Can-Am Racing

The Canadian-American Challenge Cup Was The Greatest Racing Series Ever Created

Can-Am (Canadian-American Challenge Cup)

The Greatest Drivers, Races, Events & More

The wildest racing series ever created. The Canadian-American Challenge Cup, or Can-Am, was an SCCA/CASC sports car racing series from 1966 to 1987 and it featured the fastest, most powerful sports cars running under a minimal-rules regime that allowed the widest scope for innovation. The lack of rules and resulting innovation spawned some of the most outlandish vehicles of all time.

Can-Am History (Every Year, Every Race)

We take you in-depth for a full history of the wildest racing in motorsports history

The Can-Am Race Cars

The Can-Am cars were fiercer and faster than F1 and Indy Cars of the day and would go on to be some of the most aggressive and iconic race cars ever created.

Porsche 917/10 Porsche’s partnership with Roger Penske Racing which would blossom in 1972 actually had it’s beginning the...
Lola T260 The T260, designed by Bob Marston with Eric Broadley overseeing, comprised a full monocoque in L72...
McLaren M6 The first car, M6A-1, was completed and ready for testing at Goodwood on June 19, 1967,...
Porsche 917/30 McLaren, seeing the futility of going up against the might of the Porsche Can-Am effort without...
McLaren M8 Robin Herd had left and was replaced by Gordon Coppuck, who had worked earlier for the...
McLaren M20 From 1968 to 1971 the McLaren M8 and its derivatives had dominated the Canadian-American Challenge Cup...
Shadow DN4 “Don Nichols turned up in Can-Am in 1970 with that stupid car with tiny cotton-reel wheels,...
Ferrari 612 Can-Am Chris Amon never felt that the Ferrari 612 Can-Am ever reached its full potential. he...
Lola T70 Unlike Charles Cooper at Cooper Cars Lola’s Eric Broadley was quick to realize the sales potential...
Chaparral 2J Legend “according to Jim Hall” has the idea for the Chaparral 2J came to him through...
Chaparral 2H Looking back over the years you have to wonder how Jim Hall could have gotten it...
Chaparral 2E In 1966 Chaparral introduced the 2E for the Can-Am series. With its high mounted wing it...

The Can-Am Drivers

Thanks to big prize-money and the promise of tough competition, Can-Am attracted the best drivers of the era. Names like John Surtees, Bruce McLaren, Phil Hill, Mark Donohue, Jim Hall, George Follmer, Peter Revson, Dan Gurney, Denny Hulme, Parnelli Jones, Jo Siffert, Mario Andretti and Pedro Rodriguez, to name but a few. In 1966, 17 drivers contested the season, but by 1969 the filed had swelled to 33 drivers.

George Follmer Biography Follmer was born in Phoenix on January 27, 1934, but it was not long before...
Denny Hulme Biography Denny Hulme was born on June 18, 1936 in Motueka, on the South Island of...
John Surtees Biography The eldest of three children, John was born on February 11, 1934 in Tatsfield, England....
Phil Hill Biography Overshadowed by his fellow Americans Mario Andretti and AJ Foyt it was Phil Hill who...
Bruce McLaren Biography Bruce McLaren was born to Les (Pop) & Ruth on 30th August 1937 at Auckland,...
Jim Hall Biography Jim Hall was born on the 23rd of July, 1935 in Abilene, Texas, the 2nd...
Peter Revson Biography He was born IN 1939, a heir to the Revlon cosmetics fortune but died a...
Mark Donohue Jr. Biography Mark Donohue Jr. trademark was his versatility. He raced and won in sports cars,...
Dan Gurney Biography He drove in the last great era of Grand Prix racing before the advent of...
Mario Andretti Biography Mario Andretti was born in Montona, Italy, on February 28, 1940, just three months before...

More Can-Am Racing Goodness

We dive into some of the races as well as more recent news and updates from the world of Can-Am racing.