The car that everybody wanted to be in was a McLaren M6A. Powered by a mighty Chevrolet engine this brute dominated Can-Am in period, pedalled by McLaren himself and fellow Kiwi ace Denny Hulme. After a race of just under two hours at Road America only two Lola T70s were able to stay on the same lap as Hulme, and it was an ominous sign.
The video above brings highlights of that race, the opening round of the 1967 championship, a season in which McLaren would define the word 'dominate'. Between them Hulme and McLaren won all but one round, and then the only reason they perhaps didn't triumph in the closing round is because neither car made it to the finish.
McLaren himself would take the title, putting his first round retirement (on lap six following an oil leak) in the opening round behind him to clinch three podiums and two race wins in the six round series. Need any more reason to watch the video above? Then just listen to those McLaren V8s as they storm round the iconic track.