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Historic Trans Am cars warming up

Laguna Seca Historic races, Aug. 2008


 


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Trans-Am Series Racing Cars Paddock 2005 Monterey Historics Part 1 of 2
Trans-Am cars in the paddock and leaving the paddock at the Monterey Historic Races in 2005. Penske Javelins & Camaros, Bud Moore and Gurney Mustangs, Sam Posey's Challanger, Jim Hall's Chaparral Camaro, Jerry Titus's Firebird, Smokey Yunick's Camaro.





1970 Dodge Challenger Trans-Am
Ah yes, the Famous Sublime green Challenger T/A... which originally was all green (aside from number?) but Sam Posey, one of the drivers (other was Swede Savage I believe), thought it looked too wild/hurt his eyes, so had Dodge paint the roof black and put the RT stripe on the side...





Monterey Historic Auto Races 2008: Trans-Am Series Racing Cars
Trans-Am race car footage from the Monterey Historic Automobile Races at Laguna Seca, August 2008.





We love Amcars
This is a video about a small community in the middle of Norway where the inhabitants share a large common interest - Amcars. Originally, only a few cars was meant to show up at the occasion of making a story in the Amcar Magazine of Norway. Instead, the few who knew about this encouraged all their neighbours who owned an Amcar to come. And so they did. The video is made by Niels Krogsgaard. Amcar Magazine of Norway (http://www.amcar.no).





Sweet Noise
Historic Trans Am race cars warming up in the paddock at the 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races at Laguna Seca. Bud Moore Mustangs, Penske Camaros, AMC Javelins, you name it.





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





Cheetah warm up at Road America
Short video of a Cheetah start up, warm up, and drive away at Road America. Engine (383 SBC) built at Mick's Automotive.





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.





Historic Trans-Am race cars at the 2008 Monterey Historics
20+ vintage Trans-Am cars driving through the paddock on their way out to the morning practice session. Also some footage of the same cars braking & downshifting into turn 11 during the session. Crank the volume!





1st lap, Historic Trans-Am Race, Wine Country Classic 2008
Historic Trans-Am race including over and under 2.5 liter cars. 2008 Wine Country Classic





1972 Trans Am off-idle throttle response
Razor sharp tuning provides instant throttle response from the 455 HO engine.





Historic Trans Am Racing from Lime Rock 2003 : 1967 Mercury Cougar
This is the Historic Trans Am Group Monday flag race from the Lime Rock Park Vintage Festival, 2003 Labor Day Weekend in Lakeville, CT





11 minutes of Historic Trans-Am race car warmups
Walking amidst 20+ historic Trans-Am race cars warming their engines before theTrans-Am race at the 2008 Monterey Historics. Some really beautiful cars making glorious V8 noise. Sorry for the shaky camera - I was trying to film the cars as they started up and revved while not bumping into anyone. These cars made quite a stir so everyone was hanging out taking it all in.





1970 dodge challenger trans am
this is sam posey's trans am race car





Historic Trans Am Racing at 2008 Road America KIC
Inside Adam Rupp's RT Racing #33 Mustang during the Group 6 (Historic Production GTO) race at Road America's 2008 KIC.





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