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2626  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Andy Porterfield Camaro on: September 05, 2011, 11:04:44 AM
Andy Porterfield was a Corvette racer out of Southern California who decided to try his hand at racing a Camaro, He bought a '68 Z/28, which I believe he told me was originally Corvette Bronze, and had Bill Thomas do some of the work on the car. The only Trans-Am I think the car ran in was the '69 Riverside race where it was painted orange with white stripes. Does anybody have any knowledge of whatever became of Andy's Camaro?



2627  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any? on: September 05, 2011, 10:38:46 AM
I can't make out the writing on the side of the car but at least you can tell that a '70 Mustang convertible
was the pace car for the 1970 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am race.


1971 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am program
2628  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series on: September 04, 2011, 12:12:40 PM
Here is an article from Motor Trend highlighting the 1969 T/G Firebirds...





2629  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Headers on: September 04, 2011, 11:26:49 AM
Nearly 20 years ago, Dick Lewis from Ohio went to the effort to get 25 sets of Bill Thomas headers reproduced
using 25 sets of original upper header flanges that he had acquired over many years of being in the Camaro
hobby. There was talk of producing another 25 but the second set was not going to have the original upper
flanges. I am not sure if those 25 got made or not. These headers were copied directly from the original set
which are currently owned by Rick George of Rick's Camaros. Years later, Larry Christensen also reproduced
an unspecified amount of these headers. The headers below are from the first set of 25 reproduced by Dick
Lewis and were sold to Frank Dihartce. Thank you Frank for sharing these photos with us.









2630  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Trans-Am Camaro chassis preparation on: September 04, 2011, 10:55:08 AM
Earlier, I posted some GM documents about chassis preparation here.
Since this article is out of a magazine, I decided to start a different thread so that any other chassis prep articles might be posted here as well.







2631  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Chaffey College and Sam Contino on: September 04, 2011, 10:35:49 AM
Yet another feature on the Chaffey College Camaro, as found in Competition Press and Autoweek. There are a lot of real Trans-Am cars
from the old days whose owners wish their car got the kind of press coverage that this car got.



                                                                                                                                                              
2632  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: September 03, 2011, 05:30:20 PM
Ron Lathrop's actual passes from this Trans-Am race.

2633  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1970 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: September 03, 2011, 05:25:08 PM
Ron's original pass that he wore at this race.
2634  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1970 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: September 03, 2011, 03:15:08 PM
Pages from the 1970 Mid-Ohio program, courtesy of Ron Lathrop. Thanks again, Ron!

























































2635  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: September 03, 2011, 12:45:36 AM
This photo shows the engine that Jerry Titus apparently used in his car at this particular Mid-Ohio Trans-Am race. Titus did use two
Holleys on a cross ram normally but went with two Holley "Dominators" on a low tunnel ram style manifold for this one race.

Photo by Dave Friedman

The manifold is listed as an optional item for the Firebird in the SCCA Recognition Forms seen at the link below. (5th page of form)
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=8075.0
2636  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: September 03, 2011, 12:32:02 AM
Thanks once again for the update, Mike. Lots of little details have been done. I wonder why they cast a big divot into the rear/upper part of the front fenderwell like that. Are you going to leave well enough alone there? I suppose it would be quite a bit of work to make it reflect what the original contour was.
2637  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: '67-'68 Penske Camaro Sunoco Blue on: September 02, 2011, 11:39:42 PM
Looking pretty good, Jason. Coming along nicely. You've still got some work to do but at least you're out of paint jail!
2638  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1970 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: September 02, 2011, 10:55:18 PM
Map of the Mid-Ohio race track with the turn numbers in red ink.

1971 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am program

Ed Leslie leads Mark Donohue, George Follmer and Swede Savage.

1971 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am program
2639  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1970 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: September 01, 2011, 11:06:56 PM
This is a shot from the paddock looking across turn 15 to the infield. You can see the ambulance and tow truck in their staging positions for the race.

Photo by Ron Lathrop



Some random Under-2-liter shots that Ron took that same weekend. The U-2 race was a separate event beginning in 1970.

Bert Everett's Alfa

Photo by Ron Lathrop  

Don Pike's BMW ahead of Lee Midgley's Alfa

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Robert Lazebnik's BMW

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Don Pike's BMW

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Hans Ziereis' BMW

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Horst Kwech's Alfa

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Craig Fisher's Fiat Abarth

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Bert Everett's Alfa

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Harry Theodoracopulos' Alfa

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Lee Midgley's Alfa

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2640  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: September 01, 2011, 07:37:40 PM
Entry list

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Jon Mello Collection


Grid sheets

Jon Mello Collection


Jon Mello Collection
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