History

 

The original Super Camaro came out of a partnership between Ray Gallagher and Perry Wyatt from the Detroit area. The construction began in 1968. Tom Smith of Wolverine Chassis was contracted to construct the Super Camaro. Perry Wyatt built the all steel 427 Chevrolet Engine and the Hemi-Torqueflight Automatic Transmission as well has the Nine-inch Ford rear end with a 4:56 Ring & pinion. Using a low-rise Hilborn four port injector on top of a Chet Blazik prepped 6-71 Blower to feed Nitromethane into it.

 

The chassis was suspended front and rear with Ladder Bars out back and Coil overs up front. Rear wheels were American Bear Claws with Five-Spoke Americans up Front. Construction delays prevented the Super Camaro from hitting the track until the Spring of 1970. At which time, it was basically "obsolete"... Racing mainly at Detroit Dragway, Milan, Motor City, US.30 in Gary, IN plus one trip to Kansas City, Missouri , the Super Camaro ran a best of 7.83@200.89mph!

 

Thanks to Perry Wyatt Jr. for allowing us to bring back a part of Detroit Funny Car history with a tribute to his dad and the name.