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Steve Holmes

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Re: Racing Mustangs Book
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2020, 08:55:03 PM »
I'm building a second gen Pontiac.  Can't wait to see detail shots and learn more about the neatest period in racing!

I am sure I will also learn more about Jerry Titus and his move to Godsal/Pontiac that Jon shared.  Neat stuff.

Very cool! A T/G Racing tribute?

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Re: Racing Mustangs Book
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2020, 09:28:43 PM »
Norm Beechey won the 1965 Australian Touring Car Championship in his Mustang. The ATCC was contested as a single race, rather than a multi-race series. Bob Jane, in another Mustang, took pole position, while Beechey had a troubled qualifying and started down the grid. But he quickly moved forward to take a lead he would not relinquish.

Both the Beechey and Jane Mustangs were built using parts ordered from Shelby American. Group 2 Mustangs could essentially run the same mechanical components as the Shelby GT350 R-model race cars, and everything was available for these cars through the Shelby American parts catalogue. In addition, both Beechey and Jane ran a Shelby Cobra intake set-up with a quartet of 2-barrel Weber carburetors as opposed to the single 4-barrel fitted to the GT350 R-model.

This neat publicity photo was taken by John Stanley, showing the Neptune Racing Team, also comprising the Mini Cooper S of Peter Manton, and the Lotus Cortina of Jim McKeown. Note Beechey's Mustang is wearing steel wheels here. He would ultimately switch to magnesium American Racing Wheels.




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Re: Racing Mustangs Book
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2020, 10:24:18 PM »
Steve,
Any chance you will print a Camaro Racing book version also? IF you have, please forgive my ignorance.
Just another T/A fanatic. A new project in the works.

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Re: Racing Mustangs Book
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2020, 12:06:42 AM »
Steve,
Any chance you will print a Camaro Racing book version also? IF you have, please forgive my ignorance.

Yes, a Racing Camaros book is in the pipeline. Unfortunately Covid-19 has meant the publishers put the project on pause, until the world is less crazy. It should have been released this October, but I'm guessing it'll be sometime next year.

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Re: Racing Mustangs Book
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2020, 09:58:35 PM »
Very cool photo of the three Neptune Racing Team cars.

Can't wait for the Camaro book, Steve!
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Re: Racing Mustangs Book
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2020, 04:34:04 AM »
Steve Holmes - sorry for the delay.

My project was going to be a clone of the T/G car as it ran the last two races of the '70 season.  Like what John Cordts and David Hobbs drove.  Super accurate clone was the goal and I was heading there.

Then I stumbled on a 303.  Too far along to scrap all the T/G bodywork, but shifting to more of a Team Associates suspension setup.  Also the start of my stall.

Send me your e-mail and I’ll forward a write-up and glamour shots.  Happy to share with anyone.

I have been tremendously stalled.  I want to get back on the horse, but too damn tired every night to work on it.  Really embarrassed about the excuses…

Mike
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