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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2013, 06:37:12 AM »

Never noticed the differance. Which car does Vic Edlebrock have?
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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2013, 07:06:42 PM »

David Tom of the Historic Trans-Am Registry found the car and wound up selling it to Vic. I never saw any details of what they found, so I am not the right person to ask. Has anybody out there seen any pics of Vic's car in as-found condition?
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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2013, 01:01:52 AM »

Here's another picture of Smokey's car at Riverside in September '67. The molded-in
rear spoiler was one of many things the SCCA tech inspectors didn't take kindly to.


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« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2013, 02:56:21 AM »

I think this may be my all time favorite Camaro. Thanks for posting the great articles. My next car should be this one. However in the above picture it looks like a rally sport, but Smokeys cars looked like non RS cars to me. How many cars did he run? This would be the only RS I have seen.
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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2013, 04:29:23 AM »

Great articles, thanks Jon!
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« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2013, 08:16:17 AM »

You're welcome. Here's another Smokey Camaro photo. It is not the same car that appears in on page 105
of the Bonneville speed records article based on that car RS backup lights and rear license plate opening.


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Jon, I googled smokey yunick camaro. Almost all the pics are modern of V.E.'s car which I think is a '68 non RS car. This one appears to be a real RS '67, there's a front view of this car but you never know with Smokey.
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« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2013, 09:10:11 AM »

Does anyone know if the dyno numbers in the original artile are factory spec. or after Smokey modified the engines? It was suprised that they were using the 2.73:1 rear in the big block car. I always thought of a low ratio for highway cruising and better fuel milage rather than racing.

Thanks for posting the articles. It is awsome seeing the old photos of way it was back then for younger guys like me that were not around at that time.
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« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2013, 12:58:25 AM »

Those horsepower numbers are from Smokey's dyno and are not factory ratings. He was using the low numerical 2.73 ratio because he was trying to achieve a high top speed and not going for fast acceleration over a short distance such as a quarter mile.
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« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2013, 12:09:17 AM »

A little blurb from National Speed Sport News (July 10, 1968) giving some insight into Smokey's venture to Equador. (Jon Mello Collection)



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« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2013, 05:21:03 AM »

Pure Smokey, at his best!!
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« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2013, 12:09:19 PM »

You're welcome. Here's another Smokey Camaro photo. It is not the same car that appears in on page 105
of the Bonneville speed records article based on that car RS backup lights and rear license plate opening.


Hot Rod magazine photo
Jon, I googled smokey yunick camaro. Almost all the pics are modern of V.E.'s car which I think is a '68 non RS car. This one appears to be a real RS '67, there's a front view of this car but you never know with Smokey.

The Edelbrock/Yunick Camaro was at Road America a few years ago. Although it looks like a '68 it has a round wiper motor mounting; '67 only.
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« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2013, 03:27:28 PM »

So are you thinking they started with a  '67 and it evolved into a '68?
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« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2013, 03:48:51 PM »

There is a round plate over the wiper motor opening on Vic's car but the surrounding metal is all '68. The '68s have two "grooves" in the metal, one on either side of the motor, and the '67s have a very smooth firewall with no such grooves. I'm sure I have a picture somewhere. The '68 and '69 wiper motor opening is oval also, not round like a '67. This plate on the Edelbrock car is large enough to cover it all (but not the grooves).
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« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2013, 11:02:29 PM »

This car from Riverside has vent windows too, which could be changed easily.
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« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2013, 11:53:47 PM »

Here's a shot I have of the wiper motor area showing the '68 style crease in the firewall.
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