SNOOPY, PEANUTS & TSPTR | SPACE RACE 1969 – MOON LANDING 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

TSPTR launched its “SPACE RACE 1969” collection just a few days ago. So nice t-shirts and sweater with Snoopy prints dedicated to these days in the spring of 1969. Here some historic facts which made the new special collection happen. TSPTR ›› “Just before the first man landed on the moon, Charlie Brown and Snoopy soared through space with NASA’s Apollo 10 mission in May 1969. It is difficult to imagine the excitement that the race for the moon invoked fifty years ago. As the decade of the 1960s was coming to a close, America and the rest of the world waited with great anticipation to see if NASA could achieve President John F. Kennedy’s challenge, put forth in May 1961, of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Consequently, it was a very great honor, indeed, when the crew of Apollo 10 chose to nickname their command and lunar modules Charlie Brown and Snoopy, respectively. The flight of Apollo 10 in May 1969 was the “dress rehearsal” for the lunar landing that was scheduled for July 1969. Astronauts Thomas Stafford and Eugene Cernan piloted “Snoopy” within 50,000 feet of the lunar surface as they scouted the landing area for Apollo 11while John Young orbited the moon in the command module “Charlie Brown.” Charles Schulz’s involvement with NASA began a year earlier than the 1969 flight of Apollo 10 when he was approached by NASA with a request to use Snoopy as their safety mascot. The Silver Snoopy Award program was instituted to improve the safety record of NASA employees and contractors. It proved to be a huge success with the astronauts and the employees. The Silver Snoopy pin is a much-coveted award. Snoopy has been on the job for 50 plus years and continues to this day in his role as NASA’s safety mascot.” The stuff is available @ the TSPTR Webstore. Check it, because the stuff shown at LTG Blog is just a small selection. For me as a great Snoopy fan – I own a Snoopy in real 😉 – a must have: the “First Beagle On the Moon! Flight Safe!” t-shirt and sweater.

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CHEVROLET CAMARO RALLY SPORT WAGON CONCEPT | WHEN THE BEAST WENT FAMILY

Hi guys, first of all, I hope you start 2017 well! I will start this year with one of my most favorit topics: CHEVY CAMARO. Found this crazy concept just some days ago at “superchevy.com”. How does Keith Kaucher write to the point: “How many poor souls have lost their prized Camaro because of a new arrival to the family? Admittedly, the Camaro has never been at the top of the list when it comes to a practical family car.” It is the same with me today with my 5th gen. Mostly I drive my orange beast alone, but that’s for sure okay ;-))) So this concept from 2009 could have been the solution for a hybrid between a Camaro and a Sport Wagon. The 68 front is combined by 68 – 72 GM mid-size wagon roof narrowed to fit the F-body.

KAUTCHER CUSTOMS brought this concept to real with a 69′ Camaro. Isn’t it awesome?!

pics | kaucher kustoms + superchevy.com

 

50 YEARS CHEVY CAMARO | SIX GENERATIONS COMPETITION WITH THAT MUSTANG

As a constant reader of LTG blog you might know that I am a great CAMARO fan. My own I drive a 5th gen Cam in „bright orange“ – and I love this car so much from the first day on I got it 4 years ago! The history of the CAMARO started 1966, 2 years later than this mustang was introduced, but with the same concept: “long hood, short deck”. Since this there is a fight between this 2 cars for the domination of this so called “PONY CARS”. In 2017 the CAMARO celebrates its 50th birthday. Check the six generations below … pics | GENERAL MOTORS | Auto Motor Sport

1966 first CAMAROS came to the GM showrooms

1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 with a small block 294 PS
1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS SS as a pilot series.

1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1. Number #66 of #69 built in 1969
427 Big Block-V8 with more than 430 PS
Design Graphics: these are the highlights of the CAMARO design
1st gen of CAMARO was from 1966 till 1969

1967 and 1996 the CHEVROLET CAMARO was the Pace-Car at INDY 500

1970 – with the 2nd gen there was a great change in the design
The 2nd gen was the most successful and longest distributed in CAMARO history till today.

