Ron Herrera, McLaren-Chevrolet, DNF; prominent hairstylist in New York and Beverly Oothar 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 sales manager in Ford, Porsche and Mercedes dealerships, then went into real estate; today, at age 80, is proud of being “clean and sober for 31 years and with the same waist I had as a kid”; lives in California desert.


Jerry Titus, McLaren-Chevrolet, 13th; excelled at journalism as well as driving; died in racing accident Find out more at www. If you have details about any driver whose entry here lists “no further information,” please e-mail a note to awletter raccing.

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Jerry Entin, Lola-Chevrolet, retired, running but not classified; very active online historian; lives in Michigan, where he enjoys watersports and his grandchildren. Bill Young, Lola-Chevrolet, retired, running but not classified; no further information.

Lothar Motschenbacher, McLaren-Chevrolet, fourth; finished second in Can-Am champion-ship ; later a car-repair specialist; lives in California. I always say I have been beaten by the best race drivers in the world”; raced until age 78, now restores cars and deals in antiques motschenbqcher Washington State.

Super-powerful “big banger” Can-Am cars were made for Riverside.

Car news, reviews, motorsports, auto shows and stunning photography delivered right to your mailbox. Both of Hall’s fellows on that Riverside podium were destined to die at the wheel, and so were several more who ran that day.

However, he survived his career. Dear old Riverside International Raceway, gone these 20 years, motschhenbacher a back straight more than a mile long–half of it downhill.

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