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« on: August 25, 2012, 05:13:46 PM »

Driver Dick Hoffman

 Jun 20 1971      Edmonton International Speedway
 Jul    4 1971      Brainerd International Raceway "Donnybrooke"
 Sep  6 1971      Michigan International Speedway

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 11:09:07 PM »

There are just not too many pics of Hoffman's '71 Camaro out there at this time. Hopefully some will show up as we continue to research the old Trans-Am series.
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 11:46:29 PM »

Not sure if this is your car, as I think there were two Hoffman Camaros built, but here is a scan of a photo I found on page 123 of the book entitled "Camaro! From Challenger to Champion: The Complete History" by Gary L. Witzenburg.  The caption states, "Chevy engineer Dick Hoffman's Camaro built for '73 series."  Could this be a typo and they meant to write 1971 or 1972, or did he also run a car in 1973???  Anyway, I thought of this thread when I was looking at this book the other day.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 03:00:32 PM »

That "under construction" photo is of the second Hoffman Camaro, the yellow one with the black hood and red vee-shaped stripes.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 04:43:12 PM »

That "under construction" photo is of the second Hoffman Camaro, the yellow one with the black hood and red vee-shaped stripes.

Thanks for the info.
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2013, 08:33:42 PM »

painting the Camaro tonight....   
will post photos if it turns out OK. 
fingers crossed.
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 10:20:50 PM »

Cool !

Thanks for letting us know. I hope it turns out well and you're happy with it.
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2013, 02:45:26 PM »

Any updates here? Has the car been painted?
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2013, 03:47:12 PM »

The two frames in the first picture up top were not intended for an F-body Camaro, were they? All the underbody pictures I've seen show that even the raced F-bodies still had individual sub-frames that were not welded together using rail of some sort....which is actually surprising considering how many performance suppliers encourage the installation of "subframe-connectors" for 2nd gen Camaro/Firebird. Wonder why...?
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2013, 04:00:30 PM »

Those look like Corvette chassis' to me. Probably John Greenwood cars.
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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2013, 05:08:24 PM »

Ahh, that makes much more sense. Thank you very much...I was just curious
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2013, 07:56:51 PM »

Ed great to see you and the car at Road America.  It looks great!
Should be fun next month
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2013, 07:58:05 PM »

We need pictures!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2013, 08:22:02 PM »

We need pictures!!!!

Ditto!
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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2013, 02:49:05 PM »

We need pictures!!!!

I was at the Vintage races at Road America this past weekend.  What color is it now?  I only remember seeing a red 2nd generation Camaro.  I'll look through my pictures. 
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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2013, 10:01:21 PM »

I have some pictures of the Greenwood vette from last weekend, should I post 'em?
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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2013, 10:22:09 PM »

YES, you should!!!
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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2013, 10:42:52 PM »

There is a 150KB limit for attachments, so I'll do the best I can, if anyone wants higher resolution let me know.
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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2013, 10:49:51 PM »

Couple more...
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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2013, 04:37:29 PM »

I took these pictures of an early 2nd generation Camaro at The Hawk vintage race weekend at Road America.  Is this what the car looks like now?  I don't recall seeing another early 2nd generation Camaro at the event.  I meant to go back and take more pictures of this car and the 1st generation Camaro parked in front of it but we left the paddock area and never went back.  I also saw it on track but my camera battery was out of juice by that point.

If it's not the Greenwood/Hoffman car does anyone know more about it?  I don't recall seeing this one before.
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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2013, 06:56:23 PM »

I've never seen the red Camaro before. I'm sure it's not the ex-Greenwood/Hoffman Camaro but other
than that, I don't know anything about it.
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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2013, 04:04:48 PM »

Is the Hoffman camaro likely to be at Monterey?

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« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2013, 12:03:07 AM »

According to the entry list shown on the website, it does appear that Ed Wheatley will have the car there.





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« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2013, 01:42:26 PM »

The Camaro belongs to Sam LeComte......I can see my brother in the background of the photo!  They took several cars up there.  Jody O'Donnel finished third in the big Corvette race;  all were pitted together, all from Dallas.
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« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2013, 10:09:49 AM »

The red Camaro is the ex-Gene Felton, IMSA Hilborn-injected small-block rocket.....   I really don't know much about how it's set up now, or then; but VERY fast...  Sam says it's scary... Wink
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« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2013, 02:28:06 PM »

I love vintage races, and some guys have this now, but I wish ALL the cars all had a little poster near it that described its history if there is any, weather significant or not I think its interesting.
Whether its the low-buck racer that had been racing his 70 Mustang, with his family for over 20 years, or the big dollar cars like the Greenwood Vette, I like the history.
Some cars are re-creations of vintage cars, which are also cool, but if it has a past Id like to know a little without needing to research a few cars I find to be interesting.
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« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2013, 04:20:29 PM »

Thanks guys for the info on the red 2nd Gen. Camaro.
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« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2013, 11:09:30 AM »

Road America Hawk 2013
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« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2013, 11:50:07 AM »

Car looks great - hope you are having a good wknd. at Monterey.

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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2013, 01:28:11 AM »

I got a chance to meet Ed Wheatley this weekend and see his car in person. Ed's a nice guy and his car really looks nice.
It's great to see this car finally returned to its original paint scheme after so many years. Here are a few shots in the paddock.







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« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2013, 01:33:13 AM »

Here are some shots out on the track...
















and a shot of the car returning to the paddock after Saturday afternoon's race...

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« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2013, 07:58:30 PM »

That stripe pattern on the tail lamp panel probably made anyone behind him get dizzy from looking at it!
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« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2013, 06:16:36 PM »

That's the trick.....  to keep them behind me.....
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