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#901 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:02

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 19 weekend includes a group for Formula Atlantic, 1974-80. I think a get-together for Atlantic veterans would be fun, so I emailed some. This from Marty Loft:

"We would love to attend the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca. Can you let us know how the plans are progressing?"

Phil Simon also expressed interest. Tom Johnston will hopefully have one of his cars running.

Marc Sproule, are you attending? Anyone else interested? Anyone have contact for some of the Atlantic vets?

Vince H.

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#902 David M. Kane

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 15:58

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 19 weekend includes a group for Formula Atlantic, 1974-80. I think a get-together for Atlantic veterans would be fun, so I emailed some. This from Marty Loft:

"We would love to attend the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca. Can you let us know how the plans are progressing?"

Phil Simon also expressed interest. Tom Johnston will hopefully have one of his cars running.

Marc Sproule, are you attending? Anyone else interested? Anyone have contact for some of the Atlantic vets?

Vince H.


I know Tom Pumpelly wants to attend.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 16:16

Sorry I haven't had the time to read through the entire thread, so please pardon me if this has been answered already, but is there an authoritative book on the history of Formula Atlantic?

Thanks.

Jack

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 18:57

Sorry I haven't had the time to read through the entire thread, so please pardon me if this has been answered already, but is there an authoritative book on the history of Formula Atlantic?

Thanks.

Jack

I have 'The Atlantic Championship-25 year anniversary edition' by John Zimmermann.c.USDC Publishing-printed in belgium

Edited by Rob29, 18 February 2012 - 18:58.


#905 David McKinney

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 20:52

Which Atlantic championship does it cover?

#906 Marc Sproule

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 21:04

Which Atlantic championship does it cover?



North America

#907 Allen Brown

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 21:28

It covers the 25 years from 1974 to 1999 so it doesn't cover a championship per se, but celebrates the first 25 years of the use of the term Formula Atlantic in North America. It starts with the adoption of the name "Formula Atlantic" by the Canadian national championship which had previously run to Formula B rules, then covers that CASC series through 1978 and the inclusion of US rounds up to the Formula Mondial disaster of 1983. It then covers the SCCA-sanctioned 1984 WCAR series, which has given the impression, fueled by Wikipedia, that WCAR was a continuation of Canadian Atlantic/Mondial series. It wasn't really of course - 1984 WCAR was a continuation of 1983 WCAR and the "reigning champion" in WCAR in 1984 was 1983's WCAR champion, not the Formula Mondial champion. However, it served Toyota Atlantic in 1999 to blur that boundary and talk of 25 year of Formula Atlantic.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 22:18

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 19 weekend includes a group for Formula Atlantic, 1974-80. I think a get-together for Atlantic veterans would be fun, so I emailed some. This from Marty Loft:

"We would love to attend the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca. Can you let us know how the plans are progressing?"

Phil Simon also expressed interest. Tom Johnston will hopefully have one of his cars running.

Marc Sproule, are you attending? Anyone else interested? Anyone have contact for some of the Atlantic vets?

Vince H.

:up: I have info for Bob Lazier, Jerry Hansen, Bob Schader, and Carl Liebich... and probably several more with more thought.

Marty Loft, wow, he's a real blast from the past and was to be a writer for me if I'd continued in the magazine biz.

PM if interested.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:17

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 19 weekend includes a group for Formula Atlantic, 1974-80. I think a get-together for Atlantic veterans would be fun, so I emailed some. This from Marty Loft:

"We would love to attend the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca. Can you let us know how the plans are progressing?"

Phil Simon also expressed interest. Tom Johnston will hopefully have one of his cars running.

Marc Sproule, are you attending? Anyone else interested? Anyone have contact for some of the Atlantic vets?

Vince H.


I will make every effort to be there. I'm dealing with a hip that's in need of replacement. At this point I don't have the $ or insurance to get it replaced.




