Trans Am racing
trans am cars racing
NOTE this is not the music i wanted to have in the background. this is what youtube made me do. please do not leave any comment on the music i already know it is not very good. IT IS NOT WHAT I WANTED IT TO BE!
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.
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 at the Hillclimb Reitnau Bergrennen - Great V8 Sound!! FV.3
Genialer Pontiac TRANS AM von Roger Bolliger / Schweiz.
Thanks to http://www.fingervideo.ch/ for the additional footage...
Pontiac Trans Am 1971 , Clone des Rennfahrzeugs von Jerry Titus ( Trans Am Serie 1970 )
Vollaluminium Pontiac Motor von Butler Performance in Leoma, Tennesse.
Hubraum 496 cubic inch ( 8075 ccm )
700 PS bei 6100 rpm
860 Newtonmeter bei 4000 rpm ,
4 Gang Getriebe ,
Spitzengeschwindigkeit bei 7000 rpm, 311 km/h
Roger Bolliger fährt Rennen beim http://www.histo-cup.at/
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.