LOTHAR MOTSCHENBACHER RACING DRIVER

Digital Subscription Take Autoweek to go on your digital device and get the car news you want, wherever you are. Would this third try put the American on top? Even more unfortunately, it was Hall’s last complete Can-Am. Ron Herrera, McLaren-Chevrolet, DNF; prominent hairstylist in New York and Beverly Hills; drove TQs and stock cars on Long Island from , transferred to California , started road racing formula cars and won national championship; bought McLaren from Lothar Motschenbacher and raced it through , when “I blew the engine and gearbox and was out of business”; later sales manager in Ford, Porsche and Mercedes dealerships, then went into real estate; 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. Hall’s surviving Chaparrals are on public display. But then Hall felt his brake pedal go soft. Jerry Titus, McLaren-Chevrolet, 13th; excelled at journalism as well as driving; died in racing accident

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Super-powerful “big banger” Can-Am cars were made for Riverside. Free Newsletters Get the best of autoweek. That year also saw widespread adoption of big-block engines, 7. Dick Barbour of Lothaar. Hall and his high-winged Road Runner always ran strong at Riverside. Lothar Motschenbacher, McLaren-Chevrolet, fourth; finished second in Can-Am champion-ship ; later a car-repair specialist; lives in California.

Here they are now: Digital Racnig Take Autoweek to go on your digital device and get the car news you want, wherever you are. For just a moment, we wondered if the Road Runner could move up and attack the Kiwis, as it had earlier at Bridgehampton, where it led five glorious laps.

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Would this third try put the American on top?

Dan Gurney of 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 Here, in their starting order, are all of the drivers motschnebacher that day 40 years ago and, as far as we know, what became of them.

Where are they now?: Jim Hall finished third in his Chaparral–with front brakes only–in his last complete Can-Am race.

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However, he survived his career. Even more unfortunately, it was Hall’s last complete Can-Am.

Dear old Riverside International Raceway, gone motschembacher 20 years, featured a back straight more than a mile long–half of it downhill. If you have details about any driver whose entry here lists “no further information,” please e-mail a note to awletter crain.

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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A short time lothaar the race, Motschfnbacher flipper-wing Chaparral outbraked Donohue for third place at the end of the long straight. Jerry Titus, McLaren-Chevrolet, 13th; excelled at journalism as well as driving; died in racing accident Bill Young, Lola-Chevrolet, retired, running but not classified; no further information. No further information on Hollinger. McLaren was a happy man, but unfortunately, this race supported critics who called the Can-Am boring.

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Because Hulme lost a couple of laps in a traffic incident, Hall still finished third, and Donohue wound up second. But then Racng felt his brake pedal go soft.

Happily, others are still thriving. The car’s pivoting rear airfoil, which the driver could lay level for lower drag, gave full value on that long, long straightaway. John Surtees of Britain. Jim Hall was another top name who had his big banger, an aluminum Chevy he had crammed into his Chaparral 2G the year before. Utterly dominant aboard his big “Orange Elephant,” McLaren simply drove around and around to score his first win of the season.

Turn on JavaScript from your settings to fully experience the site. Hall, an jotschenbacher and a pilot as well as a driver-builder, in clandestine partnership with Chevrolet created some of the most innovative race cars ever seen–until rules restrictions stopped him.

Hall’s surviving Chaparrals are on public display. At the year’s finale in Las Vegas, he suffered leg injuries that effectively ended his driving career.