Hello folks. I've already posted a reply in the Bench Racing section regarding the Gulf Z/28 Commercial before even introducing myself. Hope that wasn't rude.
I am an orginal owner of what we believe to be the first Z/28 Camaro ordered from a Chevy dealer in Beaufort County NC. With the help of Dad, I placed the order in March 1969 and took delivery May 10, 1969. I was 43 days shy of turning 16 at the time.
Still have the car (and most of the documentation from the day of purchase). I did a (mostly) cosmetic touchup in the 80's and took the car to a number of shows from NC to GA to FL to OH at the time. Then I became a dad and so the Z has been in storage for most of the past 25 years while I paid for a daughter's long journey to college and beyond.
During the mid-80's, I was deeply involved with the United States Camaro Club that was headquartered in the Dayton OH area. For a while, I was Contributions Editor for Camaro Corral magazine, a publication of the club.
In September 2011, I put the Camaro in a professional restoration shop about 45 miles from here for a rotisserie restoration from the body shell out. Hope to have it back home by Christmas 2012. A photo history of the restoration (so far) can be found at www.clarkclassic.com
. Click on "Current Projects" and then click "Michael's 1969 Z/28".
I'm a grad of NC State with BSEE, a member of IEEE, NSPE and SAE. In terms of motorsport, I'm loyal fan of Indycar and enjoy Formula 1 and ALMS from time to time. May sound weird for a North Carolina boy, but I don't do much with the NASCAR thing.