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Old 01-27-2009, 04:54 PM   #1
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Birth of the Z28. Who how and why.

Here's a great article for the dedicated fans of the Z28.

Good read. Very informative.

Camaro Z28 History - First Gen.

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Some people mistakenly believed that the Z in Z28 stood for Zora Arkus-Duntov the Corvette engineer. Actually a man named Vincent W. Piggins (more on him later) had put a name on the original 283 “Z28″ prototype Camaro before he presented it at a October 1966 “show-and-tell” session with top management at the GM Proving Grounds.
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Vincent had been a Chevrolet engineer since 1956 and was the man behind the Hudson Hornet’s NASCAR championships in the early 1950’s. The following is his explanation of the Z28’s creation:

“After Ford released the Mustang, they had about two years on us before Chevrolet could get the Camaro into the 1967 product line. I felt in my activity, which deals with product promotion and how to get the most promotional mileage from a car from the performance standpoint, that we needed to develop a performance image for the Camaro that would be superior to the Mustang’s.
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“My proposal went on that since our projected engine lineup for the 1967 Camaro had no V-8 smaller than the 327, and since we were above the 5000cc (305-cid) SCCA displacement limit for Class A sedans, we ought to take a high-performance version of the old 283 and wrap an option package around it to make it competitive within SCCA. You’ll remember that the Barracuda was running a 273 V-8 at that time, and the Mustang’s competitive engine was the 289. So our high-performance 283 would certainly have been right in there.”
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:05 PM   #2
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Nice! Spank you!!! Let's see if we can't keep this thread from going sour.
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:12 PM   #3
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So.. uhhh.. you think there will be a z28 of the 5th gen?*












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Old 01-27-2009, 05:24 PM   #4
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So.. uhhh.. you think there will be a z28 of the 5th gen?*












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*tongue in cheek. Don't kill me, or i'll return the favor. =(

Of course we do. Eventually. Of course we don't know much about it and GM has gone silent. So there are endless possibilities as to what it might be. Until GM says you will never see the Z28 again. I still hold hope that we'll see it soon enough.

Why not think positive right?
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:25 PM   #5
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:35 PM   #6
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Actually, a lot of the old Z/28 history is in several different books and it is all very interesting. A lot of behind the scenes activities were taking place as at that time Chevrolet was "officially" out of racing and no race related activity was supposed to be going on. I urge any Z/28 fans that are not familar with the beginning and first gen. Z/28 history to read any of the articles/books to learn the true background of the Z/28.
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Very nice.
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If you want more you can pick up "The Unfair Advantage" by Mark Donohue. He gives a behind the scenes look at what he was racing at the time and how he won. Some of the book is about other race cars but all of it is good.

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By the way this isn't the type of Z28 thread that Zebra or I were talking about. This is actually a good thread.

Now, don't let it all go to your head.
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OMG!!!

Another Z28 thread!

RUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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OMG!!!

Another Z28 thread!

RUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I mean, I know it was started with the best of intentions, but I still can't believe that gtahvit did it. I AM in the Twilight Zone.
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I mean, I know it was started with the best of intentions, but I still can't believe that gtahvit did it. I AM in the Twilight Zone.
This should clear things up for you.
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so you want Z28 discussion, huh?
sorry if my reply's a little snappy. it's just that the Z28 idea has been beaten to death around here!

welcome to the site! i hope you find all the info you need around here, but i will suggest using the at the top right. some people have gotten flamed pretty bad for reposting stuff that's been asked a thousand times!
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Now, I agree, the LS7 aint in the cards.


However, We don't talk about the Z28 nearly enough around here... Not nearly...
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You sure about that?
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Wanna see me start another Z28 thread?
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Do it.
I dare you.
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:25 AM   #14
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This should clear things up for you.
Oh man! I can't believe that gtahvit caved in like that. Thanks for the catch up.
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