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1967 Chevy Camaro
Posted December 19 2012 02:41 PM by Johnny Hunkins 
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Mark Allen's 1967 Camaro at Scottsdale Goodguys

Mark Allen’s ’67 Camaro is more than just another pretty face!

When Chevy engineers set about designing the Camaro in 1965 as a response to the thrifty Mustang, they never imagined that almost 50 years later Mark Allen (Gilbert, AZ) would take their creation to a level they would’ve considered near insanity. We recently caught Mark threading the cones at the Goodguys 15th Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, AZ this past November, and his House Of Kolor True Blue Pearl ’67 Camaro caught our eye—and our ears. An inexpensive sporty car originally designed for school marms and young adults on a budget, the Camaro was never designed to handle the locomotive-like torque coming from a Shafiroff Racing 540ci big-block Chevy, but thankfully Mark imbued his F-body with a Detroit Speed & Engineering front subframe, subframe connectors, and QuadraLink rear suspension built around a D&D prepped Tremec six-speed and Fab 9 rearend with 3.73 gears. That’s the kind of beefcake you need to keep 732 hp and 728 lb-ft of torque from twisting antique unibody sheetmetal into a pretzel. On close inspection, the craftsmanship on Mark’s Camaro holds up nicely, so it’s no wonder it was a 2010 Goodguys Muscle Car Of The Year finalist. But this is no show car—Mark loves driving it, and on the day we saw him, he was tearing up the autocross. His best lap of 33.223 seconds put him at fifth fastest in a field of 43 muscle cars. That’s called driving it like you stole it!

For more action photos from the 15th Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, AZ, click here.

For more information about how to be involved in the Goodguys Rod & custom Association, click here.

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