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« on: January 19, 2014, 11:58:46 AM »

Here is a nice collection of 67 black and white photographs taken at both the Trans Am races that took place at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio on June 6, 1971.   Like the photos I posted from 1967, 1968, and 1970 these were also dispersed throughout the over 3,000 photogrpahs in the Ohio Valley Region of the SCCA's historical photo gallery.  Unfortunately, there is no information about who took or submitted these photos either. 

For those that want to see the other historic photos of other forms of motorsports click here and prepare to spend some quality time with the photos: http://gallery.ovr-scca.org/?Dir=%2FHistorical 

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1) Behind the Formula cars you can see a covered Mustang and the #70 Steve Boss Mustang and perhaps the Chevy or GMC hauler it came on in the paddock
2) #87 Jerry Peterson Camaro in pits and #69 Peter Revson Javelin on track
3) #87 Jerry Peterson Camaro
4) #87 Jerry Peterson Camaro
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2014, 12:02:34 PM »

1) #4 Jerry Thompson Mustang
2) Camaro/#4 Jerry Thompson Mustang
3) #4 Jerry Thompson Mustang
4) #4 Jerry Thompson Mustang in pits and a Camaro on track
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2014, 12:06:26 PM »

1) #32 Gene Harrington Mustang
2) #32 Gene Harrington Mustang (driver out of car)
3) #32 Gene Harrington Mustang (driver out of car)
4) #32 Gene Harrington Mustang (driver out of car)

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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2014, 12:10:41 PM »

1) #32 Gene Harrington Mustang
2) #6 Mark Donohue Javelin
3) #6 Mark Donohue Javelin
4) #68 Tony Adamowicz Javelin
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2014, 12:15:01 PM »

1) #31 Warren Tope Mustang
2) #31 Warren Tope Mustang
3) #49 Bob Tullius Tempest/#31 Warren Tope Mustang
4) #96 Paul VanKalenburgh Camaro/Roger Penske/Mustang on track
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2014, 12:19:03 PM »

1) #88 Maurice Carter Camaro
2) #34 Frank Eggers Firebird/#13 Warren Agor Camaro
3) #29 Peter Wiseman Camaro
4) #96 Paul VanKalenburgh Camaro
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2014, 12:22:22 PM »

1) #49 Bob Tullius Tempest
2) #15 George Follmer Mustang/#34 Frank Eggers Firebird
3) #32 Gene Harrington Mustang/#4 Jerry Thompson Mustang/Javellin
4) Javelin/Mustang
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2014, 12:26:25 PM »

1) #16 Peter Gregg Mustang
2) #6 Mark Donohue Javelin
3) #6 Mark Donohue Javelin/#95 Bob Beinerth Camaro
4) #4 Jerry Thompson Mustang
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2014, 12:28:49 PM »

1) #22 Paul Nichter Camaro (?)
2) Javelin
3) #49 Bob Tullus Tempest
4) #71 Walter C. Parkins Camaro
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2014, 12:32:04 PM »

1) Mustang
2) Camaro
3) #15 George Follmer Mustang after winning the race
4) Winner George Follmer on podium
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2014, 12:36:43 PM »

1) #15 George Follmer Mustang/Camaro
2) Roger Penske
3) 2.5 grid (notice the Ford Pinto)
4) #25 Bert Everett Alfa Romeo/#93 Lee Midgley Alfa Romeo/#46 John Morton Datsun/#3 Horst Kwech Alfa Romeo
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2014, 12:39:06 PM »

1) #3 Horst Kwech Alfa Romeo
2) #3 Horst Kwech Alfa Romeo/#46 John Morton Datsun
3) #46 John Morton Datsun
4) #3 Horst Kwech Alfa Romeo
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2014, 12:41:38 PM »

1) #25 Bert Everette Alfa Romeo
2) BMW/#3 Horst Kweck Alfa Romeo
3) #25 Bert Everette Alfa Romeo
4) #88 Stephen Sharkey Volvo/#46 John Martin Datsun
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2014, 12:43:47 PM »

1) #3 Horst Kwech Alfa Romeo
2) #46 John Morton Datsun
3) #3 Horst Kwech Alfa Romeo
4) BMW
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2014, 12:47:31 PM »

1)#8 Alfa Romeo/#88 Stephen Sharkey Volvo/#3 Horst Kwech Alfa Romeo
2) #3 Horst Kwech Alfa Romeo/#1 BMW
3) #25 Bert Everett Alfa Romeo/#93 Lee Midgley Alfa Romeo crash
4) #25 Bert Everett Alfa Romeo/#93 Lee Midgley Alfa Romeo crash
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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2014, 12:50:56 PM »

1) #25 Bert Everett Alfa Romeo
2) #93 Lee Midgley Alfa Romeo
3) #3 Horst Kwech Alfa Romeo/#46 John Morton Datsun
4) #25 Bert Everett Alfa Romeo
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2014, 12:52:38 PM »

1) Winner of 2.5 race John Morton on podium
2) Fans/BMW
3) Fans
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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2014, 04:50:12 PM »

Great photos!  I remember this race - with about 20 minutes to go before the start the sky turned black and it looked bad weather for sure.  One problem - we had passed the hat among the crew to
buy one set of tires.  A decision was made to buy rains, and we just had time to get them on the car.  By the start it was already raining hard, but after about 45 minutes it quit and the track started
to dry.  I dodged several spinning cars during the rain.  When the first fuel stop came at the 1 hr. mark we should have changed to drys but we did not have a set that would last for the duration,
so I stayed out on rains.  It was hot and humid and with the high track temperature, they started to shred and I just limped it home on those worn out rains.

Finished 13th but the frustrating part was that the 3 cars ahead of me also finished on the same lap, so in hindsight I should have pushed harder and taken a chance on the worn out tires?

At the end of the race I was bushed with heat exhaustion and had to be helped out of the car by medics and was taken to the first aid tent.

This was the race that afterwards I spotted the Chaffey College car driving down the road with the dump cans sticking out of the rear window area.  Apparently it was driven out from CA?

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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2014, 10:07:12 PM »

#8 Alfa Romeo in one photo is Ken Schley just FYI
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