1986 Camaro/Firebird R7U: 1LE's Proving Ground

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    1986 Camaro/Firebird R7U: 1LE's Proving Ground

    Before the factory availability of the vaunted, and highly sought-after, 1LE programs for Camaro and Firebird could be "hatched", some serious "engineering" had to be performed. Although folks like John Heinracy, and his "privateer" SCCA racing, helped perfect the breed, a little-known activity was ongoing up in Canada.

    Fully supported by the Canadian arm, the GM/Player's Challenge was created for the '86 racing season, to be represented by Camaros and Firebirds only. Some would say a "domestic" answer to the Rothman's Porsche Cup for 944 Turbos, the Player's Challenge would prove to be the breeding ground for a few serious racers to "graduate" to Sedans...Scott Maxwell, Richard Spenard and, especially, Ron Fellows.

    Interesting behind-the-scenes story @ the link:

    http://www.cartersclassicmusclecars....g%20series.htm

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    Re: 1986 Camaro/Firebird R7U: 1LE's Proving Ground

    Thanks Woodie!
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    Re: 1986 Camaro/Firebird R7U: 1LE's Proving Ground

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    Re: 1986 Camaro/Firebird R7U: 1LE's Proving Ground

    This car and series was nearly forgotten.........

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    Re: 1986 Camaro/Firebird R7U: 1LE's Proving Ground

    Anybody remember the McGyver episode where the players challenge was featured?

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