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1  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Bill Thomas /race cars on: November 25, 2014, 10:12:44 PM
It is believed that the decal shown below is the style used in two places on the front fender of Porterfield's orange Camaro.


Jon Mello Collection
2  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Bill Thomas /race cars on: November 25, 2014, 10:00:27 PM
Bill Thomas had some involvement with Andy Porterfield's '68 Z/28 Trans-Am car, building the
race engine, providing the headers and exhaust, and contributing to the chassis set-up.




Jon Mello Collection
3  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Brock Yates Camaro on: November 24, 2014, 11:58:31 PM
The title of the book more or less describes his driving style.

AL

     Too funny, Al    Cheesy
4  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Bill Thomas /race cars on: November 24, 2014, 10:52:05 PM
Looks like somebody bought the rockers and all the other pics have been taken down from the ad.
5  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Bill Thomas /race cars on: November 24, 2014, 02:52:51 PM
Here's a set of what I assume are Bill Thomas magnesium rocker arms. They've been for sale on ebay for at least a couple of months.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-MAGNESIUM-THOMAS-ROCKER-ARMS-SBC-HOT-ROD-CUSTOM-GASSER-NOSTALGIA-RACING-/310949930910?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item48660f679e&vxp=mtr

I've seen M/T rocker arms but it has been quite some time since I last did.
6  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Bill Thomas /race cars on: November 24, 2014, 11:08:19 AM
Original Bill Thomas waterslide decals.

1966 and earlier style


1967 and later style
7  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Bill Thomas /race cars on: November 23, 2014, 06:25:02 PM
Thanks, Mike.

Bad Bascom was a really neat car. A fuel-injected 327 Corvette engine and independent rear suspension in a Chevy II road racer.
Here's a short article on it from the same issue of Car & Driver magazine.  412 horsepower and 2130 lbs. How much fun could
you have with that?  Grin    (Jon Mello Collection)



8  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Bill Thomas /race cars on: November 23, 2014, 04:48:17 PM
November 1963 Car & Driver article I posted previously but worth putting into a devoted Bill Thomas thread. My folks had
a '63 Corvair when I was a kid, but unfortunately Bill Thomas had not worked his magic on it.  (Jon Mello Collection)





9  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Bill Thomas /race cars on: November 23, 2014, 04:44:27 PM
as a little tyke...Cheetah was my car on our HO slot car track...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zKV2H5epNE        not a very good you tube  but our track was about the same size and the car was the same color   memories... precious

     I had an HO scale Cheetah slot car as a kid too. Certainly one of my favorite cars at a young age and I still think they are pretty awesome.
10  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Bill Thomas /race cars on: November 22, 2014, 12:41:29 PM
























11  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Bill Thomas /race cars on: November 22, 2014, 12:37:17 PM






















12  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Bill Thomas /race cars on: November 22, 2014, 12:32:09 PM
Bill Thomas Race Cars catalog, believed to be from 1965. Lots of neat stuff contained within. (Jon Mello Collection)



























13  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet on: November 18, 2014, 11:42:41 PM
Jon, in relation to the last couple of posts, just curious, what is the publishing date on that Camaro special magazine from Parkhurst that you put up on this thread post #37, back in June of this year. there is mention of the Dana 427 car there.

Mike..group/7

      It simply states Copyright 1967. There is no specific month called out.
14  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Hickory GT race - 6/9/69 on: November 16, 2014, 05:09:01 PM
Some neat pictures, there.  Thanks, Scott.
15  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet on: November 16, 2014, 12:43:10 AM
VT & Jon, I pulled my September '66 copy of Car Life, nothing that I spotted on Dana Camaros. in the article "The Sudden Sedan" mentioned briefly is the possibility of there being Camaros in the Trans-Am series next year..'67.

group/7

     Thanks, Mike.

Jon have you checked out... oldracingcars.com for more information on race tracks back in the day 67" 68" 69".

     Vince, I have not checked out that website in a long time. I probably should post more on some of the tracks that the T/A series raced at back then.
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