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1  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros. on: April 22, 2014, 10:18:29 PM
the titus firebird, and the jim hall chaparral camaros had to run without front & rear spoilers, and no hood scoop or front fender vents on the firebirds, because there were not enough street cars produced with that equipment for them to be homologated (legal) I've seen photos of the hall camaros at laguna with a small '68-'69 style spoiler in practice. these had to be removed for the race. without that aero stuff I think they lost a second or two per lap. hope I got the facts right ? maybe jon could chime in here.

mike group/7

 
2  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Stanford University Library on: April 14, 2014, 03:22:16 PM
that # 34 camaro with the unique gauge panel, look to me like the pit lane at bridgehampton ?

group/7
3  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Stanford University Library on: April 10, 2014, 09:13:29 PM
jon, thank you. don't want to sidetrack this stanford thread. will PM you with what you want.

mike group/7
4  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans-Am cheating fact or fiction ??? on: April 10, 2014, 02:22:40 PM
I know that smokey had three '68 ? bodied camaros at bonneville to break records. I believe two were 302's & one was a 396. from what I understood in the article these were slightly modified Z'ders to start. I couldn't gather from the article if any of them were the car he raced at daytona & sebring. jon has posted scans of that issue of popular science, january '68 here in one of the threads.

group/7 in canada
5  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Stanford University Library on: April 07, 2014, 07:55:41 PM
yenkomark, I think you are talking about the blue maxi ? I believe that car was built with some input from penske's shop & donohue ? sunoco blue with pinstriping. 350/370hp LT1. corvette brakes etc...etc. was written up in the july '69 issue. and I think a full test in the august '69 number. I imagine that mr. mello has instant access to those copies in his library ! have mine in my hot little hand, tried to scan and post but no can do ! Huh

mike group/7
6  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Stanford University Library on: March 28, 2014, 09:29:32 AM
thanks a lot guys ! now my day is gone ! ! I thought at first it was to bad you could only see thumbnails, and I could whip through them. what a fantastic site.
 thank you
mike group/7
7  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's on: February 21, 2014, 01:43:34 PM
jon, great photo ! looks like the car is coming through tech, post race. can of bud on the hood, and a sweaty ed leslie. that's troy rogers leaning on the car with cap, who we lost in may of last year. hall's main fabricator, he was responsible for the build of the chaparrals, and also pretty much restored the cars for the petroleum museum in midland. and sandy hall in the pale yellow jacket.

mike.. group/7
8  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Green Valley Trans-Am photos on: February 20, 2014, 11:24:55 PM
well, I guess I got that story turned around in my head,maybe something melted and clogged up my system !

mike
9  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Green Valley Trans-Am photos on: February 20, 2014, 08:05:12 PM
do I remember a story, that those plastic balls were made of something that dissolved, and wouldn't clog fuel systems ? also sound like something they'd try in NASCAR.

mike
10  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review on: February 08, 2014, 09:43:18 AM
dangerous ! and, unusual !  night racing. that should have drawn the crowds away from the tables at the casinos !

mike...group/7 Cheesy
11  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review on: February 03, 2014, 08:49:49 PM
jon, thanks for all your research, and information you have posted on my favorite year of the trans-am. I am looking forward to what you have on the next race, stardust. I have only ever found a dozen photos from this race. I am given to understand, that because the race ran into the night, that there were not a lot of pictures.

thanks mike group/7
12  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review on: January 27, 2014, 04:21:05 PM
3 and 5 races late to the program ! fisher at lime rock, and donohue at bryar, broke left rear axles. was this a weak link on the cars under race stresses ?

group/7
13  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1970 Mid Ohio Trans Am Color Photographs on: January 12, 2014, 07:43:44 PM
 SMKZ28.....thanks for posting those pics... even though we are in florida, I'm still lurking here ! in particular, like the one of hall in the chaparral camaro & titus in the firebird, catchin' some air.

group/7
14  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing AMX Information on: December 07, 2013, 11:47:35 AM
steve, thanks for your replies on questions to do with the dewar javelin, and the hunter pirahna AMX. my friend adam from whom the javelin & bannerman AMX photos came from, has many more images that he will slowly digitize. something to look forward to !

   mike group/7
15  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Racing AMX Information on: December 05, 2013, 08:00:48 PM
klvn8r, hope you are back on your pins soon ! you mentioned in one of your posts about the hennig javelin, I found a number of photos I think on the VIR site, four in colour, in three of which it appears bronze or copper, and one where it is red, white and blue, top to bottom. and two in b&w.you most likely know them. if not I could send them to you. was this a kaplan built car ? it looks really clean.

  mike in canada
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