When you think of watching a DVD you usually don’t think of history or cars. However, I have a DVD for you that will make you want to delay that trip out to the garage. You will want to sit down in front of the flat screen and pop this sucker into the DVD player as soon as you get it, I did.
If you are into Pony cars or racing you must watch this History of the Trans Am Racing Series. This is the way it was back when your little Pony car jewel was new. This is the racing that made us all want to go down to the dealership and purchase a new Pony car. It wasn’t NASCAR or NHRA that sold Mustangs, Camaros, Firebirds, Challengers, Cudas or Javelins; it was the Trans Am Series. That is what won on Sunday and sold on Monday meant to the Pony car crowd.
These car owners wanted to go fast AND turn corners. This kind of racing gave birth to the Camaro Z28, the Firebird Trans Am and the Mustang Boss 302 as well as the Javelin SST, Challenger TA and Barracuda AAR.
When I first saw this video was available I knew I had to have it. I am partial to the early years of the Trans Am Series but always enjoyed it throughout the years of its existence.
This DVD does an excellent job of providing a quick historical overview of the Trans Am Series from its beginning. Included are some excellent racing footage as well as interviews with drivers. Some of their insider comments about the cheating going on back-in-the-day will put a big smile on your face.
Heck, the race track photos of all the young girls and vintage clothing of that period are worth the price of the DVD.
If you go to our Book Review on Racing page you can even watch a brief hint of what you will find on the DVD.