1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am

Sunday, March 22, 2015

1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am
VIN: 72AS18

•First production car to win a race using radial tires
•Raced in Trans-Am, The Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours, SCCA and CSCC club events
•Built by Jerry Titus’ TG Racing
•Restored to a very high concours standard by Mark Mountanos

Sponsored by BF Goodrich Radial Tires and driven by Canadian champion John Cordts and Larry Dent, this car was raced in Trans-Am, The Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours, SCCA and CSCC club events. BF Goodrich made special tires for the team and they eventually became the first production car to win a race using radial tires.
This was the third of three cars built by Jerry Titus’ TG Racing for the 1970 Trans-Am season. Titus’ partner Terry Godsall secured BF Goodrich sponsorship for the team at the end of the 1970 season. The team convinced the SCCA to allow this car to run with a Chevy engine instead of the problematic Pontiac engine base on the fact that Canadian Firebirds were delivered with Chevy engines. This car was entered in the 1971 Daytona 24 hours as a Firebird and then was converted to Camaro body work in time for Sebring. It remained in Camaro trim for the remainder of it’s active racing carrier. The car was sold to Alfie Ruys de Perez and raced in Trans Am in 1972 with assistance from Mo Carter’s team and then to Don Clement who campaigned the car in IMSA and local CSCC events.

This car has been restored to a very high concours standard by Mark Mountanos a

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