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Hagerty Employee

Throwback: When the Penske/Sunoco Trans Am Camaros were in action, no advantage was too small

In 1966, the Sports Car Club of America introduced a new series—the Trans-American Sedan Championship. The name didn’t stick and was shortened to the Trans-American Championship in 1967—the same year Chevrolet brought the Camaro to market. The new car was a good match for the new series, but with some additional careful attention to detail it could be taken over the top.


That attention to detail came from Roger Penske and his Sunoco-sponsored team. The Z28 Camaros prepped by this wily crew were on the bleeding edge of both technology and the rulebook. They stretched the rules so far that they dubbed themselves “Team Unfair Advantage.”


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