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#1 carpenterdesign

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 00:18

This blog was created to give all of us Trans Am and 2.5 Challenge enthusiasts a place to post our pictures and memories of going to the races. It is my hope that we will share our personal stories and more importantly personal photographs. Let's post all the pictures we can find here on this thread. I will start out with a few of what I have.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 02:24

WOW, after 2 hours of trying, I finally figured out how to load images.

So if anyone has problems loading / posting their pictures, follow these instructions

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• select #2. Grab the photo's URL:

This will allow you to link to your photo to our blog


These are a few images that my dad took at the 1970 Road America Trans-Am.

RESULTS of the Road America Trans-Am race for the SCCA Trans-American Championship held at Road America, Elkhart Lake,
Wisconsin, July 19, 1970.
Event sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America, Inc., promoted by Road America, Inc., organized by the Chicago Region (SCCA)
and listed by the FIA as a national/open
Race on 4.0 mile circuit for SCCA Sedan over-2-liter cars for overall position.
Race length: 50 laps (200 miles), 2 hours, 10 minutes, 39.8 seconds.
Winners average speed 91.839 mph. Winner’s margin of victory: 58 seconds.
Fastest lap: (Tie) Mark Donohue and Parnelli Jones, 2:33.0 (94.118 mph), Record.

Pos. Driver Car Laps/secs. behind Pts Prize $

1 Mark Donohue............................................. Javelin 9 $3,500
2 Swede Savage................................................ Barracuda :58 6 2,500
3 Sam Posey.................................................... Challenger :90 4 2,000
4 Jim Hall......................................................... Camaro :124 3 1,800
5 Parnelli Jones................................................ Mustang :131 2 1,500
6 Milt Minter.................................................. Camaro :144 1,400
7 Roy Woods................................................... Camaro 1L125 1,200
8 Tony DeLorenzo.......................................... Camaro 1L156 1,000
9 Warren Agor.................................................. Camaro 2L98 800
10 Gordon Dewar.............................................. Camaro 2L98 700
11 Vince Gimondo............................................. Camaro 3L06 600
12 Warren Tope................................................. Mustang Boss 302 3L16 500
13 Maurice Carter.............................................. Camaro 3L41 400
14 Warren Fairbanks.......................................... Camaro 3L131 350
15 Allen Hewitt................................................. Camaro 5L101 300
16 Larry Bock.................................................... Camaro 5L162 250
17 Ed Hinchliff.................................................. Mustang Boss 6L21 200
18 Leith Gardner................................................ Camaro 6L75 150
19 Dan Furey..................................................... Mustang Boss 7L18 150
20 Bob Biernerth............................................... Camaro 7L26 100
21 Gerald Thompson......................................... Camaro 7L67 50
22 Jim Corwin................................................... Camaro 12L74 50
23 Dan Spiegel................................................... Chev II Nova 13L58 50
24 John Elliott ................................................... Camaro 13L68 50
25 Levester Lewis.............................................. Camaro 19L01 50
DID NOT FINISH Laps Completed
26 Bob Fryer ..................................................... Camaro 38 50
27 Ted Roberta.................................................. Javelin 26 50
28 Allan LaBrush............................................... Camaro 26 50
29 Ed Leslie....................................................... Camaro 25 blown engine 50
30 Peter Schwartzott......................................... Camaro 22
31 Gene Harrington........................................... Camaro 18
32 Robert Macintyre......................................... Camaro 17
33 Peter Revson................................................. Javelin 13 drive shaft
34 Duane Winkle............................................... Camaro 2
35 George Follmer ............................................. Mustang 0
DISQUALIFIED
Jerry Lagod................................................... Camaro refueling


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Posted 02 January 2010 - 03:01

Some photos that I found on the http://www.virhistory.com website. This 1966 Volvo 122 race car was ran out of the Bates Cunningham Volvo dealership and driven by Chuck Cunningham.

These photos were taken by VIR - July 1966 Trans-Am
Photos by Watts Hill, Jr. - July 30-31, 1966


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Pos. Driver Car Laps Class Pts Prize $
1 Bob Johnson, Columbus, Oh..........................Mustang 124 O-2 9 1288
Tom Yeager, Marion, Oh
2 Pete Feistman, Ashville.................................Mustang 124 O-2 427
Russ Norburn
3 Horst Kwech, Lk. Forest, Il ..........................Alfa Romeo GTA 121 U-1 9 788
Gus Andrey, Framingham, Mass
4 Paul Richards, Wappingers Falls, NY...........Alfa Romeo GTA 120 U-2 427
George Alderman, Newark, Del
5 Jim Baker, Atlanta, Ga...................................Alfa Romeo GTA 118 U-3 270
Bob McQueen, ATlanta, Ga
6 Bruce Jennings, Towson, Md.........................Barracuda 113 O-3 4 270
Les Netherton, Pasadena, Md
7 Reid Rollo.......................................................BMW TISA 111 U-4 3 180
Pinkie Rollo, Wash. D.C.
8 Art Riley, Franklin Sq., NY...........................Volvo 122S 110 U-5 2 135
Art Mollin, Great Neck, NY
9 Russ Simon, Houston, Tx..............................Alfa Romeo GTA 108 U-6 112
Bill Steele, Houston, Tx
10 Chas. Cunningham, Brunswick......................Volvo 122S 108 U-7 101
Floyd Stone, Shrewsbury, Ma
11 Del Taylor, Denver, Co.................................Alfa Romeo GTA 108 U-8 90
Bob Pratt, Denver, Co
12 Dick Peritz, Little Neck, NY........................Alfa Romeo GTA 106 U-9 79
Gerry Doiman, NY
13 Dick Beuter, Charlottesville, Va...................Mini-Cooper 105 U-10 168
Jim Murphy, Falls Church, Va
14 K. Sellers, Charleston, S.C.............................Renault Gordini 105 U-11 75
R. Mercer, Charleston, S.C.
15 Steve Durst, Elkins, Pa..................................Barracuda 102 O-4 180
Al Schall, Hatboro, Pa
16 Paul Newman, Chapel Hill, N.C....................Saab 96 98 U-12 180
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17 Jim McDaniel, Alexandria, Va.......................Volkswagen 97 U-13 50
John Moore, Alexandria, Va
18 Warren Matzen, College Park, Md...............Volkswagen 97 U-14 25
Rick Mandeleson, Baltimore, Md
19 John Finger, Spartensburg, S.C......................Austin 850 90 U-15 25
John Willis, Spartenburgh, S.C.
20 Paul Van Hoozier, Knoxville.........................Renault Gordini 78 U-16
John Gordon, Rockaway, NJ
21 Noel Armstrong, El Paso, Tx.......................Alfa Romeo GTA 73 U-17
Ron Hunter, Boulder, Co
22 Curtis Turner, Charlotte, N.C.......................Mustang 63 O-5 135
Peter Lake, Wellesley, Me
DID NOT FINISH
23 H. Theodoracopulos, NYC............................Alfa Romeo GTA 108 U-18
Sam Posey, Sharon, CT
24 F. Gardner, Australia.......................................Cortina Lotus 96 U-19
Dick Atwood, England
25 Monty Winkler, Wash...................................Alfa Romeo GTA 47 U-20
Pete VanderVate, Vienna, Va
26 Dick Thompson, Washington, DC...............Mustang 43 O-6 112
Jim Sutter, Wheaton, Md
27 Herb Swan, Cleveland, Oh.............................BMW TISA 40 U-21
C. Dietrich, Upper Sandusky, Oh
28 John Igleheart, Greenwich, Ct.......................Alfa Romeo GTA 38 U-22
Roger Barr, Glastonbury, Conn
29 Howard Hanna, Newton Sq., Pa....................Alfa Romeo GTA 33 U-23
Erika Rhone, NYC
30 Sam Posey, Sharon, Conn..............................Saab 96 31 U-24 50
C. Pelouze, Richmond, Va
31 Allan Moffat, Detroit, Mich.........................Cortina Lotus 23 U-25
Craig Fisher, Toronto, Canada
32 Dick Atwood, England...................................Cortina Lotus 21 U-26
Skip Scott, Devon, Pa
33 Bob Tullius, Alexandia, Va.............................Dart 14 O-7 101
Tony Adamowicz, Arlington, Va
34 Dick Petty, Randleman, N.C.........................Barracuda 12 O-8 90
Chas. Rainville, N. Scituate, R.I.
35 Ed Diamond, Rochester, NY.........................Mustang 10 O-9 79
Sherm Decker, Oneonta, NY
36 Rd. O’Neill, Westhampton Beach, NY........Cortina Lotus 8 U-27
W. P. Stephenson, Mt. Kisco, NY
RESULTS of VIR 400 Trans-American Sedan Championship, July 31 1966. Sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America, Conducted
by the North Carolina Region.
400.5 miles; 124 laps; elapsed time 5 hours 18.30 min.
Winners speed 75.44 mph; margin of victory 9 seconds.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 04:55

