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2281  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: "Inside the Cars of the Trans-Am" and other articles on: October 09, 2011, 02:00:06 AM
From the November 1969 issue of Stock Car Racing magazine.









2282  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: October 08, 2011, 06:57:44 PM
Thanks for letting us know of your efforts. It's too bad this car has been so difficult to locate and we don't know for sure whether it survives or not. Lots of neat overseas history and I especially like the Bill Thomas connection.
2283  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: October 08, 2011, 06:46:40 PM
Ronnie Bucknum stands with his #9 Penske Camaro prior to the race. Looks possibly like Penske crew chief Chuck Cantwell in the background.


Jon Mello Collection
2284  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: "Inside the Cars of the Trans-Am" and other articles on: October 08, 2011, 06:43:06 PM
From the Spring 1969 issue of Stock Car Racing magazine.







2285  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: October 08, 2011, 12:58:28 AM
1968-era photo showing the dash of Penske's Daytona 24hr Camaro, as seen above.


Petersen Publishing photo
2286  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Old Bits That Still Work - Chevy 12-Bolt Rear End on: October 07, 2011, 08:27:52 AM
That's a bunch of baloney that has never been documented as being factual. The only Trans-Am race that Smokey's car ran was Sebring in 1968. This was his third try at passing tech inspection (tried at Riverside in '67 and Daytona in '68 before that) and he kept having to do more corrections until he finally had the car acceptable to race. Somehow somebody did not catch a 12-bolt cover on a 9" rear axle? Total BS.
2287  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Crossram manifold on: October 06, 2011, 01:46:38 PM
Thanks for the photo, James. That does appear to be another prototype manifold. I wonder if it is the same one that Wayne used for ID purposes when he wrote his book.
2288  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: October 05, 2011, 08:37:12 AM
Craig Fisher seated in the first '68 Penske Camaro with Roger Penske talking to him and possibly crew member Tom Greatorex on the
passenger side. I'm not sure of the crew member at the back and neither is Craig when I asked him. It's possible it is a Goodyear tire guy.
This was taken at the February '68 Daytona 24-hour race. This must have been during a pre-race practice session due to the relaxed
demeanor of the people on the pit wall and also there's no garage door handle on the hood, which was there during the race.


Jon Mello Collection
2289  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Old Bits That Still Work - Chevy 12-Bolt Rear End on: October 05, 2011, 08:31:23 AM
Thanks Chad. I stand corrected. Are you changing gears (or complete rear axle assembly) for those tracks or is it primarily guys with Ford 9" rear ends that are doing that?
2290  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: October 04, 2011, 01:45:18 PM
Bruce, I do believe that was taken during an earlier practice session because during the actual race the flexible
air duct was mounted up high on the roof drip rail and in the photo just above, the duct is seen just below the
rear quarter window.

Here is a photo of Donohue's first '67 Camaro taken at the Marlboro Trans-Am in August '67. As probably
mentioned earlier, this was the first win for Camaro in the Trans-Am series.


Photo by Michael Booth
2291  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Crossram manifold on: October 04, 2011, 10:51:23 AM
Here's a link to a CRG report I wrote on cross rams many years ago.

http://www.camaros.org/crossram.shtml
2292  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: October 04, 2011, 07:32:05 AM
Mike, the car is looking like a more complete animal with the engine mounted in there like that. Really coming along nicely. It makes my head spin just hearing all of the various pieces which you are bringing together from the different kits, but I'm glad you are detailing which ones you are electing to use. I had not previously noticed how thick the A pillars were on this model and I think you're right that some slimming of those would go a long way toward improving the looks. I think some trimming needs to be done along the front of the radiator core support (upper leading edge) also, right? It generally looks pretty good up there except for that easily attended to detail. I see you have started work on the rear axle by removing the axle tubes. I'm looking forward to seeing that part of the car (rear suspension and axle) come together. It will be a challenge but there is no doubt you will be able to pull it off. Thanks for your update!
2293  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum on: October 03, 2011, 10:43:41 PM
The CRG website is the premier website for factual information and history on the 1st-gen Camaros. With few exceptions, all efforts have been focused on the stock, as-built production line cars. This new Trans-Am section is meant to provide facts and information authentic to the era in which these 1st-gen Camaros were built and campaigned on road race tracks (up through the year 1972, after which the T-A rules changed). I have been very fortunate so far to have had a lot of help from others who have provided a treasure trove of old photographs. These historic photographs have been a huge benefit to us all and I am very appreciative for the positive feedback that I have received regarding this project. Thanks to all of you.
2294  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: October 03, 2011, 10:26:21 PM
Another shot of George Follmer and the Penske Camaro at the June '67 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am.


Jon Mello Collection
2295  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: October 03, 2011, 10:22:37 PM
These two photos also provided to me by klvn8r do a better job of showing the exhaust manifold/header on this Jim Paschal Javelin. Odd stuff.



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