Author Topic: WIN A NEW 1969 CAMARO! Documenting Sweepstakes Contests & Raffles from 1968/1969  (Read 24966 times)

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1969/1970
Car and Driver Blue Maxi Camaro


"Readers' Choice Ballot  your chance to vote for the best cars in the world and perhaps win the Blue Maxi." (January 1970 edition of Car and Driver)


“We drove it around for a while, gave it away in a drawing,…”
“The guy who’d won the car from us was intimidated by the adulterated nature of the car and traded it in for a new ’70 Z/28.”
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a15363103/maxi-mum-rocknroll-our-old-project-camaros-alive-in-new-jersey/


“Jerry Schmidt is Blue Maxi’s second owner. He not only read about it when it was a magazine project car, but he also heard about it coming into the Chevy dealer he worked at in 1970, Fahrenkopf Chevrolet in Garfield, New Jersey. Jerry was having lunch at a nearby hot dog stand when the Blue Maxi’s first owner—who’d won it in a prize drawing by the magazine—came in.”
“We were talking, and he said that he’d bought a new ’70 Z28. I asked what he was getting rid of, and he told me it was the one he won,” Jerry recalled. “I said, ‘All right, I’ll stay after work and put plates on your new one.’ So, I went back to work, and I said, ‘You’ve got a ’69 Camaro coming in on a trade tonight, and I want to buy it.’ That’s how I got it.”
“Blue Maxi had about 19,000 miles on it then and a history that your typical “OK Used Car” didn’t have—one its winner and first owner was suspicious of. “He only had it about three or four months,” Jerry said. “His quote to me one time was, ‘I don’t trust it because it had been raced and rallied.’ He wanted a ’70 Z28, so after he won the car, he used it as a down payment to get a new ’70.”
http://www.superchevy.com/features/1407-1969-chevrolet-camaro-ss-rs-the-blue-maxi-lives


“The Blue Maxi led a tough life in the few months before Car and Driver gave it away in a sweepstakes. The winner, wary of the abuse the Camaro had endured during the 19,000 miles showing on its odometer, took it to Fahrenkopf Chevrolet in Garfield, N.J., and traded it in for a 1970 Camaro Z/28.”
https://www.hagerty.com/media/people/car-and-dirver-blue-maxi-camaro/


“After having fulfilled their mission to “prove that a mere automobile can transcend the obvious device of transportation and become an experience,“ Car and Driver held a raffle for the car only to see the winner quickly trade it in for a new 1970 Camaro.”
https://www.historicvehicle.org/classic-spotlight-1969-chevrolet-camaro-blue-maxi/


“The Camaro was won by Nicholas Ferrara, a quality control specialist from NJ, and was then sold to Gerald Schmidt who worked at the dealership where the official "winner" of the car traded it in for a new Z28 within a few months of winning.”
https://www.yenko.net/forum/showthread.php?p=764611


See scanned color copies of both of the Car and Driver articles concerning the 1969 Blue Maxi Camaro on this CRG thread: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=12050.0
(July and August 1969)

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August 1969
Armed Forces Sweepstakes


"2nd Prize! 1970 Camaro" (shows picture of a 1969 Camaro - when the ad was made no-one knew what the 1970 Camaro would look like)
"Enter as often as you like before August 18, 1970"
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Well, that's all I have.  If anyone has memories of or knowledge of any I haven't posted please ad.  If I run across any more I will ad them as well.
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June 1969
FS Corn Growing Contest


I forgot about this funny one.  It was published in June 1969 but it shows a 1968 model year Camaro and the kicker is that it is promoting a contest to win a 1970 Camaro!

"Win 1970 Camaro"
"Enter the 1969 FS Corn Growing Contest!"
"Prove your skill with FS seed corn...Win a 1970 Camaro"

Notice the address is Route 66
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June+ 1969
KIMN Radio Win Something Wild Sweepstakes (Denver, Colorado)


"Win in the Win Something Wild Sweepstakes"
"Grand Prize!  A Camaro Indy '500' Pace Car"
"Listen to the wildest drawing on radio"

Found here: https://kimsloans.wordpress.com/colorado-kimn-1968-1969/
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June+ 1969
KIMN Radio Win Something Wild Sweepstakes (Denver, Colorado)


The car was given away at the Indycar race held at Continental Divide Raceways in Castle Rock, Colorado on Sunday July 6, 1969.

Schedule of events inside souvenir program for the USAC Rocky Mountain 150

"Sunday, July 6, 1969"
"1:10 p.m.  Announcing The Grand Prize winner of 'Win Something Wild.'  A Camaro Indy '500' Pace Car (sponsored by Coca-Cola)."

Found on worthpoint.com
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February 1969
WMC Radio 79 Hugger Contest


"WIN A CHEVROLET CAMARO IN WMC RADIO'S HUGGER CONTEST!"

"...and the Grand Prize, a shiny new Chevrolet Camaro 'HUGGER!'"


"WIN a New CAMARO"
"Listen to WMC Radio for Details"

1/2) The Memphis Press Scimitar (February 10, 1969)
3/4) The The Commercial Appeal (February 7, 1969)

newspapers.com
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February 1969
Lujack Shierbrock Chevrolet


"ABOUT THAT FREE CAMARO"
"Author of the best commercial wins the 1969 Camaro on display at..."

1/2) Quad City Times (February 26, 1969)
3/4) Quad City Times (July 20, 1969)

newspapers.com
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May through July 1969
Richard Kelley Chevrolet


"Register for a FREE Camaro Sports Coupe to be given away July 1st."

"REGISTER NOW FOR A FREE '69 CAMARO SPORTS COUPE TO BE GIVEN AWAY JULY 1ST."

1/2) Birmingham Post Herald (May 31, 1969)
3/4) Birmingham Post Herald (June 21, 1969)

newspapers.com
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May through July 1969
Richard Kelley Chevrolet


"Register for a free 1969 Camaro Sport Coupe."

1/2) Birmingham Post Herald (May 3, 1969)

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May 1969
Edwards Chevy Hugger Hug-In


"WIN A CAMARO"
"FREE CAMARO TO BE GIVEN AWAY"

1/2) Birmingham Post Herald (May 27, 1969)
3/4) Birmingham Post Herald (May 30, 1969)

newspapers.com

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May through July 1969
Don Drennen Chevrolet


"FREE 1969 CAMARO"
"TO BE AWARDED JUNE 30TH"

"Also register For Free Camaro To Be Given Away July 1st."

1/2) Birmingham Post Herald (May 23, 1969)
3/4) Birmingham Post Herald (June 27, 1969)

newspapers.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