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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #165 on: December 09, 2013, 05:05:13 AM »
Paul Revere 250 pre-race article from the Orlando Sentinel. (Jon Mello Collection)










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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #166 on: December 09, 2013, 02:02:11 PM »
Richard Golfstrand...  :)    I wonder who that was...?    :)
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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #167 on: December 10, 2013, 05:01:10 AM »
Paul Revere 250 report from Racing Pictorial. (Jon Mello Collection)







Paul Revere 250 coverage from the 1968 Paul Revere program. (Jon Mello Collection)









Paul Revere 250 report from the Washington Daily News. (Jon Mello Collection)





Paul Revere 250 report from Stock Car Racing magazine plus coverage of Mid-Ohio and Watkins Glen. (Jon Mello Collection)



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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #168 on: December 11, 2013, 01:51:20 AM »
The trophy girl's name was Winky!!!!?

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #169 on: December 11, 2013, 05:29:42 AM »
Winky Louise was "Miss Firebird" representing Pure Oil in Nascar and replaced Linda Vaughn when she was hired by George Hurst to promote
and represent his shifter company. Both Linda and Winky were beautiful and classy ladies who were well liked not only by the drivers but by
the fans as well. Jerry Kramer from the Green Bay Packers married Winky and I think that was at the end of '68 or early '69 after he retired
from football. She retired from her racing duties at that time to be his wife.

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #170 on: December 12, 2013, 05:35:49 AM »
Competition Press & Autoweek article from mid-season. (Jon Mello Collection)












Yenko Chevrolet ad features the red Bud Gates Z-28 from the Sebring 4-hour Trans-Am race. Yenko made their own rear spoilers and offered them to
the public because this piece was not truly available from the factory. Other racers made their own rear spoiler via blueprints provided by Chevrolet.

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #171 on: December 13, 2013, 02:27:49 PM »
Another CP&A mid-season article, this one written by Jerry Titus, who shares his thoughts and opinions on the series. (Jon Mello Collection)










A Dana Chevrolet ad from the same issue of CP&A, featuring Dick Guldstrand driving the Camaro.



A Nickey Chevrolet/Bill Thomas ad from the same issue shows they were supplying ready-to-go race engines to customers.
Interesting to note that the 302 is called out in mid-67 but the 350 engine size is not.


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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #172 on: December 14, 2013, 06:25:07 AM »
Washington Star newspaper article giving some insight into the life of a privateer Camaro racing team in '67.
The article refers to Joe Heishman when in fact they were interviewing Hugh Heishman, the car's owner. Joe
was Hugh's father. Joe Heishman's name was on the front fender of the Camaro because it was race prepared
at Hugh's VW/Porsche dealership, which was named in honor of his father.


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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #173 on: December 15, 2013, 06:21:10 AM »
Some interesting info from the July 29, 1967 issue of Competition Press & Autoweek, including the fact that Parnelli Jones had tested the as-yet
unreleased Javelin and that Bob Tullius was considered the front runner to field a Javelin racing team for American Motors. (Jon Mello Collection)


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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #174 on: December 16, 2013, 05:02:40 AM »
Bryar 250 Trans-Am photos can be found at this link.


Bryar 250 Trans-Am race report from Sports Car Graphic magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)







Bryar 250 Trans-Am results and photos from SCCA's "Sports Car" magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)




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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #175 on: December 17, 2013, 05:08:03 AM »
Bryar 250 Trans-Am coverage from Sports Illustrated magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)

Mark Donohue had a full roll cage in the car for the first time at the Bryar race. He also had thinner gauge sheetmetal
from the doors forward according to his "Unfair Advantage" book, which was specially stamped out for him on Fisher
Body tooling in a one-time deal. Unfortunately, the sheetmetal was destroyed beyond repair when a broken LH rear axle
caused the car to crash into the wooden barrier coming out of the final turn during a Saturday practice session. I do
think the hood ended up being saved.







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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #176 on: December 17, 2013, 05:15:28 AM »
Bryar 250 Trans-Am close-ups of the Penske Camaro carnage. The way the sheetmetal is crumpled and torn, you can tell it's thinner than the stock stuff.






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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #177 on: December 22, 2013, 05:38:12 AM »
Bryar 250 Trans-Am program. (Jon Mello Collection)





Entry list, page 1


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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #178 on: December 23, 2013, 09:18:00 PM »
Neat to see on the bottom right side of the schedule on page 13 of the program that it says, "Pace Car - Courtesy of Doble's Chevrolet, Manchester, New Hampshire."  They are obviously the ones who provided the white 1967 Camaro convertible that is shown in the attached picture heading into pit lane just before the green flag started the race at Bryar.  I'm not sure who took the photo but it was posted by Derek Sutton at the Historic SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series Fan Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=694312197249795&set=o.109038482465812&type=3&theater 

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #179 on: December 26, 2013, 07:09:44 PM »
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