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61  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted: Photos/Info of Bob Mcginty/ Don Smith Sungro Camaro on: January 08, 2015, 12:14:31 AM
Bob, thanks for posting some current pics. Nice to see and hear of the progress being made on it. I don't believe I have any pics of it when owned by Bob Smith. Is that the paint scheme you're going with or are you going for the earlier look?
62  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted: Photos/Info of Bob Mcginty/ Don Smith Sungro Camaro on: January 07, 2015, 10:13:46 PM
The earliest photo I have seen of the car was taken in March '68 at Willow Springs. It looks like it was an RS/SS originally.

Photo by Jack Brady & Associates


The car was repaint green and black by the time it was entered in this support race for the USRRC event at Laguna Seca in May '68.

Photo by Jack Brady & Associates


It got sponsorship from Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA by the time it ran in this Riverside A/Sedan race in July '68.

Photo by Jack Brady & Associates


Here's another shot from the same 7/68 Riverside event.

Photo by Jack Brady & Associates


Here's McGinty's car and Donohue's Penske Camaro in turn 7 at the Riverside Trans-Am race in September '68.
The car has switched to a flat hood and standard Camaro grille by this point.

Petersen Publishing photo


Here's another shot from the '68 Riverside Trans-Am.

Photo by Jack Brady & Associates
63  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted: Photos/Info of Bob Mcginty/ Don Smith Sungro Camaro on: January 07, 2015, 08:38:00 PM
Bob, thanks for signing up and joining the forum. I'm excited to hear about you restoring Bob McGinty's old car. Maybe 12-15 years ago I was looking at the Firebird/Camaro that Rick Titus owned. It was at Chuck Beck's shop near Phelan, CA. While I was there, Chuck Beck told me that he was the one who built the car for McGinty and the work was done at an Oldsmobile dealership that had gone out of business. It was somewhere in the LA area but I don't remember the exact town. Here's a little blurb about Chuck Beck... http://www.examiner.com/article/chuck-beck-celebrates-75th-with-another-atlanta-garage-party . If you look at Chuck's website, http://www.beck904.com/ , you'll find a phone number for him. It appears that he is now located in the Atlanta, GA area.

I've got a few pics of the car. Here's a very lousy one from the Finish Line publication in late '72. It appears that it may have the same paint scheme as the lower picture you posted above.
64  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: January 04, 2015, 01:44:56 PM
Some neat dash plaques for sale at the link below, and for a very reasonable price.

http://public.fotki.com/rocketwheels/vintage-racing-programs/vintage-racing-dash-1/







65  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: DF rally wheels on: January 02, 2015, 01:08:44 PM
Here are some detail shots of a January '67 "DF" wheel. This is from an 03B NOR Z-28. These early wheels do not have the DF stamp on them. It's just left blank next to the valve stem hole, however the offset is the same as any DF wheel and it is naturally a 15x6 wheel. The stamp on the inside has "1" for the month of January and there is no year denoted. It is believed that the December '66 Z-28 rally wheel also has no DF stamp and just has the number "12" inside, to denote the month.









66  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: DF rally wheels on: January 02, 2015, 11:52:22 AM
Hopefully not hijacking this too badly but since this thread is titled DF rally wheels...

Here are some detail pics of March '67 DF wheels from an 05C LOS Z-28











67  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: DF rally wheels on: January 01, 2015, 08:43:20 PM
Here are some photos of some DF wheels I had that were for an early production '68 Z. These are dated 10-67 but on the inside of the wheel the stamping has the 10 to denote October however no 67 is stamped for the year. This is not unusual.







68  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Tracks of the '66-'72 SCCA Trans-Am series on: January 01, 2015, 01:55:38 PM
Aerial photograph of Marlboro Speedway as it was in August, 1966.

Photo by Bill Dobbins

Advertisement for the 1967 Marlboro Trans-Am race, as seen in Competition Press & Autoweek

Jon Mello Collection

Program cover for the 1967 Marboro "Double 300" Trans-Am.

Jon Mello Collection
69  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Tracks of the '66-'72 SCCA Trans-Am series on: January 01, 2015, 01:47:52 PM
Marlboro Speedway was one of the important East Coast tracks back in the '50s and '60s. It was the "home track" for racers such as Bob Tullius, Dr. Dick Thompson, Tony Adamowicz, Johnny Moore, and many others. Mark Donohue learned to road race at Marlboro and won the Trans-Am race which ran there in 1967. The track itself, just about a half hour away from Washington DC (in Maryland), has been out of operation since the end of the '69 racing season. Once in a rather rural setting it has now been surrounded by more urban development. The property was just left as it was and never excavated. It fell into disrepair and was left to become overgrown with vegetation. Now, it appears that the property is up for lease, judging by a recent craigslist posting. It is highly doubtful the track could be allowed to resume racing activities as there would be too many hurdles to overcome with regard to noise abatement, traffic issues, etc.
70  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28 on: January 01, 2015, 11:08:49 AM
I haven't thought that far ahead, Doug.
71  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28 on: January 01, 2015, 01:59:35 AM
Thanks, guys.  I do really like the looks of the Firestones with the original style gold lettering and stripes. They compliment the rest of the car very nicely. While my car used the Goodyear Bluestreaks for its first few races, it did switch over to Firestones for the later part of '67 and early '68 and that's the timeframe that I'm restoring it to.
72  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28 on: December 31, 2014, 11:07:41 AM
Thanks, Tony. They're 15x7s.
73  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28 on: December 30, 2014, 11:06:46 PM
Thanks, Gary!
74  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28 on: December 30, 2014, 11:03:24 AM
Thanks, Vince. I am basically restoring the car to as it last raced so it will have the spoiler on it, although I personally like a '67 without spoilers. I may paint up an extra trunk lid without one.
75  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28 on: December 30, 2014, 12:06:26 AM
Thanks, Fred.  Glad you enjoyed the pics.
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