I am second owner of a numbers matching British Green1968 Z/28 Camaro which I have had since the Fall of 1970. The previous owner claimed he and a friend both bought Z/28’s from Hult Chevrolet in Madison, WI. in the Spring of 1968. They drove their Z/28’s to work Monday through Friday and raced them on the weekends. My evidence of this was a pattern of roll bar bolt holes in the rear floor boards under the back seat and cut-out flanges in the stock exhaust system to open the pipes up. There was a copy of a FIA ruIe book in the glove box. I drove my Camaro as a kid for about four years as a daily driver and after that preserved the car and began to show it as a hobby. Approximately 1990 I met a fellow Z/28 owner from Madison at a Camaro event in Indianapolis who claimed to own the other Camaro and had the roll bar that came from my car in his rafters at home. I eventually bought this.
Fast forward to 2015, I researched and found a phone number for the previous owner of my car. Although in serious health condition, John was happy to talk at length stories about himself and my Camaro. It was then that he confirmed he drove the car to race tracks with a set of racing tires stacked in the back and campaigned fiercely as SCCA A/Stock #28 owned and driven as John Theios in events at several midwest tracks in the Summers of 1968 and 1969 including:
Elkhart Lake, WI
Blackhawk Farms in Rockton, WI
Grattan Raceway in Belding, MI
Milwaukee Mile, Milwaukee, WI
During our phone conversations, John claimed to have photos and memorabilia of the car racing but I couldn’t encourage him enough to send them or copies before he passed away in 2015. All his possessions have gone to his family in California. I am in search of records and photos confirming this car was registered as an SCCA race car which would only add to the charisma of an already novel car. So far I came up empty handed. Any leads with information or sites I might explore would be appreciated.