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Mustang 66:
R there any movies/video of 1966 Trans Am races preferably with lots of mustangs?

98SVT - was 06GT:
I'd love to see the Riverside 4 hour. You couldn't write a better plot. Last race of the season. Championship up for grabs. Shelby builds a new car and has his B Production Champion Jerry Titus drive. He takes only two practice laps and pronounces the car "good to go". Titus qualifies it on the pole. They do a LeMans start on the back straight. Titus floods the car on the start and leaves dead last. After a short time he's passed the entire field and is in first place when disaster strikes - well at least one of Riverside's half buried tires marking the esses strikes and knocks off the oil filter. Titus makes the rest of the lap with zero oil pressure and pulls into the pits figuring the engine is toast. He makes his report to the boss lamenting how his day and the season are over for Ford. He's sitting on the pit wall lighting a cigarette after his chat with Shelby. The crew chief taps him on the shoulder and says "it's fixed hop in". Restarting from far back in the field Titus again drives to the front and clenches the first TransAm championship for Ford.  His win also launches his career as Mr. Transam.

Sometimes this stuff just writes itself.

Mustang 66:
Yep that would b a great one to watch

68countrysedan:

--- Quote ---I'd love to see the Riverside 4 hour. You couldn't write a better plot. Last race of the season. Championship up for grabs. Shelby builds a new car and has his B Production Champion Jerry Titus drive. He takes only two practice laps and pronounces the car "good to go". Titus qualifies it on the pole. They do a LeMans start on the back straight. Titus floods the car on the start and leaves dead last. After a short time he's passed the entire field and is in first place when disaster strikes - well at least one of Riverside's half buried tires marking the esses strikes and knocks off the oil filter. Titus makes the rest of the lap with zero oil pressure and pulls into the pits figuring the engine is toast. He makes his report to the boss lamenting how his day and the season are over for Ford. He's sitting on the pit wall lighting a cigarette after his chat with Shelby. The crew chief taps him on the shoulder and says "it's fixed hop in". Restarting from far back in the field Titus again drives to the front and clenches the first TransAm championship for Ford.  His win also launches his career as Mr. Transam.

Sometimes this stuff just writes itself.
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This would have made a far more entertaining film than Ford Vs Ferarri.

68countrysedan:

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addendum: that should be Ferrari

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