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mytwoblues

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Books about Camaro's
« on: August 18, 2019, 02:35:30 AM »
Does anyone have a recommendation on a good factual read about Camaro's?  '69 in particular.

z28z11

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Re: Books about Camaro's
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2019, 04:17:31 AM »
I started my collection many years ago, when literature was a lot more prevalent than it is today. A great many of what I stashed have been out of print for a while, but you can still find copies on eBay, Amazon, the internet, and a lot of later stuff in various catalog houses like Classic and Camaro Central.

A couple in particular: one is Jerry MacNeish's "1969 Definitive Facts Book" covering '69 Z28 and SS396/Copo/Yenko cars, and another might be " Camaro ! Chevy's Classy Chassis", The latter covers multiple model years, but is a decent general info book. Michael Lamm's "The Great Camaro" is also a great collectible, great pics (and available from Amazon). I'm certain you'll have other opinions to add to these -

I made a pass through a major chain bookstore a few months back (nameless, of course), searched the thing from top to bottom without seeing a single piece of literature featuring Camaros of any vintage. Really disappointing, but believable considering what the internet and computers have done to our reference efforts. Good luck, keep your eyes open -

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Steve
1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W 1967 Chevy ll Nova SS 
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06  1949 3100 5wd 235/6

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Re: Books about Camaro's
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2019, 10:46:42 AM »
List of literature and references from the link at the bottom of the CRG Home page:
http://www.camaros.org/crgrefs.shtml
Tim in Australia.
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Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA.
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Re: Books about Camaro's
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2019, 04:27:49 PM »
List of literature and references from the link at the bottom of the CRG Home page:
http://www.camaros.org/crgrefs.shtml

I wonder how hard it would be as a group to send photos of each of these titles referenced.  or possibly there really is no tangible benefit  of adding  a representative phot of each title?

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Stingr69

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Re: Books about Camaro's
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2019, 06:07:56 PM »
Hooper's books are the worst by far.  LOTS of incorrect restored cars as examples.

Jerry's books and Michael Lamms are the best.

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2019, 12:07:56 AM »
Hooper's books are the worst by far.  LOTS of incorrect restored cars as examples.

Jerry's books and Michael Lamms are the best.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2019, 05:13:06 PM »
Hooper's books are the worst by far.  LOTS of incorrect restored cars as examples.

Jerry's books and Michael Lamms are the best.

One of Hooper's did have one of the best unrestored '68 SS L48 coupes I have ever been graced with seeing and actually working with. A real time capsule, incredible condition in and out. Paint and inspection marks, date codes, everything was gorgeous. The then-owner had some touch up work done on the original paint (which he should not have done), rechromed front and rear bumpers and guards (which he also should not have done), the car spent nearly two months in my side yard in an enclosed trailer waiting on the time slot to get into the paint booth. Car had somewhere around 7000 miles at that point, wish I had realized what a jewel it would have been to document to myself while it was here (mid-90's). Car was sold a couple of years later, lost track of it when it went to Canada. I can speak for at least that particular car that was featured in one of them as being what it was represented as.

Regards,
Steve
1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W 1967 Chevy ll Nova SS 
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06  1949 3100 5wd 235/6

 

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