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226  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 302 Chevy engine building articles [late '60 - early '70s] on: March 27, 2011, 11:06:39 PM
Our humble team never had any fancy Traco or Al Bartz engines, but we did at one time have a set of headers from Jere Stahl.

I understand that in to-day's vintage race world a 302 Chevy can make almost 560 HP in an historic T/A car - seems unreal.

I wonder what those 32 Stutz cars that Al had would be worth to-day?

Robert Barg
227  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: YouTube (or other) videos of early Trans-Am racing on: March 26, 2011, 01:23:10 PM
Jon, I have that "Road Racing Detroit Style" as part of a racing tape that includes bits and pieces of amateur footage from Mosport, St. Jovite, Lime Rock, and I think Bridgehampton, and maybe some other tracks.  If I can find it, I will ship it off to you and you can "convert it". Can't remember where this came from but may have been from Robert Hayes who at one time did some research on early Firebird race cars.

I drove in that 1970 Watkins Glen T/A rain race, but oddly, can't remember racing in the rain, and I'm sure we didn't have any rain tires! That was the race where we just got on the grid at the last minute because 4 guys toasted their engines in the warmup - hard to understand why they would flog their cars that hard in the warmup. My racing ream-mate that year, Dave (Paul) Lawler, also drove in that race - his 68 camaro was put into storage and has never surfaced.  Dave passed away from cancer in the early nineties - he did 4 races in 1970 - best finish was 8th at Mid-Ohio - one of those guys who had some "raw talent".

Robert Barg
228  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1966-1972 Trans-Am race memorabilia [dash plaques, patches, passes, etc] on: March 22, 2011, 08:59:58 PM
I happened to attend that race - was on my way to Laguna and Riverside for the Can-Am races and stopped in at Stardust for the Trans-Am.  My friend and I had obtained press passes from the Canadian Wheelspin News racing paper, so I had an official job (non-paying) to write  race reports  There were 5 "cameros" in the race including the winner Donohue.

Later we would head up the West coast to Vancouver and stopped in to see the Kent Trans-Am race.

I was actually on a scouting trip to see if I might like to move to CA but was too late - all the immigration rules had recently changed for Canadians.

Robert Barg
229  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 20, 2011, 11:40:48 PM
I remember Ken racing this car still in the eighties at Seattle and Westwood.  Ken was well into his "senior" years then.  It had some flared fenders at that time. Ken raced this car up and down the west coast and into the midwest.  I believe his engine builder was Everett Hatch, a well known NW engine builder for both race cars and planes.

When it came up for sale it was offered complete for about $10,000 and I was just starting to figure out it might have some "vintage racing" potential, but I was too slow off the mark.

You can find it now every year at the annual SOVREN Pacific North West Historics being raced by Bob Morton.  His son Bob jr. also has a 69 camaro T/A clone race car.

Robert Barg

230  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 12, 2011, 12:37:28 AM
Jon, is this camaro alive and well somewhere?

Robert Barg
231  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: March 11, 2011, 01:28:04 AM
Nice photo - have not seen any photos from this area before.  I started 21st next to the Locke/Bailey 68 Porsche 911. I look to be a bit out of position - can just see my 67 camaro with the 2 white hood stripes below the banner to the left of the V.

I shared the car that weekend with Dick Hoffman (H&H Racing) and the rear axle broke just after he took over after our fuel stop. Always enjoyed racing at Mid-Ohio.  It was only my 2nd T/A start. (I once held the D sedan lap record in 1966 - another story).

Robert Barg

232  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Recommended Reading on: March 07, 2011, 02:27:55 PM
Bruce, this book was reprinted in hardcover a few years ago with some updates.  I had the original edition at one time, sold it, and then received the updated version as a gift one day from Al Richards, the next owner of my ex Mo Carter 67 camaro.  I just reread the camaro chapter last year.

Robert Barg
233  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum on: March 03, 2011, 02:04:00 AM
Well done Jon!  I just signed up! and hello to Bruce "down under".

Robert Barg

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