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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/


M.K.

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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