Author Topic: 1967 Camaro RS convertible used in official capacity at 1966 Laguna Seca Can Am  (Read 4545 times)

SMKZ28

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A 1967 Camaro RS convertible was used in some type of official capacity at the Monterey Grand Prix held at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California on October 16, 1966.  This was the fourth event of the inaugural season for the SCCA Canadian-American Challenge Cup (Can-Am.)  In addition to Rally Sport equipment, the picture shows the car also had rally wheels, white wall tires and bumper guards.  This event was held a little more than two weeks after the Camaro was officially introduced to the public on September 29, 1966.  It was won by Phil Hill in a Chevy powered Chaparral 2E.

Parnelli Jones can be seen in the white Firestone race suit on the drivers side of the Camaro.  He won the 2nd of two 53 lap heats.  Phil Hill won the first heat and came in 2nd place in the second and was declared the overall winner of the event. 

A sticker/decal on the door of the Camaro says "SCRAMP OFFICIAL."  SCRAMP stands for the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula which put on the event.  Notice the car has Manufacturer license plates.

Both pictures came from the Dave Friedman Collection Flickr page.

1st picture: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thehenryford/6909587753/in/album-72157629400762755/

2nd picture: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thehenryford/6909693913/in/album-72157629400762755/
Scott
I don't have a 1st Gen but I have 1971 Z28 RS 4-spd, 1997 Z28 Z4C 6-spd, 2000 SS Convertible, 2010 RS 6-spd

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Three pictures of the race drivers inside the Camaro can also be found at the Revs Digital Library.  In these pictures you can see Phil Hill with the overall winners wreath around his neck.  Parnelli Jones is still on the drivers side and Bruce McLaren can be seen in the middle.  He came in third overall.  Jim Hall can be seen to the right of Phil Hill.  Jim came in second overall.


Click on the following links to use the magnification tools.

1st picture: http://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/collection/p17257coll1/id/324308/rec/220

2nd picture: http://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/collection/p17257coll1/id/301695/rec/235

3rd picture: http://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/collection/p17257coll1/id/315942/rec/245
Scott
I don't have a 1st Gen but I have 1971 Z28 RS 4-spd, 1997 Z28 Z4C 6-spd, 2000 SS Convertible, 2010 RS 6-spd

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Here is the cover of the event program along with the Camaro advertisement that appeared inside.  Both came from www.worthpoint.com
Scott
I don't have a 1st Gen but I have 1971 Z28 RS 4-spd, 1997 Z28 Z4C 6-spd, 2000 SS Convertible, 2010 RS 6-spd

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Interesting that the car has a bowtie mirror on it in those pictures.
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There are original pictures of the mirrors both with and without the bowtie. My assumption is there was more than one supplier and either style should be considered correct.

Thanks for your efforts Scott to find info on these neat cars and post them here.
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bcmiller

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Yes I have seen both types of mirrors.

Thanks for sharing!
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67conv6cyl

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I think early 67 cars had bow tie mirrors later 67 cars did not. I am not sure of the cut of date.
Anybody know?

 

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