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Old 9 Jan 2017, 23:39 (Ref:3701419)   #1
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James Hunt

Did James Hunt do any driving outside of his Formula 1 commitments?
Did he ever do Can-Am, or any other racing in the USA?
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Old 10 Jan 2017, 06:37 (Ref:3701521)   #2
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Did James Hunt do any driving outside of his Formula 1 commitments?
Did he ever do Can-Am, or any other racing in the USA?
I don't think he raced in US, unless on his way to F1, but he did compete in the UK (Avon or Texaco sponsored) 'Tour of Britain' at least twice in Camaro and Vauxhall Magnum while an F1 driver, winning it in 1973, I think?

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Old 10 Jan 2017, 06:45 (Ref:3701523)   #3
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Thanks for that info, Mike.

I know he came and raced a one off event in Australia-The Rose City 10000 at Winton in Victoria.

Perhaps he was too busy going to church on Sunday, to indulge in extra racing.
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Old 10 Jan 2017, 07:22 (Ref:3701529)   #4
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He raced at Trois Rivieres (Canada ) in F Atlantic in '76, He came back with a mission for McLaren to get Gilles Villeneuve signed up - and of course the debuted him in '77 at Silverstone and let him go to Ferrari ...
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Old 10 Jan 2017, 09:00 (Ref:3701552)   #5
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He would also turn up at races using an assumed name (alias) and just go out for fun. I came up against him a couple of times, doing just that, racing friends' minis.
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Old 10 Jan 2017, 16:13 (Ref:3701627)   #6
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Hunt did do a round of the IROC series in 1976. Although he qualified fastest, he never got to grips with drafting and crashed on his own at the back
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Old 11 Jan 2017, 11:02 (Ref:3701796)   #7
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He also did some US F5000 in an Eagle I think
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Old 14 Jan 2017, 18:39 (Ref:3702585)   #8
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He also raced uop shadow can am car for a few rounds in, i think 74 he had a column on The Motor or Autocar in his early Hesketh days
Dan is quite correct, he also did some f5000 races in a Jorgenson Eagle run by Fransisco Mir, an LA Ferrari inporter
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Old 15 Jan 2017, 06:44 (Ref:3702683)   #9
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The only link I can see between Hunt and the UOP Shadow is a one-off 'F1 vs CanAm' race that took place at Luguna Seca, I think in 1974? James and JP Jarier were in single seaters, Oliver and Follmer in the CanAm cars.

Edit- according to 'Racing Sports Cars' website he was on the entry list to drive a DN2 a couple of times in 1973 but didn't. It also shows him co-driving a Gulf Mirage at Kyalami in the 1973 9hr race, finishing 2nd.

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Old 15 Jan 2017, 09:18 (Ref:3702693)   #10
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He also drove in gp 2 races during 73 - An a j rivers Camaro at Spa 24 hrs standing in for Richard Lloyd and a bmw csl at Paul ricard sharing with Jackie Ickx finished 3rd i think
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Extract from the excellent book 'Mini: The Racing Story' by John Baggott.






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He also finished 4th at Nurburgring in a Gulf GR7 sharing the car with Derek Bell & Vern Schuppan in 1974.
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