Mario Andretti’s 1965 Brawner-Hawk was built in a small shop in Phoenix.
From the movie, LeMans. This is the same car driven by John Thomas that is featured in the sound files recorded by Mike Parris at Riverside International Raceway in 1980. The first audio file was posted before, but the second one, Four hot laps around Riverside, was recently acquired from driver John Thomas. Great in-car…
Nothing turns heads like that anymore. Nothing.
By lap four, Thomas was bringing it hard through the esses, down to first in turn six and on the throttle to the off-camber turn seven. He was laughing out of seven and kept both of us grinning from ear to ear, just hearing the big twelve rev.
Can Am, Trans Am and NASCAR photos from the ’80s by Mike Parris.