Author Topic: 1970 Trans-Am season review (including "The Trans-Am Trail" by Sam Posey, etc)  (Read 11545 times)

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


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


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









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






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


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






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






















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
















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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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