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Trans-Am the pony wars....

Trans-Am the pony wars  

60 members have voted

  1. 1. is there a market for such vehicles in 1/25th scale?

    • Yes
      59
    • No
      1
  2. 2. If yes, which of the following vehicles would you like to see then?

    • 1967-68 Ford Mustang coupe
      25
    • 1967-68 Mercury Cougar
      28
    • 1967-68 Chevy Camaro hardtop
      17
    • 1969-70 Ford Mustang fastback
      22
    • 1969-70 AMC Javelin
      42


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A short mid term post from the instigator of this tread..

Thanks all who commented, already learned a lot and please keep it going!

Luc

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Here are a few examples of the fender flares and reshaping I mentioned earlier.

'68 AMX - lip re-rolled

Round 5, 1968   Date: 6/16/1968 Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course # 4 John Martin AMC Javelin DNF

'69 Javelin - fender flare

1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am

'70 Javelin - reshaped fender panels.

Penske Racing Trans Am AMC Javelin 1979

Edited by afx

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'68 Camaro - lip re-rolled

1968 SCCA Trans-Am Championship was won by MARK DONOHUE in the Sunoco/Penske Chevy Camaro Z/28.

'69 Camaro - reshaped fender panel

1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am

'70 Camaro - reshaped fender panels

Dodge (Sam Posey) and Chevrolet (Jim Hall) Trans-Am racers

Edited by afx

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I voted for the '67/'68 Mustang myself Ron.

Image result for '67 trans am mustang

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 The only really competitive Firebirds were the Canadian models. These were Firebirds built and sold in Canada. Canadian Firebirds often used the Chevrolet engine, and since the Chevrolet 302 could conceptually have been  put in a Canadian Firebird that is how Pontiac got around that. And yes some teams got very creative and put Firebird sheet metal on their Camaros and said Yada Yada its a Canadian Firebird.       

Well,, actually, no. 

While it is true all Canadian built Pontiiacs had Chevy engines , Firebirds and Camaros were never built in Canada until the 4th Gen cars starting in '92.

Also all 1st gen firebirds sold in Canada had 100% Pontiac engines. They NEVER came from the factory with a Chevy engine. That was just a lie the team owner Terry Godsall told the racing officals to let them race the car. 

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I'll take a handful - where do I sign up!

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