1405 The Cars Of Trans Am Racing
Stephanie Davies Associate Online Editor
May 21, 2014
Photos By: Amie Williams

Once in a while a book lands itself in our hands and gives us a pretty good reason to stop and participate in some good old-fashioned procrastination. This is one of those books. The Cars of Trans-Am Racing 1966-1972 by David Tom covers road-racing muscle from Ford and brand X (GM, Chrysler, and AMC).

The book runs chronologically through a seven-year period from the time the SCCA Trans-Am racing series was launched, and gives updates on some of the historic cars that shaped the history of Trans-Am, including Jim Harrell’s Mustang Boss 302.

In the Foreword, Walter “Bud” Moore writes, “For me the Trans-Am was a chance to use my self-taught engineering skills to make what was a basically a street car into a very high-performance racing machine. In Trans-Am, innovating and developing what the factories gave us was very rewarding.”

After a detailed history of the birth and growth of Trans-Am racing, the book comes full circle in a chapter entitled “Recapturing the Storm” in which Tom writes, “This chapter fast-forwards to the phenomenal rise in popularity of the once-lost muscle car era and the remarkable rebirth of several of the more historically significant Trans-Am cars.”

The book retails for $39.95 and you can order by visiting www.CarTechBooks.com or by calling 1-800/551-4754.