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Model Specific Discussions => Trans-Am Camaros => Topic started by: crazyamc on March 25, 2014, 10:59:46 PM

Title: Stanford University Library
Post by: crazyamc on March 25, 2014, 10:59:46 PM
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog?f%5Bpub_year_isim%5D%5B%5D=1969&page=2&q=trans+am&utf8=%E2%9C%93      Literally THOUSANDS of pics from races, events, etc... "inside BRM"  Trans Am, Can Am, "Inside Cosworth"... etc...   Most of these I've never seen...  The link drops you kinda in the middle, just use the search or browse- Ever seen a Can Am Boss 494? with the valve cover off? my eyes hurt from looking at stuff-- but lots of Trans Am Camaro pics... (and a couple under the bubble hood of an AMC Javelin.... ::)    enjoy!   Ken
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: 1968RSZ28 on March 26, 2014, 12:12:08 AM
WOW!  Lots of color photos too!

https://purl.stanford.edu/sf683zk0957

I'm five minutes from Stanford; I might have to go check out this library.   :)

Paul
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: Jon Mello on March 26, 2014, 01:48:05 PM
Ken, that Revs Institute Stanford University Library link is just awesome. Spent a couple hours looking at things last night. Duke Manor took most or all of those racing shots and I called him when he was still alive but he never sold me any photos. Now it is nice to be able to see all those great shots. Thanks!
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: 1109RWHP on March 27, 2014, 04:18:22 AM
Just to let you know, if you click on a picture it takes you to a page with just that picture on it. Then click on the icon under the right side of the picture to expand to full screen. Then on the left side under the picture there is a box with the picture size. Click on that and then click on "zoom". Use the + and - at the top of the page. You really can see some detail then!
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: 1968RSZ28 on March 27, 2014, 04:51:53 AM
By George, you're right!  I zoomed in on this 1969 Z/28 from the '69 model year launch in '68 and notice the tires are Firestone Sport Car 200s...

https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/hb168gb0777

Paul
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: Jon Mello on March 28, 2014, 01:47:57 PM
Also when you search, one method is to do it by track name and don't select any year. You can get a lot of results that way that might not show up otherwise. I typed in Laguna (for Laguna Seca), Cotati, Sears (Sears Point), Thompson (Thompson Speedway), Marlboro, and got lots of results. You can also use a minus sign in front of a word to fine tune your search criteria such as Watkins Glen -F1.
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: group/7 on March 28, 2014, 02:29:32 PM
thanks a lot guys ! now my day is gone ! ! I thought at first it was to bad you could only see thumbnails, and I could whip through them. what a fantastic site.
 thank you
mike group/7
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: JoeC on March 28, 2014, 11:08:48 PM
some great photos there

here are a few I liked

Ronni Kaplan Eng logo

1969 Firebird TA with some type of composite gas tank at the 1970 GM press preview

looks like a 1969 Corvette LT1 prototype shown at the 1970 press preview
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: 69Z28-RS on March 29, 2014, 04:33:29 AM
some great photos there
here are a few I liked

Ronni Kaplan Eng logo

1969 Firebird TA with some type of composite gas tank at the 1970 GM press preview

looks like a 1969 Corvette LT1 prototype shown at the 1970 press preview

Chevrolet had *planned* to do an LT-1 in the 1969 model, but for whatever reason, it never made it to production (although it is shown in several docs, even the AIM I believe)..

Gary
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: firstgenaddict on March 29, 2014, 07:02:33 PM
The highest HP SB for 69 was L46 350 350, it was a damn strong engine, I sure wish they would have put them in Camaros.
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: firstgenaddict on March 29, 2014, 07:09:52 PM
By George, you're right!  I zoomed in on this 1969 Z/28 from the '69 model year launch in '68 and notice the tires are Firestone Sport Car 200s...

https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/hb168gb0777

Paul

Wow look at the differences...
No drip rail trim, no 302 on the ZL2 hood, rear stripes on the deck lid edge, rear stripes to rear glass trim is 3-4 inches.
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: JoeC on March 30, 2014, 04:17:51 PM
the 1969 LT1 Corvette prototype photo I posted was from 1969 but was a press pre view of the 1970 Cheverolets

that was an amazing event and since the 1970 Camaro and Corvette was not ready yet , Chevy brought out some 1969 hot rods

