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Trickyonne
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Posted - 10 Aug 2019 :  22:31:45  Show Profile Send Trickyonne a Private Message  Reply with Quote
https://youtu.be/2ca0RJcfCYU

This is the first few laps....anyone know what happened to bartletts Camero and why he didnít continue with it....looked fast

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Kerry Packer withdrew his backing at the end of 1982. KB ran it twice in 1983 but was uncompetitive then parked it to drive with DJR in the enduro's. The car was nearly 5 years old by then and probably needed a replacement built but there was little point in investing in a new car with the end of Group C coming. Also for 1984 his team got factory backing from Mitsubishi to run a Starion

Camaro was a very competitive proposition in Group C by the end of 1981, but the developments from Commodore and RX7 in 1982 overtook the Camaro and without backing, the car got left behind
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Kerry Packer withdrew his backing at the end of 1982. KB ran it twice in 1983 but was uncompetitive then parked it to drive with DJR in the enduro's. The car was nearly 5 years old by then and probably needed a replacement built but there was little point in investing in a new car with the end of Group C coming. Also for 1984 his team got factory backing from Mitsubishi to run a Starion

Camaro was a very competitive proposition in Group C by the end of 1981, but the developments from Commodore and RX7 in 1982 overtook the Camaro and without backing, the car got left behind



Pity, because it looked and sounded great....is the car still around today ?

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Posted - 11 Aug 2019 :  09:47:20  Show Profile Send oldtimer a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Footage from 1982. Camaro rollover if interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=423qAJG133Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGFLKHPMzjI

https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/gallery-kevin-barlett-talks-about-his-channel-nine-camaro

The car, I understand is still a display vehicle and sports some of the marks from the rollover.
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Posted - 11 Aug 2019 :  09:51:55  Show Profile Send Trickyonne a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
That is one very sexy car.....then again they all were in those days....there were a few camaros racing in that race wasnít there ?

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I think '81 was the first year he was allowed to run rear disc brakes too.
Braking was always suspect.

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Bartlett used the Camaro in a rallysprint on the dirt in 1985 too

Bowdens have owned it since the mid-2000s

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That is one very sexy car.....then again they all were in those days....there were a few camaros racing in that race wasnít there ?



Three were imported all up, Ron Dickson had the two others, they ran in BBQ Galores colours in 1981 and 1982

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Posted - 11 Aug 2019 :  21:40:39  Show Profile Send Trickyonne a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
How do you know this stuff ????

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81 was probably the Camaroís best chance.

80 they had the drum rears and by 82 the competition had got ahead a bit

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Why was it allowed to run with wider guards in 1979?
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Why was it allowed to run with wider guards in 1979?

I'm not sure about that, but it was a late call - Bartlett says that had he known the reg's would allow flaring, he'd have pursued homologation of the Monza instead - lighter, same engine.

Incidentally, Bartlett's team were responsible for the flare kit, and he had it modelled on the Mark 2 Escort "forest" guards.

Apparently, it had a pretty good cage (well, it held the car together, even through four big hits at Bathurst!), but was lightened massively - drilled out everywhere, fibreglass leaf springs, and having the motor completely behind the front axle line made it a well-balanced car, and in Bartlett's hands, it was very competitive.

It sounds and looks tremendous these days: KB was a big part of the restoration, and was usually on-hand to demo it on the occasions I saw it run at Lakeside. It was sensational.

In 1981, it was really the car to beat. KB was quick in practice, brained them in qualifying, and was looking good until he hit Wanless. It was still running at the end - it barrelled into the fracas at McPhillamy hard enough to break KB's artificial hip in its first big hit.

The next season, it ran sporadically, and while it didn't give anything away to the VC Commodore or XD Falcon, the VH moved the bar a little. Bondy's practice shunt at Bathurst blunted their run to the race, as they didn't run again until qualifying, and the car wasn't 100% then (remembering that you simply couldn't readily access parts for them... they borrowed bits and pieces from car clubs to reassemble it), and then it rolled over on KB when running well against the cars which finished third and fourth.

It was leased to John Tesoriero in 1984 and tore the Goss/Walkinshaw Jag up in the first start. And that was that. KB threw it back together and rallycrossed it in 1985, and then it sat around, until Bowdens did a deal.

Dad once said "son, arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pigeon. Even if you're a grand master, playing at your best, the pigeon is just going to **** on the board and then walk around like it won".

Edited by - Henry on 15 Aug 2019 18:42:05
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