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