Check Out Gunner Fernalld’s 1969 Chevy Camaro SS At Motorfest
Motorfest is coming up on August 24th at Vernon Downs. In honor of the Mohawk Valley’s largest car/truck/bike show, we wanted to post some of the cars that have already registered for a “Virtual Car Show”. Today we take a look at Gunner Fernalld’s 1969 Chevy Camaro SS.
The first-generation Chevrolet Camaro appeared on September 26, 1966. The SS performance package consisted of a 350 or 396 cu in V8 engine and chassis upgrades for better handling and to deal with the additional power. The SS featured non-functional air inlets on the hood, special striping, and some pretty cool SS badging.
The 1969 Camaro carried over the previous year’s drivetrain and major mechanical components, but all-new sheetmetal, except the hood and trunk lid, gave the car a substantially sportier look. The grille was redesigned with a heavy “V” cant and deeply inset headlights. New door skins, rear quarter panels, and rear valance panel also gave the car a much lower, wider, more aggressive look. This styling would serve for the 1969 model year only.
The 1969 model year was exceptionally long, extending into November 1969, due to manufacturing problem that delayed the introduction of the second generation model planned for 1970. It is a popular myth late-’69 Camaros were sold as 1970 models (due to GM publicity pictures of the ’69 Camaro labeled as a 1970), but they were all assigned 1969 VIN codes.”
Check out the first Chevy Camaro commercial from 1967:
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You can check out this beautiful ride on August 24th. Will Gunner win the $500 prize for the People’s Choice Ride? You’ll have to come out and see on August 24th.
Join us for Motorfest, an annual family-friendly event that includes 28 classes of cars, trucks and motorcycles, food, live music plus shopping at vendor booths, giveaways, prizes and a whole lot more. Live entertainment by: Tim Creaser (Johnny Cash tribute) Joe Angerosa (Elvis) and Johnson & Company Vehicle registration is $7 in advance and $13 day of show and vendor prices vary.