Some of the cars that Mark Donohue made famous. Included in the video are several of his Trans Am Camaro's, his Championship Trans Am Javelin, and the last car he ever won a race in, his IROC Porsche 911. Filmed the Mark Donohue Reunion at Road America during the Kohler International Challenge with Brian Redman, July 15, 2010.
Visit http://www.prdaracing.com/ for more on this event.
Trans Am-Jim Hague '71 Javelin-Sept 25-27, 2009
Historic Trans Am group at the HMSA Coronado "Classic" Speed Festival, Coronado (San Diego) CA.. Jim Hague , in the #2 '71 AMC Javelin, battles for 1st place the entire race, in what turned out to be a 1-2-3 all-Javelin finish. Clip is 1st 9 min of race #2...video courtesy of ManiMotorsports
Vintage Can Am Racing at Road America - July 2010
The Kohler International Challenge with Brian Redman, Elkhart Lake Wisconsin, Road America, July 15-18, 2010. Oscar Koveleski takes us through the starting line-up. This is the start of the Vintage Can Am race at Road America.
See more at http://www.prdaracing.com .
Roger Penske's Racing History - Part 2
Part 2: Before becoming a winner in Indy Car and NASCAR competition, Penske Racing dominated the American sports car scene. In this installment, Roger Penske laid the foundation for his race team by hiring Mark Donohue. The pair won the 1969 Rolex 24 At Daytona and captured USRRC, Trans-Am and Can-Am championships, paving the way for Penske Racing's move into Indy Car and NASCAR. See more at www.alltelracing.com
Trans Am Mustangs
Trans Am was a racing series that started in the late '60s before 'Trans Am' the car, by Pontiac, existed. These are various pictures of some of the Trans Am Mustangs that raced in this series from 1966 to 1970.
1970 AMC Javelin SST abandoned 30 years, first look.
Here is a car my brother just bought. He has been looking to speculate on old cars and look what he found....
This is a '70 AMC Javelin SST, possible Mark Donahue edition. The owners widow allegedly has a stack of paperwork to this car so we are crossing our fingers there is something to document a real Donahue car.
This is Tijuana Tan metallic, 360-4V, Safe Command power brakes and power steering.
It is very original and unmolested. The story goes is the original owners bought it, drove it until sometime in 1979 when the trans went out. The husband started to pull the trans out, but passed away suddenly.
His widow left this car and 3 others where they sat for the next 31 years. They literally had to spend a week cutting down the forest to get them out.
This Javelin wears vintage Cragar-type wheels, has the requisite add-on 8 track player also!
I will get more video and photos as we progress through clean-up and mechanical evaluation of this AMC.
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A Lap Around Road Atlanta 1970 Can Am Racing
Oscar Koveleski pilots the Auto World McLaren around Road Atlanta in 1970. Oscar narrates this video around one lap. See this and more on the DVD 1969-1971 Can Am McLarens available at http://www.prdaracing.com .
917/30 at Road America 2010
Another video of 917/30-004 blasting down the backstraight at Road America during the 2010 Kohler International Challenge.
Porsche 917-30 driven by Brian Redman Goodwood 2011
Watch a legendary car being driven by a legendary Porsche driver.
Here Brian Redman drives the 1200 bhp 917-30 up the Goodwood hill. Powered by a 5.3 litre, flat 12 engine, the car was the very first turbocharged Porsche.
For more visit: http://www.porsche.co.uk/origin
Trans Am Paddock '66-'72 Sights & Sounds
Happy July 4th! If you have speakers plugged into your computer, turn it up. Hopefully you have a subwoofer, too! This footage is me walking through Vic Edelbrock's collection of vintage Trans-Am racecars as they're being prepared for the Group 7A races and enjoying the sights and sounds...
The Trans-Am Series is an automobile racing series which was created in 1966 by Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). This was the proving ground for all American manufacturers to compete with race-modified production cars. It ran until 1972 when at the height of Richard Nixon's incompetence dealing with OPEC, we had a gas shortage which was compounded by an embargo levied against us. Syria, Egypt and Tunisia didn't really like Nixon re-feuling their arch-enemy, Israel. Rather than address the shortage, the auto industry was heavily regulated to curb consumption. Further restrictions placed on the oil industry by an other rocket surgeon, Jimmy Carter, left us unable to further develop our own oil supplies which cemented these changes to the auto industry. These events changed muscle cars as we knew them into complete turds for over a decade while US auto makers struggled with the regulations and re-learned how to produce decent cars again... but for the "pony cars", it was the beginning of the end. The oil embargo of 1973 changed the shape of not only the auto industry, but all forms of auto racing to follow.
You used to be able to afford these cars. I remember when... back when I was in high school...
But it's 2010 now. This race celebrates all the classic cars you've dreamed of owning or being seen in. These things auction in the 6+ figures now (because of their race history). Enjoy this parade of '60's and early '70's model Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Camaros, Plymouth Barracudas, Mercury Cougars, AMC Javelins, Pontiac Firebirds, and Dodge Challengers. This event required that they be in their original race condition in order to run with the Group 7A cars, so the contest to follow is all about how much compression these 40+ year old cars have left, and who's driving it. These beauties have been meticulously preserved by the best collectors, engineers and mechanics in the industry. I hope you guys can appreciate it because this is off my normal subject material.
I just wanted to change things up and post something American on Independence day. This one's for the Veterans.
Patrick Long Racing Vintage Porsche 911
Patrick Long (Factory Porsche Driver) Racing in VARA's 2 hour Enduro. Co driver and car owner Chad Plavan handed the car off to Patrick after the first 45min in 2nd place. Watch the master at work in a 1969 911E 2.5L without any aerodynamics, 225/50 R15 tires. Willow Springs