Here are some pictures I took at the 1972 Can-Am:
Rainer Brezinka drove this Porsche 910 in practice but did not start the race.
Lothar Motschenbacher's McLaren M8D. Lothar qualified 7th and finished 6th, 4 laps down.
Charlie Kemp's Lola T222. Charlie qualified 11th and finished 9th, 6 laps down.
Denny Hulme. Denny qualified 3rd and won the race. I'm pretty sure that's Teddy Mayer with his back to the camera.
Peter Revson. Peter qualified second and finished third although he wasn't running at the end due to a broken crankshaft in the final laps.
Peter Gregg's Brumos Porsche 917/10. Peter qualified 8th and finished 5th.
While wandering through the paddock I came across a McLaren M8F rolling chassis on an open trailer. As it was that year's customer McLaren and it was in pristine shape (white and completely unmarked) I've always assumed it was being delivered to it's new owner although I never knew who that might be. Wish I had thought to record the chassis number. Anyway I decided to take a picture from the driver's perspective and so I reached in with my camera and snapped this pic. Considering I couldn't look through the viewfinder it turned out pretty well.
Forty years later in 2012 at a big vintage event at Lime Rock I came across a gorgeous black M8F and decided to try and recreate the above shot. This time it took three tries to get right but here it is.
Milt Minter's Vasek Polak Porsche 917/10. Milt qualified 5th and finished 4th, 2 laps down.
Mark Donohue's Penske Porsche 917/10 TC. Mark qualified on the pole and led from the start but finished 2nd after a long stop to fix a stuck turbo. This is my favourite of the pictures I took with my Instamatic. Because of the crowd around the car I had to hold the camera above the people in front of me and so again could not look through the viewfinder. So I was very pleased with how it turned out.
Lothar Motschenbacher. He doesn't look much happier here than he did when I encountered him on the back straight in 1970 loading his somewhat bent M8B onto the trailer.