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« Reply #135 on: November 28, 2012, 10:41:17 AM »

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« Reply #136 on: November 28, 2012, 10:41:37 AM »

National Speed Sport News indicates Penske is in negotiations with AMC to run Javelins in 1970.
This is barely a week after Riverside.

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« Reply #137 on: November 28, 2012, 10:43:21 AM »

Season Review from Road & Track magazine, courtesy of Mike K (Swede70).





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« Reply #138 on: November 30, 2012, 09:00:41 AM »

Even before the '69 Trans-Am season ended, Penske was in negotiations with AMC to drive Javelins
for the 1970 season. It certainly made sense from a financial standpoint since Chevrolet could only
offer technical assistance with no money to back it up. This report from National Speed Sport News
shows the Penske to AMC deal was completed two weeks after the last race at Riverside. The deal
for Dan Gurney to drive for Plymouth happened equally fast.










From Chris Economaki's editorial column, same issue of NSSN...


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The same news is a little later coming out in the Competition Press & Autoweek issue. (Jon Mello Collection)







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« Reply #139 on: December 03, 2012, 12:18:09 PM »

Some interesting prospects for who might be running the '70 Trans-Am season before October '69 is even over. (Jon Mello Collection)
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« Reply #140 on: December 04, 2012, 08:35:53 AM »

More news from the Nov 5, 1969 issue of NSSN. (Jon Mello Collection)













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« Reply #141 on: December 05, 2012, 11:44:39 AM »

News items from the Nov 12, 1969 issue of NSSN. (Jon Mello Collection)
Ford racing budget cuts knock out the chance of Fred Lorenzen racing in Trans-Am.



Snippets from Chris Economaki's weekly column...




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« Reply #142 on: December 06, 2012, 09:58:25 AM »

The November 19, 1969 issue of NSSN has some news about Chrysler and AMC entries for the 1970 season. (Jon Mello Collection)








Dick Guldstrand has moved as of mid-November '69 to a new location next to Traco.
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« Reply #143 on: December 09, 2012, 01:26:38 AM »

The November 26, 1969 issue of NSSN had some information Penske Javelin testing and some other tidbits. (Jon Mello Collection)





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« Reply #144 on: December 10, 2012, 12:14:56 AM »

The 12-3-69 issue of National Speed Sport News reports that the Owens-Corning Corvette racing duo of
Tony DeLorenzo and Jerry Thompson are going to race a pair of new Camaros in the 1970 Trans-Am series.









Other interesting T/A tidbits found in the same issue of NSSN...



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The 11-29-69 issue of Competition Press & Autoweek also covered the Owens-Corning news.



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« Reply #145 on: December 11, 2012, 09:47:02 AM »

The 12-10-69 isssue of NSSN reports that Jim Hall will campaign a Camaro in Trans-Am for the 1970 season.



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« Reply #146 on: December 12, 2012, 08:05:52 AM »

The 12-17-69 isssue of NSSN reports that Peter Revson has signed on as a second driver
for the Penske Javelin team and Don Yenko has won an award for outstanding driver.



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« Reply #147 on: December 14, 2012, 09:25:48 PM »

does anybody know of any photos of john cannon in his one off drive in the #16 bud moore mustang at lime rock..69 ?

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« Reply #148 on: December 15, 2012, 01:04:51 AM »

Mike, I have never seen a photo of John Cannon driving the Bud Moore #16 car at Lime Rock. I have wanted to,
since it was a one-off drive for him, but so far no luck finding a picture.

Here are a few news items from the 12-24-69 issue of NSSN. (Jon Mello Collection)
David Pearson is choosing not to defend his 1969 Nascar championship by running only part of the schedule for
the 1970 season. He was hoping to be Parnelli's teammate in Trans-Am but apparently Ford didn't want to pay
up the $$$ so that could happen.



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« Reply #149 on: December 27, 2012, 11:30:56 AM »

Thanks Jon for posting all this.

Very interesting to read.

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