Sport: The Trans-Am Donnybrook

In most auto races, the competing cars have about as much in common with the family flivver as an Apollo spacecraft has with a Piper Cub. Not in the Trans-American Championship for sports sedans. Commonly known as the Trans-Am, the competition is limited to genuine stock cars; the rules restrict engine size to 305 cu. in. and require that at least 2,500 identical models be in general distribution. The result is what Tracy Bird, executive director of the sponsoring Sports Car Club of America, calls "product identity," a sense of involvement that has...

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