I saw some trans-am back in the day at Riverside and Vegas. Absolutely great. I wonder why NASCAR on road courses Doesn't recapture the magic.
I think I can adequately field that question. The glory days of the Trans-Am, much like the glory days of Nascar, both shared one common thread. The cars were essentially modified version of what was being driven on the street. For instance, if the car you were racing was in an accident, and you needed to do a repair, you could (for all practical purposes) go out in to the parking lot/local dealership and scavenge the part. I believe that created a bond between the racer and the spectators. Todays NASCAR is missing that. The fact is, they dont share any of the same parts with the car they are claiming to be. It is sad that they still call them "stock cars."