Sunday, January 22, 2006

A thought about Trans Am racing


Hey Mr. Gentilozzi..... I've got an idea that may just revitalize Trans Am! Why not go back to the grassroots history? Just think, the North American series with the most history needs something new & a bit of history may be just the thing.

For those who aren't old enough to remember, Trans Am started out with production based cars that were tuned for performance. They raced the big v8 cars like the Camaro/Firebird, Mustang, Challenger/Cuda and the AMX/Javelin. The small bore classes were populated by the BMW 2002, Datsun 510 and the like. These cars were built for speed, but they were production based regardless.

Now that all the domestic automakers are building, or promising to build retro models with modern performance, why don't we lose the tube frame, floppy body race cars and return to a production based formula? Remember the old saying "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday"? Just think of a field full of new Mustang GT500's, Challengers & Camaros. Just for fun, why not include the 350Z and the M3 for old times sake?

Race cars that the public can relate to instead of plastic bodied Jaguars and Marcos. Let's face it, how many race fans in North America know what a Marcos is?

Take the series back to it's roots & I guarantee that the fans will follow!

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