Jim Hall speaks of the Chaparral development, downforce, innovations, styling, and Chevrolet, at the Petroleum Museum. Plus, you’re treated to a trip around Rattlesnake Raceway. Don’t miss this personal tour!
John R. Wright interviews Jim Musser who was involved with Chevrolet R&D and the Chaparral connection in the ’60s.
“There’s a lot of junk out there today. If you want it straight, read Kirby.”—Paul Newman
“I was shocked seeing the Chaparral launch itself over the top of Lothar Motschenbacher’s red McLaren.”
Jim Musser speaks about many of the special projects he worked on during his time with Frank Winchell’s Chevy R&D team, including the development of the Corvair Monza GT, GM’s relationship with Jim Hall and Chaparral, and the underappreciated Corvette XP-819 concept.
Ed Welburn (Retired GM Design VP) shares his experiences with Jim Hall and driving the Chaparral 2H.
Where Bruce McLaren and Jim Hall put on quite a show. I was there.
Dean’s Garage reviews Maestro: Bill Mitchell, Second Edition by Roy Lonberger.
Used to be that car magazines had way more content than ads.
A brief history of Mitchell’s secret skunk works.
Chaparral challenges Ford, Ferrari, and Porsche in Europe. Technical insights of the 2F. Cool photos. If only…
Paul Van Valkenburgh’s classic is mandatory reading for those interested in an insider’s account of Chevrolet’s involvement in racing in the ’60s.
CAN-AM 50th Anniversary. Run-what-you-brung unlimited racing. Book Review.
When that many Can-Am cars rolled by on the pace lap, the ground shook.
Cool video. Driver interviews. Racing action. And a trip around Road America in a Corvette light weight (Grand Sport) driven and narrated by Roger Penske.
The untold story behind GM’s most iconic cars.
An exhaustive historical account that you can’t put down.
There are 52,188 photos in this Henry Ford Museum Photostream on Flickr.
Mr. Mitchell had the passion and flamboyant style, Shinoda had the personal no-nonsense Southern California performance connection, and Jordan had the elegance and taste—anything they touched was destined to be a success.
In 2005 I had the opportunity to visit the Chaparral Exhibit at the Petroleum Museum in Midland, Texas—hollowed ground for Chaparral enthusiasts.
Karl Ludvigsen finds himself in the middle of one of the most interesting episodes in the history of the Corvair.