In the 1960s, some of the most innovative racecars in the world came out of the Midland, Texas shop ofChaparral Cars co-owner/designer/driver Jim Hall. The white, Chevrolet-powered sports prototypes introduced the motorsports community to things like semi-automatic transmissions and active aerodynamics. Most of Hall’s cars were winners, but the most infamous exception has to be the 2H of 1969. This curvaceous Can-Am challenger was designed to minimize drag at the expense of downforce generation. Unfortunately, the straightaway speed gains weren’t enough to offset the slower cornering speeds, even after the big wing seen above was eventually fitted.

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