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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #90 on: March 25, 2013, 09:47:44 PM »
Great additions!  Thanks a lot, Scott.   :)
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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #91 on: March 26, 2013, 05:10:17 AM »
The fledgling Nascar GT "Baby Grand" series got off to a less than auspicious start and indeed never lived up to being
a serious competitior to the Trans-Am series. (Jon Mello Collection)






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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #92 on: March 26, 2013, 05:13:07 AM »
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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #93 on: March 26, 2013, 02:12:36 PM »
Here is an ad for the 1968 AMC Javelin that boasts about the 2nd and 4th place finishes of Team Javelin at War Bonnet Raceway. 

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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #94 on: March 27, 2013, 05:01:00 AM »
War Bonnet Trans-Am coverage as found in SCCA's Sports Car magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)



Fuel cells became mandatory in Trans-Am cars beginning with the War Bonnet race. Before that
it was perfectly acceptable to use a standard steel gas tank with no foam or special liner. In fact,
A/Sedan cars could continue to use a simple gas tank if their owner wanted to.


I wonder how many people took up Mark on his offer?
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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #95 on: March 27, 2013, 05:01:18 AM »
Reserved
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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #96 on: March 27, 2013, 05:08:04 AM »
Lime Rock Trans-Am coverage as found in National Speed Sport News. (Jon Mello Collection)
Donohue also won the USRRC road race at San Jovite (Canada) the same weekend.







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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #97 on: March 28, 2013, 05:06:32 AM »
Lime Rock coverage as found in SCCA's Sports Car magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)



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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #98 on: March 30, 2013, 05:07:49 AM »
Lime Rock Trans-Am coverage from Competition Press & Autoweek. (Jon Mello Collection)









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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #99 on: April 03, 2013, 05:17:56 AM »
Lime Rock Trans-Am program and a short newspaper article. (Jon Mello Collection)















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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #100 on: April 04, 2013, 05:01:24 AM »
Lime Rock Trans-Am photos in color can be seen at this link.
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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #101 on: April 04, 2013, 05:11:56 AM »
Lime Rock Trans-Am. The Hugh Heishman owned Camaro driven by Jim Murphy. Color photos by Mike Booth.



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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #102 on: April 05, 2013, 05:00:12 AM »
Lime Rock Trans-Am coverage from the July 6th, 1968 Lime Rock "Racing" magazine program. (Jon Mello Collection)

























































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Re: 1968 Trans-Am Season Review
« Reply #103 on: April 05, 2013, 05:05:20 AM »
Mid-Ohio Trans-Am coverage from National Speed Sport News. (Jon Mello Collection)

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« Reply #104 on: April 07, 2013, 05:16:52 AM »
Mid-Ohio Trans-Am program. (Jon Mello Collection)




















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