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4/18/2017 - Racing Through The Ages Can Am Racing Series 1966-1974

Concours dElegance of America, The Inn at St. Johns, Plymouth, Michigan coming up July 28-30, 2017
Photo: © D. Randy Riggs 2017

Plymouth, MI--One of the most prolific racing series that spanned two countries will be among the featured classes at this year's Concours d'Elegance of America at The Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, MI. The Concours car selection committee is seeking participants for this exhibition of speed and power of a bygone era.

The Can-Am Racing series, which raced from 1966-74, was known for extremely powerful engines, lightweight race vehicles, and ultimately became known as the Age of Thunder. It was a time when there were few rules and the best drivers in the world came to test their skills against their peers. What began with 5.0-liter engines ended with 8.0-liter engines, aluminum blocks, state-of-the-art fuel injection, unheard of aerodynamic bodywork, large turbochargers, and horsepower figures approaching 1,000.

The 39th Annual Concours d'Elegance of America, the second longest-running Concours in the nation, continues its salute to various racing series that spanned the continents over the past 100 years. The historic Inn at St. Johns is a spectacular venue to showcase these amazing machines.

For more information about the Concours and other events throughout the weekend visit concoursusa.org.

Individuals interested in participating in the Can-Am exhibition should contact The Concours at (248) 643-8645 or taranoftz@concoursusa.org.

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