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Spectators had very few areas that were off grounds for camping, walking, etc. These pics Mike sent are how I remember it exactly in mid 70's. Thank you again.
 
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The regular cars in the foreground seem to be a new 1967 Barracuda, a Mini, and an early 60's Oldsmobile? I don't think that any of these cars were a part of Mike's family since he said that his father was driving a newly purchased red 1967 Camaro at the time.


Looks like a Camaro roof on the other side of the Oldsmobile I believe.


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This is terrific. need time to digest this.. Yes.. a BIG THANK YOU.. truly historic pictures


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Are you guys ready for this?

I believe I have found the holy grail of images. The words and graphics that appeared on some of the 1967 Canadian Grand Prix Camaro convertible parade cars is no longer a mystery! I have found pictures that show what was written on the flags carried by the cars as well as what was written on their doors.

I was recently alerted to the existence of a fantastic and unbelievable treasure trove of automotive historical images from the Stanford University Library called the Revs Digital Library. The first thing I looked up was the 1967 Canadian Grand Prix. Included in the over 178,500 digital images held in the repository are twelve photographs taken during the 1967 Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport International Raceway, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada on August 27, 1967 that feature one or more of the 1967 Camaro convertible parade cars. Hundreds more were taken of the event but only these twelve show the Camaros.

Each attached picture is pretty small but if you click on the provided link to each one you can magnify it by following these simple instructions:

1) Click on the arrows in the box with the word "thumb" in it

2) Click on "zoom"

3) Click on the icon under the bottom right corner of the picture to "open in full screen"

4) Click on the "+" sign to magnify

5) Drag picture around to see the area of picture you are interested in

Mosport picture #1 can be seen here: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/pz788tq4738

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In this picture you can see Jochen Rindt on the left and Jackie Stewart on the left sitting in the back of their Camaro convertible parade car before the start of the driver introduction parade.

Mosport picture #2 can be seen here: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/rh116vn8683

 
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This picture also features Jochen Rindt and Jackie Stewart sitting in the back of their Camaro convertible parade car. By looking at this photo and the previous one there can be no doubt that the flags had the large "GP" on the top with the cursive word "Players" written next to it while underneath, it simply says, "Grand Prix of Canada."

"GP" and "Grand Prix of Canada" were probably blue while the cursive "Players" was probably red just like the letterhead featured earlier in this thread.

You can also see a few of the other Camaros lined up in the background.

Mosport picture #3 can be found here: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/tx934mc9939

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One more picture of Jochen Rindt and Jackie Stewart sitting on their Camaro convertible parade car.

Mosport picture #4 can be seen here: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/wp400xd5062

 
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Three of the Camaro convertible parade cars can be seen in this picture. I believe the Formula One driver is Al Pease.

Mosport picture #5 can be seen here: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/bx325xx1174

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Here we can see that Mike Spence has joined Al Pease in the back seat while the driver of the Camaro looks to be grabbing a rain jacket or poncho. You can see the Camaro that carried Jack Brabham, the eventual race winner, in the background.

Mosport picture #6 can be seen here: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/dh302tm8188

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This picture shows that the Camaro driver was not putting anything on. She was just giving the drivers a bit of protection from the rain. This is Al Pease and Mike Spence again.

Mosport picture #7 can be found here: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/rj171mw4288

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In this picture you can see at least seven of the Camaro parade cars parked in the parking lot beyond the group of people surrounding the wrecked race car.

Remember to click on the link and follow my earlier instructions to zoom in on the picture.

Mosport picture #8 can be seen here: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/nj551dv6219

 
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In this picture, taken a little after the previous one, you can see at least ten Camaro convertible parade cars parked in front of the restaurant. The car in the foreground is a Lotus Cortina which was wrecked during a support race.

Mosport picture #9 can be found here: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/qg374tr2384

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At least one of the Camaro convertible parade cars is inside the massive crowd on the front strech. Notice how the words are situated on the start/finish banner hanging over the race track. A similarity exists between this and the Camaros.

Mosport picture #10 can be seen here: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/qs724mq1876

 
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This picture is a two for one deal. In the foreground is the 1967 Cherokee Camaro show car that made an appearance at the event. To me it looks like GM Vice President of Design William L. Mitchel is in the drivers seat.

The bonus is located beyond the Cherokee where you can see one of the rally wheel shod Camaro convertible parade cars parked amongst the other cars. When you zoom in on this part of the picture you can make out the words "Official Car" above the "GP" symbol but it is still hard to make out the rest.

Mosport picture #11 can be magnified here: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/pt801wm3198

 
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This is the picture that seems to answer all the questions about what was written on the doors of some of the 1967 Camaro convertible parade cars. If you zoom in on the Camaro with the wire wheel covers in the upper right corner of the picture you will see that there are four words on the very top. I believe that these words are "Canadian Racing Drivers Assn." This was the association that organized the event. Below that are the larger words "Official Car". Under that is the stylized "GP" with the cursive "Players" next to it at the bottom of the "P". To the right of that are the stacked words "Grand Prix" and "of Canada" just like they are written on the banner posted in a picture above. And under that I believe it says "Aug. 27" which was the day of the race. Mystery Solved!

If someone has one of these cars they should use this picture and the previously posted letterhead as a template for making graphics to attach to their car. They might also want to have a flag made up just like the ones seen in some of the previous pictures. This would be a pretty cool way to display the car!

Mosport picture #12 can be magnified here: https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/br330xv1370

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Whats the rez on the picture above? Can you confirm what it says on the door? NICE!


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Nice work. first

For sure some assistance to Canadian car owners. Cheers

Have u checked this source for Indy pics?
 
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Whats the rez on the picture above? Can you confirm what it says on the door? NICE!


Tom, click on the link provided and use the tools on the page to zoom in on the car to see for yourself Smiler
 
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Have u checked this source for Indy pics?


Geoff, that will be my next project when I get the time. Stay tuned!
 
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This is great news to the few remaining CDN pace cars as well as those of us who always wondered what they got for decals.
 
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This is a great find SMKZ28 ! Great job well done!
 
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Check out this one....

https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/cg403mb4124

This is the Trophy given to the race winner and when zoomed right in you can actually read the writing on it.

Check it out its amazing...
 
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Geoff,

Here you go!


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Here is what I see -- either:

Canadian Racing Drivers Assn

OR

Camaro Super Sport 1967

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OFFICIAL CAR

(script)GP "players" (cursive)

Gran Prix
of Canada Aug 27th


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In front of the car is the Players cigarrette logo. This car must have been one of the 10 small block cars. RS only, wire wheel covers, non blacked out tail pan.
 
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