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« on: February 11, 2012, 01:13:50 PM »

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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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 01:25:30 PM »

Race #4, Bryar






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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 02:31:18 AM »

Race #5, Mid-Ohio




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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 12:29:33 PM »

Race #6, Bridgehampton








Race #7, Donnybrooke




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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 06:18:00 PM »

Race #8, Road America










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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2012, 11:43:00 AM »

Race #9, St. Jovite








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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 11:52:31 AM »

Race #10, Watkins Glen




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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 12:06:40 PM »

Race #11, Kent (Seattle)






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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012, 05:06:38 PM »

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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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2012, 06:25:12 PM »

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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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2012, 01:36:24 PM »

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

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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2012, 03:03:39 PM »

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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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2012, 08:19:34 AM »

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






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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2012, 12:35:01 AM »

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






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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2012, 12:22:15 AM »

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


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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2012, 12:25:26 AM »

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


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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2012, 10:40:16 AM »

The race report for Bridgehampton, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).





The rolled over Camaro of Paul Nichter is the same Camaro raced by Rusty Jowett in '69.
It was not destroyed by this crash and still survives today.
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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2012, 12:02:45 AM »

More from Car Life, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70). Here's the sixth race of the season at Donnybrooke.


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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2012, 12:37:52 AM »

Car Life magazine went out of business and obviously did not continue providing coverage of the 1970 Trans-Am
season beyond the Donnybrooke race. Now we go back to Laguna Seca thanks to Hot Rod magazine and Mike K (Swede70).







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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2012, 02:48:46 PM »

More coverage of the '70 Laguna Seca Trans-Am courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).











These two tidbits from the May 2, 1970 issue of Competition Press & Autoweek are courtesy of Robert Barg.





More coverage of Laguna Seca, courtesy of Robert Lodewyk.






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« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2012, 05:35:23 PM »

More SCG coverage of the '70 Trans-Am season, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).









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« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2012, 07:43:55 AM »

More SCG coverage of the 1970 Trans-Am season, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).






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« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2012, 11:13:29 AM »

Further SCG coverage of the 1970 Trans-Am season, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).
This report covers the Road America Trans-Am, where we lost racing great Jerry Titus.






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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2012, 02:58:23 PM »

Editorial from the October, 1970 issue of Sports Car Graphic, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).


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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2012, 04:18:46 PM »

Abbreviated SCG coverage of the next two Trans-Am races, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).
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« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2012, 01:21:36 AM »

SCG coverage of the 1970 Watkins Glen Trans-Am, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).






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« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2012, 08:43:16 AM »

Remaining SCG coverage of the 1970 Trans-Am season, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70). For those
of us who are Camaro fans, it was not a great way to follow up the glory of the '68 and '69 seasons.












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« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2012, 12:31:15 AM »

Laguna Seca race report from Competition Press & Autoweek (Jon Mello Collection)






















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« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2012, 11:31:13 AM »

Lime Rock race report from Competition Press & Autoweek (Jon Mello Collection)
















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« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2012, 07:14:58 AM »

Bryar race report from Competition Press & Autoweek, courtesy of Robert Barg.























(That is not Craig Fisher's Firebird in the photo above. I believe it is Gordon Dewar's Camaro.)
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« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2012, 10:07:16 AM »

Mid-Ohio race report from Competition Press & Autoweek, courtesy of Robert Barg.

















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« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2012, 08:32:21 AM »

Bridgehampton race report from Competition Press & Autoweek (Jon Mello Collection)





















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« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2012, 12:04:45 AM »

Donnybrooke race report from Competition Press & Autoweek (Jon Mello Collection)



















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« Reply #33 on: July 14, 2012, 01:42:34 AM »

Road America race report from Competition Press & Autoweek, courtesy of Ron Lathrop.

More photos and race coverage from RA can be seen here

























A race report from Americana magazine, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).





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St. Jovite race report from Competition Press & Autoweek, courtesy of Robert Barg.




























                                                                                                                                             
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« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2012, 12:39:39 AM »

Watkins Glen race report from Competition Press & Autoweek (Jon Mello Collection)














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« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2012, 07:55:34 AM »

Seattle (Kent) race report from Competition Press and Autoweek (Jon Mello Collection)




















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« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2012, 08:53:22 AM »

Riverside race report from National Speed Sport News (Jon Mello Collection).  Final race of the 1970 Trans-Am season.





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Riverside race report from Competition Press & Autoweek (Jon Mello Collection).









































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Riverside race report from Motor Trend, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).

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« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2012, 01:52:53 AM »

Season Review (Jon Mello Collection)















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« Reply #39 on: July 22, 2012, 01:31:28 AM »

More from the CP&A Season Review (Jon Mello Collection)



















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« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2013, 01:44:40 AM »

Season Review from Circle Track & Highway magazine, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).











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« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2013, 01:23:55 AM »

Courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).





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