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« Reply #135 on: October 04, 2011, 01:45:18 PM »

Bruce, I do believe that was taken during an earlier practice session because during the actual race the flexible
air duct was mounted up high on the roof drip rail and in the photo just above, the duct is seen just below the
rear quarter window.

Here is a photo of Donohue's first '67 Camaro taken at the Marlboro Trans-Am in August '67. As probably
mentioned earlier, this was the first win for Camaro in the Trans-Am series.


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« Reply #136 on: October 05, 2011, 08:37:12 AM »

Craig Fisher seated in the first '68 Penske Camaro with Roger Penske talking to him and possibly crew member Tom Greatorex on the
passenger side. I'm not sure of the crew member at the back and neither is Craig when I asked him. It's possible it is a Goodyear tire guy.
This was taken at the February '68 Daytona 24-hour race. This must have been during a pre-race practice session due to the relaxed
demeanor of the people on the pit wall and also there's no garage door handle on the hood, which was there during the race.


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« Reply #137 on: October 05, 2011, 11:44:32 AM »

Bruce, I remember that races at Mid-Ohio were usually well attended.  The track has several small "knolls" that spectators usually congregated at. That was either a practise day or just not a good viewing area.

Mid-Ohio was a favoutite track of mine to go racing at.

When are you going to bring that car over and do some of the tracks that we raced at?  I will make sure to attend!

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« Reply #138 on: October 08, 2011, 12:58:28 AM »

1968-era photo showing the dash of Penske's Daytona 24hr Camaro, as seen above.


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« Reply #139 on: October 08, 2011, 03:25:33 PM »

Bruce, I remember that races at Mid-Ohio were usually well attended.  The track has several small "knolls" that spectators usually congregated at. That was either a practise day or just not a good viewing area.

Mid-Ohio was a favoutite track of mine to go racing at.

When are you going to bring that car over and do some of the tracks that we raced at?  I will make sure to attend!

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Damn straight you'll attend Robert, I'll need you in the pits. But a few fiscal matters need attending to. oh and I hope my car is eligible.

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« Reply #140 on: October 10, 2011, 03:16:28 PM »

Bob West's Camaro gets sideways in turn 11 at the 1969 Sears Point Trans-Am between the Camaros of Hugh Harn
and Gerry Gregory. Bob had sponsorship from Nor-Cal Auto in Burlingame, Calif for this race.
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« Reply #141 on: October 11, 2011, 10:19:55 PM »

Not a Trans-Am car but instead a Nascar GT machine, which I believe was built by Smokey Yunick.
Pete Hamilton was a very good Nascar driver pretty new on the scene at that time and Lloyd Ruby
was an outstanding driver who could race in any type of car and was always a threat to win.

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« Reply #142 on: October 16, 2011, 04:19:57 PM »

Photo shows Larry Drover owned '68 Camaro as prepared for the start of the '69 racing season.


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« Reply #143 on: October 23, 2011, 01:54:25 AM »

Photos of Donohue's Sunoco Camaro from early in the '69 season (vinyl roof still on).


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« Reply #144 on: November 29, 2011, 03:02:01 PM »

Big smiles from the two winners of the Marlboro 300 Trans-Am race on August 12, 1967. Mark Donohue is holding the cup/trophy and
Craig Fisher is looking directly at the camera. This was the first win for Penske and first win for any Camaro in the Trans-Am series.

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Mark Donohue, with his oldest son Michael in front of him, accepting accolades for a job well done. That's the chief starter Tex Hopkins
(with the cigar in his mouth) talking with Mark's wife Sue, while Craig Fisher (to Sue's left) listens in.

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« Reply #145 on: November 29, 2011, 09:21:03 PM »

Great Pictures Jon. Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #146 on: December 03, 2011, 04:37:02 PM »

You're welcome. Here a shot of the #15 Penske Camaro during a pit stop at Sebring (March '68).


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« Reply #147 on: December 03, 2011, 05:35:23 PM »

That is my all time favorite Camaro, followed by the 69 model, then Smokeys 68. Just can't get enough of these cars. I have 1:18 scale models of all three still in the boxes. One day I want to build a 68. Just curious why there are pictures of the 67 with 68 doors, or were those 67 doors with the vent windows removed.
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« Reply #148 on: December 04, 2011, 02:57:28 AM »

The car in the pit stop photo above is a true '67 but it has a '68 grill in it to help it look like the twin of the other Penske team car, which was a true '68 model.
The '68 Sebring race was the only race that year where Penske used this '67 Camaro. Hopefully that answered your question.
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« Reply #149 on: December 04, 2011, 04:35:22 PM »

The car in the pit stop photo above is a true '67 but it has a '68 grill in it to help it look like the twin of the other Penske team car, which was a true '68 model.
The '68 Sebring race was the only race that year where Penske used this '67 Camaro. Hopefully that answered your question.

Thanks Jon. I guess I should have asked if they ever ran the 67 with 68 doors or thge vents windows removed. Thought I saw  pictures of the 67 like that, or would have been the 68 with a 67 grill?
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