Westrand Car Show - 2016

1969 Chev Camaro

Of all the Camaros the 1969 has, to me, the best balance and what one would call poise. The Camaro was GM’s response to the first pony car – The Ford Mustang. I should be impartial as the webmaster of this site but……. as much as I like all cars deep down I’m a Chev Man. So with that here goes.

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This particular example is owned by Allen Boonzaaier and will be at the WestRand Car Show on 31 August 2019. It is fitted with the famous 383 Stroker engine, which is the equally famous Chev 350 engine running on a modified crankshaft. This increases the stroke by about 9% and the engine capacity from 5.7 L to 6.3 L

Westrand Car Show - 1969 Chev Camaro
1969 Chev Camaro

Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a 350 Turbo Hydra-matic gearbox – which is very similar to the one fitted to Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows.

Over 5, 400, 000 Camaros have been built over the two periods that they have been produced – 1966 to 2002 and 2002 to current. Mustangs, on the other hand have manufactured over 10, 000, 000 million cars in the time span 1964 to 2018. Sales of the Pontiac Firebird (which was similar to the Camaro) are not included in the Camaro stats.

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The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 


Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind is dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

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All Images supplied by the owner of the Camaro