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    mudrat
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      My father and his partner owned roe park sunoco in peekskill ny and built and ran the car at dover in the early 70’s.It was a 1967 camaro named shaft orange in color with a 427 tunnel ram.Anybody ever come across pics of the car or the car?,,,A big thanks for any help!!!!

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      tomblake
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        From the Bob Camillone collection. In the ODF galleries of 3000+ pictures.


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        #18468
        mudrat
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          OMG!!!!!!That is my father in the black tee,,Thank you so much!!any more??..I wonder where the car is now…WOW!!,,THX

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          dino
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            Dad was a Baddddd “M—-…….’shut yo mouth”……using part of the theme from “shaft” to be “covered” ‘Dover Style” as part of the sound track of the “Big Video’.OK guys …wheres the car ?

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            bossguy
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              Ask Dino and you shall recieve!

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              dino
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                Brian…What ya got on this ?(Our Track Historian) just sent him his new Business cards……Mudrat…be at the Danbury Reunion…never Know who will show up with what !

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                dover1320
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                  I have a pic of it in the volt i’ll open the door and search around . Thats a tuff car!!! Brian.

                  #18473
                  mudrat
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                    Wow!!,,thx guys,can’t believe it.When is the danbury reunion?I was just up there for a wedding…My father was sooo happy when he saw the picture.Anyway to get prints?

                    #18474
                    mudrat
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                      found it,,sept,6th…I will be there!

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                      dino
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                        Two ways to make prints mudrat…Become an ODF and get access to the 3000 photo galleries…there you can click on anything and open it in a new window -save it and edit-print…thats at 72 DPI..OR Get the new Photo Disc at higher master quality and print clearer….ODF’s get a discount on it anyway. See “About ODF Membership” heading .

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                        mudrat
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                          Thx dino!!..will do

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                          hvy70ss
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                            Ok….I have a little history about “SHAFT”. Somewhere about ’73 or ’74 the Camaro made its way over to Highland Falls (next to West Point) and was stored outside “Pete’s Texaco” on Main St. The owner then was Jack Galu jr. of Fort Montgomery. He repainted the car calling it “Wacky Jacky” and ran the car many times at Dover, B/G I believe. Jacky was really crazy both on the strip and street, hence the name. I rememember Jacky telling me one time at Dover after launching the 4 speed car, it came down so hard after a wheelstand he almost bit his tongue off!!! I may have a picture of the car if anyone is interested…..

                            Bobby Smith

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                            mudrat
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                              wow thanks for the info!!!,,,if you have any pics I would love to see them and show them to my father..man I would love to find that car….

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                              wizeguy1320
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                                quote HVY70SS:

                                Ok….I have a little history about “SHAFT”. Somewhere about ’73 or ’74 the Camaro made its way over to Highland Falls (next to West Point) and was stored outside “Pete’s Texaco” on Main St. The owner then was Jack Galu jr. of Fort Montgomery. He repainted the car calling it “Wacky Jacky” and ran the car many times at Dover, B/G I believe. Jacky was really crazy both on the strip and street, hence the name. I rememember Jacky telling me one time at Dover after launching the 4 speed car, it came down so hard after a wheelstand he almost bit his tongue off!!! I may have a picture of the car if anyone is interested…..

                                Bobby Smith

                                Ok Ok,…. I have some interesting stuff on the Shaft Camaro,… Courtesy of my Father,… So, if you look at the picture posted, you might notice something a little OFF about “Shaft” Camaro,.. well thats because the car was approx. 12 inches shorter than a stock 69 Camaro,… don’t hold me to exact specs, but 4 inches were taken out of the front fender, the door and the quarter,… my Dad tells a few funny stories about this car,… 1. it was kicked out of E-Town or Possibly another track because after the car had been kicking other cars ass’s, it lined up with another 69 Camaro,… after the track official couldn’t properly line the 2 cars up, they realized the car had been heavily altered in length,…haha cant make this stuff up lol,…. another story is that it was bought by my dads friend and Street Screamer Bobby Brazee who owned Roe Park Sunoco…My dad said the car hooked so good that they were launching it to test it inside Roe Park Sunoco,…Lifting the front wheels up in doors !

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                                mudrat
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                                  You are correct. My father who also had a partner eventually sold that sunoco to Bobby Brazee. When I was a little kid I used to love
                                  to hang out down there and couldnt wait til they were tuning Shaft and would pull hole shots in the parking lot!!!…That car was LOUD.
                                  I remember the day at dover when I think they ran the car against an elcamino named the “Twistin Texan” and my fathers mechanic
                                  at the time was a guy by the name of Wayne drove the car this particular day. And Shaft blew the engine going down the track. It was a sad day. I would still love to know if this car exist anywhere. That picture posted on this thread was my father, his partner and Wayne I believe……..By the way all our names were painted on that car on the trunk deck lid I believe. Mine was “Roger Jr.” . Thanks for keeping this thread going..Alot of great memeories for sure.

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