Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - oldtransamdriver

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 22
1
Trans-Am Camaros / 1967 Crows Landing T/A program
« on: November 16, 2017, 05:48:11 PM »
This program is now listed on ebay - not cheap!  Also find on the d king gallery site.

Robert

2
Sometime in 70 the camaro got a new paint job - yellow with black stripes.  We are loaded up
ready to head out - not sure where - maybe the Glen, Bryar, or St. Jovite?  You can see the borrowed 69
Dodge 1/2 ton pick-up, I borrowed from a friend, is a might over-loaded!  The single axle trailer was
was probably borrowed from one of owner Al's stock car friends. This pic was taken outside of Al's
house in Weston Ontario - suburb of Toronto.

Robert

3
yes, have seen them both before.  #48 I believe is at Michigan International taken at an scca
event in 69.  I shared the car that weekend with GM engineer/racer Dick Hoffman who was going
to help us with car set-up etc- he had already been racing a 67 (H&H Racing) and worked at the
GM MIlford proving grounds, and had lots of test miles on that track.

Robert

4
Thanks Mike

It was 50 years ago about this time of year I made that deal with Mo to buy that car.
It was sold to me as a roller - no engine or tranny.  Had rear drum brakes and street
Koni shocks, and a very basic roll cage.

Had no idea at that time what Trans-Am adventures lay ahead !

Robert

5
Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Penske Camaro replica
« on: November 07, 2017, 05:29:12 AM »
I met Ron at the  "How to Cheat in the Trans-Am"  tribute night at the Petersen Museum
Nov. 5/09.  He was one of the speakers.  I was amazed at some of the stories I heard, and
I'm sure there were more to tell!  I understand he was very involved in the building of the
68 & 69 Penske camaros.

Robert

6
Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Recommended Reading
« on: August 17, 2017, 05:59:51 AM »
I hope to meet Dan Lipetz this Saturday at our local British Columbia HMR event at the Mission
Raceway Road Course.  He is supposed to bring a copy of his book.

On a sad note I just learned that Dave Bean, of Dave Bean Engineering has recently passed.  Dave was
well known for his Lotus parts business and I believe he is the same Dave Bean who worked with the
Jerry Titus TG Firebird T/A program in 69/70.

Robert

7
Trans-Am Camaros / Re: HTA 2018 schedule
« on: August 10, 2017, 03:27:25 AM »
Al, I think the big crash-up happened in 69.  I did not race there till 70.  I remember either
a gas or exhaust leak that year and was feeling very ill by the end of the race - just made it to
the finish.

Robert

8
Trans-Am Camaros / Re: HTA 2018 schedule
« on: August 09, 2017, 01:41:34 AM »
Al, not a shifter problem, but a flat tire at the far end of the track.  Had to slowly drive back to the
pits.  Had qualified 11th after some of the hotshoes  didn't get out on the track in time due to some rain
at the end of the session.

Yes, a good place to revisit.  Was a great track to drive. One more visit?

Robert

9
Trans-Am Camaros / Re: HTA 2018 schedule
« on: August 06, 2017, 04:58:47 PM »
Jim,

My experience is that you will get the most "bang for your buck" at Monterey.  They
traditionally have the largest HTA grid. There are some 400+ other vintage race cars in the
paddock to look at.  Lots of other car stuff that weekend - Pebble Beach, auctions etc.

However,  you will spend lots of bucks - hotels and motels jack up their rates x 3 and you
will need to book them early.  Might have to go to Gilroy or other surrounding towns.

You will not regret Monterey if it is in your bucket!  I have been 9 times since 85!

Robert

10
Trans-Am Camaros / HTA 2018 schedule
« on: August 06, 2017, 05:28:00 AM »
Just noticed the 2018 HTA schedule which includes Long Beach - 5 races in total
including St. Jovite and RA -  hmm.

Robert

11
Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Kent T/A 50th celebration by SOVREN
« on: July 10, 2017, 03:51:18 AM »
Sorry, no - but see  29th annual pnw historics  you tube and some races also

Robert

12
Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Kent T/A 50th celebration by SOVREN
« on: July 08, 2017, 02:26:37 AM »
Had a great weekend tramping around the paddock and visiting, but very
tiring for this old local yuk.
Did get to meet Joe Conte (68 factory Javelin) - not sure who raced it after Penske/Donohue
in 70.
Also met Lance Smith with the first Hoffman 70 camaro.
Bob Morton (ex Ken Deckman camaro) had his own 68 camaro race car on display
and for sale for only $45 K - complete with twin GM 4 bl set-up. Bob has retired from racing.

Robert

13
Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Kent T/A 50th celebration by SOVREN
« on: July 04, 2017, 03:48:42 PM »
Mike

Sent you a message.

Robert

14
Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Kent T/A 50th celebration by SOVREN
« on: July 01, 2017, 05:59:38 AM »
Jerry was referring to the local amateur drivers who would show up to fill the grid,
and of course, get in his way.

Robert

15
Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Kent T/A 50th celebration by SOVREN
« on: June 30, 2017, 06:26:35 PM »
Jim,

Motorsportreg still has the entry list posted.

I see that Lance Smith has entered the first Hoffman 70 T/A camaro which I owned for a time
and raced in 3 1980 T/A races.

I will be hanging around in the paddock - Paul Haym has me as a crew member for
his BMW BS race car, not that I'm much help. ha ha.  Paul also has a 510 race car.
My old racing buddy Gil Stuart will be there with his Volvo.  Back in the day I raced my
67 camaro against Gil and his Javelin in Ontario club racing.

Robert

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 22