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« on: May 06, 2013, 04:23:11 PM »

This past Sunday I was able to attend the Edlebrock car show and was pleasently suprised to find out that the complete display bio for this car has been updated, It now states that it "came with a first year 350 V8" no longer the Hot Rod " factory ran out of 350's" 327 story, If further refers to an October build " hightly decorated life that hasn't stopped since October 1966"  No longer "the first Camaro in California and the third built" The car has a solid front sub frame. It now sports a Edlebrock engine, late SS gas cap, (needs a SS350) 15 x 7 Ralleys. a nice car.
  On a side note, the Smokey # 13 was not on display this year.
      Victor
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 06:48:56 AM »

are you talking about the red 67 Camaro Hot Rod Magazine test car ?

that car has a great history and is in many old magaize articles

 it is a shame they can't seem to get the story correct
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 02:43:46 PM »

Yes, That is the iconic car that I am refering to. It was such a popular car that many of us may have based our hobby. It bothered me to see the old stories created to sell mags went unquestioned for so many years without so much as a belivable story or any type of documentation, pictures of tags, stamps, or even the VIN that is supposed to be SO low. Somebody at the Vic's garage did their homework and corrected the record, Thank You. I have pictures of the new bio. The car mags did not use "dealer lot cars" for their tests or stick to facts. (then or now).

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 09:40:13 PM »

  I have collected all 4 issues of HOT ROD; Feb. '67, Apr. '67, June '67 and Aug. '67 covering the HOT ROD Camaro test car.  And has been stated, HOT ROD never documented any of the pertinent "original" information.  But nice articles.   
  (side bar) Just my 2c's, fun going back and looking at all those old Ad's.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2013, 07:39:55 PM »

They admited in the 75th anniversay addition that all the times were fake. It has a 427 in it and they still lied.
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2013, 05:47:43 PM »

They did a bunch of articles on the car and it had many different engines in it over the years

They brought it to Bill Thomas for a 396 to run it in Super Stock

cool pic of it with a drag shute
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2013, 07:36:19 PM »

Unless they took the brakes off of it that chute is definitely not needed!! LOL   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2013, 11:24:52 PM »

Joe>>>>,
They did a bunch of articles on the car and it had many different engines in it over the years

They brought it to Bill Thomas for a 396 to run it in Super Stock

cool pic of it with a drag shute

   Yep, that's one of the original issues I've got.
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2013, 08:56:55 AM »

I found an old post I did on the the HOT ROD Magazine Test Camaro.
One article said the car was an early production car that showed up at GM proving ground in Mesa, AZ in May 1966,
was given to a few car mags for a road test then was given to Hot Rod for long term testing and was used to test fit many speed parts.
Later purchased by Jim Mcfarland who was an editor and publisher at Hot Rod

Someone said they saw the trim tag and it has an August build date so it's early but not May 66, maybe Hot Rod Mag got the car mixed up with a different red 67 Camaro?

Another article states that has many "firsts" such as.......
First Camaro in California. First Camaro road-tested in the print media. First street-driven Camaro with a big-block. First Camaro to gain editorial exposure in HOT ROD Magazine. First Camaro to carry an Edelbrock intake manifold. First Camaro to ever have a Hurst four-speed shifter. First Camaro in the 11s. First Camaro to take a test lap at Riverside Raceway. First Camaro to appear at an NHRA National event. First Camaro to ever 'beat' Bill Jenkins. First Camaro sent to Bill Thomas to get a "396" installed. (Bill T put in a stroked 396 so was more CU IN)

Also ... was driven by Zora D, Smokey Yunick, Bill Jenkins, and a bunch of other well known hot rodders/racers.

Vic E should get the full story to disply with the car, even if he has to pay someone to research it, it would be worth it.
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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2013, 12:12:10 PM »

The Edelbrock / Hot Rod ’67 Camaro SS350 [and the Estes ’68 Z/28 convertible] is a significant part of the history of the first-gen Camaro. The history was embellished over time and fact became interspersed with fiction.

Edelbrock has set the record straight-the car was in fact a standard production unit at Norwood and not the May 1966 pilot car that Car Craft had. PHR featured it many years ago with photos of the VIN and body tags so there is no question. The remainder of it is fact as far as I know.

The car’s complete history is known so no further research is needed.
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2013, 03:54:07 PM »

William,
 Do you have those pictures to post, or know what issue that is in? I have been trying to eye ball those numbers for years.
 Thank you,
    Victor
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2013, 09:43:22 PM »

The feature was in the May 1995 issue. The photos are poor an difficult to read. Here's the data:

124377N102245

08C                                 D 

ST 67-12637  NOR 2067 BODY

TR 742-Y         R-R  PAINT

        EXL 2LGR 3SDK

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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2013, 06:10:50 AM »

here is a link from the March 2013 HOT ROD Homecoming in Pomona to celebrate the magazine’s 65th anniversary and Edelbrock’s 75th anniversary.

http://blogs.hotrod.com/edelbrock-reunites-hot-rod-with-the-67-camaro-test-car-48963.html#axzz2T1krieDW


on a side note, In the 1967 pictures it shows the early Hurst shifter that was used. It is a different shape then the 4106 Hurst stick that is used today.
I wanted one for my 67 so made one from the pictures using an early Hurst stick but then did find one after years of looking.
It was only used for a short time until the 4106 came out
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2013, 08:39:31 PM »

William,
 Thanks for the lead, I may have that in storage.
  VT
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