UOP, Universal Oil Products,
became the sponser of the Shadow in 1971 and combined with the
core group from the Ti22 team joining with Nichols in 1971 they
would eventually win the Cam-Am series in 1974. The Shadow shown
here is the MkIII. This car wasn't very successful and was abandoned
at the end of the season. In 1973 the Shadow DN2 was born (the
DN1 was a Formula 1 car.) And the upgrade of the DN2, the DN4,
would win the Cam-Am Challenge Cup Series championship in 1974.
Because Jim Hall dropped
out of Cam-Am racing after the 1970 season the Shadow became
the car to cheer in hopes it would beat the McLarens. It turned
out that the Porsches of Roger Penske would unseat the 5-time
In 1970 the Ti22 with Oliver
driving finished 2nd to Denis Hulme and the McLaren car at Laguna
Seca. What's amazing is that the Ti-22 only competed in 4 races
in 1970 and finished 2nd three times. You wonder how well he
could have done if he hadn't crashed at St. Jovite. That other
car is shown here.
The Shadow's main driver
was Jackie Oliver. Shown are a group of
photos taken in 1970 and 1972. In two photos of Jackie that
have the Goodyear logo on his outfit are from the 1970 race
when he was driving the Ti22. Oliver was the driver of the champion
of photos of the car show it with two different numbers,
101 and 102. Where did the 102 come from? We have an answer
from Peter Bryant. Peter was the designer for the Ti22 and the
MkII and later Shadows.
Here's what the British
Autosport magazine, October 19, 1972, had to say about the two
Shadows at Laguna Seca.