1970 MCLAREN M8D
American Dan Gurney and Peter Gethin, from Britain, both raced this actual “Batmobile” (chassis M8D/3) in the 1970 Can-Am Series (Canadian-American Challenge Cup).
Gurney scored wins at Mosport and Mont-Tremblant in two of the three races he contested – both from pole-position – with Gethin, who raced the vivid papaya-coloured car seven times, victorious at Road America along with two further podiums in the 8.4-litre Chevrolet engined beast.
Bruce McLaren Motor Racing used this chassis as a “spare” for Denny Hulme and Peter Revson the following season while it ran in “privateer” hands in Can-Am between 1972-74.
|Series||1970 Can-Am Series (Canadian-American Challenge Cup)|
|Team||Bruce McLaren Motor Racing|
|Driver||Dan Gurney, Peter Gethin, Denny Hulme, Peter Revson|