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« on: July 09, 2012, 01:17:10 PM »

An old ad for Fypro and Racemark products that Mark Donohue endorsed (pulled from a May 10, 1972, National Speed Sport News).

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 12:51:34 PM »

Goodyear race tire ad from March 1969.


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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 01:05:18 PM »

American Racing Equipment ad from March 1969


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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012, 09:18:25 PM »

Sylvania not only made bulbs for headlights but also made backlit number panels to assist the timing & scoring
people at the races which went into the evening hours.




Below is the #15 Penske Camaro at the '68 Sebring 12-hour race. The number 15 on the side of the car is much
easier to see in this nighttime photo thanks to the backlit Sylvania number panel.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2012, 10:54:09 AM »

Not a Trans-Am related ad but a rare ad for Nickey Chevrolet showing an unused funny car for sale plus their usual pitch for high performance cars.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2012, 10:56:12 AM »

Sunoco ad for their famous 260 high octane pump gas.
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2012, 02:37:02 PM »

Not a Trans-Am related ad but a rare ad for Nickey Chevrolet showing an unused funny car for sale plus their usual pitch for high performance cars.
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2012, 12:42:52 AM »

I'm not sure if the Z88 is a typo or what, Fred. Here's another ARE ad, this one coming from Car Life magazine, June 1969.


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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2013, 03:10:35 PM »

I was going to start a thread containing ads that featured Trans Am related ads until I found that this one had already been started.  I plan on including magazine ads that feature something related to the race cars that either competed in the Trans Am series from 1966 to 1972 or were built to homologate parts or packages for Trans Am racing.  The ads I will show will be either from the automotive manufacturers competing in the Trans Am series or from other automotive companies and sponsors.  I have a good portion of these ads in a scrapbook but my scanner is not working right now, so I will upload pictures from the internet.  I will try to give as much info on a particular ad as I can but this is not always possible since they ran in so many different magazines and issues within a given calender year.  I will start out with the ads that feature Camaros and then go on from there.  Enjoy!

This first ad is from Yenko Sportscars and it features their 1967 Yenko Z-28 Camaro Stormer package.  A larger version of the ad can be seen here: http://67z28.com/gallery/albums/67%20Camaro%20Print%20Ads/Yenko/Stormer-2.jpg
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 03:48:37 PM »

Here is another ad from Yenko Sportscars featuring the 1967 Yenko Z-28 Camaro Stormer.  A larger version of this ad can be seen here: http://67z28.com/gallery/albums/67%20Camaro%20Print%20Ads/Yenko/Stormer-1.jpg
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2013, 03:54:47 PM »

Here is another ad from Yenko Sportscars featuring the 1967 Yenko Z-28 Camaro Stormer.  A larger version of this ad can be seen here: http://67z28.com/gallery/albums/67%20Camaro%20Print%20Ads/Yenko/Stormer-3.jpg
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2013, 03:57:02 PM »

Here is an ad from Span-Inc. that mentions the 1967 Yenko Z-28 Camaro Stormer.  A larger version of this ad can be seen here: http://67z28.com/gallery/albums/67%20Camaro%20Print%20Ads/Yenko/SpanInc.jpg
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2013, 04:07:38 PM »

Here is a Yenko Sportscars ad that also features the 1967 Yenko Z-28 Camaro Stormer.  The picture was included in an article entitled, "Stormer: Yenko's Other Camaro" that appeared in the June 2012 edition of Muscle Car Review.  It was written by Drew Hardin and the photos were credited to Jon Mello, Tim Lopata, and The Peterson Archives, so I'm not sure whose this one actually is.  The caption for the photo in the article states, "Yenko beat Chevrolet to the punch in offering a rear spoiler for the '67 Camaro, a feat he trumpeted in this ad.  Note that the Stormer in the ad is Bud Gates' car."
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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2013, 05:11:48 PM »

the ads from that era where really neat.like the ones for the "stormer" thanks for posting SMKZ28 !
 now is my mind playing tricks ? I remember the "sunoco" add with mark and his son which said, my dad can beat your dad. showing them in the camaro. question, was there a follow up ad that stated " my dad can beat your dad ! and has ! "

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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2013, 05:17:05 PM »

the ads from that era where really neat.like the ones for the "stormer" thanks for posting SMKZ28 !
 now is my mind playing tricks ? I remember the "sunoco" add with mark and his son which said, my dad can beat your dad. showing them in the camaro. question, was there a follow up ad that stated " my dad can beat your dad ! and has ! "

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Your welcome Mike,  I'll post the Sunoco ads that feature Mark and his son soon.  Not sure if there was a repeat ad or not.  For some reason the site is not letting me upload files that are under the 150 KB limit right now.  It is telling me that the upload file folder is full.  I've never run into this problem before.  As soon as it lets me, I will post more.  Stay tuned.
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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2013, 11:24:54 AM »

Here is an ad for Dana Chevrolet built Z-28 Camaros from 1967 showing the Dick Guldstrand Camaro sponsored by the dealer.  I found this in a thread on this web site.
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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2013, 11:31:45 AM »

Here is a national ad from Chevrolet for the 1968 Camaro Z/28 (notice the change from hyphen to slash this year).  Interesting to note, the car in the ad is a Rally Sport with the doors open and headlights on.
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« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2013, 11:36:17 AM »

Here is an ad for Champion Spark Plugs from 1968 featuring the 1968 Penske Camaro.  Since the caption under the picture of the car states, "Champion sparks Mark Donohue's Camaro to SCCA Trans-American Sedan Championship," the ad must have run in the magazines some time in the fall of 1968.  The picture was found on an ebay auction from Autolit.
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« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2013, 11:53:21 AM »

Here is another 1968 Champion Spark Plug ad that features the 1968 Penske Camaro Trans Am championship winning car of Mark Donohue and the 1967 McClaren United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) sports car he drove to the 1968 USRRC Championship.  It must have also run in the fall of 1968 since it talks about his Trans Am championship.  This picture was found on ebay.
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« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2013, 11:59:40 AM »

This is an ad for Fram from 1968 that shows the 1968 Penske Camaro, Mark Donoue, and Roger Penske.  To read the copy, see a larger version for sale on ebay here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-CHEVROLET-CAMARO-MARK-DONOHUE-ROGER-PENSKE-GREAT-FRAM-FILTER-AD-/390556674422?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5aeefde976#ht_751wt_729
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« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2013, 12:06:43 PM »

