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Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #120 on: November 21, 2012, 05:46:47 PM »
Mark Donohue ahead of Roy Woods. This is early in the race since there is no damage to the front end of Donohue's car.
Parnelli and Mark got in two "on-track altercations" with one another which ultimately put PJ's Mustang out of the race.
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Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #121 on: November 22, 2012, 06:21:19 AM »
Riverside Trans-Am turn 7, Ron Grable's Javelin leads the Camaros of Rusty Jowett and Roy Woods.
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Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #122 on: November 23, 2012, 02:58:49 AM »
Riverside Trans-Am, Mark Donohue pit stop shows a bit of the damage that occured when he and Parnelli collided.
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Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #123 on: November 23, 2012, 04:17:05 AM »
Riverside Trans-Am, Ron Grable's Javelin has spun around backwards in turn 6 as Bill Pendleton (driving Ken Deckman's '67 Z-28) goes by.
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Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #124 on: November 23, 2012, 05:16:37 AM »
Riverside Trans-Am, George Follmer's Mustang is shown after ramming the end of the pit wall.
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Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #125 on: November 23, 2012, 05:25:45 AM »
Riverside Trans-Am, George Follmer's Mustang leads Peter Revson and Ronnie Bucknum.
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Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #126 on: November 23, 2012, 06:48:28 AM »
Riverside Trans-Am, Jerry Titus' Firebird in turn 7.
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Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #127 on: November 23, 2012, 06:50:08 AM »
Riverside Trans-Am, Mark Donohue's Camaro in turn 7A.
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Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #128 on: November 23, 2012, 06:52:12 AM »
Riverside Trans-Am, the AMC Javelin team prior to the race.
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Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #129 on: November 23, 2012, 06:00:49 PM »
He's got a little something-something on that fender flare!! ;D

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Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #130 on: November 24, 2012, 05:31:26 AM »
Riverside Trans-Am, Mark Donohue and Parnelli Jones in one of their classic battles.
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Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #131 on: November 25, 2012, 05:56:39 AM »
Riverside Trans-Am.  Here, the order is reversed.
I don't recall seeing Parnelli's name on the back of the car before. It might have only been that way at Riverside.
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Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #132 on: November 25, 2012, 07:02:55 AM »
Was Riverside early in the year? I ask that because Parnelli's car did not use that flapper fuel filler for long. Most pictures show the big aluminum lid with the knob on it. It also appears to be missing the two chrome marker bezels that they used as fuel tank vents above the stock gas cap location. The white part of the roof is very wide on this car too. Also has a chrome bumper, some were black but I think they put steel ones on the rear to balance out the weight. There is actually a factory light weight steel front bumper for sale on ebay right now.

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Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #133 on: November 25, 2012, 07:07:48 AM »
I see Riverside was the last race, maybe this was the newest fuel filler version.

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Re: 1969 Trans-Am season review
« Reply #134 on: November 25, 2012, 11:19:19 PM »
The Mustangs used several different fuel filler styles during '69 but I think this downward flapper style was just used at Riverside for the last race of the season. Of course, in 1970 the SCCA outlawed these kind of gas fillers so this looks like a one-shot deal in the case of the Mustangs . Notice that Peter Revson's #1 Mustang also has the flapper style fuel filler (in the picture I posted in reply #125).
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