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The Cars of Trans-Am Racing: 1966-1972

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The Cars of Trans-Am Racing: 1966-1972

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The legendary history of the pony car wars comes to life in this softcover edition of The Cars of Trans-Am Racing.

The SCCA Trans-Am Racing Series launched in 1966 and was designed to showcase a new class of sporty domestic cars racing on road courses. Each major automotive manufacturer participated heavily in the Trans-Am Series, and in a few short years, it became the ultimate American automobile showdown. When the modified muscle cars of the series were seen performing well on the country’s finest tracks, fans wanted a model of their own in the driveway. These "pony cars" boasted a new look and style not seen before, and their all-around performance eclipsed anything accomplished by production-based American GT cars up to that point.

This softcover edition of The Cars of Trans-Am Racing is unique in that it focuses on the cars used in this legendary series. These vintage Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers, Barracudas, Firebirds, Cougars, and Javelins all are extremely popular with collectors and enthusiasts today. Seeing them in their “full-competition” versions when they were new will bring back many fond memories for those who were fans of this series. In addition, enthusiasts who enjoy these cars today look to the Trans-Am Series cars for styling inspiration and performance hints as part of the growing Pro Touring trend.

Many of these historic cars have been restored to race-ready condition. Additional insight and interviews from the original builders and the teams that maintained the cars provide an insider’s viewpoint never before seen in print. r

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The legendary history of the pony car wars comes to life in this softcover edition of The Cars of Trans-Am Racing.

The SCCA Trans-Am Racing Series launched in 1966 and was designed to showcase a new class of sporty domestic cars racing on road courses. Each major automotive manufacturer participated heavily in the Trans-Am Series, and in a few short years, it became the ultimate American automobile showdown. When the modified muscle cars of the series were seen performing well on the country’s finest tracks, fans wanted a model of their own in the driveway. These "pony cars" boasted a new look and style not seen before, and their all-around performance eclipsed anything accomplished by production-based American GT cars up to that point.

This softcover edition of The Cars of Trans-Am Racing is unique in that it focuses on the cars used in this legendary series. These vintage Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers, Barracudas, Firebirds, Cougars, and Javelins all are extremely popular with collectors and enthusiasts today. Seeing them in their “full-competition” versions when they were new will bring back many fond memories for those who were fans of this series. In addition, enthusiasts who enjoy these cars today look to the Trans-Am Series cars for styling inspiration and performance hints as part of the growing Pro Touring trend.

Many of these historic cars have been restored to race-ready condition. Additional insight and interviews from the original builders and the teams that maintained the cars provide an insider’s viewpoint never before seen in print. r

Pages : 192
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 485 color
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613252697
Product Code : CT562

About the Author

Acknowledgments

Foreword by Walter “Bud” Moore

Introduction

Chapter One: The Perfect Storm

Caretaker Report: Herb Adams’ 1964 Tempest, The Gray Ghost by Mike Sedlak

Chapter Two: Technical Specifications of the SCCA Trans-Am

Chapter Three: 1966: The Birth of Trans-Am

Chapter Four: 1967: From Sedans to Race Cars

Caretaker Report: 1967 Prototype #3668 by David Tom

Chapter Five: The Engineers and the Builders

Chapter Six: 1968: The Year of Muscle

Chapter Seven: 1969: The Trans-Am Turns Pro

Chapter Eight: 1970: The Beginning of the End

Caretaker Report: Dodge Challengers and Plymouth Barracudas by Bryan Skanes

Caretaker Report: 1970 Chaparral Camaro by David Tom

Caretaker Report: The Jerry Titus TG Racing 1970 Firebird by David Tom

Chapter Nine: 1971–1972: Racing Without Factory Support

Chapter Ten The Legacy

Chapter Eleven: Recapturing the Storm

Caretaker Report: My Dad’s Plymouth Barracuda by Gary Savage

Caretaker Report: The Former Kaplan Javelin by Buzz Dyer

Caretaker Report: In Memory of Warren Tope by Doug Rudy

Hunting for Cars and Clues by Neil Karolek

The Cars of Trans-Am Racing: 1966-1972

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