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1  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car on: March 09, 2015, 10:23:31 PM
Without digging thru some records, what happened to the other cars?  Mo Carter had one but later crashed it in testing at Mosport and was parted out?  The other one was purchased
by MarK Waco? Body in white went to Warren Agor?  The Elford car was owned and vintage raced by David Tom at one time?

Robert
2  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1971 FOMOCO Trans Am Prototype Mustang on: February 26, 2015, 10:20:39 PM
I got to know Ed Hinchcliff some - we usually had a few laughs in the paddock.  Our first T/A race was the Glen in 68 for both of us.

Google   Trans-Am Mustang GT history  Ed Hinchcliff

Robert Barg
3  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car on: February 21, 2015, 08:16:25 PM
Trans Am, I am with you 100%.  Just to see and hear them running on the track is fantastic.  My hat is off to the present and previous owners who have
invested all that time and money.

Hopefully I can see them again at Portland and Monterey this year.

Robert
4  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car on: February 20, 2015, 11:49:05 PM
Many of the guys are just "excersizing" their cars.  They are not former racers and have a large investment under them and are also of "senior" years.

As an example, at the 2013 Glen SVRA wkd. with the HTA cars, the fastest qualifier did a 2:10'9.  At the 72 Glen T/A race the fastest qualifier
was Warren Tope with a 2:03.7.  The only "factory" driver was George Follmer who was 2nd.

Bear in mind that the guys running HTA cars to-day have the advantage of more HP, better brakes, etc. Add maybe 3 secs. for the bus loop turn
they are still almost 5 secs. slower.  Warren was good but I'm guessing that Parnelli and Mark were probably 1-2 secs. a lap quicker back in the day.

The longer Glen track with the Boot was only used that one time in 72.  Note that turn 1 seems "improved" and is faster now.

Robert Barg

5  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 24, 2015, 06:47:36 PM
Mike, sent you a pm.

Robert
6  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 24, 2015, 11:29:05 AM
I remember that if you were a new novice racer in Ontario, and maybe in other provinces, that you were required to display the triangle sign, to warn the senior drivers
that you were just a rookie.  You had to wear the triangle for the required 3 novice races before being eligible for a senior license.  Not sure if that is still the case.

So, do we know who the first owner was, who did not complete the car?

Robert
7  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Power steering on TA Camaro on: January 21, 2015, 03:17:40 PM
Eric,

I did not use power steering, and remember it was not used by most drivers.  It was tried early on but there were reliability problems.

My friend Al Ratcliff built a 69 T/A camaro in 76, which I drove a few times, that was eventually changed to power steering in 79.  Remember,
that in later years the T/A races were not as long as in the early days.  Al thought p/s was worth 1-2 seconds in lap time,

Robert Barg
8  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 15, 2015, 05:11:35 PM
Look at the driver line-up for that race - F1 guys, IMSA guys, Nascar guys, Trans-AM guys, FIA guys - quite the entry.

Robert
9  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted: Photos/Info of Bob Mcginty/ Don Smith Sungro Camaro on: January 09, 2015, 01:11:50 PM
Solid sub frame bushiings not allowed?  I thought that was ok.

Robert
10  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Tracks of the '66-'72 SCCA Trans-Am series on: January 01, 2015, 04:34:17 PM
Never drove in the T/A races there, but did tow Rick Stevens and his 1293 Mini down there with my 401 Buick powered 58 Pontiac wagon in 66 I think for a SCCA National.  Don't remember much
about the track except that Rick got off the surface and lightly rolled his Mini.  Not much damage but that was the end of the racing for him that weekend.

Robert

11  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Brock Yates Camaro on: December 10, 2014, 10:37:03 PM
That is correct.

Robert
12  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 67 Camaro on: December 10, 2014, 10:36:26 PM
This is what happened to the 67 camaro that I drove for Al - was  raced at the pavement track Pinecrest Speedway near Toronto -
was wrecked and parted out in 75/76.

Note that Will Cagle, famous NE modified dirt racer, was recruited to drive the Jockos 68 camaro at the 72 Lime Rock T/A - car only lasted a few laps before overheating.

Robert
13  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Brock Yates Camaro on: December 10, 2014, 12:40:25 AM
The Peter Schwartzott 69 camaro was sold to Warren Agor at the end of the 70 season I was told.

Sadly, Brock is fighting Alzheimer's.

Robert Barg
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 67 VIN # on: November 05, 2014, 05:29:13 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
15  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Warren Agor on: October 30, 2014, 09:26:58 PM
See also  IMSAblog Warren Agor for his racing story

Robert
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