The United States Road Racing Championship was a professional racing series run by the SCCA for open-topped sports cars (and GT cars the first three years). Cars ran in two basic classes, over and under two liters. It was a great series run on the best tracks in North America, featuring the best cars and drivers of the day. USRRC Champions include Bob Holbert, Jim Hall, George Follmer, Chuck Parsons and Mark Donohue. The series gave way to the SCCA Can-Am Challenge.

USRRC 1963 - 1968

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

1962 E-Type Lightweight FHC: The lightweight E-Type coupes had modified versions of the 3.8L Jaguar XK engine. Cunningham's car was prepared by the factory and took the class win, scoring Jaguar another class victory at Le Mans in 1962. After Le Mans, the car was raced in select SCCA and USRRC events on the East Coast in 1963. A prototype of the lightweight E-Types of 1963, it gave way to the new Cunningham cars in 1963.
Model by KYOSHO 1/43
1963 Shelby-Ford AC Cobra: Phil Hill and Dan Gurney drove the Shelby American entry at Sebring in 1963, plagued by mechanical trouble, they finished 29th in this car (Chassis CSX2128). The 4.7L (289 cu. in. powered Cobra was successfully campaigned by Shelby in SCCA and USRRC races during the rest of the 1963, with Dave McDonald doing the driving. It was briefly campaigned by Coventry Motors in 1963, before being entered again by Shelby in the 1964 season, driven by Ken Miles and Ed Leslie.
Model by BOX 1/43
1963 Shelby-Ford AC Cobra: This Shelby team car (Chassis CSX2128) was driven by Allen Grant in two races before being sponsored by Coventry Motors, the largest Cobra dealer. Grant drove the car to a 2nd place finish at Riverside, before winning with the car at the Monterey Pacific Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Grant was given the drive by Shelby when Dave MacDonald started campaining the King Cobra. The actual car color yellow and the paint scheme and design were done by Grant's roommate, George Lucas of Star Wars fame.
Model by BOX 1/43

1963 E-Type Lightweight: Briggs Cunningham was persuaded to enter a team of three lightweight E-Types in the GT category at Le Mans in 1963. Walt Hansgen and Augie Pabst teamed up in this car. The cars were run in SCCA USRRC events in the USA after Le Mans, specifically the Road America 500.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1963 E-Type Lightweight: The race in 1963 was Cunningham's last run at Le Mans as a driver and as an entrant. Cunningham and Bob Grossman were as high as 7th place in this car before a crash at the end of the Mulsanne straight and subsequent repairs dropped them to a 9th place finish.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1963 E-Type Lightweight: An accident in the 6th hour of the race at Le Mans race in 1963 took Roy Salvadori and Paul Richards out of the race. A part of the car did finish though, as part of its bonnet was grafted onto the #15 car so that car could continue on in the race.
Model by SPARK 1/43

1963 E-Type Lightweight : Kjell Qvale's counter to Cunningham on the West Coast USA, this lightweigt was raced at Sebring and then West Coast events in 1963. Shortly after completing the '63 race season, the car was sold and disappeared until 1999. The car was "rediscovered" having sat for 35 years in a garage under boxes, with only 2,663 miles since new. It races in select vintage events today
Models by BEST 1/43
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport: Roger Penske, Jim Hall and Hap Sharp drove this car to 3rd place at the Road America 500 in 1964. Originally they planned to enter a Chaparral 2, but not being ready, entered Penske's Grand Sport (Chassis #005) instead. It was an exciting race with the Meacom Ferrari 250 LM and Cobra of Ken Miles providing stiff competition.
Model by UNIVERSAL 1/43
1964 Porsche 904 GTS: In my hometown, the Eyerly's were the first family of racing. Harry with his unbeatable Eyerly Special and Mike and his brother Larry who raced Porsche's (they were the local VW/Porsche dealer). This is a replica of the 904 Mike raced on West Coast tracks in 1964, before he went on to formula cars (Mike would race in the Tasman series in New Zealand with some success.) A local icon and hero, sadly now gone due to cancer. I need to change the number to 64, 54 was Harry's number.
Model by DEAUGUSTINI (modified) 1/43

The Chaparral's:

1965 Chaparral 2: Chaparral was founded by Jim Hall, a Texas oil magnate with an impressive combination of skills in engineering and race car driving. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Chaparral's distinctive race cars experienced strong success in both American and European racing circuits. The Chaparral 2-Series was designed and built to compete in the United States Road Racing Championship
Model by AUTOART 1/43



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