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« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2012, 10:17:07 PM »

That's the Campbell spl.  California vehicle featured in SCG...took a bad tumble at Santa Barbara ... then it showed in Michigan .. got names someplace around here ... more pix in Waterford
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« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2012, 10:24:46 PM »

Campbell Special was driven locally by Joshua Saslove
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« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2012, 03:23:52 AM »

Stunning photos. Thanks again Jon and Jerry Melton,
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« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2012, 10:24:09 PM »

Waterford Hills Regional 1968. Porsche 904s like this one ran in A/Production.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Waterford Hills Regional 1968.

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Waterford Hills Regional 1968. Porsche 904 of Dr. Carl Armstrong.

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Waterford Hills Regional 1968. Might be Bill Petree's Corvette.

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Waterford Hills Regional 1968.

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Waterford Hills Regional 1968.

Photo by Jerry Melton
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« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2012, 12:47:03 AM »

Waterford Regional 1968. Big-block Corvette

Photo by Jerry Melton

Waterford Regional 1968. Another view of the same car.

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Waterford Regional 1968. Big-block coupe vs small-block roadster.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Waterford Regional 1968. Fully accessorized Mustang.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Waterford Regional 1968.

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Waterford Regional 1969.

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« Reply #50 on: February 05, 2012, 02:20:26 AM »

Riverside 1979. Ex-Penske Camaro driven by John Schwarz (later Fred Galloway and Ken Epsman)

Photo by Tom McIntyre

Riverside 1979. Les Lindley in an ex-Roy Woods Camaro

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Riverside 1979. Les Lindley in the driver's seat of his Camaro.

Photo by Tom McIntyre
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« Reply #51 on: February 05, 2012, 01:02:15 PM »

I would love to see more pics of the ex-Woods Camaro when Les Lindley owned it.
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« Reply #52 on: February 05, 2012, 11:43:54 PM »

Mike, I don't have any other photos of Les Lindley's car but I will see if I can get more from Tom or somebody else. In the
meantime, here are some photos from Laguna Seca.

Circa 1975, Neil Vanni's blue '68 Camaro in the corkscrew. I don't know who's driving the purple '69. Anybody out there know?

Courtesy of Neil Vanni

Circa 1973, Unidentified A/Production Corvette vs. an unidentified '69 Camaro.

Photo by Paul Goodall

Circa 1973, Bruce Benninger's B/Production Corvette.

Photo by Paul Goodall

Circa 1973, Bruce overcooks it coming out of turn 8.

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« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2012, 01:41:30 AM »

Neil Vanni's 1968 Camaro A/Sedan racer circa 1975. This was John Putnam's old Trans-Am racer in '71-'72.

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A shot of Vanni's Camaro on the grid at Laguna Seca. The car has a '67 grille in it but it is a '68.

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Vanni's Camaro was the A/Sedan champion in the San Francisco region in 1975.

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Here's the engine in Vanni's Camaro in the 1974 timeframe.

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Another look at the engine. Lots of interesting details like the alternator mounted up high using the smog pump
bracketry and also a non-deep groove smog pump pulley on the alternator with hand drilled holes in it.

Dave Doyal Collection
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« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2012, 12:23:19 PM »


Photo by Paul Goodall
Long time Nor-Cal SCCA racer and friend, Mike Meek, notes the following about this earlier pictured Corvette:

"The black number 3 A-Production Corvette is Dave Mock. Probably the cleanest A-Production Corvette in the country at the time."
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« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2012, 12:29:20 PM »

Vanni's Camaro was the A/Sedan champion in the San Francisco region in 1975.

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And another addition from Mike Meek:

"If you look at the last shot of Neil's Camaro, you can see the back of my Corvette in the background.  If I could restore that car today I think I would leave the rainbow off.  I had a lot of fun racing with Neil back then."
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« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2012, 12:43:47 PM »

Neil Vanni has continued on racing, and his most recent efforts have been in Honda Civics.  Neil has run his Hondas in the SPEED World Challenge, and in NASA Honda Challenge.   My brother raced with him for a few of those last years in Honda Challenge.  Neil is always a friendly face at the track, and his cars are well turned out and fast. 
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« Reply #57 on: February 13, 2012, 02:15:11 AM »

Chad, thanks for your input and that of Mike Meek.

Below are some Jerry Melton photos taken at an 1969 SCCA National race at Michigan Int'l Speedway. Both Tony
DeLorenzo and Jerry Thompson went on to race Owens-Corning sponsored Camaros in Trans-Am the following year.


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Photo by Jerry Melton


Photo by Jerry Melton


Photo by Jerry Melton


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« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2012, 12:23:53 PM »

Re: And another addition from Mike Meek:

"If you look at the last shot of Neil's Camaro, you can see the back of my Corvette in the background.  If I could restore that car today I think I would leave the rainbow off.  I had a lot of fun racing with Neil back then."


What's Mike up to these days?  I met Mike when I started crewing for John Treder & haven't seen him since we really got out of racing.............back when Jeff James offed his ex--Oji /ex-IROC Camaro to Mark Ruden!! 
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« Reply #59 on: February 13, 2012, 02:25:46 PM »

Photos from the September 1968 Nationals at Steel Cities Raceway in Ohio.


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Photo by Jerry Melton

Tech Inspector Bob Dunn going over a Corvette.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Tony DeLorenzo's L88 Corvette on the grid.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Tony's teammate Jerry Thompson in his '67 Corvette.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Jerry Thompson.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The GT350 of Sidney Finkel.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The race is underway...

Photo by Jerry Melton

The GT350 of John Mahler.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Tony DeLorenzo

Photo by Jerry Melton

Tony DeLorenzo

Photo by Jerry Melton

Ron Weaver's Corvette

Photo by Jerry Melton

Another shot of his car out on the track.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Bob Bienerth's B/Production Corvette, 327 powered.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Alan Barker's B/Production Corvette. Alan was a National Champion in B/Production and always fielded a competitive car.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Another shot of Alan.

Photo by Jerry Melton

The A/Production Corvette of William Matzen.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Bill Schumacher's Corvette

Photo by Jerry Melton

Ron Weaver

Photo by Jerry Melton

Bill Schumacher's Corvette

Photo by Jerry Melton

Jerry Thompson

Photo by Jerry Melton

Jerry Thompson

Photo by Jerry Melton

The Yenko Stinger of Richard Fegan running in D/Production.

Photo by Jerry Melton

Donna Mae Mims' Yenko Stinger but it looks like somebody other than her may be driving.

Photo by Jerry Melton
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