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Chevy454 09-12-2006 06:49 PM

September '06 Feature Car
 
<p align="center"><font size="6" color="#000000">September 2006 Feature Car:</font></p><p align="center"><font size="5" color="#000000">Bill Hunter's 1969 Yenko Camaro</font></p><p align="center"><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color: #000000">https://www.yenko.net/features/2006/BH SCR9 11.jpg</span></font></p><table width="100%" border="0"><tbody><tr><td align="middle" width="100%"><p align="center"><font size="4" color="#000000">SPECS:</font></p></td></tr></tbody></table><table borderColor="#000000" height="150" width="100%" border="0"><tbody><tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Engine:</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">L72 427/425hp</font></td></tr> <tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Trans:</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">4-speed</font></td></tr> <tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Rear (factory):</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">4.10 posi</font></td></tr> <tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Exterior color:</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Daytona Yellow</font></td></tr> <tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Interior color:</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Black standard</font></td></tr><tr><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Selling dealer:</font></td><td vAlign="top" align="center" width="50%" height="21"><font size="3" color="#000000">Gates Chevrolet - Mishawaka, IN</font></td></tr></tbody></table>

Most folks by now know that Bill Hunter is the original owner of this '69 Yenko Camaro, which is cool in it's own right...but how many folks know that this is NOT the '69 Yenko Camaro Bill *originally* left the showroom with?

Way back when, Bill left Gates Chevrolet with a Hugger Orange, X66, 4-speed Yenko Camaro...but immediately following the purchase, Bill got involved in some heavy street racing action and grenaded his new 427! But like any savvy street racer would do, he immdediactely hooked a chain to the Camaro and towed it back to the dealer in the middle of the night! First thing the next morning, Bill is at the dealership, with his warranty claim...they give him the option of fixing his engine, or for $500 he could walk away with yet another new Yenko Camaro from their inventory! Bill chose the latter, an X66 Daytona Yellow 4-speed car...and this street bruiser has been his ever since!

Bill attended his first Reunion, SCR4, in 2001...but as part of some wierd twist of fate, the very car he originally purchased just happened to be in attendance as well! Talk about a small world! In all, Bill has attended 5 of the last 6 Super Car Reunions, and is truly one of the highlights of the show, each and every year...talking to him is like a history lesson, and he's not afraid to let it all hang out on the track, either! But between he and his wife, you'd be hard pressed to show me 2 nicer people...here's to your belated Feature, Bill! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif

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https://www.yenko.net/features/2006/BH SCR9 08.jpg

https://www.yenko.net/features/2006/BH SCR9 09.jpg

https://www.yenko.net/features/2006/BH SCR9 10.jpg

https://www.yenko.net/features/2006/BH SCR9 06.jpg

https://www.yenko.net/features/2006/BH SCR9 03.jpg

https://www.yenko.net/features/2006/BH SCR9 05.jpg

A shot from SCR6, with the Rally wheels...
https://www.yenko.net/features/2006/SCR6 - 0472.jpg
</p>

[Photos courtesy of Murphy Photographics]

JChlupsa 09-12-2006 09:00 PM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Nice write up that can only be beat by how nice of a guy Bill and his wife are.

sYc 09-12-2006 09:25 PM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
I remember when Bill pulled into 2001 like it was yesterday. As always, several of us were standing around, waiting for the next supercar to roll in. Well here comes this couple in their motor home, I think with Arizona plates, looking like they were looking for the KOA campground, with the only evidence that they might be in the right place was the enclosed trailer behind the RV. But none of us were ready for what happened next. Bill drops the door of the trailer and we can see the rear of a Yellow Yenko Camaro, and no doubt a survivor. Needless to say, Bill and his car was soon being swarmed. And to top it off, Bill precedes to tell us about buying two Yenko Camaros new, and even shows us the paper work for both cars.


At this year's reunion, Bill was on a mission. A friend of his, maybe his brother-in-law, had challenged Bill to a race, Bill's Yenko against a '06 Vette. This was to be a re-match of a race which had taken place years ago. As he did the first time, Bill came out on top. https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif

SS427 09-12-2006 09:25 PM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
A stunning car indead and a cool story that I had heard years ago and in fact very neat to see the two reunited with his original hugger orange car. Bill and his wife are in fact part of the "good people" in this hobby. https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif
Rick

hvychev 09-12-2006 09:27 PM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Bills Yenko is one of my favorites. I love the story and think it is even cooler when a "regular" guy like him has a car like that!

bkhpah 09-12-2006 11:34 PM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Totally cool car and owner. Even if he is according to his long time friend "stupid"!...BKH https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif

PeteLeathersac 09-13-2006 12:00 AM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Wow....Bill sure gives new meaning to the 'Double Copo' phrase! .
https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ins/3gears.gif
~ Pete

MosportGreen66 09-13-2006 12:01 AM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Very nice to see an original owner car! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif
Is he still running it with the original motor?

