Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Video: Audi Trans Am domination in South Africa

By Johan Laubscher

The Audi 200 Trans Am competed in and dominated the 1988 American SCCA Trans Am series. One of the Audi cars arrived in South Africa during 1989 for the Wesbank Modifieds Championship. The car was an immediate success. 

This specific car (chassis #TA4) was driven in South Africa by Sarel van der Merwe during 1989. The car was numbered #A6. More can be read about this period in South African motorsport HERE.

We have included an embedded YouTube video below which shows some rare footage from 1989. The video includes the Wesbank Modifieds rounds held at Zwartkops in Pretoria, SA. The track is well known for being a favourite for four wheel drive cars and you will be able to see the 200 Trans Am in action in the wet and in the dry. 

Photo credit: RacePics