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Title: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: Wahoo on August 25, 2012, 10:13:46 PM
Driver Dick Hoffman

 Jun 20 1971      Edmonton International Speedway
 Jul    4 1971      Brainerd International Raceway "Donnybrooke"
 Sep  6 1971      Michigan International Speedway

Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: Jon Mello on August 28, 2012, 04:09:07 AM
There are just not too many pics of Hoffman's '71 Camaro out there at this time. Hopefully some will show up as we continue to research the old Trans-Am series.
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: SMKZ28 on January 09, 2013, 04:46:29 AM
Not sure if this is your car, as I think there were two Hoffman Camaros built, but here is a scan of a photo I found on page 123 of the book entitled "Camaro! From Challenger to Champion: The Complete History" by Gary L. Witzenburg.  The caption states, "Chevy engineer Dick Hoffman's Camaro built for '73 series."  Could this be a typo and they meant to write 1971 or 1972, or did he also run a car in 1973???  Anyway, I thought of this thread when I was looking at this book the other day.
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: Jon Mello on January 09, 2013, 08:00:32 PM
That "under construction" photo is of the second Hoffman Camaro, the yellow one with the black hood and red vee-shaped stripes.
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: SMKZ28 on January 09, 2013, 09:43:12 PM
That "under construction" photo is of the second Hoffman Camaro, the yellow one with the black hood and red vee-shaped stripes.

Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: Wahoo on April 22, 2013, 01:33:42 AM
painting the Camaro tonight....   
will post photos if it turns out OK. 
fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: Jon Mello on April 22, 2013, 03:20:50 AM
Cool !

Thanks for letting us know. I hope it turns out well and you're happy with it.
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: Steve Holmes on June 16, 2013, 07:45:26 PM
Any updates here? Has the car been painted?
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: Trans m on June 16, 2013, 08:47:12 PM
The two frames in the first picture up top were not intended for an F-body Camaro, were they? All the underbody pictures I've seen show that even the raced F-bodies still had individual sub-frames that were not welded together using rail of some sort....which is actually surprising considering how many performance suppliers encourage the installation of "subframe-connectors" for 2nd gen Camaro/Firebird. Wonder why...?
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: Steve Holmes on June 16, 2013, 09:00:30 PM
Those look like Corvette chassis' to me. Probably John Greenwood cars.
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: Trans m on June 16, 2013, 10:08:24 PM
Ahh, that makes much more sense. Thank you very much...I was just curious
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: kdcrmms on July 23, 2013, 12:56:51 AM
Ed great to see you and the car at Road America.  It looks great!
Should be fun next month
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: 1109RWHP on July 23, 2013, 12:58:05 AM
We need pictures!!!!
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: Jon Mello on July 23, 2013, 01:22:02 AM
We need pictures!!!!

Ditto!
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: SMKZ28 on July 23, 2013, 07:49:05 PM
We need pictures!!!!

I was at the Vintage races at Road America this past weekend.  What color is it now?  I only remember seeing a red 2nd generation Camaro.  I'll look through my pictures. 
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: mike343sharpstick on July 24, 2013, 03:01:21 AM
I have some pictures of the Greenwood vette from last weekend, should I post 'em?
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: 1109RWHP on July 24, 2013, 03:22:09 AM
YES, you should!!!
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: mike343sharpstick on July 24, 2013, 03:42:52 AM
There is a 150KB limit for attachments, so I'll do the best I can, if anyone wants higher resolution let me know.
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: mike343sharpstick on July 24, 2013, 03:49:51 AM
Couple more...
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: SMKZ28 on July 24, 2013, 09:37:29 PM
I took these pictures of an early 2nd generation Camaro at The Hawk vintage race weekend at Road America.  Is this what the car looks like now?  I don't recall seeing another early 2nd generation Camaro at the event.  I meant to go back and take more pictures of this car and the 1st generation Camaro parked in front of it but we left the paddock area and never went back.  I also saw it on track but my camera battery was out of juice by that point.

If it's not the Greenwood/Hoffman car does anyone know more about it?  I don't recall seeing this one before.
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: Jon Mello on July 24, 2013, 11:56:23 PM
I've never seen the red Camaro before. I'm sure it's not the ex-Greenwood/Hoffman Camaro but other
than that, I don't know anything about it.
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: oldtransamdriver on August 01, 2013, 09:04:48 PM
Is the Hoffman camaro likely to be at Monterey?

Robert Barg
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: Jon Mello on August 02, 2013, 05:03:07 AM
According to the entry list shown on the website, it does appear that Ed Wheatley will have the car there.

