Can-Am Thunder DVD
The mighty machines of the Can-Am Championship have to be leading candidates for the title of `most awesome racing cars ever`. Almost forty years ago they put out close to 1500 horsepower in their most-developed form and hit speeds of 240mph with aerodynamics that were experimental at best and highly dangerous at worst! They made the Grand Prix F1 cars of the day look tame by comparison.
Even today, the `Can-Am thunder` still rumbles as huge crowds flock to historic race meetings wherever these incredible cars appear. Porsche, McLaren, Lola and Shadow were the Championship-winning cars, with Chaparral, Bryant T22, March and Ferrari as the challengers. We feature all of these as they rumble and roar around tracks like Laguna Seca, with its legendary downhill `corkscrew` turn, and rocket down the bumpy straight at Sebring at 190mph! We even recall the days of the `Interserie` - Europe`s Can-Am equivalent - by filming at the Nürburgring round of the International Supersports Cup.
Can-Am Thunder features a great combination of modern action footage - including on-boards - and superb archive material from the best photographers of the day.
The acknowledged `number one` Can-Am guru - author and photographer, Pete Lyons - recalls the stories that led to his best-selling books on the series and delves into his photo archives to take us back to the Can-Am era. In this he is joined by another award-winning author and photographer focussing on those awesome days, Dave Friedman.
There`s also contributions from Hurley Haywood, one of the world`s best-ever sports car drivers with three wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, five in the Daytona 24 Hours and two in the Sebring 12 Hours to his credit! He tells us what it was like to wrestle with the mighty turbocharged Porsche 917/10 in the heat of Can-Am competition. Plus, Peter Bryant recalls what it was like trying to design a 240mph racing car without the aid of computers or wind tunnels!
Until now the definitive documentary on the cars of the Can-Am has never been made. This is it!