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« Reply #225 on: August 22, 2013, 09:10:40 AM »

Here's a picture I saw at the 2013 Monterey Historics. It shows Mark Donohue riding as a passenger in a '62 Corvette.
I suspect this is for a parade lap of the drivers before the '69 Laguna Seca Trans-Am race.
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« Reply #226 on: August 22, 2013, 10:40:32 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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Jon I know you said this was a 67... however was it rebodied as a 68? No vent windows 68 grille and marker lights?
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« Reply #227 on: August 22, 2013, 09:02:48 PM »

James, it for sure is a '67 but they put '68 doors on it, a '68 grille and side marker lights to make it looks like the current year model for the '68 season.
It's been returned to a '67 look and is currently owned and raced by Tony Hart... http://www.historictransam.com/Drivers/TonyHart67Camaro7.html
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« Reply #228 on: August 24, 2013, 10:13:50 AM »

James, it for sure is a '67 but they put '68 doors on it, a '68 grille and side marker lights to make it looks like the current year model for the '68 season.
It's been returned to a '67 look and is currently owned and raced by Tony Hart... http://www.historictransam.com/Drivers/TonyHart67Camaro7.html

The recent photos I remembered had the vent windows and other 67 cues, I was hoping there was a missing 68 Alan Green car to be found. Sad
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« Reply #229 on: August 24, 2013, 10:31:32 AM »

James, it for sure is a '67 but they put '68 doors on it, a '68 grille and side marker lights to make it looks like the current year model for the '68 season.
It's been returned to a '67 look and is currently owned and raced by Tony Hart... http://www.historictransam.com/Drivers/TonyHart67Camaro7.html
The white painted car, with the bright rallye green stripes and accents is different, and striking!
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« Reply #230 on: August 24, 2013, 01:40:17 PM »

The original color of the car was Capri Cream (off-white) and the stripes were just green in the center with the pinstripes still in black. For some reason it was not returned to that original color scheme. Very late in the '67 season the car was painted dark green with white stripes. There was a second '67 Z-28 that had sponsorship from Alan Green but only for the '67 Sebring race. This was the white with black stripe car of Phil Seaborn. Phil painted the car orange with some black accent work later in '67. The whereabouts of that car are unknown. Ken Deckman also had a '67 Z that he bought from Alan Green Chevrolet and raced in Trans-Am but it was not an officially sponsored Alan Green car. That car is Marina Blue with white stripes and is currently owned by Bob Morton.
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« Reply #231 on: September 28, 2013, 11:00:43 AM »

Here's a shot of the Washburn Chevrolet sponsored '67 Z-28 at speed. Tony Settember was the driver and Bob Joehnck was the crew chief/team manager.
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« Reply #232 on: October 05, 2013, 01:50:57 PM »

jon, the above shot of the washburn car would that be '69 or '70 or later ? going by the hood. do you know if this was a trans-am race or a regional. just looking at A sedan on the door..

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« Reply #233 on: October 05, 2013, 03:44:26 PM »

Mike, the car always had the AS painted on the door whether it race Trans-Am or A/Sedan races.  This is the only photo that I have ever seen where this car was using the ZL2 hood. I think it may have been taken at the '69 Santa Barbara road races but don't know that for a fact.
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« Reply #234 on: November 18, 2013, 11:00:29 PM »

Here is a neat shot of a 1970 Penske Sunoco Javelin Trans Am race car from the 1970 Chicago Auto Show which took place between February 21st and March 1st 1970.  Does anyone know if this is the car that participated in the 24 hours of Daytona a few weeks earlier or is it is just a show car?  It doesn't seem to have the same wheels that were on it during the 24 hours of Daytona nor does it have the extra road lights across the bumper or the lights that illuminated the side numbers at night.  It also is displaying #6 instead of the #0 run at Daytona, but these are things that could have been altered after the race in order to make it perfect for the show and be more representative of the way the car would look in the months ahead during the Trans Am season.  If this isn't the Daytona car or just a show car, does anybody know if this particular car ran any Trans Am races?

I live in Chicago and go to the Auto Show every year and I have seen several manufacturers display cars that actually participated in the 24 hours of Daytona just a few weeks before, so I was interested in finding out the history behind this car.  Thanks for any info provided.

You can find the picture here: http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/history/1970/
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« Reply #235 on: November 20, 2013, 09:27:06 PM »

The show car doesn't have widened fenders either. The body looks stock. I'm sure that's just a show car.
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« Reply #236 on: November 29, 2013, 08:26:20 PM »

Here is a cool color photo taken by John Losee during the 1967 Daytona 24 hour Continental on February 4/5, 1967.  In it you can see the 1967 Penske Camaro of Mark Donohue sandwiched by a Ford GT40 and the Ferrari 365 P2/3 of David Piper just as they head off the main straight past pit-out.  See this picture and several others taken during the race here: http://www.thevrl.com/photo/albums/daytona-24-hours-1967-1?test-locale=&exposeKeys=&xg_pw=&xgsi=&id=1465153%3AAlbum%3A223088&groupId=&groupUrl=&xgi=&commentPage=&page=1

Sorry if this is a repost.  I don't recall seeing it before.
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« Reply #237 on: November 29, 2013, 10:25:22 PM »

I know that the 1970 Sebring 12 Hours wasn't a Trans Am race but I couldn't resist posting this cool picture of the #43 1969 Camaro of John Tremblay and Bill McDill in pit lane with the hood up.  It is part of the Dave Friedman Collection at The Henry Ford.  A larger and clearer version can be seen here: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=153393&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0

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« Reply #238 on: November 30, 2013, 01:05:31 AM »

Scott, Mark Donohue was actually driving one of the Ford GT MkIIs during the Daytona 24-Hour race so
Penske had George Wintersteen, Joe Welch and Bobby Brown signed up to drive the Camaro in that event.
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« Reply #239 on: December 02, 2013, 12:43:35 AM »

Here's a picture of Canadian Laurie Craig's black '67 RS Z-28. This was taken at the 6-25-67 Westwood, BC races.
Laurie entered this car in the Kent 300 Trans-Am race later that year. The current whereabouts of the car are not
known but I do have the VIN information so it can be verified if it ever does show up.

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