'Velocity 2017 Can-Am Calendar' brings no-rules racing to life

'Velocity 2017 Can-Am Calendar' brings no-rules racing to life


'Velocity 2017 Can-Am Calendar' brings no-rules racing to life


Remember when “No rules” ruled racing? Can-Am reporter-photographer and lifetime racing enthusiast Pete Lyons can bring it all to life on your wall for an entire year year.

The latest in Lyons’ series of bold, big, beautiful celebrations of the days of unrestricted machines and equally unchained personalities, his VELOCITY 2017 CAN-AM CALENDAR with Octane Press looks back 50 years to the grand opening of the “Bruce & Denny Show” in 1967, when a couple of quiet Kiwis (and their tiny team of multinational talents) tore apart Big Banger sports car racing and rebuilt it in their own image.
In a mere six races, Bruce McLaren and Denny “The Bear” Hulme transformed our understanding of how to succeed in North American professional road racing.

Jumbo-sized like the old Can-Am itself, Lyons’s limited edition calendar is a 17-inch- wide premium display piece that opens to over 23 inches tall. It presents 24 period photographs made in the day and on the spot by award-winning writer-shooter Lyons, who is author of three books about that unforgettable ‘unlimited’ racing championship of 1966-1974.

A lifelong motorsports enthusiast, Pete Lyons has covered races all over the world and authored the award-winning books “Can-Am” and “Can-Am Cars in Detail,” plus such titles as “Riverside International Raceway” and “Fast Lines,” both of which are still in print and offered at petelyons.com, along with a vast archive of photographs made by Pete or his father, Ozzie Lyons.

For a limited time, Pete is offering his special new 2017 CAN-AM Calendar at a special discount – $5 off for pre-orders placed through his website by the last day of August 2016. Lyons will personally sign every calendar purchased from him. Calendars are expected to be ready to ship in September 2016, when the regular price will be $29.99.

For more information on how to purchase the VELOCITY 2017 CAN-AM CALENDAR, as well as Lyons’ books and thousands of period racing photographs, visit www.petelyons.com or contact Pete by email (click here) or phone, (951) 679-9796 (8 a.m.-8 p.m. Pacific Time).

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