Grumpy Jenkins And A ZL-1 While we were moving the offices to our new digs in El Segundo, California, this classic photo surfaced from a lost file that is an outtake from a June '69 Car Craft cover, proclaiming "Grump's Aluminum 427-Bill Jenkins Preps Chevy's ZL-1 Camaro for Stocker Bashes." Feature Editor Terry Cook announced, "Here come de aluminum Grump! Bill Jenkins has been floggin' the ZL-1 Chevy for two weeks now and has managed to run 10.09-138.48 in his single, four-barrel, 2,830-pound Camaro with a stock parts motor! No doubt by this time he's on the heavy side of 140 and cutting a swath into the nines." The story goes on to detail many of Jenkins' masterful engine-building techniques for the 600hp all-aluminum big-block. This was high-tech stuff for CC's drag race readership in 1969 and a great look back for us a couple of months short of 41 years later. By Jeff Smith Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!