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.
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.