The Trans-American Sedan Championship was created in 1966 by then SCCA President John Bishop (who later founded IMSA), as a manufactures championship for modified racing sedans. Known as the Trans-Am, two heavily contested classes (up to 5.0L and those under 2-liters) brought epic racing battles between top tier drivers and factory racing teams to North American tracks during the pony-car era. The series made a resurgence again in the late 1990's until 2013, but never with the same panache as the golden era between 1966-1972.

TRANS-AM SERIES 1966 - 2013

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

1950 Cisitalia-Abarth 204A Sport Spyder: Built by Cisitalia in 1948 (Chassis 04), the car was sold to Carlo Abarth who modified the tube framed racer, coaxing the 1.1L OHC aluminium engine engine to 80hp, which made it a formidible class contender. This was one of the last Cisitalia racers built before that firm's bankruptcy and one of the first Abarth cars (Abarth Chassis #08). The great Tazio Nuvolari drove the car at the Targa Florio but failed to finish due to a broken gearbox, but won the Palermo-Montepellegrino Hillclimb with this car, reputed to be his last win and his last race. The car spent most of its life in Argentina after that, but surfaced and was sold at auction in 2013 for $4.62 million!
Model by HANCHETTE 1/43



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JAGUAR RACING CARS:
1950's
1960 - 70's
1980's
1990's - PRESENT
JAGUAR AT LE MANS

JAGUAR PRODUCTION CARS:
PRE-WAR to 1968
1969 to 1987
1988 - PRESENT
PRODUCTION MODELS IN ORDER
CONCEPT CARS

FERRARI RACING CARS:
1949 - 1959
1960 - 1969
1970 - 1979
1980 - PRESENT
FERRARI FORMULA ONE
FERRARI PRODUCTION CARS

PORSCHE RACING CARS:
1950's & 60's
1970's
1980 - ON

GRAND PRIX, INDY & FORMULA 1:
1900 - 1959
1960 - 1969
1970 - PRESENT

GREAT MARQUES:
ABARTH
ASTON MARTIN
ALFA ROMEO
AUSTIN HEALEY
BMW
CHAPARRAL
FORD GT40, MkIV & MIRAGE
LOLA
LOTUS
McLAREN
MASERATI
MERCEDES W196 & 300SLR

GREAT RACING & AUTOMOTIVE LEGENDS:
USRRC 1963 to 1968
CAN-AM SERIES 1966 - 1974
IMSA SERIES 1971 - 1998
TRANS-AM SERIES 1966 - 2013
RACING SPORTS, GT & PROTOTYPE CARS 1945 to 1959
RACING SPORTS, GT & PROTOTYPE CARS 1960 to 1969
RACING SPORTS, GT & PROTOTYPE CARS 1970 to PRESENT
LAND SPEED RECORD CARS
PRODUCTION SPORTS. GT & TOURING CARS 1948 - Present
CLASSIC & SPECIAL INTEREST CARS & TRUCKS
RACING SUPPORT VEHICLES AND TRANSPORTERS

DIORAMAS FOR SALE

THE TRIPLE CROWN OF ENDURANCE RACES:
THE 24 HOURS of LE MANS
THE 12 Hours of SEBRING
THE 24 HOURS of DAYTONA

DRIVER TRIBUTES:
THE OLD IRISH RACING HALL OF FAME
JUAN MANUEL FANGIO TRIBUTE
STIRLING MOSS TRIBUTE
DAN GURNEY TRIBUTE
JIM CLARK TRIBUTE
WORLD DRIVER & CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPIONS 1950 - 1985

GREAT RACING TEAMS:
ECURIE ECOSSE
GULF OIL RACING
MARTINI RACING TEAM
GROUP 44, Inc.
CUNNINGHAM RACING TEAM
BRUMOS RACING TEAM

AIRCRAFT:
HISTORIC AIRCRAFT

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