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1  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 2013 Watkins Glen and Lime Rock HTA events on: June 18, 2014, 10:18:39 PM
Just acquired the Nov/Dec issue of Vintage Motorsport that has a report on the race weekend, and on page 121 a nice photo of the Brock Yates "Sunday Driver" car, owned by
Warren Agor.  I did manage to speak to the crew of that car at the Glen, now owned by Jim Reed.  Back in the day, I raced against Brock in that car at Michigan and the Glen.

I was surprised to run into the original mechanic Rick Dilcher, who built the car for Warren.  Rick also was involved with Dimension Racing who built the 69 Camaro for
Peter Schwartzott and later the 510 that Peter raced. I knew them both from those days.

Robert Barg
2  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / John Bishop on: June 08, 2014, 02:09:45 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
3  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sonoma Historics 2014 on: June 02, 2014, 03:16:37 PM
Lots of pics from Sonoma now on the Historic Trans Am (schedule) site.

Robert Barg
4  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Sonoma Historics 2014 on: May 23, 2014, 01:33:22 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.

Robert
5  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sig Hansen A/Sedan '68 Camaro on: May 13, 2014, 12:59:01 AM
Great looking car Sig.  I'm sure you would have done well in the T/A races.

Do you remember what kind of lap time you turned at Laguna?

Robet Barg
6  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Tony Settember on: May 08, 2014, 10:21:44 AM
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

R.I.P.

Robert Barg
7  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sam Posey ..... Racing Legened or unsung Hero ?? on: May 08, 2014, 12:35:58 AM
Ya right.  I made you work on the car - ha ha.  I was all set to go to the party while you guys worked  Do you remember what needed attention?

Robert
8  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sam Posey ..... Racing Legened or unsung Hero ?? on: May 05, 2014, 08:28:03 PM
At the 71 Lime Rock T/A race, all the entrants, drivers, and crew received an invite to attend a gathering at the Posey estate on the Friday night, but our gang couldn't go
because of car problems that need attention.

I had the invite for many years but no longer.

Robert
9  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Historic Trans Am Events 2014 on: May 04, 2014, 01:14:16 PM
More info - "Pre-Reunion open to spectators" on the google.

Robert Barg
10  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dana Chevrolet on: May 01, 2014, 10:57:39 AM
Dale Armstrong was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 1995.

Robet Barg
11  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Historic Trans Am Events 2014 on: April 24, 2014, 07:14:19 PM
According the the Historic Trans-Am schedule, they will be at the Monterey pre-historics, and also the COTA vintage nationals.

Robert
12  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Historic Trans Am Events 2014 on: April 24, 2014, 12:49:55 AM
Just got this info from Chad -

Fri - T/A practise @ 10:30 AM and @ 2:50 PM - both 15 min. each

Sat - Q @ 2:50 pm - 25 min.

Sun - race @ 2:30 PM - 11 laps

Robert
13  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Historic Trans Am Events 2014 on: April 20, 2014, 06:52:08 PM
Victor, not sure yet about attending either event this year.  Have been to the Monterey Historics 9 or 10 times since 85 and probably 3 or 4 times to the Sonoma historics.  Did race at the 80 Laguna Seca T/A -
was scheduled to go to Riverside the following wknd. but a race accident at Laguna prevented that.

If you google  "events Monterey car week" and "Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion" you will find some info.  Sonoma has not listed their schedule yet but should be similar to 2013.
Note that there will be no T/A racing at Laguna on the Sunday from what I could find.

Note that you will pay extra for seats at Monterey over the pits and between turns 2 and 3 but they are free in the Sonoma grandstand next to the paddock.

Robert
14  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Historic Trans Am Events 2014 on: April 20, 2014, 01:23:36 PM
General admin tickets will get you into the paddock up and close for either Monterey or Sonoma.

Warning - bring a cc with room or lots of cash to Monterey if you want to take part in all the festivities.  Book your motel room early for either event - cheaper rates the farther you
are from the track.

Robert
15  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Historic Trans Am Events 2014 on: April 20, 2014, 10:43:27 AM
Based on past experience, you will find the the most cars at the Monterey Historics.  General Racing has not even updated their website with 2014 info with only 1 month to go for Sonoma.
Sonoma does not have all the other hoopla like auctions and concorso events like Monterey, but there are washrooms and grandstands for viewing close by the paddock - important for an old coot like me.

I have not been to Coronado, but perhaps Chad or Jon can comment for that event.

Robert Barg
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