1974 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 with Small Block V8 …

5.7 ltr. engine and 250 ps

1970 CAMARO with 380 ps and 562 nm engine torque

1977 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28: the technic
1979: 282.571 CAMAROS sold – the climax! 85.000 were the powerful Z/28!

1980 – always a lot of configurations available

1981 – CAMARO on the track as a Pro Stock Race Car
1982 the 3rd gen followed – again with a new design

1987 CHEVROLET did the first CAMARO Convertible since 1969 – called IROC-Z (International Race of Champions Series. The red CAM here is the 1988 model.

1992 was the last year for the 3rd gen modells

With Z28 25th Anniversary the CAMARO celebrates ist 25th birthday

1993 the 4th gen CAMARO was introduced. There wasn’t a rounder CAM before …

The sales volume sank rapide!

The CAMARO had to die. CHEVROLET set the focus on SUVs

2002 the mustang lost its rival.

CAMARO Concept Car @ Detroit Motor Show in 2005

Heritage: The Muscle Car shows Design elements from the early years and quotes the 1stt gen CAMAROS.

2010 CHEVROLET CAMARO Pace Car @ Indy 500

What a comeback: more than 500.000 units where sold!


CHEVROLET CAMARO 1969 | TOP THREE MOST COLLECTIBLE Z/28, L78 & COPO

As a constant reader of LTG blog you must know that I love late 60s and 70s US muscle cars, especially CAMAROS! Myself, I own a CAMARO 5th generation, but my dream is a 67 or 69. Take a look at these three black beauties – damn, one nicer than the other – dreaming for this …

Car aficionado and all-around GM guy Steve Shauger has collected quite a few Chevy pony cars in his day, but he insists the 1969 model is the best. In his search for the greatest Camaros ever built, he has corralled these three stunners, all glazed in Code 10 Tuxedo Black paint. Only 1.7 percent of the Camaros built that year wore that particular code on their flanks, adding to the hue’s rarity.
For technical informations and some history of this three CAMAROS please check this link: www.superchevy.com. all pics | http://www.superchevy.com

 1969 Camaro Z/28 RS

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Copo

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

THE 149,900 BUCKS 1969 CR1 CHEVY CAMARO

As a passionated CAMARO lover I got touched so much by this news. It sounds quite simple what CR SUPERCARS® does, but it is so amazing and much more than just putting some high-tech stuff to an older car. NO – CR SUPERCARS® never loose the responsibility for the classic and heritage look and philosophie of the original they work with: „CR Supercars is a new division of Classic Recreations and is dedicated to building turn-key supercars with styling from classic American muscle cars mated to the latest high-tech engine and chassis components. The result is an incredible pro touring car with desirable lines of the most classic muscle car in history.” Right now they presented their 1969 CAMARO project “CR1” @ SEMA. The look of the blue „recreated“ CAMARO is damn nice but you can choose between 7 colors. My favorite? No discussion: orange. You can upgrade this beast with a LS9 GM Performance to 685 H.P! There are a lot of specs which make your Chevy or Muscle Car heart beat so fast … the price also, but I am sure the money is better invested in a CR1 CAMARO than in so many todays soulless f***ing expensive sportcars which look so similar … pics | www.crsupercars.com


MUSCLE CAR STAMPS | 1970s CHEVELLES SS, HEMI ‘CUDA, DODGE CHARGER & CO: FREEDOM, ADVENTURE AND BURNING RUBBER

this new MUSCLE CAR stamp set is the next one in the series “AMERICA ON THE MOVE” which started in 2005 with sport cars of the 50s. the second in 2008 was a set with classic tail-fin cars “FINS AND CHROME”. the actual muscle car pictures were made by TOM FRITZ, a californian artist who is specialized in car paintings. US POSTAL is advertising the stamp set with the slogan “FREEDOM, ADVENTURE AND BURNING RUBBER” – great! the stamps have no value – the print FOREVER means that they can be used without a time limit. one stamp has the price of 46 cent, the so called FIRST-CLASS-RATE for usual letters or postcards. even if the price will raise the stamps can be used. pics | spiegel.de _ paintings | TOM FRITZ