Can-Am competition; world"s fastest sports car racing by Jackson, Robert B.

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Describes the annual Canadian-American Challenge Cup races, the drivers, and their cars.

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Statementby Robert B. Jackson.
LC ClassificationsGV1033.5.C3 J3
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p.
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4585093M
ISBN 100809820846
LC Control Number77184066

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