Thursday, December 29, 2016

Another reason to respect the Chaparral in 1967

Unlike the other car makers, the Jim Hall racing operation wasn't based in the middle of a race car building center. (think Los Angeles, Indianapolis). It was a small outfit in Texas, where there was no racing infrastructure, or resources.

It was competing with Ferrari, Lola, etc... and here is the part to be impressed by... the 2F Chaparral was the fastest lap at Sebring, Nurburgring, Spa, and Daytona. Plus it took the pole position at Monza and Nurbrgring

But though it was the fastest, it was doomed by a lousy Chevrolet bearing in the tourque converter transaxles. 

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