Here is a 1968 Sunoco ad featuring Mark Donohue and his son Mike.  This ad also mentions his Trans Am and USRRC championships so it must have run in the fall of 1968.
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« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2013, 12:08:58 PM »

Here is another 1968 ad for Sunoco featuring Mark Donohue and his son Mike.  Notice that the two are in different poses from the color ad in the previous post.  It also must be from the fall of 1968 because it mentions his Trans Am and USRRC championships.
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« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2013, 12:18:48 PM »

Here is a national Chevy ad for the 1969 Camaro Z/28.
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« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2013, 12:27:14 PM »

Here is a two-page national Chevy ad for the 1969 Z/28.  This appeared in magazines in fall of 1968 introducing the 1969 Chevy lineup.  It is a larger version of the single page ad in the previous post.  The second picture shows the first page of this multi-page ad.  The Z28 ad is on the other side.
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« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2013, 12:31:47 PM »

Here is a Champion Spark Plug ad from 1969 featuring the 1969 Penske Camaro driven by Mark Donohue.  The caption under the Camaro states, "Mark Donohue leads Roger Penske's Champion equiped Traco Chevrolet Sunoco Camaros to SCCA Trans-American Sedan Championship."  This shows that the ad must have run in the fall of 1969.
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« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2013, 12:36:47 PM »

Here is a 1969 ad for Hank Thorp Inc., exclusive American Minilite agent, featuring a pit stop for the 1969 Penske Camaro driven by Mark Donohue.  Since it talks about winning the championship, this ad must have run in the fall of 1969.  I found this on this website.
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« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2013, 12:41:06 PM »

Here is a 1969 ad for Sears DieHard batteries featuring the 1969 Penske Camaro of Mark Donohue.  Since the first paragraph states, "Chalk up another Trans-Am Championship for Roger Penske, as his Camaros cinched the title at Sonoma, Calif., and mopped up the series with a 1-2 finish at Riverside," this ad must have run in the fall of 1969.

A larger version of the ad can be seen in this ebay auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-ROGER-PENSKE-SUNOCO-CAMARO-TRANS-AM-WINNER-RARE-SEARS-DIEHARD-AD-/390565258079?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5aef80e35f#ht_738wt_729
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« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2013, 12:46:55 PM »

Here is another 1969 ad for Sears DieHard batteries.  It must have appeared in the summer of 1969 because it mentions that Mark Donohue was rookie of the year at the Indy 500 and it doesn't mention his 1969 Trans Am championship.  A larger picture can be seen in an ebay auction here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Vintage-Ad-Sears-Die-Hard-Batteries-Race-Car-Driver-Mark-Donahue-/121088071961?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c31695919#ht_414wt_729
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« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2013, 12:50:57 PM »

Here is a 1969 Sunoco ad that laughingly points out that the Penske team won two Trans Am championships in a row.  Because of this, the ad must have run in the fall of 1969.  I found this picture in a thread on this website.
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« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2013, 01:06:16 PM »

Here is a national ad for the 1970 Z28 introduced in late February 1970. Notice that there is no hyphen or slash in Z28 for the 1970 model year.
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« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2013, 01:14:30 PM »

Here is a 1970 Valvoline ad featuring the 1970 Chaparral Camaro.  It appeared in the program for the October 4, 1970 running of the Mission Bell 200 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside California.  It's interesting to note that their are no front or rear spoilers on the car, so the picture must have been taken early in the year, perhaps in testing at Hall's personal test track in Texas.  I wonder if this ad appeared in all of the Trans Am programs throughout the year?  The ad also mentions Jim Hall as a driver but by the time this ad appeared in this program, he was no longer the driver of the car.  This picture appeared in a thread on this website.
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« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2013, 10:57:38 PM »

Here is a 1970 ad for Valvoline featuring Jim Hall and his Chaparral Camaro.  It appeared in the October 31, 1970 edition of Competition Press & Autoweek.  I found the picture on the 1970 Trans Am season thread here at this website.  It was posted by Jon Mello.
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« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2013, 11:20:24 PM »

Here is a national Chevy ad for the 1971 Z28.  This car is also a Rally Sport.
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« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2013, 12:27:14 PM »

Now it's time for the Firebirds.  Here is a Champion Spark Plug ad from 1969 that shows the Daytona 24 hour class winning and third overall 1968 Firebird of Jerry Titus and Jon Ward.  The race started on February 1st and finished 24 hours later on February 2nd, so the ad could have appeared any time after that.
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« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2013, 10:02:52 PM »

I failed to mention that the previous ad appeared in Car and Driver and that it is talking about the 1969 Daytona 24 hours.
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« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2013, 10:10:27 PM »

Here is a national Pontiac ad for the 1969 Firebird Trans Am.  The car was introduced at the Chicago Auto Show in February of 1969 so the ad must have appeared sometime after that.  The ad in my collection is a three page, fold out ad on the inside cover of the May 1969 edition of Car and Driver.  The one pictured is a little different but probably appeared at the same time.
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« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2013, 10:34:55 PM »

Here is a national Pontiac fold out ad for the new 1970 Firebird Trans Am.  This ad appeared on the inside cover of the March 1970 Edition of Motor Trend.
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« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2013, 10:39:11 PM »

Here is another national Pontiac ad for the new 1970 Firebird Trans Am and Firebird Formula 400. 
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« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2013, 10:48:00 PM »

Here is a 1971 ad for BF Goodrich featuring the Tirebird.
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« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2013, 10:49:43 PM »

Another 1971 ad for BF Goodrich featuring the Tirebird.
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Here is a two page ad for BF Goodrich featuring the Tirebird.  You can see it appeared in April of 1971.
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« Reply #42 on: April 05, 2013, 10:54:25 PM »

Here is another 1971 BF Goodrich ad featuring the Tirebird.
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« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2013, 11:12:12 PM »

Now it's time for Dodge.

