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« on: June 14, 2011, 05:35:35 PM »
I'm not on Facebook and have not seen the website however Tom McIntyre told me about this so I'm sharing it here for the benefit of those who are facebook users.
 
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/historictransamracing

Anyone know of other websites that might be of interest to the Historic Trans-Am enthusiast?

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 06:13:51 PM »
Greetings,

An elaborate collection of largely web-sourced photographs of the 1966-1972 SCCA Trans Am, and quite comprehensive.  Some images are out of order or miscaptioned, but real 'one stop shopping' utility for you needn't lose images across websites that closely compliment each other on a race-by-race basis.  See:

http://gwadagone.fotki.com/trans-am-racing1966/


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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 06:18:59 PM »
Greetings,

Another website, this a photo remembrance of the 1966-1972 SCCA Trans Am as maintained on the Autosport.com (UK) Nostalgia Forum messageboard.  See:

Trans Am racing and 2.5 Challenge memories, Historic Pictures and Stories Trans-Am over and under two liter cars:
http://forums.autosport.com/index.php?showtopic=121287


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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 06:24:16 PM »
Hello,

A thread of possible interest, this being a run up to the Mark Donohue celebration held at Road America on July, 2010.  Again found upon the Autosport.com Nostalgia Forum, many interesting observations, stories, and items of memorabilia are to be discovered.  See:

Mark Donohue celebration at Road America July, 2010
http://forums.autosport.com/index.php?showtopic=117562&hl=mark+donohue


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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 06:36:41 PM »
Hi,

A bit outside the topic window concerning first generation Camaros perhaps, but quite on topic concerning the 1966-1972 SCCA Trans Am focus of those so inclined.  

The Unexpected Pony Car Site - the finest Ford Mustang vintage SCCA Trans Am website out there, based in Germany - a huge resource.  Where it is the 'rival' enthusiasts come to know about discoveries concerning their scene.  See:

The Unexpected Pony Car Site:
http://www.ponysite.de/


The BOSS 302 Registry Trans Am Racing - stellar knowledge on display and on call concerning all things Trans Am Mustang.  Overlap concerning other makes, various factory and independent efforts - hence little to ignore.  See:

The BOSS 302 Trans Am Racing:
http://www.boss302.com/smf/index.php?board=8.0

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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2011, 07:03:13 PM »
Greetings,

An elaborate collection of largely web-sourced photographs of the 1966-1972 SCCA Trans Am, and quite comprehensive.  Some images are out of order or miscaptioned, but real 'one stop shopping' utility for you needn't lose images across websites that closely compliment each other on a race-by-race basis.  See:

http://gwadagone.fotki.com/trans-am-racing1966/


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Great, historic photos here.  Thanks for sharing M.K!

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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 07:08:16 PM »
Great recommendations, Mike. Thank you for posting them. Speaking of Mustangs, Walt Boeninger
has a nice website at http://www.shelbytransam.com/walt/ShelbyTA/index.htm . Some interesting
things there if you take the time to go through the various photos and links, and he's done a nice
job of documenting the history of his car.
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2011, 07:54:53 PM »
Greetings,

Another website, this a commercial photo image service.  Expect to wrestle with the interface, ignore 'O results returned', click on 'view Editorial images' to turn up results that are often atypical and surprising.  Deliberate application here will net a neat return on investment.  Type in teams, team owner names, drivers, venues, series identification, and mark off those search terms you've tried each in turn.  See:  

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&language=en-US&family=creative&assetType=image&p=mark+donohue#

...I typed in 'Mark Donohue' just to afford the casual visitor something up front.


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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2011, 08:19:53 PM »
Hello again,

A bit of a work in progress when this was posted, but a fine effort and splendid presentation.  The rudiments of a SCCA Trans Am Javelin webpage tied specifically into the 100 Trans Am replicas (mostly paint) that predated the Mark Donohue Javelin proper.  Sure to develop, hence not bad at all to bookmark.  See:

http://www.tajavelin.com/

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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2011, 04:09:37 PM »
Photos from last weekend's vintage race in Canada are up at historictransam.com  Looks like a lot of fun, wish I was there.
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2011, 04:26:11 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=819aVZwnt3o

Not a website but it does have clip of Dick Guldstrand tearing up his vette.Great film for you road racing guys.I have a DVD I made of a film I purchased of 1969 footage maybe 5 minutes of Trans Am racing.As soon as I find someone who can download it to youtube I'll post it.

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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2011, 03:37:25 PM »
Thanks, Tim. Always great to see more interesting racing footage get posted on youtube. I just received this info below from Tom McIntyre.


Sports Car Magazine (SCCA publication) from 1944-1970 has been digitized and is completely searchable through optical character recognition (OCR).

This was done under a licensing agreement with SCCA.

The website is www.sportscarscan.com if anyone is interested in this resource

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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2012, 02:24:02 PM »
A short Trans Am article on line, nice '70 St. Jovite photography cleanly reproduced.  See:

http://www.motorsportworld.tv/news/sports-and-gt-cars/alms-imsa-lites/9143/

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« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2012, 10:03:51 PM »
Greetings,

More inexplicable strangeness concerning what footage survives and can be found online.  Dan Gurney announces at a press conference signing with Chrysler to run a pair of Barracudas in the 1970 Trans Am - not Camaro material clearly, but odd enough that how could I not share?  See:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7PIhSLK4FE&feature=related

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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2012, 03:01:41 PM »
Blair Camp was some interesting stories of Mark Donohue and Trans-Am racing
on his fatefulflyer website.


