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VF Orig. Print Signed by Photographer of John Surtees, Turn 6, Can-Am 10/26/1969. Chaparral 2H

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Entitled “Surtees Serene.” John Surtees driving the Jim Hall constructed Chaparral 2H into Turn 6 RIR, October 26, 1969.

Hall built several versions of his “2" car including an A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H (skipped I), J and K. This 2H car was nicknamed “The White Whale" but was no whale when it came to speed. Surtees noted that he was never perfectly comfortable with the car since it was quite different with a longer and narrower configuration. It was raced for just the 1969 season and was replaced in the 1970 season with Jim Hall’s wild and crazy, but hugely effective 2J car he had equipped with what was called a ground effects design. It was numbered 66.

The ground effects term meant he had set the car up with a mechanism for producing suction that kept it literally stuck to the surface of the track and allowed the driver to go through corners at speeds much faster than the other traditional configurations. It was outlawed in 1971.