Here is a 1966 Quaker State ad that features the 1966 Dodge Dart of Bob Tullius (and his Triumph TR-4).  It talks about him winning the Marlboro 12-hour race at Marlboro Park Speedway, Upper Marlboro, Maryland on August 14, 1966.  This was the fifth race on the 1966 Trans Am schedule.
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« Reply #44 on: April 05, 2013, 11:18:27 PM »

Here is a 1970 national Dodge ad featuring the 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A.  The page with the pictures of the car appeared on the left page of the magazine and the copy appeared on the right.  You can see a larger and correct version here: http://www.lhmopars.com/MOPAR_Ads/70taad.html
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« Reply #45 on: April 05, 2013, 11:21:25 PM »

Now Plymouth

Here is a national 1966 Plymouth ad for the Formula S Barracuda.   
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Here is a 1970 national Plymouth ad for the 1970 AAR 'Cuda.  It must have appeared before the start of the season because it talks about Plymouth having a lot of catching up to do.  The paint job on the race car is not the same as when they raced it during the season.  To read the copy, see the larger version here: http://www.lhmopars.com/MOPAR_Ads/70aarad1.html
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« Reply #47 on: April 05, 2013, 11:35:02 PM »

I forgot to put this one with the Challengers.  It is from a multi-page ad introducing the 1971 Dodge Scat Pack of performance cars and it appeared at new model year introduction time in the fall of 1970.  It introduces the 1971 Challenger T/A but when Chrysler decided not to race in the 1971 series, they didn't produce any T/A Challengers for the 1971 model year.  Note the 1971 style grill.  It looks like they used a color picture from the same photo shoot used in the 1970 ad (in reply #44 of this thread) for this ad and only changed it by airbrushing in the new grill for 1971.  Advertisers do this sort of thing all the time when there are only minor styling changes.

The second picture is the first page of the multi-paged ad it appeared in.
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« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2013, 07:35:42 AM »

Now for Cougar

Here is an ad for Castrol featuring the 1967 Bud Moore prepared Mercury Cougar.  The copy leads me to believe it appeared early in 1967 before the Trans Am series began contesting races.  It states, "Dan Gurney will captain Team Cougar," and "Indy star Parnelli Jones will be the lead driver."  It also shows the entire 1967 series schedule.
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Here is an ad for Autolite featuring two of the 1967 Bud Moore Mercury Cougars that appeared sometime in 1967.  The caption under the picture states, "For a big full color reproduction (12" x 16") of this and three other original paintings suitable for framing send$!1.00 to...."  Has anyone seen one of these large posters?

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« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2013, 07:53:25 AM »

Here is a national Mercury ad for the 1967 Cougar Dan Gurney Special.  Apparently it came with a Dan Gurney signature decal among other special performance items.
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« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2013, 09:36:27 AM »

And now, the Javelins

Amercan Motors (AMC) seemed to get the most advertising out of its participation in the Trans Am series.  There are several ads for the Javelin that talk about its involvment in the Trans Am between 1968 and 1972. 

This national ad from 1968 talks about how the Team Javelins didn't win the Trans Am race at Sebring International Raceway, Sebring,  Florida on March 23, 1968.
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« Reply #52 on: April 06, 2013, 09:44:32 AM »

This national ad from 1968 talks about Team Javelins experience in the Trans Am race at War Bonnet Raceway, New Manford, Oklahoma on May 12, 1968, so it must have appeared shortly after that.
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Here is a national ad from American Motors touting the 1970 Javelin SST Trans Am.  Only 100 were made in the special red, white, and blue paint scheme.  While I'm not sure, I think the ad appeared in the fall of 1969.  The fact that the 1969 Trans Am season was still being contested in the fall of 1969 would explain the appearance of the 1969 Kaplan Javelin in the ad.   After looking at this ad I just realized something I never noticed before.  The 100 specially painted 1970 Javelin SST's are painted the opposite of how the Penske race cars would run the 1970 season.  The production cars had a red front and blue back while the race cars had a blue front with red back.
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Here is another ad from American Motors featuring the 1970 Javelin SST "Trans Am."  I found it here: http://blog.timesunion.com/classiccars/rear-view-mirror-1970-amc-javelin-sst-trans-am/1064/
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« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2013, 07:38:52 AM »

Here is a national ad from American Motors that features the 1970 Mark Donohue Javelin.  It started appearing in magazines during November of 1969.
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« Reply #56 on: April 07, 2013, 07:50:31 AM »

Here is another national American Motors ad touting the 1970 Javelin SST and their hiring of Roger Penske and Mark Donohue.  The picture seems to have been taken at the 1970 Daytona 24 hour race.  This race took place on January 31st and February 1st of 1970, so the ad must have appeared sometime after that.
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« Reply #57 on: April 07, 2013, 08:13:58 AM »

Here is a 1970 ad for Champion Spark Plugs featuring the 1970 Penske Javelin driven by Mark Donohue.  It talks about his win at the Marlboro 200 Trans Am race at Bridgehampton Race Circuit, Bridgehampton, New York on June 21, 1970, so it must have appeared in Car and Driver shortly after that.
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« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2013, 08:17:58 AM »

Here is an ad for Sears DieHard batteries featuring the 1970 Penske Javelin driven by Mark Donohue.
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« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2013, 08:20:46 AM »

Here is a national ad from American Motors for the 1970 Javelin that talks about their win at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisonsin on July 19, 1970.  The ad in my collection appeared in Sports Illustrated. 
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« Reply #60 on: April 07, 2013, 08:28:52 AM »

Here is a national ad from American Motors for the 1970 Javelin that talks about their win at St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada on August 2, 1970.  The ad in my collection appeared in Sports Illustrated.
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« Reply #61 on: April 07, 2013, 08:35:01 AM »

Here is a national American Motors ad featuring a picture of the 1970 Javelin driven by Jim Paschal in the NASCAR Grand American series.  This car was the winner at Raleigh, North Carolina on August 14, 1970.  I know this wasn't a Trans Am race but the ad also mentions in the second to last paragraph that, "Meanwhile, Mark Donohue and the Javelin have become consistent winners in Trans-Am, winning three out of the last five races."
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Here is another national American Motors ad featuring a picture of the 1970 Javelin driven by Jim Paschal in the NASCAR Grand American series.  This car was the winner at Kingsport, Tennessee on September 5, 1970.  Again this isn't a Trans Am car or race but the second to last paragraph states that, "Meanwhile, Mark Donohue and the Javelin have become consistent winners in Trans-Am, winning three out of the last five races."
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« Reply #63 on: April 08, 2013, 10:43:19 AM »

Here is a national American Motors ad featuring the new 1971 Javelin AMX touting the exploits of Mark Donohue on the track and on the car.
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« Reply #64 on: April 08, 2013, 10:46:34 AM »

In referring to the new 1971 Javelin AMX, this American Motors ad states, "the car Trans-Am race driver Mark Donohue helped us design."
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« Reply #65 on: April 08, 2013, 10:52:47 AM »

