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The Canadian-American Challenge Cup (Can-Am) was a sports car racing series that ran in the United States and Canada from 1966 to 1974 (the final year for the original Can-Am championship). The series was governed by FIA group 7 rules with unrestricted engine capacity and few technical restrictions.
The limited number of regulations encouraged the development of extremely fast and innovative racecars. Can-Am cars were among the first to feature wings, effective turbocharging, ground-effects, and the use of aerospace materials like titanium. During the height of the series, Can-Am cars were at the cutting edge of racing technology and were faster than the Formula 1 and Indy cars of the period.
The series also had excellent prize, sponsor, and appearance money, which helped Can-Am attract the best Formula 1 and sports car drivers from around the world.
Bruce McLaren driving the McLaren M6A at the 1967 Los Angeles Times Grand Prix. He would win the race, and go on to win the 1967 Can-Am Championship.
Jim Hall driving the Chevrolet powered Chaparral 2G at the 1967 Monterey Grand Prix at Laguna Seca Raceway. Along with being a skillful driver, Jim Hall was an engineer and a leader in the innovation and design of spoilers, wings, and ground effects in racing cars.
1968 Can-Am Champion Denny Hulme driving the McLaren M8B at the 1969 Los Angeles Times Grand Prix. Hulme would win the race, and go on to win a total of 5 races during the season.
Jackie Stewart driving the winning Lola T260 at the 1971 Mont-Tremblant 50 at Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Canada. Stewart won twice in the season that was otherwise dominated by the McLaren team.
George Follmer driving the Porsche 917/10 at the 1972 Road America Can-Am. Follmer would go onto win 5 races during the 1972 season and led the Penske Porsche team to the season championship.
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