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Post  Avanti 63r1025 on Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:15 am

This raceway is still with us, Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minnesota. Formerly named Donnybrooke.


And this track is still around. Here's Mid-Ohio in 1970.


And a forum in Thailand with a thread devoted to Trans-Am
http://www.musclecarthailand.com/forum/index.php?topic=575.msg8311#msg8311
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Post  Ex US Squid on Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:50 pm

Cool thing about the Thai site is if you use Google Chrome it will offer to tranlate all the Thai into English for ya

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Post  Avanti 63r1025 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:00 am

This happened in August 2010 at Laguna Seca. It sucks though that can happen when people take them out on the track; and Amen, it was being driven.
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Post  Ex US Squid on Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:50 pm

Avanti 63r1025 wrote:This happened in August 2010 at Laguna Seca.

I seriously just threw up a lil

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Post  Ex US Squid on Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:52 pm

Not sure if you remember this site Geoff but here is a photo history of Trans Am from 1966-1972! Tons of inspirations for logos and sponsor liveries! Trans Am 1966-1972

Notice that Richard Petty raced a Plymouth Barracuda in 1966 Trans Am Very Happy

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Post  Simcik on Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:55 pm

Sure beats the crusher...
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Post  Ex US Squid on Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:44 pm

Also I have a ton of the classic 60s-70s sponsor vinyls so anyone that needs the Koni/Goodyear/Champion ect.... of the era let me know and I can help out

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Post  Avanti 63r1025 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:01 pm

Good site find, Squid.

Take a look at the scoring sheet; his name was typed in as Dick Petty. Someone Dick and hand-wrote Richard above it. They must've thought he was such a Richard! The car DNF after completing 12 laps. Five O2 cars finished and Petty's Barracuda was one of four O2 cars to go out. He finished in 8th place at VIR '66.

Simcik wrote:Sure beats the crusher...
These cars are bought and raced by people who have what's called spare cash. I sure would love to know where to prin… I mean, get some of that. I worked with Devin and Paul Raynal (cousins) at the go-kart track. Devin's brother, Chad Raynal bought the #64 "Mid-Del Auto Parts" Camaro. I'm pretty sure the #42 'Cuda is being repaired as all the guys (and gals) involved with these cars today love to see them on the road.
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Post  Ex US Squid on Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:28 pm

Oh yea no doubt but you could see the look on his face as he took in the Cuda wrecked and mangled. If ya find it there is an epic wreck from lap one in a 1969 race I saw in the 66-72 site. So many awesome T/A cars destroyed.

Was at Tremblant

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Post  Avanti 63r1025 on Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:21 am

That's an automotive orgy; I see a Mustang on top of a Firebird. Dude, that Mustang is sitting on the Firebird's face affraid
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Post  Josh on ze bass on Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:09 pm

These pictures are exactly what will happen during our series. CANT WAIT!!!!

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Post  Avanti 63r1025 on Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:13 pm

Josh, I hope not. These cars won't have a lot of technological advancements (I mean, I am turning off anti-lock brakes) but I don't believe we'll have too many wrecks. One, I'm giving potential racers time to get used to driving without ABS, and two, we're all pretty good at avoiding a disastrous scenario (lag withholding).

Racing without ABS is pretty easy. Just don't pull (the trigger/stick) all the way back as fast as possible. You can pull [it] back quite far so long as you ease into the brakes.
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Post  StalkerStang on Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:46 pm

Fuck non-ABS brakes..... especially when you can't adjust brake pressure....

Its going to be a long battle for me, I've been rolling around a bit without them and they lock up every time I look at the brake trigger.....

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Post  Avanti 63r1025 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:49 pm

Ha ha. The uh, the clutch wasn't designed for this kind of maneuvering. Bite the bullet, don't back it into the garage spot, get the nose pointed in the desired general direction, select 1st gear, raise the engine rev's to about 4,000 and drop the clutch. That clutch has to be an on/off switch anyway.

Embedded video is being a dildo so the link is here. I like the comment from the guy saying he'd buy the car and drive it to work. He could wear ear plugs and a helmet yet he'd still be deaf by that Thursday.
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Post  Sorta05 on Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:31 pm

The first couple of minutes are pretty awesome then the video goes all 60's and stuff... There is some more race footage after but the bulk is up front and in the middle.

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Post  Remaggib on Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:24 am

Kind of reminds me of the original Gone in 60 Seconds... Awesome, dafuq I just watch, awesome. Gotta admit, I fast-forwarded through the music and crowd pictures lol
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Post  Avanti 63r1025 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:14 pm

Moved and merged the inspiration thread. Donnybrooke video in initial thread post.
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Post  Sorta05 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:18 pm

Thanks Avanti, looks like you were several steps ahead of me! Smile
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Post  abinmyveins on Mon May 12, 2014 6:50 pm


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Post  Avanti 63r1025 on Wed May 14, 2014 12:14 am

Those are amazing sites; thank you for posting the links.
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Post  abinmyveins on Wed May 14, 2014 1:30 pm

You are welcome.  A lot of pictures doubled with one you posted earlier, but there was some other stuff too, I think.

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Post  Avanti 63r1025 on Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:44 am

Saturday 5/17 qualifying session. Camera focused on turn 2 with the end of the start straight in the background.
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Post  abinmyveins on Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:41 pm

Nice music.

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Post  Avanti 63r1025 on Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:09 am

I figured this group would like that.

My social media friends got these but I didn't post a link here, so speaking of nice music. I made a mistake and didn't vocalize an indicator each time I started to record. Files 14 (4:56 mins.) and 16 (5:11 mins.) are definitely O2 Trans-Am cars. File 31 (9:49 mins.) is not, it's probably the over 2000 cc GT class.
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