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1969 Penske Trans-Am Camaro

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.


 


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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1968 ex-Sunoco Penske Team Trans-Am Camaro
Bill Bryan's Sunoco Camaro doesn't like to go slow--it was creatively engineered to defend the Trans-Am championship against Ford and Chrysler and is one of four Sunoco Camaros known to exist today.





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.





SVRA Historic Trans-Am Race at Watkins Glen 2013
Real Historic Trans-Am Racecars from the best years of American Road Racing. http://svra.com/





1967 Trans-Am "Cougar Caper" part 1
Short video (part 1 of 3) of the inaugural 1967 SCCA Trans-Am season, featuring the Mercury Cougar team and driver Dan Gurney.





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





Mighty 700hp Pontiac TRANS AM Race Winner
Roger Bolliger's PONTIAC TRANS AM





2008 Monterey Historics Trans Am Race Camaro # 7 Part 1
2008 Monterey Historics Trans Am Race Camaro # 7 Part 1





1969 Trans Am Road Racing Donnybrooke Speedway
July 6, 1969 Donneybrooke Raceway Brainerd, Minnesota Trans American Road Racing Series short film. Thanks to 44THBG for the location.





1968 "Trans Am" Camaro - GoPro Race Footage
Frank Grimaldi races his fast and loud vintage 1968 "Trans Am" Chevy Camaro around the new 1.7 mile road course at Thompson Speedway. The car is a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro. Engine is a 302 cubic inch V8 with a single 4 barrel carburetor and the transmission is a 4 speed. The car is basically set up per the 1969 SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) TransAm series specifications and has been upgraded to SVRA( Sports Car Vintage Racing Organization ) Group 6 specifications. The car is also a rare SCCA Brass Tag A-Sedan.Obtained at the 1972 Lime Rock Trans Am race. It was also registered as an SVRA Historic Racecar in 1993.





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





Glenora Run in a 1969 Camaro Z/28 DZ 302
Clips from the annual Glenora Run in watkins glen during vintage weekend. Camera is in a all original 1969 Camaro z/28 dz 302.





Trans Am Racing 1967
SCCA Trans Am racing series 1967 season overview from The History of the Trans Am Series 1966-1995 DVD.





Mark Donohue Tribute - Take 2 (Edited and Produced by Robert Lavigne. Footage via Paul Powell)
http://forums.autosport.com/lofiversion/index.php/t117562-450.html Mark Donohue Reunion 2010 to be celebrated at Road America -- July 15-18 Press Release Mark Donohue: Technical Excellence at Speed by Michael Argetsinger Unfair Advantage Racing and Road America, announce the Mark Donohue Reunion 2010, to be held at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, on July 15-18 in conjunction with the Koehler International Classic vintage event. The Reunion will celebrate the cars and career of an American racing legend, with a paddock display of many of the most famous cars raced by Mark Donohue. Confirmed cars include: the 1972 Indy-winning McLaren-Offy; the '73 Eagle- Offy Indy car; the 1972 Can-Am dominating L&M Porsche 917-10; the 1973 Can-Am champion Sunoco Porsche 917-30; all of the Donohue-driven, Penske Racing, Camaros and Javelins from the Trans-Am in the 1960s and early 1970s; the Ferrari 275 LM that Donohue co-drove with Walter Hansgen in the 1965 Sebring 12 hour; the Sunoco Lola T70 coupe that won the 1969 Daytona 24 Hour race driven by Donohue and Chuck Parsons; and the Lola T70 Spyder which brought Donohue the 1967 United States Road Racing Championship. Many of Mark's teammates from Penske Racing will be attending, including Karl Kainhofer, Indy Hall-of-Fame crew chief; John "Woody" Woodard, crew chief on the Porsche 917-10 and 917-30; Ron Fournier, Trans-Am builder; Chuck Cantwell, team manager; Don Cox, Penske engineer; and Judy Stropus, Penske timer and scorer. Another highlight will be a release of a new book from David Bull Publishing, "Mark Donohue: His Life in Photographs," by Michael Argetsinger. Argetsinger will be Master of Ceremonies at a Mark Donohue Tribute breakfast on Sunday morning, July 18. - Unfair Advantage Racing, Press Release Mark Donohue Reunion at Road America 2010 Footage courtesy of Paul Powell Edited and Produced by @RLavigne42 Name: Robert Lavigne Location: Toronto, Canada Web: http://rlavigne42.com





1970 Trans Am Mustang Dyno Pull
1970 Mustang Historic Trans Am race car with Boss 302 on JBA chassis Dyno laying down 455 rear wheel horsepower.





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