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« Reply #165 on: May 22, 2021, 10:26:49 AM »
98SVT thanks for your reply on the '66 Riverside event.

Rich, thanks for the photo of the Cobras on the boat, have seen it before, but only now did I notice the fourth car on the left  ::)

Coming back to my post # 162 here ,  that can't be Daytona, it wasn't till the third race in '67, Green Valley Texas, that the

Cougars had what I call Americans ? or were they Torque Thrusts ?  for wheels, could those shots be at Riverside ?

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« Reply #166 on: May 22, 2021, 10:44:50 AM »
162 not Riverside. They had Union 76 fuel not Pure. That's a speedway track with those giant grandstands. Those wheels are Torque Thrust D. The curved outer ends of the spokes make them D - to clear "D"isc brake calipers. They probably had 4 sets of wheels per car - maybe even more since most of the TA races were 2-6 hour events.
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« Reply #167 on: May 22, 2021, 11:45:52 AM »
98SVT thanks for your reply on the '66 Riverside event.

Rich, thanks for the photo of the Cobras on the boat, have seen it before, but only now did I notice the fourth car on the left  ::)

Coming back to my post # 162 here ,  that can't be Daytona, it wasn't till the third race in '67, Green Valley Texas, that the

Cougars had what I call Americans ? or were they Torque Thrusts ?  for wheels, could those shots be at Riverside ?

Mike

Mike,
I believe the Cougar photos in your post #162 are at Daytona. That was the first race of the '67 TA season.
The Trans Am series didn't race at any other large speedways. To me, the grandstands look the same.
'98SVT' mentions the 'PURE' gas sign, Daytona did have them in '67. Hope this helps.

Race #1 T/A 2-3-67 Daytona, FL “Daytona 300”
Race #2 T/A 3-31-67 Sebring, FL “Sebring 4 Hour”
Race #3 T/A 4-16-67 Smithfield, TX “Green Valley 300”
Race #4 T/A 5-30-67 Lime Rock Park, CN
Race #5 T/A 6-11-67 Mid-Ohio
Race #6 T/A 8-06-67 Loudon, New Hampshire “Bryar 250”
Race #7 T/A 8-13-67 Marlboro, MD “Marlboro 300”
Race #8 T/A 8-27-67 Castle Rock, Colorado “Continental Divide Raceway”
Race #9 T/A 9-10-67 Crows Landing/Modesto, CA
Race #10 T/A 9-17-67 Riverside, CA “Mission Bell Trophy”
Race #11 T/A 10-1-67 Las Vegas, NV; Stardust International Raceway “Las Vegas 350”
Race #12 T/A 10-8-67 Kent, WA; Pacific Raceway “Kent 300”




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« Reply #168 on: May 22, 2021, 12:29:07 PM »

Looks like CSX2323, given the oil cooler scoop and darker nose stripe that you can just see on the front fender. Probably just arriving in Italy after being completed by Mark Popov at SAI.

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« Reply #169 on: May 22, 2021, 08:37:15 PM »
Here's one more photo of the Cobra getting loaded on (or off) the plane for Targa Florio.
CSX2323; looks like that's right.
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« Reply #170 on: June 21, 2021, 05:03:53 PM »
Rich, thanks for your list of Trans-Am races in 1967 above, I finally figured out that the photos in post 162 are at the 1st. Paul

Revere 250, July 4th. 1967, I was thrown off by the wheels on the Cougars, knowing that at Daytona they ran on steel wheels, and

 Mag  Stars (is that what they are called ?) were they strengthened ? I didn't think they would stand up to the stresses of racing ?

 There were no Trans Am races from June 11th till August 6th. 1967, I wonder why Moore decided to run this race ? was the prize

 money good, or was  it because it was the first event in what would become another series for these cars. The Cougars finished

first and sixth. A lot of other Trans Am regulars  also ran that race.

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« Reply #171 on: June 21, 2021, 05:10:00 PM »
Rich, you said that photos of the Ford GTs at Monza are rare, you might already know these ? here's a couple of photos of GT/103

 at Monza in 1965, the colour shot of GT/103 and CSX2602 is from a book "1000k of Monza" in Italian and English, the b&w image

of GT/103 is from a French forum I frequent.

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« Reply #172 on: June 21, 2021, 06:10:25 PM »
Rich, thanks for your list of Trans-Am races in 1967 above, I finally figured out that the photos in post 162 are at the 1st. Paul

Revere 250, July 4th. 1967, I was thrown off by the wheels on the Cougars, knowing that at Daytona they ran on steel wheels, and

 Mag  Stars (is that what they are called ?) were they strengthened ? I didn't think they would stand up to the stresses of racing ?

 There were no Trans Am races from June 11th till August 6th. 1967, I wonder why Moore decided to run this race ? was the prize

 money good, or was  it because it was the first event in what would become another series for these cars. The Cougars finished

first and sixth. A lot of other Trans Am regulars  also ran that race.

Mike

We need Phillip (propayne) to help here with some answers.
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« Reply #173 on: June 21, 2021, 06:21:33 PM »
Rich, you said that photos of the Ford GTs at Monza are rare, you might already know these ? here's a couple of photos of GT/103

 at Monza in 1965, the colour shot of GT/103 and CSX2602 is from a book "1000k of Monza" in Italian and English, the b&w image

of GT/103 is from a French forum I frequent.

Mike
Nice find Mike, the B&W photo of the GT/103 is not one that I've seen before.
Daytona Coupes photos are tough. Finding any rear views with the license plates is going to be a tall order.
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« Reply #174 on: September 28, 2021, 10:30:11 PM »
I believe this to be 5S307 ? "Orange Blossom Special" any guess as to where that was shot ? distinctive building, "Goldy's" ? in the

 back ground

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