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.
Tony Adamowicz F5000 Eagle Mk5
Tony Adamowicz 1969 F5000 champion races his original Eagle Mk5 at the US Vintage GP 2008 at Watkins Glen. Famed designer of the Shadow TI22 Peter Byrant len...
Tony Adamowicz 1968 Trans Am Championship Porsche
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One Lap Of LeMans as Tony Adamowicz
Just enjoying Virtual LeMans whilst pretending to be Tony as he was when the Legend was beginning.
Shelby CAN-AM SVRA Indy Tony Adamowicz Brickyard Invitational
Brickyard Invitational, SVRA, Indy, Group 10, Tony Adamowicz, June 6, 2014, Road Course, Shelby CAN-AM, Bob Johnston.
Tony A2Z and the PRDA Cannonball Run
Tony Adamowicz interview with Road America's track announcer Eric Mueller about his Cannonball Run experience.
Tony a2z Rear Camera SVRA Indy Road 2014
Tony a2z Adamowicz returns to Indy after 44 years. This was only Tony's third session in the car and on the new road course at Indy. The car is the Shelby CA...
Tony a2z Adamowicz Shelby CAN-AM #38 Debrief Indy 2014
Tony Adamowicz returned to Indy after a 44 year absence. In this video Tony provides feedback to car owner Bob Johnston about the #38 Shelby CAN-AM.
Tony "a2z" Adamowicz 40th Anniversary Formula 5000 Race 1
1 of 2 - Tony "a2z" Adamowicz 40th Anniversary Formula 5000 Race Sears Point 2008 Wine Country Classic Formula 5000 40th anniversary race. In-car video of To...
Tony "a2z" Adamowicz 40th Anniversary Formula 5000 Race 2
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... and Milt Minter, a result that was good enough to claim the win in the over 2 litre GT category. The same car won again two years later with John Woodrer and Fred Phillips and in 1979, thanks to Modena Sports Cars and John Morton and Tony Adamowicz.
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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 ...
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 11:41:16 -0800
La stessa vettura trionfò anche due anni dopo con Jon Woodrer e Fred Phillips e nel 1979 grazie al team Modena Sports Cars e a John Morton e Tony Adamowicz. ferrari daytona 1998 Il colpo del 1998. Gli anni Ottanta furono avari di successi in America ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Sports Car Digest
Wed, 27 Oct 2010 06:12:20 -0700
1969 Gurney Eagle of Tony 'A2Z' Adamowicz The CSRG Charity Challenge 2010 was held the first weekend in October on the 12-turn, 2.52-mile Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, offering a spectacular venue for the grand finale of the F5000 Revival ...
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