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« on: December 01, 2013, 12:59:44 AM »

Nice feature from Super Chevy on the only Camaro that Vince Piggins owned, which happened to be owned
at that time by Vince's eldest daughter, Diane Sorensen. Interesting that Vince chose a '69 SS396. Anyone
out there know Diane Sorensen and know if she still has this car? It sure would be nice to talk with her and
hear some of the stories she has about her famous dad.








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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 05:48:01 AM »

Nice story, glad you posted it Jon; wonder where both Diane and the car are now?
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 07:54:34 AM »

 Jon, I was just looking through some of my old magazines yesterday and read that article. Jim
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2013, 02:08:45 PM »

Here's a link to a short article that Hemmings "Muscle Machines" magazine did on Vince Piggins back in 2005.

http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/2005/07/01/hmn_feature8.html
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2013, 07:12:37 PM »

Here's a link to a short article that Hemmings "Muscle Machines" magazine did on Vince Piggins back in 2005.

http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/2005/07/01/hmn_feature8.html
when you called that department the girl answered "product promotion"
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2013, 07:29:45 PM »

So he never actually owned the convertible Z?
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2013, 07:43:09 PM »

No, the convertible '68 Z/28 was built for Chevrolet General Manager E.M. "Pete" Estes.
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2013, 07:32:34 PM »

You never run out of interesting reading Mr. Mello.
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2013, 08:20:55 PM »

No, the convertible '68 Z/28 was built for Chevrolet General Manager E.M. "Pete" Estes.
Good grief, I knew that. Getting old the brain turns to mush.
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2013, 11:31:50 PM »

Good grief, I knew that. Getting old the brain turns to mush.
I'm glad to know I'm not the only guy that happens to...
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2013, 02:02:16 AM »

Very Cool. The car came with front & rear number guards. Someone removed them before the photos were taken. Also hard to tell what colour the car is in the pictures, since they are black and white, but it does not look a light colour like Lemans Blue. Love the article and love the car, and Dianne. I guess she's not single anymore?
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2013, 09:22:45 AM »

The text of the article says the repaint was done in Midnight Pearl Blue so a very dark blue color, non-stock.
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2013, 10:22:37 AM »

Surely you wouldn't marry a lady for her Camaro?  would you?   Smiley     Do you think someone beat you to it?  Smiley
J/K...  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2014, 08:22:04 AM »

This is so cool. I work with Dianne. She is the office manager where I work. She still owns the car btw. If you want to buy it....the line forms to the left. It is a one of one car built by GM. When I asked her if she was the queen her face just lit up! She said, "I was once upon a time"
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« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2014, 08:41:31 AM »

Thanks for posting. I'm very pleased to hear Diane still has her very special car. She is the queen.  Grin
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