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2326  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: "The Trans-Am Trail" by Sam Posey (race reports from the 1970 Trans-Am season) on: February 13, 2012, 12:29:33 PM
Race #6, Bridgehampton








Race #7, Donnybrooke




2327  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Photo Gallery for A/Sedan and A-B/Production cars on: February 13, 2012, 02:15:11 AM
Chad, thanks for your input and that of Mike Meek.

Below are some Jerry Melton photos taken at an 1969 SCCA National race at Michigan Int'l Speedway. Both Tony
DeLorenzo and Jerry Thompson went on to race Owens-Corning sponsored Camaros in Trans-Am the following year.


Photo by Jerry Melton


Photo by Jerry Melton


Photo by Jerry Melton


Photo by Jerry Melton


Photo by Jerry Melton
2328  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / 1972 Mosport race for "Trans-Am type" cars on: February 13, 2012, 01:15:59 AM
Courtesy of Craig Wheeldon, we have a "non-championship Trans-Am race program" from 8/13/72, which had been the date of a scheduled Mosport T/A race until it was canceled along with the rest of the series that year (due to George Follmer dominating the '72 Trans-Am series in his Roy Woods Javelin). The race was run instead as a memorial to a well-known Ontario (Canada) couple who had been very involved with motorsports until they died in a plane crash in 1971. Many of the regular competitors showed for the race, and to my understanding, Warren Tope won. If anyone has official results from this race, please post them.

























2329  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: "The Trans-Am Trail" by Sam Posey on: February 12, 2012, 02:31:18 AM
Race #5, Mid-Ohio




2330  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: "The Trans-Am Trail" by Sam Posey on: February 11, 2012, 01:25:30 PM
Race #4, Bryar






2331  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / 1970 Trans-Am season review (including "The Trans-Am Trail" by Sam Posey, etc) on: February 11, 2012, 01:13:50 PM
Thanks to the kind generosity of our own Michael K. (aka Swede70), we have some great coverage of the 1970 Trans-Am
season as described by Sam Posey, driver of the #77 Dodge Challenger that season. Sam was writing these reports for the
often overlooked "Auto Racing" magazine, which offered some great stories but for some reason did not survive past 1971.
Coverage of the entire 1970 Trans-Am season will be posted here.
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Preseason report









Race #1, Laguna Seca









Race #2, Dallas (cancelled due to inclement weather)


Race #3, Lime Rock







2332  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sunoco fueling rig on: February 11, 2012, 01:51:01 AM
Interesting. I would not have guessed that going off the foliage of the trees in the background.
2333  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: February 11, 2012, 01:45:58 AM
It looks like you've got the basics of what you need, Mike. I'm looking forward to seeing where progress takes you from there.
2334  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Photo Gallery for A/Sedan and A-B/Production cars on: February 11, 2012, 01:41:30 AM
Neil Vanni's 1968 Camaro A/Sedan racer circa 1975. This was John Putnam's old Trans-Am racer in '71-'72.

Dave Doyal Collection

A shot of Vanni's Camaro on the grid at Laguna Seca. The car has a '67 grille in it but it is a '68.

Dave Doyal Collection

Vanni's Camaro was the A/Sedan champion in the San Francisco region in 1975.

Dave Doyal Collection

Here's the engine in Vanni's Camaro in the 1974 timeframe.

Dave Doyal Collection

Another look at the engine. Lots of interesting details like the alternator mounted up high using the smog pump
bracketry and also a non-deep groove smog pump pulley on the alternator with hand drilled holes in it.

Dave Doyal Collection
2335  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Todco and McConnell Racing, Canadian Trans-Am racers on: February 11, 2012, 01:22:04 AM
Ken,

Can you tell us some of the fabrication stuff that you did to the bodies of the Todco race cars, including the subframes and suspension? For the '68 season, apparently the body seams could not be fully welded as evidenced by the stitch welding shown in the photo below of the first '68 Penske Camaro, taken while it was being constructed.


Photo by Ron Fournier

Were you allowed more leeway and/or were you doing any "rule bending" by the time you were building cars in '69 and later?
2336  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sunoco fueling rig on: February 09, 2012, 06:11:11 PM
Chad Raynal found this in one of his old Camaro Corral magazines...
2337  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Todco and McConnell Racing, Canadian Trans-Am racers on: February 09, 2012, 06:08:09 PM
Kerry,

I'm glad that you found your way here to the forum and we look forward to learning more about your car. It is a great asset to have Ken Ulrich join us here as well. You are right that Dick Brown would make a great interview and I have emailed him on numerous occasions. I have thought of doing an interview and just need to set aside some time to get that done. Easier said than done.
2338  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Todco and McConnell Racing, Canadian Trans-Am racers on: February 06, 2012, 10:57:40 PM
Hi Ken. Thanks for the information on those cars. I got an message from Yves St Jean from the www.autocourse.ca website and
he wanted to know if you could shed some further light on the Todco cars listed below --- who they were sold to and what may have
become of them. I'm not sure if you have that knowledge but those of us who like the history aspect of these cars would find that
interesting. Thanks for any insight.


1) 1967 Camaro= Built by Todco from a used car. Owned by Duchesne's Auto, raced by Derek Johnson in '68. Sold to Don Duncan. He raced it in '71 GP3r = WHERE DID IT GO?
2) 1969 Camaro= #7 from Snyder Chev built by Todco Racing and raced at Sebring and Michigan in early '69, color scheme was white and black.
                         #93 from Snyder Chev. Raced by Derek Johnson in mid '69 as a blue car, 6th place at Watkins Glen '69. Raced by Jacques Duval in '70 Mt Tremblant T/A race
                         and by Craig Fisher at '70 Watkins Glen T/A, then sold to Jean Guy Roy for the complete 72 T/A season = (OK on this one)
3) 1969 Camaro= #7 from Snyder Chev built by Todco silver with black stripes for 69 St Jovite T/A where Craig Fisher finished 4th at '69 Watkins Glen, later blue #7 at Kent '69 = WHERE DID IT GO?
4) 1970 Firebird = #93 race in T/A at '70 St Jovite and Watkins Glen race = WHERE DID IT GO?
5) 1969 Firebird = #7 Titus-built car run under McConnell Racing with Craig Fisher in early '69 = WHERE DID IT GO?
6) 1971 Camaro = #93 and #86 run by Dick Brown, owned by Duncan = Historic Trans-Am, now owned by Kerry Hoctor = (OK on this one)
2339  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Z/28 Trans Am Anniversary Customer List...... on: February 06, 2012, 10:06:56 PM
At this time, I'm not able to figure out which one of those three became the one driven by Gary Gove and Jerry Grant in the '67 Trans-Am series. Hopefully, through more research, that information can get determined.
2340  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Photo Gallery for A/Sedan and A-B/Production cars on: February 05, 2012, 11:43:54 PM
Mike, I don't have any other photos of Les Lindley's car but I will see if I can get more from Tom or somebody else. In the
meantime, here are some photos from Laguna Seca.

Circa 1975, Neil Vanni's blue '68 Camaro in the corkscrew. I don't know who's driving the purple '69. Anybody out there know?

Courtesy of Neil Vanni

Circa 1973, Unidentified A/Production Corvette vs. an unidentified '69 Camaro.

Photo by Paul Goodall

Circa 1973, Bruce Benninger's B/Production Corvette.

Photo by Paul Goodall

Circa 1973, Bruce overcooks it coming out of turn 8.

Photo by Paul Goodall
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