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3106  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Scattershields on: March 22, 2011, 10:46:03 PM
Pretty decent article on scattershields from March '68 Car Craft.





   
3107  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 22, 2011, 02:09:55 PM
Some guys used steel wheels if they were on a budget and I have seen guys use them at places like
Daytona where there are high g-forces on the high banking. I guess the steel wheel would be a more
sturdy piece and you might want strength over lightness under that kind of circumstance. Whether the
wheels on the front of the Z above had extra welding on them, I don't know but I would think some
racers would have done that. The John Putnam '68 Camaro below ran all of it's races on steel rally
wheels regardless of the track, probably due to budget more than anything else.


Photo: David Doyal Collection
3108  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: March 22, 2011, 12:35:27 PM
Copy of newspaper ad in the '67 Las Vegas Review-Journal.

3109  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 22, 2011, 12:30:11 PM
Norberto Mastandrea's red '67 Z-28 at the '68 Sebring race.


Photo by Pete Biro
3110  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 21, 2011, 06:31:50 PM
Ron,

I happened to post some pics from the earlier years of Trans-Am where you still saw some cars with 4-point roll bars. In 1970 it became mandatory for actual Trans-Am cars to have full roll cages in them, although A-Sedan cars running in regional and national events could still make do with 4-point roll bars for a few more years beyond that. I don't see anybody named Moorehouse in Trans-Am so if it did any road racing, it would have been as an A-Sedan car.

On another note, I found out the "black car" at Marlboro (above) was actually E-E code Deepwater Blue. Sure looks black in the photo and in the video I have seen from the race.
3111  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: March 19, 2011, 10:23:57 PM
3112  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: March 19, 2011, 10:22:30 PM
Patches from Road America that I got in my youth. Really great track, about 4 miles long,
in the picturesque rural setting of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

3113  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 19, 2011, 10:14:14 PM
Ken Deckman's Z-28 at the '67 Riverside Trans-Am. Ken's car was bought new out of Alan Green Chevrolet in the Seattle area.
He had raced Corvettes prior to this. It was sold by Ken to Bob Morton is the 1990's and Bob restored and vintage raced it.


Photo: Bob Morton Collection
3114  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: March 19, 2011, 01:17:44 PM
Scott,  Here's my understanding of it. If I'm wrong, maybe somebody will correct me. In '67 they took the manufacturer's claimed dry weight of the car and allowed a 350lb reduction from that claimed weight, so with a stated F.I.A weight of 2,640lbs, I would gather that Chevy must have claimed a base Camaro dry weight of 2,990lbs. For 1968, the rules were changed to get away from arbitrary dry weights claimed by the various factories involved and established a flat dry weight of 2,800lbs for all over-2 liter Trans-Am cars. For '69, they bumped that weight up to 2,900lbs and I believe in 1970, they moved it up to 3,200lbs dry or 3,400lbs ready-to-race. I believe it stayed at that weight through the '72 season.
3115  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 19, 2011, 01:44:02 AM
Ron,

Just to be clear, the black Z and the one that lost a wheel are not the same car.
Here's a link to an ad showing the black car for sale.

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/chevrolet/camaro/1132825.html
3116  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: March 18, 2011, 04:38:19 PM
Yenko officially prepared two "Stormer" versions of the Z-28 for competition
in 1967, a blue one for Bill Boye and a red one for Bud Gates.



3117  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 18, 2011, 04:25:36 PM
Breaking a wheel hurts...


Photo: 1972 Donnybrooke T/A program
3118  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 18, 2011, 04:02:28 PM
Hey Ron,

I can't help you with the white or blue ones but this black Z-28 driven by Lake Underwood
at the Marlboro 300 Trans-Am race in '67 is for sale and not all that far from you.


Photo by Alan Lewis
3119  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: March 18, 2011, 03:46:37 PM
1970 Watkins Glen Trans-Am dash plaque

3120  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: March 18, 2011, 03:45:23 PM
1967 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am poster

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