Saturday, June 13, 2009

CHAPARRAL 2 ROAD AMERICA JUNE SPRINTS '65

Chaparral 2 Sport Racer 1965 66 Diecast Model 1/18 Die Cast Car by Autoart

This is a model from AutoArt and features the car of Jim Hall famed throughout the world as a racing driver, Formular-One driver and car designer and founder of Chaparral Cars in Midland, Texas. Chaparrals were noted for their use of advanced materials and aerodynamic design to improve the performance of their cars and were some of the most innovative cars of the 1960s. The Chaparral 2 was the first racing car to conspicuously distance itself from the competition. Jim Hall and his team mate James Sharp, whose nickname Hap derived from his birthday on 1st January (Happy New Year!), outclassed the competition when they won numerous races throughout the USA, including the spectacular June sprint races in Road America 1965. This car nicely captures the ethos of the company

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