QUOTE (OCTARD @ 17 Apr 2004, 06:43)Hello Mark,
This Camaro that Carrera made is now owned by me. I race the car in vintage racing events in California.
Carrera just made the car from a pic on the VIR History website. They never contacted me, so that's why they mislabeled the car as an "SS" and the one race that this car was modeled after was actually in 1972, not 1973. A little more history on the car is that the car was originally driven by Richard Sterbins. The history goes...
SCCA Trans-Am Events
Lime Rock Park, 5/6/72, Trans-Am, started 25th, finished 13th, car #64
Watkins Glen, 6/17/72, Trans-Am, on entry list, no known result
IMSA Events ("TO" Class)
Daytona, 11/21/71, "TO" Class, unknown start position, finished 9th, car #14
Danville, 4/16/72, "TO" Class, unknown start position, finished 2nd, car #64
Lime Rock, 5/29/72, "TO" Class, unknown start position, finished 3rd, car #64
Mid-Ohio, 7/9/72, "TO" Class, started 5th, finished 3rd, car #64
The car was then driven from 1973 to 1975 by a Mr. William MacFarlane. The car was yellow for the first two IMSA races, but changed to white after the accident in the Lime Rock IMSA race. I am not yet sure of all the car numbers MacFarlane ran under.
Mid Ohio (IMSA) 7/15/73, "TO" Class, unknown start, DNF/10th/engine failure, car #44
Lime Rock (IMSA), 9/15/73, "TO" Class, DNS - crashed in practice
Summit Point Regional (SCCA), 7/21/74, A/S, 1st place
Summit Point National (SCCA), 8/18/74, A/S, 3rd place
Summit Point Regional (SCCA), 9/22/74, A/S, 1st place
Summit Point Regional (SCCA), 10/27/74, A/S, 1st place
** 1974 REGIONAL A-Sedan Champion **
Summit Point Regional (SCCA), 4/19/75, A/S, 2nd place
Summit Point Regional (SCCA), 9/20/75, A/S, DNF
That's it. Glad someone else likes the car too.
Greeting: A Blast from the past. This is Richard Sterbins, I was the original Owner and builder of the Camaro. I was in the U.S. Military, built the Camaro from a showroom fresh car to a Racer. I sold the Camaro when I was selected to go back to South East Asia. The restoration of the Camaro is Fantasic. I hope someday to visit the West Coast and see the car in Action again.
Thank You for the Memories.