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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:37

I will make every effort to be there. I'm dealing with a hip that's in need of replacement. At this point I don't have the $ or insurance to get it replaced.

Sorry to hear that, Marc... MediCal in this case?

< or considered 'elective?' >

Edited by E1pix, 19 February 2012 - 07:38.


#911 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 23:26

Thanks for the references for the FA book. I have ordered a copy.

Jack

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:24

I know Tom Pumpelly wants to attend.


Thanks for that. Did you have the Tom Gloy March? Are you in touch with him?

Vince H.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:25

:up: I have info for Bob Lazier, Jerry Hansen, Bob Schader, and Carl Liebich... and probably several more with more thought.

Marty Loft, wow, he's a real blast from the past and was to be a writer for me if I'd continued in the magazine biz.

PM if interested.


Great to talk to you today, Eric. Thanks for the info.

Vince H.


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 18:51

Thanks for the references for the FA book. I have ordered a copy.

Jack


I received the book a few days ago and have to say it was a disappointment. So I'm still looking for a comprehensive history of the series, if such a book exists.

Jack.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 18:59

I received the book a few days ago and have to say it was a disappointment. So I'm still looking for a comprehensive history of the series, if such a book exists.

Jack.

Sorry,I thought we made it clear it only covered the north american series?

#916 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 20:45

Sorry,I thought we made it clear it only covered the north american series?


Nobody's fault, Rob. The NA series is what I'm interested in reading about, especially the early years with all the great drivers that it fostered, but this book doesn't really fill the bill for that. It was only $10 and I'll probably get at least that much information out of it, so no harm done. I hope somebody does a book that gives comprehensive coverage while some of the primary players are still available.



Jack.

Edited by Jack-the-Lad, 01 March 2012 - 20:48.


#917 David McKinney

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 22:30

So what does it actually cover, Jack?

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:11

So what does it actually cover, Jack?

Basiclly what it says on the cover-25 year anniversary edition-1974-1998
One of the best quality books I have-mainly photos I guess-glossy color & b&w.If you are looking for technical details of the cars or every driver pehaps not for you.
One name I had forgotten-Mark Dismore-is listed as having the most victories 15-1974-97.Whatever happened to him?

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:30

I received the book a few days ago and have to say it was a disappointment. So I'm still looking for a comprehensive history of the series, if such a book exists.

Jack.


What do you mean by the early years Jack? I may be becoming a bore on this subject but "North American series" is a Wikipedic term. The Canadian series ran from 1971 to 1983 - including some US races from 1978 - and not forgetting a stand-alone IMSA series in 1976. WCAR started in the US in 1983 and ECAR in 1985 and they combined into a North American championship in 1991. When you say early years, do you mean the 1970s?

If "comprehensive history" is what you want, then that level of detail may never appear in book form. "Comprehensive" is what we're building on OldRacingCars.com: http://www.oldracingcars.com/atlantic/

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:49

There are a number of new additions to my Atlantic set...

http://www.flickr.co...57623186773769/

All my sets.....

http://www.flickr.co...81980@N03/sets/

Edited by Marc Sproule, 11 March 2012 - 07:49.


#921 E1pix

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:48

One name I had forgotten-Mark Dismore-is listed as having the most victories 15-1974-97.Whatever happened to him?

Mark's back to running Comet Kart Sales in Indianapolis, the family kart shop (and chassis manufacturer), in business since the '60s or '70s.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 18:25

I emailed Chris Waddell about getting together at Monterey. His response:

"Hi - didn't realize it was happening but that sounds kind of interesting. August is still a long way away but have been looking for some place to go this summer and that could be a lot of fun. Keep me posted on what's happening - is there a specific web site I should be watching.

I am still in quite regular touch with Graham Scott who was one of Gilles mechanics at Ecurie Canada and then went to work for Doug Shierson so I will let him know and also heard from Gilles' other mechanic Andy Roe this spring - he is flying helicopters in BC and can let him know too.

