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46  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing AMX Information on: October 09, 2013, 11:32:47 AM
Mike, I don't believe Bob Tucker is the same guy.  Gary from the Garage Blog should have any pics of Bud running his Sprite or AMX.

The early AMX was a 2 seater so did not qualify as a sedan per SCCA specs  Not sure how SCCA classified A,B,C etc production classes but it also had something to do
with performance specs as classes were bumped up and down thru the years.

Robert Barg
47  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing AMX Information on: October 08, 2013, 10:25:46 PM
Mike, Bud Tucker works close by and I see him occasionally.  An AMX was classed as a B production car - was not run as a sedan.  His son Gary Grant runs  "The Garage Blog".

Robert Barg
48  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Websites that might be of interest to us on: October 04, 2013, 10:35:53 AM
This is an excellent video.  Best of all, there is no blaring backgrouond music - just the sound of those mighty small blocks. It also shows the elevation changes of the track nicely.

Interesting that the HTA group chose to run the long track.  We did not use that layout till 72 and the NASCAR inner loop before the chute was not there then.

Robert Barg
49  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 2013 Watkins Glen and Lime Rock HTA events on: September 11, 2013, 08:01:16 PM
Yes, too bad about the accident but these things happen in racing.  I had a great time tramping around the paddock and visiting some old racer guys I hadn't seen in many years like Waren Agor and
Dan Furey.  Warren had his last IMSA Monza entered but had mechanical problmes and didn't race. Dan was there with his Mustang and so was Jan Nelson and his Mustang.

It was great to meet up with Ed Wheatley and the old Hoffman camaro which Ed drove very well.  Bill and Jan looked good out on the track also.

On the way home we had to stop in at the Village Variety store and found 3 original new 70,71,72 T/A programs which I had to buy. Had sold the 68 Kent program to Ike who now has
the Tatum/Pendleton Cougar that was in that race, and also got Warren to buy a 74 IMSA/Can-Am program in which he drove both his McLaren and Camaro.  I almost broke even ha ha.

There was also a great media lunch on the Saturday hosted by SVRA and m c'd very well by Mike Joy who had a guest drive in the race.

Robert Barg

50  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
51  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
52  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
53  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
54  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
55  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
56  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
57  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
58  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
59  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
60  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
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