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« on: August 02, 2011, 11:27:18 AM »

Thanks CRG for the Trans Am forum- great photos, stories and history of these fantastic cars and their drivers- the efforts by Jon, Chad, Robert and everyone else is appreciated!

Anyone going to Monterey? I think there will be less rain than Sonoma Smiley.

I'll be camped at Rainey curve/corkscrew 8-18 thru 8-21 if anyone wants to meet for lunch, or have a soda pop and view the races from the bottom of the corkscrew etc.

http://www.mazdaraceway.com/press-release/motorsports-history-springs-life-august-19-21

Camaros are running Saturday August 20th at 4:25.

1:00pm   Rolex Race Group 3A (10 Laps) Jaguar Invitation Class
1:25pm   Rolex Race Group 1A (10 Laps) Pre 1940 Sports Racing and Touring Cars
1:45pm   Rolex Race Group 2A (10 Laps) 1955-1962 GT Cars
2:10pm   Rolex Race Group 6A (10 Laps) Ferrari GTO
2:35pm   Rolex Race Group 4A (10 Laps) 1973-1982 IMSA GT, GTX, AAGT Cars
3:10pm   Rolex Race Group 5A (10 Laps) 1960-1968 Sports Racing USRRC Cars
3:35pm   Rolex Race Group 7A (10 Laps) 1963-1966 GT Cars over 2500cc
4:00pm   Rolex Race Group 8A (10 Laps) 1964-1976 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars
4:25pm   Rolex Race Group 9A (10 Laps) 1966-1971 Trans-Am



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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 12:04:15 PM »

I'll be there, and please be sure to stop by our paddock spot.  We'll provide sodas or water, while you're away from your camping spot.

Let's hope that rain comment isn't a jinx.

-Chad

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011, 01:36:49 PM »

OK Chad...

Looking forward to some good weather and the smell of racegas...

Pardon my ignorance but which car is yours...don't recall you posting a picture?

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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011, 01:38:08 PM »

Very glad to hear you are enjoying the forum. I will be there on Saturday. Not sure about Friday
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011, 01:54:31 PM »

Hello Lane,

Here's a  pic of my car from the 2011 Sonoma Historics (Bill Wagenblatt photo). 

Looking forward to seeing you in Monterey.

-Chad
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011, 03:53:17 PM »

Ah OK Chad..a wing window delete model Smiley.

Here's a few from 2007. PM me your email if you would like the full size version...

Lane




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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 01:33:38 PM »

I'll be there as well...stop by Trans Am Alley and say Hi.
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2011, 05:03:51 PM »

Looking forward to it!

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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2011, 07:38:26 PM »

http://www.racingjunk.com/NASCAR-ARCA-ASA-HOOTERS/2290594/1967-MUSTANG-TRANS-AM-SCCA-GURNEY-ENGINE-.html
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2011, 12:31:58 PM »

Speed TV has posted 20 pix
 http://photos.speedtv.com/gallery/REUNION_1966-1971_TransAm_Cars/slideshow/The_Trans_Am_field_files_into_Turn_2./04QDbAq8TQghO
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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2011, 12:55:35 PM »

Results:
http://www.mazdaraceway.com/sites/main/files/file-attachments/saturday_results_0.pdf
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2011, 04:34:51 PM »

Here's a few pics I took over the weekend....

1) Morning session before the unfortunate incident for #77 Epsman
2) Leaders- #64 Chad
3) Leaders- #64 Chad
4) #67- John
5) Chad and his "Lead Crew Chief" that claimed the driver as his son Smiley - my son Alec got a lesson on bleeding JL8 calipers...I think Alec wondered what happens at the other end of his foot after hearing "up and down"...
6) Alec enjoyed the Mecum auction Friday afternoon and got to see his mug on the DVR when he got home..

I didn't see John with his car nor did I run into Jon in the crowd...

And finally a short video..and yes I will keep my day job Smiley.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQg2oH1KXg8

Hadn't thought about it much but Chad reminded me that these cars are doing about 120mph at start finish area (straights) and close to 130mph top speed..must be quite a ride...

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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2011, 06:12:16 PM »

Lane, thanks for posting the photos. I'm sorry we weren't able to meet up over the weekend. I had my middle brother and my kids with me
and we did not spend too much time in any one place. Never made it up to the corkscrew or the outside part of the track. I'm glad to see
you had an opportunity to meet Chad though. They sure had the Trans-Am cars packed in like jelly beans, which I don't think anybody liked.
I suppose that's the new reality of how things are going to be since they expanded the amount of race groups for the weekend. I saw that
they added speed readouts on top of the bridge on the main straight, which was pretty neat. Saw quite a few cars in the 120+ mph range.
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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2011, 08:05:07 PM »

What happened to the #77 car?
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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2011, 09:39:19 PM »

I never got an explanation but I saw damage to the #77 Challenger, #2 Javelin and #61 Boss Mustang.
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« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2011, 09:50:16 PM »

Smokey Yunick Camaro had a "slight issue" on the first lap of Saturday morning practice.



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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2011, 10:58:44 PM »

Lane, thanks for posting the photos. I'm sorry we weren't able to meet up over the weekend. I had my middle brother and my kids with me
and we did not spend too much time in any one place. Never made it up to the corkscrew or the outside part of the track. I'm glad to see
you had an opportunity to meet Chad though. They sure had the Trans-Am cars packed in like jelly beans, which I don't think anybody liked.
I suppose that's the new reality of how things are going to be since they expanded the amount of race groups for the weekend. I saw that
they added speed readouts on top of the bridge on the main straight, which was pretty neat. Saw quite a few cars in the 120+ mph range.

No worries Jon...wanted to hear more about your car....I saw a couple of people that looked like you however Wink
The speedo was neat and the large TV screen on top of the tower worked this year as well with live feed.
The first picture I took is from our camp at Rainey curve fwiw...

I saw the Yunick car go in..wondered what was wrong...looks like they were lucky from your photo..one of the Penske cars also went in with a lot of smoke...not sure if they ran later or not..

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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2011, 12:32:09 PM »

Thanks, Lane. The view from your camp site is a good one. By the way, pictures from the Historics have been posted now on the Historic Trans-Am website. Yes, I'm in a few of those pictures too.
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2011, 04:29:54 PM »

Good to meet you Jon...we had a lot of fun out there on the track!
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« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2011, 07:45:42 AM »

Very nice to meet you as well, John. It was a great weekend.
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« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2011, 03:13:34 AM »

Very nice to meet you as well, John. It was a great weekend.

Hi Jon, you meet all the nicest people at Vintage racing don't you!!! Great to have a catch up and a chat!!

And i must mention that the Raynal family made a us Kiwi's real most welcome, special thanks to them.

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« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2011, 10:17:03 AM »

Thanks for the kind words about the family, Dale.   I really appreciate it.

We had a great time with you, Craig and Scott, and we hope to meet up at future events here or there.

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« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2011, 08:35:41 AM »

Hi, Dale. Very definitely great to see you once again at the races. I won't make it to Coronado but hopefully will see you out there again next year!
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