Mark Donohue story

Riverside Raceway story

Hilton Racing story
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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2012, 04:02:08 PM »
Greetings,

An all time classic road test from the July 1968 issue of Car & Driver between an honest '68 Z/28 with all the dealer-installed SCCA Trans Am trimmings and the only '68 Tunnel Port 302 Mustang Ford could conjure equipped with any number of phantom parts and subassemblies riding along.  Sam Posey was called upon to afford a track test, whereas the article remains a favorite of mine from the period.  Why the link?  Here they include the entire slate of photographs taken during the shoot for the story versus the five or six published, hence about sixty images are included in total if I recall correctly.  Great fun this:

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparisons/archive/1968_tunnel_port_ford_mustang_vs._chevrolet_camaro_z_28-archived_comparison

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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2012, 04:44:07 PM »
Thanks for posting that, Mike. I always loved that particular article and it's neat to see some other photos from that weekend, even if some of them are flipped around the wrong way.
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« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2012, 03:38:18 PM »
See link to examine a new Warren Agor facebook site.:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Warren-Agor-Racing-Team/359921357401879

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« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2012, 02:24:16 PM »
Greetings,

Apparently the David Friedman Collection is now up and accessible to those who would frequent the Henry Ford (Museum)/Benson Ford Research Center.  The flickr account listed below will guide the way for those so-inclined.  A trio of '69 Craig Fisher ex T-G Firebird images taken at Laguna Seca '70 are seen on this teaser page, while surely there is much, much more to be examined. 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehenryford/sets/72157624687844365/with/4929629697/


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« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2012, 03:34:34 PM »
Thanks Mike for sharing all your research. This Flicker link looks like it will keep me busy for hours! The photos are spectacular!
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« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2012, 05:27:27 PM »
Greetings,

A variation on the very first post that make up this thread, this being a link to the photo file containing all images saved on the Facebook Historic SCCA Trans Am page. Materials accessed thus are in no particular order and stretch well into the 1990's, but odd things do appear and as is characteristic of the Internet, one can never tell when some surprising image will surface and where.  Perhaps a means to economy for skimming photo content alone for trying this:

Photos of Historic SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series Fan Group

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=o.109038482465812&type=1


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« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2012, 05:20:49 AM »
I just read that C & D road test with Posey driving those tricked out street cars - was pleased to note that my Q time in 71 at 1:06 with 3:73 gears wasn't all that bad.

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« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2012, 08:56:28 PM »
I just stumbled across a web site for the Speed Merchants that sells an interesting poster that includes the major 1970 Trans Am participants for $25 and several original color photographs from the 1970 and 1971 Trans Am seasons.  They also sell  other racing photos and items.  The Trans Am items are available here: http://www.autosportsltd.com/?s=trans+am&post_type=product 
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« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2012, 07:51:02 PM »
Greetings,

Some clean footage of the 1970 Mid-Ohio Trans Am event to sample if so-intrigued.  See:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kfK2Wj1WwE

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« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2013, 05:06:10 AM »
Here is a link to a thread on the Alfa Bulletin Board entitled, "Alfas in Trans Am."  It currently has 66 pages and has posts going back to 2005.  While this is a site geared to the under 2.0 class in general, and Alfas in particular, it still contains some great info and pictures.

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/picture-room/17978-alfas-trans-am.html 
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« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2013, 05:14:13 AM »
While looking through the above mentioned "Alfas in Trans Am" thread, I came across a link to a web site that has several black and white pictures of Trans Am and A/Sedan cars and races interspersed with other non Trans Am cars and races: http://gallery.ovr-scca.org/?Dir=%2FHistorical/Wheel+2+Wheel+Racing  This is the picture gallery for Ohio Valley Region of the SCCA, so there are a lot of pics of Mid-Ohio.  There are some great pics of 1st and 2nd Gen Camaro Trans Am race cars here, unfortunately there isn't any info on what the pictures are.  Color images of the 1968 Mid-Ohio Trans Am race appear on pages 21 and 22.  Has anyone seen these pics??

 
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« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2013, 03:04:07 PM »
This last link has a bunch of Trans Am stuff spread throughout the pages and in no particular order so you need to look closely.  Some 71' TA shots, Warren Tope, the Hoselton Hugger , Hall Camaro with the data transmission equip, etc.  Thanks for the link
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« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2013, 09:54:52 PM »
Greetings,

Most of us have stumbled upon the following website in passing without making much note of it.  Single photographs, some Ron Lathrup materials reposted, but some odd images too.  If you absolutely need color photo images of late '70 season T-G Firebird Trans Ams in Blue with lurid GREEN numerals, etc., there really isn't any place else to go to see such.  The links provided lead to the root directory as per year and event, whereas click further to review who or what was entered with or without accompanying photograph(s).  Thanks...

RacingSportsCars

http://www.racingsportscars.com/photo.html?page=10

http://www.racingsportscars.com/photo.html?page=11


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« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2013, 08:00:49 PM »
Greetings,

Much in the style of Getty Images, here is the Associated Press photo archive.  Expect to experiment with abandon to generate results of interest, but all the same, a resource to explore:

http://www.apimages.com/?gclid=CNWB3NOwk7UCFfBDMgodGEgAgg

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« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2013, 11:36:06 PM »
Here is a site that has bunch of racing program covers.

http://progcovers.com/motor/tracks.html

here is an example of the 1971 Donnybrooke Trans am program cover

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« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2013, 03:27:46 AM »
Here is a website that has a few pictures of the 1972 Trans Am race at Donnybrooke International Raceway taken by Jerry Winker: http://www.comicozzie.com/gallery2/main.php  Scroll all the way down to the bottom to find it.  If you are also interested in the Trans Am series after 1972, this website also has hundreds of pictures of Trans Am races at Brainerd and Road America from 1972 through 1989.  Enjoy!
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« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2013, 11:24:40 PM »
Greetings,


Something called AutoPuzzles.com - with a Kodachrome thread that really engages do believe me.  See:

http://www.autopuzzles.com/forum/index.php?topic=21791.0

...content scattered across periods, series, etc., but some Team Starfish Barracuda rain footage that hints at much is visible on the first page.


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« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2013, 03:57:40 AM »
Thanks for the link, Mike. Some really great photos there and I was surprised to see me in there as well (green arrow) as well as my parents and younger brother.
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« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2013, 04:15:28 AM »
Mike,

Thanks for posting that link. There are soooo many outstanding photos!!!

