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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #75 on: March 21, 2013, 04:19:55 AM »
The dark blue Camaro of Jim Corwin at the '68 Sebring 12-Hour. The car is almost completely
stock with full bumpers front and rear, and stock exhaust. It came in 25th out of 68 cars!

Photo by Pete Biro


Norberto Mastandrea's red '67 Z-28 at the '68 Sebring race. Nice shot from above at the hairpin.

Photo by Pete Biro
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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #76 on: March 21, 2013, 04:29:49 AM »
is the lightweight 67, the car that went to gagnon spring here in canada ?

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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #77 on: March 22, 2013, 05:09:42 AM »
Mike, yes that's correct. It did not go to Canada until after April 4, 1968 because motorsport photographer
Pete Luongo went to Penske's shop on that day to take pictures and interview Mark Donohue for the article
that ran in Corvette News. Pete has pictures of the #15 in the shop that day plus the other two '68s, all
without engines in the them.

Daytona, Sebring and War Bonnet coverage. (Jon Mello Collection)












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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #78 on: March 23, 2013, 05:56:15 AM »
War Bonnet 250 Trans-Am coverage as seen in National Speed Sport News. (Jon Mello Collection)


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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #79 on: March 23, 2013, 08:04:41 PM »
Fantastic stuff as always Jon.  I'm really looking forward to the War Bonnet items because I don't know too much about the Trans Am race that took place there or the track in general.

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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #80 on: March 24, 2013, 06:14:58 AM »
Thanks, Scott. Here's a little more for you.

War Bonnet Trans-Am coverage as found in Competition Press & Autoweek. (Jon Mello Collection)











Note: the Jim Hall in the Dodge Dart is not the same Jim Hall of Chaparral fame.


Below is an ad for Don Yenko's blue Camaro that he raced during the '67 season.
This was in the same issue as the story on the War Bonnet Trans-Am.

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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #81 on: March 25, 2013, 05:10:56 AM »
War Bonnet Trans-Am coverage from the August 1968 issue of Car Life magazine




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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #82 on: March 25, 2013, 02:05:06 PM »
Jon, your coverage of the War Bonnet 250 peaked my interest so I searched for images on the internet and came up with 29 great color photos taken by John Hansford and posted in an article on the race at the website for the Oklahoma Region of the SCCA.  See it here: http://gasketgazette.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20:trans-am-comes-to-oklahoma&catid=18:racing&Itemid=119

Sorry if these have already been posted here but I don't remember ever seeing them.

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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #83 on: March 25, 2013, 02:06:03 PM »
Here are some more pics

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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #84 on: March 25, 2013, 02:07:00 PM »
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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #89 on: March 25, 2013, 02:12:04 PM »
and the last one