(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss309/1967z28/May%202013/Picture201_zpsbecdc2fa.jpg) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/1967z28/media/May%202013/Picture201_zpsbecdc2fa.jpg.html)

(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss309/1967z28/May%202013/Picture202_zps18b7d5bf.jpg) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/1967z28/media/May%202013/Picture202_zps18b7d5bf.jpg.html)

(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss309/1967z28/May%202013/Picture203_zpsdd11ba11.jpg) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/1967z28/media/May%202013/Picture203_zpsdd11ba11.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: klvn8r on August 05, 2013, 06:42:26 PM
The Camaro belongs to Sam LeComte......I can see my brother in the background of the photo!  They took several cars up there.  Jody O'Donnel finished third in the big Corvette race;  all were pitted together, all from Dallas.
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: crazyamc on August 06, 2013, 03:09:49 PM
The red Camaro is the ex-Gene Felton, IMSA Hilborn-injected small-block rocket.....   I really don't know much about how it's set up now, or then; but VERY fast...  Sam says it's scary... ;)
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: mike343sharpstick on August 06, 2013, 07:28:06 PM
I love vintage races, and some guys have this now, but I wish ALL the cars all had a little poster near it that described its history if there is any, weather significant or not I think its interesting.
Whether its the low-buck racer that had been racing his 70 Mustang, with his family for over 20 years, or the big dollar cars like the Greenwood Vette, I like the history.
Some cars are re-creations of vintage cars, which are also cool, but if it has a past Id like to know a little without needing to research a few cars I find to be interesting.
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: SMKZ28 on August 09, 2013, 09:20:29 PM
Thanks guys for the info on the red 2nd Gen. Camaro.
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: Wahoo on August 17, 2013, 04:09:30 PM
Road America Hawk 2013
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: oldtransamdriver on August 18, 2013, 04:50:07 PM
Car looks great - hope you are having a good wknd. at Monterey.

Robert Barg
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: Jon Mello on August 19, 2013, 06:28:11 AM
I got a chance to meet Ed Wheatley this weekend and see his car in person. Ed's a nice guy and his car really looks nice.
It's great to see this car finally returned to its original paint scheme after so many years. Here are a few shots in the paddock.

(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss309/1967z28/May%202013/Wheatley1_zps4658c8a8.jpg) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/1967z28/media/May%202013/Wheatley1_zps4658c8a8.jpg.html)

(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss309/1967z28/May%202013/Wheatley2_zpsbd891fda.jpg) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/1967z28/media/May%202013/Wheatley2_zpsbd891fda.jpg.html)

(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss309/1967z28/May%202013/Wheatley5_zps7fdeefbe.jpg) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/1967z28/media/May%202013/Wheatley5_zps7fdeefbe.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: Jon Mello on August 19, 2013, 06:33:13 AM
Here are some shots out on the track...

(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss309/1967z28/May%202013/Wheatley3_zps13b8aa7e.jpg) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/1967z28/media/May%202013/Wheatley3_zps13b8aa7e.jpg.html)

(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss309/1967z28/May%202013/Wheatley4_zps2ee103da.jpg) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/1967z28/media/May%202013/Wheatley4_zps2ee103da.jpg.html)

(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss309/1967z28/May%202013/Wheatley6_zpsfc1084a8.jpg) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/1967z28/media/May%202013/Wheatley6_zpsfc1084a8.jpg.html)

(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss309/1967z28/May%202013/Wheatley8_zps345bf2b7.jpg) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/1967z28/media/May%202013/Wheatley8_zps345bf2b7.jpg.html)

(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss309/1967z28/May%202013/Wheatley7_zps14e0d896.jpg) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/1967z28/media/May%202013/Wheatley7_zps14e0d896.jpg.html)

(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss309/1967z28/May%202013/Wheatley9_zps15a4fd05.jpg) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/1967z28/media/May%202013/Wheatley9_zps15a4fd05.jpg.html)

(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss309/1967z28/May%202013/Wheatley10_zpsa5d01dc6.jpg) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/1967z28/media/May%202013/Wheatley10_zpsa5d01dc6.jpg.html)


and a shot of the car returning to the paddock after Saturday afternoon's race...

(http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss309/1967z28/May%202013/Wheatley11_zps1a9b78d8.jpg) (http://s586.photobucket.com/user/1967z28/media/May%202013/Wheatley11_zps1a9b78d8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: 1109RWHP on August 20, 2013, 12:58:30 AM
That stripe pattern on the tail lamp panel probably made anyone behind him get dizzy from looking at it!
Title: Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman
Post by: Wahoo on October 09, 2013, 11:16:36 PM
That's the trick.....  to keep them behind me.....