The Trans Am Sequence offered by Pirelli is featured in a brand-new exhibit within the Savoy Vehicle Museum celebrating the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Pirelli. The exhibit is a collaboration between the museum, positioned in Cartersville, Ga., and Pirelli, whose United States manufacturing plant is positioned in close by Rome, Ga. Among the many gadgets which element the tire producer’s historical past and prowess, the show contains a 2022 Trans Am racecar with a one hundred and fiftieth anniversary livery designed by CG Detroit.
The exhibit, entitled “Pirelli: The Story of a Firm – A 150-Yr Historical past of Ardour and Innovation,” contains a line-up of 11 manufacturing and motorsport autos starting from 1947 to 2022, culminating with an 850+ horsepower Trans Am TA class Chevrolet Camaro on mortgage from Trans Am winner and longtime competitor Jon “Chevy” Leavy.
Leavy has competed in Trans Am since 1996, and his most up-to-date victory is a TA Masters Class win at Sebring Worldwide Raceway in 2020. Leavy has a various historical past in motorsports. He’s an SCCA ITGT Southeast Area champion and Hialeah Speedway Restricted Late Mannequin champion, and he has pushed in prestigious occasions such because the 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Daytona.
“I’ve been racing professionally since 1979, and of all the differing kinds of racecars I’ve pushed in, nothing compares to competing in Trans Am in opposition to a few of the most expert street racers on the earth at lots of the greatest tracks in North America,” stated Leavy. “The uncooked horsepower and lack of any digital driver help emphasizes the driving force’s means to regulate the racecar, and the Pirelli 18-inch P Zero tires add the grip wanted to get all of the horsepower to the bottom and the required stability to the racecar’s dealing with all through your entire race. I’m so proud to be included on this exhibit, and to be a part of the historical past and legacy of Pirelli and Trans Am.”
The scheme for Leavy’s automobile was designed by CG Detroit Artwork Director Joe Mikulas with enter from Leavy, Trans Am President John Clagett and Orazio Mastracchio from Pirelli. CG Detroit, which has been within the motorsports graphics enterprise since 1987, is the Official Graphics Firm of Trans Am and has labored with the sequence for greater than 20 years.
“Trans Am is honored to be part of the ‘Pirelli: The Story of a Firm – A 150-Yr Historical past of Ardour and Innovation’ exhibit on the Savoy Vehicle Museum,” stated Trans Am President John Clagett. “It was a collaborative effort, with particular thanks going to Jon Leavy, a long-time Trans Am racer who offered us along with his Trans Am TA class Camaro. CG Detroit performed a key function in designing a panoramic wrap that screams ‘Made in America.’ Leavy’s No. 18 Camaro showcases the Pirelli 18-inch P Zero race tires, which absolutely illustrates Pirelli’s newest Trans Am improvement.”
The exhibit, which is now open, runs via Sunday, September 4, 2022. For extra data, together with admission, hours of operation, and site, go to www.savoymuseum.org.