Xplantdad 09-13-2006 12:33 AM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Here's a video from SCR9!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...BillHunter.jpg

ORIGLS6 09-13-2006 01:01 AM

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[ QUOTE ]
In all, Bill has attended 5 of the last 6 Super Car Reunions, and is truly one of the highlights of the show, each and every year...talking to him is like a history lesson, and he's not afraid to let it all hang out on the track, either! But between he and his wife, you'd be hard pressed to show me 2 nicer people...here's to your belated Feature, Bill!

[/ QUOTE ]

That says it all!
Mr. Bill Hunter https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/worship.gif

John 09-13-2006 01:30 AM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
that's a great looking car...and even neater story
... https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...s/headbang.gif

Mr70 09-13-2006 01:37 AM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Him racing it is absolutely one of the Highlights.
Watching his Mrs. don a Helmet and ride along in the passenger seat is also.
These two "Get it". https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/wink.gif

Tim Penton 09-13-2006 11:45 AM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Awesome car!!! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif

Belair62 09-13-2006 05:02 PM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Doesn't get much better than this. https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif

PPPJJJFFF 09-13-2006 07:37 PM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
I love that car in that color!! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/burnout.gif

Patrick

JoeG 09-13-2006 10:43 PM

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https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/cool.gifcar...........I remember when some dealers wised up and started going to local racetracks to see who was running their new musclecars on weekends to squash any warranty issues........

Tim Penton 09-14-2006 03:08 AM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
I love the black ralleys!!! Hey Joe, I was wondering, is your wife's name Vida? T https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ns/naughty.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif

JoeG 09-14-2006 04:09 AM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
She's just a recurring dream..........

SMGCO 09-14-2006 06:59 PM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Great story and photos.

72-SS-L48 09-20-2006 05:03 AM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Great Car and Great Story!

396L35 09-20-2006 07:52 PM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
[ QUOTE ]
Very nice to see an original owner car! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif
Is he still running it with the original motor?

[/ QUOTE ]
The original motor is in the hands of someone else... Bill told me two years ago after he left the reunion he was on a mission to the guys house to see if he can get it back... I forgot to ask him if he was sucessful in his mission. But I did give him two tail light chrome pieces since he is missing one of them... Now he one for the car and a spare. Neat car and very cool people. And I like the fact that he beat his cousin twice in that Vett... Mark

supermuscle 09-23-2006 02:37 AM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Truly an Awesome car and what a story.. love the vid of you spanking that vette.

bashton 09-27-2006 12:47 AM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Great pic for the September feature car!

Loved seeing it at SCR9 and watching him race. He sure isn't afraid of using it the way it was meant to be used!

flyingn 09-28-2006 02:09 AM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
slicks and open headers vs a stock tired vette? I would hope the Yenko would win..

Born30YrsLate 10-21-2006 06:35 PM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Buy That Man A Screwdriver... https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif

scuncio 10-21-2006 07:41 PM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Wow, that C6 Vette got walked pretty bad! The new Vettes will run 12s with your great grandmother behind the wheel, not a shabby performer by any means.

GPas69DYYenko 06-09-2009 06:00 AM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
[ QUOTE ]
[ QUOTE ]
Very nice to see an original owner car! https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif
Is he still running it with the original motor?

[/ QUOTE ]
The original motor is in the hands of someone else... Bill told me two years ago after he left the reunion he was on a mission to the guys house to see if he can get it back... I forgot to ask him if he was sucessful in his mission. But I did give him two tail light chrome pieces since he is missing one of them... Now he one for the car and a spare. Neat car and very cool people. And I like the fact that he beat his cousin twice in that Vett... Mark

[/ QUOTE ]


This is long overdue...but,
Bill does have the original motor for the yenko.

Mr70 01-30-2016 04:23 PM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Congrats on the sale Bill.

protree68 06-11-2016 08:46 PM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...4720-image.jpg
https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...4721-image.jpg
https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...4722-image.jpg https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...4723-image.jpg
Here is a few pictures muscle car review just took we found out the Goodyear tires don't put off much smoke when you side step the clutch

John 06-12-2016 10:20 AM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 

....Neat photos

[img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/3gears.gif[/img]

Xplantdad 06-12-2016 07:03 PM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Cant wait for the magazine reveal!

Steve Shauger 06-15-2016 02:22 AM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Dave that looks like Scotty L. taking the pics

protree68 06-15-2016 04:31 AM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Yes Steve funny you should say that he started to tell me about your black cars and I said we are freinds small world

mockingbird812 06-15-2016 12:53 PM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
Is that a pug on the package tray? [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/dunno.gif[/img] Sharp car with a killer story. Congrats!!!!

Steve Shauger 06-15-2016 12:56 PM

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: protree68</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Yes Steve funny you should say that he started to tell me about your black cars and I said we are freinds small world </div></div>
Scotty has a good eye and very talented, plus a very nice guy....

firstgenaddict 06-20-2016 02:30 AM

Re: September '06 Feature Car
 
some details
https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...6-img_5235.jpg
https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...7-img_5237.jpg
https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...8-img_5248.jpg
https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...9-img_5252.jpg
https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...0-img_5265.jpg
https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...1-img_5246.jpg
https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...2-img_5264.jpg
https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...3-img_5253.jpg
https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...4-img_5249.jpg
https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...5-img_5320.jpg
https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...6-img_5284.jpg


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