Riverside, Cal­i­for­nia, Septem­ber 18, 1966 – Trans-Am, Round 7

Australian Muscle Car - - '66 Clickety-Click -

You’ll never guess the name of the pho­tog­ra­pher who put him­self in the line of fire to take this shot at the in­au­gu­ral Trans-Amer­i­can Sedan Se­ries’ fi­nale? Harry Firth! ‘H’ was there as Al­lan Mof­fat’s co-driver, the pair’s Cortina fin­ish­ing seventh in the four-hour event be­hind fel­low Aussies Frank Gard­ner (Cortina, fifth) and Horst Kwech (Alfa, sixth). Mof­fat (pic­tured top right) won an early sea­son round at Loudon, New Hamp­shire, while Cooma, NSW-raised Kwech (top, cen­tre) helped Alfa Romeo clinch the U2L ti­tle. How­ever, when Jerry Ti­tus (Mus­tang, #1) won the sea­son fi­nale and clinched the over­all ti­tle for Ford it was clear that Trans-Am was on a roll – and that it would be dom­i­nated by V8s there­after. The pony­car wars had be­gun.

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