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« Reply #75 on: October 20, 2012, 11:26:47 PM »

The #3 Javelin of Ron Grable was one of the cars that was heavily damaged in the 8 car pile-up at St. Jovite.
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« Reply #76 on: October 21, 2012, 12:03:16 AM »

Here's a photo personally taken by Mike Scott (group/7) back in 1969 at the St. Jovite/Mt. Tremblant Trans-Am race.
It shows Donohue's car after rolling off the scales, which is part of the tech inspection of each car prior to the race.
Many thanks to Mike for sharing this with us from his personal collection.
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« Reply #77 on: October 21, 2012, 12:25:13 AM »

Watkins Glen Trans-Am coverage from Competition Press & Autoweek. (Jon Mello Collection)



























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« Reply #78 on: October 22, 2012, 10:39:59 AM »

Watkins Glen Trans-Am coverage from National Speed Sport News. (Jon Mello Collection)












"From the Editor's Notebook" column by Chris Economaki
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« Reply #79 on: October 22, 2012, 12:30:15 PM »

Watkins Glen Trans-Am brief reports from Car & Driver and SCCA's "Sports Car" magazine, courtesy of Mike K. (Swede70)




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« Reply #80 on: October 23, 2012, 09:56:53 AM »

Watkins Glen Trans-Am program. (Jon Mello Collection)
If someone has the entry list they could donate to the cause, please let me know and I will insert it here. Thanks.









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« Reply #81 on: October 28, 2012, 12:04:49 AM »

Mid-season report from the November 1969 issue of Stock Car Racing magazine.









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« Reply #82 on: October 28, 2012, 12:05:16 AM »

Some interesting Trans-Am news tidbits in the week following the Watkins Glen Trans-Am
including the news that Walt Hane was leaving his duty as the SCCA's chief tech inspector
to join the Titus-Godsall Firebird team as an administrative/technical head.

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« Reply #83 on: October 28, 2012, 12:07:45 AM »

Laguna Seca Trans-Am report from National Speed Sport News. (Jon Mello Collection)

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« Reply #84 on: October 28, 2012, 12:13:55 AM »

Laguna Seca Trans-Am program, courtesy of Robert Lodewyk.

























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« Reply #85 on: October 28, 2012, 05:07:34 PM »

Laguna Seca Trans-Am report from SCCA's "Sports Car" magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)
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« Reply #86 on: October 29, 2012, 02:27:22 PM »

A photo of the Gerry Gregory Z/28 heading down through the famous corkscrew part of the Laguna Seca racetrack.
This was taken during a practice session due to the lack of decals that were seen on the car during the actual race.

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« Reply #87 on: October 29, 2012, 02:36:19 PM »

Laguna Seca Trans-Am photos as found in the Sears Point program, courtesy of Robert Lodewyk.
Javelin returned to a two-car effort at Laguna Seca with Ron Grable staying in the #4 which he had driven at Watkins Glen.
Jerry Grant was brought in to replace John Martin but was put in Grable's old #3 car (which had been wrecked at St. Jovite).







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« Reply #88 on: October 30, 2012, 08:55:04 PM »

Laguna Seca Trans-Am article from the December '69 issue of Speed Age magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)












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