• Motorman created this fantastic split cover shot for its July 1970 issue to illustrate Coppins and Dawson being crowned dual champions

The Frank Bryan/Red Dawson Shelby Mustang Part TWO

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Norm Barry took possession of his Mustang in June 1967. It was tested a couple of times at Willow Springs, before Barry and an unknown co-driver raced it at the Riverside 6 Hour event, in early July, under the name El Sugundo. Kiwi Bruce Newell crewed on the car. The pair finished second. Before shipping [...]

  • This is the warpaint the Mustang wore during the 1968/1969 season, when Red Dawson became the new owner. In late 1968, Dawson took the car to Australia to contest a handful of events, including the single-race ATCC. The Mustang was adorned with giant ‘NZ’ lettering on its rear flanks for the Aussie assault (Photo Mike Feisst)

The Frank Bryan/Red Dawson Shelby Mustang – Part One

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The Trans-American sedan series (Trans-Am) was almost certainly the world’s most famous, most successful saloon-car racing series during the late 1960s and early 1970s. A creation of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), the Trans-Am joined the Can-Am series for Group 7 unlimited sports cars, and Formula A/Formula 5000 series during the mid-1960s as [...]