Leave it up to the Canadians to have the best photography I have ever seen on the subject of Trans-Am racing.
This is the website http://www.autocours...ile=photos.html

Mont Tremblant 1967
Dana Chevrolet Camaro
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Bill Taylor Bill Pratt Alfa Romeo GTA 1967
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Don Yenko Jerry Thompson Camaro 1967
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Peter Roberts George Brocklehurst Allan Moffat 1967
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Allan Moffat Lotus Cortina
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Mont Tremblant 1968
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Sam Posey Sunoco Camaro Mont-Tremblant 1968
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Mark Donohue Camaro 1968
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Lothar Motschenbacher - AMC Javelin
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Ron Grable - AMC Javelin
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Peter Revson - Ford Mustang
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Mo Carter - Chevrolet Camaro
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Rusty Jowett - Chevrolet Camaro
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1969 Mont Tremblant Trans Am

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Trans-Am Championship 1970

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Vic Elford - Chevrolet Camaro
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Ed Leslie - Chevrolet Camaro
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Tony DeLorenzo - Chevrolet Camaro
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Mark Donuhue - AMC Javelin
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Warren Agor - Chevrolet Camaro
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Steve Ross - Ford Mustang
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George Follmer and Peter Gregg - Ford Mustang
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Marshall Robbins - Chevrolet Camaro
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1971 Mont Treblant Trans Am Race

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Trans-Am Championship 1970 crash
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 05:45

Trans-Am Championship 1970 crash
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That crash was in 1969.

Vince H.


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Posted 03 January 2010 - 14:58

Excellent!!!!!!!!!!! :up:

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 15:34

Some of these were taken at Road America others at Brainerd International Raceway. I will update and confirm which is which next time I see my father. He should be able to distinguish the tracks since he was the camera man. My hunch is that the images taken from inside the track facing the passenger side of the car are from Brainerd and the others are from RA.

Jerry Titus Firebird Road America 1970. Check out the Swede Savage AAR Plymouth Barracuda hauler in the background. Quite a rig.
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Check it out "oldtransamdriver" Mo Carter's 1969 Camaro! I am looking forward to seeing your pictures.
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Road America 1970 chaparral Camaro on hauler
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Warm up lap of the Road America Trans Am 1970
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Tony DeLorenzo Jerry Thompson Camaro
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Brainerd 1970 Chaparral Camaro
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Jerry Titus Firebird Brainerd 1970
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Mark Donohue Brainerd 1970
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RESULTS of the Donnybrooke Trans-Am race for the SCCA Trans-American Championship held at Donnybrooke, Brainerd, Minn.,
July 5, 1970.
Event sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America, Inc., promoted by Donnybrooke, Inc., organized by the Land O’Lakes Region
(SCCA) and listed by the FIA as a national/open
Race on 3.0 mile circuit for SCCA Sedan over-2-liter cars for overall position.
Race length: 70 laps (210 miles), 2 hours, 10 minutes, 20.2 seconds.
Winners average speed 96.673 mph. Winner’s margin of victory: 11 seconds.
Fastest lap: George Follmer, 1:46.0, (101.887 mph) Trans-Am Record
Pos. Driver Car Laps/secs. behind Pts Prize $
1 Milt Minter.................................................. Camaro 9 $3,500
2 George Follmer ............................................. Mustang 11 6 2,500
3 Roy Woods, Jr. ............................................. Camaro 2L77 2,000
4 Joe Leonard................................................... Camaro 2L89 1,800
5 Swede Savage................................................ Barracuda 3L52 2 1,600
6 Maurice Carter.............................................. Camaro 3L69 1,400
7 J.A. Lagod..................................................... Camaro 5L17 1,200
8 Warren Fairbanks.......................................... Camaro 5L119 1,000
9 Ken Deckman............................................... Camaro 6L35 800
10 Jim Corwin................................................... Camaro 10L132 700
11 Robert MacIntyre......................................... Camaro 18L28 600
DID NOT FINISH Laps Completed
12 Warren Tope................................................. Mustang 39 500
13 Parnelli Jones................................................ Mustang 36 suspension/tires 400
14 Ed Leslie....................................................... Camaro 32 engine 350
15 Tony DeLorenzo.......................................... Camaro 27 accident 300
16 Lee Gardner.................................................. Camaro 27 250
17 Jerry Titus.................................................... Firebird 23 engine 200
18 Allan Hewitt................................................. Camaro 18 150
19 Mark Donohue............................................. Javelin 14 engine 150
20 Sam Posey.................................................... Challenger 13 100

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 16:59

Tony Adamowicz comments on blog
I Co Drove with Bob Tullius at the very First Trans Am Race at Sebring. Although we were 2nd Over All, this was the first TA race in a Unproven Dodge Dart and the first over 2 liter Win for Chrysler Corporation. Bob and I co drove at various races through out the season and had another win at the Marlboro 12 hour race. Group 44 inc provided the most wins and top finishes for Chrysler corp. in the entire history of Trans Am Racing. Attached photo from my site: http://www.a2zracer.com/page9.html

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Tony's Dart exits a turn under full throttle at VIR (Photo by Roger Blanchard)

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Marlboro 12 hour: Mustangs claw at the asphalt trying to keep up with the little Dart (Photos by Alan Lewis)

I also drove in various TA races in the Group 44 Lotus Cortina, the race budget was no existent for this car to be really competitive. Reliability was also a big issue to overcome.

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Check out: http://www.a2zracer.com/page6.html (Photo by David Freedman)

My Under 2 liter Trans Am Championship for Porsche with Milestone Racing dominated with 6 wins and two 2nds in 10 races.
Check out: http://www.a2zracer.com/page12.html
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3-Hours of Sebring: from "Junk Yard Dog" to Trans Am Champion (Photo by Michael Keyser)

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#7 leads staunch competitor Bert Evert in the factory lightweight #14 at Bridghampton, NY (Photo by Pete Luongo)

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At Bryar, New Hampshire where, both Mark Donohue and I clinched our 1968 Trans-Am championships. He won the over 2-liter and I took the under 2-liter That's Mark in his blue Penske Sunoco Camaro. (Photo by Speed Merchants Collection)


~Special Thanks to Tony Adamowicz for helping get this blog started.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 19:02

Warm up lap of the Road America Trans Am 1970
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These two shots are Brainerd, then known as Donnybrooke, not Road America.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:33

Clay

Have you seen this thread?

http://forums.autosp...amp;hl=Trans Am

I was at Brainerd in 1970 and remember the finish with George Follmer and Milt Minter. At the Tribute to the Trans Am, I got some T/A programs autographed by drivers, including George Follmer. When he saw the Brainerd program, he chuckled, and said "Donnybrooke!"

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 15:55

Clay
Have you seen this thread?
http://forums.autosp...amp;hl=Trans Am
I was at Brainerd in 1970 and remember the finish with George Follmer and Milt Minter. At the Tribute to the Trans Am, I got some T/A programs autographed by drivers, including George Follmer. When he saw the Brainerd program, he chuckled, and said "Donnybrooke!"

Vince H.


That event looked like a lot of fun! It is always nice to see that much thunder in one spot.

hahaha I remember hearing all about that race from my dad. The action...the thunder....i was born to late. As he explained it, George Follmer and Milt Minter were passing each other just about every lap of the race. For a bunch of laps, George was doing most of his passing by putting a fender...this was taking place on any one if not all of the corners. Minter was in the lead then Folmer was in the lead back and forth for 3 or so laps...but in the last lap Folmer had the advantage lead and on the outside coming into corner ten. They came into the corner together only this time it was Minter who was leaning on George. Minter knew that the winner would be whoever came out of the corner and he made sure it was him. As far as I recall he story going, minter didnt turn until the last second and Folmer ended out in the weeds.

So basically Minter did the same same thing George was doing to him; only this time Minter made sure it was at the time that counted most. Popular win! Privateer wins! Corner ten went nuts cheering. Wish I would have been there.

Scan those programs. I would love to to see some of your archives.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 01:57

Some 70s Trans-Amming going on here, as well:
Jerry Winker on Facebook

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 02:52

Some 70s Trans-Amming going on here, as well:
Jerry Winker on Facebook


Great pictures Jerry!

1972 SCCA Trans-Am at Donnybrooke Int'l Raceway

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The very first racing photo I shot. The grid comes down the front straight for the green flag.

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Four cars head down the front straight early on during the race.

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Mike (11) and Jerry Winker (7) get an autograph from a driver.


Thanks for the post!

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:03

Clay

Have you seen this thread?

http://forums.autosp...amp;hl=Trans Am

I was at Brainerd in 1970 and remember the finish with George Follmer and Milt Minter. At the Tribute to the Trans Am, I got some T/A programs autographed by drivers, including George Follmer. When he saw the Brainerd program, he chuckled, and said "Donnybrooke!"

