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« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2012, 04:53:45 PM »

408 photos from the Dave Friedman Collection, of the 1967 Green Valley Trans-Am, courtesy of The Henry Ford museum, can be seen here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehenryford/sets/72157631175084150/

A note to some of my friends on this forum....  Be prepared to set aside a few hours here.

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« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2012, 10:43:11 PM »

Thanks for letting us know, Chad. Those are terrific and I'm glad Dave Friedman is making those available for enthusiasts to review and purchase.
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« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2014, 09:52:40 AM »

Probably one of the hardest programs to find is the one for the Green Valley Trans-Am race. It is curiously described on the cover as
a "stock car" race and, as a whole, is fairly amateurish. With that being said, it is a neat piece of Trans-Am history. Many thanks go
to Craig Wheeldon for sharing his copy with us.










































Entry list, front



Entry list, back

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« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2014, 03:54:26 PM »

Hey Jon how come your car wasn't competing at that race? To far to go?
Interesting the camaros didn't run bumpers, and most of the Mustangs didn't but the Cougars who were pretty dominant ran front and rear bumpers.
Also it wouldn't have been easier for that Z/28 to swap out a gas tank than locate plastic balls to put in there? they would have had to pull the tank to get the plastic balls out anyways right?
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« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2014, 08:05:12 PM »

do I remember a story, that those plastic balls were made of something that dissolved, and wouldn't clog fuel systems ? also sound like something they'd try in NASCAR.

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« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2014, 10:49:38 PM »

Hey Jon how come your car wasn't competing at that race? To far to go?
Interesting the camaros didn't run bumpers, and most of the Mustangs didn't but the Cougars who were pretty dominant ran front and rear bumpers.
Also it wouldn't have been easier for that Z/28 to swap out a gas tank than locate plastic balls to put in there? they would have had to pull the tank to get the plastic balls out anyways right?

As far as I know, they felt it was too far of a drive to take my car to Green Valley. The Cougars ran fiberglass bumpers and only for the first few races of the season, then they eliminated them like most everybody else. For the '69 season, the SCCA reversed their rules and mandated that the bumpers needed to be retained. Some people acid dipped them and others like Penske made them out of aluminum.
I'm sure in hindsight Craig Fisher's team would have not gone with the plastic balls idea but they did and it cost them by melting and clogging up the whole fuel system.
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« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2014, 11:24:55 PM »

well, I guess I got that story turned around in my head,maybe something melted and clogged up my system !

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« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2014, 11:10:44 AM »

Thats Cool! I raced my first 69 RS/Z there -like 13.70s? and was spinning every gear change the track was blacktop  I also went to a early Super Chevy at Green Valley around 1980 and those pics brick back memories!
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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2014, 06:17:52 PM »

That's great. I'm glad you enjoyed reading this thread. If you have any pictures from the track, please post them.
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