Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sunsets, junky waves, and a rainbow

A look back at some recent sunsets, crap-ass waves, and one amazing rainbow

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Musclecar Monday: Final Season – Chaparral Cars

Straight Outta Midland, TX РHeaded by Jim Hall, Chaparrals pioneered wings, automatic -ish transmissions (2 speeds) , and even vacuums Рcheck out the Chaparral 2j Р"the sucker car", which was outrageous and so effective it was basically banned. Always a factor in any race, Chaparrals were crowd favorites both on both US and European circuits, and won many prestigious races. Their futuristic, rakish designs drew many admirers and inspired knockoffs. They were know in France as 'les belles am̩ricaines '.

Some pics and videos:
Chaparral 2J, Riverside 1970 - Vacuum kept this thoroughbred from flying off the track.  It was later banned  

Chaparral 2F at the at the Nürburgring, Germany
At the Targa Florio - In charge on the winding Sicilian back roads.

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