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Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any?
« Reply #270 on: November 10, 2019, 05:59:43 PM »
Interesting pictures from 1968. I never knew a Shelby was used for a 'pace car' before. Thanks for posting!

No problem!  If you want to see other Shelby pace cars check out the following on this thread:

1) Reply #20 on page 2 (1969 GT500, Sears Point)
2) Reply #148 on page 10 (1967 GT350 or GT500, Kent)
3) Reply #194 on page 13 (1969 GT500, Bryar)

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Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any?
« Reply #271 on: December 13, 2019, 02:48:51 PM »
Here is great color picture of the 1972 Ford Mustang convertible that was used to pace the Trans Am race held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio on June 4, 1972.  It shows that the Mustang pace car was yellow.   I found it at tumblr.com.   Additional photos of the car can be seen in Reply #215 on page 15 and Reply #238 on page 16 of this thread.

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Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any?
« Reply #272 on: December 13, 2019, 05:47:15 PM »
Here is another picture of the 1972 Datsun 240Z that was used to pace the Schaefer Trans Am events held at Lime Rock Park, Lime Rock, Connecticut on May 6, 1972.  This picture shows in pacing the 2.5 challenge cars.  See additional color pictures of the car in Reply #179 on page 12 of this thread.

I found it at the Revs Institute Digital Library.  Click on the following to use the magnification tools: https://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/custom/single-image?id=592543&collection=p17257coll1

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Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any?
« Reply #273 on: December 13, 2019, 06:07:14 PM »
Recently posted photos at the Revs Digital Library have led me to finally figure out that a 1972 Buick Skylark convertible was used as the pace car for the 1972 Bryar 200 Trans Am event held at Bryar Motorsport Park in Loudon, New Hampshire on May 29, 1972.  You can see it pit lane as the race cars are about to get the green flag.

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Photo 1: https://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/custom/single-image?id=593417&collection=p17257coll1
Photo 2 is a cropped version of #1
Photo 3: https://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/custom/single-image?id=593126&collection=p17257coll1
Photo 4 is a cropped version of #3

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Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any?
« Reply #274 on: December 13, 2019, 06:20:42 PM »
The Revs Digital Library recently added a great photo of the 1969 Camaro RS/SS Z11 Indy Pace Car used as the pace car for the Trans Am race at Bridgehampton Race Circuit, Bridgehampton, New York on June 22, 1969.

Other pictures of the car can be seen in Reply #151 on page 11 and Reply #221 on page 15 of this thread. 

Click on the following for use of the magnification tools: https://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/custom/single-image?id=588413&collection=p17257coll1

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Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any?
« Reply #275 on: January 05, 2020, 03:52:50 PM »
I found an interesting Chevrolet training film (1971 models) that shows a tiny bit of color footage of the Trans Am race at Laguna Seca Raceway, in Monterey, California on April 19, 1970.  This footage confirms that the 1970 Corvette convertible used to pace the race was painted Daytona Yellow. 

The small snippet of the 1970 Laguna Seca Trans Am appears at 1:06:57 in the film.  You can see the #2 Leslie Chaparral Camaro and the Corvette pace car.  See it here: http://www.historicfilms.com/search/?q=laguna+seca&q=laguna+seca#p1t957i0o3988

Additional black and white pictures of this car can be seen in Reply #48 on page four of this thread as well as Reply #104 on page seven, Reply #219 on page fifteen and Reply #256 on page eighteen.

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Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any?
« Reply #276 on: January 07, 2020, 04:31:44 AM »
Scott, many thanks for your continuing efforts to document the various Trans-Am pace cars.
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Re: Trans Am racing pace car pics...are there any?
« Reply #277 on: January 10, 2020, 07:19:43 PM »
Does anyone know how many of the 602 1967 Z28ís went to the Trans Am teams and were never used on the street? How many documented 1967 Z28ís are still out there?
Barry     Old guy but still learning.....
Unrestored 67 barn find
67 SS 350 in process  ( in paint booth now)
Looking for 7N243673 to reunite V0320MO block and crank

 

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