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2671  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 11, 2011, 11:49:06 AM
The Ted Roberts/Dick Guldstrand Javelin comes in for a tire change.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Other side getting done.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Bud Moore's crew anticipates Parnelli's arrival.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Looks like Parnelli has hit somebody or something else. Not unusual.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Waiting for the crew to finish their job.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Bud Moore clears PJ to head back out.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2672  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 11, 2011, 11:37:46 AM
The Campbell/Gifford Porsche

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Parnelli again

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Mark again

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Jim Netterstrom's Porsche

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Brad Dunn's Firebird

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Rusty Jowett and Harry T.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2673  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 11, 2011, 11:28:30 AM
That's what I have heard, James. Here's Milt Minter's Firebird and Gary Wright's Porsche transitioning up on to the banking.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Minter prepares to go by Fred Opert's Porsche.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Dick Lang's Camaro does the same.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Mark still cruising along in first place.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Parnelli's Mustang was down 5 laps to Donohue at one point due to two long tire changes.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Closer look at Donohue.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2674  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 11, 2011, 10:54:21 AM
You're welcome, Bruce. Here's a shot of Parnelli Jones' Mustang showing body damage from contact made with
Milt Minter's Firebird on lap 6. Both cars ended up in the mud but Jones got out fairly quickly. It took Minter
7 more laps by the rest of the field before he was able to finally get it back on the course.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Gary Wright's Porsche. This is where the infield course dumps back on to the speedway oval section (flag station 13).

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Looks like somebody drove into the RR corner of Grable's Javelin

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Doesn't seem like Revson's car is smoking here.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Mark Donohue and Dick Lang. Lang owned a Chevrolet dealership in Xenia, OH.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Titus goes around the outside of Jim Corwin's Camaro

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Bob Tullius comes up on the Ted Roberts/Dick Guldstrand Javelin.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2675  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 11, 2011, 01:20:06 AM
Notice the helicopter just off the track. Horst Kwech's Mustang went off the track on lap 8 at 120mph in the wet and went through the
fence injuring 12 people, one fatally. The helicopter was taking the most seriously injured man to the hospital but he did not survive.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Looks like Revson's engine is smoking.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Dick Brown's Firebird with Dick Lang's Camaro and Jerry Titus's Firebird in hot pursuit.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Donohue in the curvy infield section.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Jim Corwin's #26 Camaro passes Larry Bock's Camaro which has gotten off-course.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Ron Grable shows a little dirt track style.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

The Ortega Firebird and Netterstrom Porsche.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Ted Roberts Javelin zips through "the Esses"..

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2676  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 11, 2011, 12:58:08 AM
Firebird driver Rick McDaniel's day is done after only 4 laps.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

The Campbell/Gifford Porsche has got a "tire issue".

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Ron Grable's Javelin crossing the backstretch of the oval from the outer course back into the infield section.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Titus in the T-G Firebird.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Mark Donohue has really got that suspension under serious compression.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Larry Bock's Camaro and Milt Minter's Firebird.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2677  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 10, 2011, 10:28:47 PM
Guillermo "Bill" Ortega (#25) from Equador with the Wilbur Pickett and Jim Netterstrom Porsches in hot pursuit.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Peter Gregg and Gary Wright in Porsches.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Looks like Netterstrom got by Pickett.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Parnelli Jones.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Mark Donohue is running in first place.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2678  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 10, 2011, 10:19:28 PM
Peter Gregg's 911.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Don Yenko in the former Smokey Yunick Camaro gets crossed up in the wet.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Wilbur Pickett leads Jim Netterstrom's 911.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Don Yenko's Camaro and Peter Revson's Mustang.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Parnelli Jones needs to come in for rain tires.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Bob Tullius and John Martin.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Ron Grable.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Canadian Mo Carter.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2679  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 10, 2011, 09:48:34 PM
Some mid-pack O-2 and U-2 cars.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Things are getting wetter now. Here comes Donohue.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Titus' Firebird.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

John Martin's Javelin.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Martin's team mate Ron Grable.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Bob Tullius' Javelin mixes it up with the Brad Dunn/Larry Harley Firebird, car #72.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2680  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 10, 2011, 08:10:23 PM
One of the Shelby cars and Ron Bucknum.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Jerry Titus in the T-G Firebird.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Canadian Dick Brown driving the same Firebird Craig Fisher had a successful season in during 1968.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Rusty Jowett in his '68 Camaro.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Three-wide! John Martin tries to move up quickly through the pack by splitting Fred Baker in the Porsche and Jerry Lagod in the Camaro.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2681  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 10, 2011, 07:52:31 PM
Here come the leaders.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Parnelli and Mark would be tied after the first lap but PJ was going to have to switch tires soon.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

George Follmer's Bud Moore Mustang.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Ron Bucknum's Penske Camaro. Bucknum's car had power steering installed, first usage for a Trans-Am car, and it ended up causing him problems.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Peter Revson in the Shelby Boss Mustang.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Horst Kwech, Revson's team mate.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2682  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 10, 2011, 07:33:46 PM
After 4 days of rain, this gives you an idea of how soggy the ground was.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Map of the road race course.

Wolverine Trans-Am program

Ron was not at the S/F line at the start of the race but here is a photo from Competition Press right after the green flag fell. Among the
front runners, Jones, Follmer and Kwech in the Boss Mustangs were on dry tires. Rain drops started falling as soon the flag was waved.

Photo by Jack Brady

First lap, here they come. Ron is standing between flag stations 10 & 11. The cars are turning to their left where the people are at the guard rail.

Photo by Ron Lathrop


2683  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 10, 2011, 06:29:44 PM
Goodyear rain tire for the Tony Adamowicz Porsche. Race reports say Firestone rain tires performed better in the wet than the Goodyears.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Goodyear dry comes off and a Firestone wet goes on.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Another angle...

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Stacks of race tires. I see the names Penske, Baker and Lang on some of these.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2684  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 10, 2011, 06:05:10 PM
Penske fuel filler nozzle.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Umbrellas come out. The weather was unpredictable.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Tire change for the Bob Tullius Javelin.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Tullius detail.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Dean Gregson's '68 Mustang rear brake drum.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2685  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am photos on: July 10, 2011, 03:29:36 PM
Bucknum heads out for Sunday morning practice.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

At speed.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Roger Penske

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Peter Revson of the Shelby team looks relaxed and in good spirits.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Fred Baker's #42 Porsche and Harry Theodoracopulos' #82 Alfa in the pits with Jim Corwin's '68 Camaro getting ready to unload.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Musician/Comedian/Entertainer Dick Smothers was Fred Baker's co-driver this weekend.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Bill Lowell's Mustang getting ready.

Photo by Ron Lathrop
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