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2656  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 22, 2011, 06:42:23 PM
Bruce, the NNJR SCCA (Northern New Jersey Region) tech sticker on the outer RH headlight is what I used to speculate about where those two photos were taken. It wasn't on there at Mid-Ohio and has been seen on other cars at Bridgehampton.
2657  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: August 22, 2011, 06:28:57 PM
Mike, definitely some more trimming and shaping to do with that piece but something very useable to start with. I suppose you and Bruce may be right about how the overlays will be received by others.
2658  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Monterey "Historics" on: August 22, 2011, 06:12:16 PM
Lane, thanks for posting the photos. I'm sorry we weren't able to meet up over the weekend. I had my middle brother and my kids with me
and we did not spend too much time in any one place. Never made it up to the corkscrew or the outside part of the track. I'm glad to see
you had an opportunity to meet Chad though. They sure had the Trans-Am cars packed in like jelly beans, which I don't think anybody liked.
I suppose that's the new reality of how things are going to be since they expanded the amount of race groups for the weekend. I saw that
they added speed readouts on top of the bridge on the main straight, which was pretty neat. Saw quite a few cars in the 120+ mph range.
2659  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firestone racing tires --- new reproduction on: August 22, 2011, 05:56:23 PM
Over the weekend at the Monterey Historics, I saw Coker Tire's display of the new Firestone racing tires. Here are a few pics of the 12.00-15.







2660  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: August 19, 2011, 05:00:05 PM
Thanks for the further update, Mike. That front valence work looks tricky and complicated but I'm sure you'll work your way through it. That's terrific that you are finding the tire pictures (and others) from the Mid-Ohio and Wolverine Trans-Ams being very beneficial to your efforts. Really cool that you will be able to recreate the smallest details such as the "For Racing Use Only" writing and also cast them in pliable black resin.
2661  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: August 19, 2011, 04:51:29 PM
Nick, very nice to have you sign up here and share with us what you found out from Ron Ogilvie. We hope you find the one or two lucky breaks you need to finally track the car down. Do you mind posting here some of the photos you have of the car in its original red and white color scheme? Thank you and good luck!
2662  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 19, 2011, 01:49:40 PM
Re the Titus Firebirds running without spoilers, I believe that they turned up with aftermarket (ie non factory) spoilers, the front had some funnel shaped ducts, this was questioned by the SCCA, and they had to remove them before the race start.
 
Bruce.

These two photos found in Michael Lamm's Fabulous Firebirds book show the funnel shaped front spoilers you are talking about, Bruce. It appears that Jerry Titus is in the driver's seat in the one photo but that is Milt Minter's car (#37). It appears these photos are from the Bridgehampton Trans-Am in New York state a couple of weeks after the Mid-Ohio race. Michael Lamm indicates the Firebirds were allowed to run with these.


2663  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 19, 2011, 12:38:53 AM
There is no doubt that you and your terrific photos are greatly appreciated here, Ron. Besides the posted comments, I get private emails attesting to that as well.

Here's a Mid-Ohio Trans-Am race report from my June 28, 1969 issue of Competition Press and Autoweek.











2664  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: August 18, 2011, 09:54:03 AM
A couple of color photos taken at the Wolverine Trans-Am but found in the 1970 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am program.

Milt Minter's Firebird


Mark Donohue pit stop
2665  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 17, 2011, 11:18:46 PM
Selected pages from the 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am program, courtesy of Ron Lathrop. Thanks again, Ron!























































2666  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Are These Items For Real ? on: August 17, 2011, 01:49:16 PM
You're welcome, Rick. I will say that the rack, or whatever you want to call it, is a pretty nice way of displaying those pieces.
2667  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Looking for 1968 302 Camaro, Sequoia Green on: August 16, 2011, 09:41:08 PM
Dan, I did ask a few people who were down in LA back then and so far nobody remembers the car. If I can think of others to ask, I will. Too bad you don't have any old registration slips or insurance cards.
2668  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Are These Items For Real ? on: August 16, 2011, 09:36:53 PM
Rick, I have not spent a lot of time on ebay lately and had not seen or heard of the auction. As for the parts themselves, it's pretty hard to judge anything by those photos. It would really be best to see the parts in person. The parts that are in GM boxes or packages certainly seem like they would be NOS. The headers? If they were NOS, it looks to me like they might be repainted or Jet-Hot coated in black now. To me, that is kind of a shame.
2669  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Looking for 1968 302 Camaro, Sequoia Green on: August 16, 2011, 08:49:54 AM
Thanks for posting the photos, Dan. I have a friend who owned his own used hi-performance cars dealership in the '70s down in the LA area and I will ask him if this car is one he remembers.
2670  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am photos on: August 16, 2011, 08:46:16 AM
Thanks, Bruce. I appreciate it. You're right., it does take a bunch of time to post and caption everything but the result is worth it. This is a great reflection on a neat bit of bygone history, and also a great research tool for those that are always looking deeper into the subject.

I will be posting more race reports from this particular race and also have upcoming photos to post of the 1970 Mid-Ohio and Road America Trans-Ams. Stay tuned.
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