1976 GTO facts
John Bishop did not allow the Porsche 934s to run in the Camel GT in the first place, but he changed his mind later in the season.
The new Chevrolet Monza seemed to become the class of the field, with Dekon built cars.
BMW was to be represented by Peter Gregg, who had his first and only ever non-Porsche campaign.
A second works team would be doing the two first races, in the hands of David Hobbs and Benny Parsons.
John Greenwood had an improved version of the Batmobile he had built one year earlier.
Bob Tullius, a Jaguar stalwart, entered an XJS car at the Daytona Finale.
Hugh Kleinpeter again entered his De Tomaso Pantera.
Maurice Carter, from Canada, was a strong contender at the wheel of his Chevrolet Camaro.
Michael Keyser was Al Holbert's fiercest competitor, at the wheel of his Autosense Chevrolet Monza.
Manuel Garcia, with brothers George and Javier, campaigned a Greenwood customer car in the east coast events.
1976 GTU facts
Bill Scott would field an unusual Volkswagen Scirocco at the Sebring 12 Hour race.
Bob Sharp was the favorite GTU entrant, with a Datsun 260Z driven by Elliot Forbes Robinson.
Ray Walle entered a Mazda Cosmo in the early events, which was nearly stock, but he was killed in a road accident later on.
His main competition was provided by Walt Maas, in a Porsche 914/6 prepared by Garretson Development.