Bill Casey’s "Super Pumpkin" Camaro – 1973

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  • #8749
    bob-eifler
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    Bill Casey’s “Super Pumpkin” Camaro – 1973


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    #14786
    vicp2d
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    Hello,
    I see in this picture it looks like the CarpetBagger. I found that car and I am putting together a board with pictures of it. I grew up as a kid watching my dad run Vic Speed Shop Car. As I get use to moving around the site I will post pics of cars. Vic

    #14845
    gabbyp
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    Found this photo of Bill Casey’s Super Pumpkin when it was a 57 Chevy. I believe this was taken in 1972. Maybe some one can update the info.

    #14848
    tomblake
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    Wasn’t the hot car pits paved before 1972? Or is that the hot car pits?

    #14871
    billy-casey
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    that pic is before 72 … in72 which was the last year I ran that car I had totally rebuilt it including paint and lettering … had silver leaf which Dino didn’t do at that time . in 72 the cars that ran for money were in the paved hot car pits in back of the starting line . that pic was in the old gasser pits in back of the tower … boy I realy wish I had that car back 😥 😥 Billy

    #14872
    tomblake
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    I can see why you would like that car back. It is a real good looking car and the ’57 has got more popular as the years go by.

    #14880
    billy-casey
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    at the end of the 72 season I relized the I had to update … the camaros were the future and if I wanted to compete I had to go that direction . I sold the 57 to a guy from England for $1500 complete , all spare parts , no motor or trans . the same guy that bout “Russo’s Rat” … The engine and trans from the 57 went in the camaro and the 1st pass was faster then I ever went with the 57 but it felt so slow … the 57 was a handful and more fun to drive .. I’m getting alittle misty here just thinking about it 😥 😥 😥 great memories … Billy

    #14889
    dino
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    Billy ..Never Saw the new paint on it ! I kind left that year…Nobody has a photo ? don’t know what it looked like….That guy in england ? we found Russo’s Rat on a site …maybe that guys got a photo ?

    #14895
    billy-casey
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    Hi Dino…the 57 was raced for a few years in England and Eurupe , then was redone and became a show car , then after that it was sold and redone again and made into a street rod [ that had to be quite a task ] .. that was over 20 years ago
    havent herd anything since then … Billy

    #14896
    billy-casey
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    Dino … it’s snowing like crazy up here today , a good day to try and find some old photos for next week . i’m realy exited about this . I don’t think we will recegnize each other muchless anyone else , lets pray for good weather so this all happens as planned… have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR 😛 😛 😛 … Billy

    #14898
    dino
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    When I get a break …I’ll search out Merry old England and see what I can Find.

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