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1  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any? on: April 10, 2014, 03:33:32 PM
Here is a picture from gettyimages.com that shows the dark colored 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 that was used to pace the 1967 Daytona 24 hour Continental at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida on February 4, 1967 parked next to the tech inspection line.  The picture was taken a few weeks later during the lead up to the Daytona 500 Nascar Grand National race.  You can see the Galaxie in the background as the Ford of A.J. Foyt goes through tech inspection.  The metadata on the photo states, "FEBRUARY 27: Daytona 500 NASCAR A.J. Foyt's Ford Fairlane getting inspected before the race. (Photo by Bob D'Olivo/Source. Interlink Media/Getty Images)" 

See more info, pictures, and footage showing the Galaxie on page twelve of this thread, replies #170 and 171 as well as page thirteen, reply #185.

I found the picture here: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/daytona-500-nascar-a-j-foyts-ford-fairlane-getting-news-photo/155882828
2  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any? on: April 10, 2014, 10:42:42 AM
Here is a picture of the 1968 Mercury Cougar used to pace the Lime Rock 3-Hour Trans Am race, Lime Rock Park, Lime Rock, Connecticut on May 30, 1968.  Additional color pictures of the light blue car can be seen on page nine of this thread, Reply #124.

I found it at the Revs Digital Library.  More info and magnification tools for this picture can be found here: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/xp313kx6020
3  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any? on: April 10, 2014, 10:34:27 AM
Scott, thanks for your diligent work in trying to document the various pace cars for all the different T/A races.

Your welcome Jon.
4  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any? on: April 09, 2014, 09:31:57 PM
Here are a couple more pictures featuring the 1967 or 1968 Toyota 2000GT that was used to pace the Trans Am race at Bridgehampton Race Circuit, Bridgehampton, New York on June 23, 1968.  More info and a color picture of the red Toyota can be seen on page twelve of this thread, post #172.

Additional info and magnification tools for the pictures can be found here:
1) https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/tz713fc1753
2) https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/ng834tr6248
5  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any? on: April 07, 2014, 05:01:11 PM
While searching through the Revs Digital Library I found a picture that demonstrates that a 1969 Shelby GT500 convertible was used as the pace car for the Herald-Traveler Challenge Trophy or Bryar 200 Trans Am race at Bryar Motorsport Park in Loudon, New Hampshire on July 20, 1969.   The Shelby can be seen above the Penske Camaro in the first picture.  More info and magnification tools for this photo can be seen here: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/pt383bb3005

The second picture from the Revs Digital Library shows that a 1969 Camaro RS/SS Indy Pace Car convertible was also used in some capacity during the race.  The picture shows the car, with aftermarket wheels, parked with a bunch of Mustangs.  Notice the "Bryar 200" decal on the front fender.  More info and magnification tools for this photo can be seen here: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/bh063ss7943

The 1969 RS/SS Indy Pace Car convertible used by the track can be seen parked between the two trucks behind the row of Mustangs in the third photo if you click on the following link to magnify it using the tools provided there: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/ch527qz9749
6  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any? on: April 07, 2014, 04:37:36 PM
Here are some more pictures of the 1968 Camaro RS convertible that paced the Trans Am race at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio on June 11, 1967. They were taken from a program produced by Sunoco in 1969 that chronicled the previous years Trans Am championship and the 1969 Daytona 24 hour race. I paused the film and took the shots with my digital camera.

Steve Shauger posted the footage on Youtube and let us know about them in his thread on this web site entitled, "1968 Trans Am Series Videos Penske Racing."

See the Mid Ohio segment here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHuP24D1JB8    The Camaro pace car can be seen between 0:46 and 0:50 on the pace lap.

See more pictures of the Camaro in Reply #71 on page five and Reply #180 on page thirteen of this thread.

I just noticed that I mis-typed the date for the race pictures in Reply #188.  It should be 1968 not 1967.  Sorry about that.
7  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Stanford University Library on: April 05, 2014, 11:24:41 AM
Unbelievable.  Thank You Thank You Thank You.  My new favorite web site.  Kiss my free time goodbye!
8  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any? on: March 13, 2014, 11:07:13 AM
While I haven't found a picture of the car yet, thanks to Frank Dihartce and Jon Mello we now know what paced the 1968 Kent 300.  On page eight of the program for the race a little blurb states, "Official Trans Am Pace Car -- 1969 Mustang Mach 1"   This appears in the right column, just above the picture of the Goup 44 Triumph TR-250.   See the whole program on page eleven of the 1968 Trans Am Season Review in reply #155: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=10304.150
9  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1968 Trans-Am season review on: March 13, 2014, 10:58:28 AM
I just added the 1968 Kent 300 Trans-Am program, entry form, entry lists, pit assignments, etc... in reply #155 in this thread.
All of it comes from the collection of Frank Dihartce. Thanks for sharing it with us, Frank!

Thanks Frank and Jon.  Great stuff.  I love all the cool ads, both regioinal and national!  I especially like the '69 Camaro ad on page 3 where it says "leader of the pack."
10  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review on: February 14, 2014, 06:20:48 AM
I also found two color images taken during the Kent 300 at fordimages.com

1) Parnelli Jones #15 Cougar    Click here to see a larger version: http://fordimages.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=21774&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
2) Ronnie Bucknam #31 Mustang  Click here to see a larger version: http://fordimages.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=10918&staticImage=C&alt=0
11  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review on: February 14, 2014, 05:54:06 AM
The Flickr page of James Eugene Frank has some nice photos of the Kent 300 Trans Am race that took place at Pacific Raceways, Kent, Washington on October 8, 1967.  See them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/leicabokeh/sets/72157600168574114    A few were taken during the support races but most are of the Trans Am race.  Enjoy!
12  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review on: February 07, 2014, 10:54:47 AM
I found one picture of the Las Vegas 350 on www.gettyimages.com.

The metadata states: "Las Vegas Trans-Am. The racing field files in to turn one at the start of the race. Mark Donohue of Penske racing will go on to win the in his Camaro Z28. (Photo by W.R.C. Shedenhelm/Source Interlink Media/Getty Images)"
13  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any? on: February 04, 2014, 11:06:24 PM


I have a lot of 1970 Trans Am series footage. I will review and post any pace car footage as well so check back at that link for updates.
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Thanks Steve.  Looking forward to seeing the footage.
14  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any? on: February 04, 2014, 11:52:04 AM
Here are some more pictures of the 1968 Camaro RS convertible that paced the Trans Am race at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio on June 11, 1967. They were taken from a program produced by Sunoco in 1969 that chronicled the previous years Trans Am championship and the 1969 Daytona 24 hour race. I paused the film and took the shots with my digital camera.

Steve Shauger posted the footage on Youtube and let us know about them in his thread on this web site entitled, "1968 Trans Am Series Videos Penske Racing."

See the Mid Ohio segment here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHuP24D1JB8    The Camaro pace car can be seen between 0:46 and 0:50 on the pace lap.

See more pictures of the Camaro in Reply #71 on page five and Reply #180 on page thirteen of this thread.
15  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review on: February 04, 2014, 11:40:40 AM
One last picture of Riverside from Getty Images

#38 Ed Dempsey Fiat (Photo by John Christy/Source Interlink Media/Getty Images)
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