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« Reply #90 on: October 31, 2012, 08:36:43 AM »

Laguna Seca pace lap photos by Bob Tronolone.







Laguna Seca Trans-Am race report from Car & Driver magazine, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).



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« Reply #91 on: November 01, 2012, 09:59:04 AM »

The September 3rd, 1969 issue of National Speed Sport News featured an ad for the Larry Bock/LarryDrover 1968 Camaro
which was severely damaged at Donnybrooke two months earlier. Not surprisingly, no mention is made that the car had
been wrecked and repaired. Bock drove a Dodge Dart in the Nascar GT series while Drover made the repairs. They replaced
the '68 Camaro with a '69 model for the 1970 Trans-Am season.




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The September 6th, 1969 issue of Competition Press & Autoweek featured an ad for the Firebird (ex-Penske Camaro) that
Jerry Titus wrecked at St Jovite a month earlier on August 1st. This was the Gagnon Spring sponsored car driven by Dick
Brown for Robert Gagnon. For some reason Dick Brown is the contact person in the ad even though it's Gagnon's car.
This is another case where no mention is made about an accident repair but the car has "new paint" as well as a new
engine and transmission since the previous engine and trans got swapped into the new '69 bodied replacement car.



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« Reply #92 on: November 01, 2012, 10:03:28 AM »

Seattle/Kent Trans-Am race report from National Speed Sport News. (Jon Mello Collection)
Sweet music to the Chevy lover's ears... "Chevy Destroys Ford Title Hopes".


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« Reply #93 on: November 02, 2012, 10:09:35 AM »

Seattle/Kent Trans-Am report from Speed Age magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)
This is the second part of the "Trans-Am Triple Play" article.







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« Reply #94 on: November 02, 2012, 11:55:40 AM »

Great stuff Jon.  Neat to see Jack Brady credited for these photos.
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« Reply #95 on: November 03, 2012, 12:51:42 AM »

Seattle/Kent Trans-Am program, courtesy of Robert Lodewyk.






























Results from the November 1969 issue of SCCA's "Sports Car" magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)


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« Reply #96 on: November 04, 2012, 12:20:39 AM »

Seattle/Kent Trans-Am report from Competition Press & Autoweek. (Jon Mello Collection)

















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« Reply #97 on: November 04, 2012, 01:30:35 AM »

Seattle/Kent Trans-Am coverage from Car & Driver magazine, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).

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« Reply #98 on: November 09, 2012, 11:17:35 AM »

Seattle/Kent Press Kit, courtesy of Frank Dihartce.













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« Reply #99 on: November 09, 2012, 11:20:09 AM »

Rusty Jowett placed a for sale ad for his car in Competition Press & Autoweek after the Kent race.
The car was sold to Paul Nichter who ran the Trans-Am series with it for the following several years.

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« Reply #100 on: November 09, 2012, 11:23:05 AM »

Sears Point Trans-Am report as found in Car & Driver magazine, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).

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« Reply #101 on: November 10, 2012, 01:07:43 AM »

Sears Point Trans-Am report from Speed Age magazine. (Jon Mello Collection)
This is the third part of the "Trans-Am Triple Play" article.

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« Reply #102 on: November 10, 2012, 01:12:48 AM »

Sears Point Trans-Am report from National Speed Sport News. (Jon Mello Collection)



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« Reply #103 on: November 11, 2012, 01:35:23 AM »

Sears Point Trans-Am program, courtesy of Robert Lodewyk.





















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« Reply #104 on: November 11, 2012, 10:44:57 AM »

very cool pic of james garner with the sunoco camaro at sears point from the program for that event. this is mentioned in the donohue technical excellence at speed book on page 169. I wonder if garner actually drove the car ?
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