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2671  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: July 03, 2011, 12:44:11 AM
Mike, it does seem that the color of the wheels on the '69 should ideally match the yellow used on the "Sunoco Camaro" lettering.

Your '67 cage is looking much more accurate now. One thought, I think the upright pieces of the main hoop should not be spread so far apart or maybe it's just that the rear angled support bars seem to be angled inward too much. There is some distance between the uprights of the main hoop and the inner part of the rear backseat area. It might be similar in that regard to the later '67 car, as seen below. The photo was taken in May '68. This may explain how the horizontal bar which runs next to the door in your model gets attached further out than the vertical part of the main hoop. A small "leg" extends over to the side of the body.


Photo by Craig Fisher
2672  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Gauge Question on: July 03, 2011, 12:09:46 AM
Chad, just a note to say I did look in my '66 SW catalog and I saw nothing about any black bezel gauges. I'm not saying they didn't make them then but I so far don't see anything that is of help to you. I'm sure we'll get an answer eventually.
2673  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Bryar Trans-Am photos on: July 03, 2011, 12:05:31 AM
About a third of the way through the race, Jerry Titus was trying to make a pass on Ken Duclos' white Mustang when they came together.
Titus' car spun many times before careening into the dirt bank, doing serious damage. He somehow got it over to the infield out of further
harm's way, but his day was done.


Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop

Titus walking back to the pits. Note the gash by his left eye from the accident.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Penske and Titus share a few words.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2674  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Chaffey College and Sam Contino on: July 02, 2011, 09:36:54 PM
Yes, it has been for sale for awhile and has been on ebay but Tom still has it. I do remember seeing a story about Paul driving the car to the Mid-Ohio race but even better to hear your first-person recollection! As a side note, when Paul owned the car it was just plain white, no red stripe or Chaffey College on it. He ran as car number 96 or 99.
2675  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos on: July 02, 2011, 11:13:08 AM
Yes, race teams did use the cable, but obviously some opted to do something different. Maybe some drivers thought they had a better pedal feel with the mechanical linkage.
2676  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Bryar Trans-Am photos on: July 02, 2011, 11:09:12 AM
The Shelby Team Mustang of Jerry Titus in the Bryar paddock garages (if they can be called that).


Photo by Ron Lathrop

Jerry's teammate Dr. Dick Thompson's Mustang. Thompson, a dentist, was one of the premier Corvette racers in the country earlier in the '60s.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

The Alfa Romeos of Horst Kwech (#3) and Monty Winkler(#6)

Photo by Ron Lathrop

The Porsches of Hans Ziereis (#73) and Peter Gregg (#59).

Photo by Ron Lathrop

The Alfa Romeo of Jim Baker and Paul Richards.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Bud Moore and Roger Penske.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2677  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Chaffey College and Sam Contino on: July 02, 2011, 10:43:45 AM
Robert Lodewyk and I saw Sam Contino at the Legends of Riverside event that we attended back in 2009. He had a really neat scrapbook with him which showed the many cars and projects he worked on at Chaffey College.
2678  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Bryar Trans-Am photos on: July 01, 2011, 04:31:58 PM
Lance Pruyn's Camaro leads several others through the wet curves.


Photo by Ron Lathrop

Pete Feistmann's Mustang leads John Kelly's Porsche.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Bob Grossman's Mustang leads the similar mount of John McComb.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Eventual race winner Pete Revson in his Bud Moore prepared Cougar.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Revson homing in on the Ken Duclos Mustang.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Looks like a blown engine has ended Milt Minter's day.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Bob Grossman's wounded Mustang parked well out of the way.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2679  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Engine photos on: July 01, 2011, 03:47:50 PM
I posted this in the Chaffey College thread but thought a copy belonged in here as well. This is the engine in the Chaffey College Camaro. It was not run in Trans-Am until Paul van Valkenburgh bought it and by then the rules changed and it had to run with a single 4-bbl carburetor. The car is using Mondello ported heads, an Isky cam, Hooker headers and M/T valve covers. Notice that both carburetors are facing forward and the throttle linkage is thus on the outside of the driver's side carb.


Photo by Petersen Publishing, courtesy of Frank Dihartce
2680  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Chaffey College and Sam Contino on: July 01, 2011, 03:31:38 PM
From the 1971 Hot Rod Yearbook #10, something our own Mister "Cuda 48" can relate to. An article about Sam Contino and the Chaffey College race cars. The '67 Camaro is still around and owned by Tom Wiederhold, who has had it since 1974. I don't know what happened to the Mustang. Anybody know? I don't know how anybody else feels but it is just strange to see Dick Guldstrand in a Mustang.

Thanks to Frank Dihartce for sharing the article with us.

















Unusual roll cage design...




2681  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Bryar Trans-Am photos on: July 01, 2011, 12:41:36 PM
1967 Bryar Trans-Am poster.


Photo by Ron Lathrop

Bryar Trans-Am race queen

Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop

Pretty girl in the crowd.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2682  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: July 01, 2011, 12:36:25 PM
1967 Bryar Trans-Am poster courtesy of Ron Lathrop.

2683  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: YouTube (or other) videos of early Trans-Am racing on: July 01, 2011, 12:08:55 PM
That was a fun event. Robert Lodewyk and I were there along with our T/A hero Robert Barg.
2684  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Bryar Trans-Am photos on: July 01, 2011, 12:01:06 PM
Bob Grossman's Mustang and Johnny Moore's Z-28 in a pack of other 0-2 cars.


Photo by Ron Lathrop

Lance Pruyn's Z-28 chasing a Mustang.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Dr. Dick Thompson's Mustang (Shelby team) ahead of Donohue.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Donohue leading a couple of Mustangs.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Milt Minter and Mark Donohue with a pack of others.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2685  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: July 01, 2011, 11:50:58 AM
Thanks for signing up Craig and welcome to our forum. Post some pics of your wheels when you get a chance.
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