Old Trans-Am racers revisited
Big, old and bold – racing just ain’t racing unless you’re in historic Trans Ams. Just remember to wear some serious ear plugs...
Posted: 28 Oct 2010
The Trans-American Sedan Championship, or Trans-Am, is the US version of the BTCC. It was started in the mid-Sixties when the first sports saloons, the Mini Cooper S, the Lotus Cortina and Alfa Romeo GTVs, started trickling into the States and blowing the doors off the local iron at Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) races. Seeing the huge potential for a ‘win on Sunday, sell on Monday' marketing strategy, the US manufacturers signed up and the pony cars, the Mustangs, Darts, Barracudas and later the Camaro, Challengers and Javelins became the stars of the series.