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« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2013, 11:41:28 AM »
Jon;
Chad had sent me that site and I was looking at it last night (long before seeing this post this morning) and I stop at the pic and said to myself (Jon had talked about teching that car at Road America ... I wonder if he is in that photo? LOL

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« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2013, 04:36:03 AM »
Wonder no more, Ron.  :D

Sure was fun at Road America back in those days, not that you didn't already know that...
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« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2013, 04:01:59 PM »
I'm glad I finally visited that link... :)    some fantastic photos and old racing scenes and cars....
I've also forwarded the link:     
    http://www.autopuzzles.com/forum/index.php?topic=21791.0
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« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2013, 10:14:35 PM »
I didn't see this mentioned yet but not too long ago I joined a pretty good T/A site, even though I'm not much of a Facebook fan myself, it was active enough so I joined.  It's called  Historic SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series Fan Group & Here's the link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/109038482465812/

I have recently become a fan of Google+ because it's a social network without all the ridiculous ads, redirections, difficult processes, etc. and it's integrated with most if not all Google services like Youtube, Chrome, Gmail, Talk, Translate, etc.  It's the second largest social network on the internet and I believe if FB wasn't so old and well established, Google+ would have buried it by now.  Anyway, I waited to see if anyone would open some type of community within G+ that would focus on Trans Am racing so it would get the audience and recognition it deserves but no such luck.  I waited and waited but as a Trans Am racing finatic, I just couldn't wait anymore so I started a community called Historic Trans Am Racing Enthusiasts over there.  

I just want to be respectful here and say right now that I have no intention of stealing attention or material, info or anything like that and if I use something, I will generally just guide people here with a link.  This community I started is not to steal anyone from anywhere but to rather just open up more awareness, conversation and sharing of info for T/A racing.  In fact I've listed sources on the main page and you guys are at the top.  If anything this will guide more people to your site/forum.  Anyway, please come and check it out.  

Having a Google+ account is as easy as opening a free gmail account. https://accounts.google.com/SignUp?service=mail .  I mainly would like you to look at it so you can tell me if I"m doing anything I shouldn't be that will affect you or other sites.  I'm not expecting participation.  I'm also totally willing to accept accountability from you guys or anyone else that thinks I'm doing something wrong that would affect others.

In order to check it out, just click the url below:

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« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2013, 05:15:14 AM »
I certainly don't have any problem with somebody starting their own website, forum or whatever which covers the topic of Trans-Am racing.
I wish you a lot of luck with it. I don't know that I will have much time to look at it. I have a lot going on. I would say that it is wise and
proper to give credit to those people whose work (photos, text, knowledge, etc) that you might be using. Always best to use as much of
your own stuff as possible and not take from elsewhere.
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« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2013, 06:09:18 AM »
...I would say that it is wise and proper to give credit to those people whose work (photos, text, knowledge, etc) that you might be using. Always best to use as much of your own stuff as possible and not take from elsewhere.

Absolutely...wouldn't have it any other way but I don't have much material other than what I've found from other sites like yours but this is where I will just link it or at least mention and give a link where it came from.  You guys have already helped me out sooo much and I wouldn't want to betray any trust that's why I'm letting you know about the site.  I've always been a "give credit where credit is due" kind of person and I intend on continuing that through the G+ site.

I also want to make sure everyone here understands that if I happen to ask something on this forum it's because I've done everything I can to find it myself but couldn't.  I "swear on my life" that it's not just to use it in the G+ community or anywhere else for that matter.

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« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2013, 02:18:01 PM »
Fair enough. Good luck with the website.
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« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2013, 11:06:41 PM »
Thanks for the link, Mike. Some really great photos there and I was surprised to see me in there as well (green arrow) as well as my parents and younger brother.

...how neat!  The photo collection was referenced by others on another messageboard visited, and if anything I was slow to post it here.  I so wish I could have experienced the road racing scene much earlier in life 'live' if you will, whereas there you are on a family outing no less - wonderful!  Thanks, and sorry so slow to respond...

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« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2013, 04:48:30 PM »
Greetings,

A website best negotiated with French language skills at the ready, with focus on St. Jovite, some BOSS 302 material, and modest focus upon a racer identified as Richard (Dick) Brown.  Some unexpected images, one a '69 backdated T/G Firebird wearing atypical ARE CP-200/Tran Am wheels and yet not the MIS Tunnel Port 303 paddock conversation piece.  See:

Autocourse.ca Flashback

http://www.autocourse.ca/flashback/flashback.html

...be certain to use the forward and return buttons on the bottom of each respective screen for more content may be accessed thus. 


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« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2013, 08:00:06 PM »
mike thanks for posting the link to that site. I had discovered it a while back, and meant to bring it up on the forum. under the link to dick brown #3 of the posts, are a couple of good shot of the gagnon spring, ex sunoco '67 camaro. is this the lightweight ? the shot of brown in the car shows the interior to good advantage. I found I had to drag it to my desktop to see it in a larger size, unlike the others which you just click on.  three of the shots from tremblant '68 are taken by me, and were posted on this site by the kind mr. mello !

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« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2013, 08:47:58 PM »
I also knew of this site and had asked Dick Brown if he could someday translate it to English for our benefit. He's going to give it a try as time allows. He's still a busy man so promises but hopefully someday we will see it.
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« Reply #46 on: April 13, 2013, 11:17:51 PM »
Anyone interested in seeing footage from the 1971 Trans Am season for under two liter cars should watch "Against All Odds," which is a 26 minute documentary on the Peter Brock owned Datsun BRE 1971 Trans Am U2 Championship season.  See it on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5XAP4pCRps     Great footage of Road America, Watkins Glen, Riverside, and Laguna Seca.

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« Reply #47 on: April 28, 2013, 08:55:24 PM »
Greetings,

Something slightly beyond the fringe, but likely of interest anyhow.  Film capturing the press roll out of the '72 Penske Matador, four-wheel disc brakes hidden beneath less than svelte panel work, with SCCA Trans Am-derived road race know-how applied to the feverish unknown in sum and in total.  Be on the lookout for terrible period dress and gruesome wind-swept hairstyles, although both Penske and Donohue acquit themselves well in this regard.  See:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuJ9FPLujVQ


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« Reply #48 on: May 09, 2013, 07:54:21 PM »
With kind thanks to Justin McCutcheon for bringing this to my attention,

Previously I'd posted a link to the David Friedman Collection maintained by the Benson Ford Research Center at The Henry Ford.  Then it had just been launched, with but a rudimentary taste afforded concerning just what might be sampled - presumably on-site or via correspondence with archivists on the scene.  The later is still very much possible of course, but I didn't monitor matters to fully understand and/or appreciate how much is now simply up and accessible for little effort made.  Now a very enviable and powerful resource - a very mature and web-friendly archive waiting for you to inspect in detail.  Do see:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehenryford/collections/72157628488413505/

Mike K.  

