Project Cars
'32 Roadster
BRAHMA "B Sports"
Bowes Indy Car
Al Hendrix Sprinter
'59 Ferrari
'65 Cobra 427
In 1965, Paul and his friend and SCCA driver, John Sharrigan, built the Brahma B-II CanAm B-Sports road-racing car. This car was designed by Paul FitzGerald with an all aluminum, semi-monocoque structure and a unique 4-wheel independent suspension design. Powered by a 285 HP BDA Ford engine, the car with fluids, weighed 960 pounds. John set numerous course records and won countless SCCA event. He finally won the 1972 National Championship in B Sports Racing. The car is currently being restored in Great Britain.

This chassis was built about the same time Jim Hall was building his famous Chaparral A-Sports Racer in Texas. Both cars unknowingly shared the same frame construction technology, utilizing stressed aluminum panels, riveted together rather using a heavier and more flexible, welded steel tubing structure. The body was designed by Sikorsky Aircraft Engineer Neil Chiavaroli and was built of full-size forms by Chiavaroli, FitzGerald and Sharrigan. This car began “life” with an Abarth 4-cylinder engine, which was quickly replaced when the new Ford BDA power plant became available.

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