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50th Anniversary of the Chapparal 2 Out Runs Shelby

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50th Anniversary of the Chapparal 2 Out Runs Shelby
« on: March 13, 2015, 01:30:58 PM »

The Chaparral 2 in action. Photo courtesy GM Media
Given the focus that Ford had put into beating Ferrari in endurance racing, motorsport fans probably expected the Ford GT40 to repeat its 1965 Daytona victory with a win at Sebring. Instead, it was an innovative team from Texas, running an open-cockpit, Chevy-powered sports racer of their own design, that claimed victory in the 1965 race. In honor of the 50th anniversary of this win, the Chaparral 2 will once again take to the runways of Sebring in 2015, driven in exhibition laps by Jim Hall II, the son of its creator. - See more at: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2015/03/12/on-the-50th-anniversary-of-its-soggy-victory-the-chaparral-2-returns-to-sebring/?refer=news#sthash.RPKCFtXD.dpuf

Just the intro is interesting with cars of the era

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Watch out for Volvo Drivers! But great video.
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