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Trans-Am Camaros / Charlie Kolb Camaro
« on: October 07, 2015, 02:02:14 AM »
I stumbled upon a photo of the Charlie Kolb Miami Speedway Park/Hurst Shifter Camaro at Sebring 1967, and was interested to note it was fitted with knock-off wheels. The image was only very small (it was on Racing Sports Cars as pictured) so it was hard to see what brand they were:

I was wondering if anyone has any larger format photos of the car with these wheels, or knows what type of wheels they were?

In all other photos I've seen of this Camaro it was fitted with steel (Corvette?) wheels.

Trans-Am Camaros / Watts Linkage And Other Locating Devices
« on: February 07, 2015, 09:59:33 PM »
I'd love to see images of the various rear end locating devices used on first gen Camaros, including both sideways movement and tramp/hop prevention devices. What worked? What didn't? Also, did GM supply their own over the counter options?

Trans-Am Camaros / Brock Yates Camaro
« on: November 11, 2014, 05:12:57 AM »
Just studying this car on the Historic Trans-Am site:

I was puzzled by the curious rear-end body shape, until it dawned on me the car has had the same treatment as the '69 T/G Firebirds with the rear fenders spliced and extra sheet metal added to widen them for the larger tires.

Is this the same car from Brock's 'Sunday Driver' book?

Trans-Am Camaros / Fender Flaring On Trans-Am Camaros
« on: August 21, 2014, 05:01:51 AM »
I am interested in learning of some of the methods used by teams running first gen Camaros for flaring their fenders. It would seem most teams modified the wheel openings to some extent to clear the tires, which grew larger by the season. It appears there was work done on most cars. As independant teams were running 67/68 Camaros by 1969/70/71, it would seem they flared the fenders a little more than on the cars built during 1967/68, as the tires kept getting bigger.

What methods did the teams use for achieving this? Did they add any metal to the lip or did they use other means?

Trans-Am Camaros / Thank You Jon
« on: December 19, 2013, 08:28:19 AM »
Jon, I just wanted to extend a huge thank you to you for this amazing forum. The information you've been posting on here is a joy to read, an absolute treasure trove. Many thanks for all your hard work.

Trans-Am Camaros / New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds
« on: July 16, 2011, 11:20:43 PM »
Hi guys, this is an amazing forum you have going here. My good friend Bruce Thompson (Bruce302) informed me of it. I am really impressed with some of the rare photographs you've managed to unearth, particularly of the many privateer cars which didn't enjoy the level of exposure the factory cars did.

I hope you don't mind me muddying the waters a little here by starting a separate thread on the Camaro's that raced 'down-under', but I thought some of you might find this interesting. Jon, if you feel this in inappropriate for this forum, please feel free to delete or move it.

This Camaro (sponsored by Lexington cigarettes) was built for and raced by Spencer (Spinner) Black for the New Zealand Saloon Car Championship. It debuted in 1968. It was built from a road car, it wasn't an imported race car as many were in NZ. The engine was 327ci, as New Zealand had a 5,500cc engine limit until 1971, when it was changed to 6,000cc.

Apologies for these images being a little smaller in size, I have copied and pasted some of them from my own historic racing website.

This photo was supplied by Mike Feisst

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