Vince H.


I suppose most know Donnybrooke, built by the Montgomery family, was named after Donny Skogmo and Brooke Kinnard - both killed in separate racing accidents at Road America.

Edited by S A Dunbar, 05 January 2010 - 03:08.


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Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:32

while looking for images of my car I stumbled Lime Rock program covers. They as well as many others can be found at http://www.progcover...r/limerock.html . Very cool!
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:43

Hi all - i am new here , but am very glad to have come across and thanks to all of you for posting this vintage trans am info - absolutely wonderful.

I am wondering if any of you can assist - i have only come across two pictures of a '68 Craig Fisher Firebird - one in Friedmans book and one in an old muscle car magazine i have - and both are black and white photos - i think of car racing at Bryar in '68.

I am trying to confirm the colors of the car - and have had NO luck!!? I was told it was possibly yellow with black striping - any assistance much appreciated and pleeese post more vintage trans am!!!

I have hundreds of old car mags from '64 - '71 but there seems to be nothing on this car (i seem to recall one color photo but can't recall which magazine and am still looking!!) and i went through pretty much the whole year of '68 Autoweek was hoping although it would have been a black and white, to at least catch a glimpse in there too - but again no luck

thanks very much - hope some of you lucky enought to have been involved 'back in the day' might recall from seeing in person?? i wish i had been around then to experience it all!!!

regards, Ron

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 05:26

I posted a few of Alan Lewis's photos a few posts back from the 1967 Marlboro race when trying to help Tony A.'s tell his story. Here are a few more of his great images from this great site http://www.seriousvi...art/transam.htm . I wish there were more...my car war there!

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 14:44

The last place I ever expected to have images of the TransAm series turned up some great ones. 54 total and all of them are for sale! To see them visit http://www.gettyimages.com/ key word "Trans Am Racing" and "trans-am race". Here are a few of my favorites. It is well worth the click...check out the image Jerry Titus and the fish eye picture of the Autodynamics Dodge Challenger crew members polishing Sam Posey's car. Very Cool!

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SCCA Trans Am race
Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI
July 15, 1972
50 laps on 4 mile road course; 200 miles

Fin St Driver # Owner Car Laps Money Status Laps Led
1 2 Warren Tope 31 Tope Racing Enterprises Ford Mustang 50 5,650 running
2 14 Milt Minter 0 Team Associates Pontiac Firebird 50 3,800 running
3 3 Bill Collins 63 Collins Racing AMC Javelin 50 2,950 running
4 6 Gene Harrington 47 Harrington Racing Enterprises Chevrolet Camaro Z28 50 2,200 running
5 9 Richard Brown 86 Don Duncan Chevrolet Camaro 49 1,900 running
6 8 Paul Nichter 22 Nichter Associates Chevrolet Camaro Z28 49 1,600 running
7 11 Carl Shafer 20 Shafer Farms Racing Chevrolet Camaro 49 1,400 running
8 19 Alfred Ruys de Perez 89 Carter Racing Services Chevrolet Camaro 49 1,200 running
9 22 Warren Fairbanks 90 FSM Enterprises Chevrolet Camaro 48 1,000 running
10 23 J.A. Lagod 44 J.A. Lagod Chevrolet Camaro 48 800 running
11 4 Roy Woods 2 Roy Woods Racing AMC Javelin 48 700 running
12 7 Walter Parkins 77 Walter Parkins Chevrolet Camaro Z28 48 600 running
13 28 Stan Bennett Chevrolet Camaro 48 500 running
14 15 Larry Bock 11 Laurel Racing Chevrolet Camaro Z28 48 400 running
15 31 Dave Hoselton Ford Mustang 48 350 running
16 35 Paul Hecker 19 Joseph A. Miller Chevrolet Camaro Z28 47 300 running
17 34 Bob Bienerth 99 Bob Bienerth Chevrolet Camaro Z28 46 250 running
18 18 Allan LaBrush 10 Allan LaBrush Chevrolet Camaro Z28 46 200 running
19 3 John Elliott 60 Racing Promotions Inc. Chevrolet Camaro 46 150 running
20 37 Bob Christiansen 70 RAC Enterprises Inc. Chevrolet Camaro 45 150 running
21 10 Steve Bradley 88 Carter Racing Services Chevrolet Camaro 44 150 engine
22 42 Ken Stoddard 46 Ken Stoddard Chevrolet Camaro Z28 42 100 running
23 30 Martin Shook 54 Shook-Bruehler Racing Chevrolet Camaro Z28 41 100 overheating
24 18 John Hall 80 John Hall Ford Mustang Boss 302 40 100 running
25 1 George Follmer 1 Roy Woods Racing AMC Javelin 39 100 engine
26 20 Frank Search 16 Frank Search Chevrolet Camaro 39 50 running
27 5 Warren Agor 13 Warren Agor Chevrolet Camaro 38 50 engine
28 24 Bob Clemens 71 Bob Clemens Chevrolet Camaro 38 50 engine
29 33 John Putnam 68 JBR Enterprises Chevrolet Camaro 38 50 running
30 43 Jerry Peterson 87 Allin Engineering Chevrolet Camaro 37 50 accident
31 13 John Gimbel 3 John Gimbel Ford Mustang 9F02R112073 27 engine
32 29 Ken Deckman 18 Busy D Racing Enterprises Chevrolet Camaro Z28 26 fire
33 12 Joe Chamberlain 76 Arrow Heating Co. Chevrolet Camaro 124379L505222 26 running
34 41 Jerry Daca 94 Vada Racing Chevrolet Camaro 23 water pump
35 36 Bob Kiefer 27 Bob Kiefer Chevrolet Camaro Z28 16 flat tire
36 38 Duane Winkle 23 W & W Racing Enterprises Chevrolet Camaro 16 did not finish
37 25 Dan Furey 26 Dan Furey Ford Mustang 12 did not finish
38 21 Kent Fellows 17 Warren Agor Chevrolet Camaro 11 did not finish
39 17 Ike Knupp Chevrolet Camaro 10 overheating
40 40 Dick Hoffman 48 H & H Racing Chevrolet Camaro 9 mechanical
41 16 Jerry Thompson 24 J. Marshall Robbins Ford Mustang 5 engine
42 26 Dave Steffens Chevrolet Camaro 2 mechanical


Time of race: 02:13:35
Average Speed: 89.824 MPH
Pole Speed: 152.818 seconds
Race Purse: $ 24,000
Attendance: 18,000

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RESULTS of the Mid-Ohio Trans-Am race for the SCCA Trans-American Championship held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington,
Ohio, June 7, 1970.
Event sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America, Inc., promoted by Mid-Ohio Sports, Inc., organized by the Ft. Wayne Region (SCCA)
and listed by the FIA as a national/open
Race on 2.4 mile course for SCCA Sedan over-2-liter cars for overall position.
Race length: 75 laps (180 miles), 2 hours, 9 minutes, 56.1 seconds.
Winners average speed 83.118 mph. Winner’s margin of victory: 0.3 seconds.
Fastest race lap: George Follmer, 1:41.4 (85.207 mph).
Fastest qualifier: (Tie) Mark Donohue and Ed Leslie, 1:41.0 (85.54 mph).
Pos. Driver Car Laps/secs. behind Pts Prize $
1 Parnelli Jones................................................ Mustang 9 $3,500
2 George Follmer ............................................. Mustang 0.3 2,500
3 Mark Donohue............................................. Javelin 78 4 2,000
4 Maurice Carter.............................................. Camaro 3L73.5 3 1,800
5 Sam Posey.................................................... Challenger 3L73.9 2 1,600
6 Warren Agor.................................................. Camaro 3L74.1 1,400
7 Larry Bock.................................................... Camaro 4L32 1,200
8 Paul Nichter.................................................. Camaro 5L100 1,000
9 Vince Gimondo............................................. Camaro 6L50 800
10 Tony DeLorenzo.......................................... Camaro 6L67 700
11 Warren Fairbanks.......................................... Camaro 7L104 600
12 Dave Lawler.................................................. Camaro 7L105 500
13 Jin Corwin.................................................... Camaro 11L03 400
14 Steve Ross.................................................... Mustang 11L151 350
15 Allan Hewitt, Jr. ........................................... Camaro 13L06 300
16 Levester Lewis.............................................. Camaro 27L110 250
17 Warren Tope................................................. Mustang 37L41 200
DID NOT FINISH Laps Completed
18 Jim Hall......................................................... Camaro 73 out of gas 150
19 Ed Leslie....................................................... Camaro 65 engine 150
20 Gordon Dewar.............................................. Camaro 65 clutch 100
21 Swede Savage................................................ Barracuda 63 oil leak 50
22 Jerome Lagod................................................ Camaro 45 gearbox 50
23 Dan Furey..................................................... Mustang 32 50
24 Jerry Titus.................................................... Firebird 25 50
25 John Elliott ................................................... Camaro 24 accident 50
26 Jan Nelson.................................................... Mustang 24 50
27 Ted Roberts.................................................. Javelin 5 engine 50
DID NOT START
28 Peter Revson................................................. Javelin electrical; pace lap
29 Jerry Thompson........................................... Camaro practice accident
30 Gene Harrington........................................... Camaro engine in practice

Edited by carpenterdesign, 06 January 2010 - 15:05.


