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« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2012, 10:06:41 AM »

Here's coverage of the '69 Wolverine Trans-Am at Michigan Int'l Speedway as found in
National Speed Sport News. (Jon Mello Collection)

















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"From the Editor's Notebook" by Chris Economaki. National Speed Sport News May 14, 1969
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« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2012, 10:12:36 AM »

Here's a report on the Michigan race from Competition Press & Autoweek. (Jon Mello Collection)













          







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« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2012, 10:20:31 AM »

Much more coverage of the Michigan race, including many wonderful photos from Ron Lathrop and Jerry Melton can be found if you click here.
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« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2012, 12:46:23 AM »

Advertisement for the upcoming Lime Rock Trans-Am race. (Jon Mello Collection)
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« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2012, 07:32:22 AM »

Various snippets from National Speed Sport News, prior to the Lime Rock Trans-Am. (Jon Mello Collection)









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« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2012, 08:38:15 AM »

Car Life coverage of the '69 Lime Rock Trans-Am race, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70). Sam Posey
won this race as a substitute driver for Peter Revson. Most of the regular stars of the Trans-Am series
were running at Indianapolis since that race was the same weekend. This is the last win for the Shelby
team in the Trans-Am series.



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« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2012, 09:58:27 AM »

Some good info here.  Thanks.  Anyone have a lap time sheet for the 69 Michigan race?  Would love to see that....

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« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2012, 02:49:12 PM »

Road & Track's race report had these lap times listed...

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« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2012, 08:34:29 AM »

Lime Rock Trans-Am coverage from National Speed Sport News. (Jon Mello Collection)







"From the Editor's Notebook" by Chris Economaki
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« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2012, 09:07:16 AM »

Thanks for that little tidbit, John.   I knew the team Javelins started last, since they didn't arrive in time for qualifying.  However, there must have been something good going on for them to get up into third and fourth!  It may very well tell more of the story of Kaplan, the Javelins, and the reported 480 hp......MIS is a horsepower track!  :^)
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« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2012, 10:34:29 AM »

Thanks for that little tidbit, John.   I knew the team Javelins started last, since they didn't arrive in time for qualifying.  However, there must have been something good going on for them to get up into third and fourth!  It may very well tell more of the story of Kaplan, the Javelins, and the reported 480 hp......MIS is a horsepower track!  :^)

An unexpected and very detailed thread on the topic took form on the BOSS 302 Registry Trans Am board regarding the '69 RKE engine development program that contains much that is special.  See:

http://www.boss302.com/smf/index.php?topic=46746.0

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« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2012, 04:51:19 PM »

Yeah, I was part of that convo a few years back.  I have all of those pics.  Thanks, though!

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« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2012, 11:31:38 AM »

Lime Rock Trans-Am coverage from Competition Press & Autoweek. (Jon Mello Collection)
































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Lime Rock Trans-Am report as found in the SCCA's "Sports Car" magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)



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« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2012, 12:00:09 PM »

CP&A article on Terry Godsall's frustration with the SCCA and its enforcement of the rules. (Jon Mello Collection)



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« Reply #44 on: September 20, 2012, 07:36:24 AM »

Mid-Ohio Trans-Am coverage as found in the SCCA's "Sports Car" magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)



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