Author Topic: Seattle Int. Raceway: 1969 Camaro RS/SS Z11 Conv. Pace Car for Trans Am 1969  (Read 1162 times)

SMKZ28

  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2827
    • View Profile
A 1969 Camaro RS/SS Z11 convertible was used as the pace car for the 3rd Annual Kent 300 Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Trans-American event held at Seattle International Raceway in Kent, Washington on Sunday, September 7, 1969.  This was the 10th round of the championship and Ronnie Bucknum won the event in his 1969 Camaro Z28 fielded by Roger Penske.

Notice that the lettering on the door has been altered to display the information for this particular event.  I believe that underneath the "OFFICIAL PACE CAR" in orange lettering it states "3rd Annual Trans-Am Kent" and "September 7, 1969".

I found this fantastic color image of the pre-race grid at the Vintage Trans Am race cars V-8 - 1966-1973 Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1567567723489728/photos/
Scott
I don't have a 1st Gen but I have 1971 Z28 RS 4-spd, 1997 Z28 Z4C 6-spd, 2000 SS Convertible, 2010 RS 6-spd

SMKZ28

  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2827
    • View Profile
While I'm not 100% sure, the car was probably supplied by the high performance Seattle area dealer, Alan Green Chevrolet.  They had an advertisement inside the souvenir event program and Alan Green was the president of the track.  Alan Green Chevrolet was also involved in many forms of racing, including the Trans-Am.  I believe they went out of business in 1970.

photos courtesy of Jon Mello
Scott
I don't have a 1st Gen but I have 1971 Z28 RS 4-spd, 1997 Z28 Z4C 6-spd, 2000 SS Convertible, 2010 RS 6-spd

SMKZ28

  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2827
    • View Profile
Cover of souvenir event program

worthpoint
Scott
I don't have a 1st Gen but I have 1971 Z28 RS 4-spd, 1997 Z28 Z4C 6-spd, 2000 SS Convertible, 2010 RS 6-spd

group/7

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 375
    • View Profile
Scott, thanks for posting, great detailed research and info as always from you !

Bit of thread drift here  ;)

As you said Alan Green was involved in many forms of racing, Camaros in Trans-Am, Cheetahs, I love those cars, and a Bill Thomas

 fastback Chevy Nova in drag racing.

Here's a ad from Alan Green announcing distributorship for the Cheetah, probably from around 1964. I might have found that ad

 on this forum ?  posted by Jon.

Mike

169INDY

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1804
    • View Profile
I am very grateful you posted this.

Hint, My Auburn Wa. (Bothell Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc.) 1969 Z11 has been on this track a few times performing with other specialty-spectator cars during the "Parade" Laps (In between racing) in connection with the Historic's event in July each year.

Thank you for finding this.

JIM
Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

SMKZ28

  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2827
    • View Profile
Scott, thanks for posting, great detailed research and info as always from you !

Bit of thread drift here  ;)

As you said Alan Green was involved in many forms of racing, Camaros in Trans-Am, Cheetahs, I love those cars, and a Bill Thomas

 fastback Chevy Nova in drag racing.

Here's a ad from Alan Green announcing distributorship for the Cheetah, probably from around 1964. I might have found that ad

 on this forum ?  posted by Jon.

Mike

That's a cool ad Mike.  Love the Cheetah.  Thanks for posting.
Scott
I don't have a 1st Gen but I have 1971 Z28 RS 4-spd, 1997 Z28 Z4C 6-spd, 2000 SS Convertible, 2010 RS 6-spd

SMKZ28

  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2827
    • View Profile
I am very grateful you posted this.

Hint, My Auburn Wa. (Bothell Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc.) 1969 Z11 has been on this track a few times performing with other specialty-spectator cars during the "Parade" Laps (In between racing) in connection with the Historic's event in July each year.

Thank you for finding this.

JIM

Your welcome Jim.  That is cool that you were able to drive your ZL1 on the track.  I've had the privilege of driving my 1971 Z28 RS 4-speed manual and my 1997 Z28 Z4C 6-speed manual at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.  It's a neat perspective.
Scott
I don't have a 1st Gen but I have 1971 Z28 RS 4-spd, 1997 Z28 Z4C 6-spd, 2000 SS Convertible, 2010 RS 6-spd

 

anything