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2266  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Roy Woods Racing, California Trans-Am racers on: March 02, 2012, 12:16:14 PM
Start of the 1972 Watkins Glen Trans-Am. That's Warren Tope's #31 (ex-Bud Moore) Mustang next to the Javelin.

Photo by Ken Ulrich

An overview of the pits at the Donnybrooke Trans-Am (Brainerd, MN)

Photo by Ken Ulrich

The exhaust is on the ground behind the pit wall during an engine change at Donnybrooke.

Photo by Ken Ulrich

Tire change and gas during the Donnybrooke race.

Photo by Ken Ulrich
2267  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Roy Woods Racing, California Trans-Am racers on: March 02, 2012, 12:03:11 PM
Roy Woods started his Trans-Am team in 1969 with a single '69 Camaro and then branched out a 2-car Camaro team in 1970, adding Milt Minter in the other team car. For 1971, Woods switched to AMC Javelins when he got two cars from Roger Penske. In 1972, Roy Woods took over as the factory AMC team from Roger Penske as Roger went off to other endeavors and the factory participation fell to nearly nothing besides AMC.

Thanks to Ken Ulrich, who moved over from the Todco Racing team to Roy Woods for 1972, we have pictures of Wood's team from that '72 season.




Traco-built AMC engine with dry-sump. Notice the special Traco intake manifold.

Photo by Ken Ulrich

Loading the cars in LA for the start of the 1972 Trans-Am season.

Photo by Ken Ulrich

Both cars on the transporter.

Photo by Ken Ulrich
2268  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Todco and McConnell Racing, Canadian Trans-Am racers on: March 01, 2012, 05:27:50 PM
An original Todco patch.


Ken Ulrich Collection
2269  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: March 01, 2012, 05:26:26 PM
Some patches and race passes courtesy of Ken Ulrich. Thank you, Ken!

Ken used to work for Todco from '69-'71 and with RWR in 1972.











2270  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Todco and McConnell Racing, Canadian Trans-Am racers on: March 01, 2012, 11:01:42 AM
More pictures courtesy of Ken Ulrich. Many thanks to Ken for sharing these photos with us!

The other thing driver Derek Johnson was good at. Car owner and sponsor John McConnell sitting on the hood. This may be at Mosport.



Refueling pitstop for the second (later) '69 team car. The fuel filler held 4-5 more gallons extra besides the 22-gal fuel cell.
2271  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Package Tray Paint on: February 29, 2012, 04:02:47 PM
Agreed. It could absolutely not happen on a '67 due to the fact that the interior panels do not cover the upper area which gets painted. On a '68 or '69, the rear interior panel would cover the top painted area and theoretically some transition to suede paint texture could have been made under there. However, I'm of the belief that suede paint was only used on the upper dash, forward of the dash pad.
2272  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: February 29, 2012, 12:37:29 PM
The Camaro of Larry Wilcox, as seen at the Green Valley Polar Prix in early 1969. Larry ran this car in one Trans-Am race in May 1968
[The War Bonnet 250 in New Mannford, OK] and ran in A/Sedan the rest of the time. I'm wondering if anybody knows what happened
to this car after Wilcox sold it. It would be nice to know if it got back in Trans-Am under a different driver/owner.

Photo courtesy of Jerry Melton


I'm going to make an assumption that WEB Enterprises was owned by Larry Wilcox. If someone knows different, let me know.


1969 for sale ad in Competition Press & Autoweek.
2273  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: This Guy's Garage on: February 29, 2012, 01:24:31 AM
Thanks for posting that article on Mike Eddy and his cars. He is super-knowledgeable, very helpful, and is a well-respected part of the Historic Trans-Am group.
2274  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Todco and McConnell Racing, Canadian Trans-Am racers on: February 29, 2012, 01:14:44 AM
More info and pictures courtesy of Ken Ulrich...

On the grid early installing driving lights prior to the start of the '69 Sebring 12-Hour race.


John Todds and I went to Smokey's shop after the [March]'69 Sebring race for a meeting and he took us to lunch at his local hangout. When we went back to his shop he told me to go inside and meet his guys and I saw the 15/16 scale model cheater Chevelle he built for Grand National. Smokey sold Todds everything he had left in the way of chassis and parts [Smokey was hired by Bunkie Knudsen to work on Ford's racing program for '69]. My street Camaro had a complete Smokey front clip on it from a Bonneville car. It had a BENCH front seat in it which also went into my car. I have never seen another 1st. gen. Camaro with a bench seat. The whole rest of the car sat out back of Todco with roll bar and gold and black paint all the time I worked there. I was just a kid but he [Smokey] took the time to answer my questions and I will always remember and respect him for that.


The entrance to Smokey's shop.



Crushed stuff sitting outside.



Serge Adam, Ken Ulrich and Craig Fisher pose next to Smokey's Nascar Torino Talledega.



John Todds checking the Torino out.



The Sebring Todco Camaro switched to the #7 for the Wolverine Trans-Am in May '69 with Craig Fisher doing all the driving.
2275  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: February 29, 2012, 12:12:10 AM
Mo Carter's red & white '68 Camaro taken during the '69 season, courtesy of Ken Ulrich. Thank you, Ken!

Ken Ulrich photo
2276  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: February 28, 2012, 11:54:33 PM
Many thanks to Ken Ulrich (fabricator for Todco Racing and Roy Woods Racing back in the glory days of Trans-Am)
for sharing these photos with us from his personal photo album.

Milt Minter's Firebird next to one of the Roy Woods Javelins.

Ken Ulrich photo

A good shot of Milt's engine compartment.

Ken Ulrich photo

That front end is seriously low.

Ken Ulrich photo

In the pits at Donnybrooke. It appears to be during practice, not the actual race.

Ken Ulrich photo
2277  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Photo Gallery for A/Sedan and A-B/Production cars on: February 28, 2012, 11:30:01 PM
Warren Agor ran a 454 in his 2nd-gen Trans-Am car in 1974 because the 5-liter (305 cubic inch) displacement limit was eliminated starting in 1973. When the
Corvettes and Porsches were allowed in Trans-Am in '73, wheels went to 10" wide and the displacement went way up, that spelled the end of a great race series.

Ken Ulrich photo

2nd-gen Camaro of Paul and Kenper Miller ran a 460 cubic inch big block in the 1974 Trans-Am series. This car is the Todco-built Camaro
raced by Dick Brown in the Trans-Am series in '71 and '72. (Now owned by Kerry Hoctor)

Ken Ulrich photo
2278  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Photo Gallery for A/Sedan and A-B/Production cars on: February 27, 2012, 12:45:36 AM
John Greenwood's Corvette, which actually ran in Trans-Am in 1973 due to the new rules which were more in line
with the IMSA series, which had become more popular as the Trans-Am series lost the factory supported teams.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Waterford Hills 1973. B/Production Stingray

Photo by Jerry Melton

Waterford Hills 1973. B/Production Stingray

Photo by Jerry Melton

Waterford Hills 1973. B/Production Corvette

Photo by Jerry Melton

Waterford Hills 1973. B/Production Corvette

Photo by Jerry Melton

Waterford Hills 1973. B/Production Corvette

Photo by Jerry Melton

Waterford Hills 1973. A/Production Corvette

Photo by Jerry Melton
2279  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: February 27, 2012, 12:22:21 AM
A couple of items courtesy of Tom McIntyre. Thank you, Tom!


2280  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: February 26, 2012, 01:32:29 AM
Start of the 1970 Laguna Seca Trans-Am. Corvette pace car seen on pit lane.
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