THE 1968 SUPER STOCK CARS
Genuine Automotive History in Three Chapters
Genuine automotive history in three chapters
Imagine walking into a museum with two displays available for viewing. To the right a sign directs visitors to a display featuring Rick Thayer’s 1968 COPO 9738 Fred Gibb/Dick Harrell 427 Chevy II Nova, David Garton’s 1968½ 135-Series 428 Cobra Jet Mustang, and Jim Kramer’s 1968 Plymouth 426 Hemi BO29 Barracuda. To the left a sign directs visitors to the real, just discovered ships of Christopher Columbus, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Call me shallow, but I would, without hesitation, take a right turn and walk faster.
With no disrespect intended towards the previous nine
“cover come to life” Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) showcases that Captain Bob Ashton has allowed Muscle Car Review to display, this year’s trio of cars is astounding. Our MCR MCACN showcase is a gathering of three cars that, to even the most casual observer, are genuine automotive history. Thayer’s Gibb/Harrell 427 Chevy II Nova recalls the brilliant innovations of Dick Harrell. Garton’s Cobra Jet Mustang, wearing most of its original paint, recalls Ford’s sweet victory at the 1968 Winternationals. Kramer’s unrestored BO29 car looks like it could have lined up against Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, and then gone on to defeat Ronnie Sox. The Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria could only dock.
“This year’s trio of cars is astounding”
Editor’s note: Our “cover come to life” will be on display at the 10th annual Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, November 17-18, 2018, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont,Illinois. Show information is available at mcacn.com.