P.S. Afford them feedback consistent with correcting errors of classification and identification made to help sort matters out.  As this was written, the '69 Mission Bell 250 file was actually from '68.  Also say THANK YOU! 

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« Reply #49 on: May 10, 2013, 03:41:10 PM »
Thanks, Mike. Great to see that much more content has been added there.
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« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2013, 02:41:40 AM »
just noticed today, that the autocourse.ca site out of quebec has added a lot of new photos to the trans-am races that are covered.

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« Reply #51 on: October 01, 2013, 05:22:03 PM »
See link for a twenty-five minute in-car footage video of vintage Trans-Am topics at speed.:

http://www.sportscardigest.com/historic-trans-am-at-watkins-glen-video/?awt_l=J_YJV&awt_m=JIaJU9fIVes.C0

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« Reply #52 on: October 04, 2013, 03:35:53 PM »
This is an excellent video.  Best of all, there is no blaring backgrouond music - just the sound of those mighty small blocks. It also shows the elevation changes of the track nicely.

Interesting that the HTA group chose to run the long track.  We did not use that layout till 72 and the NASCAR inner loop before the chute was not there then.

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« Reply #53 on: October 04, 2013, 09:29:21 PM »
With kind thanks to Justin McCutcheon for bringing this to my attention,

Previously I'd posted a link to the David Friedman Collection maintained by the Benson Ford Research Center at The Henry Ford.  Then it had just been launched, with but a rudimentary taste afforded concerning just what might be sampled - presumably on-site or via correspondence with archivists on the scene.  The later is still very much possible of course, but I didn't monitor matters to fully understand and/or appreciate how much is now simply up and accessible for little effort made.  Now a very enviable and powerful resource - a very mature and web-friendly archive waiting for you to inspect in detail.  Do see:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehenryford/collections/72157628488413505/

Mike K. 

P.S. Afford them feedback consistent with correcting errors of classification and identification made to help sort matters out.  As this was written, the '69 Mission Bell 250 file was actually from '68.  Also say THANK YOU! 

Fantastic photos, I found a couple of my Kurtis 500S that I have never seen before from Riverside.  A good use of 2 hours...thank you!
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« Reply #54 on: April 25, 2014, 05:15:08 PM »
Given I'm searching for photo archives of interest, this would be the Pete Lyons website that contains about fifty images of interest.  See:

http://petelyons.photoshelter.com/gallery/Trans-Am-5-0-cars/G0000i_yvoIZNNlw/C0000wtshQuLzdyY

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« Reply #55 on: June 26, 2014, 08:52:31 PM »
Greetings,

Another period photographer offering his wares online - this time one Ken Coles.  Some very clear shots from Mid-Ohio '70 through '72, with more contemporary event images if you absolutely must.  Many independent entries seen here.  Worth your time to inspect then.  See:

http://www.colesracingphotos.com/Ken-Coles-Racing-Photos/Trans-Ams-1970-1972/10582759_mZjSrM#!i=735379425&k=8TWDcKR

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« Reply #56 on: June 28, 2014, 06:48:45 PM »
Thanks, Mike. For some reason, I thought the Ken Coles website had been posted previously, but apparently not. I do like that he has photos of many privateer cars that you don't often otherwise see.
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« Reply #57 on: July 22, 2014, 05:15:03 PM »
Greetings,

I was searching for a copy of Steve Smith's 30-odd page title The Trans Am and Corvette chassis: Design, theory, construction from 1975 and stumbled upon a complete scan of the same.  See:

http://www.74-77camaro.com/Articles/TransAm-chassis/TA-chassis.htm

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« Reply #58 on: July 23, 2014, 01:28:31 AM »
That was a terrific find Mike.
Your sharing is very much appreciated!

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« Reply #59 on: January 26, 2015, 08:00:04 PM »
Greetings,

Appealing more towards your desire to see most anything period SCCA Trans-Am related, a rather fascinating non-Chevrolet video and surely worth seeing.  This is a Super 8 video of what appears to be a Kar Kraft open house hosted in 1969 in nearby (hey - to me!) Brighton, MI.  The video is about 9 minutes in length, was posted by the Brighton, MI. Historical Society, whereas the range and quality of what was both brought out and passing through nevertheless seemed worth sharing here.  Try:  https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2461333023315

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« Reply #60 on: January 26, 2015, 08:11:05 PM »
Great post, Mike. I appreciate you going the extra mile with regard to tipping us off to books, videos, and websites that would be of interest to us. Thanks!
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« Reply #61 on: November 05, 2016, 02:13:47 PM »
Greetings,

Follow the link to visit the General Motors Heritage Collection - a company archive slowly developing in relation to resources and services availed.  At the time this message was posted little SCCA Trans Am material was noted, but who is to say what might be accessed tomorrow or via persistent application with presumably informed staff?  Something to explore at your leisure...

https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/index.html

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« Reply #62 on: November 05, 2016, 06:08:22 PM »
Thank you, Mike.  Always appreciated.
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« Reply #63 on: February 12, 2017, 08:24:45 PM »
Greetings,

Consider reviewing this Tony DeLorenzo-penned remembrance of the '70 OCF SCCA Trans Am effort as posted upon autoextremist.com.  Good stuff!

http://www.autoextremist.com/fumes1/

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« Reply #64 on: February 13, 2017, 07:09:18 PM »
This is excellent reading of "behind the scenes".

I remember that when I purchased the first Dick Hoffman 70 camaro in early 80, it also had those
special GM front spindles  Dick was a GM engineer at the Milford proving grounds who also managed
to get a pair of them

Sadly, those spindles vanished while the car was in storage after the crash rebuild necessary after
the 80 T/A race at Laguna.  Friends of mine did the work on the car and they were not used
again for some reason.  After the engine blew during the F Atlantic support race at Westwood in 81,
the car was parked for some time with a bunch of parts and somehow the spindles vanished.

