#10 -- Rich Wilson's Trans Am Tempest
"The Gray Ghost"
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For the 1971 Trans-Am season, Herb Adams built a grass-roots
racecar out of his wife's 1964 Pontiac Tempest. Although
unable to qualify for the opening round of the Sports
Car Club of America's (SCCA) 1971 Trans-Am championship
at Lime Rock, the "Gray Ghost" was allowed to
start from the back of the pack. Driven by Bob Tullius,
this racecar rapidly moved into second place behind eventual
winner Mark Donahue's factory-supported Penske Racing
AMC Javelin before engine failure sidelined it.