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.
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
Raw Vintage Trans Am Footage from the 2010 Coronado Speed Festival
2 minutes and 30 seconds of raw and Shaky video of Historic Trans Am Race
cars (group 9) returning to their makeshift garage at the 2010 Coronado
Speed Festival. This was taken when the cars were returning from the first
practice session on 9/29/10. Note all the people walking through the
"garage" area, it's open to all spectators... a great perk of the Coronado
Speed Festival. 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 two day event if you're a
fan of vintage racing.
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.
1971 Trans Am Javelin AMX
This AutoAcademics video of a 1971 Trans Am Javelin AMX replica shows the
attention to detail during the car's restoration. The nostalgic paint
scheme and every sponsor graphic is just as it was on the original Penske
race car. A beautiful 4-year restoration done very well. Contact
www.autoacademics.net for more information. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube
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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
Trans Am Racing 1967
SCCA Trans Am racing series 1967 season overview from The History of the
Trans Am Series 1966-1995 DVD.
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.