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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2012, 02:35:15 AM »
Thanks Jon!

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2013, 11:13:04 PM »


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Is the Gold/blk Vroof 67 in front of your car a known car?
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2013, 04:06:12 AM »
James, the whereabouts of that car is unknown. It was owned by Fred Baker and driven by Charlie Kolb. The car did not
have a vinyl top, the roof was painted black. The stripe color changed to gold on the black roof. I would love to see this
car get found and accounted for but I'm not sure if it ever will be. The car had sponsorship by Hurst shifters and that has
something to do with the chosen color scheme.


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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2014, 08:44:18 PM »
Hey Jon any recent pics of your car? (Happy new year!)
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2014, 11:52:46 PM »
Here you go.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2014, 05:36:59 AM »
I assume the original 302 was long gone, but what other original components did you get with the car?
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2014, 12:45:02 AM »
The original drivetrain went into the yellow '68 that replaced this car on the track. I know the VIN of that car but have so far been unable to track it down.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2014, 03:15:12 AM »
Wow Jon, that is just beautiful, a real credit to you! And what a hugely significant car. I believe it was one of only 3 or 4 Camaros entered in the first Trans-Am race of the 1967 season?

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2014, 04:37:45 AM »
Thanks, Steve. Much appreciated. It was one of four Camaros at the first race of the '67 season. The others were driven by Mark Donohue, Craig Fisher, and Joie Chitwood.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2014, 05:46:05 AM »
Jon, what is the race history of this car? I see Johnny Moore ran selected Trans-Am rounds following Daytona and Sebring in 1967, and then he also entered Daytona and Sebring again in 1968 in a Camaro. Were the 1968 events in this car?

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2014, 07:22:36 AM »
that is some good info I hope you are able to locate that other car and the motor. How many of the 4 survived?
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2014, 12:41:24 AM »
My car ran the Daytona 300 Trans-Am, Sebring 4-Hr Trans-Am, won the Cumberland SCCA A-Sedan event, ran the Mid-Ohio Trans-Am, the Paul Revere 250, the Bryar 250 Trans-Am, the Marlboro 300 Trans-Am and, as its finale, it ran in the '68 Daytona 24-hr. It was put back to a street car after that and the yellow '68 that the team purchased replaced my car on the track.

My car and the Craig Fisher car still exist. The Donohue car went to Europe and the trail goes cold after about 1970. No idea whether it survives or not. The Chitwood car may still survive. I still have some homework to do on that one.

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2014, 05:52:04 AM »
Congrats Jon!  Doing a fine job with the car and history.
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Re: 47th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2014, 05:25:40 PM »
Thanks for the compliment, Mike.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2014, 03:28:24 AM »
Hey Jon,

Question I noticed your in your vintage pics your car has the spoiler and the gold hurst car did not. When did this option become available? if it was beneficial it seems like both cars would have run it right?
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV