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01. James Harrell from Summerville, South Carolina, brought out his LS1-powered 1967 Chevy Camaro for the weekend's festivities. The cool thing is that he's owned it for over 32 years. James managed a respectable 68.867 sec. on the autocross and a 1:59.558 on the road course.

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02. Matt Adams came all the way from Waterford, Michigan, to bring out the Iconic Herb Adams '77 Cheverra. The car features a 460ci big-block, VSE suspension all around, and Hurst brakes. This car actually qualified for the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona. Matt's best on the autocross was a 66.886, and he finished the weekend with a 1:52.804 on the road course—good enough for 15th place.

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03. It's good to see fourth-gens representing. Buddy Buchanan has driven his LT1-powered '95 Z28 on a few Hot Rod Power Tours and tons of other events, so it was no surprise that he made the trek down from Lynchburg, Virginia. Here, he hits the autocross where he posted a quick time of 68.101. His best road course lap was 1:58.534.

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04. Camaro owner Deb McGilton is relatively new to the hobby but has been bitten hard by the racing bug. Her sweet '69 RS is armed with an LS2 that makes 440 hp to the tires and hosts a DSE Hydroformed front subframe and QUADRALink rear suspension system. Her 1:59.130 on the road course and a 72.538 on the autocross, proves she'll be one to contend with in the very near future.

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05. Brian Peaco, on leave from the U.S. Army, brought out his beautiful '68 for some track time. He credits Camaro Performers magazine for turning him onto Pro Touring cars back in 2010, when he picked up his first issue. Loaded with a Heidts Pro G suspension up front and Heidts four-link out back, his first-gen made it around the road course in 2:00.856. The stat sheet shows no autocross times, but he made 24 road course laps. That's dedication, right there.

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06. Gene Owans brought out one of the many black first-gens on the grounds. Hailing from nearby Charleston, South Carolina, he wheeled his '69 around the road course in 2:02.277. The car is powered by a big-block 402, and a Turbo 400 handles shifting duties; not the ultimate setup for road racing, but we're sure he had a blast anyway. Being this was his first time autocrossing, we're thinking he'll be a repeat customer.

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07. Jerry Noonan has had a few cars featured in Camaro Performers magazine and is a die-hard Camaro fanatic. He brought out his recently purchased '13 ZL1 for some track time and to get familiar with the car's characteristics at speed. Posting a best road course time of 2:07.092 shows he's not afraid to beat on his new ride.

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08. Another representative of the black first-gen brigade is Mills Robinson of Virginia Beach, Virginia. His '67 is a total home-built budget ride in which all the upgrades were done by Mills. Powered by an LS1, the chassis features a combo of C5 suspension up front and a C4 IRS out back. With a 67.790 on the autocross, he was putting his 30-year project to good use.

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09. Peter Nikonovich lives in nearby Charlotte, North Carolina, so he decided to bring out his freshly built '69 for some shakedown laps. No times were posted, but the car is powered by a Nelson Racing Engines 632ci monster that makes about 800 hp.

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10. Geoff Potter and his brother Mike built this '68 for some weekend autocross fun. It's been in the family since 1986 and was once built as a drag car. Today, it's got an LS1 backed by a T56 transmission and plays host to RideTech suspension components. Geoff wheeled his way to a 67.277 on the autocross and a best road course lap of 2:04.486.

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11. Representing the second-gen crowd, and putting a Mustang in his rear-view mirror, Tony Clark brought his Z28 to the party and took numerous laps on the road course. His best time was a 2:00.856, and he managed an impressive 66.593 on the autocross.

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12. He may be killing a cone in this photo, but Brett Smith from Savannah, Georgia, has had quite a bit of success with his very nice Pro Touring '71 RS. He took Second place in the Quickest Second-gen category at the 2012 Chevy High Performance Nationals. Powered by a 347ci LS6, his quickest autocross lap this weekend was a 68.685, and he worked his way around the road course with a 2:04.053.

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13. A regular on the street driving circuit is Stacy Tucker and her very sorted out '69 DSE test car. Of course, it's decked out with all Detroit Speed Inc. suspension, and relies on Baer brakes to bring it down from speed. Running in the Exhibition Class, Stacy killed the autocross with a 63.694 and made a best lap on the road course with an impressive 1:48.891.

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