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Promotional Events and Concept Cars / Re: 1967 Camaro Z28 show car
« on: February 16, 2020, 02:50:59 PM »
I also agree.  Thanks a lot for finding and posting that, Scott.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Removable front end common?
« on: February 16, 2020, 01:20:33 AM »
Yes, that clue should tell you what you need to know.  Hole in core support slips over that tube section and held in place by a hair pin or similar.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos
« on: February 16, 2020, 01:15:19 AM »
The Corvette radiators were aluminum vs brass for the Camaro radiators, hence a little weight savings.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Gorries Black Panther Camaro
« on: February 15, 2020, 04:40:44 PM »
Nice article from the Windsor Star newspaper.  Looks like other dealers paid Gorries to be a franchise and then could create their own Black Panthers from a car in stock or special ordered.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Z-28 articles and road tests
« on: February 15, 2020, 04:09:33 PM »
Here's a Z-28 article from The Atlanta Constitution newspaper, August 1967.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Mt Tremblant 4-Hour race, May 21 1967
« on: February 15, 2020, 03:58:27 PM »
Here's an article from the race as found in the Montreal Gazette newspaper, May 22, 1967.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« on: February 15, 2020, 05:07:08 AM »
Waking up this thread, here's a photo I found of the "Creitz" '67 Camaro with some damage, any idea  where this might be ?

Jon ?



Vick Campbell raced the car in the Nascar GT series in 1968 and I believe that damage occurred at the Sandhill 250 at Rockingham.


Robert is still having trouble getting on the forum but told me via email "Rick says it is the same car."

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Fire Extinguishers
« on: January 31, 2020, 02:49:23 AM »
Thanks for posting the information. Your last sentence is confusing.  Was there a number stamped somewhere in the upper portion and, if so, where was it?

Robert Barg is having troubles accessing the forum but here's what he said to me today about the red #78 Camaro above...

"That 69 Camaro which Rick purchased from Alfie in 72, was originally thought to have been the Mo Carter Camaro, but then we learned that it was also built in the Mo Carter shop, maybe from a Firebird shell? Rick raced it in the Mosport Carter charity unofficial T/A race in 72 but was DNF. Also in 72 I teamed up with him (built a Chev ramp truck) and we raced it in 3 Camel GT races in the (2-5L) class, which Bishop had kept for ex T/A racers - had 3 3rds in that class. I raced in the 73 Lime Rock T/A but the engine blew - cobbled another engine together for the 73 Glen T/A which was red/flagged near the end because of rain and fog and the race finish reverted back to the previous lap.  We came in for fuel and put on rains, but got caught out in the scoring and some reports said we were DNF, but not so - was passing lots of cars in the rain when red/flagged, but the scoring people missed our pit stop before the start/finish line.

Rick had business commitments later that year and this car was sold to Leon Alain in PQ (he was a previous T/A racer in a 68 Camaro).

Don't know if Leon ever raced it, but it was apparently burned up in a garage fire - don't know what happened to the remains - had some contact with him a long time ago."

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any?
« on: January 07, 2020, 04:31:44 AM »
Scott, many thanks for your continuing efforts to document the various Trans-Am pace cars.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Tom Yeager
« on: January 07, 2020, 04:29:06 AM »
Sad news and very sorry to hear of the loss of yet another Trans-Am driver from back in the day.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Websites that might be of interest to us
« on: December 30, 2019, 02:45:19 PM »
Sad news, Mike.  Thanks for sharing.  Horst was another great driver and will be missed.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cross Ram Hood - Fiberglass -
« on: December 30, 2019, 05:34:22 AM »
Here is a thread showing Warren Malkin's very cool '69 Z equipped with an authentic GM fiberglass hood, 1x4 adapter plate, snorkel-less air cleaner and other very cool pieces.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cross Ram Hood - Fiberglass -
« on: December 30, 2019, 05:29:23 AM »
Here are some Chevrolet issued installation instruction sheets and part of a blueprint for the fiberglass hood, all courtesy of Warren Malkin.

Thanks for sharing these with us Warren!

A closer look...

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