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Riverside Trans-Am races
« on: April 09, 2012, 10:03:48 PM »
We'll start off with the program for the '66 Riverside Trans-Am. This is from the Bob Sanders Collection, courtesy of Robert Lodewyk.

































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Re: Riverside Trans-Am races
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Re: Riverside Trans-Am races
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012, 12:53:28 PM »
The 1967 Riverside Trans-Am program, also from the Bob Sanders Collection, courtesy of Robert Lodewyk.

















































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Re: Riverside Trans-Am races
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 06:38:11 AM »
Some pages from the official entry form for the '67 Riverside Trans-Am.







Bob Sanders Collection, courtesy of Robert Lodewyk
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Re: Riverside Trans-Am races
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2012, 05:40:30 AM »
1967 Riverside Trans-Am race report from my October 7 issue of Competition Press & Autoweek. You may notice
that guys such as Mark Donohue, Dan Gurney, George Follmer and Peter Revson were not at this race. This is due
to a schedule conflict with the Can-Am series and those four were running at the Bridgehampton Can-Am on the
East Coast while this Trans-Am race was being run. Bob Johnson was the substitute driver in the Sunoco Camaro.






Note: Car #64 below is driven by Tony Settember, not Bob Johnson. The caption underneath is wrong.






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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2012, 05:22:01 AM »

                                                                                                                                    
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This Competition Press and Autoweek article from the 10-14-67 issue
notes that the Penske Camaro is of legal weight even with panel thick-
nesses near 1/3 that of stock. There are rumors and folklore that state
the same car weighed 2550lbs at Kent three weeks later. I find that
completely implausible.


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Re: Riverside Trans-Am races
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2012, 03:41:57 PM »
From my issue of Car & Driver magazine, December 1967.

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Re: Riverside Trans-Am races
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012, 04:07:33 PM »
The 1968 Riverside program from my personal collection.





















































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Re: Riverside Trans-Am races
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012, 05:48:08 PM »
1968 Riverside Trans-Am poster

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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2012, 12:37:02 PM »
1968 Riverside dash plaque from the Bob Sanders Collection, courtesy of Robert Lodewyk.

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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2012, 04:24:47 PM »
1968 Riverside Trans-Am race report from my personal collection.












Results of the race. DNF=Did Not Finish, DNS=Did Not Start


The report below is for the regional races which took place at Riverside during the same weekend as the Trans-Am.

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Re: Riverside Trans-Am races
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2012, 03:55:37 PM »
Some Camaros from the '68 Trans-Am...

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Re: Riverside Trans-Am races
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2012, 04:07:01 PM »
The 1969 Riverside Trans-Am program from the Bob Sanders Collection, courtesy of Robert Lodewyk.
Note, the layout of the track was changed beginning in '69 and there was a larger radius curve now
(turn 9) leading back to the main straight and the start/finish line.
















































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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2012, 10:39:59 PM »
The poster for the '69 race was very nearly identical to the program cover.

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Re: Riverside Trans-Am races
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2012, 07:15:56 PM »
1969 Riverside Trans-Am race report from my personal collection.