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dale_z28

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Big Red '69 Camaro
« on: March 02, 2016, 05:27:17 PM »
Interesting read. Wish they went more in-depth, but maybe a google-search will turn up more...

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/the-big-red-1969-camaro-gets-a-much-needed-overhaul/ar-BBq68Cq?li=BBnb4R5
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Re: Big Red '69 Camaro
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 05:44:37 PM »
that's a very famous Camaro... :)

Here's some video:

Texas Mile (2011) - a Standing start 1 mile run for top speed at the end of the 1 mile:  217 mph
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqu_m-KfPFs#t=17.861021

It's also won many (perhaps all it's been entered in) of the 'Open Road' High speed events, such as the Silver State Classic ...  :)   reached 230 mph in 1993, avg almost 200 mph over 69 mile open road (2 lane road)....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKWnsOvQ1Ic

it's VERY NEAT when an old Camaro beats the newest and most expensive super cars and Exotics at their own games :)
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Re: Big Red '69 Camaro
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 06:36:07 PM »
that's a very famous Camaro... :)

it's VERY NEAT when an old Camaro beats the newest and most expensive super cars and Exotics at their own games :)

Oh yeah!!
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Re: Big Red '69 Camaro
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2016, 11:36:20 PM »
I would say that is the first Pro-Touring 69 Camaro..

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Re: Big Red '69 Camaro
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2016, 05:46:57 PM »
No, that's a complete tubular framed racecar.
Proof that with enough horsepower, you can push a brick through the air very fast.
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Re: Big Red '69 Camaro
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2016, 12:24:18 AM »
I rode shotgun in the '98 or '99 Silver State Classic in Nevada, after supplying a DEAD-STOCK and emission-certified '99 Viper GTS Coupe with only a cage and Halon fire system as required safety modifications; averaged 171mph on the way up, and 177mph on the way back. Anyone can go like Hell in an all-out tube-frame race car - try it in an emission-legal unmodified production car.  8)
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Re: Big Red '69 Camaro
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2016, 03:34:09 AM »
I rode shotgun in the '98 or '99 Silver State Classic in Nevada, after supplying a DEAD-STOCK and emission-certified '99 Viper GTS Coupe with only a cage and Halon fire system as required safety modifications; averaged 171mph on the way up, and 177mph on the way back. Anyone can go like Hell in an all-out tube-frame race car - try it in an emission-legal unmodified production car.  8)

One of our ZR1 forum guys (I'm talking 1990-95 model ZR1s) won the open class at the Silver States and or POny Express open road race a few times, including having a tire blow out wreck at nearly 200 mph.  He averaged nearly 200 mph if I remember correctly in his wins.  *Almost* stock, but obviously some engine and gearing modifications, including having a harness bar (with camera) in most of those races.. :)   If I can find it, I've a photo of the car after the high speed tire blowout... :)
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