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« Reply #60 on: October 23, 2013, 08:37:26 AM »

You're welcome, Scott.

Sebring 4-Hour Trans-Am coverage from the April '67 issue of Riverside Raceway magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)








Mark Donohue's Penske-prepared Camaro.

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Charlie Kolb #22 Camaro at Sebring tech inspection.

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Craig Fisher's #3 Camaro at Sebring tech inspection.

photo by Craig Fisher
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« Reply #61 on: October 24, 2013, 08:42:02 AM »

Sebring 4-Hour Trans-Am coverage from Car & Driver magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)






Here's the official entry list for the race, spelling errors and all. (Jon Mello Collection)






Vick Campbell's Camaro getting ready for tech inspection.

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Joie Chitwood, Jr pours some brake fluid into the master cylinder as they are doing a brake bleeding job.

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Dick Guldstrand in the Dana Chevrolet sponsored Camaro.

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Bob Brown in the maroon #5 Camaro and Craig Fisher in the #3.

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« Reply #62 on: October 25, 2013, 08:39:23 AM »

Sebring coverage from the Spring 1967 issue of Racing Pictorial magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)






Mark Donohue's Camaro at Sebring tech inspection.

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« Reply #63 on: October 26, 2013, 12:38:46 AM »

Sebring 4-Hour Trans-Am report as found in the Lime Rock Trans-Am program. (Jon Mello Collection)
















Official Entry List from The Sebring News. (Jon Mello Collection)


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« Reply #64 on: October 27, 2013, 12:03:25 AM »

Sebring 4-Hour Trans-Am grid layout in alternating rows of 3's and 2's. (Jon Mello Collection)



Below is the start of the race with Jerry Titus and Parnelli Jones off to a fast getaway.
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« Reply #65 on: October 27, 2013, 11:19:11 AM »

Jon, that grid layout is one of the coolest Trans Am documents I have ever seen!
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« Reply #66 on: October 27, 2013, 12:11:09 PM »

Jon, I take it that the colored lineup of the grid represents the car color?
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« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2013, 08:38:25 AM »

The grid layout is not an official document from back then, just something I did for myself to help give me a
better visual of how it was organized. Yes, the colors shown represent the car colors with a few exceptions. In
the last several rows, I didn't know all of the car colors and so the majority of those were left white. Also, the
Alfas of Horst Kwech and Monte Winkler were red, white & green but I didn't have a way to do that.
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Hard-to-find Sebring Results program cover below and a small part of the results, retirements and other details found within.







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« Reply #68 on: October 29, 2013, 10:53:59 PM »

That's a good visual aid and it helps the layout. I assumed it was done for scoring or such. And I thought that the space left white meant the car was mostly white, like Joie Chitwood's for instance, or the Alfa's as you pointed out. You really put a lot of thought and effort into this Jon, and it is much appreciated.
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« Reply #69 on: October 30, 2013, 08:45:46 AM »

Thanks, Fred. Here are more pictures from the start of the Sebring Trans-Am race.









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« Reply #70 on: November 02, 2013, 12:49:23 AM »

Sebring 12-Hour race report from the April 22nd, 1967 issue of Competition Press & Autoweek. (Jon Mello Collection)









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« Reply #71 on: November 02, 2013, 12:54:00 AM »

Sebring 12-Hour race report from the July 1967 issue of Road & Track magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)







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« Reply #72 on: November 02, 2013, 01:44:54 PM »

Washington Daily News article from April 12, 1967 showing Tom Lynch's car heading to Europe. Dana Chevrolet sponsored the car at Sebring.



Tom Lynch's car on the streets of London, April 1967.


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« Reply #73 on: November 03, 2013, 01:06:19 AM »

Green Valley 300 race report as found in the June 1967 issue of SCCA's Sports Car magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)



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« Reply #74 on: November 04, 2013, 08:16:10 PM »

Green Valley 300 Trans-Am report from Competition Press & Autoweek, courtesy of Ron Lathrop.
The program actually called this a "Stock Car Race" for some reason but it was a real SCCA Trans-Am event, not Nascar.






















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