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Aero Car Reunion at 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

One of the best displays at the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals was the Blue Oval and MOPAR Aero Cars. These include the Ford Talladega, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II as well as the Dodge Charger 500, Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird. As in production numbers the MOPARS out numbered the Blue Oval cars by large numbers.

The Talladega Family Reunion for 2012 was also being held in conjunction with the show and brought out some high quality and rare cars. The Banjo Mathews white prototype Talladega, factory custom Bunkie Knudsen yellow Talladega, last and first production Talladegas and many others as will as two Cale Yarborough Spoiler II cars were present.

As for the MOPARS they too had some out standing cars. There was an unrestored Superbird that had been used as a pursuit vehicle by a law enforcement officer back in the day; a recently restored Hemi Daytona and many, many more.

My favorites were the two NASCAR race cars at the head of the pack! One was a Ramo Stott Superbird that has all of its original sheet metal and next to it was a Benny Parsons Talladega that was in as raced condition and was also raced by Wendell Scott back in the day.

Here is the www.LegendaryCollectorCars.com video of the display.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check our our www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com page) As long as it has four wheels on it I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife Katriana is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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  1. Looking to sale my rare berger camaro, know anyone who might be interested?

    For Sale 1999 Berger Camaro SS Concept Car

    one of one built, the only 99 berger on the planet, the car that started it all

    This is the real deal, I have tons of documentation. I listed this a couple years ago and swore I would not list it again due to the insane low offers I was getting. Please do not waste my time. The only thing i will consider trading for is a early First Gen, TA, Forumula or HO. I am going list the entire history behind this car. I dont have to sell I just have the itch to do so. This car has miles on it, it was drivin all over the country because it was used as a promotional tool. I have this listed locally and will end auction early if it sells. I am only selling in the United States. If your outside the country and are really interested we can talk about it, i am open to the idea.

    1999 Berger Camaro SS Concept Car

    (CO-99)

    Everything you wanted to know…..

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    One of kind, 4th Gen. Berger Camaro.This car has a history so I am going to go in depth on the history behind the car.I am going to get detailed so hold on and enjoy.I am going leave nothing out, because if you’re interested in this car you will want to know everything…I will not sugar coat anything just for the sell.Birth:

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    Original Owner- Dennis Barker; Dennis ordered the car in August of ’98.He received the car in October of ’98.The car is a true hugger orange SS camaro.The car was ordered thru Berger Chevrolet. It is the only true Hugger Orange Berger.All other hugger Orange Cars were black cars painted orange.

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    Sometime in July of ’99 the idea of bringing back the Berger Camaro’s for Berger Chevrolet’s 75th Anniversary was brought about.Per Dennis the initial number of cars approved to be built was 25.Dennis was the guy you contacted if you wanted a Berger Camaro.Dennis’s car was used as one of two concept cars prior to production.It is the only ’99 Berger the other concept car was a ’00.Dennis used the car as his daily driver and he is known around the Grand Rapids area as being the burn out king.If you go to GMMG’s website there is a video of Dennis doing a huge burnout.The car was used as a promotional tool and can be seen in many different pictures as the car evolved.In the fall of ’00 the car was converted to a stage 1 car then to a stage II Car a year later.Dennis took the car all over the countryto promote the Berger’s,the stickers that are on the car show where’s its been and what year.In 2001 the car was signed by John Moss, while Dennis was on the power tour.

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    The Sale:Dennis sold the car to John Fullerton (Sales Manager) of Jacky Jones Chevrolet in Murphy, NC in the summer of 2004. The car had right around 89,000 miles on it.I traded a ’01 1LE car for the concept car in order to acquire it.The car was never titled in an individual’s name at the dealership so I guess that makes me the second owner.Upon acquirement I immediately went to work on making the car super clean cosmetically.Mechanically the car was solid; it just needed some detailing work to make it a really nice car.Sometime in the transition between the Dennis and Jacky Jones the car had the last pieces of the Berger Package installed.Which included; Hound’s-tooth interior, chambered exhaust, black SS grill installed and the back panel was finally painted black.The hood, hatch, front and rear bumpers were also repainted.Time line of the car over the past 8 years.

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    2004:Lip of the wheels stripped down to bare metal then polished out by hand.I replaced several interior pieces due to signs of wear below is the list of things I replaced cosmetically and some mechanical.All parts were ordered thru Chevy, so they are Genuine GM, unless otherwise noted.The car has had the normal maintenance done as well, all documented.·New center Console installed·Some other minor plastic interior pieces replaced·I replaced rubber bumpers on doors, and gas door.·I also replaced some clips, bolts, screws and nuts.·Fuel filter·Gas Cap and Radiator Cap·Installed a rear 1LE sway bar.The car had a front 1LE sway bar so I wanted the back to match·Installed a BMR adjustable Pan hard bar. ·Replaced crank sensor and cam sensor, only because I was about to get the car dyno tuned.I wanted new sensors in the car for the tune.·Metco sub frame bracing installed.Only because the flimsy factory piece was missing.·Replaced Outer Tie rod ends with some Bear Brake, “Bear Trackers.·Good air filter installed·New upper ball joints installed.·Had the hood signed by Matt Murphy, owner of GMMG

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    2005:Took the car to Steel, AL and ran the car thru the Quarter mile.This is the only time the car has been to a quarter mile strip since I have had the car.It ran 12.9’s on street tires.This car is easily a mid 12 second car with some good shoes on it.I have time slips.Did 2 legs of the 2005 power tour, Nashville and Birmingham.Car was dyno tuned again.

