If you are a car enthusiast, like me, then you’ll appreciate this ’70 Mustang Gran Turismo called the “Trans-Cammer”.
One of my PR Clients, Phil Koenen of Grand Touring Garage, called me a couple of weeks ago with some great news.
Phil Koenen, owner and designer at Grand Touring Garage, built a ’70 Mustang this past year. And like all car buffs, he entered the car at the recent SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas. While enjoying the show and seeing lots of wild cars and accessories, Phil attended the awards presentation at the Palms hotel. That evening, Kazunori Yamauchi – creator of the Sony PlayStation Gran Turismo video game franchise, selected one car to be represented in the upcoming Gan Turismo 5 driving game. He selected the ’70 Mustang “Trans-Cammer” that was built by Grand Touring Garage.
Phil was extremely excited that his 600 hp Ford powered, black beauty was chosen. I have known Phil Koenen for over 25 years and know that he builds excellent cars. This just proved that! Although I was very excited to hear this news, Phil is accustomed to prestigious awards over his restoration building years. He has won numerous awards at Pebble Beach, Hillsborough, Silverado, Amelia Island and Santa Barbara and at many specialty marques shows like the National AACA Shows and the Corvette Bloomington Gold Events.
I understand that in a couple of months, the engineers, designers and other craftsmen who create the Gran Turismo game will be developing the new version using the 70 Mustang “Trans-Cammer”. I don’t know how they do their magic, but I am sure it is going to be a wild ride.
Grand Touring Garage can now add this great award to their list.