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This is the last Trans Am video I made at the 2008 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance (aside from when the selected award winning Trans-Am cars got their awards)


 


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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





Mark Donohue Javelin SST 1970 Stored in Trailer for over 20 years rescued unloaded forklifted
This is a video capturing the unloading of a 1970 Mark Donohue Javelin SST that was stored in a trailer for over 20 years. I was a little scared filming this as I did not want to be posting a video of the destruction of a 1970 Mark Donohue Javelin SST, personally I would have cut the roof off the trailer and taken the car out with a helicopter, not to worry though as there were 2 guys inside the trailer ready to catch the car if it fell or tipped over ...but alas, as risky as it was, a success!!!! 2 other cars were stored in the trailer as well, a super low mile Gremlin and I think it was a 1979 AMX, but this was the treasure we were digging for!!!!!! On the spoiler you will notice "401", this was originally a 390 and if I remember right it is a Big Bad Orange, Orange or Green, it was not a bad re-paint but the inside of the door jam reveals the original color, a nice find!!! The car is in fantastic condition! This was not accomplished on the first attempt, a few mis-fires happened but it all was okay in the end!





1970 Trans-Am Year in Review
Best year of Trans-Am racing!!





Sebring 2008: Javelin 1 of 2
A capture of the AMC Javelin being started up and moved.





1969 Javelin SST 390
A 1969 AMC Javelin SST 390 I shot at the Detroit AutoRama 2013....A very nice one owner car...with a cool History...check it out!!..Make sure you follow me so that you don't miss any of the other cool Cars I shot at this Show!!! Apparel Provided By; http://www.etmotorgear.com/ Check Them Out!!





Sweet Noise
Historic Trans Am race cars warming up in the paddock at the 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races at Laguna Seca. Bud Moore Mustangs, Penske Camaros, AMC Javelins, you name it.





Trans-Am 2
This is another Trans-Am video clip (out of 4) I got at the 2008 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance





2008 Monterey Historics Trans Am Race Camaro # 7 Part 2
2008 Monterey Historics Trans Am Race Camaro # 7 Part 2





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.





Excerpt from the 1973 AMC Javelin intro film
You want Javelin racing? You want 1970's Javelin styling? You want a glimpse of that Pierre Cardin interior? You got it! Torq-O descends into the film mine and hauls out some more automotive gold. This clip is an excerpt from the 1973 Javelin introduction film. AMC fans will see everything that they love about Javelins: Mark Donohue, monster engines, and designer interiors. Want more Javelin? Steer your browser over to ateupwithmotor.com. They have the complete story along with other Javelin clips from the Torq-O Media Archive.





SVRA Historic Trans-Am Race at Watkins Glen 2013
Real Historic Trans-Am Racecars from the best years of American Road Racing. http://svra.com/





AMC Javelin and 1970 BOSS 302 Mustang
These cars were at the Edelbrock Car Show in Torrance, CA. this year.





Monterey Historic Auto Races 2008: Trans-Am Series Racing Cars
Trans-Am race car footage from the Monterey Historic Automobile Races at Laguna Seca, August 2008.





West Coast All AMC Show with AMX III
Lance Lambert travels to Irwindale, CA to an AMC show and an in-depth look at the AMX III. This short excerpt from a longer program shows some of the cars and the AMX 3. Music by Susan and the Surftones. More info at vintagevehicletv.com





AMC AMO 2004
American Motors Owners Association National 2004 Arizona





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