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2296  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.
2297  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


2298  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
2299  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: November 10, 2011, 11:44:27 PM
Mark Donohue on the banking.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Jerry Lagod approaches the banking from the infield part of the course.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Follmer's Mustang at the same spot. A nightmare if you get off course into the mud.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Peter Revson and Jerry Titus.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The Porsches of Peter Gregg and Gary Wright.

Photo by Jerry Melton

A different angle looking at the same corner (actually they are several feet back from there) and the roles are reversed.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Peter Revson's Mustang in about the same spot.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Now pivoting to the left to look at the banked oval section, heading to the S/F line.

Photo by Jerry Melton
2300  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Champagne color car on: November 10, 2011, 11:13:28 PM
I don't know. Looks pretty nice to me, and a Ram Air III also.
2301  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: November 09, 2011, 11:47:13 PM
Parnelli and Mark are neck and neck at the end of lap 1.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Here come Follmer and Revson.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Parnelli's got a definite lead now but Mark is right there.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Rain has come down and made for a slick racing surface. Here's Follmer's Mustang.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Ron Grable has steadily been moving his Javelin up from the back of the grid.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Here's Craig Fisher's Camaro.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Parnelli Jones.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Wilbur Pickett's Porsche.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Bob Tullius' Javelin.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The Porsche of Fred Baker and Dick Smothers.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Bob Grossman's Camaro. Randy's Rascals refers to car preparer Randy Randazzo and his guys. Notice the '67 vent window
on the passenger door. This car was built from two or three different cars from my understanding.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The combination of the slick racing surface and (literally) the leap from the outside of the track to the infield road course
has contributed to Horst Kwech's crash into a spectator's Javelin. There was one fatality and it could have been worse.

Photo by Jerry Melton

A second shot of the scene of the accident.

Photo by Jerry Melton

A third shot. There was not adequate protect for the spectators in the event of a car leaving the track surface.

Photo by Jerry Melton
2302  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: November 08, 2011, 11:35:17 PM
You're welcome, Chad.

Here's Wayne Allen's car getting worked on in one of the track garages.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Ron Grable and team members push his car down pit road early Sunday, prior to the race.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Penske driver Ron Bucknum with crew member John "Woody" Woodard.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Penske crew chief Chuck Cantwell, team owner Roger Penske, and crew member John Woodard.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Rick McDaniel, driver of the #32 Hol-Arc Firebird.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Carroll Shelby is in attendance.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Carroll Shelby with a couple of track officials.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Ed Houlehan waves the green flag for the start of the race.

Photo by Jerry Melton

More cars taking the green for the start.

Photo by Jerry Melton
2303  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 Metallic brakes on: November 08, 2011, 11:33:09 AM
Yes, it is a documented J56 car.
2304  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 Metallic brakes on: November 07, 2011, 07:03:01 PM
Attached are two photos, one showing the standard J52 disc brake caliper and the other shows what a heat insulator and piston from a J56 disc brake caliper looks like (but with some damage from being over 40 years old). What you would see in an assembled caliper is the face of the black insulator with the phillips head screw in the middle.

I can't answer why it was only available on the Z. Maybe they were so limited because the supplier could only guarantee the availability of "X" amount of pieces.
2305  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: November 07, 2011, 01:25:12 PM
Horst Kwech cresting a hill at flag station #4 during Saturday practice.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Peter Gregg's 911 at the same spot.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Bob Bailey's Porsche.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Jim Harrell's Mustang.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Bob Bailey again.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Jim Harrell again.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Dick Lang's Camaro.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Porsche 911s headed to the Carousel turn.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Bob Tullius' skidding Javelin.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Don Yenko leads Peter Gregg and Milt Minter through the Carousel turn.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Jim Harrell's Mustang follows a pair of 911s through the turn.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Horst Kwech's Mustang.

Photo by Jerry Melton
2306  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: November 07, 2011, 12:40:35 AM
Fred, to me it looks like some duct tape that was originally running along the top of the windshield.


