Author Topic: 1970 Trans-Am season review (including "The Trans-Am Trail" by Sam Posey, etc)  (Read 11313 times)

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Thanks to the kind generosity of our own Michael K. (aka Swede70), we have some great coverage of the 1970 Trans-Am
season as described by Sam Posey, driver of the #77 Dodge Challenger that season. Sam was writing these reports for the
often overlooked "Auto Racing" magazine, which offered some great stories but for some reason did not survive past 1971.
Coverage of the entire 1970 Trans-Am season will be posted here.
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Preseason report









Race #1, Laguna Seca









Race #2, Dallas (cancelled due to inclement weather)


Race #3, Lime Rock







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Re: "The Trans-Am Trail" by Sam Posey
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 06:25:30 PM »
Race #4, Bryar






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Re: "The Trans-Am Trail" by Sam Posey
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 07:31:18 AM »
Race #5, Mid-Ohio




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Race #6, Bridgehampton








Race #7, Donnybrooke




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Race #8, Road America










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Race #9, St. Jovite








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Race #10, Watkins Glen




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Race #11, Kent (Seattle)






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Race #12, Riverside (Final race of the season)







Nice Trans-Am photo from 1970 season on this cover below but no race T/A coverage inside. Note polished lip on Minilites.
Good 4-page interview with Parnelli Jones part of this issue.





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This article by Dan Gurney is from Popular Mechanics and discusses the 1970 Trans-Am series. Can't think
of a better place to put is so it goes here for now. Many thanks to Michael K (Swede70) for sharing this!







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Motor Trend interview with Dan Gurney prior to the 1970 season, also courtesy of Mike K. (Swede70).







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This is terrific stuff.  Many thanks to Michael and Jon for posting this. Sure takes me back.

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Motorcade magazine report speculating on who was going to be on what race team for the 1970 Trans-Am season.







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Preseason look at Trans-Am for 1970 as found in the April issue of CARS magazine, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).











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Allan Girdler covered the 1970 Trans-Am season for Car Life magazine. These come courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).






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More from Car Life courtesy of Mike K (Swede70). Here's the second race of the season at Lime Rock.






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The third Trans-Am race of the 1970 season, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).


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