January 18, 2013
DELPHOS — The Camaro was introduced in 1966 as a competitor to Ford’s Mustang. Then, in 1967 Chevy moved to the next step and created the Z28. This car became one of the most desirable of all cars. The ‘69 Z28 had looks and performance, and some car enthusiasts feel the 1969 Chevy Camaro Z28 is the most desirable of all Z28’s. Sales nearly tripled in 1969 for Chevy’s Z28. In addition, the Penske Team won eight out of 12 races in a ‘69 Camaro Z28. The more races the ‘69 Chevy Camaro Z28 won, the more the public wanted this car.
Mike Friemoth, of Delphos, brought his 1969 Chevy Camaro Z-28 to The Lima News’ Real Wheels Cruise-In. He has owned the car for 16 years. He found it in a barn in 1996. He had to chase the family dog out of the car before he could drag it home with a wrecker. Having his kids help clean it out and tear it apart is one fond memory Friemoth has of this car. It took until 2006 to finish the restoration. He enjoys cruising and going to car shows.