New cars on the build

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle Sport -

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.

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