My buddy Dale snapped his Crankshaft, and had 2 weeks to get it back on the track. Well, pushing almost all my clients aside, she is ready to race at Willow Springs California. DePalma Motorsports 818-904-0302
1967 Shelby Mustang Terlingua Coupe
Original S-Code 390c/u with a 4 speed transmission. Shelby Trans Am coupe
Motor: Ford 302 Roller Block, 347c/u, Solid lifters, Probe Pistons,
Aluminum Heads, Comp Cam XR-286 R-10,
Transmission: Tremec TKO600 RR Transmission
Canton 9qt. road race oil pan and windage tray
Front Suspension: Total Control upper and lower control arms, Total Control
Coil-Overs, Total Control Rack & Pinion, 1 1/4" Sway Bar
Brakes: SSBC 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
Cooling: Big Block Radiator with dual electric fans
Fuel: Holly 650 d/p Carb.
22 Gallon Fuel Safe
Exhaust: JBA Headers, Magna-Flow
Tubular Mufflers Side exit pipes,
Rear Suspension: Pan Hard bar, 9" Posi rear, 389:1 ratio, Spax Adj. Shocks,
5 leaf rear springs, Traction Bars,
Wheels: PSE 15" x 8" Tires: Dunlop 245/50/15,
Set-up JBA racing
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
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.
TRANS AM 1968
LOOK and LISTEN to this opening of a film called Trans Am The Race, made in
If this does not bring chilles up your spine you are dead or gay!!
Trans Am racing in the mid 60's though the early 70's was the most exciting
era of auto racing EVER!!
Get the entire film on DVD at carfilms.com
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 Mustangs
Trans Am was a racing series that started in the late '60s before 'Trans
Am' the car, by Pontiac, existed. These are various pictures of some of the
Trans Am Mustangs that
raced in this series from 1966 to 1970.