Jim Hall waits in his Chaparral 2G at Laguna Seca, 1968. Despite the 2G being a fill-in for the troublesome 2H, it would prove to be the only car truly competitive with the McLaren M8A cars. Repeated mechanical misfortune prevented Hall from potentially winning several races.
Chaparral 2C movable rear spoiler. Shown in max downforce and minimal drag positions. Because the Chaparrals didn't have a clutch pedal, the driver's left foot was free to operate the spoiler pedal. On long straight portions of the circuit, the spoiler could be feathered to reduce drag and increase max speed. Today, some exotics have automated spoilers and wings that perform very much like Jim Hall's 50 year-old concept.
Hap Sharp at the wheel of # 66. This was normally the car driven by Hall. Cars were swapped on the start line when it was found that Hall's had a fuel issue. It was quickly fixed just in time to start. Dave Friedman photo.