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« Reply #65 on: December 03, 2018, 04:43:56 PM »
Greetings,

Hot Rod Magazine recently availed us a collection of about 125 images in color from the '69 and '70 Trans Am season off of their website.  The effort is multi-make if you will, some you'll have seen before, although a fair number will strike the reviewer as new.  Surely stuff to choose a new screensaver picture from if nothing else.  See:

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/throwback-thursday-100-never-seen-photos-trans-ams-golden-days/?fbclid=IwAR2PP7e_3crr9cLmfbzKvfPFV8UKcvCCsjoHSEIXpsnxjJKMD2hx3xSGkao

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« Reply #66 on: December 03, 2018, 05:58:39 PM »
Some interesting cars there, wonder where they are now. The rear engine Mustang looked like a bad idea. I feel dirty from watching it, think I will take a shower.
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« Reply #67 on: December 03, 2018, 06:02:20 PM »
Some interesting cars there, wonder where they are now. The rear engine Mustang looked like a bad idea. I feel dirty from watching it, think I will take a shower.



That was called the 'LID' Mustang. LID stands for Low Investment Driveline. And yes, it was ill handling. Apparently one did survive the crusher.
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« Reply #68 on: December 03, 2018, 06:28:42 PM »
OMG Thanks for the heads up-

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« Reply #69 on: December 05, 2018, 07:00:20 PM »
Boys,
Here is another T/A site some of you may find interesting:

http://puppyknuckles.com/vintage-iron-historic-trans-am-cars-road-racing-lime-rock/

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« Reply #70 on: December 05, 2018, 10:05:26 PM »
Great photos at that site!
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« Reply #71 on: December 06, 2018, 01:03:44 AM »
Jon,
Any idea what became of the #69 Roy Woods Camaro from Encino, Ca.? Reason I ask Im from Encino.
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« Reply #73 on: January 08, 2019, 08:23:11 AM »
Greetings,

Follow to link to soak in a funny recital of the season that was for those behind the Owens/Corning Fiberglas 1970 Trans Am Camaro effort.  Perhaps I've only afforded a workable link to something that wasn't strictly accessible for what I'd posted further up this thread?  It will be for you to find out!  Second generation Camaro Trans Am stuff, although you'll be forgiven if you stray just this once.  See then:  http://www.autoextremist.com/fumes1/2018/8/20/the-glory-days-part-v-the-owenscorning-trans-am-adventure.html?fbclid=IwAR3eFJpLeGkd4uCSLRvmJoKLhObo3FD48cSZBbs_guNMpXt3QGXJNAyMHn0

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« Reply #74 on: January 10, 2019, 03:26:45 PM »
Thanks for posting that, Mike.  Your contributions are always appreciated.
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« Reply #75 on: January 10, 2019, 03:33:16 PM »
Besides the wonderful Revs Institute Digital Photo Library ( https://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/ ), we now have another large photographic resource available.  This one is the digitization of the old Petersen Publishing Archives and what a huge and valuable resource that is.  It will be an ongoing effort but there is a large amount of photos online now with lots more coming.  Most of it is 1968 and later at this point in time.  There is a search window at the link below. If you type in, for example, Mission Bell 250, you will see some awesome photos from the classic Riverside Trans-Am races.  Be prepared to spend countless hours looking through what is there.

https://archive.petersen.org/pages/home.php
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« Reply #76 on: January 10, 2019, 05:47:19 PM »
Have you ever had any success with a "Request resource" for a Hi Res version from them (Peterson)?

that 68RS Z engine shot has a lot of great details to offer.

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« Reply #77 on: January 11, 2019, 01:11:27 AM »
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« Reply #78 on: January 11, 2019, 01:16:57 AM »
I also sent a request for the other engine shot. Let's see what happens.
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« Reply #79 on: January 12, 2019, 03:52:03 PM »
Have you ever had any success with a "Request resource" for a Hi Res version from them (Peterson)?

that 68RS Z engine shot has a lot of great details to offer.

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I have not yet purchased any photo from the Petersen Archives via the website.  A couple of years ago I bought quite a few photos from the archives via Thomas Voehringer at TEN: The Enthusiast Network.  They were 6.5"x10" or 10"x10" prints (depending on layout) in hi-res on photo paper and mailed to my house.  I was very pleased.
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« Reply #80 on: January 12, 2019, 04:06:00 PM »
Good Feedback, I will order the 68RS Z engine bay photo

(HINT I see the alt bracket mounted to the back side -vs- assy manual diagram config)

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« Reply #81 on: January 30, 2019, 05:10:54 AM »
Greetings,

Some things learned for using the new Petersen Publishing/SEMA archives to share. For conducting a 'shotgun' search for simply typing in '1970 SCCA', I discovered some period Trans Am races are classified under 'Trans Am', while others are classified under 'Trans American'. What this means is that if you search for material using 'Trans Am 1970' you'll come up the Road America images but miss the substantial sweep of Laguna Seca as well as Riverside material otherwise accessible for use of this valued online archive. Type in 'Trans American 1970', and you'll likely miss the Road America race meet photos. 

Oh - for checking, it seems only the 1970 season is so effected for no other results are generated for typing in 'Trans American' and turning up content from other years.  All the same, be certain to try 'Trans American' as it would be a pity to miss was is availed thus.

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« Reply #82 on: January 31, 2019, 04:22:36 AM »
Good tip, Mike.  Thanks for posting it.
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« Reply #83 on: January 31, 2019, 07:07:18 PM »
I found that it is best to search by using the name of the track because there are so many photos that are mislabeled.  I found hundreds of pictures of Trans Am races that are labeled NASCAR, NHRA, INDYCAR, etc. etc.  It might take longer but you will be able to see all the pictures that are labeled from a particular track.  This is also not fool proof because sometimes the tracks are misidentified. 
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« Reply #84 on: February 01, 2019, 01:59:22 AM »
Thanks, Scott.  I noticed many misidentified photos also.  For example, when I did a search for "1968 Riverside Trans" it also included some photos that are from Bonneville and the Santa Barbara Airport road races.  After that, I decided to click on the category named 1960s.  Even though it came up with over 900 pages I went through them all, but not in one night.
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« Reply #85 on: February 01, 2019, 04:53:46 AM »
Even though it came up with over 900 pages I went through them all, but not in one night.
LOL Yes Jon, let us please not lose you to the internet. We want you to come back at some point.  ;D
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« Reply #86 on: March 04, 2019, 03:56:29 PM »
Greetings,

