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Chaparral 2F, the next evolution of the 2E concept with an enclosed cockpit. Powered by a 7 liter Chevy, the increased power resulted in unreliability of the automatic transmission. Eventually, the problems were overcome and the 2F would go on to win at Brands Hatch.

Chaparral 2F, the next evolution of the 2E concept with an enclosed cockpit. Powered by a 7 liter Chevy, the increased power resulted in unreliability of the automatic transmission. Eventually, the problems were overcome and the 2F would go on to win at Brands Hatch.

Delmo Johnson chasing down Chaparral 1

Ronnie Hissom in his Chaparral 1 and the Corvette Sting Ray of Delmo Johnson and Dave Morgan.

Mosport, 1969. John Surtees drives his Chaparral-McLaren M12. While Surtees despised the Chaparral 2H, he found the well prepared M12 "a proper racing car". Al Bochroch photo.

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Mosport, John Surtees drives his Chaparral-McLaren While Surtees despised the Chaparral he found the well prepared a proper racing car. Al Bochroch photo.

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Hap Sharp drives the in the rugged Sicilian mountains. Sharp was enjoying himself, but was not pushing too hard as the Targa Florio course was exceptionally dangerous.

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Jim Hall driving his Chaparral 2G in the 1967 Road America Can-Am.

Jim Hall driving his Chaparral in the 1967 Road America Can-Am.

Jim Hall wins heat 1 in the 1965 Players 200 at Mosport. A great shot of the classic Chaparral 2. Stanley Rosenthall photo.

Jim Hall wins heat 1 in the 1965 Players 200 at Mosport. A great shot of the classic Chaparral Stanley Rosenthall photo.

Jim Hall in his Chaparral 2C at the 1965 Nassau Trophy race.  A front suspension failure while leading resulted in a crash that ripped off the right rear wheel. Taken back to Midland, the chassis was repaired and rebuilt into the new 2E. Albert R. Bochroch photo.

Jim Hall in his Chaparral at the 1965 Nassau Trophy race. A front suspension failure while leading resulted in a crash that ripped off the right rear wheel. Taken back to Midland, the chassis was repaired and rebuilt into the new Albert R.

Phil Hill driving the #65 Chaparral 2E in 1966. Later in the season, the end plates were removed from the rear wing. Speculation was that this was to reduce rear down force, to better balance the car in high speed corners. With the end plates gone, spanwise flow would reduce the wing's efficiency, and reduce high speed understeer.

Phil Hill driving the Chaparral in Later in the season, the end…

Crew members push the Chaparral 2F in the paddock at Monza, 1967. The 2F would cause Italians to stop at stare at the car. Nothing like it had been seen before.

Crew members push the Chaparral in the paddock at Monza, The would cause Italians to stop at stare at the car.

Both Chaparral 2F cars in the pits at Le Mans. This photo was likely taken during practice, as the crew seems to be working at their leisure, one holding a sandwich. Note what looks like a baseball bat used as a chock for the # 8 rear wheel. Eric della Faille photo.

Both Chaparral 2F cars in the pits at Le Mans. This photo was likely taken during practice, as the crew seems to be working at their leisure, one holding a sandwich. Note what looks like a baseball bat used as a chock for the # 8 rear wheel. Eric della Faille photo.

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