Trans Am racing 1970
Recently restored footage of a film called Trans Am Countdown made in 1970
showcasing the Javelin AMC race team with Mark Donohue and Rodger Pensky
Look at the clarity and color of this film even with major compression on
the web this looks fantastic like it was shot yesterday this come from the
original NEG and he complete film is available at www.carfilms.com on DVD
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
Plymouth AAR Cuda at Goodwood
Gary Savage driving the factory AAR Cuda Trans-Am racer at the Goodwood
Festival of Speed in England. Second quick in class with a 59 second run,
coming in just behind Darrell Waltrip driving his Championship winning 1985
Chevy Monte Carlo sponsored by Budweiser. Updates on other events can be
found at: www.myspace.com/garysavage
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,
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.
Trans Am 1967
A segment out of the dvd TA67
This is green valley Raceway see the cars get air on the front straight
Trans Am racing
trans am cars racing
NOTE this is not the music i wanted to have in the background. this is what
youtube made me do. please do not leave any comment on the music i already
know it is not very good. IT IS NOT WHAT I WANTED IT TO BE!
1967 Shelby Mustang Terlingua Coupe
Original S-Code 390c/u with a 4 speed transmission. Shelby Trans Am coupe
Motor: Ford 302 Roller Block, 347c/u, Solid lifters, Probe Pistons,
Aluminum Heads, Comp Cam XR-286 R-10,
Transmission: Tremec TKO600 RR Transmission
Canton 9qt. road race oil pan and windage tray
Front Suspension: Total Control upper and lower control arms, Total Control
Coil-Overs, Total Control Rack & Pinion, 1 1/4" Sway Bar
Brakes: SSBC 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
Cooling: Big Block Radiator with dual electric fans
Fuel: Holly 650 d/p Carb.
22 Gallon Fuel Safe
Exhaust: JBA Headers, Magna-Flow
Tubular Mufflers Side exit pipes,
Rear Suspension: Pan Hard bar, 9" Posi rear, 389:1 ratio, Spax Adj. Shocks,
5 leaf rear springs, Traction Bars,
Wheels: PSE 15" x 8" Tires: Dunlop 245/50/15,
Set-up JBA racing
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 .
Shelby GT350 Racing in Pueblo - Part 1
Great in-car footage from the Trans-Am Feature race at Pueblo Motorsports
Park on June 2, 2006. Starting on back row in 20th to slice way up to 4th
place finish! Lots of passing! Note: Gary had never been in this car
before, aside from a few warm up laps before this race and this was the
first time he'd run this track!) First 10 minutes of 17 minute video.
Part 2 is last 7 minutes. Updates on events can be found at:
Full version available at:
Plymouth AAR Cuda at Laguna Seca
Gary Savage in the factory AAR 'Cuda Trans-Am racer at Laguna Seca at the
Monterey Historics. The car had a bad brake master cylinder that weekend.
Updates on other events can be found at: www.myspace.com/garysavage