Thursday, 31 May 2012

Hairy Canary

Goodwood fans will no doubt recognise the Hairy Canary, having seen it tearing around the circuit at full tilt at the Revival. It's a very well-known Cobra in racing circles, being one of 21 privateer cars officially recognised by the Shelby Register, and one of the earliest competition Cobras to receive rack-and-pinion steering and the 289ci V8. It began life in Honolulu (hence the Dyna Glaze livery), winning the Hawaiian Grand Prix in 1963. It was raced consistently through the '60s, '70s and '80s before finding its way to the UK. Current owner Bill Bridges bought the Canary in 2003, treating it to a full restoration to original specs, and then proceeded to enter it into every historic race event available. And why not, eh? That's exactly what it was built for...

Spotted by SuckSqueezeBangBlow at the Chelsea Auto Legends press day.

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