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31  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Dave Strickler Z 28 on: January 18, 2014, 10:20:12 PM
Sold for 253 K according to a report on the CRG forum.  It was sold during a TV commercial break the report said.

How about the Dave Heinz IMSA corvette for 2.5 MILLION! and the Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra for 1.5 M!

Robert Barg
32  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Dave Strickler Z 28 on: January 13, 2014, 09:36:53 PM
Much noise being made this week at the BJ auction about the Dave Strickler 68 Z28 drag race car.  musclecarsworld.com  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















33  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1970 Mid Ohio Trans Am Color Photographs on: January 12, 2014, 09:31:10 PM
I got my races mixed up - Dave was 8th at Bryar.  He did not race in 71 - heard many years ago the car went into storage end of 70 - has not resurfaced.  Dave passed in 91 or 92 after doing some Canadian Players
GM Series racing in those years.  I last saw him in the late 70's at Mosport attending a race.

Robert Barg
34  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1970 Mid Ohio Trans Am Color Photographs on: January 12, 2014, 01:06:05 PM
Wow!  Look at the size of the crowd.  I missed this race because of the overheated engine at Bryar.  If I remember, team-mate Dave Lawler finished 8th in his camaro?

Robert Barg
35  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review on: January 08, 2014, 08:17:46 PM
11   U.S. Gallons - same as NASCAR.  You are right - they were heavy - needed a strong guy to handle them.

Robert Barg
36  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Thank You Jon on: December 19, 2013, 08:08:58 PM
Will certainly add my thanks to Jon and others who have contributed to this forum - a great trip down Trans-Am racing memory lane for me.

Merry Christmas to all,

Robert Barg
37  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing AMX Information on: December 12, 2013, 12:23:21 PM
According to ultmateracinghistory.com Dewar only raced one T/A race at the Glen in 69, with the Javelin - described as the Ronnie Kaplan Javelin.

Gordon passed away in the mid eighties if I remember.

Robert Barg

38  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing AMX Information on: December 07, 2013, 01:27:44 AM
The guy who just sold the 68 camaro race car on ebay, also has a 69 AMX roller listed on ebay.

Robert Barg
39  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review on: December 04, 2013, 10:24:48 PM
Mike, the project clone car is coming along, although I haven't seen it for several months.  The goal is to be ready for the 2014 NW vintage season.

Robert
40  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review on: December 04, 2013, 12:57:57 PM
After we did 3 T/A races in 72, the owner Al Richards sold the car to a Vito Micielli, who raced at Pinecrest Speedway just outside of Toronto.  Al knew many of these stock car guys and worked with some
of them in his day job.  Usually he borrowed one of their single axle stock car trailers for our T/A expeditions, and I wouild borrow pick up tricks from my friends to tow the trailers.

Several years ago I contacted Vito's son who told me the camaro got "bent" and was parted out.  "No idea what happed to the remains but likely went to a scrap yard".

Robert Barg
41  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing AMX Information on: December 04, 2013, 12:23:49 AM
Mike, you referred to a Bob Tucker racing for Bannerman Motors.  Most of us knew him as Bud.  Not sure of his real first name but can find out.  Gary Grant is his son "The Garage Blog".

Robert Barg
42  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 2013 Watkins Glen and Lime Rock HTA events on: November 25, 2013, 07:06:00 PM
Forgot to post this, but sadlly I learned that weekend, that Paul Nichter has passed.  "Nic" raced that ex Jowett 68 camaro very hard - he was one of the leading independant drivers
and had several top 10 finishes. "Just drive the wheels off of that camaro" he told me one day.

Robert Barg
43  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car on: November 05, 2013, 11:36:48 AM
That #9 69 camaro listed earlier on Racing Junk has been relisted - same price but now showing a lap time of 2:27.2 at RA.  That is a smokin' hot lap time.

I suspect a "modernized" car with a big small block and/or a pro driver.

Robert Barg
44  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Finding Drivers on: October 29, 2013, 11:10:13 PM
I should clarify my above post re   ultimateracinghistory  .  Trans-Am results are listed   When I said no SCCA, I meant their regular amateur club races

Robert Barg
45  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Recommended Reading on: October 25, 2013, 11:20:17 PM
Has anyone read  "I am Parnelli Jones" .  Looks like a good read but curious if there is much about his T/A days.  PJ was one of the toughest ever to strap on a helmet.

Robert Barg
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