The History of the Trans-Am Series

A look back on the histroy of the Trans-Am Series from 1966 to 1995. This program was aired back in 1996 on Speedvision.

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Cobra Ferrari Wars
The date is 1959. The place is Le Mans racing circuit, France. A little known Texan racing driver, Carroll Shelby, wins the most prestigious event in motor racing at his first attempt and is universally acclaimed as one of the best drivers in the world. But Shelby had a secret that was to prevent him ever driving again. This is the comeback story of a man driven by the desire to beat the world on the race track, and specifically to beat the might of motor racing, Ferrari. From his base in California with only a team of hot rodders for support, in three years Shelby put together a car that would take on the world and win. The Shelby Cobra, as it was known, is still an automotive icon today.





Tiff Needell - The Crashes That Changed Racing
More Top Gear / Fifth Gear / Best Motoring / Tuning / Motorsport / Other TV/MOTO videos Click https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhhbT3oiAysJzXN_161roT7yYfnJF2yZh Tiff Needell - The Crashes That Changed Racing Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."





1966 - 1972 Historic Trans-AM Cars - Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion presented by Michelin attracts some of the rarest cars and gives some 550 owners the chance to compete in their vintage race cars against cars from the same era and class. It’s the only place in the world where you can expect to see a $40 millon 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO square-off against a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette. While the largest chunk of cars participating will be sports cars and prototypes from the 1960s and 1970s, there is tremendous variety. Get there early enough, and you can see cars from Pre-1940 battle it out on Laguna Seca’s famed corkscrew turn, sporting wooden wheels that flex and groan over bumps and through corners. Saturday Full Event Replay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMHGsqqwEms&list=PLGvTvFzdMg_Oy78iWCHYtZCbZ d-D6tsi_&index=2 Sunday Full Event Replay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTvSc2reS4Q&list=PLGvTvFzdMg_Oy78iWCHYtZCbZ d-D6tsi_&index=3 https://www.automobilemag.com/auto-shows/rolex-monterey-motorsports-reunion / https://youtube.com/motortrend





1967 SCCA Can Am at Riverside (highlights)
"Glory Days" rework of the old ABC WWS show. I think I taped it because I was a Chaparral fan as a kid, and by the time ESPN considered it worthy of a GD episode, I was an adult. I was pretty stoked that I could actually *see* how a Chaparral worked back then, now that I know what I know about motor racing. Otherwise, if you know what this series is, I don't have to tell you who all those folks who participated in it are.




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