Grand Prix Legends '66 CanAm mod video

Published - 22 Dec 2014

One of the main reasons I got into driving simulators was to improve my concentration skills. I had undertaken one of those mad cap challenges you get a once in a life time to do. Mine was to drive the Gumball Rally from London to Monaco in 2005.

My chosen car was a 1966 MkII Lola T70 Spyder. We finished the adventure after driving for 5 days (and nights). Driving a CanAm car is like nothing else . Driving one on the road is something else again.

The car was downrated to 425 Hp 383 inch "stroker" Chevy and ran a 5 speed ZF transaxle from a GT40. No traction control, no ABS, in fact no speedo (we used a GPS) no hand brake, no spare wheel and a "Leatherman" multitool as the only tool!

So you can image taking to the roads of Europe in a thundering race car sort of shocked (the officials) mostly. We got the car though the event with the daily mechanical affection of my fiance (now wife, how could you nor marry her...) and the wonderful enthusiasm of the fanatical onlookers in each of the 13 countries we powered through.

I was over the moon to see the "work in progress - mod" video for the '66 CanAm series. Gran Prix Legends has been around for 16 years and has a faithful following keeping the software going.

Included car models;

McLaren M1B Chevrolet 361,

McLaren M1B Chevrolet 333,

Lola T70 Mk II Chevrolet 359,

Chaparral 2E,

Lola T70 Mk II Ford 305,

Lola T70 Mk II Ford 427,

McLaren M1A,

Lola T70 Mk II Chevrolet 333,

McLaren M1B Ford 289,

Huffaker Genie Mk 10.

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