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Posted 06 January 2010 - 17:19

BREAKTHROUGH! I just found out that you can drag an image from another site onto this post. this will give you a link like this
" http://www.autocours...2l-Images/0.jpg "

if you copy that link then click on the 7th button over from the left (under the fonts menu) you can post that picture.
these are more images from the http://www.autocours...ile=photos.html website. Again here is a race that my car was at but sadly no pictures of it.

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These are pictures from Sanair Internationale, Ste-Pie, Québec
Molson Trans-Am
July 30 Juillet 1972

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Harry Theodoracopulos - Alfa Romeo GTA

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Ed Wachs - Alfa Romeo GTA

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John E. McCollister - VW Super Beetle

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Jacques Bienvenue - Ford Pinto


Track: Sanair (United States), unknown Organiser: unknown
Trans-Am Sanair [U2L]
Trans-Am (round 7)
(Grid Positions)
Grid No. Drivers Car Entrant
1st Bert Everett Alfa Romeo GTA Bobcar
2nd Harry Theodoracopulos Alfa Romeo GTV Herb Wetanson
3rd Lee Midgley Alfa Romeo GTA Lee Midgley
4th Eddie Wachs Alfa Romeo GTA Wachs Racing
5th Werner Gudzus BMW Beach Auto Electrics
6th Ken Schley Alfa Romeo GTA Bobcar
7th George Comacchio Fiat Dino's Garage
8th John McCollister VW Super Beetle Treuhaft
9th Bob Lazebnik BMW 1600 Commercial Exchange
10th Ron Shantz Datsun 510 Auto Racing Development
11th Don McKnight Volvo 122S Donco Racing Enterprises
12th Robert Rolfe BMW 1600 Robert Rolfe
13th Mike Noble BMW 2002 Ti Barbara Noble
14th Paul Choiniere Austin Cooper Libra Automotive
15th Jim Lombard VW Super Beetle Afunzalo
17th Don Sobering Austin Cooper Don Sobering
18th Mario Valee Austin Cooper Mario Valee
19th Stephanie Ruys de Perez Austin Cooper Fossman Racing
20th Jacques Bienvenue Ford Pinto Manley
21st Monique Proulx BMW 2002 Mojak Racing

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#20 RA Historian

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 18:05

Interesting, but be careful of copyrights...

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#21 jj2728

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More from my archives, Swede Savage Mid-Ohio 1970

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#22 carpenterdesign

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 02:50

"More from my archives, Swede Savage Mid-Ohio 1970"

You have some great T/A images! Keep them coming!


#23 carpenterdesign

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 18:54

I came across this guys stuff in photobucket. This is the link, check it out! http://s118.photobuc.../prjm3/?start=0

The first group of images is from Marlboro 1967 Double 300 race.

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Trans-Am Marlboro
Trans-Am (round 7)
(Race Results)
Pos. No. Drivers Car Entrant Laps Pos. Gr.
1st 36 Donohue / Fisher Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Roger Penske Racing 177 1st O2L
2nd 78 Minter / Moffat Ford Mustang 175 2nd O2L
3rd 17 Titus / Adams Ford Mustang Terlingua Racing Team 175 3rd O2L
4th 71 Norburn / Feistman Ford Mustang 173 4th O2L
5th 44 Tullius / Jennings Dodge Dart 172 5th O2L
6th 24 Alderman / Blankenship Ford Mustang 167 6th O2L
7th Hoffman / Horchler / Hofstader Chevrolet Camaro Z28 159 7th O2L
8th Sutter / Mandelson Ford Mustang 110 8th O2L
Did not finish:
No. Drivers Car Entrant Laps Reason Gr.
15 Yarbrough / Yarborough Mercury Cougar Bud Moore Racing 166 DNF O2L
Underwood / Salerno Chevrolet Camaro 111 DNF O2L
98 Leslie / Revson Mercury Cougar Bud Moore Racing 73 DNF O2L
McComb / Dooley Ford Mustang 49 DNF O2L
Thompson / Lowther Ford Mustang Dick Thompson 45 DNF O2L
Moore / McDaniel Chevrolet Camaro 43 DNF



Trans-Am Marlboro [U2L]
Trans-Am (round 7)
(Race Results)
Pos. No. Drivers Car Entrant Laps Pos. Gr.
1st 14 Everett / Titus Porsche 911 177 1st U2L
2nd 51 Wetanson / Jennings Porsche 911 177 2nd U2L
3rd 59 Gregg / Posey Porsche 911 Peter Gregg 176 3rd U2L
4th Thompson / Moore Porsche 911 169 4th U2L
5th Netterstrom / Sabel Porsche 911 168 5th U2L
6th 72 Opert / Ziereis Porsche 911 S Valvoline - Opert Racing 168 6th U2L
7th Cuomo / Fisher Fiat-Abarth 1000 162 7th U2L
8th Dahm / Leckkow Porsche 911 S 159 8th U2L
9th Huber / Bauer Volvo 1300 157 9th U2L
10th Riley / Rutan Volvo 122S Art Mollin 151 10th U2L
11th Oakes / Beddow Austin Mini Cooper 142 11th U2L
12th Kelly / Groggins Porsche 911 S 141 12th U2L
13th Caronia / Novak Ford Cortina Lotus 125 13th U2L
14th Miller / Rosenberg Austin Mini Cooper S 114 14th U2L
Did not finish:
No. Drivers Car Entrant Laps Reason Gr.
Baker / Richards Alfa Romeo GTA 167 DNF U2L
3 Kwech / Underwood Alfa Romeo GTA 166 DNF U2L
6 Winkler / Feistman Alfa Romeo GTA 166 DNF U2L
Tullius / Adamowicz Ford Cortina Lotus 136 DNF U2L
Moffat / Adams Ford Cortina Lotus 119 DNF U2L
Batchin / Kalatzich Austin Mini Cooper S 100 DNF U2L
Perry / Cosentino Fiat-Abarth 1000 75 DNF U2L
Pelouze / Haenelt Fiat-Abarth 1000 60 DNF U2L
Mollin / Cone NSU 1000L 55 DNF U2L
Diehl / Dunlap BMW 1800 TiSA 52 DNF U2L
35 Cunningham / Mouat Volvo 122S 18 DNF U2L
Did not start:
No. Drivers Car Entrant Reason Gr.
Newt Whitcomb Porsche 911 U2L
Bamber / James Austin Mini Cooper S U2L

These next few I am not sure about.

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#24 carpenterdesign

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 19:27

Photo Bucket, you have done it again! While browsing that other guy's images I found this guy's. Click the link...it is well worth it. http://s46.photobuck...rrent=68ta1.jpg

These were taken at Lime Rock 1968

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Donohue closes in on a slower Camaro going into Big Bend.

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Kwech made a long pit stop and came after many laps, but eventually retired.

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Revson got back to within 2 seconds of Titus, but had to settle for third.

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Donohue cruises past another sick Mustang in the pits.

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Revson moves inside a Porsche 911 going into Big Bend

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Titus presses Revson hard leaving Big Bend while Pearson\'s Mustang smokes badly down the straight

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Donohue, #6 Camaro dominates

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Pearson pulls the #1 Mustang into the Shelby American pits and reties with the engine smoking

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2 litre Porsches have their own race down the straight.

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Donohue through the esses and onto No Name straight

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The only other Alfa GTA in the race; not as fast as Kwech

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A privateer\'s Mustang in the pits smoking heavily

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Donohue down the straight

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Donohue takes the checkered flag and the overall win almost 2 minutes ahead of Titus\' Mustang, with Revson in third

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The grid before the race, Donohue on pole in the Penske Camaro, Revson on the outside pole in the Javelin, followed by Titus and Pearson in Mustangs.

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Just before the start. Donohue, Revson, Titus, Pearson, a Firebird and Horst Kwech in the third row in the fastest 2 litre car, an Alfa GTA

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Into Big Bend from the start Donohue, Revson, Titus, Pearson. Tony Adamowicz moves up on the outside in the eventual 2 litre winner, the #7 Porsche 911

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Heading onto No Name straight, Donohue leads with Titus, Pearson and Revson falling back

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Donohue signals his pit as he passes Kwech being worked on in pit lane.

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Penske signals to Donohue that he is 1:40 ahead of second place Titus on lap 54

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Donohue only made one pit stop for gas, ran the whole race on 1 set of tires.

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Titus passes a slower Camaro on the Main Straight.

