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Thread: Hot Lap of Road America in a McLaren M6B

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    Hot Lap of Road America in a McLaren M6B

    2:06.233 @ 115.444 mph... I believe this is 5 or 6 mph faster than the '68 TQ for Can Am... but the track layout may be different, now

    Blurb from the 2011 Road & Track Concours d'Elegance...
    ...This McLaren M6B was brought to Road America by Jim Pace ( Pace Motorsports ) of St. Petersburg, Florida, and drew quite a crowd, as you can see by all the legs in the photos. It's an impressive machine, the production version of the 1967 Can-Am M6A that Bruce McLaren drove to the championship that year, followed just a few points by his teammate, Denny Hulme. To meet customer demands, Trojan built the M6B and the customer chose the engine; this one now has a 730-bhp Traco Chevy V-8 and a Hewland gearbox. Original price of an M6B? Around $14,000...betcha can't get one for that today.

    When we saw the car had number 54, we asked if it was a former Oscar Koveleski machine. You bet, the one he drove during the 1969 season. And who is Oscar? For one thing, he is the founder of the PRDA, more formally the Polish Racing Drivers of America. One of the great characters in U.S. road racing, Oscar has run a company called Oscar's Auto World (Since 1958! says the catalog). We still see Oscar at various events, and the enthusiasm he showed when he was racing Can-Am cars hasn't dimmed...


    The FUN starts at 1:38... Crank up the volume...

    Hot Lap of Road America in a McLaren M6B

    My apologies if this has been uploaded here before---John
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    Brings tears to my eyes - thanks for posting
    Zippity

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    Ain't it da troot, Zippity...

    Whenever I'm feelin' down or havin' a bad say, that video always pumps me back up & makes me feel pretty dang good...

    And... Any Worthing HO Racing video

    This one, too..

    Angela Mao Ying Kung Fu Tribute, from the movie *Hap Ki Do* - non-auto related ...

    The Original Kung Fu Fox - Eyesight to the Blind
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    I'm guessing even if the track is identical, today's "vintage Can-Am tire" is probably better than yesteryear. BUT that is not meant as any undercut at Mr. Pace. He is very smooth with a car that wants to spin the tires at 100+ MPH and a power/weight ratio of almost 2:1 over a Huyabusa!!

    Then it was followed by a Video of an M8 at Hampton Downs, so I watched that too!!

    I have a Manta Mirage with a sedate 400hp/355 project I need to finish!! Someday!!
    Guy Middleton
    Everything I was taught in Engineering school I had already learned from slot cars....

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