There are a few nice obituaries out there. Having a TA-inspired '69 Javelin I've learned a lot about that chapter in racing, He did a ton with little resources.
Ed Justice Jr wrote,"Ronnie Kaplan was a great guy and the real deal. He's featured in the new book we just published on George Follmer www.follmerbook.com
. Here's a quote from the book about Ronnie.
"Ronnie Kaplan was larger than life. He was a car owner, but he was also an honest to god car builder/mechanic and crew chief. He did it all and knew every nut and bolt on the car. Remember, AMC didn't even have a research and development program. they just wanted to race against Ford and Ronnie had to build everything from the ground up."
Godspeed Mr. Kaplanhttp://www.racer.com/index.php/scca/item/101559-trans-am-pioneer-ronnie-kaplan-dies-at-87http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/03/03/ronnie-kaplan-a-driving-force-behind-amcs-trans-am-efforts-dead-at-age-87/http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=ronnie-kaplan&pid=169938298&fhid=16216