The 1969 Sunoco Camaro championship winning car. Driven by Mark Donohue the entire 1969 Trans-Am Season. It won six races and finished second in another two. The sister car, driven by Ronnie Bucknum finished 3rd in the Championship, and was later destroyed by an earthquake in Mexico.
Trans Am Racing 1967
SCCA Trans Am racing series 1967 season overview from The History of the
Trans Am Series 1966-1995 DVD.
Smokey Yunick 1968 Camaro Trans Am Race Car at Hot Rod - Eastwood
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One of the most legendary race cars of all time made an appearance at the
Hot Rod Magazine 65th Anniversary Homecoming in Pomona in March 2013 - the
1968 Camaro made famous
by Smokey Yunick. Although Yunick never won a Trans Am Race in this car,
he did set numerous speed and endurance records. Do Yenko later purchased
the car and led it to Trans Am victories.
The car was altered in many ways, and much has been written about Smokey
and the tech inspections.
Yunick also built a 1968 Camaro for Trans-Am racing.
Although Yunick set several speed and endurance records with the car at
Bonneville Speedway, with both a 302 cubic inch (~4942 cubic centimeter)
and a 396 cubic inch (~6489 cubic centimeter) engine, it never won a race
while Yunick owned it. It was later sold to Don Yenko, who did win several
races. In typical Yunick fashion, the car, although superficially a stock
Camaro, had acid-dipped
body panels and thinner window glass to reduce weight, the front end of the
body tilted downwards and the windshield laid back for aerodynamics, all
four fenders widened, the front subframe Z'ed (to physically move the front
suspension higher and lower the front of the car) and the floorpan moved up
to lower the car, and many other detailed modifications. The drip rails
were even brought closer to the body for a tiny aerodynamic improvement. A
connector to the engine oil system was extended into the car's interior, to
allow the driver to add oil from a pressurized hose during pit stops. In
order to allow the driver enough freedom of movement, the shoulder harness
was modified to include a cable-ratchet mechanism from a military
helicopter. In 1993, Vic Edelbrock, Jr. purchased and restored the car.
Yunick grew up on a farm in Neshaminy, Pennsylvania and had to drop out of
school to run the farm at age 16, upon the death of his father. This,
however, gave him an opportunity to exercise his talents for improvising
and optimizing mechanical solutions; for instance, constructing a tractor
from the remains of a junked car. In his spare time, he built and raced
motorcycles; this is where he got his nickname, "Smokey," derived from the
behavior of one of his motorcycles.
JCG Restorations 1968 Camaro -- /BIG MUSCLE
Tucked away in a small industrial park in Oxnard, CA sits JCG Restorations
& Customs, a moderately sized shop that has built some of the best
performing pro-touring cars that we've ever driven. Now generally we don't
focus in on shops, however when the owners of three of our best test cars
start dropping names, we tend to listen. Originally we descended on JCG to
drive Blu Balz, a stunning 1968 Camaro owned by one Karl Dunn.
However since Mother Nature decided to water the Earth that day, we put our
original plans on hold and got shop owner Cris Gonzalez to give us the in's
and out's of what it takes to make a stellar pro-touring car.
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.
Moffat 1969 Trans Am Mustang in-car footage. Fantastic noise!
Allan Moffat's immortal 1969 Trans Am Mustang is one of the greats of
Australian motorsport. Winning 101 of 151 races it was also one of the most
successful in our nations racing history. Here is some in car footage from
the Gold Coast 600 Legends demonstration event, taking it easy as there is
a lot of concrete there to hit! See more of this car and others from the
Bowden Collection here at www.bowdensown.com.au