what we miss … Can Am
George Follmer getting his AVS Shadow-Chevrolet MkI sideways at Mosport for the 1st race of the 1970 Can Am Championship
Can Am was probably the wildest ‘no rules’ championship ever conceived that saw some crazy cars
the craziest of them all must have been this AVS Lola where the design philosophy was to create as little (frontal) drag as possible, of course this came with a huge amount of problems housing all the vital parts into such a small body
the AVS never really was a succes, but one of the famous quotes from the driving force behind AVS, Don Nichols was; “If I want to be ordinary, I could have bought a McLaren.”
that sums it al up if you ask me!