Can-Am McLaren M8B - The Perfect Race Car Story and Photos by Pete Lyons Some race cars come off the shop floor ready to win their very first race. One beauty famous for doing so was 1967’s F1 Lotus 49. More rarely, a new car will win its first couple of times out. That same year, Ford’s GT40 Mark IV scored at Sebring and then Le Mans. Because those were its only two races, technically the Mk IV was a … [Read more...]
About Pete Lyons
Motorsports journalist and photographer Pete Lyons covered the Can-Am in the day, and his third book on the series, “Can-Am Cars in Detail,” was just published by David Bull and is available at www.petelyons.com — along with many historic racing photos.
In his long career Lyons has also reported on Formula 1, Indycar, Endurance, F5000, Trans-Am and many other kinds of racing around the world. As well as serving as editor of RACECAR magazine, sadly now defunct, he has contributed to Autosport, AutoWeek, Car and Driver, Racer, Road & Track and Vintage Motorsport among many others. His monthly column, “Fast Lines,” now appears in Vintage Racecar magazine.