I believe that is where the photos of the 1969 black gold stripe ZL1 prototype Camaro was shown going around a pylon road course
but I could not find a pic of it in that collection

in this photo you can see some 1969 Camaros in the back round

Chevy had a drag strip and road course set up with timers and they let the press run the cars

there was an orange ZL1 Corvette there set up for drag racing with slicks and ran 10 sec ETs
the ZL1 Camaro black with Z stripes and rear sway bar ran the road course
I have some magazines articles on that event and one mentions a 427 Camaro drag car

in that collection of photos , you can see where there was a table with a bunch of helmets on it and some large boards showing lap times

this photo I think is Zora's test Corvette which was a  1968 Corvette L88 test car but I believe he ran a ZL1 engine in it in 1969
the 1970 Monte Carlo photo shows the 1969 Camaros with the hoods up in the background
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: firstgenaddict on March 31, 2014, 02:51:56 PM
By George, you're right!  I zoomed in on this 1969 Z/28 from the '69 model year launch in '68 and notice the tires are Firestone Sport Car 200s...

https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/hb168gb0777

Paul

AND LOOK HOW THE LETTERING IS ORIENTED ON THE SPORTS CAR 200's!
Has anyone seen a set with the Firestone letters upside down when it is on the top?
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: Jon Mello on April 01, 2014, 03:28:57 AM
In the old magazine road test of that car is the only time I have seen the letters orientated that way. Never seen an actual tire in person lettered like that. I assume it must have been a limited run done like that.
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: crazyamc on April 02, 2014, 03:03:53 PM
anybody else having trouble getting into the Revs Library pics?
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: 1109RWHP on April 03, 2014, 01:57:38 AM
No, works for me. You do know that you have to pay a fee for an on line library card don't you?
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: 169INDY on April 03, 2014, 03:19:26 AM
By George, you're right!  I zoomed in on this 1969 Z/28 from the '69 model year launch in '68 and notice the tires are Firestone Sport Car 200s...

https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/hb168gb0777

Paul

Wow look at the differences...
No drip rail trim, no 302 on the ZL2 hood, rear stripes on the deck lid edge, rear stripes to rear glass trim is 3-4 inches.


Black stripes on a NON vinyl top car, probably been discussed before as found in some of the pics at the GM photo store. I like the combo.
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: Jon Mello on April 03, 2014, 01:38:57 PM
That is a '69 car shown to the press before they were available to the public so there are some things about it that are different than a production car such as the color of the stripes, the location of the rear stripes, the cowl induction hood (that would not be available until later in the year), no 302 emblems on the hood, and the lettering on the tires.
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: JoeC on April 05, 2014, 12:27:39 PM
thought this is interesting photo at the Elkhart Lake Can Am race there were a bunch of 1968 Camaro convertibles
taped on paper sign reads "Camaro Curtesy Roger Penske's  Racing Team"
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: Jon Mello on April 05, 2014, 03:35:11 PM
Joe, that is actually up in the Quebec part of Canada at "Le Circuit Mt. Tremblant" near St. Jovite. The pictures are misidentified as being Elkhart Lake/Road America but I flagged the mislabeled ones, adding text to ID the right location and certain people in some of the shots. Hopefully the Stanford people will use that info and relabel them eventually. They are the first 15 pictures in the link below.

https://revslib.stanford.edu/?utf8=✓&utf8=✓&q=elkhart
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: SMKZ28 on April 05, 2014, 04:24:41 PM
Unbelievable.  Thank You Thank You Thank You.  My new favorite web site.  Kiss my free time goodbye!
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: yenkomark on April 07, 2014, 09:44:41 PM
  Remember the Car and Driver 1969 Camaro with the LT 1 . Car was given away in a contest later.
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: group/7 on April 08, 2014, 12:55:41 AM
yenkomark, I think you are talking about the blue maxi ? I believe that car was built with some input from penske's shop & donohue ? sunoco blue with pinstriping. 350/370hp LT1. corvette brakes etc...etc. was written up in the july '69 issue. and I think a full test in the august '69 number. I imagine that mr. mello has instant access to those copies in his library ! have mine in my hot little hand, tried to scan and post but no can do ! ???

mike group/7
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: JoeC on April 08, 2014, 11:43:04 AM
the car and driver Blue Maxi Z29 is alive and well and is in the new issue of Super Chevy
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: Jon Mello on April 08, 2014, 01:37:48 PM
I imagine that mr. mello has instant access to those copies in his library !

