Once again, we have more racing photographs taken by Ron Lathrop but this time at the August 4th, 1968 Bryar Trans-Am. As mentioned previously, Ron was a freelance racing photographer dating back to 1963 and did work for Sports Car Graphic, Competition Press, Road & Track, as well as a number of karting magazines and even Rod & Custom. He also was in the U.S Air Force from 1965 - 69 and again from 1972 - 92. These photos are a great reminder of how special the Trans-Am series was back in the glory days of the late '60s and early '70s. Thanks again Ron for sharing these with us!
Here's the engine compartment of the #77 Craig Fisher Firebird. Notice the blue-painted Al Bartz small block Chevy engine and the stock-style rocker arms.Photo by Ron Lathrop
Neat photo of the rear disc brake axle in Skip Barber's '68 Z28. Double-adjustable Konis, Stewart-Warner electric fuel pumps and many other little details to notice.Photo by Ron Lathrop
Bottom-side details of the fabricated aircleaner on one of Shelby's tunnel-port 302 Mustangs.Photo by Ron Lathrop
Shelby tunnel-port 302 engine compartment photo. The Fords used two Holley in-line 4 barrel carbs. Photo by Ron Lathrop
Engine compartment photo of Rusty Jowett's '67 Z. This car was destroyed in a crash at Watkins Glen the next weekend.Photo by Ron Lathrop