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61  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
62  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
63  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

64  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


65  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Chaffey College and Sam Contino on: May 21, 2013, 11:49:53 AM
540 HP in a 70 T/A Cuda?  Must be a typo?

Robert Barg
66  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Chaffey College and Sam Contino on: May 20, 2013, 10:14:10 AM
Did this car get back out on the track?

Robert Barg
67  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: John Ware Trans-Am Camaro on: May 17, 2013, 06:35:33 PM
Is this a 67 or a 68 - I see a 67 grill but no vent windows?  I can't make it this weekend to Sonoma but will try for Monterey.  Hope to see it there.  Best of luck in your resto.

Robert Barg
68  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Jerry Lagod Trans-Am Camaro on: May 09, 2013, 01:28:55 PM
Any further sales info on this camaro?

Robert Barg
69  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Jerry Lagod Trans-Am Camaro on: May 08, 2013, 12:43:24 AM
There is a notice now on Racing Junk that this car has been sold.

Robert Barg

70  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Corvair on: April 26, 2013, 12:51:55 AM
According to  ultimateracinghistory.com  Tony d was listed as a co-driver with Don Eichstaedt in the 66 Marlboro T/A race - 23rd o/a.

Robert Barg
71  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any? on: April 10, 2013, 03:11:48 PM
Note that Jerry Lagod Q 19th and went out with engine trouble and I Q 20th and dnf with the driveshaft problem.

Robert Barg
72  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any? on: April 07, 2013, 11:06:28 PM
That sounds more like it as the tunnel was really beat up.

Robert
73  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any? on: April 07, 2013, 09:10:33 PM
When it let go there was a terrific explosion - it beat up the inside of the driveshaft tunnel.  Mist have had a safety loop as I coasted around the large turn at the end of the straight and came to a stop
off to the side.

Robert
74  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any? on: April 07, 2013, 03:07:59 PM
Sorry - memory fade.  In 71 the front drive-shaft yolk exploded going down the front straight - reason for the dnf that year.  It was engine failure in 72.

Robert Barg
75  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any? on: April 07, 2013, 03:02:27 PM
Great photo - looks to be my car in the outside row 10 cars back.  I can barely make out the camera mount plate.  We were dnf with engine problems.  The old 67 had finally run out of steam - was
the last race for it.

Robert Barg
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