Mike, I should have it but I don't. You can email me your copy and I can post it for you, if you like.
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: group/7 on April 11, 2014, 02:13:29 AM
jon, thank you. don't want to sidetrack this stanford thread. will PM you with what you want.

mike group/7
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: firstgenaddict on April 14, 2014, 01:53:08 AM
Tons of unlabeled pics of some cars I havent seen mentioned.
68 Z28 No 34,
 https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/jx420pf4253
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/nf346bv6075


Penske and Donahue
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/ww994mw4510
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/hp767sc4805
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/jv752th4231
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/xh517dn9746
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/my558hp0306
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/wh875wz3060

3 cars I haven't ever seen...
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/vw942yv8963

Smokey's 68
https://revslib.stanford.edu/item/xn023wt6948


Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: Jon Mello on April 14, 2014, 01:42:42 PM
Tons of unlabeled pics of some cars I havent seen mentioned.
68 Z28 No 34,
 https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/jx420pf4253
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/nf346bv6075


Penske and Donahue
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/ww994mw4510
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/hp767sc4805
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/jv752th4231
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/xh517dn9746
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/my558hp0306
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/wh875wz3060

3 cars I haven't ever seen...
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/vw942yv8963

Smokey's 68
https://revslib.stanford.edu/item/xn023wt6948

James, I hadn't thought to look for unlabeled photos like that so now I've got more searching to do. Thanks! :)

I believe the #34 car is Skip Barber's red '68 Z that ran as #56 later at the '68 Bryar Trans-Am. Here's another photo of it... https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/tq104cr5147 (https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/tq104cr5147)

The three or four you hadn't seen were from the 1968 Sebring race.
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: group/7 on April 14, 2014, 08:22:16 PM
that # 34 camaro with the unique gauge panel, look to me like the pit lane at bridgehampton ?

group/7
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: firstgenaddict on April 15, 2014, 12:06:16 AM
How bout the 15 Penske 67 body with 68 Grille & SS hood, is that the car which was wrecked early in the 68 season?
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: firstgenaddict on April 15, 2014, 12:16:11 AM
There are TONS of shots of the Penkse Camaros and a few of an AMC garage area with the Red white and blue cars being assembled. Many Corvettes at the Daytona endurance races, The DX 67 L88 which is Dana Chevrolet's race car I believe (which would be the one which broke the wrist pin during the 24hrs of Lemans), Tony Delorenzo's/Jerry Thompsons's 68 L88, Garners L88  - ALSO some drag racing photos of Wenzels  67 Z the 67 L78 Conv BATCAR, a couple of more 67-68 dragcars. All under this heading EXACTLY -   [[label]] (with the brackets)

Select 100 per page as there are 1700 photos under this label.
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: Jon Mello on April 15, 2014, 12:16:34 AM
that # 34 camaro with the unique gauge panel, look to me like the pit lane at bridgehampton ?

group/7

Yes, I would agree it looks like Bridgehampton.

The #15 '67 body Penske Camaro won 3rd overall at Sebring (1st in T/A class) then went to Canada. Craig Fisher drove it at the Lime Rock Trans-Am as car #50.
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: Jon Mello on April 15, 2014, 12:18:51 AM
There are TONS of shots of the Penkse Camaros and a few of an AMC garage area with the Red white and blue cars being assembled. Many Corvettes at the Daytona endurance races, Tony Delarenzo's L88, Garners L88  - ALSO some drag racing photos of Wenzels  67 Z the 67 L78 Conv BATCAR, a couple of more 67-68 dragcars. All under this heading EXACTLY -   [[label]] (with the brackets)

Select 100 per page as there are 1700 photos under this label.

James, thanks for pointing that out to us. There are some really great photos there.
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: Jon Mello on September 01, 2017, 11:22:41 PM
Latest news from the Revs Institute...


Revs Institute Content to Move to New Platform

Stanford, CA - August 31, 2017 -- This message is sent on behalf of The Revs Institute (Revs) to users registered with the Revs Digital Library (RDL) - http://revslib.stanford.edu.  It is to inform you of a major change taking place in The Revs Institute Library. In 2017, Revs undertook an extensive internal review of all its financial, physical, staffing, and technical resources for all its operations.
 
