Can-Am Proxy Series for 2018?

Re: Can-Am Proxy Series for 2018?

Postby Audi1 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:06 pm

Looks like a plain vanilla Ford GT-40 Mk1 to me. Here's a shot of Wietzes #94 GT-40 at Mosport in 1967.

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Re: Can-Am Proxy Series for 2018?

Postby cj74 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:22 pm

Real quick thank you to everyone for their response on my Ford request! I haven't had a chance to be on here to post much since then, but it was a huge help to read and get educated on which direction to go in. :)
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Re: Can-Am Proxy Series for 2018?

Postby chappy » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:21 pm

Thought this may get you in the mood lol

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Re: Can-Am Proxy Series for 2018?

Postby Audi1 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:33 pm

Thank you, Bob!

That clip actually shows Wietzes #94 Ford GT-40 avoiding a collision when the lead car spun in the turn...........!

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Re: Can-Am Proxy Series for 2018?

Postby VTECFOUR » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:48 pm

Loved watching that. Mosport is the track I use most on Power & Glory, my computer driving simulator game.

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Re: Can-Am Proxy Series for 2018?

Postby chappyman66 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:46 am

Ok....going down the rabbit hole.....
For those interested in the Lotus 30 involvement in Can-Am, I offer the following link:
http://www.tamsoldracecarsite.net/HMackenRiv660007.html

Ostensibly this is a modified Lotus 30 that did indeed run in the Riverside event (classified 17th) with a highly modified rear end. So, modeling skills would be needed, but theoretically one could run a Lotus 30......
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Re: Can-Am Proxy Series for 2018?

Postby Audi1 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:32 am

That could be a modeling challenge, but if you're a died-in-the-wool vintage Lotus fan, then there are two Lotus's that did run Can-Am in the first season; '66. The Lotus 19 and the Lotus 23.

Lotus 19:

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Lotus 23:

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So, Lotus was there. Both of those cars are legal for this series.

BTW - go to the Can-Am Rules and Sign-up thread and check out the 2 links to RacingSportsCars.com. They will show you the cars that either hit the starting line or were registered for two of the '66 races; one at Mosport and one at Riverside. You'll find the Lotus's there.

Anyone remember this one........?

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Re: Can-Am Proxy Series for 2018?

Postby Audi1 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:38 pm

Coming back to Chappyman66's comment about the Lotus 30, the Lotus 40 did run one Can-Am race; St. Jovite in 1971. Here's a pic of the 40:

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I can't find that the Lotus 30 ever did run in the Can-Am from '66-'74, but it did run Riverside and Laguna Seca in '65. To me, the body of the 40 looks like the 30; if you want to run a model of the Lotus 30, then just submit it as a Lotus 40 and you'll be fine. Here's the 30:

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Others may differ, but I think that the body similarity between the two cars is very high and I have no objections to it being included. Who know, perhaps a 30 did run Can-Am; I don't have time to go through all of the starting grids and entrant registrations from '66-'74. From my standpoint, it's legal for this series.

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Re: Can-Am Proxy Series for 2018?

Postby BARC 1 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:29 pm

I can’t remember who said it first, but the Lotus 40 is the same car as the Lotus 30 with 10 more problems. Distinguishing difference is the exhaust path, other then that they are externally the same.

For me this makes the decision so hard as to what car to send. I really like the looks of the Lotus, but have the Ferrari 350 all ready to go.
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Re: Can-Am Proxy Series for 2018?

Postby Audi1 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:40 pm

For Ford fans, the King Cobra ran Can-Am in 1967 at Riverside with Jerry Titus doing the driving:

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And as others have mentioned, the Ford G7 ran Mosport in 1969 with Peter Revson aboard:

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And for the Ferrari fans in this series, here's the 330/P4, driven by Pedro Rodriguez at Road Atlanta in 1968:

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Re: Can-Am Proxy Series for 2018?

Postby BARC 1 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:38 pm

OK Allan you can stop anytime. So many great looking cars, and we can only send one. No wonder this is my favorite class and period of cars. So much eye candy :D
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Re: Can-Am Proxy Series for 2018?

Postby Rleog » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:17 pm

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Re: Can-Am Proxy Series for 2018?

Postby Audi1 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:54 am

Nice video, thanks!

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