Arguably the most popular Camaro – with the longest list of engine options from mini-powerhouse small-block 302 to the maximum muscle big-block 396-427 – is the first-Gen ’69. Adding to its cred are the big-block tire-fryers from Baldwin-Motion, below, right, Yenko and others, showcased here by Scott Oldham in ’69 CAMARO: 10 COOLEST EVER! Launched in 1967, Chevy’s Camaro had a very strong first year. The Bowtie brand finally had a rival for the Ford Mustang, and Chevy sold nearly 221,00...Read More
’69 CAMARO PRO-TOURING: MAN-MADE LEGEND!
Thanks to our friends at CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE, here's an outstanding Gen I Camaro, powered by an LS3 engine. We started hearing about this beautiful ‘69 Camaro months ago. Keith Sultana, the owner of the car, as well as Man Made Legends in Davidson, North Carolina, invited us over one evening to check it out. Then, it was just a body that was receiving subtle and clean modifications. Keith, and shop foreman Bob Turner, told us they were going to drop an LS3 in it and make a Pro-Touring car...Read More
LAGUNA SECA: MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION!
‘When it comes to historic racing, it doesn’t get much better than the premier Rolex event in Monterey,’ blogs Mike Matune. As August arrives, summer begins to wind down, but not before the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (RMMR) treats us to its annual celebration of the racing automobile. Among their celebrated groups this year was Formula 5000. You get a sense of the international character of RMMR when you consider Philip Lewis travelled from Denmark to compete in his ‘72 Matich...Read More
CHEVYS AT THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW: SLIDE SHOW!
There’s something for everyone: pace cars, racecars, Tinseltown Camaro & Corvette, super-high-performance Camaros & Corvettes you can buy, and even the Governor’s Corvette! If you are member of the Bowtie Brigade and are in the Tri-State Area, the New York International Auto Show, which runs until April 27 at the Jacob Javits Center, NYC, is not to be missed. The latest customized Camaro & Corvette, above, featured in Transformers: Age Of Extinction are on display along with ...Read More
BALDWIN-MOTION SS427 CAMARO: WANTED!
The 1969 ‘Poster Car’ for Baldwin-Motion Camaros disappeared six months or so after delivery to Joe Oldham and never recovered. It’s Déjà vu all over again! Hardcore Camaro enthusiasts at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) in Chicago last month did double takes when visiting the MOTION MADNESS III display. They stopped in their tracks when they saw the triple-black 500-horsepower SS427 ’69 Camaro and its owner, muscle car maven Joe Oldham. Could the car showcased on the iconic W...Read More