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Car & Driver Blue Maxi Camaro
« on: April 11, 2014, 01:40:44 PM »
Many thanks to Mike (group/7) for sharing his copy of the original Car & Driver "Blue Maxi" feature article with us.















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Re: Car & Driver Blue Maxi Camaro
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2014, 05:13:46 PM »
Thanks again to Mike Scott (group/7) for sharing his copy of the follow-up road test of the Car & Driver Blue Maxi
Camaro, aka Z/29. He also included some of the letters that were written in by readers after the article appeared.















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Re: Car & Driver Blue Maxi Camaro
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2014, 06:48:04 PM »
Jon, I think the Blue Maxi might be my all time favorite magazine car. Whether the statistics were faked or not, like the Hot Rod '67, I don't know. 
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Re: Car & Driver Blue Maxi Camaro
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2014, 09:01:35 PM »
it showed up at a cruise night in NJ

and is supposed to be in the next issue of Super Chevy

good to know its still alive

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Re: Car & Driver Blue Maxi Camaro
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2014, 06:14:04 AM »
I saw it at the Camaro Nationals in the Poconos back in 1990 and it was in good shape then also. I think it has always been well cared for. Like you, I'm glad it's still around. I know I took some pics of it back then but I'd have to do some digging to find them now.
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Re: Car & Driver Blue Maxi Camaro
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2014, 01:35:26 PM »
something interesting from back in the day.......

Cars magazine and Motion Performance did sort of a reply to the Car & Driver Blue Maxi Z29.
They called it the Green Meanie Z30

1969 Z/28 with 350 cross ram, headers, L88 style hood, other mods , claimed over 400HP

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Re: Car & Driver Blue Maxi Camaro
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 05:01:23 PM »
I posted that previously in the "Crossram manifold" thread but here it is again for convenience. (Jon Mello Collection)











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Re: Car & Driver Blue Maxi Camaro
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2014, 07:20:13 PM »
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Re: Car & Driver Blue Maxi Camaro
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2014, 04:00:13 AM »
A look at the cowl tag shows special paint...
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Re: Car & Driver Blue Maxi Camaro
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2014, 01:13:31 PM »
A current article on the Blue Maxi Camaro can be found here...

http://www.superchevy.com/features/1407-1969-chevrolet-camaro-ss-rs-the-blue-maxi-lives/?eml=849589&sp_rid=4984874

Thanks Jon and Mike (group/7) for posting the scans of the original articles.  I had seen and read a copy of the 2nd article before but I had never seen the first.  Love the psychedelic photos of the car!  Interesting to note that the car was used as a "course car" at Bridgehampton during a driving school.  I also noticed that the Super Chevy article states, "when it went to Penske and they built it, they put rally-car brakes on the front so they could use it as a pace car for rallying and stuff."

 

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Re: Car & Driver Blue Maxi Camaro
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 07:02:12 PM »
 And my favorite part of that quote is ...."and stuff."    ;D
 
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