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Revson was faster than the Mustangs in the Javelin, but had a long pitstop and finished third after Donohue and Titus.

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Kwech\'s GTA was faster than the Porsche, but broke

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Tony Adamowicz flies down the main straight on the way to a 2 litre class win

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Donohue passes the class winning Porsche down the straight.

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Revson takes the flag in third, not quite able to catch Titus

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Titus, Pearson and Revson early in the race.

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Pit stops fofr Titus (gas and tires) and Pearson (work on the engine)

Track: Lime Rock (United States), unknown Organiser: unknown
Trans-Am Lime Rock
Trans-Am (round 4)
(Race Results)
Pos. No. Drivers Car Entrant Laps Pos. Gr.
1st 6 Mark Donohue Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Penske-Hilton Racing 171 1st O2L
2nd 2 Jerry Titus Ford Mustang Shelby Racing Corporation 169 2nd O2L
3rd Peter Revson AMC Javelin Javelin Racing Team 168 3rd O2L
4th 7 Tony Adamowicz Porsche 911 S 162 1st U2L
5th 12 Bailey / Locke Porsche 911 S 159 2nd U2L
6th 18 Fred Baker Porsche 911 S 158 3rd U2L
7th Russ Norburn Porsche 911 156 4th U2L
8th Floyd Aaskov Chevrolet Camaro 152 4th O2L
9th Marty Gifford Porsche 911 S 150 5th U2L
10th 24 Jim Murphy Chevrolet Camaro 148 5th O2L
11th Huber / Bauer Volvo 122S 143 6th U2L
12th Horst Kwech Alfa Romeo GTA 115 7th U2L
Disqualified:
No. Drivers Car Entrant Laps Reason Gr.
Wilton Jowett Chevrolet Camaro O2L
Did not finish:
No. Drivers Car Entrant Laps Reason Gr.
5 Malcolm Starr Ford Mustang 157 DNF O2L
82 Harry Theodoracopulos Alfa Romeo GTA 122 DNF U2L
73 Opert / Grimaldi Porsche 911 S 121 DNF U2L
11 Jim Netterstrom Porsche 911 Porsche America Racing Team 73 DNF U2L
15 Bob Grossman Ford Mustang 59 DNF O2L
18 Wetanson / Jennings Porsche 911 48 DNF U2L
Craig Fisher Chevrolet Camaro 48 DNF O2L
1 David Pearson Ford Mustang Shelby Racing Corporation 22 DNF O2L

Edited by carpenterdesign, 15 January 2010 - 13:55.


#25 RA Historian

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 22:15

The b/w photos back up the thread a ways were taken at Watkins Glen.
Tom

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 22:54

carpenterdesign,

1) Great period photos! We don't need no stinkin' guardrails!

2) It looks like Shelby had copied the refueling setup from the Penske team by this race at least (elevated, but maybe not chilled)

3) Donohue, not Donahue (a very common misspelling)

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:18

wonderful pics - keep them coming please!!

#28 carpenterdesign

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:32

carpenterdesign,

1) Great period photos! We don't need no stinkin' guardrails!

2) It looks like Shelby had copied the refueling setup from the Penske team by this race at least (elevated, but maybe not chilled)

3) Donohue, not Donahue (a very common misspelling)


1) Glad you like blog. I hope it takes off. I hope it becomes the place where Trans/Am enthusiasts come when they are researching their car, the series, or just in need of seeing / talking about some old thunder.

2) Once Penske re-discovered what Sir Isaac Newton had known for years, it was fare game. Wonder if the chilled gas actually made a difference or if it was just an intimidation technique? Either way, it was the creative bending of the rules that makes the series legendary.

3) hahaha i didnt realize that the results sheets that I was copying / cut and pasting from had his name misspelled...my bad...well kind of theirs..haha! Good eyes!

Thanks you again,

Clay



#29 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 06:53

George Follmer and Milt Minter were passing each other just about every lap of the race. For a bunch of laps, George was doing most of his passing by putting a fender...this was taking place on any one if not all of the corners. Minter was in the lead then Folmer was in the lead back and forth for 3 or so laps...but in the last lap Folmer had the advantage lead and on the outside coming into corner ten. They came into the corner together only this time it was Minter who was leaning on George. Minter knew that the winner would be whoever came out of the corner and he made sure it was him. As far as I recall he story going, minter didnt turn until the last second and Folmer ended out in the weeds.

So basically Minter did the same same thing George was doing to him; only this time Minter made sure it was at the time that counted most. Popular win! Privateer wins! Corner ten went nuts cheering. Wish I would have been there.


In the Nov 1970 Auto Racing (U.S. magazine), from Sam Posey's account of the Donnybrooke Trans-Am, "...Entering the last turn of the 69th lap (70 lap race), the Mustang's brakes lock up and the car slides off the course. George controls the slide beautifully but he has lost 200 yards and the race. Refusing to admit defeat, he recovers most of that distance, but he tries too hard on the very last turn and spins. Minter takes the checkered flag; Follmer is second, nine seconds behind..."

Vince H.

Edited by raceannouncer2003, 08 January 2010 - 08:12.


#30 carpenterdesign

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 15:03

In the Nov 1970 Auto Racing (U.S. magazine), from Sam Posey's account of the Donnybrooke Trans-Am, "...Entering the last turn of the 69th lap (70 lap race), the Mustang's brakes lock up and the car slides off the course. George controls the slide beautifully but he has lost 200 yards and the race. Refusing to admit defeat, he recovers most of that distance, but he tries too hard on the very last turn and spins. Minter takes the checkered flag; Follmer is second, nine seconds behind..."

Vince H.


I cant say who is right or wrong, I wasnt there and the in car camera showing the entire encounter plus what led up to it is not there...nor is the on track corner by corner video available for replay. But Time Magazine did have this to say

Sport: The Trans-Am Donnybrook
By Monday, Jul. 20, 1970

"...Little Solace. In the first of the 13 races in the 1970 Trans-Am circuit, six different makes of cars were among the top seven finishers. Mustang roared off to an early lead by copping the first four races, then lost out to Donohue's red, white and blue Javelin. That set the stage for race No. 6 last week at the aptly named Donnybrooke Speedway in Brainerd, Minn. In the hardest fought contest so far this season, Follmer's Mustang and Milt Minter's Camaro waged a torrid battle for the lead. Growling into the final turn, Follmer tried to charge past Minter on the outside; the cars bumped, Follmer skidded off the pavement, spun in a complete circle and then finished 15 seconds behind Minter. Afterward, Follmer bulled his way into the winner's circle and took a couple of wild swings at Minter before he was restrained by police.

Race officials disallowed Follmer's protest that Minter had deliberately bumped his car three times in the final laps. They fined the Mustang driver $100 for "unsportsmanlike conduct." Said Minter: "At first I thought George was coming out to shake my hand, but when I saw his eyes—he was hysterical!" The point tally as of last week—Mus-fang, 48, Camaro, 26, Javelin, 25, Challenger, 7, Barracuda, 5—held little solace for Follmer. Last year Mustang won four of the first five races and still lost out to Camaro. With seven encounters still ahead, the real hysteria of the 1970 Trans-Am is yet to come."

Read more: http://www.time.com/...l#ixzz0c1heZsUp

that said here is a link to a movie that also shows George's aggressive driving style. I have a feeling that he liked to use the car in front of him as a break.

Check out clips 2:14 - 2.23, 4:50 - 4:53

#31 carpenterdesign

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 19:06

These are a few images takes by Ben Weston. He has them for sale on his site http://www.timelessracer.com . Great period shots showing lots of action. Although the site was a little hard to find, it was well worth the click. These are a few of his TA photographs. The site contains more!

