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The Golden Age: Trans Am Racing 1968-1972.

Posted in AMC, Camaro, Collector Cars, Detroit, Dodge, Ford, General, Horsepower, muscle cars, Mustang, Pro-Touring, Racing by MrAngry | January 1st, 2011 | 4 Responses |

Trans Am Racing

Back in the mid-1960′s the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) formed the Trans-Am Racing Series that pitted production based vehicles against each other in head to head competition. Trans-Am Racing was unbelievably popular and is still considered by some to be one of the best series ever to have been put together. Picture full-on muscle cars like the Plymouth Barracuda, AMC Javelin, Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro racing head to head on some of the best circuits in United States. These were the days when racing was racing. There was no traction or stability control and no anti-lock brakes. Hell, these cars ran on leaf-springs and in doing so showed us that the old muscle cars of yesteryear truly could go around corners if properly set-up. I was visiting over at Pro-touring.com, a web site that is dedicated to making full-on corner carvers out of vintage American muscle, when I came upon a thread containing some wonderful old photographs of Trans Am racing in its heyday. These photos were taken by Dave Friedman and give us a little insight into how amazing this series really was.

Trans Am Racing

Trans Am Racing

Trans Am Racing

Trans Am Racing

Trans Am Racing

Trans Am Racing

Trans Am Racing

* Photos by Dave Friedman.

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  1. [...] by some to be one of the best series ever to have been put together. Picture full-on [...]Read more… Categories: Uncategorized Tags: Reiter Lamborghini Gallardo Strada Goes, Trans Am Racing, Trans [...]

  2. BigRuss says:

    man we need to bring this back… no offense to NASCAR fans but this is real racing…

  3. Canrith says:

    ^seconded.

  4. BigRuss says:

    im saying 2 classes… one for the V6′s and one for the N/A V8′s… so no superchargers or turbos…. minor bolt on’s that the average joe installs on their personal cars… Intake, Exhaust and performance chip… take a car from the dealership lot, gut it, put a cage/racing seat and them 3 parts… should be better than a nascar race