Author Topic: Walter Parkins 1970 Trans Am Z/28 Camaro  (Read 2126 times)

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Re: Walter Parkins 1970 Trans Am Z/28 Camaro
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2016, 02:03:19 AM »
Happy to report...just finished a very interesting phone conversation with...Walter Parkins. Though he may have lost his written history in a home fire, his memory is quite good, unearthing many subtle details about the car, and of his Trans Am racing exploits at large. Very colorful, and informative guy. We'll continue our chat soon. Still digesting it all.....awesome!!!

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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2016, 08:06:42 PM »
That's great news, Brian.  I'm glad you got through to him and that he's willing to share what he knows with you.
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Re: Walter Parkins 1970 Trans Am Z/28 Camaro
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2017, 12:00:31 AM »
I thought I remembered seeing a color picture of this car that isn't included in this thread.  I checked the Canadian site autocourse.ca and sure enough their is a picture of the car in the paddock for the Molson Trans-Am held at Sanair Internationale, Ste-Pie, Qubec on July 30, 1972.  It has the green rear spoiler and the odd font #77 on the door.  Check out all their racing pics throughout the years here: http://www.autocourse.ca/index.php?file=photos.html

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« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2017, 08:51:28 PM »
Thank you, yes, I've seen this as well but didn't know where/when though, so thanks.
Yes, I asked about the graphics. Walter repeatedly said that he and the guys were "just having fun". The font is "Old English". His wife was hollering in the background "Day-Glo Green" and "Signal Green". Walter said they used a spray can. I found it in Rustoleum. Yes, spray cans.
And am having the font re-done as well. Should end up fairly close. Thanks again.

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Re: Walter Parkins 1970 Trans Am Z/28 Camaro
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2017, 12:48:56 AM »
You need to post some pictures!

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Re: Walter Parkins 1970 Trans Am Z/28 Camaro
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2017, 03:24:52 AM »
Walter is back!

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Re: Walter Parkins 1970 Trans Am Z/28 Camaro
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2017, 05:05:38 AM »
Looks great, Brian.  Nice job!
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Re: Walter Parkins 1970 Trans Am Z/28 Camaro
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2017, 06:47:45 PM »
Thanks, Jon.
Stern view.

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Re: Walter Parkins 1970 Trans Am Z/28 Camaro
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2017, 10:40:17 PM »
Beautifully done and I wouldn't have expected anything less from you.

The bumpers look to have a satin finish. Are they painted?
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Re: Walter Parkins 1970 Trans Am Z/28 Camaro
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2017, 04:21:50 AM »
Unfortunately, they are silver-painted fiberglass, and lack the bumperettes.  Stay tuned, tho...

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Re: Walter Parkins 1970 Trans Am Z/28 Camaro
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2017, 08:31:05 PM »
Tsk, tsk.  I'm sure you'll make it right.   ;D
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Re: Walter Parkins 1970 Trans Am Z/28 Camaro
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2017, 02:11:04 PM »
Fantastic car, and chance for interior shots? Oh, and put the MotorWheel Spyders back on!!! :D
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Re: Walter Parkins 1970 Trans Am Z/28 Camaro
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2017, 02:18:46 PM »
Fantastic car, and chance for interior shots? Oh, and put the MotorWheel Spyders back on!!! :D

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