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1  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 26, 2015, 09:37:34 AM
Earl Hurlbut just kindly sent me some period pictures he has found.
He confirmed : "The # 531 photos are from my first school and win at Mosport in Canada in the Spring of 1972.  Later that year, I began competing in the U.S. and affixed the Maple leaf décor to honor the Canadian experiences."

He doesn't recall any connection with Doug Duncan.
2  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 25, 2015, 02:51:18 AM
The correct spelling of the first owners name is Harold "Hal" Beckwith.

3  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 24, 2015, 12:00:07 PM
Yes, the first owner was Harold Becicwith who purchased the car from a dealer in Rome, NY. He started to build the car into a Transam racer but never finished.
The second owner was Neil Kassel, Syracuse, NY who seemed to only briefly own the car to resale it to Earl Hurlbut in 1971 who finished the car and first raced it in Mosport in 1972.

4  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 24, 2015, 05:12:30 AM
Shame on me, I did not remember that there were few period pictures in the original logbooks !! I have just scanned them  :

1972 :
5  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 24, 2015, 03:36:12 AM

Wow, thank you Mike.

How could we get further with the potential Doug Duncan connection ?

Earl Hurlbut bought the car in 1971 from Neil Kassel who lived in Syracuse, NY, obviously not so far from Canada. 
6  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 23, 2015, 11:16:33 AM
I have had the chance to speak with Chip Boatright and exchange few emails with Earl Hurlbut. He purchased the car from the first owner in 1971. It had been prepared to TA specs from new in 1967 but never finished. Earl finished the car in 1972 and raced it at Mosport, Canada, hence the leafs on the car. Then it raced at Lime Rock, Watkins Glen, Blackhawk, Mid-Ohio, Indianapolis, ...

Earl recalls he had been champion in 1976 (probably SCCA Regional Huh) with the car. He thinks he still has some period pictures and will try to send them to me.

Thanks for your help.
7  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Power steering on TA Camaro on: January 22, 2015, 01:11:47 PM
We have 1 hour races which could be exhausting but apart from that the car is difficult to handle on slow corners due to the heavy steering. Could be much easier with PS. I still did not find the right kit though. My guess is that the smaller the ratio the better it is ?
What do you think ? 2 to 2.5 turns lock to lock is the right choice ?

8  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Power steering on TA Camaro on: January 22, 2015, 03:56:28 AM
Thank you.


I have been told the the GM500 GM600 systems are good but do they look like pre 72 systems and do you think they would fit racing application ?
9  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Power steering on TA Camaro on: January 21, 2015, 07:31:45 AM
Hi,

Was power steering used on Transam Camaro. If so, from which year ?

Nowadays what would be the best system to use on a Camaro ?

What do you think of PS for racing application ?

Thanks for your inputs.

Eric
10  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 17, 2015, 11:02:54 AM
From the paperwork coming with the car. I have sent an email to Earl Hurlbut and Chip Boatright but no answer so far. I might give a cal in the following days.
11  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 17, 2015, 03:21:45 AM
You're welcome.  I wonder if it turns out there is some racing history before Earl Hurlbut owned it.
It seems it had been prepared as a TA spec car from the beginning in 1967/68 but the first owner did not finish the car and it was then sold to Hurlbut in 1971 who finished the car the car and raced it.
12  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 15, 2015, 02:39:15 AM
Thanks to all you guys, I really appreciate.
13  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 14, 2015, 02:37:58 AM
No I had it in the docs coming with the car.
14  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 13, 2015, 02:33:52 AM
Thank you. I think EARL HURLBUT was american. The car was purchased new at a GM showroom in Rome, NY.
I haven't found any Canadian connection so far.
15  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship on: January 12, 2015, 01:06:14 PM
I am looking for period pictures of my car. It raced in en A Sedan championship from 72 to 79. It raced in the following events, or at least the ones I have managed to read in the original logbooks :
1972 :  Lime Rock - Driver : EARL HURLBUT
1973 – Cumberland XY, NNY National, Beyar Nationals - Driver : EARL HURLBUT
1974 -  Glen 100 Regional, Lime Rock National,  Glen National, September Sprints - Driver : EARL HURLBUT
1975 - Glen 100, Lime Rock National, Lime Rock Regional - Driver : EARL HURLBUT
1976 - Glen 100, Lime Rock Regional - Driver : EARL HURLBUT
1978 -  Fall festival Regional - Driver : CHIP BOATRIGHT 
1979 - Cabin fever Regional – Indianapolis raceway, Blackhawk, Mid-Ohio, Wor Games – Indianapolis raceway - Driver : CHIP BOATRIGHT


thanks.

The only period picture I have :
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