Posted by: porschebahn | August 3, 2010

Can-Am Cars in Detail

Machines and Minds Racing Unrestrained

Dear Wally,

At the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and The Quail August 13-15 we will introduce an exciting new book, Can-Am Cars in Detail ($99.95). It features brilliant studio photographs by Peter Harholdt and vivid, authoritative text by Pete Lyons to profile 22 historic cars from the glory days of the original Can-Am. The lineup includes everything from the McLarens that dominated the series to the wildly innovative Chaparrals, Shadows, and Lolas. There’s also Ferrari’s 612 P, Porsche’s mighty 917 Panzers, and two Dan Gurney specials, along with rarely seen cars from smaller teams such as Caldwell, Genie, and McKee.

Peter’s photographs are shown to great effect through the book’s large format and premium-quality design and printing, revealing nuances of engines, cockpits, bodywork, and aerodynamic components. And Pete Lyons, the dean of Can-Am journalists, writes with his characteristic energy and panache. This is an exceptional book.

We’re preparing a special Publisher’s Edition of Can-Am Cars in Detail, limited to just 250 numbered copies and priced at $395, with 36 additional pages of photographs of 10 cars. It’s signed by 10 men who made Can-Am history, starting with constructors Tyler Alexander (McLaren); Eric Broadley (Lola); Dan Gurney (AAR); Jim Hall (Chaparral); and Don Nichols (Shadow). They’re joined by drivers Chris Amon; Mario Andretti; George Follmer (1972 champion); Jackie Oliver (1974 champion); and John Surtees (1966 champion). A Premium version of the Publisher’s Edition will also be available in edition of just 40 copies presented in an aluminum box emulating the construction of a Lola monocoque. Please call or e-mail to be placed on our notification list for pricing and availability.

To see pages from the books and to order, please visit or call 602-852-9500 for more information.

David Bull 

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