CAN AM The Speed Odyssey Directed by Robert Nevison
CAN AM The Speed Odyssey
 Directed by Robert Nevison
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CAN AM THE SPEED ODYSSEY takes you on the wildest ride in road racing. 1966 - 1973 CAN AM Challenge Cup: The quintessential epic adventure in an era of change and discovery where heroic star drivers McLaren, Hulme, Stewart, Andretti, Surtees, Donohue, Gurney, Hall, Follmer, Revson, Oliver, Scheckter and others from Formula One and around the world revel in their brutally fast CAN AM machines, battling on the daunting race tracks across the USA and Canada.
A ROAD RACING COUNTER-CULTURE: Unique to the world, the CAN AM rule book had virtually no technical restrictions, allowing its race car designers the freedom to innovate. Here we discover the worlds first radical inventions of wings on race cars, sophisticated ground effect aerodynamics, and to this day the worlds most powerful road racer, the Porsche 917-30. These iconic CAN AM machines and their brave drivers pushed the limits and sometimes beyond...
CAN AM legends JIM HALL and SAM POSEY take you inside this spectacle of pure speed, fierce race competition, radical innovation, intrigue and ground shaking sounds.
CAN AM THE SPEED ODYSSEY is crafted exclusively from rare CAN AM color motion picture archival footage.
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #35476 in DVD
  • Brand: Can-Am
  • Released on: 2008-07-21
  • Rating: G (General Audience)
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Formats: Multiple Formats, Dolby, NTSC, Surround Sound
  • Original language: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Running time: 95 minutes
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
    5Can Am in a Nut Shell; Great Footage& History
    By Mr. P. Power
    Narration By Sam Posey & Jim Hall
    Circa 1966-1973 the Hight of Can-Am Racing, a No Holds Barred style of wild comp. where a few choice rivals owned the track and others just paid to play... Video shows Plenty of Exiting Footage, gives some understanding, and Personal dubed in over-lay by the racers Sam Posey & Jim Hall ...its the American Version of the the F1 Grand Prix Racing Circuit that because of its little no limits style it didn't last very long but while it lasted it was very exciting.... It surpassed F! in Europe for its time because it was in fact Faster. But over time the Cars and teams that dominated did so because of money & prestige.. Over the exciteing time of the can am it was dominated by just a few teams because they had the tech and money to prevail in a race series where no limits in power or tech.
    would be a problem... hence most of the teams had limited funds and never Won. But for it's Time the Crowds loved it and it was always exciting to see the powerhouses of the day from McLaren for years & then Porsche 917 .... even though, its a history that is interesting and fun to see

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
    5Awesome video
    By E. Block
    I've been a racing fan since the late 60's and have seen racing around the globe; nothing compares to Can-Am.

    Can-Am's lifespan wasn't long, but it's legacy has remained strong. The racing was incredible! The worlds best drivers, in the worlds most powerful and fastest racecars, at a time aerodynamics and ground effects were in their infancy.

    If you were lucky enough to have experienced the sights and sounds of Can-Am racing as I have, you probably continue to dream of the opportunity to see these awesome cars racing once again. Sadly, the racing will never come back again for real, but this video is the next best thing.

    This video does an outstanding job of explaining the history of Can-Am, and giving the viewer the feeling of having been there to witness it. You'll wish there were 3 or 4 more hours of this video to watch. I think it's pretty rare to find so much information and footage of Can-Am, certianly in one place. I highly recommend this video to anyone interested in the most incredible racing series to have ever come and gone.

    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
    5By far the best footage of CAN-AM
    By Jason F.
    This DVD far exceeded my expectations in every category. Not only do you get a good glimpse and intorduction to the ground-breaking CAN-AM series and it's regular drivers, but also some amazing footage of still-operating race tracks across North America!

    For those not knowledgeable of the CAN-AM series, this is a great way to get accustomed to it. All the still-pics and specs don't quite give you the sensation of seeing and hearing a CAN-AM car come racing down the Mario Andretti Straight at Mont-Tremblant, or handling the Esses at Road Atlanta or the gone-but-not-forgotten Riverside Int. Raceway.

    This is a great film, using only real footage, no recreations, minimal dialogue and superior 5.1 sound. It starts from CAN-AM's beginnings thru to the next-to-last season and is narrated by some of CAN-AM's regular drivers, who do an astounding job with very little voice-over, on explaining the technology and innovation that made the series ground-breaking and unique. It also kind of gives you a sadness on it's demise as well, as this series was a one-of-a-kind that will likely not be available again because of the aggressive nature and danger that this racing provided at the time.


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