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2266  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Monterey "Historics" on: August 22, 2011, 09:39:19 PM
I never got an explanation but I saw damage to the #77 Challenger, #2 Javelin and #61 Boss Mustang.
2267  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Sunoco fueling rig on: August 22, 2011, 08:07:36 PM
Don Lee had a neat surprise on display at Monterey. He had received original blueprints of the Sunoco fueling tower as used at the
'69 Wolverine Trans-Am and decided to recreate it based on those prints. Not only is it recreated in appearance, it is fully functional!
I was told he ran a few demonstrations using colored water and pumping it into the original '68 Daytona fuel tank from his car.
Unfortunately, I missed each demonstration.









2268  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: August 22, 2011, 07:37:15 PM
Nick, thanks for posting those images. On The Roaring Season I saw the photos that were posted by Leo D, as seen below. The pictures without the stripes appear to confirm what Ron Ogilvie said... that it was just a red car when it got on the ship.







I have not seen Bill Thomas do a double exhaust out both sides of the car and in the photos above it does appear that the car has single outlets to each side as prepared by Bill Thomas Race Cars. Regarding the brake booster as seen over on the passenger side of the engine compartment, that is not any kind of General Motors or Chevrolet piece of equipment. I'm sure it definitely has to do with the interference posed by the mounting of the Weber carbs. As for what sort of car the booster may have been sourced from, for some reason a Lotus Cortina comes to mind. I thought I remembered a strange location for the booster in those cars but it may have been something else under the hood of one of those cars that struck me as odd. Those brake fluid reservoirs are also not GM and are most likely of European origin.
2269  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 22, 2011, 06:53:58 PM
Welcome. I don't have any photos of the car. My youngest brother has most of the pictures our family took
when we attended the Road America races from 1970-1974. I know there are two or three photos of Carl's
car at the following link if you look under the year 1972.

http://www.autocourse.ca/index.php?file=photos.html

I think I have the double-adjustable Konis off of that car. I think it was damaged and parted out. No?
2270  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 22, 2011, 06:42:23 PM
Bruce, the NNJR SCCA (Northern New Jersey Region) tech sticker on the outer RH headlight is what I used to speculate about where those two photos were taken. It wasn't on there at Mid-Ohio and has been seen on other cars at Bridgehampton.
2271  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: August 22, 2011, 06:28:57 PM
Mike, definitely some more trimming and shaping to do with that piece but something very useable to start with. I suppose you and Bruce may be right about how the overlays will be received by others.
2272  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Monterey "Historics" on: August 22, 2011, 06:12:16 PM
Lane, thanks for posting the photos. I'm sorry we weren't able to meet up over the weekend. I had my middle brother and my kids with me
and we did not spend too much time in any one place. Never made it up to the corkscrew or the outside part of the track. I'm glad to see
you had an opportunity to meet Chad though. They sure had the Trans-Am cars packed in like jelly beans, which I don't think anybody liked.
I suppose that's the new reality of how things are going to be since they expanded the amount of race groups for the weekend. I saw that
they added speed readouts on top of the bridge on the main straight, which was pretty neat. Saw quite a few cars in the 120+ mph range.
2273  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firestone racing tires --- new reproduction on: August 22, 2011, 05:56:23 PM
Over the weekend at the Monterey Historics, I saw Coker Tire's display of the new Firestone racing tires. Here are a few pics of the 12.00-15.







2274  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: August 19, 2011, 05:00:05 PM
Thanks for the further update, Mike. That front valence work looks tricky and complicated but I'm sure you'll work your way through it. That's terrific that you are finding the tire pictures (and others) from the Mid-Ohio and Wolverine Trans-Ams being very beneficial to your efforts. Really cool that you will be able to recreate the smallest details such as the "For Racing Use Only" writing and also cast them in pliable black resin.
2275  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: August 19, 2011, 04:51:29 PM
Nick, very nice to have you sign up here and share with us what you found out from Ron Ogilvie. We hope you find the one or two lucky breaks you need to finally track the car down. Do you mind posting here some of the photos you have of the car in its original red and white color scheme? Thank you and good luck!
2276  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 19, 2011, 01:49:40 PM
Re the Titus Firebirds running without spoilers, I believe that they turned up with aftermarket (ie non factory) spoilers, the front had some funnel shaped ducts, this was questioned by the SCCA, and they had to remove them before the race start.
 
Bruce.

These two photos found in Michael Lamm's Fabulous Firebirds book show the funnel shaped front spoilers you are talking about, Bruce. It appears that Jerry Titus is in the driver's seat in the one photo but that is Milt Minter's car (#37). It appears these photos are from the Bridgehampton Trans-Am in New York state a couple of weeks after the Mid-Ohio race. Michael Lamm indicates the Firebirds were allowed to run with these.


2277  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 19, 2011, 12:38:53 AM
There is no doubt that you and your terrific photos are greatly appreciated here, Ron. Besides the posted comments, I get private emails attesting to that as well.

Here's a Mid-Ohio Trans-Am race report from my June 28, 1969 issue of Competition Press and Autoweek.











2278  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: August 18, 2011, 09:54:03 AM
A couple of color photos taken at the Wolverine Trans-Am but found in the 1970 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am program.

Milt Minter's Firebird


Mark Donohue pit stop
2279  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 17, 2011, 11:18:46 PM
Selected pages from the 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am program, courtesy of Ron Lathrop. Thanks again, Ron!























































2280  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Are These Items For Real ? on: August 17, 2011, 01:49:16 PM
You're welcome, Rick. I will say that the rack, or whatever you want to call it, is a pretty nice way of displaying those pieces.
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