Photo a Day Challenge

High Speed

The Canadian-American Challenge allowed unlimited engine size and unrestricted aerodynamics.  By the end of its run in 1986 some cars claimed 1500 horsepower.  Aerodynamic wings, ground effects, effective turbochargers and aerospace materials were developed and became fair game, but the cars were required to have two seats, enclosed wheels and basic safety equipment.  Son Ted, Donnybrooke Motors general manager/mechanic, tended the company’s McLaren M1B No. 22 at Road America for its driver/owner.

 

10 responses

  1. But is it ecologically viable? Top Shots.

    July 24, 2012 at 5:34 am

  2. I especially love the first picture…that is not a view we get everyday!

    July 24, 2012 at 8:23 am

  3. Love that car! The top picture is my favourite!

    July 24, 2012 at 11:46 am

  4. Hi Lois,
    What a lucky guy, your son, to work on such a special car. It’s a beautiful piece of machinery. Have a great day!

    Sherrie

    July 24, 2012 at 11:47 am

  5. love that top shot – it’s a top shot!
    Iris
    http://inmyworld-2012inphotographs.blogspot.com.au/

    July 24, 2012 at 6:05 pm

  6. Zoom zoom! How great that your son gets to tinker and enjoy the speedy fruit of his labor.

    July 25, 2012 at 6:10 am

  7. The top shot took my breath away!

    July 25, 2012 at 8:40 pm

  8. thellino

    Must confess, never heard of this, but it’s great.

    July 27, 2012 at 2:43 pm

  9. Amazing post processing!
    The first photo looks very abstract!

    July 28, 2012 at 12:49 pm

  10. Great shot — very sharp!

    July 29, 2012 at 7:43 pm

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