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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #135 on: December 29, 2016, 11:42:17 PM »
I don't see room for your signature on the box!
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #136 on: November 23, 2017, 08:57:46 PM »
I took the car to the MCACN muscle car show in the Chicago area last week where it was on display with a large group of other '67 Z-28s that I rounded up for the show. We had a total of 12 show up, the largest gathering of these cars that I am aware of.  It was a great time. I hope some of you were able to attend the show.

Lou Costabile took a video of me with the car at MCACN. There is a short part where you can't hear me very well but overall it turned out well. It may be the last show I do with the car as I would like to sell it and move on to other projects.

https://youtu.be/ACcDrakJbfo
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #137 on: November 24, 2017, 01:42:03 AM »
The white 67 with the lettering on the doors is my buddy's car. Was raced from new by the dealer. Mostly original paint.

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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #138 on: November 24, 2017, 04:33:29 AM »
Great to see that many together. Nice job putting that showcase together Jon!

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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #139 on: November 24, 2017, 04:57:21 AM »
Thanks, Fred.  I wish we could have had your car there too.

Joe Buono has the white one. Great guy and lots of fun to be around.
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #140 on: November 24, 2017, 06:44:06 AM »
Jon that is a fantastic turnout of cars, I wish I were there because I know the pictures don't do the occasion justice, not to mention I missed out on all the great folks who keep 'em up.

I am genuinely surprised to hear you may sell her, I figured you'd own it forever! Will make someone very happy for sure. Wonderful piece of history, and thanks again for sharing. :)
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #141 on: November 24, 2017, 05:46:58 PM »
A great car. Love the way you restored it back to its glory days. Hoping we will see it on the track/road in the future.

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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #142 on: November 24, 2017, 07:01:28 PM »
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #143 on: November 24, 2017, 11:16:11 PM »
Such a significant vehicle.
68 Z/28  born with: 302, drive line, etc..

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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #144 on: November 25, 2017, 04:21:16 AM »
Thanks.  It has been a privilege to own it and to get it restored.
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #145 on: November 28, 2017, 11:04:38 PM »
Car looks good Jon...you have come a long way...I saw the collectible offered the other day in Cali car cover and was thinking about you...I enjoyed the video.

What to do with them once they are done is a challenge- mine gets out to a local Concours once a year, some years a bit more use.

Yours may be a bit noisy for that...congratulations!

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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #146 on: November 29, 2017, 02:37:07 AM »
Thanks, Lane. I hear the model is in the Summit catalog, the Speedway Motors catalog and a few other places as well. The car itself is a real noise maker with the unmuffled side pipes. I made a second exhaust system with mufflers for it but prefer to show the car with the exhaust system it raced with.

Coverage of the MCACN show as seen on the MSN webpage. Pretty cool yet humbling that the first 8 pics are of my car. There were a ton of really awesome cars there.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/classic-cars/rarest-of-the-rare-muscle-cars-unite-under-one-roof/ar-BBG1GEs?li=BBnb7Kz
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #147 on: November 29, 2017, 03:48:27 AM »
.... but prefer to show the car with the exhaust system it raced with.
atta boy Jon.   ;)
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #148 on: May 21, 2019, 01:35:23 AM »
Thanks Jon!~    that was an interesting read..  not sure how I missed that one in the past!  :)

note:  I also raced against another butternut yellow '67 Z28 in early 1970...  :)..   but it was at a drag strip on Dauphin Island (south of Mobile AL)...   we both ran in the 'G/SS' class (strictly stock).. and I usually nipped him thru the quarter.. :)

PS.  Any idea what happened to his orange '69 Z28 racer (#74??)...  :)

Wow a drag strip on Dauphin Island? One of my customers used to live on Dauphin.
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #149 on: September 29, 2021, 04:22:58 PM »
 A bit off topic

Jon, I believe this is your former car at the fall Classic at Mt. Tremblant, St. Jovite the weekend of Sept. 25th-26th 2021.

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