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Hayman SRC Can Am car

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#1 bradbury west

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 23:08

I have looked in the usual books here, but can find no other details. see website For Sale info. Something different again.
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#2 barrykin

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 17:21

Very different. I'd like to know more.

#3 Duc-Man

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 17:57

There is something very strange about this car.
According to the results on this page: http://www.wspr-raci.../canam1966.html does neither the car nor the driver appear in the whole year 1966.
Also: the Can-Am 1967 had no race in St. Jovite/Mt. Tremblant...?
USRRC had no races at both places in both years.
Apart from the can-am cars website seems the car also not to exist. A quick search on google came up with nothing.

#4 Manfred Cubenoggin

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 19:48

I saw this car run one time only at Mosport. I can't quite recall if it was in 1967 or 1968, the last year that big Group 7 sports racers were used to determine the Canadian National Championship.

My only view of it was from behind the spectator fence in Corner #1. I only took in the race and hadn't seen it in the paddock. It was quite pretty, I thought. I beleive in the feature that it ran around 7th or 8th place early on but, iirc, was a DNF. No idea whom the driver was.

I believe that my cousin has some photos taken by his Mum of the Hayman parked at the bottom of T2 with mechanical problems and marshals attending it. I'll see if he can dig them up and scan them for me to post here.

#5 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 19:58

Photos here from 1969 (Ross Murray, St. Jovite), and 1970 (Hugh Dixon, Trois Rivieres)




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Posted 31 January 2009 - 20:50

Autocourse.ca has results for the Hayman SR-2 at Trois Rivieres in 1970 - 2nd in the Clubmans Sport A race, driven by Hugh Dixon and sponsored by "Miss Contessa" (cigarettes, I think). http://www.autocours...oisrivieres.htm.
Pierre Luc's book, R.P.M., has Dixon ranked second in the Quebec Region's 1970 standings for Class A (over 2000cc) sports racers.

Autocourse.ca has another picture of the car at Tremblant on June 12 Juin 1967: http://www.autocours...es/Image37.html. That was a Canadian national championship event. Luc and Martin Krejci both have results from that race but the Hayman isn't shown.

Vince has already posted links to Autocourse.ca's photos of the car at the Can-Am race at Mont Tremblant in 1969. It doesn't appear in the Can-Am results on Autocourse.ca. Martin Krejci has it as a DNS.

While the Hayman SR-2 was a "Can-Am car" in the sense that it was a big bore sports racer, it would seem that it never actually raced in a Can-Am and that most of its racing was in Quebec regional events.