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« Reply #75 on: July 01, 2013, 12:05:12 AM »

More vintage Smokey Yunick Camaro photos from Riverside, September 1967. These are from Petersen Publishing. (Jon Mello Collection)





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« Reply #76 on: July 01, 2013, 12:23:36 AM »

Great pictures Jon. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #77 on: July 02, 2013, 02:27:21 PM »

a good friend clark irwin who worked for GM at the tech center spent time at smokeys. he would send me little tips on stuff they did with the BBC. i have some here on my computer and will post them if i can.
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« Reply #78 on: July 02, 2013, 02:31:36 PM »

here is one on BBC chevy heads
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« Reply #79 on: July 02, 2013, 02:49:27 PM »

when we ran the 57 FI chey on the NASCAR beach race at daytona in 57 we burned a piston,towed it over to smokeys repaired it and drove it back to Pa. back then you drove the race cars to the races. smokeys car also burned a piston while leading
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« Reply #80 on: July 02, 2013, 09:14:21 PM »

Wow, you are older than dirt, aren't you.  Cheesy

Who was the driver of the 57 you were associated with? Yes, it's true that many cars got driven to the track in the old days. Paul van Valkenburgh drove his Camaro to the track in the 1971 Trans-Am series although by that late date, it was certainly more the exception than the rule.
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« Reply #81 on: July 02, 2013, 09:34:36 PM »

And if they weren't driven to the races, they were flat towed.
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« Reply #82 on: July 04, 2013, 09:12:40 AM »

Wow, you are older than dirt, aren't you.  Cheesy

Who was the driver of the 57 you were associated with? Yes, it's true that many cars got driven to the track in the old days. Paul van Valkenburgh drove his Camaro to the track in the 1971 Trans-Am series although by that late date, it was certainly more the exception than the rule.
ed fiola who was my cousin. i just turned 79 in may
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« Reply #83 on: July 04, 2013, 09:24:53 AM »

Wow, you are older than dirt, aren't you.  Cheesy

Who was the driver of the 57 you were associated with? Yes, it's true that many cars got driven to the track in the old days. Paul van Valkenburgh drove his Camaro to the track in the 1971 Trans-Am series although by that late date, it was certainly more the exception than the rule.
in paul's book about GM racing he listed my friend clark irwin's name
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« Reply #84 on: September 03, 2013, 08:20:12 PM »

Some pictures showing the double floor pan.




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« Reply #85 on: November 17, 2013, 09:45:51 PM »

found this pretty cool shot of I believe, smokey's camaro on the pole for a NASCAR GT race. guessing 1968 ? the shot is about half way down the page. followed by a pic of the two cougars from 1967. hope the link works.

  mike in canada   http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=428585&page=4145
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« Reply #86 on: November 17, 2013, 10:01:37 PM »

Thanks for posting, Mike. Yes, I do think that's one of Smokey's Camaros and it does appear to be from '68.
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« Reply #87 on: November 30, 2013, 12:21:25 AM »

Smokey Yunick auction coverage from the August 1988 issue of Super Chevy magazine.

















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« Reply #88 on: November 30, 2013, 07:53:42 AM »

Thanks John. The canted valve small block is now in a '69 Camaro in Garret's museum.
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« Reply #89 on: November 30, 2013, 04:38:01 PM »

You're welcome, Doug.  I believe the '67 302 is owned by Max Raffaele who has a white '67 Z he's putting it in.
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