Vintage Mustang Verses Corvette at Historic Road America - Driver Randy Rupp
Climb aboard the RT Restorations (www.rtrestorations.net) prepared 1969 vintage Trans Am road racing Mustang. This footage was captured during the 2011 VSCDA ELVF at historic Road America in beautiful Elkhart Lake, WI.
Owner/Driver: Randy Rupp
1974 Pontiac Trans Am 455 start up
Firing it up and turning on the fans. Wearing the custom silver Trans Am
ring I designed and had made that matches the car. Starts right up and
idles well, at around 1300 RPM in neutral, due to the large cam. In the
last few months I had to completely go through the MSD Probillet
distributor, which, like the engine has about 300 miles on it. Was driving
it home from a local show and started running terribly, backfiring etc,
barely made it. Opened up the dist and it was full of rust and oxidized
aluminum particles, amazing it ran at all. The car is in dry and sunny So.
CA. Turns out this is a problem with these distributors, as when I called
MSD they first denied it was, but then described how it happens and sent me
a ready-made diagram showing how to drill holes and vent the cap to prevent
it from happening again in the future, and have a service set up to repair
them for 120.00... Did it myself, although I did have to buy a new cap and
rotor. New cap has a vent, surprise... Had to clean the rust and oxidation
from every single part with my Dremel using wire brushes then sandpaper,
then painted the surfaces (except for the inductor rib and pickup faces)
with clear lacquer on their recommendation. Then did a valve adjustment as
the roller rockers were a bit out and it runs like a top.
Mustang GT-1 Trans Am Racing at Road America
Take a few laps in my 1998 Mustang GT-1 TA car at Road America
during the 2011 Kohler International Challenge Group 10 race as I battle
current Grand Am and World Challenge cars piloted by road racing legends
Jack Baldwin and Brian Kubinski. Thanks to my great crew, RT Restorations,
and George and Cheri Forge from Motor Masters that helped me land this old
girl right in the middle of Winner's Circle! Be sure to watch in HD and
don't miss the "on the grass pass" of the Cobra Challenge car into turn 12,
or the race up the hill into turn 6 to grab 2nd place from the WC Corvette.
1995 Mountain Dew Mustang Trans-Am Car at Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival 2012
In-car video of the ex-Jon Gooding 1995 Mountain Dew Mustang Trans Am car at the VSCDA's
Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival (ELVF) 2012, Road America.
Roush chassis #030. Engine: 358 CID Ford by Dan Timm. Gearbox: Hewland wide
gear 5 speed. Diff: Ford 9", 3.89:1.
Group 10 race. Starting position P1 (Pole.) Finishing position: First
place. Best lap 2:08.03, maximum speed 184 MPH.
Driver: Colin Comer
Crew: Trent Burmesch and Mitch Jarrett, Colin's Classic Automobiles Racing