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    2006:· Driver’s side Window motor replaced.·Front Drivers Side Speaker Replaced.·New rear plastic interior pieces installed·Got Invited to the “Forge Show”.An invitational only show displaying some of the finest and rarest muscle cars on the planet.I detailed the car for 5 weeks in order to get ready for it.·Had the hood signed by Valerie Harrell, Daughter of “Mr. Chevrolet”.·I have pictures and even video of the “Forge Show”

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    2007:·Replaced rear yoke on the Differential due to a leak.·New Thermostat installed.·Had the car dyno tuned again for the last time.·Replaced some of the Exhaust Clamps

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    2008:Parked the car for 8 months, no reason just had other things going on.

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    2009:·New LS7 clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, and slave cylinder installed.·Ran the car thru Dills Gap, AKA the dragons tail…..lots of fun·Computer went bad, had to replace.Computer reflashed to my old tune.

    2010- Car got invited to the corvette museum in Bowling Green, KY for a camaro display. It stayed at the musuem for a couple months along side bubble bee from the movie transformers and the papa johns camaro. We also ran the car at the First LS fest, were Camaro Performers did a magazine write up and photo shoot

    2011- The car was featured in Camaro Peformers…July 2011 issue http://www.lightninrods.com/awardspress.html

    2012- Nothing much going on this year, drove the car maybe twice to our local cruis-in

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.396163408351.195373.395556583351&type=3

    I have put about 27,000 miles on the car since I have owned it.Most of its highway miles but I do occasionally play in the car. Who wouldn’t, the car is a blast to drive.It has been driven in the rain, but only on occasion and it’s only because I got caught in it.This car is nice but it’s no trailer Queen.I would give it 8.5 out of 10.I have all documentation and several pictures of the car while Dennis had it.The car at one time was on the cover of Year Ones catalogue.There are several pics of the car on the internet showing it in different phases, all of which I have copies of.

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    In 2004 I had Matt Murphy wrote me a letter documenting the history of the car.This is the only 99 Berger on the planet, don’t miss out.!!!!!Cool Facts:·It’s one of one when it comes to Berger’s·It’s a true SS car regardless of the Berger conversion.If you break it down by just 99 SS Camaros its one of 174 Hugger Orange T-Top cars with a six speed Transmission.·It’s one of two pre-production Concept cars.·It’s one of about 15 cars that have the signed dash.Things that a wrong with the car,minor as they may be I am still going to list them.·Drivers’ side collector is leaking; I may have it fixed by the time I sell.·Drivers’ side sub frame has a dent in it; this was like this before I got the car. It will get fixed if I keep the car. Listed below is how the car is equipped.This car has different equipment on it compared to other Berger’s, I am assuming since it was the concept car it received things the other cars did not.·Hugger Orange Exterior-Paint Code: 99U·Dual Hood & Deck Lid Stripes·Black Billet Grill with SS Emblem·Black Rear Tail Light Panel·Berger “Prescribed Power” Fender Emblems·Chrome “by Berger” Rear Emblem·Camaro Rear Tail Panel Letters in Chrome·Fitted Car Cover with Berger SS Logo·Power Antenna·Phase II LS1 Motor·435 HP/410 TQ Package (Includes 1 ¾ Headers)·Cat Back Chambered Exhaust·LS7 Flywheel·LS7 Clutch·B&M Short Throw Shifter·Mobile 1 Oil Fill Cap & Decal·High Flow Air Box Lid with “Power by Berger” decal·3.73 Rear Axle·Front and Rear Eibach 1.5” Lowering Springs·Front and Rear Dimpled Rotors· Black Powder Coated Calipers·Hurst Line Lock (Barker Button)·1LE Front and Rear Sway Bars·FM 5 Fiske Wheels (17×9.5)· Camaro SS Floor Mats·White Hurst Shift Ball·Rearview Mirror w/Compass/Temp/Auto Dimmer·Horsepower and Torque Dash Plaque·Black and White Hounds-tooth Seat Covers·Camaro SS Rear Deck Cover·White Face Gauges with “by Berger” Logo·Selling Dealer: Berger Chevrolet-Grand Rapids, MI·Salesman: Dennis Barker·Personally signed by:·Helen Gibb (Wife of Fred Gibb)·Scott Settlemire (Chevrolet Camaro Brand Manager, General Motors)·Dennis Barker (Camaro Project Manager-Berger Chevrolet-Grand Rapids, MI)·Matt Murphy (CEO/President-GMMG Inc)·Matt Berger (General Manager-Berger Chevrolet-Grand Rapids, MI)·Dale Berger (Company President-Berger Chevrolet-Grand Rapids, MI)·John Moss (Manager of General Motors Specialty Vehicle Group)·Valerie Harrell (Daughter of Dick Harrell, “Mr. Chevrolet”)

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    On Nov-12-12 at 15:08:58 PST, seller added the following information:

    video from the 2010 LS fest….

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lightnin-Rods-home-of-Color-Me-Crazy-Powdercoating/395556583351#!/photo.php?v=433884253316750&set=vb.395556583351&type=3&theater

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