Graham was in pretty regular touch with Jon Norman who has Gilles' march 76B and had Dan Marvin driving it - was at Trois Rivieres a couple of years ago.

Gordon Kirby may know some who might be attending and I can ask him too.

best wishes

Chris"

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 20:32

Thanks for that. Did you have the Tom Gloy March? Are you in touch with him?

Vince H.


No Vince I have never talked to Tom Gloy, 76B/9 now lived in Santa Barbara with it's new owner. Once again it is being maintained by John Collins son, Graham.

#924 Marc Sproule

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:15

I just emailed Gloy about this thread. We'll see if he responds here.

He's usually pretty good about that kinda stuff.



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Posted 13 March 2012 - 19:18

I just emailed Gloy about this thread. We'll see if he responds here.

He's usually pretty good about that kinda stuff.


Excellent he was a very good and a very key FA driver. :up:


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 00:39

More additions to my Atlantic set, including one of Ted Wentz in Pierre Phillips' T460 at Gimli in '76......

http://www.flickr.co...57623186773769/

Haven't heard anything from Gloy yet.

All my sets.....

http://www.flickr.co...81980@N03/sets/


Edited by Marc Sproule, 14 March 2012 - 00:41.


#927 E1pix

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:49

Marc, Price would love to see those. He's not here in Colorado anymore, in Jersey now I think.

We golfed together several times and all he talked about were his early days... and Le Mans. He sure was a menace in Atlantic, awesome... :eek:

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 00:54

QUOTE (David McKinney @ Mar 1 2012, 22:30)
So what does it actually cover, Jack?

Basiclly what it says on the cover-25 year anniversary edition-1974-1998
One of the best quality books I have-mainly photos I guess-glossy color & b&w.If you are looking for technical details of the cars or every driver pehaps not for you.


Whether or not you like Zimmerman's book depends on your definition of "comprehensive," I guess. It sort of thumbnails its way through each season, gives a few lists, but covers the 1998 season in more of an yearbook/Autocourse style. Some pretty cool photos, but not the greatest depth of historical ones. It's a good book for the price Jack paid, put it that way -- but I'd be interested in a major, blow-by-blow, photo-jammed Atlantic review, even if it stretched over two volumes.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:29

Tom Johnston (TEJ) has been accepted to run his 1975 Johnston JM3 in the Formula Atlantic group at Monterey. I believe Marty Knoll will be driving. Has anybody heard any more about the event?

Vince H.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 16:24

At this point there are 35 Atlantic cars entered

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 18:48

WOW, that's really impressive being five months away and all. It'll be great, tempted to make the trip...

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 16:02

Review of the 1975 Player's F. Atlantic season.

http://www.youtube.c...be_gdata_player


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 16:48

Review of the 1975 Player's F. Atlantic season.

http://www.youtube.c...be_gdata_player


Actually James King has aged well.

#934 E1pix

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 19:21

Actually James King has aged well.

Nothing like a March to stop the March of Time.  ;)

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 19:58

It's not all about the cars :up:

Thanks for sharing :-)

#936 Marc Sproule

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:10

The owner of Cliff Hansen's 78B says he's been accepted and will be running in the Atlantic portion of the weekend.

http://www.flickr.co...157623186773769

http://www.flickr.co...57623186773769/

Anyone know what other cars from this set will be there?

http://www.flickr.co...57623186773769/

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 21:18

Some pics of the first race (F.Atlantic) to be held on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve back in September 1978 just a few weeks prior to the inaugural Canadian GP.

http://www.autocours...ile=photos.html

Click on 1978, the Labatt Championship Series


Edited by cheesy poofs, 23 April 2012 - 21:21.


#938 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:04

As in the Formula B thread...

I posted this a while back:

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 19 weekend includes a group for Formula Atlantic, 1974-80. I am still hoping we can have a get-together for Atlantic veterans...maybe a photo op in the paddock and dinner somewhere.

