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2986  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Z28 Stripe on: April 14, 2011, 01:46:02 PM
10A-built Van Nuys car in original paint with the early rear stripes.


Another original paint Burnished Brown Z with the low-style rear stripes.
Original white pin stripe around stripes but inside part of stripe has been
customized.
2987  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: April 14, 2011, 10:19:04 AM
Thanks for those links, Chad. Below is a photo of the Jim Dodd Camaro at the St. Jovite
Trans-Am in July, 1970. This is the same Camaro that was sold to Stan Bennett, seen above.


Photo by Yves St. Jean at www.autocourse.ca
2988  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Finish on battery hold down clamp on: April 13, 2011, 10:29:22 PM
I have an original battery tray and clamp from a '67 Camaro that was rear-ended and totaled back in '67 with only 1100 miles on it. The original clamp is black, not natural.

-Jon
2989  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Z28 Stripe on: April 13, 2011, 07:07:45 PM
This photo from the March 1969 issue of Motorcade shows the rear stripes in yet another
configuration, basically the same as the '68 Z/28.



The "low" rear stripes definitely did happen, although it probably was only at the Van Nuys
plant. I saw several examples of '69 Zs back in the '70s with this low stripe treatment, one
in my hometown which was still in the hands of the middle aged original owner. I don't
think the CRG database has enough info at this time to determine whether these low rear
stripes were only done during a short window of time or if there were other times during
the production year when this happened but it is something that is being looked at more
closely than it has been in the past.
2990  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: April 13, 2011, 05:31:46 PM
Here's another magnesium wheel made by American Racing in a squared off 6-spoke design.
I think this wheel may have come out in 1971. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong. This wheel
was discontinued rather quickly from what I understand. I believe it may have been too easily
prone to cracking and breaking. If somebody has a better photo of one, please post it. This
particular mag is on a '68 Trans-Am Camaro once raced by Stan Bennett from the Pacific NW.
Stan had purchased it from a guy who had been Trans-Am racing it on the East Coast previously.

2991  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: April 13, 2011, 05:17:18 PM
Here's a photo from the 1971 Lime Rock Trans-Am. Larry Mattera has got his '68 stuck in the mud after
7 laps and can't get it out. Unlike Nascar, Trans-Am races were run rain or shine. The driver was the only
person who could make repairs on the track and they weren't supposed to have assistance from others in
case they got stuck. They weren't "supposed to" but sometimes it did happen and they got away with it.
Other times, they were disqualified right away. Probably depended on if you were a big name driver or not.

2992  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 302 Chevy engine building articles [late '60 - early '70s] on: April 13, 2011, 04:03:44 PM
Not that much of an engine building article, per se, but provides more historical information on Traco.









2993  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Mark Donohue camaro on: April 13, 2011, 01:12:18 PM
Robert,

That is the car currently owned by Tom McIntyre. The one that Mark Donohue used to win the majority of his races during the '68 season when he won the Trans-Am championship.

-Jon
2994  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing seats on: April 09, 2011, 12:48:18 PM
Since we were talking about the Racemark seat in Donohue's '70 Javelin, I thought I would post this
one too. It is from the Mid-Ohio Trans-Am, June 1970. Apparently he did not use the Racemark seat
for all the races that year. This one looks to be custom made for him out of aluminum. Not the norm
for back then, I think.

2995  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing seats on: April 09, 2011, 12:28:03 PM
Interior of the John Elliott '69 Camaro at Daytona, 1970. Lots of unusual stuff here. The seat is by Solar Plastics, a
Steve McQueen company, and these have mostly been seen in dune buggies and other off-road cars. To the best of my
knowledge, this is about when this seat first became available. Also note the very strange roll cage design and the stock
2-spoke factory steering wheel. I've seen some "unique" roll cages before but I'm thinking this one might take top prize.



Photos by Don Gwynne
2996  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: April 08, 2011, 11:05:26 AM
Here's an interesting one. The Camaro of Jim Corwin at the '68 Sebring 12-Hour. The car is almost
completely stock with full bumpers front and rear, and stock exhaust. It came in 25th out of 68 cars!
Amazing!



Photo by Pete Biro
2997  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros on: April 08, 2011, 08:38:09 AM
Below are two 15x7" aluminum '60s era "D-spoke" mags. The wheel lips are different. The top one is definitely an American Racing
wheel as it says so on the back side. Who was the manufacturer of the one on the bottom? Were magnesium versions made in
both styles? Chad, from looking at the photos of your wheels, it looks like the 15x7" front wheels have the lip like what I have in
the bottom photo and the cheater 15x9" wheels have the true American-style lip. I don't think I had previously seen that on a real
magnesium D-spoke. I guess I'm wondering if somebody besides American Racing was making a magnesium D-spoke wheel. I have
heard no magnesium wheel has the American Racing script on the back side.


2998  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 CAMARO Z/28 FIA Recognition Form 5293 on: April 07, 2011, 09:34:06 AM
Chad, I was not aware of these and had not seen them before. Thanks a lot for posting them.
2999  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing seats on: April 07, 2011, 09:32:52 AM
Thanks for posting that, Chad. Would you mind posting some photos of your aluminum replica GM seat that Steve Sunshine did for you and me a few years ago. I was pleased with how those turned out. They are a nice option for someone who can't located an original GM/Berry seat or who prefers the durabilty of the aluminum unit.
3000  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: April 07, 2011, 09:25:04 AM
Maybe Phil will make you another one out of that model you have?  It'd look great in the '69 blue paint scheme.
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