There is no great genius without a trace of madness,” declared the Roman philosopher Seneca, and can we have any doubt he was looking ahead 1.9 millennia to designers of Can-Am racecars?
The wonderful old Canadian-American Challenge Cup series of 1966 through 1974 is justly famed for many memorable machines, but let’s not forget the forgettable ones. By its very scantiness, the Can-Am’s rulebook attracted mad geniuses whose imaginative audacity deserves our respect, even if their crazy cars didn’t really work.
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