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Steve Holmes

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #285 on: January 31, 2016, 05:27:20 AM »
not Trans-Am racing, but any ideas on where this 70 & 1/2 Camaro is, looks like a dragstrip. I was thinking Australia, but the car looks to have New Jersey tags, and is left hand drive.
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Wow, thats a cool photo! Its taken in New Zealand. Its a Z28 owned by Kiwi racer Red Dawson. He bought the Camaro as a road car in 1971 on a trip to the US, and shipped it home and converted it for road racing. He had been hoping to buy a turn-key Trans-Am car, but none were available to his liking.

In New Zealand, many of the sedan drivers during this era also took their cars drag racing on the weekends they weren't doing the roundy-roundy stuff. Dawson came from a speedway background.

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #286 on: January 31, 2016, 05:51:47 AM »
Many thanks for that ID, Steve.

By the way, that's a blue & yellow California license plate, not one from New Jersey.
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