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Chevy454 08-02-2005 08:52 PM

August '05 Feature Car
 
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<p align="center"><font size="6" color="#000000">August 2005 Feature Car:</font></p><p align="center"><font size="5" color="#000000">Caleb Arone's 1969 COPO Camaro</font></p><p align="center"><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color: #000000">https://www.yenko.net/features/2005/caleb9.jpg</span></font></p><table width="100%" border="0"><tbody><tr><td align="middle" width="100%"><p align="center"><font color="#000000 size=4">Specs:</font></p></td></tr></tbody></table><table borderColor="#000000" height="150" width="100%" border="0"><tbody><tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Engine (factory):</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">L-72 427ci/425hp</font></td></tr> <tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Trans (factory):</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">4-speed</font></td></tr> <tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Rear (factory):</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">4.10 posi</font></td></tr><tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Selling Dealer:</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Byrne Bros. Chevrolet</font></td></tr><tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Exterior color:</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Daytona Yellow</font></td></tr><tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Interior color:</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Standard Black</font></td></tr></tbody></table>


<font color="#000000"> Caleb and Frank Arones 1969 COPO 427 Bryne Brothers Camaro was right in thier own garage, but they had little intentioin to restore it. Frank had just finished his LeMans blue COPO Camaro and was looking for a project for his son Caleb. Frank had just picked up a Yenko Camaro that need a total restoration. Brian Potter a long time Yenko fan really wanted a Yenko bad, and Hugger orange was his favorite color, just the car Frank had purchased. Brian had a Daytona Yellow Brynes Brother COPO he was thinking about restoring, but held off looking and hoping for a Yenko. When Brian found out about Franks Yenko, a trip to Homer City ended with a deal being struck for the Yenko. The Byrnes Brother COPO was part of the deal. The Brynes Brothers car had been raced from new and had only 3900 miles showing on the car. To be kind, the car looked ragged to the casual observer. Gray primer and mix and match wheels only gave the car a more lack luster look. Frank gave me a call to look at the car and see what I thought of it. I was amazed at the condition of the car. Take away the nasty primer and red spray painted letters on the car, it was a solid project. The car was raced since new, and I thought that it might be cool if it was restored in a true Day 2 fashion using real vintage parts from the era. Frank and Caleb both agreed and the project took on a life of its own. Since Frank had just completed a very correct COPO, a Day 2 style car was a different departure, yet no less easy to complete. Caleb insisted on real speed parts, not your modern day Summit Catalog parts. The search was on for vintage speed parts to complement the car. Parts trickled in from all over the country, but the end result was a car that has the look and feel of a vintage Super Stocker.

The car itself was a style trim COPO with a black top to complement the stunning Daytona Yellow paint. Inside, black standard interior and a console with gauges were ordered. The car had no spoilers and the optional M22 transmission along with the standard COPO items. The car was restored with the intent that it could be put back to show room new if you wanted to. All of the modifications made to the car are for the most part simple bolt on parts. But the car looks way to sinister this way to see it returned to showroom any time soon. One thing was clear from the start, Caleb was involved in every aspect of the car, from the dirty work to the finished polish. Once the paint and body work was finished at Arone Auto Body, the car was brought to Super Car Workshop to be finished. Many evening and weekends were spent working on the car, finishing the car in time for Vette-Fest were Caleb recieved a Gold spinner for his efforts. Frank and Caleb have shown the car at a few other shows, with the Super Car Reunion being the next show. Look Caleb up there, he would be happy to tell you about his car. Maybe someday he will get to drive it, as he is only 13 years old! [Write-up by BKH]</font></p>
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68l30 08-03-2005 08:14 PM

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WOW..What a ride! Caleb and his COPO are both first class in my book. Congrats on one sweet ride! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ins/3gears.gif


Steve

Belair62 08-03-2005 08:42 PM

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Love those window decals too...you guys are sick...can't believe you actually put the xray and inspection stamps on those slicks !

Xplantdad 08-03-2005 08:59 PM

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Very cool car...I love it! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif

Hey Bob/Rob, Where's the write up? https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...lins/dunno.gif

JChlupsa 08-03-2005 09:13 PM

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Write up is blank for me as well or is it the opening pic abot the cars stats!!

DarrenX33 08-03-2005 09:41 PM

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you guys are sick...can't believe you actually put the xray and inspection stamps on those slicks !

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If I remember correctly. Frank said that that is how he found those tires.

Excellent job Caleb. Sign in and tell us about it! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif

hvychev 08-03-2005 09:50 PM

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VERY friggin cool car and a cool gifted kid as well! Frank did a great job raising him as a gentleman. https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif

GM-26 08-03-2005 10:17 PM

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More pictures!!
This was a tease!!

DarrenX33 08-03-2005 10:29 PM

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I have some...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...7-3784_IMG.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...7-3770_IMG.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...7-3772_IMG.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...7-3766_IMG.jpg

Kim_Howie 08-03-2005 11:15 PM

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I seen the car at Chevy Vette Fest Absolute stunning restoration. Perfect car!!!!!! Congrates guys https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...lins/beers.gif

Salvatore 08-04-2005 12:19 AM

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Outstanding choice for a feature car! Need more like these https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif!

