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2776  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.
2777  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
2778  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.
2779  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Bryar Trans-Am photos on: July 01, 2011, 10:58:29 AM
Milt Minter's Mustang in front of the Lyle Davis/Peter Sachs Lotus Cortina (#7) and the Jim Baker/Paul Richards Alfa GTA (#37).


Photo by Ron Lathrop

Ken Duclos' Mustang and Mark Donohue's Camaro in among some U-2 cars.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

David Johnson's NSU (car #41) and the Porsches of Peter Gregg and John Kelly.

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Gordon Dewar driving Craig Fisher's Camaro

Photo by Ron Lathrop

Chasing Donohue...

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2780  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Bryar Trans-Am photos on: July 01, 2011, 10:38:20 AM
I suspect you're right, Robert. Pretty flimsy hood though, for steel. Yes Mike, I think replicating that spoiler is a must and now you have some good photos to work from.

Continuing on, here are some more photos. Notice how close the crowd is to the action on the track with nothing but a mound of dirt and a chain link fence to "protect" them. Those were the days!


Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop
2781  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Bryar Trans-Am photos on: June 30, 2011, 02:14:28 PM
Some color photos from the start of the race...


Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop
2782  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Bryar Trans-Am photos on: June 30, 2011, 01:46:31 PM
Photos from a Penske pit stop...


Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop


Photo by Ron Lathrop

Notice the height of the cheater rear spoiler in this profile shot...

Photo by Ron Lathrop
2783  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Bryar Trans-Am photos on: June 30, 2011, 12:43:22 PM
Here' another shot of the Mark Donohue and Johnny Moore Camaros.


Photo by Ron Lathrop
2784  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Bryar Trans-Am photos on: June 30, 2011, 12:41:16 PM
Here, the Johnny Moore Camaro cuts through a turn ahead of Mark Donohue's Camaro while Ed Leslie's Cougar and Ken Duclos' Mustang are seen on another part of the track.


Photo by Ron Lathrop
2785  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / 1967 Bryar Trans-Am photos on: June 30, 2011, 12:37:30 PM
Just yesterday I received a large quantity of racing photographs taken by Ron Lathrop at the 1967 Bryar Trans-Am. 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. I'm going to post the Camaro photos first but would like to post all of them just because they are really cool and I think we all would enjoy them. Thank you very much Ron for sharing these with us!

This first photo shows Mark Donohue's car after he broke an axle during a practice session. He would later break one again during the race and wipe out his front sheetmetal. What is interesting here (to me) is the fact that the hood is bent and this is before it ever hit the wooden barricade during the race. All the front sheet metal for Bryar (according to Donohue's autobiography) was thinner gauge lightweight stuff stamped on GM tooling but maybe the hood was acid-dipped instead. Anyway, I'm wondering if this hood was bent because it was too thin and flimsy.


Photo by Ron Lathrop
2786  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: June 30, 2011, 12:13:28 PM
I just received this 1967 Bryar Trans-Am photo which shows a hint of a bar (by Donohue's shoulder) running between the two uprights of the main hoop of the roll cage. Therefore, the line I indicated in yellow above would seem to be appropriate to the design of the cage.


Photo by Ron Lathrop
2787  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: June 29, 2011, 02:11:16 PM
Thanks, Tim. Even though blurry that one picture looks like Frank Search's '68 Camaro spinning in front of Dick Hoffman's '67 and Gerry Gregory's '69 at the '69 Riverside Trans-Am.

Here are a couple of photos of Mark Donohue's Camaro at the '67 Marlboro Trans-Am.



2788  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: June 29, 2011, 12:41:38 PM
This photo of the second '67 Penske Camaro, while not the same car, shows that they did not make the forward bar of the roll cage run straight down to the floor. Note that the lower part of the forward bar goes through the floor and is welded to the subframe underneath. I am not 100% certain this is how the Marlboro car was done. I don't think it was. I think it was attached to the inner rocker panel area. Again, the black interior of the 1st Penske car makes it difficult to tell.


Photo by Craig Fisher
2789  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: June 29, 2011, 12:21:55 PM
I have reattached your photo with some editting. The legs I have colored green should not be used, although I understand that it doesn't appear to be logical. I will support that with a different photo. The yellow line is a bar that may or may not be there. I suspect it is but don't know that for a fact as it is very hard to see everything in an all-black interior. I still have some other photos to review. What I do know is there is nothing above that yellow line in terms of a cross-brace. The bars that I drew a thin blue line on are lower than this. I posted a couple of other photos in the "Original T/A racing photographs" thread and you can see that the front/top cross bar is so low that it almost gets in the way of the rear view mirror.
2790  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans-Am Press Kits on: June 28, 2011, 10:28:26 PM
Here are a couple of samples from Frank Dihartce of two Camaro press kits in his collection. He's going to try and make some complete copies for us. Thank you, Frank!
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