Here is an ad for Sunoco that features the Trans Am championship winning 1971 Javelin AMX of Mark Donohue during a pit stop.  It appeared in the December 1971 issue of Hot Rod Magazine.  Check out the offer for the cool Javelin model kit.
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« Reply #66 on: April 09, 2013, 09:40:56 AM »

Here is an ad from Hank Thorp Inc. and Minilite congratulating Penske Racing and the American Motors Javelin on the 1971 Trans-Am Championship.  I found this ad on this website in the 1971 Trans Am season review thread.
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« Reply #67 on: April 09, 2013, 02:44:31 PM »

Here is a national American Motors ad from the fall of 1971 describing their wins during their championship winning 1971 Trans-Am season and showcasing the 1971 Penske Javelin AMX and the 1972 Javelin AMX.
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« Reply #68 on: April 09, 2013, 02:46:03 PM »

Here is another national American Motors ad for the 1972 Javelin AMX that features the wonderful tagline: "The Closest You Can Come to Owning the Trans-Am Champion."  The one in my collection appeared in the February 1972 edition of Car Craft. 
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« Reply #69 on: April 09, 2013, 02:49:56 PM »

Here is an ad for Champion Spark Plugs featuring the 1972 Woods Javelin driven by George Follmer.  As you can see the ad appeared in Car and Driver in their June or July 1972 issue.
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« Reply #70 on: April 09, 2013, 03:01:28 PM »

Here is a national American Motors ad featuring the 1973 Javelin AMX.  The ad talks about how they won the Trans-Am championship for the second year in a row.  It appeared in the November issue of Hot Rod.
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« Reply #71 on: April 09, 2013, 03:02:57 PM »

Here is another American Motors national ad featuring the special Trans-Am Victory package for their 1973 Javelin.  Notice the picture of George Follmer and Roy Woods.  I don't think I have ever seen one of these cars with the special "Trans Am winner medallion on the side panel."

According to wikipedia, "The package was available on cars built from October to December 15, 1972, on any Javelin SST, except with the Cardin interior.  A single magazine advertisement, featuring the winning race drivers George Follmer and Roy Woods, promoted the special package.  Cars that were ordered with the visibility group, light group, insulation group, protection group, and sports-style steering wheel, received at no additional cost (but valued at $167.45) a large "Javelin Winner Trans Am Championship 1971-1972 SCCA" fender decals on the lower portion behind the front wheel openings, as well as 8-slot rally styled steel wheels with E70X14 Polyglass raised while letter tires and a "Space-Saver" spare tire. The Trans Am Victory cars were also more heavily optioned than regular production Javelins."

The second picture is a reproduction of the medallion I found on ebay.
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« Reply #72 on: April 10, 2013, 09:18:00 AM »

Now its time for the Mustangs

Here is an interesting one.  It is an ad for Amalie Oil featuring the Mustang of Dale Wood at the 1966 Sebring 4-hour endurance race.  When I first found it I thought it was the #4 Mustang driven by A.J. Foyt in the Four Hour Governor's Cup for Sedans (the first Trans Am event) at Sebring Circuit, Sebring, Florida on March 25, 1966 because they are both white 1966 Mustangs, they both have the #4 and they both raced at some type of 4 hour race at Sebring.  I am not sure what the 4-hour endurance race mentioned in the ad was.  Dale Wood does not appear in the list of drivers for the Trans Am four hour race and there obviously could not have been two Mustangs with the same number racing in the same event.  There must have been another 4 hour race on the same day.  I can not find any information on this event anywhere.  Does anyone have the program for the 1966 12 hours of Sebring?  This should have the schedule for the preliminary races that took place the day before the 12 hour race.  It might also shed some light on what other cars were in this race.

The ad in my collection is from June 1966.
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« Reply #73 on: April 10, 2013, 09:20:05 AM »

Here is another ad for Amalie Oil featuring the 1966 Mustang of Dale Wood.  It states his "289 Mustang was undefeated in SCCA National events in 1966."  Looking at the results from the 1966 season in the Dave Friedman book, "Trans Am: The Pony Car Wars, 1966-1972," an entry for a Wood/Van Beuren driven Mustang did not finish the Mid-America Trans-Am Sedan Championship race at Mid-America Raceways, Wentzville, Missouri on June 12, 1966.  There is also an entry for a Wood/Dundas driven Mustang that did not finish the the Marlboro 12 hour race at Marlboro Park Speedway, Upper Marlboro, Maryland on August 14, 1966.  There is also an entry for a Wood/Dundas Mustang that did not finish the Pan American Endurance Race at Green Valley Raceway, Smithfield, Texas on September 10, 1966.  If it is the same car it had great success in SCCA national events but couldn't finish any of the three Trans Am races it was entered in.

As you can see, the ad appeared in the April 1967 issue of Motor Trend.
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« Reply #74 on: April 10, 2013, 12:17:38 PM »

Scott, it was Dale Wood's Mustang but AJ was the driver at Sebring in '66.
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« Reply #75 on: April 10, 2013, 02:14:55 PM »

Scott, it was Dale Wood's Mustang but AJ was the driver at Sebring in '66.

That would explain it.  No wonder the car looks so similar.  I'm not too well versed on the 1966 season. I got confused because in Dave Friedmans book there is a picture of the car at Sebring and it states that, "Foyt led the first 32 laps in Dale Brown's privately entered Mustang...."  "Brown" must have been a typo.  Thanks Jon.  I also find it interesting that Foyt is not mentioned in the "Sebring" ad since he was undoubtedly one of the most famous drivers at the time!
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« Reply #76 on: April 10, 2013, 02:46:13 PM »

Hard to speculate why they did the ad like that. I agree that AJ was one of the biggest names in the business at that time so it doesn't make sense on that level.
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« Reply #77 on: April 10, 2013, 10:03:53 PM »

Here is an ad from 1967 for Ring Free Racing Formula Motor Oil featuring Jerry Titus and his Sebring Trans Am race winning 1967 Shelby Mustang.  As you can see, this one appeared in October of 1967, but since Sebring occurred in March the ad could probably have been seen earlier as well.
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« Reply #78 on: April 10, 2013, 10:08:34 PM »

Here is an ad for Shelby Parts and Accessories that also features Jerry Titus and his Sebring Trans Am race winning 1967 Shelby Mustang.  The ad appeared in the August 1967 issue of Motor Trend.
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« Reply #79 on: April 10, 2013, 10:34:17 PM »