1967 Lime Rock

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Date: 30.5.1967
Track: Lime Rock (United States), unknown Organiser: unknown
Trans-Am Lime Rock
Trans-Am (round 4)
(Race Results)
Pos. No. Drivers Car Entrant Laps Pos. Gr.
1st Peter Revson Mercury Cougar Bud Moore Racing 219 1st O2L
2nd 36 Mark Donohue Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Roger Penske Racing 217 2nd O2L
3rd Jerry Titus Ford Mustang Terlingua Racing Team 217 3rd O2L
4th 3 Horst Kwech Alfa Romeo GTA 216 1st U2L
5th 98 Ed Leslie Mercury Cougar Bud Moore Racing 215 4th O2L
6th 14 Smith / Everett Porsche 911 213 2nd U2L
7th Pike / Patrick Ford Mustang Dick Thompson 211 5th O2L
8th Bailey / Kelly Porsche 911 S 210 3rd U2L
9th 51 Wetanson / Jennings Porsche 911 210 4th U2L
10th Steve Brownstein Ford Mustang 209 6th O2L
11th Peter Gregg Porsche 911 S 209 5th U2L
12th Theodoracopulos / Posey Alfa Romeo GTA 207 6th U2L
13th Rainville / Adamowicz Plymouth Barracuda Team Starfish 205 7th O2L
14th 78 Milt Minter Ford Mustang 203 8th O2L
15th Peter Lake Ford Mustang 202 9th O2L
16th Davidson / Haynes Alfa Romeo GTA 200 7th U2L
17th Schall / Durst Plymouth Barracuda 181 10th O2L
18th Pruyn / Pulver Chevrolet Camaro 159 11th O2L
Did not finish:
No. Drivers Car Entrant Laps Reason Gr.
Roger West Chevrolet Camaro Z28 174 DNF O2L
Craig Fisher Chevrolet Camaro Z28 140 DNF O2L
44 Bob Tullius Dodge Dart 96 DNF O2L
Bob Grossman Ford Mustang 60 DNF O2L
Bob Brown Chevrolet Camaro Z28 45 DNF O2L
Andrey / Taylor Alfa Romeo GTA 42 DNF U2L
Phil Groggins Ford Mustang 37 DNF O2L
Fred Van Beuren Ford Mustang 34 DNF O2L
Dick Thompson Ford Mustang 24 DNF O2L
Allan Moffat Ford Cortina Lotus 8 DNF U2L
72 Opert / Ziereis Porsche 911 S 4 DNF U2L
Bob Johnson Ford Mustang 0 DNF O2L



1968 Lime Rock
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Date: 30.5.1968
Track: Lime Rock (United States), unknown Organiser: unknown
Trans-Am Lime Rock
Trans-Am (round 4)
(Race Results)
Pos. No. Drivers Car Entrant Laps Pos. Gr.
1st 6 Mark Donohue Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Penske-Hilton Racing 171 1st O2L
2nd 2 Jerry Titus Ford Mustang Shelby Racing Corporation 169 2nd O2L
3rd Peter Revson AMC Javelin Javelin Racing Team 168 3rd O2L
4th 7 Tony Adamowicz Porsche 911 S 162 1st U2L
5th 12 Bailey / Locke Porsche 911 S 159 2nd U2L
6th 18 Fred Baker Porsche 911 S 158 3rd U2L
7th Russ Norburn Porsche 911 156 4th U2L
8th Floyd Aaskov Chevrolet Camaro 152 4th O2L
9th Marty Gifford Porsche 911 S 150 5th U2L
10th 24 Jim Murphy Chevrolet Camaro 148 5th O2L
11th Huber / Bauer Volvo 122S 143 6th U2L
12th Horst Kwech Alfa Romeo GTA 115 7th U2L
Disqualified:
No. Drivers Car Entrant Laps Reason Gr.
Wilton Jowett Chevrolet Camaro O2L
Did not finish:
No. Drivers Car Entrant Laps Reason Gr.
5 Malcolm Starr Ford Mustang 157 DNF O2L
82 Harry Theodoracopulos Alfa Romeo GTA 122 DNF U2L
73 Opert / Grimaldi Porsche 911 S 121 DNF U2L
11 Jim Netterstrom Porsche 911 Porsche America Racing Team 73 DNF U2L
15 Bob Grossman Ford Mustang 59 DNF O2L
18 Wetanson / Jennings Porsche 911 48 DNF U2L
Craig Fisher Chevrolet Camaro 48 DNF O2L
1 David Pearson Ford Mustang Shelby Racing Corporation 22 DNF O2L

Edited by carpenterdesign, 15 January 2010 - 13:51.


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Posted 13 January 2010 - 16:53

TRANS-AM RACING from 1966 to 1972.JUST ONLY THE PHOTOS OF THE ORIGINAL RACE CARS,NOT THE NEW REVIVAL TRANS-AM RACING CARS;with many pictures I've found on any web sites,scanned on many books or old TransAm films,and more photos from my personal collection.
A GREAT THANKS TO ALL UNKNOWN AUTHORS.

Note: Not my site, just something found on the Web

http://public.fotki....-am-racing1966/

Enjoy,

Tom

Edited by hlfuzzball, 13 January 2010 - 16:54.


#33 carpenterdesign

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 02:37

Hi all - i am new here , but am very glad to have come across and thanks to all of you for posting this vintage trans am info - absolutely wonderful.

I am wondering if any of you can assist - i have only come across two pictures of a '68 Craig Fisher Firebird - one in Friedmans book and one in an old muscle car magazine i have - and both are black and white photos - i think of car racing at Bryar in '68.

I am trying to confirm the colors of the car - and have had NO luck!!? I was told it was possibly yellow with black striping - any assistance much appreciated and pleeese post more vintage trans am!!!

I have hundreds of old car mags from '64 - '71 but there seems to be nothing on this car (i seem to recall one color photo but can't recall which magazine and am still looking!!) and i went through pretty much the whole year of '68 Autoweek was hoping although it would have been a black and white, to at least catch a glimpse in there too - but again no luck

thanks very much - hope some of you lucky enought to have been involved 'back in the day' might recall from seeing in person?? i wish i had been around then to experience it all!!!

regards, Ron


Found some pictures of your car while browsing the link that was provided by Tom. Hopefully these are pictures that you dont already have. Sorry they are not high resolution but as you can see, one is in color!

Now you have to return the favor and find one of my Volvo. hahahaa just joking...But for real.

Peace and happy motoring!

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#34 manitouguy

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 06:02

thanks for that - now what year was your volvo and what races did it run in - i may just have something ..... :)
regards, Ron

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 13:30

thanks for that - now what year was your volvo and what races did it run in - i may just have something ..... :)
regards, Ron



:-D Hi Ron, Glad I could help! This is my 1966 Volvo 122s Trans Am racer. It was raced by *Chuck Cunningham, Gene Hobbs, Bob Mouat, Don McKnight , Stephan Sharkey, and later Don Marino. Note the number charges: 35, 55, and 78.

Thanks, Clay

*After this message was posted, race driver Stephen Sharkey positively identified my Volvo 122 and clarified some of it's history. According to Sharkey, he built my car in 1970. Removing Chuck Cunningham, Gene Hobbs, Bob Mouat, Don McKnight from the drivers list. The pictures below are of a similar but different car. According to Sharkey, in 1972 the car was sold to Harold Cunningham (confirmed by Cunningham's wife). He went on to race the car at tracks like Nelson Ridges and Watkins Glen in B Sedan. If you have any information regarding the Stephen Sharkey, Harold Cunningham, Don Marino Volvo (ran numbers #10, 78, 99) Please contact me.


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Photo by Roger Blanchard |Automotive Art | http://www.rogerblanchard.com/

July 10, 1966 | Bryar 250 Trans-Am Race | Bryar Motorsports Park, Loudon, N.H.
134 laps / 155 lap race | Class: Under 2 liter, 9th position, 14th position overall | $79
*Driver Chas Cunningham, Brunswick, Ma

July 31, 1966 | VIR 400 Trans-Am Race | Virginia International Raceway, Dansville, VA
108 laps / 124 lap race | Class: Under 2 liter, 7th position, 10th position overall | $101
*Driver Chas Cunningham, Brunswick, Ma
*Co-driver Floyd Stone, Shrewsbury, Ma
*Car Number 55

Aug 14, 1966 | Marlboro 12-hour Trans-Am Race | Marlboro Park Speedway, Upper Marlboro , Md
370 laps / 405 lap race completed in 12 hrs | Class: Under 2 liter, 7th position, 12th position overall | $ not listed
*Driver Chas Cunningham, Brunswick, Ma
*Co-driver Gene Hobbs, Arlington Va
*Co-driver Bob Mouat, Baltimore Md
*Car Number 35

Aug 5 1967 | Bryar 250 Trans-Am Race | Bryar Motorsports Park, Loudon, N.H.
141 laps / 156 lap race | Class: Under 2 liter, 6th position, 11th position overall | $110
*Driver Chas Cunningham, Brunswick, Ma

Aug 12, 1967 | Marlboro Double 300 Trans-Am Race | Marlboro Park Speedway, Upper Marlboro , Md
18 laps / 177 lap race | Class: Under 2 liter, 25th position | $ 0
*Driver Chas Cunningham, Brunswick, Ma
*Co-driver Bob Mouat, Baltimore Md


****June 13, 1970 | Mosport (GT/T) | Bowmanville, Ontario
result: did not arrive (Not Known if ran)
Driver listed: Don McKnight (CDN)

May 8 1971 | Lime Rock Park Two-Five Challenge | Lakeville, CT
Class: Under 2 liter, Qualifing Pos. 20th / Final Position: 19 | McMae Racing | car #55
1969 Volvo 122S | Laps 6 / 85 lap race | $50 | DNF - head gasket
* Don McKnight (CDN)

May 31 1971 | Bryar Motorsports Park | SCCA Two-Five Challenge, Qualifing Pos. 18th / Final Position:17
Volvo 122 S | 51 laps / 70 lap race | $50 | running
* Don McKnight (CDN)
* Car number 55 or 78?

