Jerry Titus, McLaren-Chevrolet, 13th; excelled at journalism as well as driving; died in racing accident A hydraulic fitting had cracked, and he finished the race with front brakes only. Jerry Entin, Lola-Chevrolet, retired, running but not classified; very active online historian; lives in Michigan, where he enjoys watersports and his grandchildren. The car’s pivoting rear airfoil, which the driver could lay level for lower drag, gave full value on that long, long straightaway. If you have details about any driver whose entry here lists “no further information,” please e-mail a note to awletter crain. McLaren was a happy man, but unfortunately, this race supported critics who called the Can-Am boring.
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Hall and his high-winged Road Runner always ran strong at Riverside. Digital Subscription Take Autoweek to go on your digital device and get the car news you want, wherever you are.
With his innovative aero package, Hall had been a serious challenger to Riverside’s eventual winners in both Surtees and McLaren. Ron Herrera, McLaren-Chevrolet, DNF; prominent hairstylist in New York and Beverly Hills; drove TQs and stock cars on Long Island fromtransferred to Californiastarted road racing formula cars and won national championship; bought McLaren from Lothar Motschenbacher and raced it throughwhen “I blew the engine and gearbox and was out of business”; later sales manager in Ford, Porsche and Mercedes dealerships, then went into real estate; today, at age 80, is proud of being “clean and sober for 31 years and with the same waist I rackng as a kid”; lives in California desert.
Hall’s surviving Chaparrals are lithar public display. Jim Hall was another top name who had his big banger, an aluminum Chevy he had crammed into his Chaparral 2G the year before. Both of Hall’s fellows on that Riverside podium were destined to die at the wheel, and so were several more who ran that day.
Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email. Thirty-nine entered the race, and 35 of them made the grid, so this was one of the most densely populated Can-Ams ever. Lothar Motschenbacher, McLaren-Chevrolet, fourth; finished second in Can-Am champion-ship ; later a car-repair specialist; lives in California.
Super-powerful “big banger” Can-Am cars were made for Riverside. For just a moment, we wondered if the Road Runner could move up and attack the Kiwis, as it had tacing at Bridgehampton, where it led five glorious laps.
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A short time into the race, Hall’s flipper-wing Chaparral outbraked Donohue for third place at the end of the long straight.
Bill Young, Lola-Chevrolet, retired, running but not classified; no further information. Find out more at www.
Jerry Entin, Lola-Chevrolet, retired, running but not classified; very active online historian; lives in Michigan, where he enjoys watersports and his grandchildren. Utterly dominant aboard his big “Orange Elephant,” McLaren simply drove around and around to score his first win of the season.
Because Hulme lost a couple of laps in a traffic incident, Hall still finished third, and Donohue wound up second. However, he survived his career. Where are they now?: Free Newsletters Get the best of autoweek.
Dan Gurney of California. Jerry Titus, McLaren-Chevrolet, 13th; excelled at journalism as well motwchenbacher driving; died in racing accident John Surtees of Britain. Skip Scott, Lola-Chevrolet, DNF; formed Rading Wire team to race Cobras and GT40s; a career salesman who later cofounded an air charter business; deeply involved in flying, sailing, sport fishing and hunting; died Dear old Riverside International Raceway, gone these 20 years, featured a back straight more than a mile long–half of it downhill.
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Here they are now: McLaren was a happy man, but unfortunately, this race supported critics who called the Can-Am boring. But then Hall felt his brake pedal go soft. No further information on Hollinger.
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