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Old 11-26-2022, 10:42 AM
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Awesome piece of history for the car - great research Jose!
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That is an interesting piece of the cars past, but I'm rather certain the snorkel is hand made and welded on.
It's still cool that someone made this to help get cooler air to the engine.
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That is an interesting piece of the cars past, but I'm rather certain the snorkel is hand made and welded on.
It's still cool that someone made this to help get cooler air to the engine.

Yes it's a modified '66 Chevelle 396 L34 or L35 standard air cleaner. Bruce modified it himself to create his own plenum air cleaner setup.
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I enjoy seeing things like this air cleaner. It shows how the average racer back in the day came up with ideas how to make his car just a little better than it was the weekend before.
Keep up the good work on your 4K Jose, Iím watching.
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I haven't looked at this in a while. I have a BOBB L78 Chevelle.
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Here is a copy of the original sales paperwork provided by Bruce. Bentley suggested the salesman signature was "McCandlish" so after some research I found Max Edward McCandlish who worked at Bobb Chevrolet as a salesman.

He was also about the same age as Bruce at the time (mid 20's). Unfortunately he passed away in 2012 but I was able to make contact with this son today Matt who confirmed 100% the writing and signature belonged to his father. Max Edward McCandlish was the mastermind behind who custom ordered this car and reluctantly sold it to Bruce Cremean.

Matt had some great information about his father, Bobb Chevrolet, the Camaro Club, drag racing and more. He also says they may have photos.

Ron Perry (another salesman) once said in a facebook post that Bobb Chevrolet was a great place to work and I believe it!
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And Bruce traded in a 1966 Chevelle SS396 for $2,300...
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Matt says his father owned many Camaros while he worked for Bobb Chevrolet. He said the "higher up" Bruce spoke of must have been Mr. Bobb Woodward in which his father Max McCandlish didn't always see eye to eye.

Matt says his father Max would take new cars, install the slicks at their house and take them to the drag strip.

The dealership was very involved in racing. Bobb Chevrolet also had it's own Camaro club called the Central Ohio Camaro Club (CCOC) and would often host rally events.
"Lot of Camaros went through there. They were all about racing till they got sued do to a death in a rally event. Guys were trying to make time running a rally and was involved in causing a vehicle accident with fatality" He said this was around 1970. His father Max's last year with the Camaro club would be 1973.


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The banner of CCOC was taken in the infield of Mid Ohio race course in Lexington in 67

Max Edward McCandlish standing in the Bobb Chevrolet dealership

COCC Gold 69

Max was told my Mr. Woodward to stop driving his Studebaker Avanti to work because customers would walk in and want to buy it.

Bobb Chevrolet Race Car: Note Ron Perry and Mike Cassidy's name are on the car. Both gentlemen I previously thought were the guys who sold the car to Bruce. Max McCandlish and Mike Cassidy were good friends.

Linda Vaughn

In the photo with Linda Vaughn and the Photographer to her left. Max McCandlish is just to the right and behind the photographer.

Photo of a COCC meet

COCC Rally

McCandlish family 68 396 SS

IN the photo with the 68 next to the tent, thats at the Mid Ohio Track

McCandlish family Black 68 SS

Red 68 COCC car

Red 68 COCC member car

"BOBB CHEVROLET RACING TEAM COLUMBUS, OHIO" T shirt

Pace car for IMSA race at Mid Ohio
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Can you find out what Matt might know about this '67 Z with Curile Lephart Racing on the front fender? I guess those are two last names of the guys involved with the car. Also, does he recognize the location, possibly a hiilclimb event? Thanks.
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Can you find out what Matt might know about this '67 Z with Curile Lephart Racing on the front fender? I guess those are two last names of the guys involved with the car. Also, does he recognize the location, possibly a hiilclimb event? Thanks.
I spoke to Matt he didn't recognize the gentlemen or location. However, I decided to do some digging and it turns out that is Phil Gurile not Curile. He also drove the Bobb Chevrolet car with the Budweiser sponsorship taking 10th in the 1974 SCCA National Virginia [AP+BP+CP+AS+BS+ASR+BSR]

https://www.racingsportscars.com/dri...urile-USA.html
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