Ian Wood’s 1972 Ralston (#8) and Jay Esterer’s M6B (#9) lead the pack to the start of the race at Levels Raceway in Timaru, NZ.
New Zealand—the homeland of the two most famous drivers of the Can-Am series, Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme—was the host to its first-ever Can-Am race in history this year.
It is hard to believe that Kiwis had never seen a group of these beasts driven in anger, even though Bruce and Denny and the cars they drove are considered sacred national treasures to most NZ enthusiasts. After a year of planning, an adventuresome group of drivers from the U.S. and Canada made the trip “downunder” in February with their historic Can-Am cars, to share the sights and sounds of these magnificent cars with the most grateful fans on the planet.
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