Garth Hammonds’ 1970 Camaro RS

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The market first saw Camaro back in 1967. It got a major redesing in 1970 and that year Camaro Rally Sport is what a lucky 21 yo Garth Hammonds is driving.
His car is a genuine RS and now is stuffed by upgrades. But 3-4 years earlier (Garth was 18 at that time) the car needed a full restoration. He soon started to work at TMI Products (interior company for Camaros, Chevelles, Mustangs and VWs) where Larry, his boss, offered his Camaro to be featured at their SEMA booth. As a pro-tourer of course. Garth agreed and since his father, Johny (Johny’s Auto Color), is a professional painter the paint job was no problem to start first. The body color choice was Mini Cooper’s Thunder Blue. TMI was doing Camaro’s interior (suede headliner, sport seat upholstery, sport console, and sport door panels) and the sponsors* kept sending box after box of goodies:

  • SSBC dual piston break kit
  • Vi-King Performance Suspension coil overs
  • UMI control arms
  • Doug Thorley headers
  • Flowmaster dual exaust
  • Spyder headlights
  • Dakota Digital light up dash
  • Custom Autosound supplied an mp3 player radio that looks like the original, a sub-woofer, and a mono speaker
  • POI Performance Distributors supplied the distributor of course
  • Pro Forged custom 3 piece rims (Laguna model)
  • K&N air cleaner
  • Heat Sheild supplied all the sound deafening
  • Perma-Cool gave us an electric cooling fan for the engin compartment
  • Champion Radiators gave us an alluminum radiator
  • Ground Up hooked me up with a lot of parts such as rear tail lamps, dash pieces, sail panels, grill, rear window etc
  • Dynacorn gave us the cowlinduction hood
  • Eddie Motorsports gave us the steering wheel and some other billet parts

*Sponsors: TMI Products, Dynacorn, Johny’s Auto Color, Ground UP, UMI, Vi-King Performance Suspension, Champion Radiators, Custom Autosound, Continental Tires, Doug Thorley, Classic Industries, SPyder, Dakota Digital, Performance Distributors, SSBC.

Garth is “currently working on getting rid of my tired 305 for something bigger.” Wow. Just WOW.


Photos: Garth Hammds. Used with permission.

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