Oscar takes Moss corner at Mosport in the opening Can-Am of 1970. His new Auto World toy is the McLaren M8B that Bruce McLaren drove to the previous year’s championship, minus its rear suspension-mounted wing, which was banned by rules changes. Koveleski would place as high as 4th this season, and also win an SCCA title.. Note the slot car track motif atop the bodywork.
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Oscar Koveleski called the other day, and when our talk was done I felt like I always do—as if I’d just been inside a dyno cell with a red-hot race engine at fever pitch. The man must be a decade richer in experiences than I, yet I’m left panting by his everlasting enthusiasm, energy, and endurance.
Had I ever been a Can-Am driver, as Oscar was, I imagine I’d have felt like that every time Denny Hulme blew by.
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