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Trans-Am Camaros / 1968 SCCA Camaro Homologation Papers - anyone have them?
« on: September 21, 2017, 03:08:47 AM »
With the fantastic help of the International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen - who has much of the SCCA's archives - I've recently been sent the SCCA homologation papers for the '67, and '69 Camaros, as well as the '69, '70, and '71 Javelins. Unfortunately, they haven't found any such documents for the 1968 Camaro.

As the Donohue/Penske book has turned a bit more technical, I'm hoping to track down as much as I can so I can connect the dots between seasons.

Might anyone here have - or know where to find - the '68 SCCA papers?

FYI, I'll confirm that it's ok to post these docs here with the IMRRC, and if so I'll share everything I can.


In Paul Van Valkenburgh's "Chevrolet=Racing?" book, he mentions in the Penske/Donohue chapter (pages 177/178 in the original 1972 edition) that Chevrolet Engineering quietly produced a pamphlet recommending setup information for privateers in 1968.

Photos of the passage are attached below.

Does anyone here have a copy they might be able to scan and send to me - or even simply publish it here? I'm looking for as much technical data on the setup of the Penske cars as I can gather for my book.

I was at the GM Heritage Center this morning, poring through engineering papers on the Z/28 package, but the archivist at GM hasn't seen this document - he's been searching.

Thanks for any help you can give!

I'm Chris Tonn, a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio, and I've been contracted to write a book covering the golden era of Trans-Am, specifically about Mark Donohue.

As I wasn't around during the time, I'll need some help with photos.

Some of the threads here (especially look quite helpful, but if anyone has period photos that they'd like to share for this project, I'd be eternally grateful.

You can contact me here on the forum, or email chtonn AT gmail DOT com and we can chat.

Once the book is done (next spring/summer) I'll be sure to link it here. The publisher has even mentioned some giveaway copies.


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