Thursday, January 7, 2010

1967 Trans Am Camaro

This iconic American Racer, the Chevrolet Factory entry into the 1967 Trans Am Championship was driven to the overall victory by "Capt' Nice", Mark Donohue. Team owner Roger Penske was know for building the finest cars around and with an ace driver,they were unstoppable. Chevrolet,Ford,Dodge,Pontiac and American Motors battled it out in what has to be the best road racing series ever. These were real cars, not like todays fantasy concoctions. They were driven by hard racing men who wanted to win at all cost for the ultimate goal,Monday morning Sales of America's beloved Muscle Cars. Forget F1,Can-Am,Indy Cars,Nascar! Nothing compared to the intensity of these racers as heros like Parnelli Jones, George Follmer, Peter Revson and Jerry Titus fought tooth and nail in cars that half the spectators showed up in. It was a shining Golden Era that lasted a mere six years but will be remembered for a long time to come. Todays Vintage fields are as deep as they were back then with the same cars that provide awesome racing. What's missing however in this era of political correctness and gentlemanly driving, is the get the hell out of my way,I'm commin'through style of driving that had the crowds roaring with approval for the whole spectacle. Gone but never forgotten.