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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"!!



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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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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« 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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Re: Intent of the 1st-Gen Trans-Am Camaro Forum
« 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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