For sure, I feel the '60s and early '70s were the best years for gear heads, especially those of us that were into the "back road 1/4". Cars were still basic physics then, without the complications of high tech electronics and super congested, plumbed to death engine bays. Sitting in a backyard with the car up on blocks while me and my buds, changed a pumpkin to get the 4:11's in .... great memories.
I believe the Edmonton Speedway race in 71 was the first BRE event.
The Alpha & BMW guys were talking trash about the Datsuns all week.
On race day the Checkered flag dropped and the 3 BRE cars just disappeared . . . and the Euro drivers had the whole race to think up excuses and eat crow!
Had a chance to buy the Fogg Motors John Hall trans am car in the mid 70s for a measly $3600 . . . 69 Boss. But that was a lot of money when you were raising kids & paying a mortgage.
I believe the Quebec race was mid-season . . . Aug 3 . . . 2 cars missing in last 5 races.
Another friend owned the Brown Bros R-model, he restored it in the late 70s I believe. Met drive Tommy Hamilton several times, he was the winningest R driver and friend of Carroll. Evidently Tommy, Shelby & Gurney all shared the same b-day.
I love this car but for the money I would just build a clone. That way I could track time it or even make it street legal and enjoy it.
This car is like a rare diamond that is difficult to publicly use or display.