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2311  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 13, 2011, 10:57:21 PM
Bert Everett's dark blue Porsche.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Jones and Donohue again.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Peter Revson.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Bucknum and Kwech.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Jerry Titus is having transmission problems and will have to pit to fix them.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Fred Baker's red Porsche.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Donohue is still all over Jones.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

John Martin's Javelin is having a good run and is able to keep George Follmer behind him, even though Follmer is all over him right here.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Vic's not letting Peter Gregg get away.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Russ Norburn's Porsche.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Fred Baker's Porsche looks like it's about to get in a rear-ender...

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2312  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 13, 2011, 10:34:31 PM
Peter Revson maintaining third place.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Jerry Titus' Firebird ahead of Horst Kwech and Ron Bucknum.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Vic Provenzano and friends.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Parnelli can't shake Mark.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Looks like Peter Gregg's Porsche is coming up to challenge Vic's Alfa.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Donohue is still filling Jones' rear view mirror...

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Don Yenko's Camaro now leads Dick Lang and Rusty Jowett.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Peter's got him!

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Very common for cars to get airborne as they crest the hill between turns 9 and 10, as shown by Mr. Jones.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

George Follmer's Mustang.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Vic is up as Peter is coming back down.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2313  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 13, 2011, 10:10:07 PM
Parnelli and Mark on the front row during the pace lap. That's our own Robert Barg in the #50 Camaro right under the "N" on the bridge.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

The green flag has waved and here they come...

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Parnelli's got the jump on Mark as they come roaring in to turn #8.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Peter Revson's very close behind in the #1 Shelby Mustang.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

John Martin and Jerry Titus follow the other three through turn #8.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Follmer, Kwech, Bucknum and Lang behind the first five.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Dick Lang's "independent" #85 Camaro is doing a great job hanging with the lead group of cars.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Vic Provenzano's lone Alfa with a whole flock of 911s and a Camaro in hot pursuit.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Mark is still hot on the tail of PJ's Mustang...

Photo by Ron Lathrop

It looks like Follmer has gotten by Titus' Firebird.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2314  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 13, 2011, 04:15:07 PM
"Accoutrements", Part Deux

Firestone "Drys"

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Goodyear's version of the same.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Penske rear tire, 6.00/12.30-15. The sidewall of the tire is designed to get max tread-width on an SCCA mandated 8" max-width wheel.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Apparently Camaro racer Wayne Allen figures if he can't find his wheel chocks, Pete Harrison's Porsche will do just fine.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Where's Fire Marshall Bill when you need him?

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Battery powered pump, presumably for water since gasoline was strictly gravity feed.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

T/G Firebird fuel filler nozzle.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2315  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 13, 2011, 02:23:22 PM
Let's take a look around at the various pit/paddock "accoutrements".

Goodyear Bluestreaks on American 200-S mags

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Looks like some Porsche pipes

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Stacks of tires by one of Bud Moore's trucks.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Even more tires...

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Boss 302 header pipes.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

More tires on their way...

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Somebody's side exit exhaust pipe.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

The ubiquitous pit wagon...

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2316  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 13, 2011, 02:00:42 PM
Spectators heading for their parking spots. Nice '69 Z/28 and Corvette!

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Hey, where'd the Z go?

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Remember when people drove these sorts of street cars everyday?

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Fred Baker in his Porsche 911 getting ready to head out for morning practice.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Dick Smothers was Fred's co-driver but I don't believe he was there for this particular race.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

No idea who the guy with the headset is but that's Rusty Jowett's '68 Camaro in the background. In front of Rusty's car
is the white '67 Camaro of Tom Lynch. Lynch had to scratch his car from the race due to a blown head gasket and an
oil leak which could not be fixed in time. This allowed the '67 Z-28 of Levester Lewis and Dave Horchler to make the grid.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2317  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 13, 2011, 01:42:54 PM
The Firebird contingent gets things ready while a camera man seeks out the perfect detail shot. All the Firebirds were built by T/G Racing
but notice the quarter panels on the white Jerry Titus Firebird are a little wider at the very back then the blue Hol-Arc team cars behind it.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Goodyear tire rep Mike Babich talks with the normally Firestone-shod Jerry Titus. Titus improved his lap times by a full second by switching to Goodyears for this race.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Porsche driver Bruce Jennings strikes up a conversation with Roger Penske.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

I believe this is Jennings' helmet...

