’70 CAMARO: COMING LATE TO THE PARTY

’70 CAMARO: COMING LATE TO THE PARTY
1970 was the storm before the calm. The war in Vietnam, racing budgets cut and diverted to safety & emissions engineering, Ponycar sales plummeting, plus parts delays and production glitches, resulted in the ’70 CAMARO: COMING LATE TO THE PARTY. Eagerly awaited, the all-new ’70 Camaro (and Firebird) had been hyped by auto writers because of anticipated new platform, and engineering and styling changes. They did not disappoint. But there were production problems. When we evaluated 19...
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JOEL ROSEN, AKA MR. MOTION

JOEL ROSEN, AKA MR. MOTION
Legendary builder of Baldwin-Motion Supercars and national record setting A & B/Modified big-block Camaros and Shelby Cobras - JOEL ROSEN, AKA MR. MOTION – has passed away. Joel “Mr. Motion” Rosen, Delray Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 9th, 2023, after battling bladder cancer for more than a year. He was just two weeks shy of his 84th birthday, and had been admitted to Hospice Care on September 30th. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1939, he g...
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CHEVY 427 BISCAYNE: STREET RACER’S SPECIAL

CHEVY 427 BISCAYNE: STREET RACER’S SPECIAL
BALDWIN-MOTION'S CHEVY 427 BISCAYNE: STREET RACER’S SPECIAL offered the most blast-for-the-buck, plus the element of surprise. In 1978, Baldwin-Motion offered enthusiasts the largest selection of modified brand new Chevys in the field. In addition to its base 425-horsepower SS-427 Camaro and 500-plus-horsepower Phase III model, the Fantastic Five lineup included 427 Novas, Chevelles, Corvettes, or even a low-rent, full-size Biscayne. All nameplates could be fitted with a myriad of perfo...
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BALDWIN-MOTION PHASE III SS427 CAMARO

A rare, fully-documented ‘69 BALDWIN-MOTION PHASE III SS427 CAMARO, just out of a major collection, lands on Bring A Trailer. Let the bidding wars begin! It’s not often that a real-deal Baldwin-Motion Camaro, complete with documentation, paper trail and a history of time spent in major Musclecar collections, comes up for sale. Quality cars, like this one, usually change hands through private sales. Most of the ones you see on auction sites have stories, stories without a good ending! ...
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BALDWIN-MOTION 11-SECOND 427 CHEVELLE

BALDWIN-MOTION 11-SECOND 427 CHEVELLE
Hemmings’ Jeff Koch checks out a BALDWIN-MOTION 11-SECOND 427 CHEVELLE, one of three built in 1969; the only one ordered to tow a Phase III 427 Camaro! Roberto Schneider could have purchased any number of cars he wanted in 1968, regardless of cost.  The 18-year-old grandson of a wealthy Mexican industrialist who owned the largest bank in Mexico, lived on his family’s 90,000-acre ranch in Chihuahua. The ranch was known for raising the finest cattle in Mexico and, among other things, for ...
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MOTION 482-INCH VETTE: THE BEAST FROM BALDWIN

MOTION 482-INCH VETTE: THE BEAST FROM BALDWIN
The most powerful Phase III Corvette built in 1969 - MOTION 482-INCH VETTE: THE BEAST FROM BALDWIN was close, but not a true Baldwin-Motion car.  It was a 600-horsepower Vette built on a brand-new Stingray from Reedman Chevrolet, supplied by purchaser David McCaughey, a returning Vietnam vet.  After serving a couple of tours in Vietnam in 1968, McCaughey returned home to Southampton, PA and gave serious thought to buying the car he had been dreaming about for the past year - a super-perform...
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BUYER’S GUIDE: 1967-1969 CHEVY CAMARO.

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Chevrolet’s original Ponycar - from factory-stock to Baldwin-Motion wild. Hagerty’s Sajeev Mehta blogs about some of the hobby’s most collectible sporty cars with backseats in BUYER’S GUIDE: 1967-1969 CHEVY CAMARO. If you are looking for landmark years for Chevrolet performance, 1967 thru 1969 rates right up there on top. It was the era that the Camaro revolutionized the Ponycar market. The Chevelle had the Supercar field covered; the Corvette Sting...
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JOEL ROSEN: BALDWIN-MOTION SUPERCARS

JOEL ROSEN: BALDWIN-MOTION SUPERCARS
Hagerty’s Reggie Horning blogs about the man from Motion who earned his cred the old fashion way - a quarter-mile at a time – and the Supercars he built between 1967 and 1974! If you lived in Brooklyn in the early-1960s and drag raced a fuel-injected Corvette or a Chevy powered by a Rochester-injected small-block, you would’ve known Joel Rosen, right w/"Astoria Chas" Snyder, tuning Chas' Corvette. He owned Motion Performance, a local speed shop known for his dynamometer tuning of record-sett...
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BALDWIN-MOTION: HERITAGE & HORSEPOWER!

BALDWIN-MOTION: HERITAGE & HORSEPOWER!
A celebration of more than a half-century of horsepower & heritage and kick-ass, road & track big-block Chevy Supercars. BALDWIN-MOTION: HERITAGE & HORSEPOWER! Randy Leffingwell wrote in American Muscle Cars in 1990,“Motion (Performance) and Baldwin (Chevrolet) got together to provide enthusiasts a faster car than any manufacturer could offer.” Motion Performance’s Joel Rosen was the driving force behind the creation of Baldwin-Motion in 1967. His calling card was a 427 Camaro...
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MUSCLECAR LEGEND: JOE OLDHAM, RIP!

MUSCLECAR LEGEND: JOE OLDHAM, RIP!
Joe Oldham, who turned smoky burnouts into an art form, has passed away. He was known for sometimes acerbic and always tell-it-like-it-is approach to evaluating high-performance cars during the golden era of Musclecars. Joe Oldham testing a 429/370 CJ/R  Mustang at E-Town, Hi-Performance CARS, April 1971 The enthusiast car hobby (and I) lost a great friend last week when Joe Oldham passed away. Even though he had been retired for a number of years, he was still penning a column for Hemmings Mu...
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