We are in that camp! We started watching "Vikings" (made by The History Channel and 5 free seasons on Amazon). We kinda enjoyed it until we saw a Viking, circa 790 AD, wearing a pair of carefully camo-painted modern sneakers! I just couldn't believe it. You spend millions making a series, but can't afford to make period correct shoes?I don't watch TV...Everything is trash...Sports are trash...Commercials are trash...Reality shows are trash....All trash!.
( Just Kiddin...I could not survive without my TV ):smile:
I believe the Chapparal "sucker cars" were actually part of the "Can-Am" series back then (started in the mid-60s), which was a sort of "unlimited" series where technology could just go wherever it went. Quite a "wild west" period in motorsports development during the early life of that series. Lots of tech development that went on to make it into other series. It died later due to being weighed down by RULES. If you are a motorsports enthusiast, it's worth doing a deep dive into the early history of the Can-Am series.Believe it or not...this is an Indy car. It utilized ground effects with snowmobile engines to suck air from underneath the rubber skirts around the chassis.
Cockpit might have been too warm, but that Cheetah had the coolest looks.The Chaparral was my favorite race car of that era, back when cheating was considered innovative. The other one I like, although not too successful, was the Cheetah.
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Tricky to control and they never solved the cockpit overheating problem. The transmission connected directly to the rear end to keep the vehicle short, but that meant the driver basically sat on top of the engine, thus the heat issue.
Sometime you should look up the twin turbo Chrysler 340 DeTomaso Pantera that Shelby built. I think they destroyed the car after they were done experimenting with it, but it was a SCREAMER...I plan on watching it. It's available on our cable, at the moment it's purchase only, for $22.95. I can wait a few more months for it to show up for on demand. When I was in high school, I bought a special edition magazine from Car Craft, that was all about Carroll Shelby, and his work with Ford, etc. This would have been in probably 1985 or so. Wish I still had that. On the bright side, I got to see these, up close and personal: