contributor Pat Michl sent me these photos ages ago. Taken
10 days after I was born (!), they are quite a time capsule of a
racing era. Then, as now, the cars were the stars no
And men like Oliver, Haywood, Follmer, and Redman gained notoriety and
earned a reputation by driving these amazing race cars, but they certainly
the main attraction.
Redman put his 917/30 on pole but was beaten to the finish by Jackie
Follmer qualified the #1 Shadow DN4 second but had contact with his
during and subsequently spun out of the race.
teammate, in the #101 Shadow DN4, was Jackie Oliver. Oliver
go on to win the race over Redman's Porsche 917/30.
Haywood's 917/10 was running sans turbos during this event in order to
improve fuel mileage due to the sanctioning body's newly imposed fuel
The SCCA imposed the fuel limits in order to attempt to curb the turbo
Porsche's winning ways.
this time in Can-Am the formerly all conquering McLaren M8s were second
class citizens running behind the Porsches and Shadows. This
Motschenbacher's Mclaren M8F.
Shelton and his McLaren M8F.
Haywood finished 3rd overall.
Aase's Porsche 908/2 ended up a remarkable 7th overall! He
8th overall in the season points standings by racking up four top ten
Bartlebaugh's, by now very tired and outdated, McLaren M1C.