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Does anybody know if there are any GTAm's in the US?? Or if someone shipped some over? I really want to see these cars race.
 

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Hmmm...

I believe I saw one at the Chicago Historics (Nee Brian Redmond International Challenge) at Road America a few years ago... The name Roman Tucker (sp?) seems right as to who was running it.

Does anyone else remember this car? Can't trust the memory as much as I used to.
 

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Dirk Stoer has a GTA full blown race car, in Los Angeles. Italspeed.com
 

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I know of quite a few GTAs, I think he was specifically referring to a 1750 or 2000 GTAm. Quite a different beast.
 

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Very True. But it has wide body fenders. :D
But its not a GTAm (america)
 

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Hmmm...

I believe I saw one at the Chicago Historics (Nee Brian Redmond International Challenge) at Road America a few years ago... The name Roman Tucker (sp?) seems right as to who was running it.

Does anyone else remember this car? Can't trust the memory as much as I used to.
 

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Wow only 1 GTAm in the states, that sucks the car is such a icon i would think more people would import them. There are a fair amount of GTA's in the US, and it's a shame that the few remaining GTAm's are in Europe. I really wanted to see it up close.
 

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As far as I know they've never raced here in the States. Is that true?
And AM actually means something else?

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Azzurri GTV said:
Wow only 1 GTAm in the states, that sucks the car is such a icon i would think more people would import them. There are a fair amount of GTA's in the US, and it's a shame that the few remaining GTAm's are in Europe. I really wanted to see it up close.
 

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A few books have told me the Am stood for America.

Here's a quote from another book:

"In the USA the GTAm as we know him here in Europe was never raced with. The Americans did not use the GTAm double ignition engines, nor the fender extensions."

I don't really understand this sentence, it keeps tricking me (maybe its just late).
 

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Quote from
http://www.mid-atlantic-aroc.org/Racing/GTAm.htm
"Nevertheless, there has been considerable confusion concerning the meaning of the name GTAm, with some authoritative sources suggesting that it stood for GTA "maggiorata" (enlarged) or that "Am" was an abbreviation for "alessagio maggiorato" (enlarged bore). "
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BTW, http://www.mid-atlantic-aroc.org/Racing/racing.htm is a GREAT website for information on AR racing history in the TRANS AM and 2.5 challenge.
And after reading about the 2.5, I want to go out and kick all Nissans and Datsuns ***.
 

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the "m" in GTAm, stands for maggiorata...according to what I know. Technically, all 1750 gtv's are GTAm's. They had to make X amount of cars to be elligible to race the car and the 1750 GTV was already homologated. So....the just took a 1750 GTV and made everything else optional. I have seen GTAm's while in Europe with the same dash as any 1750 GTV, yes with the wood trim and all. Fiberglass dash was an option. You have never seen GTAm's racing in here in the US cuz they were never homologated by the SCCA. There are a few in the states, just seldonly raced if not ever. There used to be one here in the So Cal club but it was sold to Japan when crazy money was being paid for these cars.
 

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Technically, all 1750 gtv's are GTAm's. They had to make X amount of cars to be elligible to race the car and the 1750 GTV was already homologated. So....the just took a 1750 GTV and made everything else optional.
Yeah in my book it says they were either 1750 engines or 2000 engines. The 1750 was pumping put 220hp and the 2000 was pumping out 240hp, and they had Lucas slide-throtle ignitin sustems (pretty sweet). What i don't understand is that my book says "the head of these cars were similar to the GTA" So i guess that means that they had 2 spark plugs per cylinder. confusing
 

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Wow...

That's what I like about old race cars. It's much closer to a production car than the cars currently in DTM and BTCC (except the production class).

Anthony, can you tell me more about the tube chassis GTV you have in your shop? That car is sweet, I cannot keep my eyes from it. :D
 
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