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 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.
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
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.
SAAC Historic Trans-Am Race, 2010, Infineon Raceway, CA.
Jim Hague, driving Ken Epsman' '71 AMC Trans-Am Javelin, battles with the
lead pack...action picks-up @1/2 thru race til finish. SAAC (Shelby
American Automobile Club) National Event held Aug 27-29, 2010, Infineon
Raceway, Sonoma, CA.
riverside Grand Prix 1965 Can Am racing
RIVERSIDE GRAND PRIX 1965
Very rare coverage of riverside raceway in 1965
This film shows the race from start to finish with Criss Economakie and
Phil Hill calling all the shots
The only footage known of fords first attempt at the Can Am circuit showing
the ford X-1 gt this is a GT40 extended and with the top cut off. Footage
of racing Cheetahs also Chaparral with Hap Sharp driving, drivers Bob
Bondurant, Parnelli Jones and many other names you will recognize from the
you can get this DVD at
go to American challenge this DVD has 2 films American Challenge showing
the Shelby Amrican team at Daytona and Sebring, and times Grand Prix of
NEW!! SHELBY GOES RACING WITH FORD
From the archives of Car Films a newly restored film
Shelby Goes racing With Ford.
There have been a few copies of this film floating around on DVD or VHS but
they are the old transfer made back in the early 80's from an old scratched
We found a very good print of this film and had it digitally transferred.
The complete film is available on dvd with the 1 hr documentary "Cobra Day
at the Petersen Museum."
This film is one of the rarest and most historically significant in the
Ford library, showing the origin of the Shelby racing legacy.
Get this film at www.carfilms.com
Go to Cobra Day at the Petersen Museum