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1966 Trans Am
« on: April 04, 2021, 10:30:53 AM »
R there any movies/video of 1966 Trans Am races preferably with lots of mustangs?

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Re: 1966 Trans Am
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2021, 02:45:15 PM »
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.

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Re: 1966 Trans Am
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 10:18:54 AM »
Yep that would b a great one to watch

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Re: 1966 Trans Am
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 12:43:38 PM »
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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.

This would have made a far more entertaining film than Ford Vs Ferarri.

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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2021, 12:47:24 PM »
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Ferarri

addendum: that should be Ferrari

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Re: 1966 Trans Am
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2021, 03:25:09 PM »
Yes sir I think way better

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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2021, 04:14:21 PM »
After watching the movie my thoughts were that the Director, writers, producer and last but certainly not least the Actors playing the key rolls were not able to portray the moment in time, in which they were to capture. It was a great story line but left us wanting more that never came.

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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2021, 07:30:43 PM »
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After watching the movie my thoughts were that the Director, writers, producer and last but certainly not least the Actors playing the key rolls were not able to portray the moment in time, in which they were to capture. It was a great story line but left us wanting more that never came.
 

Amen. In one article about the cars used in the film, the director was described as knowing nothing about cars.

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Re: 1966 Trans Am
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2021, 08:03:42 PM »
the director was described as knowing nothing about cars.
Not surprising 99 44/100% of Hollywood hates the evil car. They view it as an enemy of mother earth. Rumor was they ended the Long Beach celebrity race because it was getting too hard to find "names" to drive. The recent posts on Tim Allen point out how even Hollywood car guys don't even know much about what's in their own garage.
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2021, 03:26:15 PM »
^^^^100% !!! 

Hollywood sucks, for a variety of reasons.
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Re: 1966 Trans Am
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2021, 05:43:32 PM »
Yep just look at the Oscarís

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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2021, 07:54:24 PM »
Yep just look at the Oscarís
Were you the guy that watched them?
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Re: 1966 Trans Am
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2021, 08:37:40 PM »
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.

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Now I want to see that!
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