Models from the Shop of David Palmeter
1969 Camaro - Trans-Am Race Car - Penske Sunoco - Driven by Mark Donohue
Above - A 1969 Camaro that I modified from a Revell kit to represent a car that I saw Mark Donohue drive in the Trans-Am series at the Mid-Ohio race track in 1969. Model built in 1991, picture taken 2005-12.
Above - Fred Cady decals. They were unfortunately thin and light. The wheel color is more accurate. Did I get the wheels from Miniatures and Replicas of Maryland, mastered by Randy Derr? Prolly.
Above - The cross-ram, dual quad engine.
Above - Unfortunately, I was rather late to the "rubbing out the paint" party. Even if the paint wasn't great, the vinyl top wasn't bad. (Masking tape painted flat black.)
Above - Yes, they did race with some of the stock upholstery intact.
Above - The exhaust pipes are hung by magic invisible hangers.
Above - Didja ever try to apply Bare Metal Foil to cast in fuel and brake lines? I did - once!
Above - An earlier photo.
The Real Thing - I Was There!!
Above and Below - A scanned copy of a print from a 35mm picture shot of a projected Super 8mm movie that I made at the Trans-Am race at Mid-Ohio in 1969.