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« Reply #180 on: July 19, 2012, 01:52:07 AM »

You might like this one as well. Same car at Daytona in February, 1968. Not allowed to run in the
Daytona 24-Hour race because it still did not pass tech inspection.

Love it. Any idea why it did not pass tech?
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« Reply #181 on: July 19, 2012, 10:23:35 PM »

I have misplaced my "Chevrolet = Racing?" book, which I think has some details on that. From memory, I think most of it had to do with aerodynamic trickery such as the mounting of the headlight doors and the heavily smoothed underside of the car. The SCCA tech people did not like what they saw.
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« Reply #182 on: July 20, 2012, 10:30:40 PM »

I seem to remember reading something about the windshield being slightly raked and the nose angled down more than stock. But those may have been tricks used on his Chevelle.
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« Reply #183 on: September 07, 2012, 09:15:17 AM »

Warren Fairbanks at the 1971 Donnybrook Trans Am.

From the Mike Jarchow collection.
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« Reply #184 on: September 10, 2012, 10:49:34 PM »

This photo is from Ontario Motor Speedway, October 20, 1970. Doug Hooper's McLaren and Bud Turner's Camaro (#42) in an SCCA National event. Bud Turner's '67 Camaro would be in the Riverside Trans-Am race just two weeks later. (Jon Mello Collection)
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« Reply #185 on: September 10, 2012, 11:16:44 PM »

Thanks for posting this photo, Jon.  



Though I don't have more on the entry for this race, given the wheels and skinned lower chassis on the McLaren, and that Doug Hooper is driving... I'd say this is the old Holywood Sport Cars McLaren.  Chassis# 20-09.

Thanks again, and sorry I don't have anything to add about the Bud Turner Camaro that is pictured.

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« Reply #186 on: September 11, 2012, 10:29:56 AM »

I thought that might be your McLaren, Chad, but I wasn't quite sure. I'll look to see if I have any more pics of it.

Below is the '69 Camaro of Carlos Iribe, also seen at the same Ontario event as the Bud Turner car above. It too ran at the '70 Riverside
Trans-Am a couple of weeks later. I'll have to check to be sure but I think Carlos' car was green. (Jon Mello Collection)
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« Reply #187 on: October 08, 2012, 04:47:15 PM »

Tom Lynch's white #74 Camaro at the '69 Riverside Trans-Am along with Parnelli Jones' #15 Mustang.
Partially visible is the #18 T/G Firebird driven by Milt Minter.

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« Reply #188 on: October 24, 2012, 11:14:24 PM »

This photo is one that was sent to me by David Tom and is from his personal collection. It will be used in his forthcoming Trans-Am book
which should come out in print sometime in 2013. Many thanks to David for letting me post it here in advance of his book. The photo is
from the June 1967 Mid-Ohio Trans-Am race. The blue & yellow Camaro is Mark Donohue's (but driven by George Follmer that weekend)
and the yellow & black one is Craig Fisher's. It is interesting to note on the Fisher car that the stock gas filler hole in the center of the rear
taillight panel has been completely smoothed over.
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« Reply #189 on: November 10, 2012, 07:51:15 PM »

Ralph Webb's Camaro getting ready to head to the track for the '68 Meadowdale Trans-Am.


Photo: Mike Jarchow Collection




This car was owned by Arnie Fick and sponsored by O A Fick Tool and Die Works in Chicago.  It is a 1967 Camaro that was a repo. Almost everything was stripped from it, including the grill, so a 1968 grill was installed.

Jon, I am having trouble with my scanner. Can you please post a couple more of the pictures I sent you of this car.  I know there is the rear shot in the driveway and an action shot from the 1968 Trans Am at Meadowdale with Ralph Webb driving.



does this car exist today?? who owns it?? thank you
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« Reply #190 on: November 11, 2012, 01:50:31 AM »

To the best of my knowledge, the car has not been located. The car was sold to Allen Hewitt who also raced it in Trans-Am but who it went to after that is unknown by me.
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« Reply #191 on: November 20, 2012, 05:12:17 PM »

Here's a photo of the Gagnon Spring sponsored Camaro as seen at St. Jovite in a support race for either the USAC Indy race in August, or the F1 Grand Prix in September 1968. Francois Favreau was the driver.


Photo by Howard Cohen
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« Reply #192 on: January 01, 2013, 12:51:50 PM »

Here are two photos sent to me by Mike Scott from Canada. They were taken by a friend of his named Adam Papp.


The Rick Stevens (ex-Mo Carter) Camaro, Mosport 1972.



The Rick Stevens - Robert Barg (ex-Mo Carter) Camaro, Mosport 1973.
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« Reply #193 on: January 01, 2013, 09:49:00 PM »

Thanks Mike, for supplying those photos.  The 72 photo appears to be taken at the Mo Carter unnoficial T/A Charity race (see other thread) and the 73 photo was taken at a 2 or 3 hr.Mosport club race enduro -
mechanical problems at both races. After much reasearching. Rick and I believe this car to be a rebodied Firebird shell built in the Carter shops and raced by Alfie in 71.  According to other info it is believed to
have been raced at the 71 Kent T/A race by Mo Carter.  This car was later sold to Leon Alain in late 74, who had previously raced his own 68 camaro in a few T/A races.  Leon only did a few club races before this
car was destroyed in a garage fire.

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« Reply #194 on: January 01, 2013, 10:30:49 PM »

oops, meant to say it was believed to have been raced by Mo Carter at the 70 Kent T/A race.

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