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RACING’S GREATEST UPSETS: Trans Am’s 1966 Pan American Endurance Race, Pt 3 of 3

Photo from Mecum Auctions
Photo from Mecum Auctions

(Part 3 of a 3-part series) John McComb ordered a new car for 1967. The choice was easy. Given his success in the 1966 Group 2 Mustang, he ordered a new notchback for 1967 to pick up where he left off with the Shelby program.

The 1967 Mustang was the model’s first major redesign and the car gained both size and weight. McComb didn’t care for either.

RACING’S GREATEST UPSETS: Trans Am’s 1966 Pan-American Endurance Race (Part 2 of 3)

mustang1The next weekend John McComb was racing again. The Trans-Am Series Six-Hour Pan-American Endurance Race was to be held at Green Valley Raceway in Texas. The sanctioning body mandated a second driver for each team due to the length of the event. McComb chose veteran Brad Brooker, a successful club racer who had logged plenty of miles in the Group 2 notchback’s nearly identical twin, the Shelby GT350.