Here is Bob Jane in his genuine 1969 ZL1 Camaro which he purchased in 1970 as a new but unsold car and shipped to Australia where it was built into a road race car. Australian rules allowed for Jane to run the 7 litre alloy motor, which was his main reason for buying the car.
This photo is from 1971, his first season racing the Camaro, and he won the Australian Touring Car Championship just narrowly from Allan Moffat in a Kar-Kraft 1969 Mustang.
Following the 1971 season, the Australian motorsport governing body changed the rules, introducing a 6 litre engine limit, so Jane was forced to run the Camaro with a small block 350 in 1972, although he went on to win the ATCC that year too.
Incidentally, Jane sold the alloy ZL1 motor to Frank Gardner, who was based in the UK and in the process of building a 2nd generation Camaro to contest the British Saloon Car Championship. The Camaro was run by Adrian Chambers under SCA Freight.
Bob Jane also bought a second ZL1 Camaro when he purchased this car, which also went to Australia and which he had built as a drag car. He owned a couple of race tracks, including Calder Park where this photo was taken. Calders front straight also doubled as a drag strip.
Photo by Perry Drury.