This would be another online photo resource to know about, it being the Motorsport Archive.  For first use you'll be underwhelmed for the sheer weight of contemporary images filtering back, although for further application and tuning better period images (a few anyways!) can be accessed thus.  Something to know about then.  See: 

https://www.motorsportimages.com/corporate/archive/

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« Reply #87 on: March 18, 2019, 01:42:15 AM »
Greetings,

This would be a Super 8 film taken by Peg and Ralph Gilman at the '70 Lime Rock, Bryar as well as Watkins Glen Trans-Am events.   Edited then given I was in some infathomable rush to post such!  I didn't recall seeing the footage before, hence I'm thinking it might be new to those visiting here.  Certainly the print is clear and crisp, while more often than not the image is steady and well-focused besides.  Do consider examining the following then to witness much you'd otherwise only read about or seen in stills:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P3Fn6rnN9M

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« Reply #88 on: March 18, 2019, 02:51:04 AM »
Cool color footage of Lime Rock, Bryar and Watkins Glen.  Thanks for posting the link.
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« Reply #89 on: March 18, 2019, 07:03:38 AM »
...oh, and another discovery and apparently just uploaded.  Super 8 footage of the hard fought '68 Meadowdale Trans-Am contest as posted by Greg Doerr.  Accessible via:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltof03Knlm0

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« Reply #90 on: March 19, 2019, 05:01:06 AM »
...oh, and another discovery and apparently just uploaded.  Super 8 footage of the hard fought '68 Meadowdale Trans-Am contest as posted by Greg Doerr.  Accessible via:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltof03Knlm0

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Oh Wow! Great footage! At 0:39 you can see one of the 1967 Camaro Cherokee show cars and it has Rally Wheels on it!  I wonder if racer Augie Pabst owned it at this point or was it still being used by GM.
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« Reply #91 on: August 04, 2019, 01:48:55 AM »
Greetings,

Not huge content accessible thus, but something to consider for punching in a succession of simply one-word search terms.  This would be the Free Library of Philadelphia which maintains an online automotive reference collection.  The press kit b&w '70 Chaparral Camaro high three-quarter image is found readily enough, and perhaps other things might be found as well.  See:

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/digital/collection/home/page/1/id/automobile-reference/q/camaro

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« Reply #92 on: August 07, 2019, 04:09:49 AM »
Thank you Mike. There are never enough resources for chasing after these pictures of the past. Love it!
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« Reply #93 on: August 14, 2019, 02:30:54 AM »
Greetings yet again...

Another online digital image archive that might have slipped beneath the radar.  This would be the Indiana University at Indianapolis Sport Car Club of America Collection.  Cataloging is spotty to nonexistent, results are thin, but as time passes the resource may mature into more.  Perhaps consider: 

http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/collections/SCCA

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« Reply #94 on: August 14, 2019, 11:13:18 PM »
Greetings,

A period television commercial to share this.  Done with lightly redecorated production cars with some quaint added effects, this would be a Schaefer Beer commercial from 1970 with cooperation from Autodynamics Corp.  The Lime Rock event was known for long as the Schaefer Trans Am, hence perhaps the venue where the commercial was produced is likewise Lime Rock?  A press kit photograph exists out there confirming involvement of the team, while some livery adds made to a street Challenger T/A enhance and/or muddle the illusion.  Finally, it's rather difficult imagining that the pitch line for the product being sold would be used so confidently today; i.e. "Schaefer Beer - for the more than one beer man...".  Exercising great restraint - I won't go there!  Ponder a view via:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K43n2wrsj-4&fbclid=IwAR0-9kxXkCUlDOgdcTx-QufXWFGvrlOy9lmxuAuv5qQLyndO1Mfg4wDwUPM

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« Reply #95 on: August 15, 2019, 12:46:02 AM »
Guaranteed best way to get kicked out of an SCCA paddock, and maybe banned for life, crack open a beer in the hot pit.

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« Reply #96 on: August 21, 2019, 02:33:19 AM »
Greetings,

More of a Ford thing as his life relates to the SCCA T/A series, but still of interest given images will pop up in other period Trans-Am features found here and there.  On January 5, 2011 Fran (Francisco) Hernadez passed away, while photos from a collection he maintained could be found scattered online and in-print for modest application in the wake of this news.  What I didn't know is that his sons Randy and Rick posted a photo collection as a memorial as legacy to him soon after his death, and that one might examine the collected images all in a go right to the present.  If intrigued, do consider visiting:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Fran-Francisco-Hernandez-157884174258948/photos/?tab=albums

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« Reply #97 on: August 21, 2019, 03:12:55 AM »
Good post, Mike.  Thanks for the link.
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« Reply #98 on: September 12, 2019, 02:25:11 AM »
Greetings,

Clues as to coverage literally further afield, click on the link to review an article penned and afforded archival photographs by Dave Friedman for the British publication Motor Sport, this dating from their December 2004 issue.  Further down the page will be found a series of four or five story links to period reportage from the same title hinting at the value to be had for adding issues to any period Trans-Am themed collection.  Not a terrible use of time in total.  See then:

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/december-2004/86/halcyondaze

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« Reply #99 on: September 16, 2019, 01:22:23 AM »
Greetings,

Rather than searching for scattered scans, it seems one can visit the FIA direct to download homologation papers via PDF without much trouble.  Do notice that the files commonly reflect successive updates tendered by manufacturers so-represented across months and years, while contrast that which you find to evolving Trans-Am and/or Group 2 regulations as necessary.  Another good tool to have then...

See:

https://historicdb.fia.com/

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« Reply #100 on: September 22, 2019, 04:27:55 PM »
Strange, I can not find the 1968 302 FIA papers? When  search I can find a 1968 Camaro 396 version.

ANy ideas?

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« Reply #101 on: September 24, 2019, 02:31:18 AM »
The FIA papers can be found in this link...

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=7896.0
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« Reply #102 on: September 24, 2019, 04:57:43 AM »
Thank you John.
Great link.

