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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Interview with Gary Morgan, Trans-Am racer
« on: January 15, 2018, 06:06:15 PM »
Robert, I believe it was originally restored as just a show car 25 years ago.  I questioned at the time why it wasn't restored to go vintage racing.  I have never seen it in person at any of the vintage events held at Road America, but that doesn't mean that it isn't racing on the East or West Cost.  I'm sure Jon would know more. 

On a side note, you can currently purchase a GMP produced 1:18th scale version of the car lots of places including Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/1967-Chevy-Camaro-Heinrich-Chevy-Land/dp/B0733LHXK5

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any?
« on: January 14, 2018, 04:02:22 PM »
Here are a few more cool pictures of the 1968 Camaro RS/SS 396 convertible used to pace the 24 Hours of Daytona on February 3/4, 1968.  This is the car that was driven by actor/motorsport enthusiast James Garner.  He clearly can be seen in the fourth picture going off the track!  I found them at the Revs Digital Library and if you click on the links you can use the zoom-in tools to get extreme close ups if you wish.  Additional pictures of the car can be seen in reply #77 on page six as well as replies #204, 206 & 207 on page fourteen of this thread.

Picture 1: http://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/collection/p17257coll1/id/45913/rec/183
Picture 2: http://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/collection/p17257coll1/id/44484/rec/220
Picture 3: http://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/collection/p17257coll1/id/10881/rec/582
Picture 4: http://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/collection/p17257coll1/id/142314/rec/891

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Interview with Gary Morgan, Trans-Am racer
« on: January 14, 2018, 05:06:14 AM »
I found this picture at the Revs Digital Library.  It shows the Gary Morgan Camaro Z28 parked in the grass with its hood up a few cars above the van with the ladder on its roof.  Is that the air cleaner assembly on the roof?  Click on the link and use the zoom-in tools to get a closer look.

http://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/collection/p17257coll1/id/360386/rec/581

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any?
« on: January 13, 2018, 09:32:41 PM »
I found three pictures at the Revs Digital Library that show that a 1970 Ford Thunderbird was used as the pace car for the Trans Am race held at Sears Point International Raceway in Sonoma, California on September 21, 1969.  In the first picture, just above Bucknum's Camaro, you can see the door is open to the Thunderbird and when you use the zoom-in feature at the web site you can clearly see that it says "pace car" written on it.  Next to the Thunderbird is a 1969 Mustang Mach 1 with something also on the door.  With its proximity to the pace car, I'm not sure if this was a back up pace car or just some other car used by the track in some type of official capacity.  You can also see the rear of the Mach 1 in the third picture when you zoom in. 

This same track used a 1969 Shelby GT500 to pace the Wiebel 150 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model event on June 8, 1969 as evidenced by the picture from the 1969 Trans Am race program posted by Jon Mello in post #20 on page two of this thread, so maybe the Mach 1 was used to pace some other event at the track.  I also have a couple pictures showing that a 1969 Boss 302 Mustang was used to pace the F5000 event held at the track in 1969.  I mention these Mustangs because of "69MACH1AQUA's" recent post about a 1969 Mach 1 Mustang pace car at Riverside International Raceway.  He also PM'd me over at the Camaro Pace Car web site asking me about the car.  Perhaps the MACH 1 he was talking about was used at Sears Point and not at Riverside.  Both of these tracks were/are in California and maybe a previous owner got them mixed up when he said that the car was used as a pace car??  Just a thought.

Picture 1: http://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/collection/p17257coll1/id/151897/rec/50

Picture 2: http://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/collection/p17257coll1/id/163259/rec/22

Picture 3: http://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/collection/p17257coll1/id/134915/rec/17

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any?
« on: January 11, 2018, 07:03:40 PM »
Here is a picture of the 1972 Ford Mustang convertible that was used to pace the Trans Am race held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio on June 4, 1972.  I found it on page 213 of the recently published book entitled, "Trans-Am Era The Golden Years in Photographs: 1966-1972" by Daniel Lipetz.  An additional picture of the car can be seen in Reply #215 on page fifteen of this thread.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any?
« on: January 11, 2018, 06:58:30 PM »
Here is a color picture of the pace lap for the Schaefer Trans Am race held at Lime Rock Park, Lime Rock, Connecticut on May 9, 1970.  You can see the 1970 Iso Rivolta at the head of the field.  It was posted to the Historic SCCA Pro Racing Trans Am Series Fan Group page on Facebook by Marvin Gray.  Additional info and pictures of the car can be seen in reply #83 on page six of this thread.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: HTA 2018 schedule
« on: August 16, 2017, 01:51:30 PM »
Yeah, great to see they are coming back to Road America!!!

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Oh, did that remind me of the Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In show with Judy Carne, the "sock it to me" girl.....

Mike

You be your sweet bippy!

