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Handy Andy Camaro
« on: May 22, 2013, 12:43:44 PM »
Does anybody have pictures of the 1969 Camaro driven by Paul Jett? It was orange and said "Handy Andy" on the rear fenders. I saw it at the MIS Trans Am in 1971.

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Re: Handy Andy Camaro
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 02:06:16 PM »
Here is one of Paul Jett's #97 in the garages at the 1971 Riverside Trans-Am. Dave Dralle's ex-Penske, ex-Woods Camaro is in the background (#62).


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Re: Handy Andy Camaro
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 05:36:40 PM »
Thanks Jon!

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Re: Handy Andy Camaro
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 07:54:15 PM »
You're welcome, Mike.  If I find any others, I'll post them.
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Re: Handy Andy Camaro
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2013, 01:01:47 AM »
Anyone know what happened to this car? - raced against it a few times. 

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Re: Handy Andy Camaro
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2013, 04:17:51 AM »
No, I don't know what happened to it.  Paul Jett also raced a Mustang with Fred Van Beuren in the '67 Trans-Am series.
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Re: Handy Andy Camaro
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2013, 05:54:57 AM »
The #97 orange Camaro of Paul Jett and the red #32 Dodge Challenger of Dick Brooks visible on the left.
Bob West's blue Mustang is on the right. This photo was taken at the 1971 Riverside Trans-Am.

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Re: Handy Andy Camaro
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 06:19:33 AM »
Another shot of Paul Jett's car as seen in an old Hot Rod Yearbook.
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Re: Handy Andy Camaro
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2016, 04:09:34 AM »
I wonder if this is Paul Jett's former Handy Andy car...

http://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/1972/Sebring-1972-03-25-097.jpg

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Re: Handy Andy Camaro
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2016, 06:21:44 PM »
here's a different image of the Quintanilla (Mexico) Camaro, post crash. maybe some better clues ?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/smuckatelli/8473459987/in/photostream/lightbox/

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Re: Handy Andy Camaro
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2016, 06:39:38 PM »
Thanks, Mike. This comparison shows some similarities.

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Re: Handy Andy Camaro
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2016, 03:57:19 AM »
Paul Jett drove this '68 Camaro during the 1970 Trans-Am season and a '69 bodied car during the '71 season. I don't know for sure if the '68 was re-skinned to a '69 body for '71 like the Jerry Lagod car, but I suspect so. Paul Jett quit Trans-Am to go Grand National stock car racing for '72 so I bet that was his old Camaro that crashed hard at the '72 Sebring race.
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