The Autocoast Titianum Ti22 driven by Jackie Oliver
in 1970. Unloading on Friday. Jackie finished 2nd at Laguna Seca
in 1970. The three mechanics are from left: Mike Lowman, Alex
Groundsell, and Al Willard.
Received this note from Mr. Willard's son: I am
Jim Willard or Alfred J Willard III. My Dad recalls everything
he ever did with the Ti22 team with great passion, I loved growing
up and listening to his stories and admiration he had for the
sport. I am so happy that he still has a place in history when
it comes to the Ti22. I wish he would have stayed in the sport
|Many of the engineers, crew, machanics, and drivers
that worked on the UOP Shadow would come over from the Ti22 project.
This is the Ti22 car from 1970. There was one other Ti22 car that
this photographer saw in 1969. You can see the 1969 Ti22 on
||This was the Ti22s first race since Jackie Oliver
survived what has been called one spectacular wreck. From the 1970
Laguna Seca Race Program. "On the first lap at St. Jovite
as Oliver creasted a rise on the back straight, air turbulence created
by the swift passage of the two McLarens lifted the nose of the
Autocoast. The front of the car kept rising and it flipped over
on its back."
||Notice the duck tape applied to the door. Can-Am
cars were required to have doors but because the races were non-stop
the tape was to keep the door in place. Looks like the upper portion
of the door was plastic and it probably wiped around in the wind.
||Up close and personal.
||It rained Friday night and with no indoor facilities
it wasn't very pleasant Saturday.
||Not very good photo. Only here for historical purposes.
Yea, right! I believe that both Ti22s were destoryed in later years.
That means the only record of these cars is the photos taken. That
is why the photographer has posted two photos that he would normally
never show anyone. Even now he has reservations. Back to the UOP