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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #135 on: December 03, 2013, 09:38:15 PM »
Here are more pictures of the start of the Glen Challenge for Manufacturers at Watkins Glen.  The first picture was taken from the flag stand and the others were taken by a different person in a different place just after the start finish line.  You can see the Dunlop flag stand where the previous pictures were taken from.  I'm not sure which position Dave Friedman was in but I do know he couldn't be in two places at the same time!

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1) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=176068&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
2) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=176195&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
3) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=176187&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
4) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=176156&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0


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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #136 on: December 03, 2013, 09:42:23 PM »

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #137 on: December 03, 2013, 09:55:09 PM »
The first photo here is the last one taken by the photographer at the start of the Glen Challenge for Manufacturers at Watkins Glen. 

The other three photos show the #61 Camaro of Lance Pruyn who finished in sixth place, two laps down.

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1) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=176152&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
2) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=176067&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
3) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=176137&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
4) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=176138&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #138 on: December 03, 2013, 10:01:13 PM »
These photos show the #5 Camaro of Bob Brown who finished fourth in the Glen Challenge for Manufacturers but was disqualified when it was found that he ran the entire race without a passenger seat.  According to one of the documents posted by Jon Mello his day went from bad to worse when "he was later handed a 30-day suspension of his competition license when post-race scrutineers found his car fitted with a 327CID engine instead of the legal 305CID Chevrolet engine."

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1) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=176141&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
2) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=176149&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
3) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=176132&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #139 on: December 03, 2013, 10:09:16 PM »
These last four photos from the Glen Challenge for Manufacturers show the #88 Camaro of Maurice Carter who did not finish the race.  He completed only 19 laps and went out due to his fly wheel exploding. 

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1) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=176117&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
2) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=176147&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
3) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=176136&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
4) http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=176134&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #140 on: December 03, 2013, 11:14:35 PM »
scott, great shots from the glen, that carter camaro sure rides high !! I think one of the other shots that friedman took shows carter leaning down and looking under the car with all the debris, and there is someone on the right with a clipboard. it was in sports car graphic in the day in the section at the back titled "slightly modified" with a caption like " you can start with a crank and a couple of pistons" I always got a chuckle from that part of the magazine.

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #141 on: December 04, 2013, 03:12:32 AM »
Mike, I noticed the ride height as well.  The tires on the rear are really huge.  It looks more like a drag car.  Here is the picture you are talking about.  Too funny!  A larger and clearer version can be seen here: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=176106&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #142 on: December 04, 2013, 04:08:35 AM »
This is the cartoon from SCG magazine that Mike was referring to...

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #143 on: December 04, 2013, 05:20:46 AM »
Mo Carter's Camaro ran the Shell 4000 Trans-Canada rally in early May '67 and didn't look too bad by the end of that even though it was on some of the roughest "roads" in Canada. In contrast, by the end of June '67 at the Watkins Glen race a standard grille has been installed and the RS stuff has been removed, some oversized tires have been installed in the rear, the front end's been smashed and the engine and trans have been detonated. Not a very kind couple of months for that poor red car.
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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #144 on: December 04, 2013, 02:12:00 PM »
Mo Carter's Camaro ran the Shell 4000 Trans-Canada rally in early May '67 and didn't look to bad by the end of that even though it was on some of the roughest "roads" in Canada. In contrast, by the end of June '67 at the Watkins Glen race a standard grille has been installed and the RS stuff has been removed, some oversized tires have been installed in the rear, the front end's been smashed and the engine and trans have been detonated. Not a very kind couple of months for that poor red car.

Does this car still exist?

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #145 on: December 04, 2013, 02:26:09 PM »
No. Robert Barg says it got sold to circle track, roundy-round racers who cut it and used it up.
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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #146 on: December 04, 2013, 05:57:57 PM »
After we did 3 T/A races in 72, the owner Al Richards sold the car to a Vito Micielli, who raced at Pinecrest Speedway just outside of Toronto.  Al knew many of these stock car guys and worked with some
of them in his day job.  Usually he borrowed one of their single axle stock car trailers for our T/A expeditions, and I wouild borrow pick up tricks from my friends to tow the trailers.

Several years ago I contacted Vito's son who told me the camaro got "bent" and was parted out.  "No idea what happed to the remains but likely went to a scrap yard".

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #147 on: December 05, 2013, 02:56:44 AM »
robert, sometime back I read somewhere, that a  friend of yours was going to replicate your '67 camaro racer. did that pan out ? thanks for your info on the tucker names, got mixed up with that.

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #148 on: December 05, 2013, 03:10:24 AM »
jon, thanks for posting that page from sports car graphic, with mo carter at the glen in 1967. I think some else mentioned it here, but your reference library must be incredible !! a mention of a vague memory one might have, and BANG ! there it is.

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #149 on: December 05, 2013, 03:24:48 AM »
Mike, the project clone car is coming along, although I haven't seen it for several months.  The goal is to be ready for the 2014 NW vintage season.

Robert