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« Reply #240 on: December 02, 2013, 12:13:46 PM »

Great shot... Looks like at was street driven too.
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« Reply #241 on: December 02, 2013, 01:03:56 PM »

jon, thanks for posting for me ! Mo it was street driven, have a shot of it before the cage went in. jon, have some stuff on the craig/mander '67 Z-28. that I found on the net. you might already have it ? if not, I could send it to you.

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« Reply #242 on: December 02, 2013, 03:20:20 PM »

Laurie Craig's racing bio can be seen at this link: http://www.gvmps.org/inductees/laurie_craig.htm

Phil Dauphinee's website at http://public.fotki.com/phildaupho/strata_painting_options/laurie-craig-67-cam/
has some really neat historical photos of Laurie's car plus a cool scale model of the car that he built. When I
spoke with Laurie on the phone, he told me they stopped the train that was carrying the Z-28 from the Norwood
plant to the dealership so they could get a good look at the car. It was an early Z but not the first one exported
to Canada as claimed in the bio.
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« Reply #243 on: December 02, 2013, 05:20:52 PM »

thanks jon, for those links for the laurie craig camaro info. that's some of what I had. are those americans on the car in street trim ? centre cap looks large.

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« Reply #244 on: December 02, 2013, 05:29:03 PM »

heres a link to a photo of the craig/mander '67 Z'der at the dealer in north vancouver, british columbia. it's about 3/4's of the way down the page.

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« Reply #245 on: December 02, 2013, 05:30:46 PM »

hmm ! link works, but photo is distorted, sorry 'bout that

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« Reply #246 on: December 02, 2013, 07:00:38 PM »

Mike, it did not look distorted when I looked at the link to the webpage.
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« Reply #247 on: December 08, 2013, 03:41:55 AM »

Mike, it did not look distorted when I looked at the link to the webpage.

Great pics. I live very close to where that dealer used to be. Too bad it is long gone now.
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« Reply #248 on: December 08, 2013, 03:58:18 AM »

Mike, it did not look distorted when I looked at the link to the webpage.

Great pics. I live very close to where that dealer used to be. Too bad it is long gone now.

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« Reply #249 on: December 08, 2013, 09:27:30 AM »

I'm not sure there are any more body accessories that could be added to that Mander Super Hugger Camaro!  Seriously though, I've never heard of this one.  Are there any out there?  Thanks Mike for the link and thanks Jon and 69Z28Freak for posting the photos from it.
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« Reply #250 on: December 08, 2013, 09:29:58 AM »

Here's a link to a thread about the Mander Super Hugger Camaro at the Supercar Registry: http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=322279  No more pics though.
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« Reply #251 on: December 08, 2013, 09:48:14 AM »

I thought I recognized the picture in the Mander Super Huger Camaro ad.  The car is wearing the custom bolt on accessories that were available from the AMT Corporation Speed and Custom Division through Chevy dealers.  A member named BLUETOPPACE posted the entire catalog over at the Camaro Pace Car site.  See all of the pics on pages 2 and 3 here: http://camaropacecars.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/2510094833/m/2330062215/p/2 

Not sure if Mander used the parts on their own Super Hugger or they just used a stock photo for their ad suggesting what a custom built car could look like.

By the way, that thread also has pictures and info on some very rare and unique Mod Topped Camaros.  Someone named "Jon/1967Z28" posted a cool picture and some info on the Mod Topped 25th 1967 Z28 on pages 7 and 8 of this old thread.  Jon Mello were these your contributions?  If so, I never made the connection. LOL!  The  Check out the whole thing if you are intertested.
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« Reply #252 on: December 08, 2013, 11:38:52 AM »

Scott, yes that we me who posted that other stuff. The car in the Mander ad above is the same car on the AMT brochure cover and the shot was taken on AMT's lot in Phoenix. It is therefore not an actual Mander Super Hugger although Mander may have purchased the scoops and made their own car look similar. The AMT car was built for a newscaster in the Phoenix area and it's current whereabouts are unknown.
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« Reply #253 on: December 08, 2013, 02:25:53 PM »

I thought I recognized the picture in the Mander Super Huger Camaro ad.  The car is wearing the custom bolt on accessories that were available from the AMT Corporation Speed and Custom Division through Chevy dealers.  A member named BLUETOPPACE posted the entire catalog over at the Camaro Pace Car site.  See all of the pics on pages 2 and 3 here: http://camaropacecars.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/2510094833/m/2330062215/p/2 

Not sure if Mander used the parts on their own Super Hugger or they just used a stock photo for their ad suggesting what a custom built car could look like.

By the way, that thread also has pictures and info on some very rare and unique Mod Topped Camaros.  Someone named "Jon/1967Z28" posted a cool picture and some info on the Mod Topped 25th 1967 Z28 on pages 7 and 8 of this old thread.  Jon Mello were these your contributions?  If so, I never made the connection. LOL!  The  Check out the whole thing if you are intertested.

Yes that was me who posted the Mod Top photos in that thread. The sixties produced some very unique car ideas which reflected the fashion of the times. It is interesting however that I have never seen any of these modified or speciality prepared cars. I think those cars were so far over the top, that when the sixties ended, so did the desire to be that loud and outrageous. If any of those cars still remain, they surely were painted and returned to a more conservative look. Would be cool however to find some of these cars intact. Since these cars were modified from show room models, I assume that there is no way to document the specialty modified cars, other than perhaps photos from back in the day.My guess is that back in the day, there were a select group of Camaro owners who took their new Camaros into these shops and got some crazy looks applied to their cars. I wonder how many cars in total received these type of treatments. If anyone has anymore info please feel free to post away.
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« Reply #254 on: December 08, 2013, 03:45:00 PM »

The internet is such a small world isn't it.  I'm glad that everybody with knowledge of different parts of the car hobby can work together to answer questions and figure things out.   
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