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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #60 on: January 01, 2015, 06:59:35 AM »
Thanks, guys.  I do really like the looks of the Firestones with the original style gold lettering and stripes. They compliment the rest of the car very nicely. While my car used the Goodyear Bluestreaks for its first few races, it did switch over to Firestones for the later part of '67 and early '68 and that's the timeframe that I'm restoring it to.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #61 on: January 01, 2015, 01:46:35 PM »
Any plans to show it in AACA race car class, Jon? Hershey would be a good place, hint hint.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #62 on: January 01, 2015, 04:08:49 PM »
I haven't thought that far ahead, Doug.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #63 on: January 12, 2015, 03:29:47 PM »
Are you going to have it at the Monterey Historics this year? I am planning on attending this year.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #64 on: January 13, 2015, 04:22:48 AM »
I plan on attending but doubt I will have the car there.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #65 on: August 03, 2015, 09:53:18 PM »
I will have the car at the Monterey Historics this year, just on display, not going to race it. For those coming to the track, stop in and say hello.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #66 on: August 03, 2015, 10:41:59 PM »
So does that mean it is getting near completion?
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #67 on: August 04, 2015, 03:18:24 AM »
Yes, that's what it means.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #68 on: August 04, 2015, 04:21:54 AM »
Awesome, congrats Jon. I know it was a long time coming. :) Hopefully you can take some pics at Monterey.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #69 on: August 04, 2015, 01:33:06 PM »
Too long coming but it is what it is.  Yes, I will post some pics from Monterey after the event.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #70 on: August 05, 2015, 04:03:38 AM »
Congrats Jon. I know it was worth the wait!

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #71 on: August 05, 2015, 12:50:31 PM »
Too long coming but it is what it is.  Yes, I will post some pics from Monterey after the event.

 
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #72 on: August 05, 2015, 08:33:29 PM »
Thanks, Fred.

Don't worry, DW.  ;)
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #73 on: August 21, 2015, 02:59:33 AM »
Here are some pics of the (finally) completed car, most of which are from Laguna Seca last week.



Here's Johnny Moore's daughter Kelly. She was born in 1972 and never saw the car but heard stories about it from her dad. She and her siblings grew up with the pedal
car shown which was painted and lettered by the guy who did the car originally. Kelly was kind enough to let me borrow the pedal car for the week.












Yours truly in the catbird seat.


Here's Dennis Jones hand lettering the car. He did a great job.


Mike Joy and crew did a nice video on the car which will air on Fox on September 26th.


Many thanks to Matt Medina of Medina Motorsports for rolling out the red carpet for my daughter and me all week. That's Matt with the pedal car.


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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #74 on: August 21, 2015, 04:14:29 AM »
Very cool Jon. Congrats on staying the course and getting her to the event. I look forward to seeing you behind the wheel at a track in the future.
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
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-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV