1969 Camaro Rally Sport is 2009 Project American Heroes Vehicle

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K&N provided a Custom Air Intake System for American Heroes Camaro
K&N provided a Custom Air Intake System for American Heroes Camaro

Project American Heroes 1969 Camaro will be auctioned in April
Project American Heroes 1969 Camaro will be auctioned in April

Project American Heroes 1969 Camaro was built at Route 66 Motorsports in 118 days
Project American Heroes 1969 Camaro was built at Route 66 Motorsports in 118 days
American Heroes 1969 Camaro SS on one of K&N dynos in Riverside, California
American Heroes 1969 Camaro SS on one of K&N dynos in Riverside, California

The aftermarket automotive industry equipped this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro with only the best to benefit American soldiers
The aftermarket automotive industry equipped this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro with only the best to benefit American soldiers

BFGoodrich tires and Intro Wheels are part of the Project American Heroes package
BFGoodrich tires and Intro Wheels are part of the Project American Heroes package
All good deeds have a starting point. This good deed started with a 1969 Camaro Rally Sport and a 427 LS7 block engine. It was built under the name Project American Heroes and will be auctioned off at the 7th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car auction in Florida. All the proceeds will go to the Armed Forces Foundation to help active-duty and retired military who must cope with difficult circumstances.

The build began with Bill Jelinek and his crew at Route 66 Motorsports in New Lenox, Illinois. The Camaro was built in 118 days, which included construction and coordination of donated parts from automotive aftermarket suppliers. K&N in Riverside, California was one of forty automotive aftermarket sponsors who donated time and product to this worthwhile project.

The parts on this Camaro are some of the most advanced products on the market. The aftermarket industry equipped this Heroes Red 1969 Chevy LS7 with nothing but the best for our soldiers.

Some of the equipment includes:

High quality sheetmetal from Classic Industries
The subframe is from Detroit Speed & Engineering including DSE rear four-link with up to the minute Baer brakes
Route 66 Motorsports mixed the custom Heroes Torch Red color which works well with the stinger hood
Turn Key Engine Supply LS7 427 motor
Custom K&N air intake system
BFGoodrich Tires
Intro Wheels

The Barrett-Jackson auction will take place in West Palm Beach, Florida in April, 2009. Project American Heroes raised $130,000 to benefit the Armed Forces community in 2008 with a custom-built 1957 Chevy convertible.

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