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Jon Mello

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Re: Websites that might be of interest to us
« 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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Re: Websites that might be of interest to us
« 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

Kind regards to the board...

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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!

Robert

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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

Thanks...

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