Can someone please tell me why we can’t bring back the Trans Am series like the one run back in the early 70’s. I mean just stop for a moment and look at this thing. This is the 1971 AMC Javelin of Mark Donohue that won the 1971 SCCA Trans-Am Championship. You wanna’ talk about some hardcore car porn, than look no further. From the dual exhaust cutting in through the rocker panel, to the strut-braced front air-dam, to the patriotic paint scheme and mini-light style wheels, this 1971 AMC Javelin is a ride that makes us car guys get that fuzzy feeling in all the right places.
This particular 1971 Javelin was the last Trans Am car to be driven by driver Mark Donohue and in the 1971 season took the SCCA Trans-Am Championship by racking up seven wins in ten events. For all of us guys that are into the modern muscle car movement, or dig the pro-touring style of automobile, cars like this Javelin are the reason why.
As kids this is what we grew up with, it’s what we saw on TV and what we lusted after day in and day out. Mustangs, Camaros, Javelins and Challengers were all ripping it up and in that time unknowingly creating one of the coolest race series in the history of motor sport.
The above video contains footage of that 1971 Trans Am season and is probably one of the best that I’ve seen. This was motor racing at its finest in a style that will never be seen again. Oh… and by the way, it’s for sale. Click here to learn more.