Here is a national Ford ad for the 1969 Boss 302 Mustang featuring the 1969 Shelby Trans Am Boss 302 Mustangs of Peter Revson and Dan Horst Kwech/Dan Gurney.  The ad in my collection appeared in either Car Craft or Hot Rod due to the type of car featured on the other side of one of the pages but it doesn't show the date.
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« Reply #80 on: April 10, 2013, 10:49:35 PM »

Here is an ad for Castrol XLR featuring the 1969 Bud Moore Boss 302 Mustang of Parnelli Jones.  As you can see, this ad appeared in June of 1969 but the picture appears to have been taken before the season started because the car doesn't have it's signature Boss 302 side stripes and all of the other advertising.  It also features a side mounted gas filler.  It looks to be the car Parnelli Jones drove in the Florida Citrus 250 NASCAR Grand Touring Race at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Florida on February 21, 1969.
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« Reply #81 on: April 13, 2013, 08:09:40 AM »

Here is a national Ford ad for the 1970 Boss 302 Mustang.  I love the statement next to the drawing of the 1970 Boss 302 in the 1969 Trans Am paint scheme that says, "Paint a number on your Boss 302, put a big gas tank in it, and call yourself Parnelli Jones."
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« Reply #82 on: April 13, 2013, 08:31:45 AM »

Here is the two-page version of the 1970 Boss 302 Mustang ad posted above.  The ad in my collection appeared in November 1969.
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« Reply #83 on: April 13, 2013, 08:36:54 AM »

Here is another two-page national Ford ad for the 1970 Boss 302 Mustang.
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« Reply #84 on: April 13, 2013, 08:39:57 AM »

Here is the one-page version of the 1970 Ford Boss 302 Mustang ad posted above.
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« Reply #85 on: April 13, 2013, 08:47:57 AM »

Here is an ad for Castrol XLR that talks about the 1970 Ford Boss 302 Mustang of Parnelli Jones winning the first Trans Am race of the 1970 season at Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, California on April 19, 1970.
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« Reply #86 on: April 13, 2013, 08:54:23 AM »

Here is an ad for Autolite featuring Parnelli Jones talking about his win in his Bud Moore 1970 Ford Boss 302 Mustang at the Schaefer Trans-Am Race at Lime Rock Park, Lime Rock, Connecticut on May 9, 1970.
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« Reply #87 on: April 13, 2013, 08:57:07 AM »

Here is an interesting Ford ad from 1970 talking about the engine from the 1970 Boss 302.

Sorry you can't read the copy in this one.  I couldn't find a better picture of this ad.
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« Reply #88 on: April 13, 2013, 09:02:34 AM »

Here is a similar ad for Castrol XLR but it obviously ran after the June 7, 1970 Trans Am race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio which was the fourth consecutive win for the Bud Moore 1970 Boss 302 Mustangs.  It has a different headline and first paragraph but the pictures and other paragraphs are the same as the one from earlier in the year.  As you can see, this ad appeared in Car and Driver.
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« Reply #89 on: April 13, 2013, 09:10:02 AM »

Here is an ad for Castrol XLR that features the 1970 Bud Moore Ford Boss 302 Mustang of Parnelli Jones.  It appeared in the October 10, 1970 edition of Competition Press & Autoweek.  It was posted by Jon Mello here on this web site.
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« Reply #90 on: April 13, 2013, 09:14:45 AM »

Here is another ad for Castrol XLR congratulating the 1970 Trans Am Championship winning team of Bud Moore and his drivers Parnelli Jones and George Follmer.  It obviously appeared after the season was over in the fall of 1970.
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« Reply #91 on: April 13, 2013, 09:22:04 AM »

Here is another ad for Castrol XLR that talks about the 1970 Trans Am Championship winning team of Bud Moore and his 1970 Boss 302 Mustangs.  The ad appeared in the May 1971 edition of Sports Car Graphic.
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« Reply #92 on: April 13, 2013, 09:26:56 AM »

Here is an ad for Hank Thorp Inc. featuring the 1970 Trans Am Championship winning 1970 Bud Moore Ford Boss 302 Mustang of Parnelli Jones during a pit stop.  The ad was posted by Jon Mello on this website.  It appeared in the October 31, 1970 edition of Competition Press & Autoweek.
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« Reply #93 on: April 13, 2013, 05:11:28 PM »

Here is an ad from American Motors congratulating itself on the 1971 Trans Am Championship.  The ad was posted by "Follmer Specialties" on the Historic SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series Fan Group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=129565600431702&set=o.109038482465812&type=3&theater
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« Reply #94 on: April 13, 2013, 05:18:43 PM »

This doesn't look like it came out of a magazine, but it's pretty cool all the same.  It was posted by "Greg Beaver" on the Historic SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series Fan Group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=105465366166383&set=o.109038482465812&type=3&theater  The "ghost fold marks" might indicate that this was a brochure, but I'm not sure.
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« Reply #95 on: April 13, 2013, 05:23:23 PM »

Here is an ad for T.E.S.T. SCR-100 Electronic Ignitions featuring the 1st and 2nd place 1971 ARA Javelins of George Follmer and Vic Elford.   It was posted by "Mike Follmer" on the Historic SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series Fan Group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1229153303783&set=o.109038482465812&type=3&theater
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Here is another one from Castrol XLR talking about the 1970 Trans Am Championship winning Bud Moore Ford Boss 302 Mustangs.  This one might have been a poster due to the faint folds that are barely noticable.   It was posted by "Greg Beaver" on the Historic SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series Fan Group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=105879929458260&set=o.109038482465812&type=3&theater
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Here is a better and full picture of the 1970 Hank Thorp Inc. featuring the 1970 Trans Am Championship winning 1970 Bud Moore Ford Boss 302 Mustang of Parnelli Jones.   It appeared in the October 31, 1970 edition of Competition Press & Autoweek.  It was posted by "Mike Follmer" on the Historic SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series Fan Group on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1347708747595&set=o.109038482465812&type=3&theater
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« Reply #98 on: April 14, 2013, 12:01:46 AM »

An advertisement for Camaros from Berger Chevrolet as seen in the July 13, 1968 issue of Competition Press & Autoweek. (Jon Mello Collection)

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« Reply #99 on: April 14, 2013, 11:57:56 AM »

