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2611  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 28, 2011, 10:21:57 AM
Ron, I took the liberty of correcting your links as you had them go directly to email rather than connecting to the website (url). Those links are pretty cool but do not reference the Firebird Steve was talking about. The ex-Fisher Firebird which was driven by Dick Brown in early '69 was wrecked at St Jovite in July of that year. It was replaced with a different Firebird which was built by the T/G (Titus/Godsall) team. Whether that ex-Fisher Firebird was rebuilt and sold is a question that nobody has been able to answer so far. That's my understanding anyway. If somebody knows different, please chime in.
2612  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Rusty Jowett's 1967 Camaro Trans-Am Race Car on: July 27, 2011, 10:55:41 PM
Wow Chad! I have heard about that crash at Watkins Glen but never seen the "after" photos. I really appreciate your efforts to obtain these and also for posting them here so we truly understand how thoroughly the car was demolished. I think the car was green for only two races. This was an authentic '67 Z-28 that was originally Butternut yellow with black stripes. The '68 grille and tail lights were added to give the car an updated look.
2613  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: July 27, 2011, 10:47:47 PM
Steve, that's a shame nobody got Terry's story before his passing. The '67 Z-28s that Nickey Chevrolet ordered for Trans-Am racing are also shrouded in mystery. They pulled the plug on that program after ordering the cars. I can't find anybody that knows if they were actually race prepared or not before being sold.
2614  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 69 Penske vinyl roof on: July 27, 2011, 10:39:17 PM
Thanks, Ron. I guess I was too lazy to dig my copy out.
2615  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Slot Cars on: July 27, 2011, 11:02:32 AM
Thanks for the link, Mike. Would love to see more Camaro choices eventually.  Grin
2616  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: July 26, 2011, 10:31:20 PM
Thanks for your post, Mike. Impressive amount of work combining several different brand of kits to get what you want. I, for one, am happy that you are providing details of how/what you are doing in case any others out there might get the urge to do something similar.
2617  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: July 26, 2011, 06:54:23 PM
Steve,

I appreciate the compliments. I don't have a problem at all with what you posted. I do think it is nice to have them organized in their own thread however. I really enjoy seeing your historical photos, especially since they are in color. I don't recall seeing any of them other than the one of the Joe Chamberlain car. I have heard that the Terry Allan car may have been race prepared by Bill Thomas in Anaheim before going to Australia. Any truth to that?
2618  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 26, 2011, 06:42:19 PM
Steve,

Yes, the car Dick Brown drove in this Wolverine Trans-Am race was indeed the same car that Craig Fisher drove in 1968. The white and red car you speak of had been a Camaro driven by Jon Ward and Jerry Titus (in conjunction with Terry Godsall's racing team) converted it to a Firebird for the last Trans-Am race of the '68 season at Kent, WA (it was painted the same yellow-green as Fisher's Firebird but without any other accent color). For the '69 Daytona 24-hour Jerry Titus and Jon Ward co-drove the same car Jerry had driven at Kent but it was repainted back to the white with red top surfaces that Jon Ward had previously run. The Fisher/Brown car is not the same as the Ward/Titus car.

With regard to the question about Bob Tullius and the Javelin in '69, I honestly don't know if what he drove in the Trans-Am races that year was also what he drove in the Nascar GT races. Sorry I don't have a better answer than that.
2619  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1968 Bryar Trans-Am photos on: July 14, 2011, 10:16:59 AM
More from Ron Lathrop's 1968 Bryar Trans-Am program...











2620  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 13, 2011, 09:38:03 PM
I appreciate the thoughts and recollections and I'm sure others do too. Here is a race report on the Michigan race from Competition Press & Autoweek.













          







2621  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1968 Bryar Trans-Am photos on: July 13, 2011, 10:13:00 AM
Selected pages from the 1968 Bryar Trans-Am program, courtesy of Ron Lathrop.





















2622  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Heavy duty GM 12-bolt axles on: July 13, 2011, 09:02:20 AM
Ed Bertrand sent me a listing from his 1971 Chevy P&A catalog showing the jobber price of $22.84 for one of these axles back them. Over the weekend, the pair above sold for over $2500!



2623  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: July 12, 2011, 12:35:29 PM
You're welcome. It is my pleasure to be able to help. I think we've all got a passion for the cars here and to see you replicate them in a smaller scale with accurate details is fascinating and relatively awe inspiring. I'm particularly enjoying the fact that I'm the one making suggestions and you're the one doing all the hard work! Smiley

With regard to the interior panels, are they deluxe rather than standard panels in the '69 GMP model? Mine are all boxed up. Standard panels for all three years are different, to varying degrees. I'm not sure how you do all this casting of wheels, panels and/or tires. That would be a fascinating side story in itself.

P.S. Yes, power steering was used on Ron Bucknum's car at Michigan but not the larger tires (to my knowledge).
2624  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 12, 2011, 12:25:28 PM
Glad you enjoyed those. Donohue's autobiography states that Penske's own scorer (Judy Stropus) knew that they had NOT won the race but Penske decided to let the SCCA work that out on their own. Apparently he got her and her scoring records out of the track post haste once he knew the protest was filed by Bud Moore.
2625  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Heavy duty GM 12-bolt axles on: July 12, 2011, 10:18:01 AM
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