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#1 rvec

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:02 AM

Although the OSCAR Trans-Am race at Electron Raceway is many months away (October 6, 2108), several locals are assembling new bodies and/or building new chassis for the event. Below are images three new bodies in various stages of construction. See this link to view more images and information about the Race. http://slotblog.net/...pcoming-events/
 

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Below is an article and image about the actual car written in Hemmings Daily back in 2010

Hemmings Find of the Day 1970 Pontiac Firebird Tirebird

Daniel Strohl on May 21st, 2010

 

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Im not sure anybody has a straight story on how many Tirebirds were built by Jerry Titus and Terry Godsall to promote and race on the new B.F.Goodrich radials in 1970. Add in the fact that Goodrich wanted Titus to build several replicas for further promotional purposes, and the story gets murkier. Two? Three? Six? Seven? The seller of this particular Tirebird says its the third of three, and one of two to still exist. From the sellers description:

Sponsored by BF Goodrich Radial Tires and driven by Canadian champion John Cordts and Larry Dent, this car was raced in Trans Am, The Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours, SCCA and CSCC club events. BF Goodrich made special tires for the team and they eventually became the first production car to win a race using radial tires. This was the third of three cars built by Jerry Titus TG Racing for the 1970 Trans Am season. Titus partner Terry Godsall secured BF Goodrich sponsorship for the team at the end of the 1970 season. The team convinced the SCCA to allow this car to run with a Chevy engine instead of the problematic Pontiac engine base on the fact that Canadian Firebirds were delivered with Chevy engines. This car was entered in the 1971 Daytona 24 hours as a Firebird and then was converted to Camaro body work in time for Sebring. It remained in Camaro trim for the remainder of its active racing carrier. The car was sold to Alfie Ruys de Perez and raced in Trans Am in 1972 with assistance from Mo Carters team and then to Don Clement who campaigned the car in IMSA and local CSCC events. This car has been restored to a very high Concours standard by Mark Mountanos and his team. The attention to detail down to the nut and bolt level is second to none. A huge collection of documentation, historic photographs, and interviews with Titus team members has insured a proper period correct restoration. The car has participated in just seven races since the restoration was complete including the Monterey Historics. Today the car is in spectacular condition, fully sorted, and race ready. Owned by a prominent west coast collector and vintage racer it has always had top quality care and preparation. The car looks as if the restoration had been completed yesterday! The car has only three race weekends since a complete race-prep. Tony Oddo built the Chevy engine which has only 12 hours of track time, and produced 485.1 hp and 377.6 torque on the Dyno. The T10 transmission has just been completely rebuilt by Tex Racing.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:19 AM

Tire-Bird - More Progress

Custom vinyl decals made with Cricut (see link for more information on the machine) http://slotblog.net/...0-re-duckulous/
 

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 03:21 PM

My 71 Javelin, a model of Roy Woods ARA car driven by George Follmer

 

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Remember folks, traffic lights timed for 35 MPH, are also timed for 70!

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 05:18 PM

My 71 Javelin, a model of Roy Woods ARA car driven by George Follmer
 
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Todd,

That is a great looking ride. My recollection is that you ran a purple Challenger #42 in our inaugural Trans-Am event back in 2007. I hope that you and perhaps others from Pelican Park can make it down to the race on Saturday, October 6, 2018!

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 06:23 PM

Still have it

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Remember folks, traffic lights timed for 35 MPH, are also timed for 70!

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 07:30 AM

Below are images of Ron's completed "Tire-Bird"
 

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:18 AM

Below are a few images of the finished product. Rich's UOP Firebird
 
 

 
 
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Posted 03 August 2018 - 09:55 AM

James finished his new Firebird body for the upcoming OSCAR event. Below are images of the old and new. Quite an improvement!! Great job James
 

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 05:53 AM

So out of focus Rich.  My car deserves better.

 

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 08:51 AM

Nice. Must of been all of those Jello shots


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