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Hello Mike, how is the porgress on the the projects going, I'm eager to see them advancing.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Smokey Yunick
« on: January 01, 2022, 08:24:29 PM »
That's a great shot Jon, taken from another moving vehicle. Interesting roll cage detail,

As always fabulous work and attention to detail.

Very nice work Michael, as ever.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series
« on: October 13, 2021, 04:25:56 AM »
Neat article Mike, Thanks.

Very nice work Mike, as usual.

Great work Mike, The attention to detail is amazing.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series
« on: May 13, 2021, 09:07:25 PM »
Thanks Mike, That is some good footage,

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: More Trans-Am stuff
« on: May 12, 2021, 12:06:52 AM »
That is a very good read, Thank you.

Fabulous work Mike, So attention to the correct details.

T/G racing, Jerry Titus and Terry Godsall, ran some "rear tires" on the front of their Firebirds according to some reports.
My guess is that they used 7.00 x 15 but couldn't be sure. Perhaps a search of photos and period articles would uncover some specifics.

Great photos, The one with the T/G team car and the Hol-Arc (customer) cars really shows the difference between the widened and non widened cars.
Mine is not one of the widened cars, but it has every other T/G hallmark modifications.

The prototype was, from memory, a Gene Winfield exercise.

The rear quarters on some, not all, of the T/G cars were widened to allow wider rear wheels.
 It showed most in the gap between the outer part tail lights and the side of the car. That is why the stock bumper was not wide enough, the spoiler looks to be a Camaro item and they came in an early narrower, and later wider version.

I see there were "Stock Car" races at Matsu Bay Japan opening in 72's but due to the fuel crises then they were a short term thing, closing in '73.
Buying a year or two old but well built race car can be a good way to get into racing.

My Firebird came to NZ in late '71, Ron Grable had raced F5000 and Trans Am (Javelin) and it was a fully paid gig during the US winter. He bought the car from Rick Titus and it was sold to a local NZ racer after a couple of weeks racing. 

The Historic Japanese Racing Cars is a great site, Thank you.

Great question, I think you will find it is a '69 Firebird backdated to look like the previous model as they had to do to run the 302 Chev engines.

I have a T/G sister car (in New Zealand) and they were very well built cars.  I swapped a few emails with Frank a while back, and I made an attempt to track any of these cars in Japan but with very limited Japanese language skills (none) I came up blank.

It may have been converted to a Camaro as was the typical response from non Pontiac people back in the 70's and 80's.

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