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The Datsun 280ZX Turbo that Tony Adamowicz drove to the 1983 IMSA GTO Championship.

Tony Adamowicz (born May 2, 1941) is a former American racing driver from Port Henry, New York. He contested the Under 2-Liter class of the 1968 Trans-Am Championship in a Porsche 911, then raced in the Can-Am Series and Formula A/Formula 5000, winning the 1969 SCCA Continental Championship. He had an opportunity to race in the 1970 Indianapolis 500, but during the first lap of his qualifying attempt in his Eagle-Offy the yellow light was shown and Adamowicz slowed. However, the yellow was an error and Adamowicz was ordered to continue with the other 3 laps. The first lap, 6 mph (9.7 km/h) slower than his others, dragged down his average to a point where he was bumped from the field. He got in another car but crashed in practice before having a chance to requalify. He returned to sports cars achieving second place in the 1971 24 Hours of Daytona in a Ferrari 512M, shared with Ronnie Bucknum, and third place in the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans with the same car. After the decline of the Can Am and F5000 formulas, he moved to IMSA series and won the 1981 GTU championship in an Electramotive Nissan 280ZX and 1982 and 1983 GTO championships in an Electramotive 280ZX-T. He returned to prototypes in 1984 but had little success at that level and retired after the 1989 24 Hours of Daytona. He currently competes in select vintage races in the same 1969-model Eagle racing car in which he won the 1969 SCCA Continental Championship. The car is now owned by Doug Magnon, the founder of the Riverside International Automotive Museum, and prepared by mechanic Bill Losee. It bears the identical livery it carried back in 1969. As the Eagle had been parked immediately after the 1969 season, and was not run again until following its restoration in 2008, Adamowicz remains the only driver to actually have driven this car.

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Sports Car Digest

Sports Car Digest
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 06:16:41 -0700

Racing great Tony “A2Z” Adamowicz was named Grand Marshal for the 2013 Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival, scheduled for September 21-22 at the Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, California. Adamowicz was seen as an ideal choice for the ...
 
Racer
Sun, 01 Jun 2014 14:31:52 -0700

... from 15 legendary drivers: Tony Adamowicz, Richard Attwood, Derek Bell, Vic Elford, George Follmer, Hurley Haywood, David Hobbs, Willi Kauhsen, Gerard Larrousse, Gijs van Lennep, Rudi Lins, Jackie Oliver, David Piper, Sam Posey and Brian Redman.
 
Motorsport.com
Sat, 21 Dec 2013 09:29:45 -0800

The car was driven by John Morton and Tony Adamowicz in honor of car owner Otto Zipper, who died suddenly the day before the race. An all-women team of Janet Guthrie, Lyn St. James and Bonnie Henn finished 17th in the 1979 Sebring race in a Ferrari ...
 
Motorsport.com
Sun, 19 Jan 2014 09:57:20 -0800

Mario Andretti, Jacky Ickx and Arturo Merzario finished third in the 1970 race in a 512S, while a NART-entered 512S driven by Ronnie Bucknum, Tony Adamowicz and Alan De Cadenet finished second in 1971. The famous Penske Sunoco Ferrari 512M ...
 
Eagle & Times
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:45:00 -0700

Tony Adamowicz's renowned career includes winning the 1968 Trans-Am Championship in the Milestone Racing Porsche 911. Not coincidentally, Coronado Speed Festival is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 911, designating the car as the ...
 
AutoWeek
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 05:54:01 -0700

“There was everything from Peter Gregg 911s to Bruce Jennings -- the greatest privateer Porsche pilot ever -- to, oh boy, Toad Hall with Michael Keyser and Tony Adamowicz' car. They had all of the 911s anyone would ever want to see come together in a ...

Pistonheads.com

Pistonheads.com
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 01:22:30 -0800

Sieger is full of wonder at the achievements of the small team based around driver Tony Adamowicz and his crew of Mac Tilton and Don Breslauer. On a shoestring they built a car known as 'The Junkyard Dog' based on a wreck retrieved from the NYPD car ...
 
Sports Car Digest
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 07:22:52 -0700

Racing great Tony Adamowicz served as Honorary Grand Marshal for this year's Speed Festival. Highlights of Adamowicz's career include winning the 1968 Trans-Am Championship in the Milestone Racing Porsche 911 and the 1969 Formula 5000 ...
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