Author Topic: Mosport Park: 1967 Camaro Convertibles Driver Intros for USAC Champ Car Indycar  (Read 192 times)

SMKZ28

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While searching up information for a different thread in this forum, I realized that I neglected to create a thread for these particular Camaro convertibles from 1967. 

Several white 1967 Camaro convertibles were used for the drivers parade at the Telegram Trophy race which was a USAC Champ Car (Indycars) event held at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, July 1, 1967. 

This was only the second time in history that USAC Champ Cars had raced on a road course.  The event was supposed to take place on Saturday, June 17, 1967 but torrential rains postponed the event.  Click on the link for a write-up of the event: https://www.thestar.com/sports/auto-racing/2017/07/14/indy-racing-in-canada-celebrates-50th-anniversary-in-2017.html

These are probably the same group of Camaro convertibles that would be used later in the year to chauffeur the Formula One drivers around the same track prior to the running of the Grand Prix du Canada on Sunday, August 27, 1967.  If so then they would have been white with blue interiors and blue nose stripes like an Indy 500 pace car of that year.  Pictures of the cars at the Formula One event can be seen in Replies #100-103 on page 7 of my thread here: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=16296.90

Since they were used as driver introduction cars, perhaps a Camaro was also used as the pace car for this event.  The one picture I have been able to locate is not clear enough to make a positive identification of the car.

The 1st and 3rd pictures were originally posted to camaropacecars.com by a member named "1967 RS SS"
2nd photo looks like a cropped version of the first. I'm not sure where I acquired it. 
4th photo is a the cover of the souvenir program.  Notice the original date of June 17, 1967 (worthpoint.com)