Author Topic: Bryar Motorsports Park: 1967 Camaro Conv. Pace Car for Trans Am race in 1967  (Read 704 times)

SMKZ28

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A white 1967 Camaro convertible with standard wheel covers and white wall tires was used as the pace car for the Bryar 250 Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Trans Am race held at the 1.6 mile road course known as Bryar Motorsports Park in Loudon, New Hampshire on Sunday, August 6, 1967.  This event was held on a rainy day but the Camaro still had its top down for the parade and pace laps prior to the start of the event.  Notice that the Camaro has its windshield wipers on and its headlights illuminated.  Peter Revson would go on to win the event in his red Bud Moore #15 Cougar.  The top finishing Camaro was driven by John Moore who came in 10th place.

This road course no longer exists.  It is now the location of the 1.058 mile oval track known as New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  It holds NASCAR events every year and has been nicknamed The Magic Mile.

1st picture:  I originally found this color photo back in 2013 at the Historic SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series Fan Group on Facebook.  It was posted by Derek Sutton.  It can also be found as part of a larger collection of photos taken at the event here: http://www.theroaringseason.com/showthread.php?1880-Photos-The-Bill-Sutton-Collection

2nd picture: Cropped version of the above color photo.

3rd picture: Black and white photo taken at nearly the same moment and almost the same vantage point as the color photo.  It came from The Revs Digital Library.  Click on the link to use their magnification tools: https://cdm17257.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/custom/single-image?id=334282&collection=p17257coll1

4th picture: Cropped version of the black and white photo.

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Page 13 of the event program mentions the Chevrolet dealer that provided the white 1967 Camaro convertible pace car for the event at Bryar Motorsports Park.  On the bottom, right side of the page it states, "Pace Car - Courtesy of Doble's Chevrolet, Manchester, New Hampshire."

Jon Mello posted it here in the Trans Am section of CRG.

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1st picture: Jon Mello posted this poster for the event in the Trans Am section of CRG.

2nd picture: Track map courtesy of: http://www.racingsportscars.com/race/Bryar-1967-08-06.html

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That is too much...

My Great Grandfather owned Cook Chevrolet Oldsmobile in Bristol New Hampshire, and he ordered a personal 68 Camaro conv White with Red interior. black top... probably about the time this race was run is when he ordered it for his personal car.

Near match to the 67 that paced the race.
James
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