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31  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 25, 2011, 09:41:26 PM
Looks like Blackhawk Farms. I went to most if not all of the races there in the 1970-1974 timeframe. I'll see if I can find anything.

In the meantime, here are some things from the 1969 ARRC race featuring your Camaro when Bill Petree was driving it.


You're correct, those photos are from Blackhawk...but we raced at all the Cen Div Nationals, as well as a few Midwestern Div. Nationals, and various regionals in the Cen Div during that timeframe....   For example, in 1973, we raced the yellow '68 Corvette in 9 Nationals, with (5) 1st place finishes, (3) second place finishes and one DNF (a blown clutch at IRP).

The photos of Bill Petree and the accompanying article are fantastic.  Coincidentally, I spent yesterday afternoon with Jerry Lagod, who finished 3rd to Bill Petree at the 1969 A Sedan runoffs.
32  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 25, 2011, 06:12:38 PM
Or any photos of our 1963 Corvette...
33  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 25, 2011, 06:10:09 PM
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34  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 25, 2011, 06:07:38 PM
Back to the intent of the thread... I'd be interested in any photos of the Camaro when raced by either Bill Petree, Marshall Robbins or Carl Shafer.

And while I'm at it, I'd also be interested in any photos of our 1968 Yellow #32 Corvette...  Here are two of the few photos I have of it....

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35  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 24, 2011, 06:36:57 PM
As you can see, the damage was substantial, as was the damage to most of the cars involved in the same crash.  At the time, it wasn't worth the expense to attempt to rebuild it, as the car was no longer competitive with the very competitive GT1 class.  The car was replaced with a Roush built Mercury Capri, which he raced in both SCCA GT1 and the IMSA Kelly American series.  The Capri was later replaced with a Pontiac Firebird (which was rebodied into a Chev. Camaro a couple years later)...  This car was raced in both GT1 and Trans Am races...
36  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 24, 2011, 06:10:17 PM
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37  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 24, 2011, 06:09:14 PM
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38  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 24, 2011, 06:08:36 PM
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39  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 24, 2011, 06:06:01 PM
And now the results of the 1984 Road Atlanta GT1 crash in turn 6....
40  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 24, 2011, 06:04:08 PM
First - a pre crash photo....  1979 Road America June Sprints....
41  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 23, 2011, 10:05:27 PM
The original double-adjustable Konis are a very good shock and hard to find these days. To my understanding, the body shell of the Camaro has been severely damaged as a result of that 1984 crash but it was not discarded. Is that correct?

Yes....it was most certainly severely damaged.  I actually don't know what came of it.  It all went to Vern - I know he sold much of it in pieces, but don't know what became of the shell.  I have heard it is in the Phoenix area with the intention of being restored someday, but don't know for certain.  I received several calls a couple of years ago from someone from Phoenix interested in details of the car and photos - purportedly for the purpose of restoring the car..

The very first Chevrolet Power Book - the one with green loose leaf pages - had several pages of chassis and suspension drawings of how to modify a stock 1969 Camaro for racing purposes.  The drawings are of this car - made when the car was built by the Greenwoods (Chevrolet paid for the original construction of the car).

If I knew how, I could post a couple of "Post Crash" photos of the car...
42  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 23, 2011, 04:40:08 PM
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Yes...it was parted out.  Vern Brown  of Verona, Wisconsin purchased the remains...  How did you end up with the Koni's?

I purchased them from Corvette racer Howard Nardick after seeing his ad for them on a Camaro website. I'm not sure how he got them but he said they came off of the Shafer/Dunbar Camaro.

I remember Howard well...  I'm sure he purchased them from Vern...  Those are very nice shocks...  We tried a few other brands along the way, but always returned to the Koni's.
43  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 23, 2011, 04:34:17 PM
My dad used to crew for Jerry Lagod in his 1968 Camaro, including during a trip to the run-offs at Daytona in 1969 when Bill Petree won. Lagod finished 3rd.

Jerry is a good friend.  Sadly, Max passed away this summer after a long battle...
44  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 23, 2011, 09:02:05 AM
Scott,

You may already have pictures of it in the orange and white Greenwood paint scheme, but if not, there is an action shot in Corvette News magazine from Apr/May 1971.  In the picture, with I'm guessing Bill Petree (sp) driving, John Greenwood is trying to avoid another spinning Corvette with his A Production Corvette while the future Dunbar Camaro is closing in.

Mike Jarchow

Bill Petree drove the car in 1969...  The car was built by John and Burt Greenwood, and owned by the Greenwoods when Bill drove it to the 1969 National Championship in Daytona.   Marshall Robbins purchased the car in 1970 - it was maintained by Bill Spangler, as were all of Marshall's cars.  Marshall was named the SCCA National Rookie of the Year driving it.  Next was Carl Shafer in 1971, who was also named the SCCA National Rookie of the Year in the car.  My father purchased the car in 1973 from Carl.  He won the June Sprints with it 3 times (1977, 1979, 1981).He qualified for the SCCA Runoffs 14 times in the car, finishing 4th in 1979, 1st in 1980 and 3rd in 1981 (along with several other top 6 finishes along the way).  Unfortunately the car was destroyed at Road Atlanta in the 1984 GT1 race along with many other cars in the turn 6 Runoffs crash....  (I have a couple video's of the crash.)  I've heard of various pieces of the car being owned by a handful of folks, and rumours of it's reconstruction every so often...
45  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Marshall Robbins - Carl Shafer on: August 23, 2011, 08:51:42 AM
Welcome. I don't have any photos of the car. My youngest brother has most of the pictures our family took
when we attended the Road America races from 1970-1974. I know there are two or three photos of Carl's
car at the following link if you look under the year 1972.

http://www.autocourse.ca/index.php?file=photos.html

I think I have the double-adjustable Konis off of that car. I think it was damaged and parted out. No?


Yes...it was parted out.  Vern Brown  of Verona, Wisconsin purchased the remains...  How did you end up with the Koni's?
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