Author Topic: Mander Chevy Ads Mentioning 1967 Z28 of Laurie Craig in Westwood Race Programs  (Read 5728 times)

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While looking for something else I stumbled upon a couple of vintage souvenir event programs for races held in 1967 at Westwood Racing Circuit in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.  Each program contained an advertisement for Mander Chevrolet/Oldsmobile which talked about the 1967 RS Z28 race car of Laurie Craig.

This first ad appeared on page 8 of the program for the 1967 Castrol Trophy Races held at the track on Sunday, May 7, 1967.  It shows a picture of an SS Camaro convertible while also stating, "Watch for the Mander Z28 Camaro - in action soon at Westwood...to be driven by Laurie Craig."

The PDF of the souvenir event program can be seen here: http://searcharchives.coquitlam.ca/uploads/r/city-of-coquitlam-archives/9/7/5/975aead14b44dc0e23d5d2c68a474fc362700aa427b2062b0975deaf8502c246/C16-S01-F01-C16.003.pdf
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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 are photos of three other items mentioning the RS Z28 driven by Laurie Craig inside the souvenir program for the Castrol Trophy Races.  The last image shows the cover of the program.

The PDF of the souvenir event program can be seen here: http://searcharchives.coquitlam.ca/uploads/r/city-of-coquitlam-archives/9/7/5/975aead14b44dc0e23d5d2c68a474fc362700aa427b2062b0975deaf8502c246/C16-S01-F01-C16.003.pdf
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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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A slightly altered version of the same Mander advertisement appeared on page 8 of the souvenir event program for the Players Pacific Western Canada Championship Race held at the track on Sunday, June 25, 1967.  The same SS convertible appeared but this time the word "soon" was dropped and it stated, "Watch the Mander Z28 Camaro - in action at Westwood...driven by Laurie Craig.  He would race in the sedan race that took place between 1:30 and 2:00 pm.

See a PDF of the entire program here: http://searcharchives.coquitlam.ca/uploads/r/city-of-coquitlam-archives/2/b/c/2bca1c3bf293538fa3fb0c7562aafab46aed166575a3883edbbdabba0284b2ed/C16-S01-F01-C16.002.pdf

The last two photos show the cover of the program and an event brochure.
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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 are images of the black Laurie Craig 1967 RS Z28.

The first three came from here: https://public.fotki.com/phildaupho/strata_painting_options/laurie-craig-67-cam/

The fourth was posted by Jon Mello in Reply #232 here: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=7779.225  The post is from 2013 and in it Jon mentions that, "the current whereabouts of the car are not known but I do have the VIN information so it can be verified if it ever does show up."  Has the car been found in the past 7 years? 
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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 of the RS Z28...

They came from the Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers Society Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/gvmps/photos/?ref=page_internal
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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 info on Mander Chevrolet/Oldsmobile here: https://www.yenko.net/forum/showthread.php?t=99902
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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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Click on the following Flickr links to see photos featuring the Laurie Craig 1967 Camaro RS Z28 at the Kent 300 Trans Am race that took place at Pacific Raceways, Kent, Washington on October 8, 1967:

1) https://www.flickr.com/photos/leicabokeh/483261683/in/album-72157600168574114/
2) https://www.flickr.com/photos/leicabokeh/483261665/in/album-72157600168574114/
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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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Photo of Laurie Craig 1967 RS Z28 that appeared in the souvenir program for the Kent 300 Trans Am race.

See it here in Reply #262 here: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=11290.255
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Mander Chevrolet/Oldsmobile emblem (ebay)
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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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Any idea of the Z-28 underneath  the Chevy Shop decal on the front fender? Was it a decal or emblem? Thanks for posting the pictures. The Corvette seems to be a '65.
Doug  '67 RS/SS 396 auto I know the car since new

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Thanks, Wow that Northern breed Zed is being chase by a Bothell Bros sponsored 67, Neat same dealer where my Z11 was sold new.

Great POST!

Jim
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I spoke to Laurie in 2000 and we tried to find the car.  Searched BC and AB VIN records, but it wasn’t in either database.

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Here's a pic of the x Laurie Craig Camaro when raced by Tony Morris in 1969, I believe his real name was Morris Torlay ? according

 to the article I've included.

(info: Vancouver Sun paper, May 23rd. '69)

Maybe Robert Barg (not active here for some time ? ?) would have something, he is in the Vancouver area.

Mike

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anything