Ford to star as Monterey Reunion Trans Am featured marque
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca’s August 12-15 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will have fun Ford’s contributions to the Trans Am sequence on the fifty fifth anniversary of its debut.
“Mustang is among the greatest success tales in automotive historical past and its success started on this very race monitor in Trans-Am’s early days,” mentioned Ford Motor Firm CEO Jim Farley. “We’re so proud to return to Monterey this August to re-live this memorable chapter in our historical past – among the greatest racing ever witnessed – and a big contributor to the Mustang story.”
Champions on debut in 1966 and once more in 1967, Ford’s involvement in Trans Am got here with unparalleled success within the Eighties, Nineties and the early 2000s. In keeping with the monitor, “the Ford characteristic show will showcase the corporate’s path to Trans-Am fame towards rival Camaro Z/28s, AMC Javelins, Plymouth Barracudas, Dodge Challengers and Pontiac Firebirds,” along with a Trans Am classic racing class, and the lots of of different vehicles and classes that make the annual occasion in Monterey a crowd favourite.
“The Ford staff actually understands that their heritage is a vital path resulting in the corporate’s future,” mentioned Barry Toepke, the circuit’s director of PR and heritage occasions. “Along with showcasing their efficiency achievements and internet hosting notable Trans-Am drivers, Ford will spotlight its current and future.”