Jul 30 1972 | Sanair Super Speedway | SCCA Two-Five Challenge, Qualifing Pos. 11 / Final Position: 11
Volvo | 58 laps / 80 lap race | $150 | running
* Don McKnight (CDN)
* Car number 55 or 78?

June 6, 1971 | Mid-Ohio 2.5 Challange Trans-Am Race | Mid-Ohio, Lexington , Ohio
37 laps / 45 lap race | Class: Under 2 liter, Qualifing Pos. 17 / Final Position: 11th | $ 150
*Driver Stephan Sharkey

Aug 15, 1971 | Glen 2.5 Challange Trans-Am Race | Watkins Glen, NY
43 laps / 45 lap race | Class: Under 2 liter, Qualifing Pos. 21 / Final Position: 13th | $ 100
*Driver Stephan Sharkey
*Car Number 78

May 29, 1972 | Bryar 250 Trans-Am Race | Bryar Motorsports Park, Loudon, N.H.
59 laps / 70 lap race | Class: Under 2 liter, Qualifing Pos. 19 / Final Position: 12th | $ 100
*Driver Harald Cunningham, Palmyra, NY
*Sponsor, Sharkey Volvo

June 17, 1972 | Glen 2.5 Challange Trans-Am Race | Watkins Glen, NY
29 laps / 34 lap race | Class: Under 2 liter, Qualifing Pos. 18 / Final Position: 9th | $ 200
*Driver Stephan Sharkey, Penn Yan, NY

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 18:35

Getting to Run with the Big Dogs

Post by Robert Barg. Excerpts of story published at the http://thegarageblog.com
by Gary Grant on September 22, 2009

The ex 67 Mo Carter car is the one I raced from 68 to 72, 14 races in total including a DNS at Bryar in 70, after practicing and qualifying, but unable to start because a jr. crew member overheated the engine in the paddock.

I purchased this car from Mo as a roller in the spring of 68 for $1800. He had driven it on the 67 Shell 4000 Cross Canada Rally before club racing it that summer. It was a very basic car, just a roll cage, drum brakes on the rear, and street Koni shocks. It was one of the first Z 28’s imported into Canada by his dealership City Chev in Hamilton Ontario. This car was a work in progress. My previous racing experience was with a 998cc Mini, so it was a steep learning curve. A friend built an almost stock 302 engine for me and we did a few club races in 68 at Harewood and Mosport before trying the T/A at the Glen that year. A racing friend Rick Stevens co-drove that race with me at the Glen. He also raced that 4 hr. 67 Sebring T/A race with his Mini. At that Glen race, we had front suspension problems, and just limped the car home. Despite this, we finished 7th in the over 2 litre class and 12 o/a. We learned that we had a long way to go to be somewhat competitive, even as a privateer. Note that in the race I waved Jerry Titus by during a caution period as we were very slow with problems. Later after the race there was a meeting with the stewards as Jerry had been called for passing under the yellow. I assured them I had waved him by and Jerry’s victory was allowed to stand.

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Early days at Harewood Acres in my 998 mini (blue car) - 1967 I think. Bought the ex Mo Carter 67 camaro next spring as a roller - did one T/A at the Glen in 68 with Rick Stevens co-driving.


I sold the car as a roller, at the end of 68, to Al Richards in Toronto. Al was a mechanic by trade and had a drag racing background. I managed to con him into trying the Sebring 12 hr. in 69 if I supplied the engine. It was quite the adventure and Rick Stevens and I managed to finish 3rd in the over 2 touring class and 25th o/a. That summer I co-drove that car at the Mid Ohio T/A with GM engineer Dick Hoffman (who later built 2 1970/71 T/A camaros, one of which I owned and raced in 1980 in 3 T/A races) Dick had already been racing with Dave Horchler in a 67 Camaro (H & H Racing). I’ve had some email contact recently with Dave, but Dick sadly died in a road crash in the mid eighties in CA. I continued on driving for Al Richards till the end of 72. We had no budget and the prize money we won helped us thru.. My job was to keep the car in one piece and find us a tow vehicle for each race. I had to borrow one from friends for each race. I was also very good at scrounging spare parts in the paddock. One time at Mid Ohio we needed some front brake parts and actually went out into the parking area, found a Z 28 and jacked up the guy’s car, and removed the parts, and left a note on his window saying we would be back after the race. The guy was thrilled that he was able to help us out – imagine!

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Taken at Sebring in 69 during practice for the 12 hr – Rick Stevens co-drove 4 hrs. We finished 25th o/a and 3rd in 5 litre touring – won 1000 bucks. We were amazed to finish in that almost stock Camaro – it was quite the adventure.
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This is taken at a club race at Mosport in 68 - this is how the car looked at the 68 Watkins Glen T/A race.
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Here is a photo of Dick Hoffman and myself at an SCCA regional at the Michigan Speedway road course in early 69. Not sure why we went there, but I think it was to let Dick drive the car and help us with some set-up.

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Camping out in the St. Jovite paddock in the 70 T/A race (before car was painted yellow).
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Dick Hoffman in a Canadian race at the old airport track Harewood Acres, near Jarvis Ontario. Dick was a GM engineer at the Milford MI proving grounds and tried to help us with race setup by driving some races in 69 for the new owner Al Richards in Toronto. Dick had already been racing with Dave Horchler in 67 with a camaro (H & H Racing). Dick and I co-drove the T/A at Mid Ohio in 69, but a rear axle broke just after he took over the driving chores (I had started). Dick later drove the Riverside T/A race in 69 - he had secured some money from Ford to be a camera car - somewhere I have a photo of the old movie camera mounted on a plate on top of the roof. He did finish that race. This was the ex Mo Carter 67 camaro that I owned in 68 and then sold to Richards and ended up driving for him till 72. It was later sold to a stock car racer and was destroyed at Pinecrest Speedway in 75.

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loaded up for a trip to Bryar - about 500 miles away from Toronto. Note the overloaded borrowed 1/2 ton pickup and rickety stock car trailer we borrowed also. That's how "Big Bucks Racing" travelled.
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Car was painted yellow for 70 season (3 races) - had some good luck at Bryar - 11th and 12th in 71 & 72
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Taken after the 71 rain race at Lime Rock – we were a happy gang – finished 9th despite taking the front escape road 3 times – won $1,000 – a very big deal for us at that time as we literally had no budget to go racing – needed the money to see us to the next race.

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Dave Lawler's Camaro at the 70 T/A race at Watkins Glen. Tony DeLorenzo's camaro on inside.

By the end of 72 the 67 was old, and worn out, and we could see the writing on the wall for the series. It was sold to a stock car racer who wrecked it at Pinecrest Speedway, near Toronto. I managed to contact the stock car driver’s son a few years ago and asked him what happened to the car. He said it got “bent” and was parted out. No idea what happened to the remains, except that the 12 bolt rear end was in his street camaro.

It was a great time, running with the “Big Dogs”.

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My co-driver Rick Stevens , leaning against the car, at the IMSA Camel GT 6 HR Mid-Ohio 1973 ( we finished 3rd in TO class with 302 engine) . This is the ex Mo Carter /Alfie Ruys de Perez 1969 Trans Am camaro (70/71). I raced this car at the 73 Lime Rock T/A (blown engine) and also the 73 Watkins Glen T/A , with co-driver Stevens. This race was shortened by rain and fog.

I later owned and raced one of the 2 Hoffman built 70/71 T/A camaros in 3 T/A races in 80. Dick, sadly, lost his life in a road accident in the mid-eighties.
Would do it all over again in a minute - as a friend said "you lucky s.o.b. - you ran with the Big Dogs".
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Scale Models of my Camaro

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 21:45

Original Jerry Titus - Jon Ward Trans Am Race Car FOR SALE on Craigslist

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http://sfbay.craigsl...1553318314.html


1968 Firebird Original Trans Am Racecar - $255000 (sunnyvale)
Date: 2010-01-14, 7:02PM PST
Reply to: sale-3esr5-1553318314@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

This is the first TG Racing Firebird prepared and raced by Jerry Titus in the iconic Trans Am race series of the late 60's / early 70's . With Jerry behind the wheel, this car qualified first at Kent in 1968 and won at the 1969 24 Hours of Daytona. One of the few surviving Pontiac Trans Am cars. It was restored and race prepared to period specs for vintage events by Bill Elliott Racing in Georgia for Rick Titus (son of Jerry). The car is in the Historic Trans Am Registry and has had the privelage to compete on numerous occasions at premier vintage race events including Goodwood, the Wine Country Classic and the Monterey Historic Automobile Races. It is fully race prepared with only one event on the recently freshened motor. The car was shown in 2008 at The Quail Concour in Carmel Valley. A brief history of the Firebird is summarized in an article published in Hemmings: (see at http://www.hemmings...._feature16.html ). Please contact Mark Balestra at Pearson Pontiac in Sunnyvale. 408.736.3411

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The 1969 running of the FIA-sanctioned 24 Hours of Daytona, with Titus and Ward as co-drivers. Even with a skeleton crew and a failed differential during the middle of the night, Titus, Ward and the crew raced their way to victory in the Trans-Am/Touring Class and a third overall behind two Lola T70 coupes. picture by Dave Friedman

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 03:46

Clay

Have you seen this thread?

http://forums.autosp...amp;hl=Trans Am

I was at Brainerd in 1970 and remember the finish with George Follmer and Milt Minter. At the Tribute to the Trans Am, I got some T/A programs autographed by drivers, including George Follmer. When he saw the Brainerd program, he chuckled, and said "Donnybrooke!"

