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CanAm '69. Riverside sabotage??


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#1 Kpy

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Posted 19 March 2003 - 12:36

I've come across reference to suspicions of sabotage during the night before the Riverside CanAm race 26 Oct '69. can anyone enlarge on this??

Thanks for any help you can give.

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#2 Geoff E

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Posted 19 March 2003 - 12:52

This is all I've managed to find so far, but it was at Edmonton in 1971:-

"Edmonton (Sep 26): Hulme 1st Revson 12th (started 11 laps late after bolt dropped down injection trumpet, sabotage suspected)"

#3 Pete Stowe

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Posted 19 March 2003 - 18:57

From Pete Lyon's excellent CanAm book:
"On race morning, some mechanics discovered evidence of overnight tampering. One of Motschenbacher's brake lines appeared to have been pinched with pliers while Amon's Ferrari was missing a locking pin the mechanics were sure had been in place the night before."

#4 Kpy

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Posted 19 March 2003 - 20:22

Thanks, Pete :)