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« on: March 25, 2014, 05:59:46 PM »

https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog?f%5Bpub_year_isim%5D%5B%5D=1969&page=2&q=trans+am&utf8=%E2%9C%93      Literally THOUSANDS of pics from races, events, etc... "inside BRM"  Trans Am, Can Am, "Inside Cosworth"... etc...   Most of these I've never seen...  The link drops you kinda in the middle, just use the search or browse- Ever seen a Can Am Boss 494? with the valve cover off? my eyes hurt from looking at stuff-- but lots of Trans Am Camaro pics... (and a couple under the bubble hood of an AMC Javelin.... Roll Eyes    enjoy!   Ken
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2014, 07:12:08 PM »

WOW!  Lots of color photos too!

https://purl.stanford.edu/sf683zk0957

I'm five minutes from Stanford; I might have to go check out this library.   Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 08:48:05 AM »

Ken, that Revs Institute Stanford University Library link is just awesome. Spent a couple hours looking at things last night. Duke Manor took most or all of those racing shots and I called him when he was still alive but he never sold me any photos. Now it is nice to be able to see all those great shots. Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 11:18:22 PM »

Just to let you know, if you click on a picture it takes you to a page with just that picture on it. Then click on the icon under the right side of the picture to expand to full screen. Then on the left side under the picture there is a box with the picture size. Click on that and then click on "zoom". Use the + and - at the top of the page. You really can see some detail then!
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 11:51:53 PM »

By George, you're right!  I zoomed in on this 1969 Z/28 from the '69 model year launch in '68 and notice the tires are Firestone Sport Car 200s...

https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/hb168gb0777

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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 08:47:57 AM »

Also when you search, one method is to do it by track name and don't select any year. You can get a lot of results that way that might not show up otherwise. I typed in Laguna (for Laguna Seca), Cotati, Sears (Sears Point), Thompson (Thompson Speedway), Marlboro, and got lots of results. You can also use a minus sign in front of a word to fine tune your search criteria such as Watkins Glen -F1.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 09:29:32 AM »

thanks a lot guys ! now my day is gone ! ! I thought at first it was to bad you could only see thumbnails, and I could whip through them. what a fantastic site.
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2014, 06:08:48 PM »

some great photos there

here are a few I liked

Ronni Kaplan Eng logo

1969 Firebird TA with some type of composite gas tank at the 1970 GM press preview

looks like a 1969 Corvette LT1 prototype shown at the 1970 press preview
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2014, 11:33:29 PM »

some great photos there
here are a few I liked

Ronni Kaplan Eng logo

1969 Firebird TA with some type of composite gas tank at the 1970 GM press preview

looks like a 1969 Corvette LT1 prototype shown at the 1970 press preview

Chevrolet had *planned* to do an LT-1 in the 1969 model, but for whatever reason, it never made it to production (although it is shown in several docs, even the AIM I believe)..

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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2014, 02:02:33 PM »

The highest HP SB for 69 was L46 350 350, it was a damn strong engine, I sure wish they would have put them in Camaros.
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2014, 02:09:52 PM »

By George, you're right!  I zoomed in on this 1969 Z/28 from the '69 model year launch in '68 and notice the tires are Firestone Sport Car 200s...

https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/hb168gb0777

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Wow look at the differences...
No drip rail trim, no 302 on the ZL2 hood, rear stripes on the deck lid edge, rear stripes to rear glass trim is 3-4 inches.
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Check out the Black 69 RS/Z28 45k mile Survivor and the Lemans Blue 69 Z 10D frame off...
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2014, 11:17:51 AM »

the 1969 LT1 Corvette prototype photo I posted was from 1969 but was a press pre view of the 1970 Cheverolets

that was an amazing event and since the 1970 Camaro and Corvette was not ready yet , Chevy brought out some 1969 hot rods

I believe that is where the photos of the 1969 black gold stripe ZL1 prototype Camaro was shown going around a pylon road course
but I could not find a pic of it in that collection

in this photo you can see some 1969 Camaros in the back round

Chevy had a drag strip and road course set up with timers and they let the press run the cars

there was an orange ZL1 Corvette there set up for drag racing with slicks and ran 10 sec ETs
the ZL1 Camaro black with Z stripes and rear sway bar ran the road course
I have some magazines articles on that event and one mentions a 427 Camaro drag car

in that collection of photos , you can see where there was a table with a bunch of helmets on it and some large boards showing lap times

this photo I think is Zora's test Corvette which was a  1968 Corvette L88 test car but I believe he ran a ZL1 engine in it in 1969
the 1970 Monte Carlo photo shows the 1969 Camaros with the hoods up in the background
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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2014, 09:51:56 AM »

By George, you're right!  I zoomed in on this 1969 Z/28 from the '69 model year launch in '68 and notice the tires are Firestone Sport Car 200s...

https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/hb168gb0777

Paul

AND LOOK HOW THE LETTERING IS ORIENTED ON THE SPORTS CAR 200's!
Has anyone seen a set with the Firestone letters upside down when it is on the top?
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Check out the Black 69 RS/Z28 45k mile Survivor and the Lemans Blue 69 Z 10D frame off...
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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2014, 10:28:57 PM »

In the old magazine road test of that car is the only time I have seen the letters orientated that way. Never seen an actual tire in person lettered like that. I assume it must have been a limited run done like that.
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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2014, 10:03:53 AM »

anybody else having trouble getting into the Revs Library pics?
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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2014, 08:57:38 PM »

No, works for me. You do know that you have to pay a fee for an on line library card don't you?
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« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2014, 10:19:26 PM »

By George, you're right!  I zoomed in on this 1969 Z/28 from the '69 model year launch in '68 and notice the tires are Firestone Sport Car 200s...

https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/hb168gb0777

Paul

Wow look at the differences...
No drip rail trim, no 302 on the ZL2 hood, rear stripes on the deck lid edge, rear stripes to rear glass trim is 3-4 inches.


