AC 1968 Trans-Am @ Meadowdale Car Set

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Nice little OLD film of the Meadowdale race...helpful to at least get some basic car colors defined.
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They just released a new conversion of the NR2003 track conversion from Factor and just about every other racing title out there...this one looks pretty good. So I'm applying myself to putting together a car set to simulate the 1968 event...this time because he field is small enough and the track handles 32 cars I can include both the O2 and U2 classes.

Not a lot of images out there to work from so taking images from earlier and later races in '68 help make this set possible.
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They just released a new conversion of the NR2003 track conversion from Factor and just about every other racing title out there...this one looks pretty good. So I'm applying myself to putting together a car set to simulate the 1968 event...this time because he field is small enough and the track handles 32 cars I can include both the O2 and U2 classes.

Not a lot of images out there to work from so taking images from earlier and later races in '68 help make this set possible.
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Interesting looking at how many road courses had ovals in thier plans at one point. Riverside, Meadowdale, Fuji, just to name the ones I can think of off the top my head
 
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So a few of my Riverside cars will drop into this set as they were the same, some won't due to some color and small details. I care about the small details...
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Race winner: #6 Mark Donohue Javelin

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2nd place: #3 Peter Revson Javelin

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3rd place: #16 Sam Posey Camaro
 
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4th place: #77 Craig Fisher Firebird
NOTE: This was the first appearance of the Pontiac Firebird in the Trans-Am Series. Truth be known it was actually an ex-Penske Camaro with Firebird body parts to make it a faux-Firebird.

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5h place: #7 Tony Adamowicz Porsche (U2)

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6th place: #11 Fred Baker Porsche (U2)

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7th place: #21Pete Harrison (U2)
 
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8th Place: #1 Horst Kwech Mustang

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9th place: #48 Dick Hoffman Camaro

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10th place: #9 Ed Wachs Alfa GTA (U2)

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11th place: #2 Jerry Titus Mustang
 
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13th place: Jim Cowen Camaro

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14th place: #14 Bert Everett Porsche (U2)

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15th place: #99 Herb Swan BMW (U2)
 
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Ya this is a long leap, the car was an NSU 100TTS, the mod is an NSU 100TTS, a little strong, easily do deal with but the mod itself id weak...but it's there...fairly fictitious as far as a paint scheme, nothing out there that I could find...
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16th place: #72 Peter Braun/Dick Drexler NUS 1000TTS

The color is correct...

This is the last car that finished in this race the rest are DNFs, but they are important...
 

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17th place: #92 Rusty Jowett Camaro DNF

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18th: #10 Ralph Webb Camaro

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19th: 22th Bob Bailey Porsche (U2)

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20th place: Bill Brack Mini (U2)

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21st place: #5 Malcolm Starr Mustang
 
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22nd (DQ'd) #4 George Follmer Javelin

Incidentally, Follmer was DQ"d for intentionally ramming a slower Mustang driver who apparently was in George Follmer's way. That Mustang driver was none other than one Jerry Titus. But for his impatience Follmer might have had a very strong finish at Meadowdale.

I found this image of the deed in an old Vintage Motorsports issue I collected for just this purpose years ago...
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Sounds like George to me...
 
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Finally, 2 cars that were entered but failed to arrive..

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23rd place #59 Hugh Grammer Mini DNA

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24th place #61 Richard McDaniel Mini DNA
 

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