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46  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 2013 Monterey motorsports reunion: Who's going? on: August 20, 2013, 09:59:02 AM
I think it's time I signed up for the Bondurant Driving School - might learn something and get my hands on one of those nice machines.

Robert Barg
47  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / IROC Camaros on: August 18, 2013, 11:51:34 PM
Good read in latest issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines "Two Days at Riverside" - story of the first IROC camaros built by Penske.  I happened to see that race in person on one of my
visits to Riverside.  In the early nineties I was offered one of those cars but I passed.

Gordie Oftedahl purchased a few of these cars for his T/A rental operation in the late 70's. Roy Woods drove one of those cars for Gordie at the Westwood T/A in 80. I
drove the first ex Dick Hoffman 70 camaro to 12th in that race despite brake problems.

Robert Barg
48  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman on: August 18, 2013, 11:50:07 AM
Car looks great - hope you are having a good wknd. at Monterey.

Robert Barg
49  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: John Ware Trans-Am Camaro on: August 11, 2013, 11:41:54 PM
Don't forget the DOT approved street/race tires like the TOYO Proxes RA 1's.  During the last 15 years, several race cars have passed thru my hands - I did not race them, but others did.

Mostly Datsun 510's, American Sedan Firebirds and Camaros, Player's GM series Camaros, and some others.  On many of them we used those RA 1's - lots of racing miles for the buck.

Robert Barg
50  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: John Ware Trans-Am Camaro on: August 11, 2013, 10:31:03 PM
Also check out HTA racer Michael Eisenberg's  MAECO Motorsport.  They sell vintage race tires.  Michael has owned several HTA cars and currently races the rare 63 Falcon.

Robert Barg
51  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: John Ware Trans-Am Camaro on: August 05, 2013, 11:38:19 PM
I might get to the Glen, but sadly, not Monterey, or Lime Rock.  Will your car be at the Glen?

Robert Barg
52  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: John Ware Trans-Am Camaro on: August 05, 2013, 10:39:15 AM
What was the "problem" with the fuel cell?

Robert Barg
53  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted: Photos of 1971 Trans-am Camaro owned by Greenwood / Hoffman on: August 01, 2013, 04:04:48 PM
Is the Hoffman camaro likely to be at Monterey?

Robert Barg
54  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: July 19, 2013, 04:51:05 PM
Hi Robin,

In case you missed it, there is a story about this car on the HTA site under roster.  I remember this car from racing against it at the 72 Glen T/A race.

I can also remember your dad racing at Waterford Hills, but can't recall in what car(s).

Robert Barg
55  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New Zealand/Australian Camaros And Firebirds on: July 09, 2013, 01:19:04 AM
To my knowledge, Escorts were not sold in NA.  There was no factory effort like BMW, Datsun, and Alfa. Also starting in 70 there were separate races for under and over 2 L. 
The only Escorts I remember was the one run by rally driver John Buffum at a few eastern tracks and also by Canadians Rob Tanner and Ron Shantz.

What engine size would an Aussie Escort have run in 70 and what kind of HP?  A well driven and prepared camaro should have had no problem with an Escort.


Robert Barg
56  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: General talk about Trans-Am cars, parts, whatever... on: July 06, 2013, 06:50:59 PM
I saw the U of P camaro at Legendary Motorcars (near Toronto) some years ago.  It was there for some time. Currently being raced?  Can't tell who is the current owner from the HTA blurb.
Their information is sometimes way out of date.

Robert Barg
57  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: General talk about Trans-Am cars, parts, whatever... on: July 04, 2013, 09:58:45 PM
Hello motorman,

I remember Fryer driving the U of P 69 camaro. Not sure where that car came from but Jon will know.  We started on the same 11th row of the 71 Mid-Ohio T/A.

BTW, I'm also "older than dirt" - 75 recently May 26.

Robert Barg
58  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 2013 Monterey motorsports reunion: Who's going? on: June 19, 2013, 11:05:04 AM
My personal experience is 2 days at the track - over 500 cars so you need some time to see everything in the paddock.  There are 5 major auctions durintg this week-end, -
Goodings, RM, Bonhams, Russo & Steele, and Mecum.  There is the famous Italian Concorso on the Fri, and also the Quail Motorsports Gathering Fri. and the world famous Pebble Beach Concours Sunday.
The concours events are now pricey and even the auctions charge admission.

There used to be a very good Automobilia display/sale mid-week at the Marriott registration Hotel - not sure if that is still going.

Google up Vintage Motorsports for the calendar of events.

Send me a pm for more info   oldtransamdriver@yahoo.ca 

Robert Barg

59  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 2013 Monterey motorsports reunion: Who's going? on: June 18, 2013, 12:36:34 AM
This event is almost over the top - lots to see and do other than the race track.  I have been 9 times and hope to make it down this year again.  Bring lots of cash for most of the events.  The best
freebie deal is downtown Carmel waiting for the Pebble Beach tour to come into the downtown area on Thurs.  If you need motels etc best book them soon and they will be pricey.  Best bet is maybe Salinas or Gilroy where I stay.

If you want track photo access you will need photo accreditation - contact the media people and send credentials.  You can access the hot pits also if you have a crew pass.

Be sure to visit Chad Raynal's Trans-Am camaro pit - "Trans-Am Central".  See Entry lists on Google "Rolex Monterey Reunion Entries - Mazca Raceway.

Hope to see you guys there.

Robert Barg
60  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Penske Camaros racing in Europe on: June 12, 2013, 10:09:09 AM
This is the Craig Fisher camaro built at Gorries Chev in Toronto?

Robert Barg
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