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Warren Agor
« on: October 30, 2014, 07:11:26 PM »
Very sad news - just learned that Warren passed Oct. 29 - only 72.

Spoke to him after many years at the 2013 Glen Sept. SVRA vintage races that featured the HTA group.

Warren was a top competitor in T/A, IMSA, and Can-AM - see   racingsportscars.com

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Re: Warren Agor
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 10:20:00 PM »
I guess it is fitting that we just found this picture of one of his Camaros at the 1971 SCCA Runoffs held at Road Atlanta.

R.I.P. Warren

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Re: Warren Agor
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2014, 02:26:58 AM »
See also  IMSAblog Warren Agor for his racing story

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Re: Warren Agor
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2014, 02:42:10 AM »
Sad news indeed, Robert. Thanks for letting us know. My condolences go out to his wife and family.
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Re: Warren Agor
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2014, 11:30:40 PM »
Some photos of the first, original Camaro, constructed by Agor Racing.

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Re: Warren Agor
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2014, 12:46:54 AM »
Robert,
   
          Better slow down a bit you Trans Am drivers are becoming an endangered species !!!

AL
(old Trans Am Mechanic) 

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Re: Warren Agor
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2014, 01:11:25 AM »
Some photos of the first, original Camaro, constructed by Agor Racing.

Those are two great shots of Warren and his earlier Camaro. Many thanks for posting them. If you've got any more we'd love to see them.
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Re: Warren Agor
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2014, 08:07:41 PM »
Thanks Jon.

I met Warren in the showroom at Hoselton Chevrolet sometime in 1968 after his stint with Penske racing. The car you see in the driveway was not a body in white, it was actually a showroom car right from the dealer. We completely stripped the car down to a unibody and subframe and constructed the racecar exactly to the same standards as Penske racing. I shudder to think about what the collectors would pay currently for the houndstooth interior, instrument cluster, smog equipment, in the remainder of the OEM equipment we sold off for pennies on the dollar. The team Warren put together, comprised basically of enthusiasts, turned out one amazing race car. That car was the 1st, and only, car constructed from the ground up by the team. Ultimately the car was totaled at Road Atlanta. The remains of the car were brought home, stripped of all usable components, and put out to pasture. At that point in time Hoselton Chevrolet was in the process of constructing a new service center behind the dealership. The body and subframe were placed on the construction area, covered with dirt and remains buried there to this day.

Cheers,
Bob


Attached is a photo of Warren and Ron Fournier at the Newtown Squre race shop.

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Re: Warren Agor
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2014, 01:47:18 AM »
Bob,

Terrific photo of Warren and Ron. Thank you! You've got some great photos in your collection.

Very intriguing info on Warren's orange '69 Camaro. I made an assumption that Brock Yates was driving Warren's old '69 at the 1971 Watkins Glen Trans-Am since the car was the same color, generally looked the same other than the car number, and was entered by Hoselton. If that's not the case, can you enlighten me (us) further? Would be great to get the facts right.
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Re: Warren Agor
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2015, 07:13:25 PM »
Bob, Robert and Ron,

An appreciated thread regarding Warren Agor, his passing and bits of his racing history. I first became associated with Warren and his racing team in 1973 and grew into a full volunteer crew member lasting through the 1977 season. My strongest involvement were with the Monza GT cars being a designer, fabricator,race crew member and photographer/videographer.

FYI, Warren will be inducted into the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Drivers Walk of Fame this coming Sept. 12, 2015. On Friday Sept-11 at the Corning Concourse and on Saturday at both the Watkins Glen Post Office and International Racing Research Center, the newly reconstructed  Agor 1977 Monza GT, after last September's crash,  will be on display along with a grouping of photo and memorabilia displays from Warren's entire career from the Penske Trans-Am Camaro time through the 1977 race season, as well as more recent SVRA vintage events. Family members and some team members will be attending. You're all welcome, if you're close enough to attend, etc.
I know it's really late to ask, but if any of you have any Warren Agor / Warren Agor Racing photos that you'd like to contribute (in digital form) to be possible included in the event display, as well as to be part of the digital documents archive DVD to be turned over to the International Racing Research Center n Watkins Glen, they'd be very much appreciated, even at this late date. Even after the event they would be appreciated and could be included in the archive of Warren Agor's racing career.
I'm coordinating all such documents and the display for the Agor family and currently involved team members.

I can easily be reached at bbrandle@hotmail.com

FYI, a few years ago I created with Warren, the Facebook site "Warren Agor Racing Team" in which there are already over 700 photos and some videos. What's still lacking are more photos from the early years.

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Re: Warren Agor
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2015, 01:33:45 PM »
Bob, thanks for your post and for letting us know about Warren's upcoming induction. I'll look through what I have to see if there might be an unpublished photo of Warren in the mix.
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