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Documentary: Trans Am 1970

Submitted by on February 11, 2010

Here are some video snippets from a documentary called Trans Am 1970.

The 1970 Trans Am series is regarded by most racing enthusiasts as the high water mark of American road racing.

Six full factory teams prepared for battle in the 1970 championship, each with elite driving talent. Chevrolet had the Chaparral Chevy Camaro Z28 team with Jim Hall, Ed Leslie, and Vic Elford. Ford’s Bud Moore Boss 302 Mustangs were driven by Parnelli Jones and George Follmer. Plymouth’s All American Racing ‘Cudas were peddled by Dan Gurney and Swede Savage. Sam Posey, and occasionally Tony Adamowicz, drove Ray Caldwell’s Autodynamics Challenger TA, Jerry Titus had the Pontiac TransAm, and Roger Penske’s Sunoco AMC Javelin team starred Mark Donohue and Peter Revson. A rich line up of stars indeed!

The series took place on classic American circuits like Laguna Seca, Lime Rock, Mid Ohio, Bridge Hampton, Donnybrooke and ended at Kent Washington.

After a fierce season long battle, Parnelli Jones took the championship in his Ford Mustang, by one point from Mark Donohue in the Penske run AMC Javelins.

The full length DVD is available from CarFilms.com for us$19.95

More info on the 1970 series here

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