Built to Penske/Donohue/GM specs by GM engineer. Period correct fresh resoration with great graphics, well documented brass tag car.
Original Trans-Am Series Race Car, 1970 Chevrolet Camaro, Brass tag 72AS43, driver: Dick Hoffman, Milford, MI. Over the winter of 1971-72 GM engineers, Dick Hoffman and Dave Horchler, H&H Racing prepared this 1970 Camaro for competition in the SCCA’s Trans-Am series and A-Sedan categories. Being well connected through their jobs at GM this car was constructed to specifications used on the successful Penske-Donohue cars. Over the years Hoffman’s original “ Engineering Project Data Books “ have been passed on, extensively documenting its creation and modification through the late 70’s This Camaro was noted for being painted bright yellow with very progressive black and red graphics and large numbers. The number 48 was chosen for being the fourth and eighth letters in the alphabet as is their shared initials.
John Rand purchased the car from Hoffman and sold it to Jim Gillhoed; Neil Karolek bought it and sold it to Paul Lane who brokered the car to Vintage Racing Services / Jack Crowell / Richard Raintree in 2000. VRS restored the car to period specifications and it was run at the 2002 Monterey Historics and then modified for East Coast Historic competition. In 2008, Lance Smith of Huntington Cars completed a restoration to 1972 specifications and livery. The Camaro is very original with its 302 ci. Iron engine and Borg-Warner Super T-10 transmission.
This Camaro ran in four Trans-Am races in 1972:
June 4th Mid-Ohio – finished 21st,
July 16th Road America – finished 40th,
July 30th Sanair – finished 5th, A
ugust 13th Mosport – finished 7th,
And in SCCA A-Sedan.
He continued running this car in the 1973-1978 Trans-Am’s and also in SCCA A-Sedan competition.
Recent Competition History
One race at GRL’s Coronado Speed Festival, September ’08 since