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« Reply #135 on: July 11, 2022, 11:11:51 PM »
With reference to post #133: This could very well be the the car that ended up at Todco since it has a 1967 photo date and the front clip had a 1967 grill. I sure wish I could take a step back in time.

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« Reply #136 on: March 04, 2023, 03:07:03 AM »
I Just came across this image, looks to be the two Yunick Camaros, caption said Wendover Utah. Didn't he have one car with a big

 block and another with a small block to go for different records at Bonneville ?

I know this has probably been discussed here before, the Edelbrock car is still around, what about the second one ?

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« Reply #137 on: March 04, 2023, 03:15:57 AM »
Also found this image, caption said Sebring '68, the car had #18 in other photos I saw from that race.

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« Reply #138 on: March 12, 2023, 05:36:26 PM »
I had not seen the gas station photo before so many thanks for posting it.  Off the top of my head I thought I heard that there were three Smokey Camaros at Bonneville in '68.
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« Reply #139 on: March 14, 2023, 04:18:26 PM »
I can only imagine what the owner of that Wendover small town garage was thinking having Smokey arrive with his cars! Amazing pictures, and thanks for posting.
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« Reply #140 on: March 15, 2023, 10:54:29 PM »
Brightened it up a bit.
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« Reply #141 on: March 29, 2023, 03:39:17 AM »
Thanks Jon !

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« Reply #142 on: March 29, 2023, 03:45:33 AM »
I had posted a link in this thread Jan. 20th. 2016 that included this photo, the link doesn't seem to work any more, so here's the

 photo of Pete Hamilton in it says one of the x Yunick '68 Camaros.

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as usual can't seem to get the whole thing sized to fit  ::) so scroll l-r.

Jon, is this a '68, has a '69 hood ? ? ?

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« Reply #143 on: March 29, 2023, 05:23:59 AM »
I wonder why they would have installed a vinyl top? I know Penske's issues, but you'd think given Smokey's reputation he would already have lightened the car as much as possible.

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« Reply #144 on: March 29, 2023, 03:26:47 PM »
I wonder why they would have installed a vinyl top? I know Penske's issues, but you'd think given Smokey's reputation he would already have lightened the car as much as possible.



It's my understanding it was installed to hide some roof mods, and to cover up the ultra thin metal from acid dipping.
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« Reply #145 on: March 29, 2023, 03:28:34 PM »
Brightened it up a bit.



Thanks, Jon.
Also this photo, and the other one appears to be a still from old Super 8 film footage. IF that is the case, wonder where/who has it?
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« Reply #146 on: March 30, 2023, 07:01:21 AM »
I wonder why they would have installed a vinyl top? I know Penske's issues, but you'd think given Smokey's reputation he would already have lightened the car as much as possible.



It's my understanding it was installed to hide some roof mods, and to cover up the ultra thin metal from acid dipping.

Yes, that was the case with the 1969 Penske Camaro. In the end, I don't know how it could have been an advantage with the added weight and aero drag of the vinyl. The way they ran though, it didn't matter. 

Not sure about why this car needed a vinyl roof though. Easily could be for the same reason.