The Roundup: August 2016

Every month we spend some time scouring the web for some of the best classic car stories so you don’t have to. In this month’s edition of “The Roundup,” we link you to some of the great coverage granted the first Camaro, a rare 1966 Dodge Charger Hemi and more.

Rare Dodge Charger Hemi Returns Home To Detroit

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[source: robbreport.com]

The Historic Vehicle Association got some love from Robb Report this month after the HVA invited Ohio residents Jason and Brenda Hephner and their very special 1966 Dodge Charger Hemi to Detroit to celebrate the model’s 50th anniversary. Of the more than 37,000 examples purchased in 1966, only 468 were ordered with the optional (and expensive) 426 Hemi V-8 engine. The Hephner’s car is even more special as it is one of only three unrestored 1966 Charger Hemis still around and the only one that maintains its original color scheme (a silver exterior complemented by a red interior). Fittingly, it is currently in the process of being recognized on the National Historic Vehicle Register.  Click here to read the entire story.

HVA Uses Special Photo Technique To Record Cars For Posterity

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It’s called a “cyclorama room”—a photographically perfect white room devoid of right angles and shadows—and the Historic Vehicle Association has one at its national laboratory in Allentown, PA. This month, the Detroit Free Press reported on how the HVA is using this special room to painstakingly record every curve, bolt and angle of cars inducted into the National Register of Historic Vehicles. Click here to read the full report. Additional Detroit Free Press coverage of both the Camaro and the HVA can be found here.

Rare Camaro Under Glass

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[source: hotrod.com]

The Historic Vehicle Association’s illuminated display for the first Camaro drew quite a crowd every night this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise. Click here to see what Hot Rod Network’s Phillip Thomas had to say.

And Finally…

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Here’s one more from Jalopnik.com about the HVA’s eye-catching display for Camaro #100001 at the Woodward Dream Cruise.  A lot of great pictures in this one, including some photos of the car’s interior. Click here to check it out.

 

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