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16  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
17  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
18  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
19  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
20  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
21  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
22  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
23  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
24  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
25  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
26  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
27  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
28  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Favorite Independent Trans-Am Driver ??? on: April 04, 2014, 10:55:57 AM
Yes, the famous 71 Lime Rock rain race, the escape road at the end of the front straight - first time it happened I was "moved over" in very poor visibility but no problem to
get back on the track - it was an "anxious moment  The next two times I must have gotten braver with late braking into one.

I'm sure Al was having a heart attack in the pits during my "excursions".

Robert Barg
29  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Favorite Independent Trans-Am Driver ??? on: April 03, 2014, 02:52:51 PM
Here are 2 more guys to add to this list - Warren Tope and Paul Nichter.

Robert Barg
30  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1971 Mid Ohio Trans Am Black & White Photographs on: January 19, 2014, 04:50:12 PM
Great photos!  I remember this race - with about 20 minutes to go before the start the sky turned black and it looked bad weather for sure.  One problem - we had passed the hat among the crew to
buy one set of tires.  A decision was made to buy rains, and we just had time to get them on the car.  By the start it was already raining hard, but after about 45 minutes it quit and the track started
to dry.  I dodged several spinning cars during the rain.  When the first fuel stop came at the 1 hr. mark we should have changed to drys but we did not have a set that would last for the duration,
so I stayed out on rains.  It was hot and humid and with the high track temperature, they started to shred and I just limped it home on those worn out rains.

Finished 13th but the frustrating part was that the 3 cars ahead of me also finished on the same lap, so in hindsight I should have pushed harder and taken a chance on the worn out tires?

At the end of the race I was bushed with heat exhaustion and had to be helped out of the car by medics and was taken to the first aid tent.

This was the race that afterwards I spotted the Chaffey College car driving down the road with the dump cans sticking out of the rear window area.  Apparently it was driven out from CA?

Robert Barg
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