SEMA Show to feature pair of iconic Camaros

Dick Harrell's 1969 427 Camaro.

Dick Harrell’s 1969 427 Camaro.

There is plenty to get excited about for the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show Nov. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The 2013 Classic Industries/OER SEMA display, booth #23975, will be hosting two notable Camaro builds. One is a unique 1969 427 Camaro, a collector car built by drag racing pioneer “Mr. Chevrolet” Dick Harrell. The other is a Smokey Yunick-inspired car, a 1968 model built by renowned custom car builder Bodie Stroud for actor/comedian Tim Allen.

The Dick Harrell 1969 427 Camaro, recently added to the Classic Industries collection, left the factory as an SS 396 car. It was immediately sent to the Dick Harrell Performance Center to be upgraded with the best components of the day, including an iron-block 427 with a ZL1-spec camshaft, a set of 4.56 gears, and Lakewood traction bars. This rare, 1-of-10 Dick Harrell Camaro represents the pinnacle of late-1960s Chevrolet performance.

Tim Allen’s own Smokey Yunick-inspired 1968 Camaro, built by Bodie Stroud, has been upgraded with the best components available today, including a 505 hp LS7 427 V8, steering and suspension by Detroit Speed, Brembo brakes and a variety of other subtle custom touches. The end result is Allen’s state-of-the-art interpretation of what hot rod legends such as Smokey Yunick would have done with today’s technology.

This Camaro collaboration between Allen and Stroud was recently televised on Speed Channel’s Hot Rod TV with parts supplied by Classic Industries, which will host the first public unveiling of the car during the SEMA show.


Tim Allen’s Smokey Yunick-inspired 1968 Camaro, built by Bodie Stroud.

Tim Allen’s Smokey Yunick-inspired 1968 Camaro, built by Bodie Stroud.


In other show highlights, Jo Coddington of television’s American Hot Rod fame will represent and sign autographs for Champion “Classic & Muscle” Motor Oil in booth 25221.
Combining her business background and working with her iconic car builder husband, the late Boyd Coddington, Jo became an integral part of the operational management and success of the business.

“Her entrepreneurial spirit has Jo moving in many exciting directions,” said Karl Dedolph, director of Performance and Racing Products at Champion Oil. “She is perhaps most passionate about her design work. Working on her own innovative designs and builds, she finds Boyd’s voice and influence at the heart of her work, which keep Boyd’s legacy alive. Today with all her projects, Jo Coddington is truly making her mark on the hot rod and automotive industries.”

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