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2521  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
2522  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
2523  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.
2524  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.
2525  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.
2526  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.
2527  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...
2528  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: August 10, 2011, 04:25:51 PM
I received a message the other day regarding the Terry Allan '67 Camaro. It seems that a little bit of new information has been gathered with regard to subsequent owners after Terry. Hopefully this will lead to finding out what ultimately happened to it and whether or not it still survives.
2529  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: August 10, 2011, 02:23:17 PM
Very nice, Mike! A tremendous amount of work so far (thanks for the details of what you have done) but it is starting to pay off. Are you going to dress up the car as it appeared at Riverside or some other race on the schedule?

Has anything else been happening with any of your other models or has this been the sole focus lately?
2530  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Don Yenko and the Yenko Stormer Camaro on: August 10, 2011, 02:14:19 PM
Thanks for posting that photo, Joe. I was meaning to. You are correct about it being the Ollie Volpe car that I mentioned above. Ollie told me personally a couple of months ago that it was a real Z-28, that it was red, and that it was a car that he and Don Yenko ordered before the Z-28 had actually been released to the public. He thought it was some kind of special order or COPO car but there is no evidence to back that up at this time.

Yes, Tony Pizzi has passed away. Ollie says he was a very talented engine builder. Tony did run a white '68 Z on his own and was the '69 F/Stock National Class Champion with it, from my understanding.
2531  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: August 10, 2011, 02:03:45 PM
"Actually I didn't do as man(y) Trans-Ams as I did Continental and Can-Am races."

         Bummer. Too bad for us Trans-Am lovers...  Sad
2532  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1968 Bryar Trans-Am photos on: August 10, 2011, 01:57:00 PM
Two more race reports for Bryar, courtesy of Ron Lathrop. Thank you, Ron!

This first one is from Car & Driver magazine...


This second one is from Sports Car Graphic magazine...
2533  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Bryar Trans-Am photos on: August 09, 2011, 11:03:07 PM
More race coverage of the '67 Bryar Trans-Am race courtesy of Ron Lathrop. Thank you, Ron!

Here's Ron's original copy of Competition Press & Autoweek covering the race...















Coverage of the Bryar race from the November '67 issue of Car & Driver magazine...
2534  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Rusty Jowett's 1967 Camaro Trans-Am Race Car on: August 07, 2011, 08:25:51 PM
Robert, it turns out the correct spelling is Schwien. Thanks for keeping us on our toes around here.  Cheesy
2535  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: August 07, 2011, 12:14:16 AM
Ron Lathrop's passes from the 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am and the 1970 Mid-Ohio and Road America Trans-Ams.





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