What's he on about ? Eeek ! Now that's a worry !
That was a most unusual car...perhaps it was the lack of signwriting, but from side-on that car looked to me to be about a foot longer in the wheelbase than other contemporary Camaros. Perhaps this effect was enhanced by the plain white body with the red noseband, but I always thought it looked like a sports sedan built as a touring car. Love to know what it weighed, and where it disappeared to, as it was certainly a weapon...
The Gardner Camaro was rebuilt by Rowan Harman a few years back & returned to the UK.
Found this from Rowan in another place:
I purchased the Camaro from Bernie Watt earlier this year after four years of negotiating. The car is as it finished its last race (1988?) and has been kept in dry storage since that time.
In sourcing the Camaro's UK and Euro history with help from Jon Mello of Historic Trans-Am, the linage of the car as best we can establish is as follows;
Late November 1966 production - Norwood (most probably an SS 350/327 car with RS option).
Delivered to Robert Chevrolet (NY) and prepared for Trans-Am for Bob (Bobby) Brown.
Sebring 4 Hour Trans-Am 2, March 1967. Finished 6th.
Lime Rock Trans-Am 4, May 1967. DNF.
1967 SCCA Runoffs, Lime Rock (Labour Day) Overall Winner.
Sold to Malcolm Wayne - UK. Wayne raced the car in 1968 (inc some BSCC races)
1968, Wayne sold to Mike Kearon (race history TBA)
1970, Kearon sold to Bill Shaw for Roy Pierpoint to replace Camaro 'written off' at Oulton Park in 69.
1970 (Late), Shaw sold to Adrian Chambers (SCA European Road Services) ending up with Frank Gardner at the wheel.
1971, BSCC, Gardner.
1972, First two rounds of BSCC before new car ready.
There are some doubts that the car was then prepared as the Jagermeister car for Germany in 1972. This is yet to be fully researched. There are thoughts that the Jagermeister car was in fact the Martin Thomas car!!
December 1972, Frank runs the Camaro in the Tasman International supports at Bay Park (any photo's please) with the car now all white with a red nose, sill and tail band. The car is then shipped to Australia for the Tasman support races at Sandown. There were stories that the car had been sold to an Oil Company in Australia for Kevin Bartlett. KB has verified that this was all talk at the time though the car did run with Shell markings at Sandown, (KB was a Shell contracted driver and Frank a Castrol driver!)
Following Sandown, the Camaro was then sold to the Bob Jane Corporation that involved a 'deal' where Frank took the 7 litre ZL1 engine and trick gearbox from Bob's 69 Camaro back to the UK for fitment to the newer SCA car. The 67 then went into storage at BJRT (once being sent to NZ for bond/duty reasons in October 73). I tried to purchase the car in mid 74 (until Bob got personally involved - another story) and the car remained at BJRT until 76 when it was sold to John Pollard. Pollard sold it on in 1978 to Bernie Watt before I finally purchased the car in early 2004."
Photos on www.autopics.com.auhttp://www.autopics....c.html?cache=no
Edited by cavvy, 03 October 2010 - 01:37.