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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #150 on: February 26, 2012, 06:32:29 AM »
Start of the 1970 Laguna Seca Trans-Am. Corvette pace car seen on pit lane.
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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #151 on: February 29, 2012, 05:12:10 AM »
Mo Carter's red & white '68 Camaro taken during the '69 season, courtesy of Ken Ulrich. Thank you, Ken!

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #152 on: February 29, 2012, 05:23:45 AM »
Ken, did you get to know any of the Mo Carter crew?  I'm trying to contact a Ken Ball who also looked after Mo's Firestone tire operation.  Thanks.

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #153 on: February 29, 2012, 05:37:29 PM »
The Camaro of Larry Wilcox, as seen at the Green Valley Polar Prix in early 1969. Larry ran this car in one Trans-Am race in May 1968
[The War Bonnet 250 in New Mannford, OK] and ran in A/Sedan the rest of the time. I'm wondering if anybody knows what happened
to this car after Wilcox sold it. It would be nice to know if it got back in Trans-Am under a different driver/owner.

Photo courtesy of Jerry Melton


I'm going to make an assumption that WEB Enterprises was owned by Larry Wilcox. If someone knows different, let me know.


1969 for sale ad in Competition Press & Autoweek.
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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #154 on: March 01, 2012, 07:38:39 PM »
No Robert not really, but I do remember JT talking to Moe whenever we saw them at a track.
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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #155 on: March 02, 2012, 07:31:46 PM »
1972 Bryar Trans-Am. The '68 Camaro of John Putnam going by in a blur. This car is currently owned by Dave Doyal.

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #156 on: March 06, 2012, 02:14:43 AM »
WEB sold a Camaro Chassis Preparation  and Clearances and Specifications for 302 cu.in. v-8 Chevrolet Engines in the early 70's,they were based in Grand Paririe, Texas. The chassis manual covered subframe and body prep,roll cage install,front and rear suspension,spring and sway bar rates,shocks and bump stops, and brakes just to name a few. also included was G.M. part # for steering componets,springs,sway bars,brakes, etc, it was very well put together and undoubly straight from Chevrolet.I think I have seen this mentioned on other Camaro websites. Has anyone else seen this info?

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #157 on: March 06, 2012, 03:42:02 AM »
The Camaro Chassis Preparation sheets are already posted on our forum here:  http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=7863.0

There's also some more info here: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=8578.0

I have the "Clearance and Specifications for 302..." sheets you mention but have not gotten around to copying and posting them yet.
I'll see if I can set aside some time to do that.
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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #158 on: March 28, 2012, 06:12:58 PM »

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"These two photographs were taken in the Trois-Rivières race weekend in September of 1970......I ran in both the Quebec Regional Championship that year and the Canadian Touring Car Championship races, back to back on Sunday.
 
The first shot is in the Quebec race (25 laps), open for sedans and sports cars (explaining the Cobra on the front row in second position) which I won from the Cobra and Derek Johnson flag to flag from pole (Todco car qualified third on the outside front row).
 
The second shot was taken after my second win.
 
The second race was the Canadian Touring Car race (40 laps) and we were joined this time by Moe Carter in his ex-Chaparal Camaro who had qualified second and .... after having again qualified on pole beat them all flag to flag and .......... and by a country mile might I add  .
 
You could say I was just flying that day as  the car was extremely well set up by our very competent mechanics ,  and that shorts city circuits being favourites of mine, I won Three Rivers 5 years/times in different cars, all sedans of course..."


The "Export A" Camaro was an ex-Titus car which Dick Brown's team got in 1969 (Orange Firebird) from TG Racing after Jerry damaged their Firebird in practice in St-Jovite in 1969.
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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #159 on: March 31, 2012, 05:02:04 AM »
Lloyd Ruby in the Gene White Firestone/Jim Rathmann Chevrolet sponsored Camaro is locked in a heated battle
with Parnelli Jones' Bud Moore Mustang. This is at the Citrus 250, a Nascar GT race at Daytona in February '69.
This was the debut of the Boss 302 Mustang in any kind of officially sanctioned race. Neither car finished.

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #160 on: May 01, 2012, 07:10:34 PM »
Here's a photo of the Warren Fairbanks Z-28 at Road America in 1971.

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #161 on: May 27, 2012, 04:05:28 PM »
Smokey Yunick's Camaro at Riverside, September '67.

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #162 on: May 29, 2012, 06:31:03 AM »
What a great picture
Mike 1969 Grandma Camaro

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #163 on: June 04, 2012, 06:17:03 PM »
Another shot of the Peter Wiseman car, this time at the '71 Michigan Trans-Am.

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Re: Original T/A racing photographs, late 60's & early 70's
« Reply #164 on: June 05, 2012, 04:36:53 AM »
Thanks to Robert for all the new photo additions!

Great stuff from a true enthusiast, both "back in the day," and today.

-Chad