The Trans-American Sedan Championship (Trans-Am) was founded in 1966 by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).
The first race was held on March 25, 1966, at Sebring International Raceway as a support event to the 12-Hours of Sebring. Future Formula One champion Jochen Rindt captured the overall and Under two-liter category. The Over two-liter class went to Bob Tullius and Tony Adamowicz, driving a Dodge Dart.
At the 2008 Mobil 1 12-Hours of Sebring, the Historic Trans-Am Group made their first visit to Sebring International Raceway. The Historic Trans-Am Group was created to recreate the original Trans-Am series from 1966 to 1972.
Only cars that competed in the series from 1966 to 1972 are eligible to join the group and proof is required. Historic Trans Am cars may be restored but must not be upgraded. Replacement components must be the same type and style; however, modern materials are encouraged to promote safety.
2 – This 1972 AMC Javelin was originally raced by Roy Woods, Mark Donohue, George Follmer and Vic Elford. In 1972, Woods had two car Javelin team. He and Follmer did most of the driving under the banner of Roy Woods Racing. During the season, Follmer collected four victories, while Woods' best results were a pair of third-place finishes. Follmer's performances during the year earned him the driver's crown and American Motors their second consecutive Trans Am manufacturer's title. At this year's Sebring event, the Javelin was driven by Scott Rubin and is owned by Ken Epsman.
3 – This 1968 AMC Javelin was driven by Jerry Grant. Grant shared the car with Skip Scott at the Sebring 12-Hour endurance event in 1968. Unfortunately, they did not finish. At the present time, the Javelin belongs to Paul James.
6 – This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 passed through the hands of many drivers - Craig Fisher, Bob Johnson, Larry Gilbride, Francois Guertin and Mark Donohue. Donohue failed to finish the season's first race at Daytona International Speedway while competing in the Camaro. However, at the 12-Hours of Sebring, he finished in the runner-up position. Donohue shared the car with Craig Fisher in round seven at Marlboro Speedway and the pair grabbed the victory. He ended the year with wins at Stardust International Raceway and Pacific Raceways. The Camaro is currently owned and driven by Patrick Ryan.
11 – Larry Drover competed in the Trans Am series with this 1970 Chevrolet Camaro. It is now owned by Stephen Sorenson, with the driving shared by Sorenson and Dan Walters.
13 (Orange) – This 1970 Chevrolet Camaro was originally campaigned by Warren Agor. His first start of the season was round two at Lime Rock Park, where he finished seventh. The highlight of Agor's year was a sixth-place result at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The Camaro is now driven and owned by Ed Dwyer.
13 (Black and Gold) – Vic Edelbrock, Jr. owns this 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by his daughter Camee Edelbrock. Edelbrock is the son of Vic Edelbrock, Sr., who is considered one of the founders of the Hot Rod culture. The Edelbrock company, founded by Senior, continues to manufacture and sell performance automotive aftermarket parts.
15 – The No. 15 1969 Boss 302 Mustang was raced by George Follmer. Follmer was teammates with Parnelli Jones. Follmer collected his only victory of the season in round four at the Bridgehampton Race Circuit. In the year's second half, Mark Donohue was unbeatable and won the manufactures title for Chevrolet. The car is now owned and driven by Vic Edelbrock, Jr.
18 – This 1967 Dodge Dart was initially raced by Ron Grable and Jim Hensel. There is just one record of Grable driving the Dart. He retired with an engine issue in 1967 at the Mission Bell Trophy 250. Gary Underwood owns and drives the car at Historic Trans-Am events.
22 – This 1968 Ford Mustang was originally raced by Bill Maier. It is currently owned and driven by Gary Goeringer.
33 - Jerry Titus drove this 1967 Shelby Mustang. Titus shared driving duties in the longer events with John McComb. Titus would win four of twelve events during 1967. His performance contributed to Ford winning the Over 2.0-Liter manufacturers championship. The car is currently owned by Gary Underwood and driven by Terry Underwood.
42 - This 1970 Plymouth Barracuda was driven by Dan Gurney and Swede Savage. The highlight for the All American Racers in 1970 was a runner-up result by Savage at Road America. The Barracuda now belongs to Andy Boone, who also races the car.
61 - Dan Furey raced this Boss 302 Mustang during the 1970 season. After his career in the Trans Am series, Furey moved to Formula 5000 and IMSA. Nowadays, he competes in SVRA events with a reproduction of the 1957 Battlebird, a heavily modified Thunderbird. Currently, the Mustang is driven and owned by Jim Halsey.
77 - This 1970 Dodge Challenger was raced by Sam Posey. In 1969, Posey won the Tran Am event at Lime Rock Park, driving a Ford Mustang. He joined Ray Caldwell's factory-backed Autodynamics team in the Challenger the following year. Posey's best results in the Dodge were three third-place finishes which he collected at Lime Rock Park, Road America and Seattle International Raceway. The car is now the property of Ken Epsman.
78 - During the 1972 season, Gary Matthews drove this 1970 Boss 302 Mustang at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Donnybrooke, where he had his best result of the year a fourteenth place. The Mustang is owned and driven by Michael Martin.
98 - This 1967 Mercury Cougar was driven by many of America's top racers - Dan Gurney, Ed Leslie, David Pearson and Parnelli Jones. In 1967, Gurney and Jones finished first and second at Green Valley Raceway. Stock car legend David Pearson won at Riverside International Raceway and Leslie earned a second-place finish at Continental Divide Raceways. The Cougar belongs to David Tom.
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