Author Topic: 1967 Camaro RS Pace Car at Virginia International Raceway in 1966 or 1967  (Read 2280 times)

SMKZ28

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A dark colored 1967 Camaro RS coupe was used as the official pace car of Virginia International Raceway (VIR) located in Alton, Virginia.  While a cool photo of the VIR Camaro pace car exists, no photographic evidence links it to a particular race.  While VIR did hold an SCCA Trans Am event in July of 1966 this would have been too early for it to be used as the pace car because the Camaro itself wasn't introduced until the end of September 1966.  The car could have been used at the track for the 1966 October SCCA Regional Races held on October 14-15, 1966 but it is more likely that the picture was taken during the April 1967 SCCA National Races held April 29-30, 1967.  This would have been the most important event held at the track during their 1967 racing season.

Notice that the car has the standard wheel covers and white wall tires.  The sticker/decal on the door of the car mentions the name of what appears to be "Tamson Chevrolet" of Danville, Virginia.

1st picture: 1967 Camaro RS pace car (http://www.virhistory.com/vir/press/full01.htm)

2nd picture: Program cover from April 1967 SCCA National Races held April 29-30, 1967. (http://virhistory.com/vir/67-apr/index.htm)
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