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SMKZ28

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2013, 02:35:31 PM »
Speaking of nice shots, Dave Friedman took over 1,600 photos of both the 1967 Sebring 4-Hour Trans Am race and the 12-Hour Sports Car race the following day.  The pictures are part of the Dave Friedman Collection at The Henry Ford.  Although the pictures of both races are mixed together, you can see all of them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehenryford/sets/72157632877165631/  Click on this link to see many other fabulous pictueres of the Mustangs, Cougars, Darts, Barracudas, Falcons, Porsches, Alfas, Fiats, Lancias, Minis, BMWs, Cortinas, Saabs, Anglias, VWs, Sunbeams and NSUs that participated.

He was able to capture several pictures of all thirteen Camaros that participated in the 4-Hour Trans Am race.  He even got a picture of the #28 Thomas Lynch Camaro that retired on the first lap and a few pictures of the #4 John Moore Camaro that finishd 17th (1st Z28). 

I am posting a few of the best pictures of each of the thirteen Camaros.  Enjoy!  Click on the corresponding link to see a larger and clearer version of the picture.

#28 Lynch: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=155255&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
#4 Moore: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=155305&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
#4 Moore: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=155306&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
#4 Moore: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=155247&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #46 on: October 22, 2013, 02:45:54 PM »
Here are three great pictures of the start of the race featuring several of the participating Camaros.  The fourth picture shows the #9 Camaro of someone with the last name of Thompson.  Is it Dick Thompson the flying Dentist?  Every participant list I have seen only lists his last name.  This car only completed 7 laps and ths is the only shot Friedman took of the car.

Click on the corresponding link to see a larger and clearer version of the picture.

Standing start 1) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=153979&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
Standing start 2) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=153970&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
Standing start 3) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=153969&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
#9 Thompson: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=154815&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0


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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #47 on: October 22, 2013, 03:04:02 PM »
Here are four great pictures of the #1 Camaro that was supposodly driven by Joie Chitwood according to the qualifying time list that Jon Mello posted in this thread.  Interestingly, his name does not appear in the finishing order list in my Friedman Trans Am book or on ultimateracinghistory.com.  There is a Camaro with no identifying number given that was driven to an 11th place finish by Carson Baird and Roger West.  Were they the drivers of the #1 Camaro?

Click on the corresponding link to see a larger and clearer version of the picture.

1st: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=154087&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
2nd: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=154053&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
3rd: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=155335&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
4th: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=155363&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0


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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #48 on: October 22, 2013, 03:11:43 PM »
The first two pictures show the #22 Camaro driven by Charlie Kolb to a 7th place finish.  Note the unique spinners on his wheels. The last two pictures show the #75 Camaro driven by Vic Campbell and Jim Cooper.  It only completed 20 laps.

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#22 Kolb: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=154108&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
#22 Kolb: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=154022&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
#75 Campbell/Cooper: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=153971&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
#75 Campbell/Cooper: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=154945&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0


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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #54 on: October 22, 2013, 03:45:55 PM »
Here are the only three pictures I could find in the collection of the #21 Camaro driven to a 16th place finish by Bud Gates.

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1st: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=153988&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
2nd: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=154811&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
3rd: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=155308&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #55 on: October 22, 2013, 03:50:34 PM »
Here are four interesting shots taken in sequence of the #5 Camaro driven by Bob Brown.  They show a pit stop for a blown drivers side front tire that had completely come off the rim while traveling back to the pits.

Click on the corresponding link to see a larger and clearer version of the picture.

1st: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=155150&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
2nd: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=155149&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
3rd: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=155148&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
4th: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=155147&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #56 on: October 22, 2013, 03:56:44 PM »
The first two pictures show the #5 Camaro driven to a sixth place finish by Bob Brown.  The last two pictures show multiple Camaros fighting it out together on the track.

Click on the corresponding link to see a larger and clearer version of the picture.

1st: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=154086&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
2nd: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=155299&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
3rd: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=154914&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
4th: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=155231&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #57 on: October 22, 2013, 03:59:47 PM »
The first picture also shows multiple Camaros fighting for position out on the track but I think it must have been taken on the first lap because the car with the front bumper is the #28 Camaro of Thomas Lynch who retired on the first lap.  Every other Camaro in the race had its front bumper removed for weight savings.

The last 2 pictures show the engine compartment of what looks to be the #28 Lynch car because of the appearance of the front bumper.

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1st: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=155417&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
2nd: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=155422&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
3rd: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=155423&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #58 on: October 22, 2013, 07:15:19 PM »
Scott, Jerry Thompson was the driver of the #9 Camaro. Don Yenko would have been the driver but he was suspended by the SCCA
for 6 months after the ARRC event in November '66 for ignoring a black flag. Carson Baird and Roger West did drive the #1 Camaro
but it is possible that Chitwood also drove for part of the race. I have seen Chitwood at that race and wearing a driving suit but standing
in the pits while racing was going on out on the track. The two engine compartment photos are of the Tom Lynch #28 Camaro. This car
left for England right after Sebring and took part in European Touring Car races for several months before coming back to the States.
The European rules required bumpers and also a rear seat.
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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #59 on: October 22, 2013, 08:14:58 PM »
Scott, Jerry Thompson was the driver of the #9 Camaro. Don Yenko would have been the driver but he was suspended by the SCCA
for 6 months after the ARRC event in November '66 for ignoring a black flag. Carson Baird and Roger West did drive the #1 Camaro
but it is possible that Chitwood also drove for part of the race. I have seen Chitwood at that race and wearing a driving suit but standing
in the pits while racing was going on out on the track. The two engine compartment photos are of the Tom Lynch #28 Camaro. This car
left for England right after Sebring and took part in European Touring Car races for several months before coming back to the States.
The European rules required bumpers and also a rear seat.

Jon, thanks for always answering the questions that I and many others have.  I'm constantly amazed at the knowledge that you possess and share with the rest of us.