By the way they are now showing the full one hour episodes of Laugh In, in chronological order, on the Decades Channel.  Here in Chicago it airs twice a day.  Once at 5:00pm and a different episode at 8:00pm.  They are currently in the fall of 1970 without many of the original cast like Carne, but it's still funny!

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any?
« on: February 12, 2017, 09:49:21 PM »
Here is a cool shot of the 1968 or 1969 AMC AMX Pace Car on the pace lap for the Mission Bell 250 Trans Am race at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California on September 8, 1968.  I found it on page 69 of the recently published book entitled, "The History of AMC Motorsports" by Bob McClurg.

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Found a couple of interesting pictures on the Revs Institute Library web site taken at the Herald Traveler Challenge Trophy Trans Am event held at Bryar Motorsports Park in Loudon, New Hampshire on July 20, 1969.  The first picture shows a row of new 1969 Mach 1 and Shelby Mustangs in the Mustang Corral outside of the Ford tent.  On the Shelby GT350 closest to the photographer you can see a bumper sticker placed on the front quarter panel between the wheel arch and the drivers door that states, "FORD SOCK IT TO EM!"  The funny thing is at the bottom of the second picture you can see a 1968 Camaro Z28 with an altered version of the same Ford produced sticker posted in the rear window that states, "SOCK IT TO FORD."  The clever owner obviously got one of the bumper stickers, cut it in half and stuck it to his window in the altered way, leaving out the "EM!"  Pretty funny!  The only way to see these bumper stickers is to click on to the following links, then click onto the actual picture and use the magnification buttons to zoom in as close as possible.

1) https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/qx970jd0643

2) https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/vt518ry3325

3) http://picclick.ca/Ford-Bumper-Sticker-Vintage-Late-1960s-152276559143.html

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet
« on: February 10, 2017, 06:10:01 PM »
Here is one with the 1969's.  Look at all the Camaros and Vettes!!!  See it here: http://annualmobiles.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2016-11-28T06:09:00-08:00&max-results=15&start=60&by-date=false

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet
« on: February 10, 2017, 06:03:40 PM »
Check out these fantastic Dana ads that were apparently found in the back of local High School yearbooks from 1967 and 1968.  I love the copy that says, "Dana 427 Camaros....the first sensible solution for the car enthusiast with a Ferrari taste and a Camaro bankroll"

See these and over 1,800 other cool ads here: http://annualmobiles.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2016-12-28T07:58:00-08:00&max-results=15&start=30&by-date=false   Just scroll down and click on the ad for a larger version.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any?
« on: February 05, 2017, 06:47:35 PM »
I found a cool picture on Flickr of the 1967 Ford Galaxie Convertible at the head of the field prior to the start of the 1967 Daytona 24 hour Continental at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida on February 4, 1967.  Several Trans Am cars participated in this race.  Unfortunately, the picture can not be downloaded so click here to see it: https://www.flickr.com/photos/smuckatelli/32364189416/in/photolist-RiUVXN-RgGN7s-RoyktH-RvM5b5-RoykFX-QeDYao-Rwbvfr-qdkMmo-QKhcnN-R114xm-pE8Fki-Quhk7o-GZKXPF-Qw3nc5-RoyH9N-RsAtgy-G81HU3-RsAucG-Rkr988-RAk5k1-QeYdoN-GZvwBs-Qhtx7t-RsAvzm-RsAwLE-RAxsTh-PVwvDu-FeMMNU-Hzwy5D-Rsyran-GZvwfA-DzMubD-G81GM3-EJE9KM-RrL3R7-HSDuEE-HVAbe8-FuRQge-RfNEUN-C8aA1g-EJsCR1-RrQB4a-QWkxmU-G875yZ-RdQBya-PABED7-R4A6sG-RebtES-QeDYyE-RiVywK

See more info, pictures, and footage showing the Galaxie on page twelve of this thread, replies #170 and 171, page thirteen, reply #185 and page 14, reply #199.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Walter Parkins 1970 Trans Am Z/28 Camaro
« on: February 05, 2017, 12:00:31 AM »
I thought I remembered seeing a color picture of this car that isn't included in this thread.  I checked the Canadian site autocourse.ca and sure enough their is a picture of the car in the paddock for the Molson Trans-Am held at Sanair Internationale, Ste-Pie, Québec on July 30, 1972.  It has the green rear spoiler and the odd font #77 on the door.  Check out all their racing pics throughout the years here: http://www.autocourse.ca/index.php?file=photos.html

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John Webber also posted this color shot of the red 1970 Ford Mustang convertible pace car leading the big boys at the Trans Am race held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio on June 7, 1970.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HistoricTransAmRacing/?multi_permalinks=1040461789323472&notif_t=group_highlights&notif_id=1463366259369596

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