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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #240 on: February 07, 2014, 03:54:47 PM »
I found one picture of the Las Vegas 350 on www.gettyimages.com.

The metadata states: "Las Vegas Trans-Am. The racing field files in to turn one at the start of the race. Mark Donohue of Penske racing will go on to win the in his Camaro Z28. (Photo by W.R.C. Shedenhelm/Source Interlink Media/Getty Images)"

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #241 on: February 08, 2014, 06:16:49 AM »
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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #242 on: February 08, 2014, 06:20:22 AM »
Neat information on the track taken from the 1968 "Stardust 150" program (Bob Sanders Collection, courtesy of Robert Lodewyk)









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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #243 on: February 08, 2014, 06:23:14 AM »
Las Vegas 350 Trans-Am opening lap of the Stardust Trans-Am race. This is a shot from mid-pack back. Bob Johnson in the second
Penske Camaro leads the way through turn 1. I've pointed out the other Camaro drivers besides Donohue's car (which has already passed by).


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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #244 on: February 08, 2014, 06:26:33 AM »
Las Vegas 350 Trans-Am. Mark Donohue's Camaro leading the Shelby team Mustangs of Jerry Titus and Ronnie Bucknum. Note the
driving lights installed due to the 6PM start time. From the Car & Driver Racing Annual 1968. Shared with us by Swede70. Thanks, Mike!


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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #245 on: February 08, 2014, 06:29:13 AM »
Las Vegas 350 Trans-Am newspaper ad found in the '67 Las Vegas Review-Journal.


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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #246 on: February 08, 2014, 02:43:18 PM »
dangerous ! and, unusual !  night racing. that should have drawn the crowds away from the tables at the casinos !

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #247 on: February 09, 2014, 06:24:42 AM »
Las Vegas 350 Trans-Am newspaper articles. When I tried to copy these off the microfilm from the Las Vegas public
library they didn't turn out very readable, hence I retyped them. The typos are those of the original author, not me.



Here's a race report from Car & Driver magazine, December 1967.

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #248 on: February 09, 2014, 06:27:34 AM »
More rare and cool memorabilia from the Bob Sanders Collection, courtesy of Robert Lodewyk.

Dash plaques from Stardust.



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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #249 on: February 11, 2014, 05:19:10 AM »

Las Vegas 350 Trans-Am coverage from the December '67 issue of Sports Car Graphic.

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #250 on: February 13, 2014, 05:06:48 AM »
Here's a small bit of information on the Stardust race track from Sports Car Graphic's "Competition Year" annual for 1967.




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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #251 on: February 13, 2014, 05:10:42 AM »
Kent 300 Trans-Am coverage from SCG's "Competition Year" annual for 1967. (Jon Mello Collection)



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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #252 on: February 14, 2014, 10:54:06 AM »
The Flickr page of James Eugene Frank has some nice photos of the Kent 300 Trans Am race that took place at Pacific Raceways, Kent, Washington on October 8, 1967.  See them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/leicabokeh/sets/72157600168574114    A few were taken during the support races but most are of the Trans Am race.  Enjoy!

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #253 on: February 14, 2014, 11:20:48 AM »
I also found two color images taken during the Kent 300 at fordimages.com

1) Parnelli Jones #15 Cougar    Click here to see a larger version: http://fordimages.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=21774&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
2) Ronnie Bucknam #31 Mustang  Click here to see a larger version: http://fordimages.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=10918&staticImage=C&alt=0

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Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #254 on: February 15, 2014, 05:45:09 AM »
Kent 300 Trans-Am. Mustang's chances of winning took a huge hit when Jerry Titus wadded his car up into a ball during the Saturday practice session.




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