An advertisement for Camaros from Berger Chevrolet as seen in the July 13, 1968 issue of Competition Press & Autoweek. (Jon Mello Collection)

Cool ad Jon!  Interesting that they would feature a picture of a "fabulous" 1967 Z28 in a publication that was produced during the 1968 model year (July 13, 1968).
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« Reply #100 on: April 14, 2013, 10:23:38 PM »

Not to mention that it is "that car"!!
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« Reply #101 on: April 15, 2013, 12:03:15 AM »

1967 ad from Don Steves Chevrolet in La Habra, CA. (Jon Mello Collection)

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An advertisement for Camaros from Berger Chevrolet as seen in the July 13, 1968 issue of Competition Press & Autoweek. (Jon Mello Collection)

Looking at the Berger ad again, what is an "Amaro?"  I looked up "Amaro" and "Berger Amaro" on the internet and couldn't find anything relating to cars.  On the other hand, Amaro is an Italian Herbal Liquor.  Was this just a typo of the word "Camaro" or was Berger selling alcohol too?  LOL!

Great Z28 ads Jon, I have never seen either one before.
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« Reply #103 on: April 15, 2013, 07:15:13 PM »

Both of Jon's ads show the same 67 Z with what appears to be a rear spoiler Shocked that was not an option for 67 Wink
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« Reply #104 on: April 15, 2013, 10:34:01 PM »

Wow... a dealer closed on Sunday's???

Yes, it's very curious that Chevy had a rear spoiler in mind for quite awhile, but never released it as an option for 67.
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« Reply #105 on: April 16, 2013, 12:22:53 AM »

Various ads and such from Washburn Chevrolet in Santa Barbara, CA. Tony Settember drove their
'67 Z-28 in SCCA A/Sedan events as well as Trans-Am races. The car was maintained by Bob Joehnck.

Summer '69 ad


February '69 ad


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1968 ad. Washburn also sponsored a very successful '67 drag car, also tuned and maintained by Bob Joehnck.


Original Washburn waterslide decal


Typical location for decal on Washburn cars in the late '60s.
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« Reply #106 on: April 16, 2013, 08:01:15 AM »

Fantastic stuff Jon!  It's cool to see how the dealers promoted the Z28 and their racing success back then because General Motors sure didn't do much nationally.
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« Reply #107 on: April 18, 2013, 12:08:21 AM »

Spence Chevrolet in Daytona Beach was a high performance dealership. Note they are even advertising L88 powered Camaros.





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« Reply #108 on: April 18, 2013, 10:12:13 PM »

Wow...that's two. I just don't remember that.
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« Reply #110 on: April 19, 2013, 06:42:56 PM »

Pretty cool. Looks like you or a relative got that new.
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« Reply #111 on: April 19, 2013, 07:28:20 PM »

It was actually my father.  He was going to upgrade to Motion equip back in the day but changed his mind and swapped out the 375hp 396 for a 69 COPO 427 and then swapped back due to the 427 not pulling as hard as the 396..  So now I have the envelope and info from Motion.

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« Reply #112 on: April 20, 2013, 12:49:56 PM »

Is that a black painted roof on the car and not a vinyl top?
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« Reply #113 on: April 20, 2013, 03:26:46 PM »

No its a vinyl top.  All original, never painted nor vinyl been replaced.  He used this on the vinyl followed by good ole Armor All for many years. 




Couple of guys here know the car very well z28z11 & rare396bronze and also knew my father for many, many years.

 
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« Reply #114 on: April 22, 2013, 12:03:13 PM »

A couple additional performance dealer ads from Car Craft, January 1969. I remember how common it was to see Camaro misspelled. Nowadays, my computer's auto spell check likes to change Camaro to "Camry". Of all things, HA!

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« Reply #115 on: April 23, 2013, 12:03:51 AM »

Village Chevrolet in Queens Village, New York was big into performance and their
performance sales representative Pete Dodd ran a '68 Z/28 in the Trans-Am series in 1970.

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« Reply #116 on: April 23, 2013, 03:08:33 PM »

Here is an ad for Valvoline featuring the 1968 Pontiac Firebird of Jerry Titus and John Ward that finished first in class and third overall in the 1969 Daytona 24 hour race.  The race started at approximately 3:00pm eastern standard time on Saturday, February 1st and ended twenty four hours later on Sunday, February 2, 1969.  The obviously appeared sometime after that.  While the race was not a part of the Trans Am series this year, a large field of cars was entered in the Trans Am class.  I found the ad here on this web site.  I believe Jon Mello posted it.

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« Reply #117 on: April 23, 2013, 03:16:06 PM »

And now for the under 2.0 liter Trans Am cars, starting with Alfa Romeo.

This ad for the 1966 Alfa Romeo Guilia GTA appeared in the race program for the 1966 Four Hour Governor's Cup for Sedans (First Trans Am race)/12- hours of Sebring Sports Car race at Sebring Circuit, Sebring, Florida.  The Trans Am race took place on March 25, 1966 and the 12-hour race followed the next day.  I found the ad here on this web site.  I believe Jon Mello posted it.

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« Reply #118 on: April 23, 2013, 03:21:03 PM »

Here is an ad for the 1967 Alfa Romeo GTV that appeared in the 1966 Riverside Trans Am race program.  I love the line in the copy that describes the car as, "the race-bread beauty that will spoil you for any other car."  This race took place on September 18, 1966.  I found this picture on this web site.  I believe Jon Mello posted it.
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« Reply #119 on: April 23, 2013, 03:46:56 PM »

