With the 2H far from ready for the 1968 season, Hall updated the 2G. Running a big block Chevy, tire width was substantially increased over the previous year. To accommodate those tires on the tiny Chaparral, Hall had to add huge fender flairs to cover them. It looks to me that this configuration will dramatically slow down a rear tire change, should one of them go down. Author unknown.
Hap Sharp drives the # 66 Chaparral during the wet 1964 Nassau Trophy race. Roger Penske was driving the # 65 Chaparral, but a broken suspension sidelined the car. Later in the race, while in the lead, Sharp generously turned over his car to Penske, who drove it home for the victory. Eric della Faille photo.
Hap Sharp's Chaparral 2E was captured nose-on in the Nassau paddock. The car is configured for high downforce, with the outer nose spoilers and a greater span wing with end plates. This was the configuration the had last raced with at Las Vegas. EDF photo.
Chaparral 2G, Can-Am
Phil Hill at speed in the 2E at Laguna Seca, 1966. Hill would win heat one and finish 2nd in heat two to claim the overall win. Hall was 2nd overall. This is chassis 2E-002, later rebuilt into the Chaparral 2G for the 1967 season and upgraded again for 1968 Can-Am season. Dave Friedman photo.
Someone polishing the rear clam of the Chaparral 2D. 1000 km race,Nurburgring 1966
Chaparral mechanics Franz Weis (left) and George Goebel pose with the Chaparral 2E at Nassau, December 1966. Eric della Faille photo.