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The first Can-Am: St. Jovite 1966


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Posted 08 October 2020 - 04:05 AM

Not the best quality film, but it is the very first Can-Am race. Look at the number of cars that started that race!

The lap around St. Jovite narrated by Masten Gregory makes up for the lousy video. Anyone recognize the car he's driving?

 


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Posted 08 October 2020 - 07:23 AM

It’s a shame there is hardly any film of the Can-Am out there.


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Posted 08 October 2020 - 08:42 AM

Mercedes 300?

 

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 08:45 AM

E-Type Series 1? Square mirror is what made me think that. 


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Posted 08 October 2020 - 09:49 AM

Dash is wrong for an E-Type.

M-B 300 could be...


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Posted 08 October 2020 - 09:54 AM

300 SL has two bubbles in the hood to fit the fuel injection system.


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Posted 08 October 2020 - 10:19 AM

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster.


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Posted 08 October 2020 - 10:31 AM

You guys were correct :good:, it is a 300 SL I just saw the other bubble on the hood and the little box on the dash. 

 

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 10:44 AM

What do I win?   :dance3: 

 

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 11:32 AM

Easy ID. I've driven a few, and know that view down the hood. The "box" is the ash tray lid.


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Posted 08 October 2020 - 02:10 PM

Mercedes 300?

 

That's what I was thinking also... two bulges on hood...


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Posted 08 October 2020 - 03:28 PM

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 05:35 PM

Priceless!!!   :laugh2: 
 
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