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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #285 on: February 14, 2016, 05:47:25 AM »
Thanks, Mike. 1970 is the last year Steve raced the car before selling it.
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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #286 on: May 22, 2016, 03:47:13 AM »

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #287 on: May 22, 2016, 03:48:49 AM »

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #289 on: July 20, 2016, 12:13:56 AM »
Tony Morris, who past away last week, raced this Camaro at Westwood, British Columbia, Canada. big boots in the back ! !

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #290 on: July 20, 2016, 03:15:10 AM »
I was sorry to hear of Tony's passing. My condolences to his family. The Camaro photo would seem to be from 1973 or later with the wheels being that wide.
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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #291 on: August 16, 2016, 01:21:31 AM »

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #292 on: August 16, 2016, 04:39:34 PM »
These 2 cars are the 67 ex Mo Carter camaro, which I then drove, and the Paul (Dave) Lawler 68 camaro.
Paul joined the Al Richards team starting in 70 for only that season. Not sure if the ramp truck was Al's, or
borrowed from his stock car friends.

This pic is at Mosport, maybe a club race, or a Canadian Touring Car Championship race in 70. Don't know the
exact date.

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #293 on: October 16, 2016, 03:45:19 AM »
It is believed that the #3 Owens-Corning Camaro formerly driven by Tony DeLorenzo went to David "Tuck" Thomas for the 1971 season. Here is a picture of the car taken in 1971 at the Donnybrooke race track in Minnesota.


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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #294 on: October 16, 2016, 03:54:44 AM »
The Tuck Thomas Camaro changed to a red & yellow color scheme for 1972, it is believed.  Here is the car going up the main straight at Road America.


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Here's a clearer shot showing the revised livery. Trans-Am cars had to have the bumpers installed so this photo may have been taken prior to an A/Sedan race.

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #295 on: October 17, 2016, 11:14:03 AM »
Here we have some very nice photos courtesy of Gene Fisher who took these at the 1970 Watkins Glen Trans-Am.
Many thanks to Gene for sharing these with us.

Jerry Thompson's Owens-Corning Camaro lined up on the false grid.

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Cars on the false grid for morning warm up. Dean Gregson's #28, Larry Drover's #11 and Warren Tope's #70 the most apparent of the bunch.

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A different angle.

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The pace lap with Jones and Donohue on the front row. This shot is taken at "the Chute" which is at the far end of the course.

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First lap, Jones leads Donohue.

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Second lap, Jones is putting some distance on his competitors.

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Here's Vic Elford setting up Dean Gregson for the pass.

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Elford and Sam Posey prepare to go by the Camaros of Craig Fisher and Vince Gimondo.

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Warren Agor's Camaro engine is smoking.

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The Camaros of Dick Brown and Jerry Thompson.

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Watkins Glen 1970 grid


Jon, I've really enjoyed looking at the pictures and information so a huge thanks for keeping this going and everyone that has assisted. This is quite a collection so again thanks to everyone involved.
Two questions: One of the cars has Laurel Racing written on the deck lid area. Do you know where they hailed from? Mark Donahue's son Michael, did he ever follow in any type of car endeavors?
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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #296 on: October 18, 2016, 01:26:11 AM »
here is an ad for the Laurel Racing '68 Camaro, tha Jon posted way back on Nov. 1st 2012 in the '69 Trans Am review thread. looks like they were from Indiana.

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« Reply #297 on: October 18, 2016, 02:28:13 AM »
Jon, I've really enjoyed looking at the pictures and information so a huge thanks for keeping this going and everyone that has assisted. This is quite a collection so again thanks to everyone involved.
Two questions: One of the cars has Laurel Racing written on the deck lid area. Do you know where they hailed from? Mark Donahue's son Michael, did he ever follow in any type of car endeavors?

You're welcome, Chick. I'm glad that you have enjoyed what has been posted here.

As Mike pointed out, the Laurel Racing team was from South Bend, Indiana.

Mark Donohue's son Michael did not follow in his dad's racing footsteps but his other son David has done so and is a very talented and competitive driver.
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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #298 on: October 18, 2016, 02:44:12 AM »
Jon, question, when did Bill Howell get involved with Laurel racing ? did he not work for Penske & Jim Hall ?

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #299 on: October 18, 2016, 03:02:16 AM »
Myself, Dick Young, and Francois Guertin only got to start the race because 3 guys blew their engines in the late morning warm-up.
and we were added to the grid  I think I was the 2nd alternate.  Only 30 cars qualified and the promoter could add 3 more.  I remember
that one racer had loaded up and gone home before this happened who could have started

The engine in our 67 had been overheated in the paddock at the Bryar race previously, so Al had to fix it or build another one. 
I had qualified at Bryar but was dns.

The Glen was high speed and you needed some big HP. During that 70 race it rained for some time in the middle of the race,
but I managed without rain tires

At one time I had a racing tape of that race, produced by someone who did many races in those days, but I can't think
of his name right now.  My tape has been lost.

Robert

 

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