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Posted: May 10, 2012 - 12:35 PM GMT

Feel free to explain.

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Posted: May 11, 2012 - 3:41 AM GMT

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Feel free to explain.


Here are some links to articles that will explain better than I can.
http://www.prismacars.com/Sunoco%20Camaro%20History.htm

Page thttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Donohue#Trans-Amitle:

An excerpt from one of the articles..

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For 1968 Roger and Mark had a “body-in-white” acid dipped and prepared an all new 1968 car, adding the weight back in choice areas to balance the car and make the minimum weight. In its debut at Daytona it suffered cracked cylinder heads and lost to a Mustang. Vince Piggins, Mr. Camaro at Chevrolet, strongly suggested that Penske enter two cars at Sebring, the second TransAm of the year, which would be a 12-hour event within an event. Not having time to prepare a second car, Mark retrieved “The Lightweight” which had gone back to Godsall, for a one-race partnership. Roger and Mark fooled the tech inspectors by putting 1968 grille and taillights on the 1967 car and painting both cars identically. Then they sent the legal 1968 car to tech twice, once with Number 15 and once with Number 16, this worked so well that they repeated the process in qualifying and “The Lightweight” actually qualified them both. We know this because Mark put it into his book, “The Unfair Advantage”.


Here is a link about cheating during that era.

http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/2010/03/01/hmn_feature6.html
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Posted: May 13, 2012 - 3:17 AM GMT

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Yep. that pretty much covers it, except that Midatlanticlost does not drive a lemon(s)!
midatlanticlost at speed


ps. The other side sucks!


That's a really nice car. It would've looked right at home on the road course at NHMS today for the vintage race weekend. Some great cars there today.
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Posted: May 14, 2012 - 12:50 PM GMT

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[quote]Yep. that pretty much covers it, except that Midatlanticlost does not drive a lemon(s)!
midatlanticlost at speed


ps. The other side sucks!


That's a really nice car. It would've looked right at home on the road course at NHMS today for the vintage race weekend. Some great cars there today.[/quote]

Vintage? Bah! They would not want me anyway, with fender flares, cantilever slicks and coil over suspension. Raced this weekend at VIR.


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Posted: May 15, 2012 - 1:34 PM GMT

During ski season Midatlanticlost runs a big four wheel drive pick-up truck that can get through anything. Good guy to have around in the wilds of WV

Midatlanticlost at speed in powder:


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Posted: May 16, 2012 - 3:11 PM GMT

By the way, for those of you who have a desire to see lost areas reborn, VIR (Virginia International Raceway) is a place to go. The track was originally built in 56/57 and operated until about 1974 when it closed. It sat dormant as mostly cow pasture for a quarter century, when it was restored. The original track configuration was retained, as the main configuration. Facilities have been updated, but it still retained the character that made it the jewel of the mid atlantic race circuits so long ago.

Yes, with the proper dedication, vision, and funding, that which is once lost can be restored to be a successful operation.

VIR History site
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Posted: May 18, 2012 - 2:40 AM GMT
Edited: May 18, 2012 - 3:36 AM GMT

VIR is an amazing track!! Probably Nelsap longer than any other track.


Here are some links to some ghost track(NELSAP) websites...



http://ghosttracks.homestead.com/

http://www.canadianracer.com/old-tracks.asp

http://www.simonlewis.com/sc5.html

Here is an interesting one for all members here!!!
http://wilmothills.homestead.com/
The ski area website
http://www.wilmotmountain.com/



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