CRG Discussion Forum
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 30, 2014, 02:07:34 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Welcome to the CRG Discussion Forum!
Forum registration problems: Make sure you enter your email correctly and you check your spam box first. *Then* email KurtS2@gmail for help.
105844 Posts in 12352 Topics by 4762 Members
Latest Member: HarryQ
* Home Help Search Login Register
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 152 153 [154] 155 156 ... 217
2296  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Waterford Hills racetrack on: November 25, 2011, 10:48:41 AM
Ron,

I got some help from John Hinckley and Franz Estereicher. Other details I either knew already or figured out on my own.
I'm glad your happy with what I posted. Even though these were not actual Trans-Am photos, they were too cool not to post.
2297  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: November 25, 2011, 01:27:38 AM
A photo of Robert Barg and his Camaro, taken at the April 27 MIS regional race.
He says this was his first Nomex driving suit, which he still has.

Robert Barg Collection
2298  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Waterford Hills racetrack on: November 24, 2011, 02:56:07 PM
To tie this in with Camaros and Trans-Am racing, here are some photos of Dave Horchler running his '67 Z-28 at a driving school at Waterford Hills.


Dave Horchler Collection


Dave Horchler Collection


Dave Horchler Collection

Here's a shot of the Horchler/Hoffman Z-28 as seen at Nelson Ledges, another Michigan track.

Dave Horchler Collection
2299  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Waterford Hills racetrack on: November 24, 2011, 02:46:53 PM
Here's the Corvair of Don Eichstaedt. Don also competed in a later Corvair in the 1966 Sebring Trans-Am. Photo taken August '64.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Don in a wheel-to-wheel duel with the Valiant of Scott Harvey. Scott was a factory backed driver and both of these guys raced in Trans-Am in '66.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Here's Bob Johnson in the former Tom Payne Cobra. Bob raced in Trans-Am and was on the Penske Camaro team in various races from '67 - '69.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Tom Payne got himself a new Cobra for this August '64 race and won with it. Tom co-drove with Dick Guldstrand in the Dana Camaro
when they won the St. Jovite sedan race on May 21, 1967. Some believe St. Jovite was a true Trans-Am race in '67 but that is not true.
It didn't get on the official T/A schedule until 1968. That's Bob Johnson standing in front of the guy in the red coat. The black '63 Z06
Corvette cruising by in the background was driven by Jud Holcomb.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

I guess this is Tom Payne's precursor to the Fickle Finger of Fate?  Tongue

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2300  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Waterford Hills racetrack on: November 24, 2011, 02:21:27 PM
Tom Swindell's '63 Z06 roadster next to the "Harley Earl Corvette". According to Franz Estereicher, Tom used this special Corvette
to tow his race car to the track (notice the tow ball). Tom Swindell was one of the top Corvette salesmen in the nation and worked
at Dawson-Taylor Chevrolet in Detroit, which sold many hi-performance cars (including the L88 Corvette raced by Tony DeLorenzo).
That's Norman Luther's '57 Corvette in the background. This photo was taken at the July '64 race at Waterford Hills.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Here's Tom Swindell's '63 Z06 roadster at the '63 Spring Sprints race at Waterford Hills.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Here comes Tom along the outside to pass a Lotus Super 7 and a Corvette coupe.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

And there he goes...

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Here's the '63 Corvette Z06 of A.W. Joslin, who hailed from the Lansing area.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2301  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Waterford Hills racetrack on: November 24, 2011, 01:54:53 PM
The 1962 "Fall Classic" A/Production winning Corvette of Tom Payne from Ann Arbor, MI.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

The 1962 Corvette of Tom Swindell. His wife Mary also drove in the women's race and won.
This car is currently owned by Franz Estereicher.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

The 1963 Z06 Corvette of Ralph Salyer. Photo taken at the September '63 SCCA Divisional race.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Ralph Salyer bought himself a Bill Thomas Cheetah and cut the roof off, making it a roadster.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Same car as seen from the rear. This photo was taken at the August '64 race at Waterford Hills.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Here's Ralph in the Cheetah as he is exiting the course.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Here's the start of a production class race at the September '64 "Fall Classic".

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2302  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Waterford Hills racetrack on: November 24, 2011, 01:31:19 PM
Waterford Hills is a racetrack that is about 25 miles northwest of downtown Detroit. It has been around since 1958 and is a short
1.5 mile course featuring continuous elevation changes (although not dramatic ones like you would see at something like Laguna Seca).
While this track was never one that was on the Trans-Am schedule, it did see a lot of action from people connected with the auto industry
and thus saw many interesting cars and competitive drivers. Since Ron Lathrop took many nice, color pictures there, I thought I would
post some here for us to enjoy. Thank you Ron for sharing these!


Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop
2303  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: November 21, 2011, 11:39:17 PM
Mike,

Of the three, I have to say that the Firebird takes the prize. Your efforts on that car absolutely paid off.
I will say it again, it is absolutely stunning. That is not meant to disparage your efforts on the others.
Thanks again for sharing your passion with us.

-Jon
2304  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966 Green Valley Trans-Am photos on: November 21, 2011, 11:22:02 PM
Here's the very rare poster from this race, courtesy of Craig Wheeldon. Thank you, Craig!

