Author Topic: WIN A NEW 1969 CAMARO! Documenting Sweepstakes Contests & Raffles from 1968/1969  (Read 24967 times)

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November 1968
Sinclair New Dino Dollars

Banner

"Win a Camaro"
"New Dino Dollars"

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November 1968
Sinclair New Dino Dollars


Game Pieces/Banner

"If the hidden message says 'winner' you win the named prize - a Chevrolet Camaro, transistor radio or $1 cash."

Found on worthpoint.com
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November 1968
Sinclair New Dino Dollars


"Recent 'instant' Camaro winner...accepts the keys to the new auto from...Lancaster distributer for Sinclair."
"The local woman won her auto at the recently opened Sinclair Station..."

Notice the banners on the building just under the "Sinclair" sign. 
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December 1968
Quaker (Canada)


"Win new Camaros and Sno-Karts with Quaker Lucky Coins"

Notice they are still showing a 1968 Camaro in December 1968 when the 1969 model year Camaros were out.  Not sure if they were giving away a 1968 or 1969 Camaro.
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December 1968
Seltzer Chevrolet


"You could win Free Camaro"
"Register as often as you like."
"You could win on Dec 31."

Found here: https://www.okhistory.org/
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December+ 1968
Let's Make A Deal Television Show


"The daughter of a local couple and her husband recently won a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro automobile on the television show 'Let's Make A Deal' which was taped early in December and will appear on Cable 3, Channel 7, January 6."

"...won a new Chevrolet Camaro on the TV show 'Let's Make A Deal, Jan. 21."

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January+ 1969
Readers Digest Sweepstakes


"100 New 1969 Cars"
"...your choice of a new Mustang, Camaro, Barracuda, or Javelin..."


"The complete list of final winners was compiled in July.  It shows...46 second prizes, $3,000 cash or a Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, Plymouth Barracuda or Javelin..."
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January+ 1969
53rd Indianapolis 500 Winner


"This year's winner of the Indianapolis 500 will take home a slightly used Chevrolet Camaro...."
"By tradition, the pace car goes to the winning driver."

"500 winner given Camaro..."
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January+ 1969
53rd Indianapolis 500 Winner


"The pace car will be presented to the winner of the race, in keeping with a tradition dating back to 1936, at the Victory Dinner on May 31."
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January+ 1969
53rd Indianapolis 500 Winner
Victory Dinner May 31, 1969


"A smiling Andretti was honored Saturday night at a victory dinner which included announcement of prize money.  He will also receive a Camaro pace car...."

2 & 3) worthpoint.com


Has this car surfaced in the hobby?  I went through all my notes, books, magazines articles and web sites and could only find the following information on the car Mario was given:

"Chevrolet supported the race by providing the actual pace car, a backup pace car, a pace car replica (with air conditioning, power top, and show car finish) to be presented to the winner of the race, and a fleet of courtesy and support vehicles.  This fleet included an additional 130 pace car replicas, 16 Impala station wagons, 18 pickups, two Suburbans, and one van.  http://www.camaros.org/69pacer.shtml

"The third car with the show finish was presented to Mario Andretti after his victory.  Mario gave the car to his brother Aldo who drove it until 1975. The car then disappeared, but it is rumored to be in New Zealand.  According to the US Camaro Club, Classic  Industries' tech specialist Bob Brennen  had a conversation  a long time ago with a customer who  wanted to replace a  console lid on a '69 Pace Car  that was being shipped to  New Zealand. It seems the old  console lid had a big ugly metal  plaque with Mario Andretti's name on  it and something about  Chevrolet Motor Division giving it to him.  Bob says he saw  the plaque and it looked legit,  but he didn't see the car or get the VIN."  http://www.holisticpage.com/camaro/camaros/69pace.htm
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February 1969
Arvin Sweepstakes


This particular advertisement appeared in the February 1969 edition of Motor magazine.  I wonder if the SS 350 was painted a special "Golden" color to help celebrate their Golden Year or was it just painted the regular Olympic Gold?  It does have the endura front bumper.

"Golden Year Sweepstakes"
"...entries must be received by your Arvin jobber by June 8, 1969!"
"Grand Prize 5 winners!"
"Golden 1969 Camaro SS Sport Coupe"

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February+ 1969
Bill McKay Chevrolet


"Win a new Camaro"
"It could be you"
"Camaro clown for the kids!"

"Win a new Camaro"
"It could be you, a Bill McKay customer"
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February+ 1969
Art Linklater's IGA House Party


"Now!  the most exciting super market game ever!"
"Win 2 - 1969 Camaro sport coupes"

"Winner of first Camaro Sport Car"
"Win 2 - 1969 Camaro sport coupes"
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February+ 1969
Art Linklater's IGA House Party


"...won a 1969 Camaro"
"...received his lucky ticket at Johnston's IGA in Shelbyville."
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February+ 1969
WKNR Who Sang That? (Detroit, MI radio station)


"Who Sang That?"
"Grand Prize 1969 Chevrolet Camaro"
"Tune in for details"

"1969 Chevrolet Camaro"

1 & 2) https://www.mcrfb.com/?page_id=297
4) http://las-solanas.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