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General Discussion / 67 VIN #
« on: November 05, 2014, 10:29:13 PM »
I am going to look at a 67 and was given this vin over the ph.   123377L155047 by the current owner. He said it is an SS clone car with a v8 and 4 speed. 

Maybe was a 6 cyl car when new?  Any info will be appreciated.  Thanks.

Robert Barg

Trans-Am Camaros / Warren Agor
« on: October 30, 2014, 07:11:26 PM »
Very sad news - just learned that Warren passed Oct. 29 - only 72.

Spoke to him after many years at the 2013 Glen Sept. SVRA vintage races that featured the HTA group.

Warren was a top competitor in T/A, IMSA, and Can-AM - see

Robert Barg

Trans-Am Camaros / Monterey 2014
« on: August 19, 2014, 11:25:12 PM »
Let's hear the HTA scoop !  any new cars?  I couldn't make it down - was busy at our own VRCBC Mission Raceway HMR.  Sadly, we do not have one
1st gen camaro racing now since Paul's 69 clone car went to a new owner "down under".


Trans-Am Camaros / John Bishop
« on: June 08, 2014, 07:09:45 PM »
John Bishop passed June 5 at age 87.  John was a longtime executive director of SCCA and helped oversee the advent of SCCA pro racing - USRRC,Can-Am, and TRANS-AM.

In 69 he and his wife Peggy, along with Bill France, co-founded IMSA.  Rick Stevens and I were able to do 3 Camel GT races in 72 and John kept a Touring Over Category open
for the 305 ci racers for a few years.

John and Peggy were very racer friendly and even years later when I would show up at an event and see them at registration they would always have a cordial greeting for me.

At the 73 PoCono Camel Gt I broke our Camaro transmission in practise, and could not locate a replacement and had to load up and go home.

Imagine, when to our surprise, a full entry refund cheque arrived in the mail a few weeks later.

Rest in Peace.

Robert Barg

Trans-Am Camaros / Sonoma Historics 2014
« on: May 23, 2014, 06:33:22 AM »
So who which forum members went to the race?  According to the results posted 13 T/A cars were dnf which sounds very high.  The Gurney Cuda was badly crashed.


Trans-Am Camaros / Tony Settember
« on: May 08, 2014, 03:21:44 PM »
Long-time CA racer recently passed May 5.  He started racing in 54 at Torey Pines and did several T/A races in a camaro and also in some under 2 litre cars.
See Racing Sports Cars for results


Robert Barg

Trans-Am Camaros / Dave Strickler Z 28
« on: January 14, 2014, 02:36:53 AM »
Much noise being made this week at the BJ auction about the Dave Strickler 68 Z28 drag race car.  Apr 2013 has the story on this drag racing icon.
I am impressed by the 11:70s @ 116 this car used to turn in it's heyday with only a "stock" 302 Grumpy built engine and 5:38 gears.

I'm guessing that factory Penske T/A cars of that year might have turned high 12's or low 13's with road race gears

Robert Barg

Trans-Am Camaros / IROC Camaros
« on: August 19, 2013, 04:51:34 AM »
Good read in latest issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines "Two Days at Riverside" - story of the first IROC camaros built by Penske.  I happened to see that race in person on one of my
visits to Riverside.  In the early nineties I was offered one of those cars but I passed.

Gordie Oftedahl purchased a few of these cars for his T/A rental operation in the late 70's. Roy Woods drove one of those cars for Gordie at the Westwood T/A in 80. I
drove the first ex Dick Hoffman 70 camaro to 12th in that race despite brake problems.

Robert Barg

Trans-Am Camaros / HTA 2013 schedule
« on: May 22, 2013, 10:25:42 PM »
Just noticed that the HTA has expanded their schedule this year to take in Lime Rock and Watkins Glen.  Good news for you eastern folks

Would be nice to visit there again.

Robert Barg

Trans-Am Camaros / Monterey
« on: July 21, 2012, 03:21:02 AM »
Large entry for the HTA cars - I counted 39 including 13 1st gen cars.

Who is attending from our forum?   I can feel the need for another road trip!

Note that there is only HTA racing on Saturday.

Robert Barg

Trans-Am Camaros / Sonoma Historic Festival June 1-3 at Infineon
« on: April 13, 2012, 03:24:11 PM »
Who might be entering their car at the Sonoma Historics June 1-3? I am trying to organize 4 or 5 "overcrew" passes for our gang.  If you can help it would be greatly appreciated.  My gang of "road warriors" will be arriving about Friday noonish.

Anyone else from this forum who might be attending?  Hope to see you there.

Robert Barg

Trans-Am Camaros / Mark Donohue camaro
« on: April 12, 2011, 12:43:28 AM »
Spotted this ad in my Nov. 9, 1974 issue of CP/Autoweek:

EX MARK DONOHUE SUNOCO CAMARO.  Legal Trans-Am and IMSA.  No time on rebuilt Traco.  Many spares. Best offer.  Sreet trades considered.  Financing available.  William Freeman. Two (805) numbers are listed.

Wonder which camaro this was? (no photo in ad)

Robert Barg

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