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Fantastic Color Photo of multiple 1967 IPC's at Oaklandon Chevy/Pontiac in 1967!!!!
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Victory Lane
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Has anyone seen this picture before?

What a wonderful color picture of several 1967 Camaro Indy Pace cars out front of Oaklandon Chevrolet Pontiac in 1967.

So many cool things in this picture:

Notice the Camaro on the right side of the picture with the standard wheel covers and the door decal! It looks to be a hardtop without a nose stripe!

Notice the convertible directly below the "CHEVROLET" sign on the building. It has mag wheel covers, white wall tires, a door decal and what looks to be a BLACK nose stripe if you compare it to the blue nose stripe on the car directly in front of it!!!

Notice that only two of the four cars that appear in the front line have the medallion on the rear quarter panel.

Notice the signs on the windows. One says "CAMARO THE PACE CAR!" Another says "Welcome! the 500 SALE IS ON" The sign above the door has a blue Chevy bow-tie and the word "CAMARO" in red.

Let me know what else you guys see in this fantastic picture that I am missing.

I found the picture in a website for Alex Beloff III. It states that he was the top salesman at the dealer in the mid 60's. Maybe someone should contact him to see if he has any more pictures and to get his recollections.

Click on the following link, scroll down, and click on the picture to see a larger version: http://alexbeloff3.com/appearance-is-vital/

 
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This is the best picture I have seen in years!

THANK YOU

I need time to digest but CLEARLY they are clearing housing these cars out.. OH my lord

Fantastic!


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HOLY CRAP!!!!


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Right under the LET in Chevrolet I see a white pace car behind the 4 in front. Convertible top down, decals on door, and a black nose stripe plain as day.
 
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Mike L! Where was this place?


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David. I have a message out to Habeeb. I wonder if that was one of The Zone black nosers!


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The car from Maine that sold at INDY Mecum last year was FROM INDY.. It was a 327 hubcap RS only!!!


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The second and the fourth are Festival Committee cars.. Both have gold medallions. The fist car has a dark front plate that I am unfamiliar with


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We gotta get the negative! We might be able to read car numbers..From this angle both could possibly be visible.. Door and vent window Eeker


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I thought you guys would like this one!

According to the web site where I found the picture, Alex Beloff III, the guy who posted this picture was the top salesman at this dealer in the mid 60's so maybe one of you guys should try to contact him to see if he has the negative for this picture and perhaps even more pictures. You could even do an interview to find out his recollections of both the 1967 and 1969 time periods.
 
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Had to share this photo on my FB #3 Album. Thanks for sharing this. Where in the world did you find this? VERY COOL!!!
 
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Mike L! Where was this place?


Now a suburb of the City of Lawrence in Lawrence Township in the N.E. corner of Marion County. IIRC somtime in the '70's Indianapolis incorporated and all of Marion County became Indianapolis


EDIT!!! Better link about Oaklandon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...rion_County,_Indiana /wiki/L...rion_County,_Indiana[/url]

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Had to share this photo on my FB #3 Album. Thanks for sharing this. Where in the world did you find this? VERY COOL!!!


I found it while performing a routine Google images search for "1967 Pace." It turns out the guy who posted the picture, Alex Beloff III, was the top salesman at this dealer in the mid 60's. It appears on his website dedicated to salesman techniques: http://alexbeloff3.com/appearance-is-vital/
 
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Did a quick vintage image search, found the picture in this thread and: (Looks Like he's living in Texas now.)

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You know the way the cars are park it looks like they maybe had a caravan going and either just arrived or are just about to depart with the Bonneville/Catalina as the lead car (odd place to park). Also note all the activity and people milling around the cars, and the two gentlemen in what looks like matching blue pants/yellow shirts at the doors of two of the verts' in the line. Someone took a picture just like we do when we're moving a bunch of the cars somewhere!

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That mag wheel hubcap car with the black nose could be one of the Zone Blue Toppers!!!
 
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Amazing.......

Great work , I am sure this single photo will answer even more of our questions which still remain outstanding....

Is someone going to contact this guy?

There appears to be some method of contact on the webpage the photo is on.

To me this appears to be preparation for the group to go somewhere......
 
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Now that is cool!!!!!!!!

Someone give him some extra credit!


Maybe I should read the guys tips. roll
 
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The car on far right looks to have full wheel covers??
 
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Camaro lighted sign over the entrance to the showroom, I've been looking for a decent one of those for some time.


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The car on far right looks to have full wheel covers??


Yes and whitewall tires as well. Zooming in on the picture it looks to be a coupe without a nose stripe.
 
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A number of dealerships that handled the Replicas had "Drive Aways" where replicas were driven in parade fashion to out of the area dealerships.....If this pic was taken after the race.... I think that is what we are seeing in this photo!
 
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WOW. Im in shock FANTASTIC find. Every time I look at this picture, I see something new. I cant tell if there is a decal on the vent window of thefirsr car or if it is something in the background. I would like to know what the big sign at the top right says. This guy has to have more. Appears his office is in Grapevine...a suburb of Dallas/Ft Wort.
 
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A number of dealerships that handled the Replicas had "Drive Aways" where replicas were driven in parade fashion to out of the area dealerships.....If this pic was taken after the race.... I think that is what we are seeing in this photo!


Too cool!!! That has got to be it!!!


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Tony.. please explain to me more about the driveaway. I always thought that was something that happened BEFORE the Race ?


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