Following that review, Revs decided to move its content currently hosted in the Revs Digital Library (RDL) from Stanford University to a new platform called CONTENTdm (CDM).
 
Background: In 2012, The Revs Institute decided to make its images available through a mass digitization project with an ambitious goal to add about 100,000 images per year to a digital library. The Stanford University Libraries hosted the Revs Digital Library on its systems. The Stanford team spent about a year building a complete infrastructure and workflow, and was instrumental in training and advising Revs Library staff in Naples on proper metadata protocols, adoption of standards, and vetting a third-party digital contractor. Everyone at Revs thanks the Stanford University Library (SUL) team for all their work in establishing the RDL, their support, collegiality, and collaboration.
 
Moving Forward: The new platform is hosted by OCLC, a non–profit consortium with 17,000 member libraries in 120 countries. The name Revs Digital Library will remain, and the current Stanford Library site will be renamed. CDM will make Revs images available to a wider audience, build a storefront, directly connect to the Library’s catalog, and reduce labor and server costs. The new platform will include audio, posters, text, and video, as well as images.
 
Where to Find the New Revs Digital Library: The new Revs Digital Library will become active in November 2017. The existing RDL at Stanford will remain active and accessible until CDM is fully functional. Once the new RDL is available, the images at Stanford will no longer be accessible, but the Stanford webpages will direct you to the new RDL. Information on the specific date the new RDL is live will be posted on both the Stanford and new RDL websites.
 
Changes for Users: Current users of the RDL need to be aware of two significant changes due to user accounts. The accounts were made through Stanford University, and for privacy and security reasons, the user accounts cannot be imported into the new RDL. Your accounts on the Stanford website will remain unchanged and can still be used with the Road and Track archive (which remains at Stanford).
 
The second important change concerns user galleries. Because these were made by establishing user accounts with Stanford, these cannot be imported into the new RDL. Users should keep track of the Image ID for each image (such as 2010-030BRES-1972-b1_14.0_0008) to find them in the new RDL. The weblink (starting with https://purl.stanford.edu) will not work on the new RDL. User galleries will be available until Stanford turns off the existing site. No special gallery features will be on the new RDL, but the platform will support many social media features, enhancing your use and sharing of watermarked images from the collections. We apologize for any inconvenience to those who’ve had their own user galleries, but the use of social media tools means you can share your images and interests more easily with others.

Flagging and Editing: Stanford will turn off the flagging feature and metadata editing on September 5 so the migration of data can begin. Unresolved flags will not be lost during the migration, and will be exported from the current system and reviewed on an ongoing basis. We do not have a specific timeline as to when they will be finished, but we will continue to work on the remaining flags. The priority in the new Revs Digital Library is to make the collections available as soon as possible and verify a smooth transition, and Revs will post information on when flagging can recommence. We will continue to need your support and very much want to thank all who have helped make the RDL what it is today through your generous contributions. We look forward to the next phase of our digital library and to creating an even better website and searchable archive.
 
Exciting Changes: Watch for amazing new collections on the RDL as well as stunning video, audio, posters, and text. For example, you will see clips of the rarest racing footage available at Revs. Each image will be watermarked and you can connect to your favorites pages and images using a large variety of social media services, such as Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, and many more. In addition, the new RDL will make it easier to buy images if you like, and coming soon, you’ll even be able to purchase not just digital images, but prints, canvas art, and many more products. The new RDL will also be linked into the new Revs library catalog, where you will quickly and easily be able to search for books, artifacts, and much, much more
 
The new Digital Library will make our unprecedented and amazing image archive even better. Please watch for further emails as we get closer to November and the unveiling of the new Revs Digital Library.
 
For questions about the upcoming new website, please contact The Revs Institute: https://revsinstitute.org/
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: maroman on September 02, 2017, 01:43:20 AM
Jon, I am not sure how I missed this thread before. It's supposed to rain next few days, will have time to take a look then. Thanks.
Title: Re: Stanford University Library
Post by: Jon Mello on September 03, 2017, 04:00:19 AM
You're welcome, Doug. There's a lot there to enjoy.