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2326  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Rest in Peace, Bob Tucker on: January 28, 2012, 02:55:45 AM
I got some very sad news today that Bob Tucker of Orlando, FL passed away this week. Bob was a very special
person, a true Southern Gentleman, but a fierce competitor on the drag strip and a very talented mechanic and
fabricator. He raced one of the extremely rare '63 Z11 427 Impalas which had many wins and held many records.
He also raced a ZL1 Camaro and built another one for drag racing. He built too many cars to fully mention here
but of pertinent interest is that he is the one that built and prepared the Joie Chitwood Camaro for Trans-Am
racing. I was very pleased and fortunate to be able to record a conversation with him discussing the very build
of that car. My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife Ann who just this week sent me a wonderful photo CD
filled with photos of Bob's cars when I'm sure she had many other things on her mind. Two very special people.
God bless them both.







2327  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: January 28, 2012, 02:27:18 AM
Thanks, Robert. I did not realize the Al Mason car turned into the Fossman Racing/Pete Wiseman car.
I believe Wiseman did 5 Trans-Am races during the '71 season. (Wiseman's car seen below at St Jovite)

Photo by Yves St Jean
2328  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Interview with Robert Barg, Trans-Am racer on: January 27, 2012, 04:00:34 PM
Robert,

That ad is from April '71. It advertises two '69 Camaros for sale but does not specifically say if either is the Trans-Am car that we normally associate with Mo and Alfie. Certainly, the first one does not appear to be a Trans-Am car but the second one is a "maybe".
2329  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: January 26, 2012, 11:24:09 PM
Canadian racer Al Mason circa 1970.

Courtesy of Lance Hill
2330  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Interview with Robert Barg, Trans-Am racer on: January 26, 2012, 11:01:21 PM
For sale ad in Wheelspin News, a Canadian racing pub. 1971

Courtesy of Lance Hill
2331  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Photo Gallery for A/Sedan and A-B/Production cars on: January 26, 2012, 10:24:09 PM
Waterford Hills Regional 1968. Porsche 904s like this one ran in A/Production.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Waterford Hills Regional 1968.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Waterford Hills Regional 1968. Porsche 904 of Dr. Carl Armstrong.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Waterford Hills Regional 1968. Might be Bill Petree's Corvette.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Waterford Hills Regional 1968.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Waterford Hills Regional 1968.

Photo by Jerry Melton
2332  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet on: January 25, 2012, 06:33:15 PM
Terrific links, Chad. Thanks for posting those. Very exciting to see those photos posted for all to enjoy.
2333  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet on: January 24, 2012, 10:12:23 PM
Red arrow in "Late News" section of Competition Press & Autoweek shown below points out that Dick Guldstrand and Dana Chevrolet
have parted ways. This is as of October 28, 1967. Guldstrand went on to open his own shop down in Culver City, CA.
Click here to see some pics of Guldstrand's shop preparing James Garner's L88 Corvettes for the February '68 Daytona 24-Hour race.

Courtesy of Ron Lathrop
2334  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Photo Gallery for A/Sedan and A-B/Production cars on: January 23, 2012, 09:39:27 PM
More wonderful Ron Lathrop photos from Kent Field, May 1964.

Lew Draper's Corvette won the B/Production class.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

A.W. "Josh" Joslin's split-window Corvette.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Joslin hangs the tail out a bit.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Ed Gelder's 1957 Ferrari 315S (s/n 0684) with Joslin in hot pursuit.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Gelder's Ferrari is a multi-million dollar car these days.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Another big-dollar car... Wayne Burnett's 1958 Ferrari Testa Rossa (s/n 0714)

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Wayne Burnett behind the wheel.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Gerber, Doane and Joslin.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

And now, just for fun, a little Fiat Abarth Bialbero running in D/Production.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

VWs, Porsches and Corvairs are not the only production line cars with their engine in the back.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Another look at the double-overhead-cam engine.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2335  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Photo Gallery for A/Sedan and A-B/Production cars on: January 23, 2012, 08:43:07 PM
More from Kent Field, May 1964

Dick Doane's aluminum bodied "Chevette" sports racer.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

This shot shows the small block Chevy nestled inside the Chevette's engine compartment.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Dick Doane was a well-connected Chevy dealer and successful Corvette racer.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

This looks like another Chevy-powered sports racer but not the Chevette. Anyone know what it is?

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Here's Doane's Chevette battling with the Dan Gerber Cobra.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Doane's Chevette broke a lap before the end of the race and Gerber's Cobra took the overall win.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2336  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet on: January 23, 2012, 05:45:45 PM
For sale ad in Aug 5, 1967 issue of Competition Press & Autoweek.

Courtesy of Ron Lathrop
2337  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet on: January 23, 2012, 05:24:32 PM

Jon Mello Collection


Jon Mello Collection


Jon Mello Collection
2338  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet on: January 23, 2012, 04:52:22 PM

Copyrighted photo courtesy of Tim Lopata


Photo: Tomy Drissi Collection

2339  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Dana Chevrolet on: January 23, 2012, 04:44:30 PM
From my personal collection, this is an interview with Payton Cramer and also Dick Guldstrand. These were
printed in the August 67 issue of Raceway magazine, which was connected with Riverside Raceway.









2340  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Photo Gallery for A/Sedan and A-B/Production cars on: January 23, 2012, 01:20:52 AM
Kent Field (Michigan), May 1964. Dan Gerber's winning A/Production Cobra with Jim Mederer's Cobra in the background.

Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop
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