the current national body rules are below. Updated 2/16/2011
For some additional information about the real racing series this r/c class is based upon, check out this website http://www.historictransam.com/AboutHTA.htm
Any body that ran the real Trans Am class from 1966-1972 should be allowed. Unfortunately the Corvette wasn't run until after '72 which is why the HPI '67 Stingray isn't allowed in USVTA. Also the HPI Pantera was not run in Trans Am, but some clubs/tracks allow the use of these bodies as it fits the vintage
feel of this class.
At this point, there are only a few bodies that raced Trans Am that aren't readily available to the public.
- Ford Falcon
- Chevy II Nova
- Mercury Cougar
- Pontiac Firebird (Note to HPI - sell a Firebird nose for the Camaro)
- Dodge Challenger
With some creative paint schemes, you can at least make the Camaro look like a Firebird and the 'Cuda look like a Challenger
(Feel free to correct me if I overlooked anything)
Late '60s to early '70s American pony car Vintage Trans-Am bodies only.
Bolink part numbers:
BL2262 '68 Chevrolet Camaro
BL2263 '65 Ford Mustang
HPI part numbers:
17510 - 1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
17519 - 1966 Ford Mustang GT
17508 - 1965 Ford Shelby GT-350
7494 - 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
17531 - 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28 BODY
104926 1966 FORD MUSTANG GT COUPE BODY
Parma part numbers:
10143 - 1969 Z28 Camaro
10141 - 1970 Boss Mustang
10113 - 1970 'Cuda
Pegasus Hobbies part numbers:
PGH4001 - 1970 Camaro SS
PGH4002 - 1970 'Cuda
PGH4003 - 1970 Mustang
Protoform part numbers:
#1526 - J71
Body provided deck lid spoilers allowed (not wings). No additional skirts or raised/extended wings or air control surfaces allowed. Body must be trimmed at body trim lines. Full rear bumper required. It is highly preferred that bodies are detailed in race type livery in period-correct paint schemes. Fluorescent colors, wild graphics, chromes and non-period correct paint schemes are frowned upon. All cars must have a number on the hood, both doors and trunk lid. Wheel covers of any type are NOT allowed.
All cars must include a driver figure consisting of at least a head and shoulders.
Driver Figure part numbers (ANY suitable 1/10 driver figure is legal-these are readily available examples)
#104815 INNER BODY SET FOR DT-1 TRUCK BODY
6180 Driver, unpainted, 1:10
#423 Stock Interior and Driver
#419 SPRINT CAR DRIVER