Trans-Am Series Racing Cars: 2010 Monterey Historics Part 1 of 2: Paddock

1966-1972 Trans-Am series racing cars in the paddock. Trans-Am Sound-O-Rama.

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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





1969 Boss 302 Trans Am Dan Gurney Race Prototype
https://www.youtube.com/user/MustangConnection1 Beautifully restored 1969 Shelby Trans Am Mustang Boss 302 that belonged to Dan Gurney. There were only three cars built for the 1969 season and this car chassis 9F02R-112073 was the prototype, test car, and Ford media car. The car was driven by Dan Gurney at Kent and he then practiced with it at Sears Point. Peter Revson drove it at Laguna Seca finishing 4th overall for the car's best result of the 1969 season. The car was then used as a test car at Bud Moore's shop, raced by John Gimbel of Dark Horse Racing, went back to Bud Moore, and was then sold to Daher Racing from Guadalajara Mexico. Believe it or not, the car found its way back to Bud Moore who then sold it to Danny Moore. Danny Moore used this vehicle to win the SCCA National Championship. It was in 2003 that the 1969 Shelby Trans Am Mustang Boss 302 was restored by Phil Gallant. The Shelby Racing Team Boss 302 was restored to "a very high concours standard with as many of the original parts retained as possible". Tony Oddo of T.O.E Performance Products rebuilt the 8 cylinder engine to produce 527hp with 420 ft lbs of torque. Last known asking price was $1,100,000.





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, 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.




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