Marty Loft and Chris Waddell have expressed interest. Phil Simon is definitely going. Those racing will include James King, Dan Marvin and Jon Norman while Tom Johnston has one of his cars entered.

Marc Sproule, are you attending? Eric?

Vince H.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:10

Thank You, Vince. We wish we were, but No. :(

I hope Marc can make it and Marty, too. I appreciate your efforts. :up:

Have a blast!

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#940 Marc Sproule

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:10

I hope to be there. Depends on how much my hip is acting up.

Sounds like a fair number of mates that I haven't seen in a long time are gonna be there.

If I do go I'll post here before hand so maybe some of us can get together.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 22:34

I mentioned a few months back our friend Mark Jaremko was considering coming to the Monterey Historics with their newly-acquired March 75B.... and just learned he is. He's a four-time SCCA National Champion so is one serious racer.

Hopefully some of you can meet Mark and welcome him to this, his first major Vintage event. He's just about the nicest guy in racing (left in the photo).

Best of Luck to everyone attending!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:47

I mentioned a few months back our friend Mark Jaremko was considering coming to the Monterey Historics with their newly-acquired March 75B.... and just learned he is. He's a four-time SCCA National Champion so is one serious racer.

Hopefully some of you can meet Mark and welcome him to this, his first major Vintage event. He's just about the nicest guy in racing (left in the photo).


Son of Paul Jaremko, who has been racing since 1958 ! I remember seeing Paul beat Mike Eyerly when they were driving Sprites at Shelton in 1959. Paul was a consistent winner in Sprite and Datsun.

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Paul, left, with Martin Rudow at 2009 Seattle Historics.

I believe Paul and Mark both still run this Datsun in Historic racing:

http://www.flickr.co...ulp/2646359820/

Vince H.


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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:57

I'll be dipped, Vince, I didn't know this of Mark. What a sweet 2000, my Dad had a 1600 for a while and we loved it.

Do you know if there's an Entry List posted anywhere?

Thanks. :up:

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:33

New additions of old stuff can be found here.....

http://www.flickr.co...57623186773769/

All my sets.....

http://www.flickr.co...81980@N03/sets/

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:40

Forgotten how low the tub's of those T460's were, nice pics Marc :up:

#946 Marc Sproule

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:21

Lots of additions since my last post here.....over 500 Atlantic snaps now. More to come in the not too distant future.

http://www.flickr.co...57623186773769/


All my sets.....

http://www.flickr.co...81980@N03/sets/



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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:28

Lots of additions since my last post here.....over 500 Atlantic snaps now.

Marvellous stuff, Marc, as ever. I had forgotten that Divina tried her hand at US Atlantic. Looking foirward to the next batch.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 19:41

ORC has published Formula Atlantic results in the past but I'm now trying to broaden our coverage. The first two instalments are here:

Canadian Formula Atlantic 1974

Canadian Formula Atlantic 1975

Edited by Allen Brown, 05 November 2012 - 19:44.


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 18:39

Sad news last week that Craig Hill died (pictured in Allen Browns Cdn F-A 1974 profile). He was a wonderfull promoter of the series working with the CTV network and of coarse Castrol.
He was a wonderful guy and a great driver to boot.

#950 Marc Sproule

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:47

Very sad news.

Lovingly known as "old pal" in the Atlantic paddock, he was a joy to be around. Great sense of humor.

Some snaps of him in action.......eventually there will be more.

http://www.flickr.co...157623186773769

http://www.flickr.co...157623186773769

http://www.flickr.co...57623186773769/

http://www.flickr.co...57623186773769/

http://www.flickr.co...57623186773769/

http://www.flickr.co...57623186773769/

http://www.flickr.co...57623186773769/

My Atlantic set......

http://www.flickr.co...57623186773769/

Edited by Marc Sproule, 08 November 2012 - 02:48.