Photo by Ron Lathrop

...and Jennings' Porsche getting new tires installed.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

New tires for the back too.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2318  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 13, 2011, 01:43:17 AM
Bud Moore's Mustangs getting ready for action.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Looks like the fender needs some "gentle persuasion" with a hammer to avoid tire rub blistering the paint.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Ron Grable's AMC Javelin getting some new rear tires.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

The Javelin fueling tower.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

The helmets of the two Javelin team drivers.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2319  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 13, 2011, 01:29:15 AM
Once again, we have more racing photographs taken by Ron Lathrop but this time at the June 8th, 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am near Lexington, Ohio. As mentioned previously, Ron was a freelance racing photographer dating back to 1963 and did work for Sports Car Graphic, Competition Press, Road & Track, as well as a number of karting magazines and even Rod & Custom. He also was in the U.S Air Force from 1965 - 69 and again from 1972 - 92. Mid-Ohio was a challenging course that had been on the Trans-Am schedule beginning in 1967. Most of the drivers had already raced at the track previously, but not Parnelli Jones. This was his first visit to the racing facility. Thanks again Ron for sharing these new photos with us!

Sunday morning during warmup practice session. Penske Camaro getting jacked up...

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Penske crew member readies new tires.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Super interesting shot revealing the vented inner fender well in the rear quarter. Compare it with the front fender well as seen at the Wolverine Trans-Am.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Donohue's car awaiting service

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Mark has time for a photo op with a young lady. The Camaro looks like the same "Inspection Cruiser" seen at Michigan.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Penske crew chief Chuck Cantwell leans in to talk with Ron Bucknum.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Looks like Bucknum is getting ready to take the car out for some practice laps.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Penske ramp truck holds their Can-Am car. Maybe they rented the track for some testing earlier in the week.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2320  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: August 13, 2011, 12:10:44 AM
Mark Donohue and Parnelli Jones at the start of the '69 Bryar Trans-Am.

Bill Lange Collection photo
2321  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: LOS Special Paint Cowl Tag on: August 12, 2011, 11:12:17 PM
The car was a Z/28 or SS based on the Muncie speedo hole and cable clip.
2322  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: K79 option on: August 11, 2011, 10:41:07 PM
In '67, the 42-amp and 61-amp alternators were actually available on the Z28 as an option. Starting in '68, you could only get the Z with the 37-amp alternator.
2323  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: August 11, 2011, 10:22:26 PM
I found out some interesting info today regarding Terry Allan's car. I spoke with Ron Ogilvie, the former parts manager for Bill Thomas Race Cars back in the '66-'69 era, and asked him some specific questions about Terry Allan and whether he remembered Terry and/or the car.

(JM) I am curious if you remember a red '67 Camaro being built into a road racer but having a 396 instead of a small block and being sent overseas. I have attached two photos of the car from '67. Red was the original color.

(RO) Terry's nickname around the shop was "Brillo" as he had this tightly curled bright red hair!  I remember Terry as he tried to talk me into moving 'down under' for the entire length of time he was here. He took both engines with him and every spare part we had in the shop.  Amazing that you brought up his name as I have not heard from him or about him since he left.

(JM) Interesting! So what was the car to begin with? A Z28 or a 396? When you say took both engines with him, are you saying a 396 and a 302?

(RO) Took both engines (396 & 302) plus about 10000lbs of sway bars shocks, headers, carbs, engine parts, suspension parts all inside the car when it was shipped.  Took pass seat out into back and put engine in that space.  He said he paid by the amount of room not pounds of weight. I believe the car was just a 'plain jane' that everything was added to it.  Had to weigh 10000 lbs when they loaded on ship.

(JM) So started life as a plain jane and Bill Thomas shop added SS396 emblems, hood, painted stripes, etc?

(RO) Car was red when it got on ship..  Terry was a speed shop owner.
2324  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: August 11, 2011, 10:07:19 AM
Thanks for the link to the discussion, Steve.  I agree, it would be terrific if they could track down the car.
2325  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: August 10, 2011, 10:42:43 PM
Some more race reports for the Wolverine Trans-Am, courtesy of Ron Lathrop. Thank you, Ron!

This first report is from the July 1969 issue of Sports Car Graphic magazine...









This next report is from the August 1969 issue of Road & Track magazine...









Lastly, we have a short write-up from the July 1969 issue of Car & Driver...
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