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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.


 


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Mont Tremblant Vintage Trans Am racing
July 9, 2011 http://www.lecircuit.com/index.cfm





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.





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.





Trans-Am 4
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)





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 Series Racing Cars: 2010 Monterey Historics Part 2 of 2: Track
1966-1972 Trans-Am racing cars on the track. Check this video too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YruA8hxPgOA





Historic Trans-Am race cars at the 2008 Monterey Historics
20+ vintage Trans-Am cars driving through the paddock on their way out to the morning practice session. Also some footage of the same cars braking & downshifting into turn 11 during the session. Crank the volume!





LS7 1967 Vengeance Streetfigher Camaro Preview
Check out Totem's vid here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbglAZ6NmkE&feature=related The parts list is at the end.





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 other Chaparrals.





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!





Historic NASCAR Stock Cars at 2010 Monterey Historics
Historic Stock Cars at the 2010 Monterey Historic Automobile races.





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.




Which car is faster? Which Car is Faster?





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