2305  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Factory 1969 Tech Center Camaro............. on: November 17, 2011, 10:58:16 AM
Thanks for posting that, Robert. I have heard of this "Agent Orange" car but don't have much information on it. I'll see if I can find out anything.
2306  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: November 13, 2011, 02:56:03 PM
Thanks, Robert. Do you remember how you guys placed in your respective races?
2307  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: November 13, 2011, 01:20:17 PM
Mike,

The car is just stunning, even if you say it is not completely done. Yes, the rear track could probably stand to come in a wee bit but I see very few nits to pick. Really nice work! Thanks for sharing that with us.

-Jon

2308  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: November 13, 2011, 03:14:46 AM
Michigan Int'l Speedway "RAM Regionals", April 27, 1969

Many thanks go out to Jerry Melton for his photograph contributions below.

Two weeks prior to the Wolverine Trans-Am, an SCCA regional race was run to see if there were any issues with cars running on the road race
course. This was a brand-new facility that had only put on one race prior to this. That was an open-wheel USAC race in late '68, won by Ron
Bucknum. The USAC race was run only on the oval and so the road course was an "unknown quantity".

Here's the winner of the A/Sedan category, John Martin in a factory-backed, Ron Kaplan prepared Javelin.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Notice the lack of the domed hood. This would indicate they were not using the special 304" engine which showed up for the T/A race.
Note also that the car is using a rear spoiler similar to the '68 Javelins, however this was the only race the Javelin team used it in 1969.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Here comes Martin's Javelin, going for a pass on the B/Sedan Porsche 911 of Erhard Daum. Both cars would be in the T/A race too.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The '67 Z-28 of Robert Barg and his co-driver Dick Hoffman.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Robert Barg (L) and Dick Hoffman (R)

Robert Barg Collection

Apparently they ran one number during practice and another during the actual race.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The '68 Camaro of Dick Lang, a Chevy dealer from Xenia, Ohio.

Photo by Jerry Melton

I'm not sure who Dick is waving at here.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Mark Donohue actually came to this regional race and drove Dick's car to get a feel for the track prior to the Trans-Am.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Another shot of Dick Lang's Camaro.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Notice that the side markers lights have been deleted from the side of the car.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The Camaro of Wayne Allen, from Indianapolis.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Wayne also entered his car in the Wolverine Trans-Am.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The Corvair of Bill Schmitt. Lots of tough competition for Corvairs in A/Sedan.

Photo by Jerry Melton

This B/Production Corvette, driven by Tom Simpson from Illinois, would be running a 327.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Another B/Production Corvette, this one driven by W. Mark Childs, also from Illinois. It finished 1st in class.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Ron Weaver in the A/Production class winning L-88 Corvette.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Looks like Erhard Daum's Porsche is getting passed again. Erhard would win the B/Sedan class.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The unusual Holman-Moody Challenger III ran in the A/Sports Racer class rather than A/Sedan. The driver is W. Scott Clawson.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The Shelby Mustang of Mike Murray out of NW Ohio.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The #77 Ford Mustang of John B. Addison out of the Detroit Region of the SCCA.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Ed Hinchcliff's Mustang got into an accident during this regional race and did significant damage to the passenger side of his car.
That damage was not repaired in time for him to make it to the Trans-Am event although he does show up on the entry lists.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Looks like Jim Harrell's Mustang was a Mach1 body that he was trying to convert to look like a Boss 302 (removal of the side scoop).

Photo by Jerry Melton

Jim Harrell's Mustang again. Jim was also in the Wolverine Trans-Am.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Brooke Doran's Lola T160 A/Sports Racer spins out between John Martin's Javelin and Dick Lang's Camaro. Martin and Lang finished 1-2 overall.

Photo by Jerry Melton

An article indicating who the '69 Javelin Trans-Am team drivers would be.


This is a brief article on the race and the results (winner only) of each class run. If anybody has the program, entry list
or more complete race results from this race, I would appreciate your contribution to this thread.


The track changes talked about below were a direct result of damaged oil pans which were occuring as a result of the
original layout of the road course. The cars for the regional event turned right immediately after the pit road exit and went
straight over the banked back straight. This caused them to slam down and smash the oil pans if they got going too fast.
2309  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: November 12, 2011, 02:15:50 AM
Other items, courtesy of Jerry Melton.






Preliminary entry list







Official entry list


2310  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: November 12, 2011, 02:05:28 AM
Exiting the esses and heading toward the banking...

Photo by Jerry Melton

Bill Ortega's Firebird leads another group of cars exiting the esses.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Dick Brown's Firebird works its way through the esses with Dean Gregson's Mustang hot on its heels.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Bob Grossman's Camaro comes through the esses with Mark Donohue, a Porsche and Ron Grable's Javelin right behind.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Don Yenko's Camaro leads one of the Firebirds.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Another look at Bill Ortega's Firebird.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Fred Opert's #73 and Bob Bailey's #52 mix it up.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Here comes Rusty Jowett's Camaro

Photo by Jerry Melton

Peter Revson's Mustang

Photo by Jerry Melton

Check out all the crud on the windshield of Tullius' Javelin.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Revson's smoking Mustang navigates the esses.

Photo by Jerry Melton

If you don't like doing body work, you probably should not be a crew member for Parnelli Jones.
Oh, and you probably ought to stay out of his way also.

Photo by Jerry Melton
Pages: 1 ... 152 153 [154] 155 156 ... 217
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.143 seconds with 19 queries.