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Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« on: March 02, 2011, 03:25:00 AM »
The intent and purpose of this forum is to educate the 1st-gen Camaro enthusiast about the road racing history of their favorite car and the people involved with racing them back when these cars were new or only a few years old. Many special parts were made specifically for the early Camaro to make it not only competitive with its rival ponycars, but a winner. Here, we have a lot of respect for our competition because they helped make our car better than it may have otherwise been. This forum is meant for discussion of 1st-generation '67-'69 Camaros not only from a historical perspective, but also is open to discussion of their involvement in Historic Trans-Am racing, as seen on the www.historictransam.com website. We also hope to feature interviews and profiles of the people who originally owned, drove and/or engineered these special pieces of racing history. The intent is to grow this forum and topic of discussion to the extent to which it so richly deserves to be done.
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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 03:26:56 AM »
Great job Jon!  I love the vintage photos.

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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 04:12:27 AM »
Great job Jon. You put together some fantastic pictures and interviews.

Now, if only I could find that 68 Riverside "Mod Mod Race" poster!! It is "right on"!!


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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2011, 05:34:54 AM »
Congratulations Jon,

A fantastic idea and site.  I can't wait to get stuck in to some serious F body talk.

Regards,
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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011, 07:04:00 AM »
Well done Jon!  I just signed up! and hello to Bruce "down under".

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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2011, 07:52:03 AM »
Well done Jon!  I just signed up! and hello to Bruce "down under".

Robert Barg


Hello Robert, nice to see you here.  I will give Craig Phillips a nudge and get him involved, or would you like to do that ?

Now we can talk about the real race cars,  without the interuptions of open wheelers.

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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011, 07:23:02 PM »
Way to go Jon,

This site will help the hobby greatly, especially the 'racers'
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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2011, 07:50:50 PM »
Great job Jon. You put together some fantastic pictures and interviews.

Now, if only I could find that 68 Riverside "Mod Mod Race" poster!! It is "right on"!!



Don't forget the RIVERSIDE RACEWAY MUSEUM "LEGENDS and FILM FESTIVAL" the end of this month, March 25-27. Parnelli Jones is the Featured Guest. See http://www.legendsofriverside.com/ for information. They will also have tributes to Parnelli's Trans Am days

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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2011, 12:01:34 AM »
I love all things Trans-Am related.  Great that you guys put this together!
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2011, 01:00:07 AM »
Just spent a weekend with a bunch of Camaro buddies and were talking about the TA cars and Chad's car and then I get an email from Chad about this.  Great addition to the CRG site!
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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2011, 01:56:47 AM »
Great information and pictues Jon. A job both well done and needed. Thank you for taking the initiative that all of us can enjoy.
Love those vintage pictures.
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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2011, 08:01:33 AM »
Watch out, you guys now have a FORD guy logged into you TA forum!! LOL. But hey, if its Trans Am we don't care what the make and model it is, rite??

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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2011, 04:56:01 PM »
Thanks to all of you for the compliments. I'm happy to see this start out well and yes, I'm even happy to welcome the Ford, Mopar and AMC guys. ;)

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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2011, 05:33:44 AM »
GREAT work Jon. Bring on all those ORIGINAL pictures from back in the day 8)
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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2011, 05:42:24 PM »
very nice Jon,sorry for the late post but have been busy over here.I am sure we will all enjoy this fourm especially me LOL.Ron.
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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2011, 05:46:06 PM »
Watch out, you guys now have a FORD guy logged into you TA forum!! LOL. But hey, if its Trans Am we don't care what the make and model it is, rite??


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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2011, 03:46:33 PM »
Thanks for setting up this forum section.
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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2011, 07:44:00 PM »
I agree! Your Trans-Am Camaros section is an incredible read. The narratives, interviews, and vintage photo's are truly an asset to CRG. Thanks for the hard work Jon!

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« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2011, 09:17:36 PM »
I agree! Your Trans-Am Camaros section is an incredible read. The narratives, interviews, and vintage photo's are truly an asset to CRG. Thanks for the hard work Jon!
I couldn't agree with Marty more, but it is an asset not just for the CRG, but to all of the car community!!! Jon Mello is doing wonders for our vintage history.
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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2011, 03:43:41 AM »
The CRG website is the premier website for factual information and history on the 1st-gen Camaros. With few exceptions, all efforts have been focused on the stock, as-built production line cars. This new Trans-Am section is meant to provide facts and information authentic to the era in which these 1st-gen Camaros were built and campaigned on road race tracks (up through the year 1972, after which the T-A rules changed). I have been very fortunate so far to have had a lot of help from others who have provided a treasure trove of old photographs. These historic photographs have been a huge benefit to us all and I am very appreciative for the positive feedback that I have received regarding this project. Thanks to all of you.

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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2012, 12:43:03 PM »
I didn't see an official new guy intro segment.  I am more partial to the AMC racers in this series but I do appreciate and photograph all racers from the era and series. Hello!

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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2012, 01:41:10 PM »
Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining us.

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« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2012, 06:36:13 PM »
Hi Jon.. well... i finally made it to joining the forum  :) .. looks like all the info from the last 10-15 years is on here!!.. if only this forum had been around when we started we could have saved ourselves a few hours!! LOL .. still.. great to see it.. now all i need to do is find time to visit all the pages and spot the bits you haven't added.. yet!!!
... ps.. outstanding effort..
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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2012, 07:36:52 PM »
Many thanks, Jeff! You and I have done a lot of research over the years. It's about time you signed up.  :)

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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2014, 04:53:39 AM »
Never really had the chance to see anything in regards to the trans am races. All that I have read is very interesting and always gets my undivided attention. Drag racing was fun but this kind of racing is way better. It's a shame there isn't much of that going on theses days. I use to watch the IROC races when I got a chance but that isn't the same is it?
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