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Title: 69 Camaro Pace car, reportedly festival car #26 being pulled out of NC woods
Post by: KevinW on December 10, 2021, 11:16:13 PM
Video happened sometime around Thanksgiving of 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIc6ClE1HL4

350/auto car, Car #26

An hour long of them (Dennis Collins TX) looking at all the cars parked in the woods 

Start the discussion of the Pace Car 25:31
Talking about car being at the festival 27:04
Pulling out Pace car @ 41:37

Rockers are toast (as is much of the car) But Hey, It can be restored!

:)
Title: Re: 69 Camaro Pace car, reportedly festival car #26 being pulled out of NC woods
Post by: 169INDY on December 11, 2021, 01:15:06 AM
Saw that one, Glad to see it get rescued, will take much coin to get in show worthy, so far gone for Survivor.
Happy Hunting
Title: Re: 69 Camaro Pace car, reportedly festival car #26 being pulled out of NC woods
Post by: z28z11 on December 11, 2021, 02:36:28 AM
Brings back a lot of fond memories about my 20 year search for a '69 Pacer, over three states and maybe 20+ cars until I found the one I bought in '94. I've seen some real doozies, including Flintstonemobiles and cars with trees growing up through the trunk - not for the faint of heart. I applaud Dennis for the "rescue" of this one - pretty entertaining video. I just hope the cameraman got to participate in the feast at the end - 

Regards,
Steve
Title: Re: 69 Camaro Pace car, reportedly festival car #26 being pulled out of NC woods
Post by: firstgenaddict on December 11, 2021, 06:31:24 AM
He was afraid they would pull it in half it was so rusty.
To do it right and replicate original features on the repro metal panels there is 300+ hours worth of work before you start body work and paint.
Title: Re: 69 Camaro Pace car, reportedly festival car #26 being pulled out of NC woods
Post by: CantRepeat on December 11, 2021, 04:16:33 PM
Video happened sometime around Thanksgiving of 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIc6ClE1HL4

350/auto car, Car #26

An hour long of them (Dennis Collins TX) looking at all the cars parked in the woods 

Start the discussion of the Pace Car 25:31
Talking about car being at the festival 27:04
Pulling out Pace car @ 41:37

Rockers are toast (as is much of the car) But Hey, It can be restored!

:)

Did they ever say what the proof of it being an actual festival pace car or even a pace car?

I ask, because I've seen a video where Dennis says he found a 67 pace car but it wasn't one. I'm not even sure it was an actual dealer promo car.
Title: Re: 69 Camaro Pace car, reportedly festival car #26 being pulled out of NC woods
Post by: 68camaroz28 on December 11, 2021, 04:41:23 PM
He was afraid they would pull it in half it was so rusty.
To do it right and replicate original features on the repro metal panels there is 300+ hours worth of work before you start body work and paint.
Agree and one would be upside down so fast itís not funny. Huge shame but itís no way worth it in reality but hope someone does.
Title: Re: 69 Camaro Pace car, reportedly festival car #26 being pulled out of NC woods
Post by: z28z11 on December 11, 2021, 07:16:59 PM
The 50 Fesyival cars VIN's were listed yeaars ago in the Camaro Enthusiast (USCC) mag. I looked for my old copy last night; not with my other issues. so I have to keep looking. Listing was complete not only with the track cars, but also the dealers and end customers for most of the cars after the race. I still miss seeing the old periodicals -

Regards,
Steve
Title: Re: 69 Camaro Pace car, reportedly festival car #26 being pulled out of NC woods
Post by: KevinW on December 11, 2021, 09:30:51 PM
Yes, Camaro Corral July-August 1992 Edition.  Number #26 is N609311
Title: Re: 69 Camaro Pace car, reportedly festival car #26 being pulled out of NC woods
Post by: z28z11 on December 12, 2021, 04:01:17 AM
Car is really over the hill in condition, the comment before about being upside down is correct, I wouldn't doubt that a Dynacorn resurrection could come into play: would be easy to identify through the known VIN number in this case as a rebody. Then again, I've seen one really bad convertible rebodied around the original firewall and VIN numbers, and retain it's original title and registration without violating state laws. Ethical ? Judge for yourself -

Shame this car wasn't taken care of - or any of the cars exposed in the woods for 30-40 years. Horrible -

Regards,
Steve
Title: Re: 69 Camaro Pace car, reportedly festival car #26 being pulled out of NC woods
Post by: KurtS on December 12, 2021, 04:06:13 AM
The 50 Fesyival cars VIN's were listed yeaars ago in the Camaro Enthusiast (USCC) mag.
In my article: http://www.camaros.org/69pacer.shtml
http://www.camaros.org/images/69pacer/69pacer_vins_p2.jpg
Title: Re: 69 Camaro Pace car, reportedly festival car #26 being pulled out of NC woods
Post by: Kelley W King on December 12, 2021, 04:17:27 AM
This place is in my neck of the woods. Appears to be in Sanford NC. I could have used some sun visor brackets of a TA Firebird this afternoon. The pacer would have to be someoneís (labor of love) hobby.
Title: Re: 69 Camaro Pace car, reportedly festival car #26 being pulled out of NC woods
Post by: firstgenaddict on December 12, 2021, 05:30:38 AM
It would have to be a matching doc'd L89 to warrant a correct resto.