New cars on the build
Ten new cars are expected to join the 2014 Australian Trans-Am series by the time the Queensland-born category makes its Muscle Car Masters debut on September 6-7.
Category director and defending champion John English says the new machines and a first trip to the high profile Sydney meeting makes for a big year for the new Trans-Am category.
Ian Woodward of Fataz Engines spent the off-season busily building a number of new vehicles, including a 1966 Mustang for himself.
Mustangs and, to a lesser extent, Camaros have tended to dominate grids of the local Trans-Am tribute series to this point, however a sprinkling of other marques are coming on stream.
A good example is the Plymouth Barracuda in the works for former V8 Supercar privateer Ian Palmer. And a second generation Pontiac Firebird is also under construction. Tenkate Plant Hire returns in 2014 as series sponsor. “Most of last year’s cars and drivers are returning along with a large contingent of new, professionally constructed cars that will open many eyes and ears to the thundering sights and sounds of raw American muscle car V8 racing,’ says Anthony Tenkate, who races a Mustang in the series.