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Garage Talk / NCI - celebrity drag races
« on: September 03, 2016, 07:20:09 PM »
How about Jay Leno and Tim Allen in some 'strictly stock' drag racing???  :)

NCI   - no chevys involved...  :)

Garage Talk / Paul Walker's car collection recovered... :)
« on: August 17, 2016, 03:06:18 PM »

I came across this article about the recovery of Paul Walker's car collection this morning; apparently one of Paul's helper/workers 'took' the cars the day after Paul was killed.  Most if not all are now recovered... and I was surprised/delighted to see that one of them is a 'halloween edition' 1969 Z28-RS... (similar to ones owned by myself, Steve Stauger, and perhaps others on this list).. :)

Restoration / Restoring seat backs...?
« on: August 17, 2016, 03:15:14 AM »
My original seats are worn, but since I'm going for 'preservation', rather than restoration, I'm keeping them as they are.   What I've done is bought a second set of buckets, headrests, upholstery, foam, etc for a 'restored set' as well.  I had it all except seat backs, and I didn't want to remove the seat backs from my 'originals', so I bought a set of seat backs from a pace car.

These NEED restoration... there's even some 'deterioration' in places.. I'm not sure whether that's something someone sprayed on the seatbacks in the past, or if that's the vinyl itself?  Can someone who has done a nice restoration on seat backs give me some pointers on the steps to take, and what materials to use to make these old seat backs look good on restored seats?

thanks in advance.. :)

Today's Hemmings email referenced an article they first published in June 2010, entitled "32 Best Cars to Restore", and of course our favorite '67-69 Camaros were on that list...

This is what they said about the Camaros at that time...

"Chevrolet Camaro -- 1967-'69
 Same as the Mustang: Everything you need to rebuild one, no matter how rusty it may be, is available brand new. As Terry McGean, editor of Hemmings Muscle Machines, put it, "The '69 Camaro is the '32 Ford of today," which means there will always be a huge demand for these cars. You just can't lose restoring one. Best of all, they are fun to drive, reliable, and can be made very powerful thanks to a huge aftermarket for performance parts. The only downside is that even rustbuckets and rollers can no longer be had for $2,500. "

I think what they wrote is even more true today...  :)

This very interesting article in Hemmings is primarily about how/why AMC got into TA racing, but also involved the complete story culminating in their contract wtih Penske/Donahue and a championship in the waning year of TA racing...

Most will enjoy reading Peter DeLorenzo’s unusually lengthy article in this week’s Autoextremist about Corvette’s racing program:

Originality / 69 Z28 starter wiring harness shield tube????
« on: July 12, 2016, 01:44:42 PM »

I think I'm missing something...  (besides a tube like this...)..  :)     How many of you '69 Z28 owners have or have ever seen.. this part?  :)

1969 - Orphans / 69 M20 Muncie P9S06A 19N542128
« on: July 01, 2016, 02:01:34 PM »

Another orphan...   November (68?) trans in an May 69 car??

Edit for subject line.

Garage Talk / RIP Jere Stahl, 1935-2016
« on: June 30, 2016, 01:12:54 PM »
Most of us who have been around a few years have heard the name of 'Jere Stahl', and Stahl Headers...

Garage Talk / China Motors????
« on: June 19, 2016, 05:03:42 AM »
Has anyone seen this video?  sorta disturbing...

Garage Talk / 1990 ZR-1 Speed and Endurance Record Run
« on: June 09, 2016, 02:08:53 PM »
Watching the youtube video of the Corvette assembly ops made me wonder if anyone had ever put the video of the 1990 Corvette and ZR-1 Endurance and Speed Record run on youtube.. so I looked for and found it.  :)   If any of you aren't familiar with this, or maybe had seen the video at the Corvette Plant or NCM in the past..  Here's a chance to check it out again!~

When I first watched this video at the Corvette Plant in 1991/2, I knew I *had* to have a ZR-1.... :)  I've had 3 different 1990's and still own two of them, and it still thrills me to hear the LT5 rev to redline (very much like hearing the 302 rev in a 1st gen Z28!).. :)

Garage Talk / Convert your Camaro into a Wrecker?? Here's how.. :)
« on: April 25, 2016, 01:27:23 PM »
This is not camaro related, unless you have considered conversion into an automotive wrecker, but I thought this was very interesting, as I'd never heard of this before...  I suppose even *I* am not old enough.. :)

Garage Talk / Owens Corning '68 L88 Corvette
« on: April 21, 2016, 05:46:59 PM »
This car was mentioned a week or two ago re the Minilite wheels it ran, and I was also able to see this car a few weeks ago when I was in Hendrick's Performance Center shop, where it had just came back from Sebring.  At that time, I didn't know why it had been to Sebring, although it was mentioned that due to it's $$M$$ value, it was under 24 hr armed guard!  :)

Anyway .. to bring this discussion to date..  I just watched on Velocity Channel a great episode of 'Americarna' on this car.  Americarna is the series produced by Ray Everham (and of course closely tied to Rick Hendricks).  This particular episode delved into the history of the Owens Corning car, how it was 'privately ran', but supported under the table, out the back door, by GM.   In this episode, Rick asked Ray to gather up as many of the originally involved individuals who had been involved with the car, and get them down to Sebring, along with the car, and Rick was going to show up and drive the car on the track (which all happened)..  Dick Thompson, Fred DeLorenza, Gub Hufstadler, Randy Wittine, Chris Cooper, and many others showed up and discussed the car.  Ray had the OC '68 sitting along side the current C7R Corvette race car, and went over the similarities and differences between the cars, and when Rick took the car out on the track, the C7R was right alongside...  :)

All in all, a very enjoyable and educational/historical show that you all should try to catch the next time it airs on Velocity channel!

some relevant links:

you can see a little blurb from this episode online here...   showed at 1 pm today (Band of Brothers)

Garage Talk / 'Cars on the Square' Athens, AL 30 April
« on: April 20, 2016, 02:55:24 AM »
 'Cars on the Square' (Athens, AL) 30 April 2016

April 30 - Annual Car Show
On the Square
Athens, AL

Over 700 cars expected; Much prize money and prizes to be handed out to entrants. Spectators Free...

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