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. In
a few short years it became the ultimate American automobile showdown,
as each major automotive manufacturer participated heavily in the
Trans-Am Series. 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 to this point.
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 have become
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. Additionally,
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
Many of these historic cars have been restored to race-ready
condition once again. Additional insight and interviews from the
original builders and the teams who maintained the cars provides an
insider?s viewpoint never before seen in print.
First-ever look at this series from a mechanical perspective,
rather than a race results perspective.
Features many photographs that have never been seen in print
This will be the only book in print on this very popular series.
About the Author
David Tom is the Founder and Registrar of the Historic Trans-Am
Registry. He restores historic racing cars in his Apache Junction,
Arizona headquarters. David recently finished the restoration of Bud
Moore?s 1966 Mercury Comet, just in time for it to be on-hand for
Moore?s induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.