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    Other drivers at Mosport in 1967.

    Jo Bonnier in his own Cooper T81 with a Maserati 3 litre V-12 engine. # 9
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    Jochen Rindt in the Cooper Car Company Cooper T 81 also with a Maserati 3 litre V-12 engine. (Not exactly a pretty car !)

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    (Jerry Melton photos )
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    I will close out the 1967 Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Mosport with this You Tube presentation.





    (Ken H)

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    Not a problem, Ken...

    I can wait.

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    Jerry Melton took many of his photos at the Green Valley Raceway which was a motorsports park located near Dallas-Fort Worth in Texas.
    It was built on a former dairy farm and designed by Bill McClure. It opened in the early sixties and closed in 1986 and has now of course been overtaken by urban development.
    Dan Gurney said that the Texas heat during the 1967 Trans Am race made it the hottest race he had ever driven in.

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    AN exhausted Dan Gurney and Parnelli Jones after the race.

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    Dan Gurney in his Mercury Cougar.
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    Historic Camaro racer, Jon Mello has put Jerry Melton's photos together of the 1967 Green Valley Texas Trans Am race with great captions
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    http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=8946.0




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    Carroll Shelby often had his cars in events at the Green Valley Raceway in the early sixties.
    He has Bob Holbert ( father of the famous Al Holbert who won many races in the Eighties before sadly being killed in a private airplane crash ). Bob Holbert was driving a King Cobra sports car # 98 on this day in 1964.
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    (Jerry Melton photos 1964.)
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    There was a variety cars and racing back then.
    In 1963 Delmo Thomas showed up in his Chevy Corvette Grand Sport # 3.
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    In 1964 Delmo returned with his Corvette now # 36.
    In the Open Class he was competing against Harry Washburn in a F1 Cooper # 3.
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    Things looked promising for Delmo at the beginning.

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    Then the pressure started to get to the Corvette driver.

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    Then finally it was too much for Delmo and the Corvette.


    Jerry Melton photos.

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    That looks like a Lotus 27 doing very well there...

    By appearances it's twin-cam equipped.

    Those Gran Sports were a tremendous thing when they arrived, they seemed to disappear too quickly.

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    Luckily the powerful Corvette came to no harm after his long slide.

    Delmo Thomas Corvette engine compartment.
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    It is a good thing he did not go off at this corner with the one bale tree protection ! !
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    There were many interesting cars seen at this track in Texas in 1963-64.
    Harry Washburn also had a Cooper Monaco T 49 # 7 there with a Chevy engine in place of the original Climax engine.
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    Another competitor was Bill Fuller in a Jaguar D-Type with a Chevy V-8 engine.
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    (Jerry Melton photos. 1964 )
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    Other various cars racing at that time at GVR.
    William McLaughlin in a Iso Grifo # 6
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    A Maserati 300S with a Chevy V-8 and automatic transmission. Apparently it was a handful and not very quick.
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    A Maserati Birdcage with a Buick engine. # 2 driven by Enus Wilson.
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    (Jerry Melton photos. )

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    Great pics Ken!
    I note the Bill Fuller Jaguar D-Type on post #28. I bet, if only he knew the value of the car today. But that's how it was in the day.
    Cheers

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    Great pics Ken!
    I note the Bill Fuller Jaguar D-Type on post #28. I bet, if only he knew the value of the car today. But that's how it was in the day.
    Cheers
    Just a worn out old race car that was cheaper to throw US iron into

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    There were many makes and options back in the sixties at GVR.
    It could be a Kurtis Indy car.

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    Or a Studebaker Hawk,

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    Or a Joe Huffaker built Genie sports car.
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    Or a Lotus 23 with a Ferrari Dino 2 litre V-6. # 88. Driver Ed Hugus.
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    Sometimes things did not go quite as planned !
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    (Jerry Melton photos )

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    One car that got a lot of attention when on display at Green Valley Raceway in 1964 was John Mecom's beautiful 1963 Lola GT Mk6 which was the forerunner of the Ford GT 40. (Note the Cortina tail lights.)
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    Do read this link;
    https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...-gt40-le-mans/

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    I need to know if showing this photo collection is still OK with you folks.
    I enjoy entering them but I don't want to make it too boring if it is of little interest about what was happening in Texas and Watkins Glen
    etc. back in the 1960s.
    I await your opinions.
    Ken H

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    Keep 'em coming Ken! Loving them!

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    They are fantastic Ken. Keep them coming.

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    Really enjoying the pics Ken!

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    Originally posted by khyndart in CA
    I need to know if showing this photo collection is still OK with you folks.
    I enjoy entering them but I don't want to make it too boring if it is of little interest about what was happening in Texas and Watkins Glen
    etc. back in the 1960s.
    I await your opinions.
    You know that I'm going to give you a positive vote, don't you Ken?

    This forum is probably more international than you think. And the sport is more international than many other sports because it's a personal sport rather than one with national teams etc. So you draw viewers and readers from everywhere, most of them looking to see something they used to love one more time or to see something they missed out on because they couldn't be there. Or more than that.

    I mentioned earlier that I look forward to seeing some of the local machinery and you've started to deliver some. Genies, yes! V8s in Healeys and D-types, that's different and worth seeing.

    And you probably don't realise it, but your pics of Ed Hugus are the only mention I've ever seen of him other than to do with his (unheralded) Le Mans 24-Hour win.

    As others are saying, keep it coming...

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    Thank you Ray and others for your support.
    Ray,
    I did not know the Ed Hugus LeMans story, thank you for that.

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    Check this link also.

    https://petrolicious.com/articles/th...st-le-mans-win




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