Jim Hall drives his Chaparral 2 at St. Jovite, He would finish to Bruce McLaren, whose was showing signs of what the future would hold. Hap Sharp finished allowing Jim to maximize his points in the USRRC Championship.
1965, late season Chaparral 2 in 1/43 scale by AutoArt. This model is of the Museum car. As raced in this configuration it was Chassis 2-001. Jim Hall never raced with this rear spoiler configuration. Hap Sharp did at Laguna Seca, 9/25/65. Thus, it would be more accurate if numbered # 65 rather than # 66. From Antonio's blog.... https://www.blogger.com/profile/09553201116629954649
Jim Hall in his Chaparral leads Team McLaren at Bridgehampton as he exits "Echo Valley", Albert R.
Hap Sharp on his was to a win in the Nassau Governor's Trophy race, December 1966. Sharp came out of retirement to drive the Chaparral 2E in this race and the Nassau Trophy race later in the same week. He had never driven the 2E in competition prior. Eric della Faille photo, restored.
Jim Hall testing at Indianapolis in 1965, at the invitation of Firestone. Hall was turning laps at an average speed of 145 mph. This was largely due to the wrong gearing for the track. Hall was sure that with the correct gearing and a little aero work, he could run several seconds faster. That would be fast enough to put the Chaparral near the front of the grid for the Indy 500 that year.... George Moore photo.
Jim Hall drives his wounded 2G at Road America (Elkhart Lake) in the opening round of the 1967 Can-Am season. Hall's Chaparral wasn't ready, nor the Firestone tires. A lack of grip and instability plagued the 2G's debut. Working on the 2G late at night, the car was improved for the race. Hall suffered a collision with another racer, causing damage to the right-front fender. Despite these issues, Hall managed a 4th place finish. Albert R. Bochroch photo.
For the June 1964 USRRC race at Watkins Glen, an external transmission oil cooler was mounted on the rear spoiler and plumbed through the transom. This was the race with the single-speed torque converter transmission.
Hap Sharp at the wheel of the 2E during the Nassau Trophy race, December 1966. This was chassis 2E001, originally constructed from the Chaparral 2C aluminum tub. Note that the brake scoop along the lower side of the tub has been damaged during the race. Eric della Faille photo.