After the TransAm race at VIR yesterday I thought it would be appropriate to talk about how the cars have evolved over the years.
Of course in the beginning, the mid 60’s, we had the basic unibody cars. These were by the rules almost what we would call improved touring cars. They were so close to stock that with the Mustangs, they had trouble keeping the front ends in line. The reason? The stock tierod ends would stretch and flex. And these revelations caused the racers to push for changes. Like most other forms of motorsports, these were made in the name of “safety”. Of course with that came more creativity and expense. So much so that they slowly morphed into the fire breathing monsters/beauties that we love today.