Paddock Pass: Perelli Trans Am

Summer is here. And what better way to start it off than a long race weekend on Belle Isle. The cool thing about Belle Isle races is, there's never just one race. This weekend, there was the Chevrolet IndyCar Grand Prix, the Speed Energy Stadium Supertrucks, the Weathertech IMSA SportsCar Championship and the Perelli Trans Am series.
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The Trans Am series has been going for 52 years, now. I had heard of it, and seen clips online, but this was my first time at a race. 

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I haven't been a big fan of the Mustang for some time. Though, since the current model came out in 2015, I'm starting to change my mind. These Trans Am Mustangs, though sharing almost nothing with the factory Mustang, are helping me like them more.

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These cars were fun to watch out on track. I'm not sure why, but the Mustangs were the only cars shooting fireballs in the braking zone we were spectating from. I'll have more photos in later posts, where I actually captured a couple of fireballs.

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These cars are all full-tube chassis cars with composite bodies. I like the half door setup they have. It would be harder to get into than a normal car, but far easier than a NASACAR stock car.

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This car was my favorite car in the Trans Am race. I just love the white Mustangs with blue stripes.. They look cooler than any other combo, except for, maybe, the yellow and black you could get on the Roush cars a few years ago.

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This car, and, in fact, the whole series and race weekend has been monumental in my evolving car tastes. I'm now craving something with a V8...

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You might think that because this post only contains Mustangs, that that's all that ran this weekend. But, for some reason, the Mustangs are all I really shot in the Paddock area. If you want to see the Camaros and Challengers that Also ran, be sure to check back soon for those posts.

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I'll leave you with this shot of one of the mustangs getting loaded up into the hauler. Slightly reminiscent of the Jaguar I shot at the MSU car show a few years back.

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-Phil

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