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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #105 on: June 15, 2011, 06:23:07 PM »
The Penske Camaro on pit road prior to the start of the 1968 Daytona 24-hour race. This is the only year when the Daytona 24-hour was part of the Trans-Am schedule. Roger Penske is leaning in giving Mark last minute instructions while chief mechanic Roy Gane listens in.
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« Reply #106 on: June 17, 2011, 03:39:36 PM »
Two gold and black Camaros taking off at the start of the 1967 Sebring 4-hour Trans-Am race. The #22 is driven by Charlie Kolb of the Fred Baker Racing Team and the #4 is driven by Johnny Moore (entered by HRH Corp, Hugh Heishman's entry).
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« Reply #107 on: June 26, 2011, 03:38:26 AM »
I've posted these in the thread discussing GMP models but they should probably be here too.

The Penske Camaro at the August 12, 1967 Marlboro Trans-Am.

Photo by Andrew Keller

Penske Camaro interior at Marlboro.

Photo by Andrew Keller

Penske Camaro interior two weeks later at Continental Divide Raceway.


Penske Camaro at the August 6, 1967 Bryar Trans-Am showing location of battery in the trunk. Note
the rear spoiler is taller than a stock GM piece and 1/4" pinstripe is not seen on the spoiler itself. This
is the rear spoiler I talked about earlier that was used only at Bryar, Marlboro and Continental Divide.

Photo from Bryar Racing magazine
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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #108 on: June 26, 2011, 04:52:29 AM »
Mark Donohue broke an axle (twice) at the '67 Bryar Trans-Am and tore up all his new, thin-gauge sheetmetal.
Do you see that little dot on the rear spoiler, just outside of the rear stripe? That's a big slotted head screw
(painted body color). There were three of these, one in the middle and one each to the outside of the stripes
to hold down the front of the spoiler. Style points = zero.


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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #109 on: June 27, 2011, 04:13:18 PM »
Some photos courtesy of Tim Lopata. They are frames captured from a Trans-Am film he has.
These two are of Robert Barg's Z-28 Camaro during the '69 Trans-Am season.
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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #110 on: June 28, 2011, 03:14:05 AM »
This would be the 69 Mid-Ohio T/A.  Tim has a racing T/A film?

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« Reply #111 on: June 28, 2011, 03:49:48 PM »
He says they are clips from a movie called "Ford Flat Out". Maybe this is the one Dick Hoffman did the filming for at Riverside? Here are a few more from the same movie.
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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #112 on: June 29, 2011, 12:03:12 AM »
The car # at Mid Ohio was # 50.  Dick used # 48 at Riverside, his usual race #,  according to the photo with the camera on my "interview" thread. Also I don't see any camera on the car in Tim's photo.

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #113 on: June 29, 2011, 02:50:01 AM »
I didn't phrase that very well. I don't believe that he did the filming for the entire movie, just the part that was on the track at Riverside.
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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #114 on: June 29, 2011, 05:03:45 AM »
Maybe I didn't make it very clear either, but the car with #50 only ran at Mid Ohio, so somewhow it ended up in Ford film also.

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #115 on: June 29, 2011, 01:12:34 PM »
Thanks Jon Kurt got me back up again.

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #116 on: June 29, 2011, 01:14:08 PM »
Jon would know these camaros.

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #117 on: June 29, 2011, 01:17:06 PM »
I used to send my racing films to Old Cars Weekly to post for me but the person that dowloaded it to YOUTUBE doesn't work there anymore.

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #118 on: June 29, 2011, 01:46:05 PM »
The film is so quick images were hard to capture.

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #119 on: June 29, 2011, 07:11:16 PM »
Thanks, Tim. Even though blurry that one picture looks like Frank Search's '68 Camaro spinning in front of Dick Hoffman's '67 and Gerry Gregory's '69 at the '69 Riverside Trans-Am.

Here are a couple of photos of Mark Donohue's Camaro at the '67 Marlboro Trans-Am.



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