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« Reply #195 on: January 02, 2013, 03:48:45 PM »

Here's a photo of Mo Carter's '69 Camaro taken at the Mosport track in 1970.
This photo was taken by Adam Papp and sent to me by Mike Scott.

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« Reply #196 on: January 02, 2013, 08:52:17 PM »

Wow, after looking at the photos of both cars they sure look the same to me?

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« Reply #197 on: April 13, 2013, 01:17:32 AM »

This photo from the January 17, 1968 issue of National Speed Sport News shows the Penske team testing their leftover '67 in mid-January 1968. This is the car that
Donohue used for the West Coast T/A races in the fall of '67 (note this car still has the '67 paint job with the stripes on it). They did not end up running a 2-car team
at Daytona, opting to just use their new '68 car instead. That decision would not play out in their favor. (Jon Mello Collection)

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« Reply #198 on: April 19, 2013, 12:05:38 AM »

The dark green Alan Green sponsored '67 Z-28 driven by Skip Scott. Skip won the "big bore" race at Kent, WA on June 30, 1968.
This is the same car driven by Gary Gove and Jerry Grant during the '67 season.


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« Reply #199 on: May 16, 2013, 12:01:28 AM »

Pics of the Camaro driven by Curt Martin at the Sept 18-20, 1970 races at Ontario Motor Speedway, courtesy of John Ryals.
This car appears to be (visually) the same car that Bob West drove at the 1970 Laguna Seca Trans-Am, April 19, 1970.


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« Reply #200 on: May 16, 2013, 06:45:17 AM »

Interesting roof stripes.
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« Reply #201 on: May 16, 2013, 02:54:49 PM »

I like this Yellow 69.
Hood Tachometer.
SS Big Block Z/28
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« Reply #202 on: May 20, 2013, 10:14:31 PM »

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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« Reply #203 on: May 22, 2013, 12:20:48 AM »

Also from the 1970 Watkins Glen Trans-Am... #12 is Dick Young from Valley Stream, NY and was sponsored by McVeigh Chevrolet in Valley Stream, NY.

"I didn't have time to focus real good as old #12 was heading for us at 80 or 90 MPH, the only thing between us was a 4ft high woven wire fence and a fairly good embankment. I turned to run between nose in parked cars and my only thought was that #12 would come thru the fence, smash into the cars, and I would be squashed like an insect. Talking to some other fans after this, #12 stopped just short of the fence."


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« Reply #204 on: May 22, 2013, 02:15:17 AM »

This is the race that at least 3 of us got on the grid at the last minute only because several guys blew their engines in the morning warm-up session.  Our car
had been overheated in the Bryar paddock (dns) and owner Al had to cobble another engine together.  I missed the Mid-Ohio race because of the Bryar problem. Several guys
also had to go home on the trailer because they didn' qualify (limited grid by the promoter)


It rained for some time during this Glen race but I have no memory of this.  I think I drove the whole race on dry tires.   At one time I had a tape of this race but
can't find it - was done by the man who did several Nascar races also (the name escapes me).

The Glen was a high speed track and very challenging.

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« Reply #205 on: May 22, 2013, 09:25:04 AM »

gene, thanks for getting those great photos from the glen, to jon. canada was certainly well represented at this race !

   mike in canada
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« Reply #206 on: May 23, 2013, 09:44:22 AM »

The Watkins Glen grid sheet shown above has some errors in it. Robert Barg, Francois Guertin  and Warren Fairbanks were all in '67 Camaros, not '69s.  Dave Lawler and Paul Nichter were in '68 Camaros.
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« Reply #207 on: June 06, 2013, 11:22:57 PM »

Canadian racer Al Mason's Z/28 from fall 1968. (Jon Mello Collection)
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« Reply #208 on: June 07, 2013, 02:33:02 AM »

This photo is from the Canadian Touring Car Championship race that wknd. - won by Mo Carter, then Al Mason, Peter Schwartzott, Jean-Guy Roy, Doug Weaver, Francois Favreau, and myself in 7th.  All except
Weaver and Mason ran in some T/A races.  Weaver drove a camaro - might have come from Michigan and later became a well known Corvette racer?  Don't remember him racing a camaro any other time at Harewood or Mosport.

The CTC races were Canada's version of the T/A races.

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« Reply #209 on: June 07, 2013, 12:47:23 PM »

This photo is from the Canadian Touring Car Championship race that wknd. - won by Mo Carter, then Al Mason, Peter Schwartzott, Jean-Guy Roy, Doug Weaver, Francois Favreau, and myself in 7th.  All except
Weaver and Mason ran in some T/A races.  Weaver drove a camaro - might have come from Michigan and later became a well known Corvette racer?  Don't remember him racing a camaro any other time at Harewood or Mosport.

The CTC races were Canada's version of the T/A races.

Robert Barg


Robert, you may be thinking of Ron Weaver. He was from Michigan and drove an A Production Corvette during the era when the Owens Corning Corvettes were dominating.
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