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Re: Smokey Yunick
« Reply #120 on: December 23, 2016, 03:55:00 AM »
here is a photo of the Swede Savage driven, Yunick Camaro after the harmonic balancer blew when he was running second.

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« Reply #121 on: December 23, 2016, 04:00:11 AM »
here is a write up I found somewhere on the net, by Tom Smith on the Yunick Camaro at Watkins Glen in 1971.

apologies if this has been posted here before.

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« Reply #122 on: January 14, 2017, 10:03:48 PM »
Another photo of Smokey's Camaro at Riverside in September '67.
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« Reply #123 on: January 16, 2017, 08:11:58 PM »
That is a great picture showing the grille and headlight doors being pushed forward to get rid of the recessed area.
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« Reply #124 on: January 18, 2017, 03:44:26 AM »
That's probably one of the long list of items that the SCCA tech inspectors had a problem with.
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« Reply #125 on: January 18, 2017, 04:24:52 AM »
no doubt, for everyone thing obviously illegal there were probably 3 or 4 that under the radar. This car also had the windshield laid back a degree or two I believe among a great deal of lore and legends of other changes made to the car.
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Re: Smokey Yunick
« Reply #126 on: January 20, 2017, 07:21:19 PM »
just thought i's repost this photo of the Yunick Camaro at Watkins Glen 1971, since it was on the previous page and not viewed as much as the photo after the blow up.

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Re: Smokey Yunick
« Reply #127 on: January 06, 2018, 03:32:06 PM »
Hi there. I've been reading  quite a bit on your forums regarding trans-am and Yunick. [an add-on for the browser allows viewing of old PB pics.] Used to have a 69 and a 70 SS.

There is quite a bit of Yunick stuff at Hot Rod magazines site, with nice big pictures. Like this one.

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/smokey-yunicks-mysterious-no-13-camaro/

Ever see the suspension on his chevelle?

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/ctrp-1010-smokey-yunick-1967-chevy-chevelle/

Their search function sucks, so better to use goggle as follows.

yunick site:hotrod.com

 [You can use this for any site. Also use a  '-' to exclude a word  smokey -yunick. Use a quotes to include all words. "smokey yunick"]
« Last Edit: January 06, 2018, 04:08:22 PM by terryr »

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Re: Smokey Yunick
« Reply #128 on: January 06, 2018, 05:48:33 PM »
Thanks for posting, Terry.  The links and helpful suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Re: Smokey Yunick
« Reply #129 on: January 19, 2018, 07:28:00 PM »
I found several pictures of the #81 Camaro entered by Smokey Yunick in the 1968 12 Hours of Sebring held at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida on March 23, 1968.  After the disqualifications at Riverside and Daytona it's nice to see pictures of the car actually participating in a race, although it would not finish the event.  Lloyd Ruby and Al Unser were the drivers.  Views of Ruby, Unser, Yunick and crew members can also be seen.  A few pictures show the car without the advertising stickers on the front quarter panel.  I assume this was practice or qualifying.  The pictures come from the Revs Digital Library and as usual just click on the links provided to use the zoom in features to see close up versions of the images.

1: http://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/collection/p17257coll1/id/349226/rec/288
2: http://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/collection/p17257coll1/id/239946/rec/527
3: http://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/collection/p17257coll1/id/354245/rec/336
4: http://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/collection/p17257coll1/id/340352/rec/225