Sunoco Camaro Celebrates a Tribute to Trans Am Racing at The Petersen Automotive Museum
Come to the Tribute to Trans Am Racing at The Petersen Automotive Museum
Thursday, November 12 to see this legendary car and its peers, meet Trans
Am racing icons, and hear how they bent the rules, plus cocktails, dinner,
an auction of Trans Am memorabilia, a short film, and more! Trans Am race
cars will also be on display from November 12 - December 13! Tickets are
available at: www.petersen.org
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
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
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
This time at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the 35th Monterey Historic
Trans Am 1967
A segment out of the dvd TA67
This is green valley Raceway see the cars get air on the front straight
Smokey Yunick 1968 Camaro Trans Am Race Car at Hot Rod - Eastwood
Visit Eastwood: http://www.eastwood.com
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.
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