Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
Jan. 9, 2017 9:44 a.m.

One of our forum members, Koopsy, was on a search for a solid, serviceable vintage race car. His search brought him to an intriguing option: a third-generation Camaro. But this isn't just any car plucked from the street. It competed for two years in the Player's Challenge, a one-make series held in Canada from the late 1980s to the early '90s. This looks like a solid way to enjoy some motorsports history without breaking the bank.

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Streetwiseguy PowerDork
Jan. 9, 2017 11:49 a.m.

One of those was behind the GM store in Three Hills Alberta a few years ago. Gave me bad thoughts.

DeadSkunk UberDork
Jan. 9, 2017 1:14 p.m.

That series was great entertainment. I saw several races at Mosport and Trois-Rivieres over the years.

Koopsy New Reader
Jan. 10, 2017 9:31 a.m.

Cool mention! Thanks!

Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
Jan. 10, 2017 11:05 a.m.

In reply to Koopsy:

Our pleasure! Cool car.

HapDL
HapDL New Reader
Jan. 12, 2017 4:34 p.m.

Ron Fellows and Richard Spenard were regulars in that series for a few years, fantastic racing on great tracks. I raced one of them in Firehawk for a year, compared to what we have now they are underpowered (if stock) but at the time they were a pretty damn decent track car considering they were only lightly modified for the series.

Streetwiseguy PowerDork
Jan. 12, 2017 5:17 p.m.

I'd have to imagine, even with the 1le brakes, that would be a weak point. I sure like the idea of one of those cars, even if it would probably lap slower than my IT2 Neon.

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