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Thread: Late 80s IMSA GTO and Trans Am racing.

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    Late 80s IMSA GTO and Trans Am racing.

    Many GTU fans here, so maybe some interest in GTO cars too?
    Share your photos, links and experiences if you remember sports car racing during the late 80s.

    Cool old video of Trans Am racing at Lime Rock, Peter Gregg's widow included.
    She actually bumps into Jerry Kuhn's car in the race.


    A little history on the IMSA GTO cars of this era.
    http://alex62.typepad.com/imsablog/2...e_big_ste.html
    A little history on the Trans Am cars of this era.
    http://www.historictransamimsa.com/p...ack_060986.pdf
    The historic race group for these cars.
    http://www.historictransamimsa.com/member.html

    Here is a GTO/Trans Am car that has consumed my time and $$ for the last 6 months.
    The shape of the body on this car was of little relevance to me.
    What was under the skin is what interested me.
    A metal roof and tail lights are the only production parts on the car.
    88 Protofab Camaro raced by Jerry Kuhn.
    Just completed a restoration to prepare it for Historic racing.
    First event Sonoma Historics.
    http://generalracing.com/
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    Thought I would bump this with some IMSA Porsche content.
    My buddy Vic Ofner and the IMSA Porsche 944GTR he was crew chief for in the late 80s.
    Some of Vic's highlights...
    The factory asked him to rebuild Wolfgang Porsche's 911 and his engine rebuild ended up with 5% more power from stock parts.
    His 962 engine came in 2nd place at LeMans.

    Fyi Vic has just opened his Porsche restoration shop in Prescott Az.
    Vic's cell # is 1 808 634 0040. email 808vic46@gmail.com

    Here is a nice blog entry by John Straub about the time he spent working with Vic Ofner on the 944GTR.

    part 1.
    http://johnstraub.blogspot.com/2012/...ar-racing.html

    part 2.
    http://johnstraub.blogspot.com/2012/...vic-ofner.html
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    Thumbs up

    I remember EFR in this one at Long Beach...... I think.....
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    Chuck Miller
    Creative Advisor/Message Board Moderator - Early 911S Registry #109
    R Gruppe #88

    TYP901 #62
    '73S cpe #1099 - Matched # 2.7/9.5 RS spec rebuild
    '67 Malibu 327 spt cpe - Period 350 Rebuild

    98 Chevy S-10 Utility
    04 GTI Commuter

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    Vintage Camaro is rolling after a 10 month restoration...fun car to drive!
    2013 Reunion has a race group for Imsa GTO/GTP 84' to 91' race cars, 35+ accepted.
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    Right on Mike !!!!!!!!
    Chuck Miller
    Creative Advisor/Message Board Moderator - Early 911S Registry #109
    R Gruppe #88

    TYP901 #62
    '73S cpe #1099 - Matched # 2.7/9.5 RS spec rebuild
    '67 Malibu 327 spt cpe - Period 350 Rebuild

    98 Chevy S-10 Utility
    04 GTI Commuter

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    GTO/Trans Am-Camaro...

    I agree with Chuck...I think this is way cool...can't wait to see Yvonne "IROC" and "Trans-Am Mike" at The Historics(?) and again at Coronado...we'll slap an "R"-gruppe sticker "onnit" and you're ready to go!....../ Lars...
    Last edited by larwik; 06-21-2013 at 11:36 AM.
    Lars Wikblad...

    Early 911 "S" Registry # 527
    "R" Gruppe # 314

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    Quote Originally Posted by larwik View Post
    I agree with Chuck...I think this is way cool...can't wait to see Yvonne "IROC" and "Trans-Am Mike" at The Historics(?) and again at Coronado...we'll slap an "R"-gruppe sticker "onnit" and you're ready to go!....../ Lars...
    I know you both would do the same thing as me if you were sitting in the Camaro.
    Can't wait, see you guys (and sticker) at the Historics/Reunion and San Diego too.

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    Camaro race car for sale.
    You race it Lars I'll clean it.
    http://www.johnstarkeycars.com/pages...82_Camaro.html

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    "Gemini" Blue Camaro Race car for sale.....

    Yes.....and it will "color"-match my -72S...but the big question is.... does it have this?.../ Lars...
    (P.S...Check your e-mail...)
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    Lars Wikblad...

    Early 911 "S" Registry # 527
    "R" Gruppe # 314

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    EFR won at Brainerd in that car in '87, I've got a couple nice shots of it in action.

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