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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


 


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Jim Hull fires up his 1935 Bugatti 57SC
Jim Hull fires up his 1935 Bugatti 57SC. Listen to the epic Exhaust SOUND





Jaguar Coupe "Black Pearl" Custom - James Hetfield
See The World's Greatest Sports Coupes on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum http://bit.ly/QdoOUy Metallica vocalist and hot rod aficionado James Hetfield commissioned well-known fabricator Marcel DeLay to construct a custom coupe body for his 1948 Jaguar saloon. Built virtually from scratch, the aluminum and steel body was conceptualized by custom car designer Rick Dore who drew inspiration from the great European coachbuilders of the 1930s. Gold trim is used to accentuate the sleek art deco form and the custom cream interior created by Ron Mangus contrasts well with the elegantly dark exterior. Black Pearl was well received at the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show, displayed in bare metal before being painted black for the following year. A fitting acknowledgement of its Grammy award winning owner, Black Pearl was recently honored with the Custom D'Elegance and Sam Barris Memorial Awards and won every award for which it was eligible at the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show.





The New Petersen
Please enjoy this preview of a new, revitalized Petersen Museum designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and Associates. If you enjoy the music and would like to know more about the composer, go to: http://brianlangsbard.com/ or http://facebook.com/brianlangsbard.





How to move a million dollar concept car
Watch as the team carefully maneuvers this one of a kind concept car into our new California Car Design exhibit. www.Petersen.org





Fritz Schenck restores Ed Roth's Captain Pepi "Megacycle" .m4v
To contact Fritz for custom builds, restorations and paint email spritzbyfrtiz@aol.com or call 816-322-2205. To see more of Fritz's work www.spritzbyfritz.com. Fritz Schenck restores Ed Roth's "Captain Pepi" also known as the "Megacycle". Special thanks to our beautiful pinup model Kat Creason.





Mark Donohue Tribute - Take 2 (Edited and Produced by Robert Lavigne. Footage via Paul Powell)
http://forums.autosport.com/lofiversion/index.php/t117562-450.html Mark Donohue Reunion 2010 to be celebrated at Road America -- July 15-18 Press Release 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 Web: http://rlavigne42.com





1987 SCCA Bendix Trans-Am Race Sears Point, Sonoma, CA 1 of 5
1 of 5 Some great racing at Sears Point in the 1987 SCCA Bendix Trans Am - including some really cool in-car video of the Roush Merkur XR4Ti beasts, in their 4cylinder turbo trim during this race (later converted to V8 -- note I raced against these cars up in Portland at last years historics race, you can see some in-car of that on my channel as well) -- There are also some interviews with a very young Scott Pruett here too (Formula-1 Scott? :) ).





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.





Trans-Am Series Racing Cars 2005 Monterey Historics Part 2 of 2
Trans-Am cars at the Laguna Seca corkscrew at the Monterey Historic Races in 2005. Penske Javelins & Camaros, Bud Moore and Gurney Mustangs, Sam Posey's Challanger, Jim Hall's Chaparral Camaro, Jerry Titus's Firebird, Smokey Yunick's Camaro.





VW Autostadt Wolfsburg Germany Auto Museum with beautifull Classic cars.
VW Autostadt Wolfsburg Germany Auto Museum with beautifull Classic cars.





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.





TRANS AM 1968
LOOK and LISTEN to this opening of a film called Trans Am The Race, made in 1968 If this does not bring chilles up your spine you are dead or gay!! Trans Am racing in the mid 60's though the early 70's was the most exciting era of auto racing EVER!! Get the entire film on DVD at carfilms.com





Trans-Am 6
All the cars returning from their parade to Carmel.





NZV8TV Ep8 - Trans Am Jaguar XKR, V8 Merc, Chev Camaro, House of Kolor - part 1
More at http://www.v8.co.nz On Track: Kevin Boveys Trans Am spec Jaguar XKR GT1 car, as seen in NZV8 Issue 41. Kevin built the car from the ground up, and although we arent usually too fond of Euros the car has to be seen to be believed. Speaking of Euros, we found a V8 powered Mercedes doing laps with the Production Muscle Cars class at Pukekohe. Its low, loud, tubbed and blown its Tony Etheridges Camaro. The word extreme doesnt really describe this car. Without doubt the Camaro is one of the wildest street cars the country has ever seen. Kandy My Car: The founder of House Of Kolor paint is on his way to NZ and while he's here he's going to custom paint a car.





Raw Vintage Trans Am Racing at the 2010 Coronado Speed Festival
3 minutes and 34 seconds of raw and Shaky video of Historic Trans Am Racing (group 9) at the 2010 Coronado Speed Festival. Footage was taken next to the wall at turn 9. If you're looking for quality footage, this isn't it. But, even the best footage couldn't convey the brutal awesomeness of these machines. I highly recommend attending this event if you're a fan of vintage racing.




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