Author Topic: 1967 Camaro Convertibles used in Motor Trend 500 Parade in Riverside, CA in 1967  (Read 3260 times)

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Several 1967 Camaro convertibles participated in the Motor Trend 500 parade that made its way down Magnolia Avenue in Riverside, California on the morning of Saturday, January 21, 1967.  The parade celebrated and promoted the 5th Annual NASCAR Grand National Stock Car road race which would be held at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California on Sunday, January 22, 1967.  Dick Clark, the nationally famous host of the rock 'n' roll television show American Bandstand, was the Grand Marshal of the parade.  He rode in the back of a 1967 Camaro SS convertible with base wheel covers and red line tires.  Local top 40 disc jockeys from K/men 129 Radio also rode in the back of at least two different 1967 Camaro convertibles.  One was a white Rally Sport convertible with base hub caps and white wall tires.  According to the Vol. 2, no. 9 edition of the Kmentertainer, a newsletter put out by the radio station, the Camaros were provided by Friendly Chevrolet in Rialto, California.

1st picture: Metadata states, "Motor Trend 500 - Riverside - NASCAR. American Bandstand host Dick Clark rides in a Chevrolet Camaro during the race festivities. Clark is the Grand Marshall of the race. (Photo by Randy Holt/The Enthusiast Network/Getty Images) (https://www.gettyimages.com/license/155882962)

2nd picture: Dick Clark, Grand Marshal (https://www.gettyimages.com/license/155882955)
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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 you can see some of the local Disc Jockeys from the local top 40 radio station, K/men 129, riding in two different Camaros.


1st picture: K/Men 129 Disc Jockeys (https://www.gettyimages.com/license/155882958)

2nd picture: Vol. 2, no. 9 edition of the Kmentertainer (http://kfxm-kmen-radio.blogspot.com/2007/02/)

3rd picture: Vol. 2, no. 9 edition of the Kmentertainer (http://kfxm-kmen-radio.blogspot.com/2007/02/)
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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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More pictures of the Disc Jockeys in the Camaros.

Vol. 2, no. 9 edition of the Kmentertainer (http://kfxm-kmen-radio.blogspot.com/2007/02/)
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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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Continuation of the article from Vol. 2, no. 9 edition of the Kmentertainer (http://kfxm-kmen-radio.blogspot.com/2007/02/)
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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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Unfortunately, no Camaros were used at Riverside International Raceway for the event.  The official pace car was a 1967 Mercury Cyclone convertible and Parnelli Jones won the race in his Ford.  The top placing Chevy finished 10th and it was a 1966 model driven by Chuck Prickett.  Here is a picture of the cover of the program for the event.  It came from www.worthpoint.com
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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