Black stripes on a NON vinyl top car, probably been discussed before as found in some of the pics at the GM photo store. I like the combo.
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« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2014, 08:38:57 AM »

That is a '69 car shown to the press before they were available to the public so there are some things about it that are different than a production car such as the color of the stripes, the location of the rear stripes, the cowl induction hood (that would not be available until later in the year), no 302 emblems on the hood, and the lettering on the tires.
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« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2014, 07:27:39 AM »

thought this is interesting photo at the Elkhart Lake Can Am race there were a bunch of 1968 Camaro convertibles
taped on paper sign reads "Camaro Curtesy Roger Penske's  Racing Team"
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« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2014, 10:35:11 AM »

Joe, that is actually up in the Quebec part of Canada at "Le Circuit Mt. Tremblant" near St. Jovite. The pictures are misidentified as being Elkhart Lake/Road America but I flagged the mislabeled ones, adding text to ID the right location and certain people in some of the shots. Hopefully the Stanford people will use that info and relabel them eventually. They are the first 15 pictures in the link below.

https://revslib.stanford.edu/?utf8=✓&utf8=✓&q=elkhart
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« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2014, 11:24:41 AM »

Unbelievable.  Thank You Thank You Thank You.  My new favorite web site.  Kiss my free time goodbye!
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« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2014, 04:44:41 PM »

  Remember the Car and Driver 1969 Camaro with the LT 1 . Car was given away in a contest later.
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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2014, 07:55:41 PM »

yenkomark, I think you are talking about the blue maxi ? I believe that car was built with some input from penske's shop & donohue ? sunoco blue with pinstriping. 350/370hp LT1. corvette brakes etc...etc. was written up in the july '69 issue. and I think a full test in the august '69 number. I imagine that mr. mello has instant access to those copies in his library ! have mine in my hot little hand, tried to scan and post but no can do ! Huh

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« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2014, 06:43:04 AM »

the car and driver Blue Maxi Z29 is alive and well and is in the new issue of Super Chevy
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« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2014, 08:37:48 AM »

I imagine that mr. mello has instant access to those copies in his library !

Mike, I should have it but I don't. You can email me your copy and I can post it for you, if you like.
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« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2014, 09:13:29 PM »

jon, thank you. don't want to sidetrack this stanford thread. will PM you with what you want.

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« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2014, 08:53:08 PM »

Tons of unlabeled pics of some cars I havent seen mentioned.
68 Z28 No 34,
 https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/jx420pf4253
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/nf346bv6075


Penske and Donahue
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/ww994mw4510
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/hp767sc4805
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/jv752th4231
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/xh517dn9746
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/my558hp0306
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/wh875wz3060

3 cars I haven't ever seen...
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/vw942yv8963

Smokey's 68
https://revslib.stanford.edu/item/xn023wt6948


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Check out the Black 69 RS/Z28 45k mile Survivor and the Lemans Blue 69 Z 10D frame off...
https://picasaweb.google.com/112392262205377424364/1969_Z28_Restoration
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« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2014, 08:42:42 AM »


James, I hadn't thought to look for unlabeled photos like that so now I've got more searching to do. Thanks! Smiley

I believe the #34 car is Skip Barber's red '68 Z that ran as #56 later at the '68 Bryar Trans-Am. Here's another photo of it... https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/tq104cr5147

The three or four you hadn't seen were from the 1968 Sebring race.
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« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2014, 03:22:16 PM »

that # 34 camaro with the unique gauge panel, look to me like the pit lane at bridgehampton ?

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« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2014, 07:06:16 PM »

How bout the 15 Penske 67 body with 68 Grille & SS hood, is that the car which was wrecked early in the 68 season?
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Check out the Black 69 RS/Z28 45k mile Survivor and the Lemans Blue 69 Z 10D frame off...
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« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2014, 07:16:11 PM »

There are TONS of shots of the Penkse Camaros and a few of an AMC garage area with the Red white and blue cars being assembled. Many Corvettes at the Daytona endurance races, The DX 67 L88 which is Dana Chevrolet's race car I believe (which would be the one which broke the wrist pin during the 24hrs of Lemans), Tony Delorenzo's/Jerry Thompsons's 68 L88, Garners L88  - ALSO some drag racing photos of Wenzels  67 Z the 67 L78 Conv BATCAR, a couple of more 67-68 dragcars. All under this heading EXACTLY -   [[label]] (with the brackets)

Select 100 per page as there are 1700 photos under this label.
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Check out the Black 69 RS/Z28 45k mile Survivor and the Lemans Blue 69 Z 10D frame off...
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« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2014, 07:16:34 PM »

that # 34 camaro with the unique gauge panel, look to me like the pit lane at bridgehampton ?

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Yes, I would agree it looks like Bridgehampton.

The #15 '67 body Penske Camaro won 3rd overall at Sebring (1st in T/A class) then went to Canada. Craig Fisher drove it at the Lime Rock Trans-Am as car #50.
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« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2014, 07:18:51 PM »

There are TONS of shots of the Penkse Camaros and a few of an AMC garage area with the Red white and blue cars being assembled. Many Corvettes at the Daytona endurance races, Tony Delarenzo's L88, Garners L88  - ALSO some drag racing photos of Wenzels  67 Z the 67 L78 Conv BATCAR, a couple of more 67-68 dragcars. All under this heading EXACTLY -   [[label]] (with the brackets)

Select 100 per page as there are 1700 photos under this label.

James, thanks for pointing that out to us. There are some really great photos there.
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