For years I’ve watched as Riley Stair has worked diligently on his Magnum Opus: the 1970 Pontiac Trans Am we first featured following SEMA 2018 where it made its debut and, without surprise, stole the show. In the years that have followed, he’s slaved over the dreaded “final 10%” many of us have come to loathe… the 10% that takes as long as the first 90%, if not longer, all in the name of building a truly finished vehicle, not just one that can be used.
We’re back with more 1970 SCCA Trans Am goodness. If “Road Racing… Detroit Style” was at all up your alley, there’s more where it came from. Today, we’re tuning in to some of the highest quality period content we’ve found, which follows the 1970 Trans Am season, through the highlights and spectacles that make it just as thrilling to watch 50 years later. As always… lights down, sound up.
We’ve seen them racing around the track at Laguna Seca many times over, thanks to the Monterey Historics; however, unless you’re considerably older than we are, you missed the opportunity to see the iconic Trans Am cars in prime. Luckily, though, we’ve stumbled across one of the best clips from the era: a “documentary” of sorts that highlights the 1970 SCCA Watkins Glen Trans Am race, from its highs to its lows.
The daily grind can be monotonous at times: a sentiment I’m confident we all share on occasion. Even for those that love their jobs, which includes myself, a break away can be refreshing. Our friends at Race Service have embraced that fact, and have transformed Wednesday mornings in Los Angeles into the ideal way to give pause to the week’s toils and labor.
It’s been too long since our last desktop wallpaper, but choosing the first of 2019 couldn’t have been easier. As one of the most impressive feature cars in StanceWorks’s 10-year history, Riley Stair’s Trans Am is first on the list. If you somehow missed the full-length feature, be sure to check it out it by clicking here. Otherwise, simply right-click and save-as on the photo below to save it in full resolution.