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Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2015, 04:16:33 PM »
I have had the chance to speak with Chip Boatright and exchange few emails with Earl Hurlbut. He purchased the car from the first owner in 1971. It had been prepared to TA specs from new in 1967 but never finished. Earl finished the car in 1972 and raced it at Mosport, Canada, hence the leafs on the car. Then it raced at Lime Rock, Watkins Glen, Blackhawk, Mid-Ohio, Indianapolis, ...

Earl recalls he had been champion in 1976 (probably SCCA Regional ???) with the car. He thinks he still has some period pictures and will try to send them to me.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2015, 08:20:19 PM »
Wow, result! Thats fantastic Eric.

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Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2015, 03:26:39 AM »
Got Some Feedback From The Historical group Here in Canada, Can't Add Images ! So I'll Quote "There Is A Possibility This Is A Doug Duncan Built Car. His Logo Was "Red Leaf Racing" On A Red Maple Leaf Background And Was Known To Have Built Race Camaro's Other Than The Gorries/TG/Fisher/Penske Car. Note That I Wrote "Possible" Not Probable, Not Knowing For Sure....Cheers Craig "




Every Little Bit Of Info Helps !  Mike (group/7) in Canada
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Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2015, 08:36:12 AM »

Wow, thank you Mike.

How could we get further with the potential Doug Duncan connection ?

Earl Hurlbut bought the car in 1971 from Neil Kassel who lived in Syracuse, NY, obviously not so far from Canada. 

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Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2015, 10:12:30 AM »
Shame on me, I did not remember that there were few period pictures in the original logbooks !! I have just scanned them  :

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Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2015, 03:03:15 PM »
Hey isn't that Orange triangle a slow moving vehicle sign, as seen on farm equipment? ;)
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Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2015, 03:22:15 PM »
They are on all the Amish buggies around here.
Doug  '67 RS/SS 396 auto I know the car since new

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Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2015, 03:31:27 PM »
Hey isn't that Orange triangle a slow moving vehicle sign, as seen on farm equipment? ;)

Doesn't some racing groups require rookies or the slower class cars when multiple classes are running together, to run those alerts?  to alert faster drivers that this car might not be moving out of the way fast enough? or ??  :)
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Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2015, 04:29:05 PM »
I remember that if you were a new novice racer in Ontario, and maybe in other provinces, that you were required to display the triangle sign, to warn the senior drivers
that you were just a rookie.  You had to wear the triangle for the required 3 novice races before being eligible for a senior license.  Not sure if that is still the case.

So, do we know who the first owner was, who did not complete the car?

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Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2015, 05:00:07 PM »
Yes, the first owner was Harold Becicwith who purchased the car from a dealer in Rome, NY. He started to build the car into a Transam racer but never finished.
The second owner was Neil Kassel, Syracuse, NY who seemed to only briefly own the car to resale it to Earl Hurlbut in 1971 who finished the car and first raced it in Mosport in 1972.


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Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2015, 07:27:01 PM »
Hello Robert, I Wondered If You'd Chime In here, Since This Car has Also Been Brought Up On The CMHG Site.  These Two Questions Are Directed At Robert (1) Is doug Duncan, How Shall I Put It ? Active. (2) Is The Craig Who Responded To My Query On The CMHG Site, Craig F, Also A Former Trans-Am Driver From Canada.


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Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2015, 11:47:36 PM »
Mike, sent you a pm.

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Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2015, 07:51:18 AM »
The correct spelling of the first owners name is Harold "Hal" Beckwith.


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Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2015, 02:37:34 PM »
Earl Hurlbut just kindly sent me some period pictures he has found.
He confirmed : "The # 531 photos are from my first school and win at Mosport in Canada in the Spring of 1972.  Later that year, I began competing in the U.S. and affixed the Maple leaf décor to honor the Canadian experiences."

He doesn't recall any connection with Doug Duncan.

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Re: Wanted : pictures of my Camaro in 1972-1979 A Sedan Championship
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2015, 08:07:38 PM »
Very cool, Eric. Great to see more pics of the car from its early history and that's a nice treat be be able to talk directly with the guy who originally raced it.
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