1970 was the pinnacle of the SCCA TransAm Series. The series made its debut in 1966 and had been building in popularity and participation every year thereafter. But 1970 was the first and only year in which every American automobile manufacturer had a factory backed team competing in the series. The racing was truly fast and furious in this glory year of Trans Am, or T/A as it's sometimes written.
This Dodge Challenger participated in that historically important year. As is still common practice to this day, most automobile manufacturer's contract out their racing endeavors to establish professional race teams. This gives them the best chance for quick success.
Dodge chose Autodynamics, an east coast race car manufacturer, to construct and campaign the Challenger. While the original plan was to campaign a one-car team, two cars were built and Sam Posey, a noted east coast hot shoe, was named as the primary driver.
Overall, the Challengers had good success in the 1970 T/A Series, finishing 'in the points' in six out of eleven races. Notably, three were podium finishes.
This particular Challenger competed in four races in 1970 while its sister car appeared in the balance of the events. It was purchased by its current owner in 1990 and after a lengthy period of research and careful restoration, it is now presented in period-correct livery and is fitted with a majority of its original, and very rare, special race parts.Also photographed at :