McLaren M20 CanAm 1973 (1:43, SPARK)

  • McLaren M20 CanAm 1973 (from 1973)
  • 1:43
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • resin
  • black (brilliant finish)
  • David Hobbs - Team Roy Woods Racing Inc. #73 - 2nd CanAm 6h Watkins Glen 1973 - Carling Black Label Beer
  • S1117
  • unlimited
  • In near mint condition
  • Original package exists
  • Not for sale
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Two new McLaren M20s made their debut at Mosport Park, the inaugural round of the 1972 season. The #5 entry of Denny Hulme was able to achieve victory after some tire difficulties, beating Porsche's brand new turbocharged 917/10. Further problems appeared at Road Atlanta, where aerodynamics led to Hulme's car becoming airborne and flipping while following closely behind one of the Porsches. Although Hulme's car was destroyed and had to be replaced by the third M20, Denny was quickly able to recover and earned his second victory of the season at Watkins Glen International, followed immediately by Revson in the other McLaren. Porsche earned their second victory in the next round, aided by rain on race day.
After maintaining a close battle with Porsche in the first four races, McLaren saw the rest of the 1972 championship hopes slip away as numerous mechanical problems, mostly related to their Chevrolet motors, left them unable to finish several events. Although Hulme earned two second place finishes at Edmonton and Riverside, it was no match for Penske-Porsche driver George Follmer. Hulme was able to maintain second place over the trouble season, but earned only half the points total that Follmer amassed; Revson meanwhile was classified sixth in the standings. After failing to secure the Can-Am Championship for the first time since 1966, team owner Teddy Mayer decided to concentrate the company on Formula One and USAC IndyCars, leaving the Can-Am series behind.
After McLaren no longer had use for the M20s, all three (including Hulme's rebuilt car) were sold to separate teams. Roy Woods Racing purchased one car for driver David Hobbs to continue campaigning in Can-Am.
Quelle: Wikipedia

Author: racing43

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