Trans-Am Series Racing Cars Paddock 2005 Monterey Historics Part 1 of 2
Trans-Am cars in the paddock and leaving the paddock 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.
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.
The Cars of Mark Donohue
Some of the cars that Mark Donohue made famous. Included in the video are
several of his Trans Am Camaro's, his Championship Trans
Am Javelin, and the last car he ever won a race in, his IROC Porsche 911.
Filmed the Mark Donohue Reunion at Road America during the Kohler
International Challenge with Brian Redman, July 15, 2010.
Visit http://www.prdaracing.com/ for more on this event.
Trans Am Racing 1967
SCCA Trans Am racing series 1967 season overview from The History of the
Trans Am Series 1966-1995 DVD.
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
Trans Am 1967
A segment out of the dvd TA67
This is green valley Raceway see the cars get air on the front straight
Chaparral 2J @ 2005 Monterey Historics
Demonstration laps of the Chaparral 2J driven by Vic Elford during the 2005
Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca. The 2J had two fans at the rear driven
by a snowmobile engine to evacuate air from beneath the car, sucking the
car to the road. In the video you can hear the snowmobile engine over the
bass note of the Chevy V8. Phil Hill & Jim Hall are driving two of the
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!
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
Historic Racing - Camaro vs 911
Vintage racing from Mission British Columbia,May 2006. Battle between a 911
and a first gen Camaro.
Other large bore cars like Corvettes and Jaguar E-types.