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« Reply #165 on: July 14, 2013, 12:52:24 AM »

The Camaro was dominant in '68 and smoked everybody on the way to the Trans-Am championship but Motorcade
magazine gave the award of "Outstanding Performance in the Trans-Am Series" to Javelin. The Javelin team had an
outstanding year for never having been in racing before. They exceeded all expectations and threw a real scare into
Ford for the right to the runner-up 2nd place slot. However, the award should have gone to Penske, Donohue and
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« Reply #166 on: July 16, 2013, 12:02:22 AM »

National Speed Sport News showing Mark Donohue capturing the Martini & Rossi "Driver of the Year" award. (Jon Mello Collection)
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« Reply #167 on: July 17, 2013, 12:04:15 AM »

Competition Press & Autoweek shows Mark winning another award for his 1968 racing accomplishments. (Jon Mello Collection)





Sedan regulations for 1969 got some tweaking...



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« Reply #168 on: July 19, 2013, 11:22:23 PM »

A couple of items from the December 14, 1968 issue of Competition Press & Autoweek. Dick Lang won the A-Sedan National Championship
for himself and Camaro at the Riverside ARRC event beating out John Martin in one of the factory-prepared Javelins. (Jon Mello Collection)





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« Reply #169 on: July 20, 2013, 12:43:46 AM »

End of the season report as found in Competition Press & Autoweek. (Jon Mello Collection)







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« Reply #170 on: March 13, 2014, 08:28:30 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!
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« Reply #171 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."
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« Reply #172 on: January 20, 2015, 09:53:55 PM »

Question, In Some Information I've Come Across For The Riverside race, Jerry grant Is Shown As Practicing Only, In The # 18 Camaro, The Only Photo I've Come Across, Said To Be Grant's, Shows A Blue or Green (Hard To Tell, I Think The Photo Has faded) Car With White Stripes From the Rear, With The Hood Up In the garage. I've Seen A Entry List, With Grants Name, Entered In A camaro. But The # 18 Is Crossed Out And Changed To # 11. Can't Post Here, But Does Anyone Have Any Other Photos, Or More Info ?

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« Reply #173 on: January 20, 2015, 11:44:54 PM »

Mike, I assume that it was the Alan Green sponsored Camaro. Skip Scott was the primary driver of the car in '68 but Jerry Grant was sometimes brought in by Alan Green as a "hired gun". The Alan Green Camaro was painted dark green late in the '67 racing season and was still green in 1968.


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