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
Six races on, at the end of the season, Alfa took the overall honours in the U2 class, the Ford Mustang lifted the cup in the O2 class, and several million fans were left with their tongues hanging out - and their ears ringing - waiting for the '67 season to start. Ford took the top honours that next season, but the new Sunoco-sponsored Penske-prepped, Mark Donahue-driven Camaros stole the show in '68 and '69. In 1970, desperate to get in on the sales action, AMC, the American Car Corporation, made its own theft, signing Penske and Donahue to run its team of Javelins. The series was now up to 11 races and the number of spectators at races regularly topped 200,000.