September 2006 Feature Car:
Bill Hunter's 1969 Yenko Camaro
|Rear (factory):||4.10 posi|
|Exterior color:||Daytona Yellow|
|Interior color:||Black standard|
|Selling dealer:||Gates Chevrolet - Mishawaka, IN|
Most folks by now know that Bill Hunter is the original owner of this '69 Yenko Camaro, which is cool in it's own right...but how many folks know that this is NOT the '69 Yenko Camaro Bill *originally* left the showroom with?
Way back when, Bill left Gates Chevrolet with a Hugger Orange, X66, 4-speed Yenko Camaro...but immediately following the purchase, Bill got involved in some heavy street racing action and grenaded his new 427! But like any savvy street racer would do, he immdediactely hooked a chain to the Camaro and towed it back to the dealer in the middle of the night! First thing the next morning, Bill is at the dealership, with his warranty claim...they give him the option of fixing his engine, or for $500 he could walk away with yet another new Yenko Camaro from their inventory! Bill chose the latter, an X66 Daytona Yellow 4-speed car...and this street bruiser has been his ever since!
Bill attended his first Reunion, SCR4, in 2001...but as part of some wierd twist of fate, the very car he originally purchased just happened to be in attendance as well! Talk about a small world! In all, Bill has attended 5 of the last 6 Super Car Reunions, and is truly one of the highlights of the show, each and every year...talking to him is like a history lesson, and he's not afraid to let it all hang out on the track, either! But between he and his wife, you'd be hard pressed to show me 2 nicer people...here's to your belated Feature, Bill!
[Photos courtesy of Murphy Photographics]
A shot from SCR6, with the Rally wheels...