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Re: Smokey Yunick
« Reply #90 on: November 30, 2013, 09:49:02 PM »
Great Story. Any updates on what happened with the auction at the '89 Daytona 500?
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Re: Smokey Yunick
« Reply #91 on: November 30, 2013, 10:27:10 PM »
Thanks, Mike.  I don't recall seeing a follow-up article with details on the second auction and I don't personally
know what was left to sell. If somebody else has a follow-up article or more details, feel free to fill us in. I think
that Tom McIntyre and Mark Mountanos from the Historic Trans-Am group got most or all of the MkII Mystery Motor
components from the first auction. David Tom also bought numerous items from Smokey's auction, including the
first '70-1/2 Camaro off the line from the Norwood plant, a 6-cylinder car that was used on the Milford Proving
Ground for development work before being sent to Smokey.
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Re: Smokey Yunick
« Reply #92 on: February 15, 2015, 05:32:23 PM »
Here's another shot of one of the Camaros that Smokey used at Bonneville to set various speed records.


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Re: Smokey Yunick
« Reply #93 on: February 15, 2015, 06:35:08 PM »
Black and gold? Side of car looks black.
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Re: Smokey Yunick
« Reply #94 on: February 16, 2015, 04:38:10 AM »
Yes. gold top and black sides.
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« Reply #95 on: March 23, 2015, 10:36:45 PM »
I could be wrong but I think I remember a red pinstripe between the black and gold
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« Reply #96 on: March 24, 2015, 02:33:38 AM »
Ken, the red pinstriping was definitely used.
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Re: Smokey Yunick
« Reply #97 on: March 27, 2015, 05:49:00 PM »
I owned the experimental turbo vega engine shown on page 27..it was sold after he passed away..along with a few more ultra rare items..A couple prototype big block aluminum intakes ..part #3878299 one of them was on a 66 427 with H. Yunick stamped in it...I need to find a good home!

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Re: Smokey Yunick
« Reply #98 on: January 08, 2016, 03:08:23 AM »
Jon, I'm surprised that no one caught who is behind the wheel of the Yunick Camaro at Daytona in your last post ! pictures of Jim Hall with the car are rare ! here's the one with Hall climbing in, that was on e-bay a while back, you and I talked about it at the time it was listed. I don't know if Hall did any laps ? I've heard differing stories.

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Re: Smokey Yunick
« Reply #99 on: January 08, 2016, 03:17:19 AM »
here's one of Smokey & Jim Hall, also at Daytona 1968. I think Hall is saying " well Smokey, there seems to be a little problem with tech"    ;D

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Re: Smokey Yunick
« Reply #100 on: January 08, 2016, 03:38:18 AM »
here's a piece from a paper ? they got Bruce McLarens first name wrong ! I found this on a French forum I frequent.

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« Reply #101 on: January 08, 2016, 02:28:23 PM »
At least they spelled his last name right!  Smokey got it wrong when he painted it on the car.
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Re: Smokey Yunick
« Reply #102 on: January 08, 2016, 07:55:38 PM »
good catch Jon, I've looked at that photo many times, and didn't spot it !  ::)

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Re: Smokey Yunick
« Reply #103 on: January 20, 2016, 03:06:18 AM »
here's a bit of a long winded story, I found, about Pete hamilton in what it says is an ex Yunick '68 Camaro ?

http://www.racefansforever.org/who-needs-brakes-pass-the-fried-chicken--well-see-you-in-court.html

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