CRIDERSVILLE — Tim Allison of Cridersville owns this 1969 Chevy Camaro Z-28. He’s owned it since 2009.
“I’ve always wanted one since I was a kid, and I’m still a kid,” said Allison. “I had a Nova back in my early days, and I had a 1973 Camaro, and my dream car was always a 1969 Z-28. It’s never been in the rain, and I only drive it on nice days. I drive it every day that it is nice. I’ve always wanted one, so it’s my baby, and I bought it to drive. A lot of guys only take it to show, but I drive mine back and forth to home every day that it’s not going to rain. I used to be the little kid that would always put the thumbs up and say that’s a neat looking car, and now everybody I drive by, kind of gives me the thumbs up, or they want me to lay some rubber!”
Allison has changed the motor so that his “baby” goes fast.
“It’s got a radical motor in it. It’s got a 383 Stroker with aluminum heads and a roller cam and two carburetors and pushing over 600 horsepower. So it will get with the program. Like a 10 1/2 to 1 compression. I do gas it up every now and then and I’m not afraid to gas it up. I’m a sprint car driver, so I like speed and I like sound.”
Allison’s car draws looks from most people as it’s going down the road, and some people have even offered to buy it. It’s not for sale, though.
”I’ve had offers, people stopping to buy it a couple of times. One guy threw his checkbook on my desk and said whatever you want. This is a true story. I said, it’s not for sale. He gave me his business card and said if I ever change my mind to call him. I got a couple of people stop over the years and ask if it’s for sale. I say, ‘No, not really,’” said Allison.