DELPHOS —The 1969 Chevy Camaro Z28 might not have been the fastest car around, but it was sure coveted by many muscle car maniacs. The 1969 Z28 was one of the hottest-looking rides of the classic muscle car era, and showed what Chevy stylists could do to express excitement. The Z28 Camaro was designed to race from the beginning, and delivered in limited numbers to the public with a Special High Performance 302 cubic-inch engine. In 1969, the Penske Team won eight out of 12 races in the highly competitive Group Two of the series. A pivotal race in the season occurred August 24, 1969 at Laguna Seca. Mark Donohue driving the #6 Z28 Camaro won his fourth race in a row and cemented his legacy with the Z28, going on to win the 1969 Manufacturer’s Title. For 1969, Chevrolet sold over 20,000 Z/28’s. It is still one of the most popular cars today.
Mike Friemoth, of Delphos, brought his 1969 Chevy Camaro Z28 to The Lima News’ Real Wheels Cruise-In. His car placed third in the Camaro class at this Cruise-In.