Here is an ad for the 1970 Alfa Romeo GTA that features a picture of the 1970 Laguna Seca Trans Am U-2 race winning car of Lee Midgley.  Since the race took place on April 19, 1970 at Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, California it must have appeared sometime after that.  I found the ad on the Alfa's In Trans Am thread on the Alfa Bulletin Board: http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/picture-room/17978-alfas-trans-am.html
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Here is an ad for the 1970 Alfa Romeo GTA featuring the 1970 Mid-Ohio Trans Am U-2 race winning car of Bert Everett.  Since the race took place on June 7, 1970 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio it must have appeared sometime after that.  I found the ad on the Alfa's In Trans Am thread on the Alfa Bulletin Board: http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/picture-room/17978-alfas-trans-am.html
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Here is an ad for the 1970 Alfa Romeo GTA featuring the 1970 Donnybrooke Trans Am U-2 race winning car of Horst Kwech.  Since the race took place on July 5, 1970 at Donnybrooke International Raceway, Brainerd, Minnesotta it must have appeared after that.  I found the ad on the Alfa's In Trans Am thread on the Alfa Bulletin Board: http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/picture-room/17978-alfas-trans-am.html
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Here is an ad for the 1970 Alfa Romeo GTA featuring the Road America Trans Am U-2 race winning car of Horst Kwech.  Two wins for him in a row.  Since the race took place on July 19, 1970 at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin the ad must have appeared sometime after that.  I found the ad on the Alfa's In Trans Am thread on the Alfa Bulletin Board: http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/picture-room/17978-alfas-trans-am.html
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Here is an ad for the 1970 Alfa Romeo GTA featuring a picture of the 1970 St. Jovite Trans Am U-2 winning car of Lee Midgeley (following the eventual second place Alfa of Horst Kwech).  Since this race took place on August 2, 1970 at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada it must have appeared sometime after that.  I found the ad on the Alfa's In Trans Am thread on the Alfa Bulletin Board: http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/picture-room/17978-alfas-trans-am.html
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Here is an ad for the 1970 Alfa Romeo GTA featuring the 1970 Watkins Glen Trans Am U-2 winning car of Horst Kwech.  Since this race took place on August 16, 1970 at Watkins Glen Grand Prix Course, Watkins Glen, New York the ad must have appeared sometime after that.  I found the ad on the Alfa's In Trans Am thread on the Alfa Bulletin Board: http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/picture-room/17978-alfas-trans-am.html
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« Reply #125 on: April 23, 2013, 04:14:56 PM »

Here is an ad for Alfa Romeo touting their 1970 Trans Am U-2 championship.  Since the last race took place at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, California on October 4, 1970 this ad must have appeared sometime after that (1971 model year).  The two are identical except for the color.  I found these pictures on ebay.
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« Reply #126 on: April 23, 2013, 04:20:25 PM »

Here is an ad for the 1971 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce that mentions that they are the 1970 Trans Am Champions.  The ad appeared in the program for the 1971 Bryar 200 Trans Am race which took place at Bryar Motorsports Park, Laconia, New Hampshire on May 31, 1971.  I believe I found this at this web site.
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« Reply #127 on: April 23, 2013, 04:27:54 PM »

Here is an ad for Champion Spark Plugs from 1971 featuring the 1971 Alfa Romeo GTV of Horst Kwech.
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« Reply #128 on: April 23, 2013, 04:32:22 PM »

Here is an ad from 1971 for Champion Spark Plugs featuring a model of the 1971 Penske Javelin of Mark Donohue. 
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« Reply #129 on: April 28, 2013, 12:12:28 PM »

Now it's time for the Under 2.0 liter Porsche ads.

Here is an ad for Champion Spark Plugs that features the 1968 Porsche 911 of Tony Adamowicz.  The ad states: "piloting his Porsche 911 to five class victories in a row, Tony Adamowicz captures the 1968 under-2-liter Trans-American Championship--sparked by Champions."  Since it mentions his 1968 Championship the ad must have appeared in late 1968 after he clinched.
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« Reply #130 on: April 28, 2013, 12:25:56 PM »

Here is a national 1969 ad from Porsche that states, "the earlier developments perfected in these unique cars brought victory to virtually stock Porsche sedans in the Trans-American Championship...."  The car pictured in the photo looks to be the #8 of Fred Baker who finished 7th in the three hour race for U-2 Trans Am cars at Sebring in 1968.
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« Reply #131 on: April 28, 2013, 12:31:55 PM »

Here we have an ad for Kendall GT-1 racing oil that features the 1969 U-2 Championsip winning Porsche 911 of Peter Gregg.  The ad appeared in the October 25, 1969 edition of Competition Press & Autoweek.  Jon Mello posted the picture on this web site on the first page of the thread entitled, "Riverside Trans-Am races." 
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« Reply #132 on: May 03, 2013, 02:30:20 PM »

And now for the Datsuns.

Here is an ad for the Datsun 510 that features the Peter Brock Datsuns.  The #46 in the front was driven by John Morton.  Since the ad mentions that they have been "winning with unbelievable regularity" and there is no mention of a championship, I believe this one ran sometime during the 1971 season.
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« Reply #133 on: May 03, 2013, 02:35:13 PM »

Here is an ad for the 1972 Datsun 510 featuring the 1971 2.5 Championship winning BRE Datsun of John Morton.  As you can see the ad appeared in the February 1972 issue of an unknown magazine.
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« Reply #134 on: May 03, 2013, 02:39:36 PM »

Here is an an ad for Champion Spark Plugs featuring Peter Brock and the 1971 2.5 Trans Am Championship winning BRE Datsun 510.  I believe the ad appeared sometime in 1972.
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« Reply #135 on: May 03, 2013, 02:43:02 PM »

Here is an ad from Valvoline that features the 1971 2.5 Trans Am Championship winning BRE Datsun 510.  It must have run in late 1971 or early 1972.
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« Reply #136 on: May 03, 2013, 02:47:24 PM »

Here is an ad for Revell that says you can win a Datsun 510 Trans Am style sedan.  It appeared in the February 1972 edition of Car Craft.
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« Reply #137 on: May 03, 2013, 02:51:00 PM »

Here is an ad for the 1973 Datsun 510 featuring the 1972 2.5 Trans Am Championship winning car of John Morton.  As you can see the ad ran in the December 1972 edition of Hot Rod and it mentions winning the championship two years in a row.
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« Reply #138 on: May 03, 2013, 02:54:05 PM »

Here is another ad for the 1973 Datsun 510 featuring the 1972 2.5 Trans Am Championship winning car of John Morton.  Since it also mentions the fact that they won the 1971 and 1972 2.5 Trans Am championships the ad must have appeared in late 1972 like the previous ad.
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« Reply #139 on: June 07, 2013, 12:02:26 AM »

Another Berger ad, this one from Oct 1968. (Jon Mello Collection)
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« Reply #140 on: June 08, 2013, 07:25:35 AM »

Another Berger ad, this one from Oct 1968. (Jon Mello Collection)

Jon, cool ad.  I see that your file for it is named "Oct 12 1968."  Is this the date of the newspaper or magazine that this ad appeared in?  What publication was it?  The reason I ask is that the Z28 pictured in the ad has the "Super Scoop" ZL2 hood on it.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that this option was introduced sometime in December 1968, first for the COPO cars and then for the SS and Z28?  If the date of the ad is correct then they must have used a picture of a 1969 Camaro Z28 wearing a pre-production ZL2 hood.  Interesting that they would have teased something like this a full 3 months before it was introduced for production.
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« Reply #141 on: June 08, 2013, 11:43:42 AM »

