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1  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New "Muscle Car" digital magazine available on: March 08, 2015, 03:33:13 PM
Thanks, much appreciated. Yes that shot is from Meadowdale, as is the one used on the front cover. They are both by Pete Luongo.

Is that Roger down near the front fender signalling to Mark?
2  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New "Muscle Car" digital magazine available on: March 08, 2015, 02:56:30 AM
Hi everyone, I'm very pleased to finally announce the Apple version for Muscle Car Digital Magazine is now finally available, for users of Apple iPads and iPhones. There were lengthy delays due to us wanting to give Issue 1 away for free download, whereas Apple are set up to charge for downloads. We got there in the end though.

We are close to also having a version of the mag available for desktop and laptop computers.

The Apple version of Issue 1 is Free, and available for download here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/muscle-car-digital/id958945371?mt=8

3  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Brock Yates Camaro on: February 15, 2015, 04:34:30 PM
Thanks for the great info and photos guys. Fascinating to see the rear end pics of this car. I find it curious that there was so much excitement at the time over the vinyl tops on the Penske Camaros in 1969, and yet widening the entire rear bodywork, as shown above, and as on the T/G built Firebirds, generated virtually no interest. I guess it must fit the wording on the rules, in that the side profile of the cars remains unchanged.

Sad to hear the news of Brock Yates.
4  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Watts Linkage And Other Locating Devices on: February 15, 2015, 04:27:16 PM
Keep the pics coming guys, this is great info. Many thanks.
5  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Full-Floaters on: February 15, 2015, 04:26:22 PM
Out of interest, were full floaters used in the Trans-Am pre 1972 era?
6  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Watts Linkage And Other Locating Devices on: February 08, 2015, 06:49:50 PM
Wow, thanks Jon, these are outstanding! The Gary Morgan Camaro is as clean on the underside as it is on top.

Do you have more?
7  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Watts Linkage And Other Locating Devices on: February 07, 2015, 04:59:33 PM
I'd love to see images of the various rear end locating devices used on first gen Camaros, including both sideways movement and tramp/hop prevention devices. What worked? What didn't? Also, did GM supply their own over the counter options?
8  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 23, 2015, 03:20:19 PM
Wow, result! Thats fantastic Eric.
9  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Power steering on TA Camaro on: January 22, 2015, 01:51:42 AM
Did the Chaparral Camaros have it?
10  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 14, 2015, 07:40:57 PM
There was an Earl Hurlbut who raced a Corvette in the 1977 Watkins Glen 6 Hour sharing with Bob Baechle (#64 gold car pictured). The entry list has both drivers from New York.

Maybe the same guy?





11  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28 on: December 31, 2014, 07:12:08 PM
Wow Jon, outstanding effort! That looks absolutely beautiful! I know its been a hard slog, but you're getting close now.

Don't those Firestone Indy tires just finish it off perfectly. I know they're a bit more pricey, but to my mind they really complete the look.

Its a bit of a shame Goodyear Bluestreaks don't have the small writing and blue stripe on them. They were a great look tire too.
12  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Penske Downforce Mods - '69 Cars on: December 26, 2014, 09:52:47 PM
Donohue said in his book it was to let hot air our from under the hood, and to help cool the rear tires. The downforce theory is interesting. Air trapped beneath the hood probably would have had the effect of lifting the nose at high speeds, but my limited understanding is that the front chin spoiler plus hood cowl scoop would have helped both press the nose into the ground and release trapped air. Maybe the concept of the ducting system was also to release air as well as engine bay heat.

The Penske team were originally planning to fit front tires to their '69 cars that were at least as big as the back tires, hence the heavily flared fenders. But in testing they couldn't get the cars to handle right, so reverted back to smaller front tires.
13  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 67 Camaro on: December 11, 2014, 03:56:12 PM
Sadly there were lots of early Camaros which met their fate on the bullring dirt ovals and short tracks. The most amazing thing about this car is that it has survived at all.

There was another first gen speedway Camaro for sale just recently, which appeared in the movie Clutch, from a couple years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8KupAUczy4
14  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Green Valley Trans-Am photos on: December 11, 2014, 03:51:44 PM
Interesting looking wheels on the Dale Wood Mustang. They look like Cragar SS wheels from this angle.

Also interesting to see how flat the Penske Camaro sits through the corners compared to the Mustangs and Cougars which were much more softly sprung.

Thanks for the compliments, guys.


Close up of Horst Kwech in the Alfa GTA. He and John Pauly's Porsche had a hard fought duel for the win in the second half of the race.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Horst Kwech's teammate Monty Winkler. This looks like it might be the car Kwech usually drives due to the kangaroo on the door.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Bob Johnson has the throttle buried on his Mustang as he blasts down the main straight.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Here's Jim Kaufman behind the wheel of Milt Minter's Mustang after relieving him for heat exhaustion.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Dale Wood's Mustang did not make it to the finish.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Fred Baker has John Pauly's white Porsche breathing down his neck. Pauly would go on to win the U-2 class.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Freddy Van Beuren's Mustang ran well. Finished 8th overall.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Tony Adamowicz finished 7th in U-2, 14th overall. The highest placing of the Ford Cortinas.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Charlie Barnes was 8th in U-2, 16th overall.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Craig Fisher's car did not finish the race but made it to lap 115 before the fuel system got clogged.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Here's our race winner, Dan Gurney.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Another shot of Dan with the trophy.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Parnelli Jones, post race. Possibly signing an autograph.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Gurney and Jones finished 1-2 in a dominating performance that had been expected in the first two races but never materialized.
Because of the grueling heat and the pressure from Parnelli, Gurney called this one of the most satisfying wins of his career.

Photo by Jerry Melton
15  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: A 1967 Camaro in the 2015 Heritage Touring Cup Championship on: December 08, 2014, 01:12:04 PM
That is awesome Eric! I'm jealous. Monza will be epic in the Camaro
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