November 24, 2014
It was the mid 1970's. NASCAR's aerodynamic supercars were a thing of the past. The great American muscle car had succumbed to a slow death, strangled by illegal government regulations and an absurd 55 mile per hour speed limit. The US auto industry fell into its own Dark Age and would not emerge for another 20 years.
September 15, 2014
I collect old Fords. I also collect race cars, knives, aviation books and those old plastic NFL helmets that you could buy in vending machines for a quarter in the 1970's with the team stickers on the side that always peeled off.
“In two of the races – Atlanta and Elkhart Lake – the car lapped the entire field. That’s doing something. This was an unbelievable car.” – Chief mechanic John “Woody” Woodard
August 31, 2014
The Untold Story of Can Am’s Most Famous Car
Part VI: The Title
“The talk around the pit area was that no one could touch them. They knew that it was the beginning of the end of Can Am. The L&M Porsche was making history.” – Marilyn Motschenbacher Halder
July 28, 2014
The Untold Story of Can Am’s Most Famous Car, Part V: The Turning Point
“Mark [Donohue] and the other people behind the Porsche are not lighthearted types. They take the whole thing very seriously.” – Pete Lyons, Road & Track
July 21, 2014
PART IV, THE EMBARRASSMENT - Penske's L&M Porsche, the Untold Story of Can Am's Most Famous Car
“I had a five-liter, normally aspirated nothing.” – George Follmer
The Botany 500 Shelby Turbine Indy Car is among auto racing's most famous near misses.
June 23, 2014
PART III: The Replacement
"We drove by the seat of our pants. We had to muscle the car around the track. We did not have cool suits.” – George Follmer
PART II: The Accident
“A doctor specializing in football injuries told him, no, his sore left knee was really a knot of shredded ligaments. There was surgery and a 6 week plaster cast and a career grounded.” – Pete Lyons, Road & Track