Scott, the date of the photo is correct and taken from the issue of Competition Press & Autoweek that it was found in. The first appearance of the cowl induction hood was on the 1 of 1 '68 Z/28 convertible owned by Chevrolet's Pete Estes. That hood was probably put on the car by the GM Tech Center and not as a production line component but it was present on the car when it paced the '68 Can-Am race at Road America. The second application of the cowl hood that I have seen is on the car shown in the Berger ad. This was a car used by Chevrolet for its new car introductions for '69 and it appeared in a large number of road tests in the fall of '68 as well as some print ads. You are correct that the first use of the cowl induction hood as a production line component was at the end of December '68 when they made their debut on the ZL-1 Camaros.
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« Reply #142 on: June 08, 2013, 11:46:42 AM »

Actually, before I get beat up too bad, the correct terminology for that hood is the ZL-2 hood or Super Scoop hood. The cowl induction name did not appear until it was first used on the 1970 Chevelle Super Sports.
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« Reply #143 on: June 10, 2013, 11:03:41 AM »

Jon, thanks for the info.  I remember the hood being on the "Estes" Z28 convertible but forgot to mention it in my post.  By the way, where did the picture of it come from.  I have not seen that one.  Was it taken at the 1968 Road America Can Am race?  I have been looking for "period" pictures of that car and have not seen the one you posted.  Do you have any more?  I started a thread going on this car about a year and a half ago at the Camaro Pace Car forum.  In it you can see the picture of the car in pit lane at the 1968 Road America Can Am race with Stirling Moss in the drivers seat and two other pictures taken by Dave Friedman showing it entering pit lane just before the Can Am cars got the green flag to start the race.  See the thread here: http://camaropacecars.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/3100015833/m/4581033336
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« Reply #144 on: June 10, 2013, 01:12:41 PM »

Scott, that is a GM photo taken at the Tech Center, I believe. I have another one with the hood up which I'll have to post later.
I think I may have a color one of the car on the track as well. It came from ebay.
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« Reply #145 on: June 11, 2013, 12:02:05 AM »

Here's the picture of the engine compartment from 1968 showing a 1x4 manifold/carb with a 2x4 air cleaner set-up.


Here's a shot of the engine compartment as of a couple of years ago.


Denis Hulme and Sterling Moss rode in the back of the Estes Z/28 convertible after Hulme won the Road America Can-Am race, Sept 1, 1968.
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« Reply #146 on: June 11, 2013, 07:08:56 AM »

Jon, that is a fantastic color photo of the car during the victory lap at Road America.  I remember you mentioning that you attended several races there when you were a kid.  Were you at this race?   Did you or a family member take this picture?  If so, what part of the track was it?  To me it kind of looks like the area between Canada Corner and the old bridge leading into the paddock, known as Thunder Valley.  Would you mind if I include it in my thread over at the Camaro Pace Car web site that I mentioned in an earlier post?  These are the kinds of pictures I have been searching for and I know there are others who would love to see it.  Thanks!

If you were at the 1968 Can Am race, did you also attend the race the year before in 1967?  If so, do you have any personal photos of the 1967 Camaro Cherokee that was used to pace the race?  I have made several contributions to a thread about that car as well.  If you are interested see it here: http://camaropacecars.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/3100015833/m/4950009635
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« Reply #147 on: June 11, 2013, 10:08:56 AM »

Scott, I didn't start going to Road America until 1970 so I didn't take that color photo of the Camaro pace car. I saw the photo on ebay and honestly, I don't remember who the seller was or even if I won the auction or not. I know it was a slide and I have won lots of slides. Right now, I don't have the time to go through them all to see if I physically have it or not. If you want to post it elsewhere, I'm OK with that.
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« Reply #148 on: June 11, 2013, 11:59:30 AM »

Thanks Jon.  What a fantastic Ebay find!
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« Reply #149 on: June 11, 2013, 09:59:00 PM »

What is that alternator pulley in the color pic?
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« Reply #150 on: June 11, 2013, 11:26:56 PM »

It's just a double-groove alternator pulley but I don't know what it was used on originally. You can see in the 1968 photo the car had the usual large diameter single-groove pulley that came stock on the Z/28s and it was running a smog pump and exhaust manifolds back then also. Now there are headers and no smog pump.
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« Reply #151 on: October 19, 2013, 05:36:35 PM »

Here is a cool picture taken by Dave Friedman at the Glen 500 Trans Am race at Watkins Glen, New York on August 10, 1969.  It shows a neat Chevy Camaro Z28 advertising sign located in the pits just above the Penske Camaro.  Does anyone know what the rest of the tagline says? It is part of the Dave Friedman Collection at The Henry Ford.  See a larger and clearer version here: http://thehenryford.artehouse.com/perl/magnify_popup.pl?imageID=178510&staticImage=C&ckon=image&alt=0
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« Reply #152 on: October 19, 2013, 05:49:41 PM »

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. Very even tempered. Mean all the time.   Cool
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« Reply #153 on: October 19, 2013, 09:38:16 PM »

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. Very even tempered. Mean all the time.   Cool

Thanks Jon.  Cool ad!
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« Reply #154 on: October 19, 2013, 11:27:49 PM »

You're welcome, Scott. The photo below shows the part of the sign (far left) that was missing from your previous photo.

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« Reply #155 on: September 12, 2014, 12:49:32 AM »

Scott, the date of the photo is correct and taken from the issue of Competition Press & Autoweek that it was found in. The first appearance of the cowl induction hood was on the 1 of 1 '68 Z/28 convertible owned by Chevrolet's Pete Estes. That hood was probably put on the car by the GM Tech Center and not as a production line component but it was present on the car when it paced the '68 Can-Am race at Road America. The second application of the cowl hood that I have seen is on the car shown in the Berger ad. This was a car used by Chevrolet for its new car introductions for '69 and it appeared in a large number of road tests in the fall of '68 as well as some print ads. You are correct that the first use of the cowl induction hood as a production line component was at the end of December '68 when they made their debut on the ZL-1 Camaros.
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« Reply #156 on: September 12, 2014, 04:07:02 PM »

Thanks, James. I was not aware of that car. Good information.
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