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1968 Chevrolet Camaro

1968 Chevy Sunoco Camaro Tribute

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History: Mark Donohue’s and Paul Van Valkenburg’s timeless book, The Unfair Advantage, revealed how Roger Penske and Donohue painstakingly modified their Camaro team cars to be wicked competitors. when it comes to famous race car Camaros, few are as iconic as the Sunoco (referring to the Sun Oil Company) Camaro. Back in the ’60s Sunoco/Penske was, for all purposes, the Chevrolet factory team in Trans-Am racing. Backed by Rodger Penske with Mark Donohue behind the wheel, they crushed the competition in 1968 (in a ’68) winning 10 of the 13 races that year. LeRoy Gane was the car’s crew chief for drivers Donohue and Craig Fisher. In 1969 they switched to the new body style and again won the championship by placing first six out of 12 times. The reason they didn’t dominate as decisively in 1969 compared to 1968 was that Ford caught up a bit in the performance department with the introduction of their ’69 Boss 302 Mustang.

The Sunoco Camaro is powered by a big block detuned race 350cid V8 engine, with a 4-speed transmission. The engine was fully built with a street tune, however, very surprised the car drives exceptionally well and is not too loud for street driving which is what this Sunoco Camaro was built for. It has power steering, power brakes, fully detailed engine bay with custom pieces made especially just for this car.

The Body is in great condition and has been sandblasted, coated, and painted during restoration. Paint is of very high quality and has a mirror finish to it. Body is rock solid, and all detailed undercarriage. The Body is straight as an arrow. During the restoration process, it received all new mounts, new door seals, all new chrome pieces, new weather stripping, all new lights, bumpers, grill, all new bolts and nuts all around, all new windows etc.. Incredible amount of attention, and detail has been placed in this car. Underneath all floors are in excellent shape. I encourage you to see all the detailed pictures I posted.

The interior was all done brand new during the restoration, Seats, door panels, dash, and carpets etc. Custom Sunoco steering wheel with center pad, roll bar, full TMI interior, racing rpm gauges with pod, fire extinguisher and more. Also, have an extra seat.

This car will turn heads at every corner!
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Chevy To Unveil Special Edition Corvette On January 25

It’ll debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona race. The spot on the itinerary only shows “2019 Corvette Special Edition Announcement at the Chevrolet Experience,” and that doesn’t even hint at what makes the new model distinctive. Unveiling the vehicle at a major race could hint at some sort of motorsport-inspired connection, though.

An itinerary for the Rolex 24 at Daytona race reveals that a special edition Chevy Corvette debuts. It doesn’t provide any other details, though.

Source: Chevy To Unveil Special Edition Corvette On January 25

Rare Finds: Bob Tasca Jr.’s 1968 Ford Torino GT Cobra Jet Resurfaces After 35 Years – Hot Rod Network

Great story!
Check it out.

Learn some history about the 428 Cobra Jet.
The Cobra Jet hit showrooms on April 1, 1968.

After 35 years, Bob Tasca Jr.’s own 1968 Ford Torino GT Cobra Jet resurfaces and makes passes down the drag strip! Tasca Jr. is reunited with his Torino.

Source: Rare Finds: Bob Tasca Jr.’s 1968 Ford Torino GT Cobra Jet Resurfaces After 35 Years – Hot Rod Network

Automotive DIY Tech

I’ve been a mechanic my whole life.
Before Youtube, we had technical manuals to consult.
We’ve still got those and they are still great.

Watching a tutorial is often better.
One of the featured items for our site will be DIY or Do it yourself.
Today for the first of these I searched Youtube for “Automotive DIY”.
As is often the case the top results may not be as relevant as one would hope.

The presentation here is very good.
Good skills in video work.

The content is lacking. Five tips?
Well maybe.

Judging by the thumb up and down guide 45% agree with me.

I seriously use these type videos for my own maintenance needs.
I’ll look at maybe as many as five on the same topic.
Often each one will reveal a little more to complete the task at hand.

As time goes on we’ll see more on the technical help videos.