In 1979, a Kremer Porsche 935 K3 sat atop the podium at LeMans, and its success led to a growing interest in 1980. Kremer sold a number of cars to customers and packaged up kits to update old cars with an updated prowess. Of those new cars, Dick Barbour took delivery of a brand new 1980 Porsche 935 K3, chassis number 00023, just before the 1980 LeMans was scheduled to begin.
Trans-Am race cars have a menacing look to them that draws me in every time I come across them. I’m not often a muscle car guy, but the low-slung physique mated with aggressive air dams and meaty tires tucked into the deep wells are just undeniably cool in every sense of the word. In between races, I took a moment to photograph some of the cool details found throughout the 1971 AMC Penske Javelin that Mark Donohue campaigned to an SCCA Trans-Am Championship win in 1971.
Every August, the Monterey area of California experiences an influx of automobiles from eras passed. Pre-war machines are oiled up and emerge from their hiding places. Classic chariots are are given a final wax before hitting the roads of the beautiful coastal towns. Over the course of one week each year, over 50 events are held to celebrate the love and reverence for historic automobiles.