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« Reply #103 on: September 24, 2019, 12:33:40 PM »
You're welcome, Jim.
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« Reply #104 on: November 14, 2019, 12:58:02 AM »
Greetings,

Sort of a referral this, a person named Michael Eisenberg has uploaded a comprehensive range of prerestoration and restoration in-progress pictures of the '71 Penske Donohue Trans-Am Javelin onto the Facebook Historic Pro Series SCCA Trans-Am Fan Group page.  It's an amazingly comprehensive sweep of all aspects of the car, wearing as it does the Jocko Maggiacomo livery it was last run in.  As time passes, one might still find said content for limiting a search closely tied to when this message and alert was posted.  Also, if all else fails, contact me for I downloaded all I may consistent with feeding my scale projects and research that informs such.  As I pen this, three specific posts have been uploaded by him containing multiple photos each.  Thanks...

See then if one has a FB account, and perhaps restrict your search to turn up Michael's specific postings:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HistoricTransAmRacing/

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« Reply #105 on: November 14, 2019, 01:29:02 AM »
Further greetings and salutations...

Just hunting around with the vague goal of establishing if Roger Penske's first wife was spelled either 'Lisa' or 'Lissa' (it was the latter do know), I came across an old profile of him found within the pages of Sports Illustrated that was a bit more detailed than expected.  If one was doing a biographical work, review and inclusion of such would be essential. 

Consistent with getting into Roger's head and understanding the clockwork mechanism operating within that skull, said article from 1963 teamed with the 1968 Leon Mandel-penned article found within the pages of Car & Driver titled 'Penske: The Very Model of a Modern Major General' and accessible here on the CRG are well worth reading.  The totality of his career would likely overwhelm this writer, although I do enjoy early treatments consistent with better appreciating who he is and how he thinks.  Others might be like-inclined, hence my post.

Although predating his latter role as team owner active across multiple series, the peculiar intensity of focus and atypical habits of framing the challenges specific to motorsports unquestionably comes across strongly.  I believe it would be mistake to skip reading such if one wishes to understand 'The Captain' and the critical orbit Mark Donohue (and others) existed within.  Peruse then 'What Makes Roger Race':

https://www.si.com/vault/1963/03/25/606271/what-makes-roger-race

...while if you haven't read the L. Mandel-penned C & D article in recent times, follow the internal link to reinforce and expand upon impressions made via:

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9350.msg67013#msg67013

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« Reply #106 on: November 15, 2019, 01:31:11 AM »
Very interesting and enlightening read, Mike.  Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #107 on: November 15, 2019, 07:09:35 AM »
Michael has restored and vintage-raced many old Trans- Am cars - see Maeco Motorsports.
Haven't seen him lately so don't know what he is doing now.

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« Reply #108 on: November 22, 2019, 04:09:22 PM »
Greetings,

As time and the generations pass, the ranks of those involved during the series heyday continues to thin.  I regret to report that John Martin has passed, best known here for his involvement with the Ronnie Kaplan/Javelin Racing Team effort from it's inception until late in the '69 season.  See the link:

https://racer.com/2019/11/21/indycar-veteran-john-martin-dies-at-age-80/

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« Reply #109 on: November 29, 2019, 05:51:55 AM »
Sorry to hear of John's passing and my condolences to his wife.  He was a skilled racer.  Thanks for posting this, Mike.
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« Reply #110 on: November 29, 2019, 02:03:53 PM »
Michael has restored and vintage-raced many old Trans- Am cars - see Maeco Motorsports.
Haven't seen him lately so don't know what he is doing now.

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« Reply #111 on: December 30, 2019, 07:42:42 AM »
Hello again,

News is that Horst Kwech has passed.  Shelby Racing Co. team driver '68-'69, Alfa Romeo standard bearer, guiding force behind the DeKon Monzas among other activities and accomplishments.  The ranks of the original participants continues to thin...

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« Reply #112 on: December 30, 2019, 02:45:19 PM »
Sad news, Mike.  Thanks for sharing.  Horst was another great driver and will be missed.
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« Reply #113 on: February 03, 2020, 05:35:53 AM »
Greetings,

Follow the link to view a period Super 8 film containing footage from the '68 Lime Rock as well as Bryar Trans-Am events.  Uploaded by Chris Gilman.  Although a bit headache inducing for running quickly in terms of frames per second, it's terrific...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZz2AJ_mpRA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2KTdgUICqIqWUTIMSbkGCYeufS7-Z-gPXc1QedGGrv4MH3iHO3SNmP2zE

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« Reply #114 on: February 03, 2020, 02:06:09 PM »
Greetings,

Follow the link to view a period Super 8 film containing footage from the '68 Lime Rock as well as Bryar Trans-Am events.  Uploaded by Chris Gilman.  Although a bit headache inducing for running quickly in terms of frames per second, it's terrific...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZz2AJ_mpRA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2KTdgUICqIqWUTIMSbkGCYeufS7-Z-gPXc1QedGGrv4MH3iHO3SNmP2zE

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Yes, nice footage. Too bad the frame transfer is not correct. Should be @ 18fps, not 24.
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« Reply #115 on: April 18, 2020, 08:08:09 PM »
Greetings,

A rather unexpected and long documentary treatment of the '70 Trans-Am Series, with much Watkins-Glen content.  Wholly unknown to me.  Certainly examine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21Rc8AhuBSY&fbclid=IwAR1rNDLlAcPKYy2ifeDGX2wDAfYKpuNXEvCo0h2P0iuZjR_P5Ec1B5wb5zo&app=desktop

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« Reply #116 on: April 21, 2020, 01:08:06 PM »
Great video for understanding a little more about the 1970 Trans-Am series...  Thanks for posting!~
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« Reply #117 on: July 26, 2020, 03:25:10 PM »
Greetings,

This was a 30 minute VHS program found on YouTube which contains a snippet of what I take to be the 1968 Penske Trans-Am Camaro documentary 'Four Hands on the Wheel', the material from such which may be viewed between 7:02 and 10:33.  Until the full documentary surfaces, scraps found here or there will have to suffice.  Consider then:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdjmDpRXQ6Q

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« Reply #118 on: July 26, 2020, 04:58:01 PM »
My friend Manny @ Carfilms.com will most likely have the original film negatives (of the racing footage) for these two segments. IF he does, it will be high quality HD transfers.
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« Reply #119 on: July 27, 2020, 12:20:32 AM »
Greetings,

