THINGS TO CAN-AM AT 50
The UK club racing scene always provides plenty of action. Stephen Lickorish and Paul Lawrence pick out some potential highlights for this season
Can-am sports-racing cars are huge in every sense. Monster engines and outrageous top speeds typify these vast racing leviathans. They are some of the biggest cars ever produced for racing and this season marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of a category that had its best times in North America.
The key European celebration of Can-am will be at the Silverstone Classic (July 29-31), but to encourage owners to get some seldom-used race cars prepared, a mini-series has been developed by Masters Historic Racing to take in races at Brands Hatch (May 28/29) and Donington Park (July 2/3).
The aim for the Silverstone Classic is to get 50 cars on the grid, spanning the Can-am era of the late 1960s and early 1970s. With seven- and even eight-litre engines, these monsters are capable of 200mph on Hangar Straight and the race will start will truly make the earth move. PL