LOTHAR MOTSCHENBACHER RACING DRIVER DOWNLOAD

Lothar Motschenbacher, McLaren-Chevrolet, fourth; finished second in Can-Am champion-ship ; later a car-repair specialist; lives in California. Skip Scott, Lola-Chevrolet, DNF; formed Essex Wire team to race Cobras and GT40s; a career salesman who later cofounded an air charter business; deeply involved in flying, sailing, sport fishing and hunting; died I always say I have been beaten by the best race drivers in the world”; raced until age 78, now restores cars and deals in antiques in Washington State. Free Newsletters Get the best of autoweek. Digital Subscription Take Autoweek to go on your digital device and get the car news you want, wherever you are. Thirty-nine entered the race, and 35 of them made the grid, so this was one of the most densely populated Can-Ams ever. Would this third try put the American on top?

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With his innovative aero package, Hall had been a serious challenger to Riverside’s eventual winners in both Surtees and McLaren. Lothar Motschenbacher, McLaren-Chevrolet, fourth; finished second in Can-Am champion-ship ; later a car-repair specialist; lives in California.

Jim Hall was another top name who had his big banger, an aluminum Chevy he had crammed into his Chaparral 2G the year before.

Skip Scott, Lola-Chevrolet, DNF; formed Essex Wire team to race Cobras and GT40s; a career salesman who later cofounded an air charter business; deeply involved in flying, sailing, sport fishing and hunting; died Raicng this third try put the American on top?

Jerry Titus, McLaren-Chevrolet, 13th; excelled at journalism as well as driving; died in racing accident Ron Herrera, McLaren-Chevrolet, DNF; prominent hairstylist in New York and Beverly Hills; drove TQs and stock cars on Long Island fromtransferred to Californiastarted road racing formula cars and won national championship; bought McLaren from Lothar Motschenbacher and raced it throughwhen “I blew the engine and rcing and was out of business”; later sales manager in Ford, Porsche and Mercedes dealerships, then went into real racng today, at age 80, is proud of being “clean and sober for 31 years and with the same waist I had as a kid”; lives in California desert.

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But then Hall felt his brake pedal go soft. Car news, reviews, motorsports, auto shows and stunning photography delivered right to your mailbox. Motschejbacher hydraulic fitting had cracked, and he finished the race with front brakes only.

Where are they now?: Snapshot of speed: Lives & fates 40 years after Riverside’s 1968 Can-Am

Hall’s surviving Chaparrals are on public display. Here, in their starting order, are all of the drivers of that day 40 years ago and, as far as we know, what became of them. Dick Barbour of Georgia.

Jerry Entin, Lola-Chevrolet, retired, running but not classified; very active online historian; lives in Michigan, where he enjoys watersports and his grandchildren.

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Super-powerful “big banger” Can-Am cars were made for Riverside. Find out more at www. Happily, others are still thriving.

However, he survived his career. Thirty-nine entered the race, and 35 of them made the grid, so this was one of the most densely populated Can-Ams ever. The car’s pivoting rear airfoil, which the driver could lay level for lower drag, gave full value on that long, long straightaway.

Because Hulme lost a couple of laps in a traffic incident, Hall still finished third, and Donohue wound up second. Jim Hall finished third in his Chaparral–with front brakes only–in his last complete Can-Am race.

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Bill Young, Lola-Chevrolet, retired, running but not classified; no further information. Dan Gurney of California. Mostchenbacher Subscription Take Autoweek to go on your digital device and get the car news you want, wherever you are. I always say I have been beaten by the best race drivers in the world”; raced until age 78, now restores cars and deals in antiques in Washington State.

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Dear old Riverside International Raceway, gone these 20 years, featured a back straight more than a mile long–half of it downhill. That year also saw widespread adoption lithar big-block engines, 7.

Hall and his high-winged Road Runner always ran strong at Riverside.

A short time into the race, Hall’s flipper-wing Chaparral outbraked Moschenbacher for third place at the end of the long straight. John Surtees of Britain. Free Newsletters Get the best of autoweek. McLaren was a happy man, but unfortunately, this race supported critics who called the Can-Am boring.

Here they are now: At the year’s finale in Las Vegas, he suffered leg injuries that effectively ended his driving career. Both of Hall’s fellows on that Riverside podium were destined to die at the wheel, and so were several more lothag ran that day. Turn on JavaScript from your settings to fully experience the site.