Chris Amon in the Can-Am Ferrari 612P in its first (and only) appearance of 1968 at Las Vegas.
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In a Millennium when Ferrari seems all-conquering in F1, it’s hard to remember the bad old days of the late 1960s, when there wasn’t much prance in the cavallino—and not only in formula racing. One of the biggest disappointments to sports car fans was the firm’s off-and-off-again approach to the Can-Am, where Enzo Ferrari promised much but, frankly, fell on his face.
The Canadian-American Challenge Cup, launched in 1966, ought to have been right up the Commendatore’s viale. It was the major road-racing series in his major market, and it was all about power, always Ferrari’s prime strength.
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