Sunoco Camaro Celebrates a Tribute to Trans Am Racing at The Petersen Automotive Museum
Come to the Tribute to Trans Am Racing at The Petersen Automotive Museum Thursday, November 12 to see this legendary car and its peers, meet Trans Am racing icons, and hear how they bent the rules, plus cocktails, dinner, an auction of Trans Am memorabilia, a short film, and more! Trans Am race cars will also be on display from November 12 - December 13! Tickets are available at: www.petersen.org
The Petersen's Road To Pebble Beach
The Petersen Automotive Museum took their 1929 Ruxton Model C Roadster to
compete at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Read more about the
A Ford GT40 That Never Saw A Race Track
New CarStories Podcast Available Every Tuesday
Of the seven Ford GT40 Mark IIIs built, only four were delivered with left
hand drive like this car. This rare street-legal example (serial #MK3 1105)
was originally owned by well-known Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan,
who drove it sparingly—and never in the rain. The Mark III differed from
earlier versions in that it had round rather than oblong headlights, an
extended rear deck with room for luggage, a less rigid suspension and a
more comfortable interior. Powered by a 289-cubic-inch 306-horsepower Ford V8 engine
coupled to a ZF 5-speed manual transmission, the low-slung car can
accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 5.3 seconds. Top speed is
approximately 165 miles per hour. The GT40 model designation was derived,
in part, from its low height, which was a mere 40 inches from ground to
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Trans Am Racing 1968
Excerpt of the 1968 SCCA Trans Am racing season from The History of the
Trans Am Series 1966-1995 DVD. DVD available at www.transamdvd.com
Race Car Preparation - '68 Trans AM Penske-Sunoco Camaro start-up at Borelli Motor Sports
The famous '68 Penske-Sunoco Camaro having work performed at
Borelli Motor Sports. The car sounds as good as it looks!
www.borellimotorsports.com - 408-770-1220
Borelli Motor Sports is a unique automotive shop that provides trusted and
expert maintenance and performance modifications, race car rentals and
services, and premier-class storage. Our knowledgeable technicians have a
combined 75 years of experience and are unsurpassed in their specialties.
The Cars of Mark Donohue
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.
1969 Penske Trans-Am Camaro
The 1969 Sunoco Camaro
championship winning car. Driven by Mark Donohue the entire 1969 Trans-Am
Season. It won six races and finished second in another two. The sister
car, driven by Ronnie Bucknum finished 3rd in the Championship, and was
later destroyed by an earthquake in Mexico.
Mark Donohue Tribute - Take 2 (Edited and Produced by Robert Lavigne. Footage via Paul Powell)
Mark Donohue Reunion 2010 to be celebrated at Road America -- July 15-18
Mark Donohue: Technical Excellence at Speed by Michael Argetsinger
Unfair Advantage Racing and Road America, announce the Mark Donohue Reunion
2010, to be held at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, on July 15-18 in
conjunction with the Koehler International Classic vintage event.
The Reunion will celebrate the cars and career of an American racing
legend, with a paddock display of many of the most famous cars raced by
Mark Donohue. Confirmed cars include: the 1972 Indy-winning McLaren-Offy;
the '73 Eagle- Offy Indy car; the 1972 Can-Am dominating L&M Porsche
917-10; the 1973 Can-Am champion Sunoco Porsche 917-30; all of the
Donohue-driven, Penske Racing, Camaros and Javelins from the
Trans-Am in the 1960s and early 1970s; the Ferrari 275 LM that Donohue
co-drove with Walter Hansgen in the 1965 Sebring 12 hour; the Sunoco Lola
T70 coupe that won the 1969 Daytona 24 Hour race driven by Donohue and
Chuck Parsons; and the Lola T70 Spyder which brought Donohue the 1967
United States Road Racing Championship.
Many of Mark's teammates from Penske Racing will be attending, including
Karl Kainhofer, Indy Hall-of-Fame crew chief; John "Woody" Woodard, crew
chief on the Porsche 917-10 and 917-30; Ron Fournier, Trans-Am builder;
Chuck Cantwell, team manager; Don Cox, Penske engineer; and Judy Stropus,
Penske timer and scorer.
Another highlight will be a release of a new book from David Bull
Publishing, "Mark Donohue: His Life in Photographs," by Michael
Argetsinger. Argetsinger will be Master of Ceremonies at a Mark Donohue
Tribute breakfast on Sunday morning, July 18.
- Unfair Advantage Racing, Press Release
Mark Donohue Reunion at Road America 2010
Footage courtesy of Paul Powell
Edited and Produced by @RLavigne42
Name: Robert Lavigne
Location: Toronto, Canada
1995 Mountain Dew Mustang Trans-Am Car at Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival 2012
In-car video of the ex-Jon Gooding 1995 Mountain Dew Mustang Trans Am car at the VSCDA's
Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival (ELVF) 2012, Road America.
Roush chassis #030. Engine: 358 CID Ford by Dan Timm. Gearbox: Hewland wide
gear 5 speed. Diff: Ford 9", 3.89:1.
Group 10 race. Starting position P1 (Pole.) Finishing position: First
place. Best lap 2:08.03, maximum speed 184 MPH.
Driver: Colin Comer
Crew: Trent Burmesch and Mitch Jarrett, Colin's Classic Automobiles Racing