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46  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
47  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
48  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
49  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
50  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
51  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Their information is sometimes way out of date.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
52  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
53  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

54  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
55  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
56  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: June 07, 2013, 02:20:48 PM
Yes, that sounds right - Ron Weaver was the Corvette driver.  Will try and find out more info re Doug Weaver and his camaro.

Robert
57  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: June 07, 2013, 02:33:02 AM
This photo is from the Canadian Touring Car Championship race that wknd. - won by Mo Carter, then Al Mason, Peter Schwartzott, Jean-Guy Roy, Doug Weaver, Francois Favreau, and myself in 7th.  All except
Weaver and Mason ran in some T/A races.  Weaver drove a camaro - might have come from Michigan and later became a well known Corvette racer?  Don't remember him racing a camaro any other time at Harewood or Mosport.

The CTC races were Canada's version of the T/A races.

Robert Barg
58  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Handy Andy Camaro on: May 22, 2013, 08:01:47 PM
Anyone know what happened to this car? - raced against it a few times. 

Robert Barg
59  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / HTA 2013 schedule on: May 22, 2013, 05:25:42 PM
Just noticed that the HTA has expanded their schedule this year to take in Lime Rock and Watkins Glen.  Good news for you eastern folks

Would be nice to visit there again.

Robert Barg

60  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: May 22, 2013, 02:15:17 AM
This is the race that at least 3 of us got on the grid at the last minute only because several guys blew their engines in the morning warm-up session.  Our car
had been overheated in the Bryar paddock (dns) and owner Al had to cobble another engine together.  I missed the Mid-Ohio race because of the Bryar problem. Several guys
also had to go home on the trailer because they didn' qualify (limited grid by the promoter)


It rained for some time during this Glen race but I have no memory of this.  I think I drove the whole race on dry tires.   At one time I had a tape of this race but
can't find it - was done by the man who did several Nascar races also (the name escapes me).

The Glen was a high speed track and very challenging.

Robert Barg


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