Vince H.

Hi Vince, I was visiting this link and rereading the blog when I read your blog name "raceannouncer2003" What track or tracks did you / are you announcing at? Share some of your history. I am sure the readers of this blog would love to hear about your Trans-Am race adventures.

Clay

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 04:52

Hi Vince, I was visiting this link and rereading the blog when I read your blog name "raceannouncer2003" What track or tracks did you / are you announcing at? Share some of your history. I am sure the readers of this blog would love to hear about your Trans-Am race adventures.

Clay


Mostly, I announced at Westwood. These days, I help with the announcing at the Mission, B.C. (Canada) Historic races. As for my history, see this link, post 1316:

http://forums.autosp...w...ock&st=1280

I announced at the "later" Trans-Am races that took place at Westwood. Probably my best memory of that was the battle between Nick Engels, Corvette, and Bob Tullius, Jaguar XJS, in 1978.

Vince H.


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Posted 18 January 2010 - 09:53

Mostly, I announced at Westwood. These days, I help with the announcing at the Mission, B.C. (Canada) Historic races. As for my history, see this link, post 1316:

http://forums.autosp...w...ock&st=1280

I announced at the "later" Trans-Am races that took place at Westwood. Probably my best memory of that was the battle between Nick Engels, Corvette, and Bob Tullius, Jaguar XJS, in 1978.

Vince H.


Very cool! With all the programs and pictures you have collected over the years, is it possible that you gathered images from the East coast TA races? As you may have read further up the blog, I am looking for pictures of my Volvo 122. How much do you charge or your services or do you do it for the love of the sport? For me, researching my car and helping others learn more about theirs has been half the fun. It is always exciting to uncover another artifact.

What brought you to the Brainerd Donnybrooke Trans-Am race? Did you take any pictures of that trip? If so, I, and probably everyone that has visited this blog, would love to see them. Growing up in Wisconsin, Brainerd was soooo close...but sadly I have never made it there :-( After hearing so many stories, I think I should plan a trip for this year.

Happy Motoring
Clay


It is exciting to talk to someone who is such an enthusiast of the sport. I would love to see some of your archives

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:56

Very cool! With all the programs and pictures you have collected over the years, is it possible that you gathered images from the East coast TA races? As you may have read further up the blog, I am looking for pictures of my Volvo 122. How much do you charge or your services or do you do it for the love of the sport? For me, researching my car and helping others learn more about theirs has been half the fun. It is always exciting to uncover another artifact.

What brought you to the Brainerd Donnybrooke Trans-Am race? Did you take any pictures of that trip? If so, I, and probably everyone that has visited this blog, would love to see them. Growing up in Wisconsin, Brainerd was soooo close...but sadly I have never made it there :-( After hearing so many stories, I think I should plan a trip for this year.

Happy Motoring
Clay


It is exciting to talk to someone who is such an enthusiast of the sport. I would love to see some of your archives


No images from East coast TA races. Brainerd was my one and only venture east. Mosport, Road America, Watkins Glen...all on my "bucket list." I just really enjoy digging into road racing history.

As for Brainered, it was during the summer holidays, and I think I talked my mom and dad into us going back there in Dad's Volvo 123GT. No photos, but I did have some good audiotape from the event, including the announcer's comments with regards to Follmer and Minter...since lost!

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 23:37

:wave: Loved the photos and race results, especially of the 2.5 and 2.0 Trans Am cars. I was wondering if anyone had any photos of the 1970-1973 Ford/Mercury Capri's that ran in the series in the early 1970's? I know the owner of one of the surviving cars (it is currently campaigned in the 2.5 Trans Am Challenge class at vintage events) and would like to find some images of the car in its historic livery. One of the Capri's belonged to Oliver Jones', and he only participated in three races in 1972 -- Lime Rock, Watkins Glen, and Bryar. I recall that Bryar was a IMSA, not an SCCA T/A race.

I make resin cast 1/32 Capri MK1 bodies for use on slot cars, and would like to be able to see the images of these cars so I can recreate them in scale.


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Posted 20 January 2010 - 01:16

I agree, I like to see the 2.0 and 2.5 Trans Am Pictures too. Here are a few choice ones to keep this blog going.

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1971 BRE-DATSUN Team

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Heinz Eckhardt BMW 2002 at Laguna Seca

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:20

One of the Capri's belonged to Oliver Jones', and he only participated in three races in 1972 -- Lime Rock, Watkins Glen, and Bryar. I recall that Bryar was a IMSA, not an SCCA T/A race.


Apparently, in 1972, Oliver Jones participated in the Lime Rock and Bryar T/A races, and the later Bryar IMSA. I don't see him listed at the Watkins Glen T/A though.

Vince H.


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Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:17

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1967 trans am Marlboro

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1967 TransAm Sebring

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1967 TransAm Riverside

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Monty Winkler Alfa Romeo GTA TransAm 67 Mid-Ohio

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Mercury Cougar 1967 Trans Am Series

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1967 Sebring SCCA TransAm Gurney Mercury Cougar

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Sam Posey Daytona

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Horst Kwech Sebring

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1969 Daytona Jon Ward Jerry Titus Firebird PitStop

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Trans Am BS Laguna Seca 69 Charlie Theriot Alfa GTA

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Parnelli Jones Trans Am Mustang Riverside 1969

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Jim Hall Chaparral Camaro Trans Am 1970

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1970 trans am Parnelli Jones Ford Mustang leads Mark Donahue AMC Javelin

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1970 Trans Am B Sedan Riverside Bert Everett Alfa chased by Don Pike BMW Horst Kwech Alfa

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Horst Kwech's Alfa GTV vs John Morton's Datsun 510 2.5 Challenge

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 04:37

Check out the latest "Muscle Machines" (Hemmings) mag - a nice story on the "How to Cheat" seminar and also some photos.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 18:06

[quote name='carpenterdesign' date='Jan 1 2010, 22:01' post='4061155']
Some photos that I found on the http://www.virhistory.com website of my 1966 Volvo 122 race car. This car was ran out of the Bates Cunningham Volvo dealership and driven by Chuck Cunningham. I am looking for more images of my car so if you recognize it please post them.

These photos were taken by VIR - July 1966 Trans-Am
Photos by Watts Hill, Jr. - July 30-31, 1966
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Hi, if your 122S Volvo is the red #55 in the picture, and my records show Cunningham on #55, then it is on the 1966 VIR T/A grid next to my red #42 Alderman/ Richards Alfa RHD GTA s/n 752507. She later was raced by Gaston Andrey then Bert Everett as #25 in 3 different liveries and is pictured a few times in this thread. Thanks for that.

We have tracked a lot of the Alfa T/A involvement on the Alfa BB in a Trans Am Thread. http://www.alfabb.co...s-trans-am.html

I'm new here so where can I find more on your Volvo? Are you vintage racing it? Never mind just saw your post #35

Regards

Ken Geiger
Toronto

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 13:56

Last night I came across this guys website. It shows his involvement with automobiles, racing and music. Really cool pics; definitely worth checking out! http://formula-ccm.t...d-car-pics.html

Some of you who grew up in or around New Jersey in the '60s and '70s probably recall many of the same racers. These are the pictures he had of the Trans Am cars.

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Bridgehampton -Things were low-key and often the big name racers would just work on their cars out in the open in front of everyone. One time when we were in the pits at the end of the day, Roger Penske asked me to get Mark Donahue a beer......so I did.

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Typical view at Bridgehampton in '68
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Back in the day a lot of the pro-race cars still used open trailers. I think this was Sam Posey's Trans Am racer around '70.


Special Thanks to this guy and all of you who scan in your old photos for us to enjoy!

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 14:02

thanks for that - now what year was your volvo and what races did it run in - i may just have something ..... :)
regards, Ron


Check out the latest set of photos I posted. Looks like your car sitting on the grid!

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 16:43

Back in the day a lot of the pro-race cars still used open trailers. I think this was Sam Posey's Trans Am racer around '72.

1970 was the only year that Posey drove the Autodynamics Dodge Challenger in the Trans Am. Sadly, the glory days were already over by 1972.
Tom