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Russell Sheldon
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That Hoare Mac-It special will take some beating, but I think that this Escort Can-Am may just do it....







 

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Russell Sheldon
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I wonder if Herb Adams, the designer of the Escort CanAm, was related to the late "Smokey" Yunick?

Yunick built this "side-saddle" car for the 1964 Indianapolis 500. Called the Hurst Floor Shift Special, it featured a catamaran-like layout with the driver placed in a pod adjacent to a second pod containing the engine, front and rear suspension, fuel tank, and radiator:-



Unfortunately, neither Duane Carter Sr. nor Bobby Johns were able to make it "raceworthy".

The Adams Escort CanAm, with its 5,0 litre V8 Chevrolet inclined at 45°, faired somewhat better. It made its debut in the 1983 "born again" Can-Am series at Mosport, where it finished 17th, and finished 11th at Lime Rock, 8th at Road America, and 8th at Sears Point, with Milt Minter driving.

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Russell
 
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