I didn't bother to mention the 1969 Donnybrooke Trans-Am content given I thought it was known.  Attached is a YT link to a stretch of the same likely in excess of the total content sampled within the Carfilms.com product line, this or the older VHS The History of the Trans-Am Series 1966-1992 produced by J.B. Heimann Productions.  The J.B. Heimann history of the series was rereleased on DVD some time back and is easy enough to find (if not everyone has it).  Anyhow, consider reviewing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdKWMq0GKT4

A while ago I posted a link to the same on a FB Historic Trans-Am group page and raised ire of someone who apparently had a hand in the production of such, although I wish he would have afforded information consistent with securing a licensed full-length copy given I and others would surely like a copy.  I deleted my post, although perhaps I should have pursued details consistent with firming up who was responsible for capturing the footage and producing what was seen?  Perhaps in time this information will be found or will surface.  Thanks...

P.S. For a time it's my understanding that copies of Four Hands on the Wheel were sold Autobooks and Aerobooks in Burbank, CA.  The fortunate few gathered copies thus, while rare screenings (likely utilizing examples of the actual film) are mentioned online, typically tied to themed lectures.  Beyond this the trail grows cold.  M.K.

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« Reply #120 on: July 27, 2020, 01:02:08 AM »
Greetings,

I didn't bother to mention the 1969 Donnybrooke Trans-Am content given I thought it was known.  Attached is a YT link to a stretch of the same likely in excess of the total content sampled within the Carfilms.com product line, this or the older VHS The History of the Trans-Am Series 1966-1992 produced by J.B. Heimann Productions.  The J.B. Heimann history of the series was rereleased on DVD some time back and is easy enough to find (if not everyone has it).  Anyhow, consider reviewing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdKWMq0GKT4

A while ago I posted a link to the same on a FB Historic Trans-Am group page and raised ire of someone who apparently had a hand in the production of such, although I wish he would have afforded information consistent with securing a licensed full-length copy given I and others would surely like a copy.  I deleted my post, although perhaps I should have pursued details consistent with firming up who was responsible for capturing the footage and producing what was seen?  Perhaps in time this information will be found or will surface.  Thanks...

P.S. For a time it's my understanding that copies of Four Hands on the Wheel were sold Autobooks and Aerobooks in Burbank, CA.  The fortunate few gathered copies thus, while rare screenings (likely utilizing examples of the actual film) are mentioned online, typically tied to themed lectures.  Beyond this the trail grows cold.  M.K.

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Mike,
Your link to the '69 Donnybrooke T/A video is the 'better' version from a 3/4 U-Matic copy from the late 80s-early 1990s. This source tape was from a producer I once worked for who acquired it from an unnamed source I cannot say here. It then made the rounds via VHS bootleg copies. I'm quite sure this was the reason you encountered such a fuss over at the Trans-Am Historical Group. Fast forward to the early 2000s and my friend Manny purchased one of the original film negatives to this footage. He now owns the copyright to his own HD transfer.
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« Reply #121 on: July 31, 2020, 03:23:02 AM »
I love this video.  What a great time everyone was having.   And there was racing going on!
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« Reply #122 on: December 22, 2020, 12:37:54 AM »
Greetings,

Something of likely interest, follow the link to examine a multi-part biography complete w/period photos outlining the life and influence of one Bill Howell.  Yunick, Penske Racing as well as Chaparral Camaro effort technical insights are to be gleaned, while the photos seem unique too.  Do consider exploring...

https://howellefi.com/bill-howell-history-part-1/

P.S.  If trouble is encountered accessing other parts of the tale, try to click on the posting date near the top of the body of the installment before scanning down to possibly reveal recycled additional link options such as 'Part 2' or 'Part 3'.  Apparently the reportage stretches across at least seven parts.  Good luck!

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« Reply #123 on: December 22, 2020, 08:06:40 PM »
Fantastic reading Mike, thanks for posting it! What a career Bill had.

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« Reply #124 on: December 24, 2020, 07:58:15 PM »
Thanks for posting that, Mike.
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« Reply #125 on: January 09, 2021, 10:47:17 PM »
Greetings,

Very recently uploaded (at the time this was written), seen would be early laps from the '70 Road America Trans-Am race presumably captured on Super 8 mm film.  Short, but neat to view...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXKQy-5Euvk&fbclid=IwAR01NSDDyOmbuEFuWahR5a8TAGKRmeA5kA9m3yi-3dB9pRn0dh12pxyMDDY

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« Reply #126 on: January 09, 2021, 11:39:15 PM »
Nice! Yep, good 'ol Super 8mm shot @ 18FPS.
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« Reply #127 on: January 10, 2021, 09:05:41 PM »
Thanks for sharing the race.  I was surprised at the large number of Gen 1 Camaros vs the other brands.

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« Reply #128 on: January 11, 2021, 02:26:11 AM »
Thanks for sharing Mike, really nice footage!

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« Reply #129 on: February 26, 2021, 11:59:08 PM »
Greetings,

A scattering of '68-'69 Lime Rock Trans-Am images are accessible via the link, while of particular interest are '69 event images that depict some of the replacement drivers employed given that the front line regulars were otherwise occupied at the 1969 Indianapolis 500.  A hitherto unseen (for me anyways) image of Bob Johnson features, as do images of Swede Savage and Canadian John Cannon behind the wheel of the Bud Moore Engineering BOSS 302's.  Sam Posey, trying to settle into an uncomfortable Holman & Moody NASCAR seat fitted to his Shelby Racing Co. prepared BOSS 302 is also spied, the eventual race winner that year. 

https://www.barcboys.com/lime-rock-6869-ta

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« Reply #130 on: September 29, 2022, 02:00:14 AM »
Greetings,

Never imagining I'd actually find a copy to view, nevertheless here would be 'Four Hands on the Wheel' via YouTube hidden in plain sight.  Chris Economaki narrates the famously elusive documentary far from everyone has seen...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g9wjwcLuyo

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« Reply #131 on: September 29, 2022, 04:48:23 AM »
Great footage and Chris's commentary is legendary!

 

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