Still during Saturday's practice session, the Porsche 911 of Erwin Dollinger and Jim Osborne.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Ron Grable piloting one of the factory-backed Javelins.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Dean Gregson's red '68 Mustang.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Dean Gregson again.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Dean Gregson and Wilbur Pickett's Porsche.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Jim Harrell's Mustang ahead of Mo Carter's Camaro and others.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Horst Kwech in one of the Shelby team cars.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The Porsche 911 of Russ Norburn and Pete Feistmann. These guys raced a Shelby Mustang in Trans-Am previously.

Photo by Jerry Melton

A closer look.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The Porsche 911 of Peter Gregg.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Peter Revson in the other Shelby team car.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Almost an identical shot.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Bob Tullius in one of the factory Javelins.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The Porsche 911 of Herb Wetson and Tony Adamowicz.

Photo by Jerry Melton

William Lowell in an independent '69 Mustang.

Photo by Jerry Melton
2307  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 Metallic brakes on: November 07, 2011, 12:12:56 AM
The RPO J56 caliper as used on 205 of the 602 Z-28s built in '67 was a single pin design and externally looked no different than any other 4-piston disc brake caliper used on a '67 production line Camaro. When you removed the disc brake pads, then you could observe the heat insulators on the brake pistons. With that being said, there was an over-the-counter service part available that was a heavier duty verison of this caliper. It had the same heat insulators but the boss for the single pin was machined off and the opening for the disc brake pads was enlarged to accept the twin-pin metallic brake pads used for Corvette racing applications (also denoted as J56). The inner and outer casting halves of the Camaro caliper were drilled to accept the two cotter pins which located these Corvette pads in the Camaro caliper. Extremely rare pieces.

As noted in the '68 Z/28 brochure and a few other places, these are for the 11" rotors (J52 disc/drum), not the 4-wheel disc brake 11.75" rotors.
P/N 5468886   Caliper Assy, Front Disc Brake L.H. (special design)
P/N 5468887   Caliper Assy, Front Disc Brake R.H. (special design)
P/N 5468882   Pads, Caliper (for above) (special material)
2308  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: November 06, 2011, 10:24:18 PM
Jerry Titus in his T-G Firebird.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Notice that the font of the number 27 is not the same style that was used in Sunday's race.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The '67 Camaro of Wayne Allen from Indianapolis, IN.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Don Yenko and Jerry Thompson drove this ex-Smokey Yunick Camaro.

Photo by Jerry Melton



Photo by Jerry Melton
2309  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 Metallic brakes on: November 06, 2011, 10:09:24 PM
J56 was a heavy duty brake package available only on the Z28 in '67 and while that included metallic lining for the rear drums it did not include metallic brake pads for the front calipers. What was special about the J56 front calipers was the fact that they had heat insulators on the brake pistons. This kept the brake fluid from boiling under extreme braking conditions such as those experienced in Trans-Am road racing.
2310  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: November 06, 2011, 07:31:04 PM
Bob Grossman's Camaro, prepared by Randy Randazzo. #22 is the Porsche of Jim Netterstrom.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The Camaro of J.A. "Jerry" Lagod. (The entry list has a typo which shows the car driver as D.A. Lagod). #54 is Erhard Daum.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The Camaro of Dick Lang, a Chevy dealer out of Ohio. Dick was a successful Corvette racer.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The 1967 Z-28 of Levester Lewis. Levester bought this car from Dave Horchler and Dick Hoffman during the winter and got Horchler to co-drive with him at this race.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The T-G Racing Firebird of Milt Minter. Compare the number 37 on the door to what was seen on the car during Sunday's race.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The Penske Racing "Sunoco Camaro" of Mark Donohue.

Photo by Jerry Melton

These photos are taken where the infield course transitions back onto the banked oval and heads for the S/F line.

Photo by Jerry Melton
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