Mr70 08-04-2005 12:20 AM

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You couldn't even Draw a Car this nice!
...OKay Caleb could,but that's beside my point. https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/cool.gif

MosportGreen66 08-04-2005 04:40 AM

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That has be one of badest Camaros on the planet.
Day-2, race ready trim... wow!
I don't know what to say... https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ins/3gears.gif

kwhizz 08-04-2005 05:09 AM

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Must be set up to run lean.....look inside the header collectors.........LOL.......Seriously.......Nice Car

Ken https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/flag.gif

kwhizz 08-04-2005 05:12 AM

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The headers look like the old Mickey Thompson "Scavenger Collector" Units.........How neat is that........

Ken https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/flag.gif

Donutblue 08-04-2005 05:45 AM

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Nice car - and I need to give Byrne Bros Chevrolet a plug here as well, I purchased my first New (1978 L-82) Corvette from them, -- Great service, made me a repeat customer.

mike s 08-04-2005 05:59 AM

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love that car,can i have it please??? https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ins/3gears.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/burnout.gif

Mr Yenko 08-04-2005 07:34 AM

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Now that is the Feature car that I have been waiting for guys. CONGRATS to Caleb https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...lins/smile.gif That is one FIRST CLASS young man!! The Arone family knows how to "GIT R DONE"
"THE MOF" https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif

camarojoe 08-04-2005 08:30 AM

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Awesome car, and a really cool kid, even if he does pick on me... https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/wink.gif BTW, if you think this car LOOKS good, you should HEAR it run for a full appriciation of just how bad a$sed it really is. https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif

supcarbob 08-04-2005 08:35 AM

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This is my favorate 1969 Camaro. I love this car. Question..did you find the M/T headers or did you make them? I remember them being orange. Once again,a fantastic car!

chads454Ls6 08-04-2005 01:43 PM

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Another impeccable resto by the super car workshop! Congrats to you caleb as well

COPO 08-04-2005 03:26 PM

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VERY cool car! Like to know more about its history.

Tim Penton 08-04-2005 03:38 PM

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This '69 looks great! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif

SMGCO 08-04-2005 09:13 PM

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Great. Awsome. https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...lins/beers.gif

JQ 08-05-2005 10:18 AM

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How about one pass at SC8.... https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/burnout.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif

Jeff Murphy 08-05-2005 12:52 PM

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I can't wait to see it!! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...lins/beers.gif

SamLBInj 08-05-2005 06:55 PM

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Wow https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...emlins/eek.gif Thats my kinda car https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...s/headbang.gif

71-LS6 08-07-2005 05:00 AM

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My favorite year, color, &amp; options. What a georgeous car!!!!

55chevy 08-07-2005 11:40 PM

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How about one pass at SC8.... https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/burnout.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif

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ONE???? How about letting each of us take a pass in it at SCR8 instead https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/grin.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/naughty.gif

SS427 08-08-2005 08:15 AM

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Georgeous car and a great young man! I spoke with Caleb at VetteFest last November and looked over the car as well and were very impressed by both. VERY cool!

ORIGLS6 08-08-2005 06:03 PM

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Love those window decals too...you guys are sick...can't believe you actually put the xray and inspection stamps on those slicks !

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That's why the SCW is the "Last Restoration Shop on Earth"!

Details, Bobby.....DETAILS!!!!

Congratulations Caleb. https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif And I fully agree that Frank deserves more than a little recognition for raising this young man. Any of us would be proud to have a son like Caleb Arone! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif

Motion Camaro 08-09-2005 05:31 AM

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<font color="blue">That is beautiful!!! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...s/headbang.gif
Is that the Chevy dealership in White Plains, NY?
I grew up in that area &amp; remember a lot of great cars
coming out of there (mechanics owned).
My parents bought all their Chevys from there.</font>

shor 08-09-2005 06:29 AM

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I hear that is was just supertuned and carbs adjusted!
I cant wait to see this one at scr8
Way to go Caleb!!

Chevy454 08-10-2005 05:34 PM

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The write-up has been posted! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif

Xplantdad 08-10-2005 05:46 PM

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Thanks for posting the write up...what a great story.
Hope to meet both of the "A" Team at SCR 8 https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif

Chevy Phil 08-11-2005 02:27 AM

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Wow https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...emlins/eek.gif Thats my kinda car https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...s/headbang.gif

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Great write up and Beautiful car Gotta make everyone involved with it very proud

Well done ! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif

JQ 08-11-2005 08:19 AM

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[ QUOTE ]
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How about one pass at SC8.... https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/burnout.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif

[/ QUOTE ]

ONE???? How about letting each of us take a pass in it at SCR8 instead https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/grin.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/naughty.gif

[/ QUOTE ]Sounds good to me...I'm first! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/grin.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ins/3gears.gif

Belair62 08-11-2005 08:06 PM

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And you gotta love those wheels !

AnnieHartweg 08-11-2005 11:52 PM

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Beautiful car and a FANTASTIC young man !!!!!!!! It does a heart good to see an individual of Caleb's age, integrity and talent getting involved in the hobby.

Congratulations on your great car Caleb!!!! Looking forward to seeing both of you at SCR8.

396L35 08-13-2005 12:24 AM

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<font color="blue">That is beautiful!!! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...s/headbang.gif
Is that the Chevy dealership in White Plains, NY?
I grew up in that area &amp; remember a lot of great cars
coming out of there (mechanics owned).
My parents bought all their Chevys from there.</font>

[/ QUOTE ] But did they get one of these while they were there??? Mark http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y29...5/DSC03064.jpg


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